on January 28, 2014
It works as expected - the only thing I wish it had was the ability to program one "Activity" set. But, it supports all of the devices that we need it to, and programmed easily, and is easy to use. I also like that it doesn't have any LED screen that will quit working.
on January 5, 2012
As all harmony/logitech remote controls the 300 boasts an attractive design, and is ergonomic and pleasant to use. It is, though, very basic in nature and pales in comparison to the other models offered. The harmony software is common among all remotes, so there's no faulting that. But with offering control of only 3 devices, anyone with anything but the most basic of setups will be dissapointed. Even then, if you were planning to purchase this for say.. your grandparents to consolidate remotes and make their life easier - this will not work for you. This remote is a basic "universal remote" whereas the other logitech products are "smart" remotes in that they are device-state aware, and have "activity" based controls that really simplify the use of your home theatre and multimedia setups. As an example - ony the higher end remotes, using a "watch tv" activity allows the CH button to control channels on your PVR/set top box, while the VOL button can control the volume on your home theatre receiver, and the "aspect" button to control the picture size (or anything else you desire on your tv). The remote is laid out for intuitive control of all devices involved in that activity. The 300, on the other hand, is as I said a basic universal - to control the tv you must first push the tv button to change channel, you must then change to the cable/pvr button, to pause play a dvd, you must first push the DVD button, etc. If you've used the other remotes, you'll want to throw this one across the room after a session with it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2010
This is a good introduction to Harmony remotes if you have never used one, but it cannot handle sophisticated TV setups. This remote should be used only if all of your video and audio switching is controlled by your television. If you use an amplifier or do a lot of switching between devices connected to your TV, you should be looking at another Harmony remote with activity buttons, and you will never look back. If this remote is for a television that has only one or two components, like a Satellite receiver or Cable box and DVD player, you will be more than happy. Personally, I am using this remote to control a bell receiver, a Dynex LCD TV, and a (very) cheap DVD player. It works flawlessly for all three, where my bell multi remote wouldn't even find my DVD player, and my RCA multi remote wouldn't control any of it properly. The setup is easy, and requires a software download to your PC, through which you specify the make and model of your devices, and how they are used, and update the remote via USB cable. In my case, the television wasn't on the list, but I chose a similar model, fine tuned it, and now it works better than the original. The remote automatically turns on the TV and Sat at the same time, and intelligently controls the appropriate features of both at the same time. If there are buttons or features on your devices that aren't on the Harmony, you can easily assign those features to one of the unused buttons on the Harmony (such as the red, green, yellow and blue buttons). Also, there are five favorite buttons that can be programmed with your favorite channels, which is perfect for my kids to find their cartoons, and for me to find the news and weather in an instant.
This is the remote to buy if your system is not complicated, BUT if you can afford it, or are willing to hunt for a sale, you would probably be even happier with 550 model or higher. (I've found them for as low as $59)
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2010
Je l'aime beaucoup mais il y a des fonctions un peu difficiles
à appliquer, mais qualité/prix c'est excellent.
Peut-être que je devrais relire les instructions une autre fois
I like it very much but there is functions a little bit hard to set,
but for quality/price it is excellent.
Maybe I need to read the instructions again.
Gilles B. Montréal, Québec , Canada