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Logitech Harmony 650

Logitech Harmony 650
alaScore 88

1406 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1406 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and controls. The design and value for money also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Logitech Harmony 650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Logitech Harmony 650

 

Editors' note: Confused about how this model stacks up to other Harmony remotes? See CNET's Which Logitech universal remote is right for you? for comparisons and recommendations. You may also be interested in How to hack a Harmony remote to control...

Powerful universal remote with great ergonomics; color LCD screen surrounded by five contextual buttons; Web programmable via Windows or Mac PCs; excellent button layout and overall design; supports custom sequences/macros; sub-$100 price tag.

Only controls five devices; requires Internet-connected PC to program; adding favorite channel icons is a bit more difficult than it should be; the superior Logitech Harmony Smart Control is available for $40 to $50 more.

The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100.

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Expert review by:

Logitech Harmony 650

 

Logitech has cranked out quite a crew of Harmony remotes over the years. All seem to handle well, control a decent amount of devices, and are unbelievably easy to program. So how can you pick which one is right for you? Well, if you're on a budget, the...

Cheapie McCheap ; Easy setup ; LCD "wakes up" upon pickup ; Comfortable layout

Not rechargeable ; No RF features ; 5-device limit ; Not compatible with Bluetooth-based products

Logitech’s least expensive universal remote lacks frills, but piles on value for basic home theater users.

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Logitech Harmony 650 remote review

 

Fewer products are more appropriately named than the Logitech Harmony series of smart remotes. They do wonderful things to take home entertainment systems, comprised of a disparate jumble of mismatched devices, and turn them into peaceful entities that...

Intuitive design ; (Relatively) affordable ; Extensive device database

Five device cap ; Dimly illuminated buttons ; No recharging circuitry

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Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control Review

 

We took a look at the Logitech Harmony 650, a universal remote control with interesting features.

Excellent ergonomic design ; Sturdy construction ; Excellent button layout ; Sensor turns it on when you pick it up ; Basic functions easily programmable ; Good color screen ; Batteries easily replaced

Time-consuming set up of logos for favorite channels ; Programming advanced functions a bit confusing ; Poor backlighting (Not all keys are backlit)

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Logitech Harmony 650

 

If you're looking for a smart, all-inclusive remote, the Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote is here for you and here to make your life simpler. Yes, there are only five devices that can be programmed to the remote, but for those of us who do not...

The ergonomic shape feels as if the remote was molded to fit your hand perfectly

Logitech should have allowed more than five devices to be programmed

Five programmable activity buttons is just one of the features that you'll love on this universal remote.

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"Horribly difficult to program."

 

Unless you are an audio-video-hi-fi wizard don't buy this confusing remote. It's not user friendly. It will go wrong and confound you and it's really not a convenience.

Organizes several components on one remote.

"Forgets" its controls over certain components, virtually impossible to correct.

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"Ah...it is a remote control device."

 

In the newsletter please indicate, blue ray player, remote control, television. I did not know a Panasonic DMP-BDT210 was a blue ray player.

It looks nice.

I did not know what a Logitech Harmony 650 was, until I clicked and burrowed into the ad.

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"Cheap screen/terrible customer service"

 

Apparently I pressed the touch screen too hard and it cracked. Think about that: it's a touch screen, and you have to press it softly. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. So now I can't read anything on my screen. What kind of shoddy material is...

Customizable

Poor hardware

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"Works great!"

 

A great device. I actually have the 750 which is rechargeable and can operate more devices (although I only have four). We got my in-laws the 650 which works the same way and they love theirs. When I first read a review about this device I was...

Works with about every conceivable device.

The setup wizard is a bit tricky but I think it has to be since the array of devices and functions is so complex.

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"An excellent "disposable" remote"

 

I will not go over technical features of this remote. Other reviewers did a wonderful job covering this. The remote is great device for a very fair price. My beef is with its durability and quality of customer support. This is my second H650. The first...

Great features, easy to use

Two units broke after 1st month

Product Specifications

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote is a color-screen universal remote that brings you showtime in no time.

Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Logitech
Model:650 Remote
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Logitech Harmony

Remote Control

Supported Device Qty:250000
Technology:Infrared
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty