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Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote - Universal remote control - infrared/radio

Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote - Universal remote control - infrared/radio
alaScore 78

1646 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1646 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and controls. The reliability and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed views on the build quality and value for money.

usability, design, reliability, controls, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote - Universal remote control - infrared/radio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote - Universal remote control - infrared/radio

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1365 user reviews of Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote - Universal remote control - infrared/radio from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Logitech Harmony 890 Pro Universal Learning Remote Control 966196-0403 9661960403

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Home Theater Heaven

 

Buying components and building a sweet home theater is just the first step. The hard part is taking control of it. And no, it shouldn't take three remotes and a degree in electrical engineering to watch a DVD. The good news is, Logitech's Harmony 890...

Programming software is easy to use. Configuring the remote takes about an hour, not days. Remote comes with charger and wireless extender. Has a Help button to fix occasional problems.

Fast-forward, play, and rewind buttons could be better placed. Wireless extender must be connected to your PC during programming. Codes occasionally do not get sent.

If you're looking for a universal remote to tame all your unruly home-theater devices, Logitech's Harmony 890 is one killer option.

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Logitech Harmony Remote Brings It All Together

 

DVRs, audio receivers, massive LCD displays, spent Mountain Dew containers. Your living room is a chaotic mess of electronic components and soft drink bottles.

LCD screen shows every function of the remotes it replaces. Converts IR signal to RF eliminating line-of-sight issues. Remote can be programmed via computer and with your existing remotes. Charging base keeps the battery fresh. Compatible with Z-wave...

Can be laggy, making fine adjustments in volume difficult. RF receiver uses four sticky IR emitters, limiting number and placement of hidden equipment unless additional RF extenders are purchased

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Logitech Harmony 890

 

Editors' Note: From 2007 onward, Logitech included redesigned charging cradles with the Harmony 890. While 890 owners who purchased the unit with the original cradle are now out of warranty, they can contact Logitech customer service to receive a 50...

Logitech's first universal learning remote to incorporate both IR (infrared) and RF (radio frequency) wireless operation includes a rechargeable battery and docking station, an RF base station, a DVR-friendly button layout and backlit keys. As with...

Compared to the IR-only 880, the Logitech Harmony 890 is pricey. Its Web interface may intimidate nontechie users, and it lacks the Wi-Fi connectivity that's beginning to appear on some rival high-end remotes.

While it isn't perfect, the Logitech Harmony 890 should be near the top of your list if you're in the market for a sub-$400 RF remote that can operate equipment that's hidden behind cabinets or closet doors.

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Harmony's Work-Through-Walls Remote

 

Well-designed universal remote includes radio frequency capability.

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Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote Review

 

It seems like my home theater spawns remotes like Gremlins fed after midnight. Every time I sit down it seems I find another remote and its getting to the point that my wife is going to snap. She seems to always grab the wrong remote for whatever it is...

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Logitech's Universal Remote Letdown

 

The Harmony 890 can control more than 80,000 devices -- even through doors. But its features don't justify the $400 price tag.

When you're spending $400 on a remote, you know you've come a long way from those circular knobs on the front of the TV that required getting up from your seat to switch stations.Logitech's (LOGI) Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote costs more than...

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"Not all it's cracked up to be"

 

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

Cheap screen/hardware; terrible customer service

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Not all it's cracked up to be

 

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 ......

Customizable

Cheap screen/hardware; terrible customer service

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"This harmony890 sucks. Expensive piece of crap."

 

Best Buy Geek squad recommended this product and set it up for me when they set my home theater. These buttons are so annoying.Battery dies so fast.Very very very very poor battery life.Very frustrating, after you pay so much to this crap.I wish I...

none none none.

this remote control rather controls me.

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"Never again will I buy ...should be named Logicrap!"

 

The motion detector for the backlight had quit working and they said I could get 50% off a new one. I haven't had this one long and think for the money, it should last longer than this.

Worked great at first.

Sometimes it turns everything on...other times...not! Backlight no longer comes on when you pick it up.

Product Specifications

Imagine... controlling all your devices using only one remote - without a direct line of sight to the components! With the Harmony 890 Remote, you can still control your home entertainment while all those unsightly wires and components remain hidden behind cabinet doors or walls.

Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display

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Manufacturer:Logitech
Model:890 Advanced Universal Remote
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Logitech Harmony

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:100ft
Supported Device Qty:15
Technology:Infrared/radio
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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