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Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Optimized for complicated HDTV and PVR systems
  • Quickly choose a 16:9 or 4:3 ratio depending on the program source
  • Includes a sleek docking station that keeps the remote fully charged
  • Color LCD is both functional and stylish, with user-customizable backgrounds, button icons and text
  • On-screen battery level indicator shows you charge status

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: Electronics
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 7.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
  • Item model number: 966187-0215
  • ASIN: B000A0K4EC
  • Date first available at March 23 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #332,821 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

The Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote puts you in control of your entire audio-video system with just one button. It´s home entertainment the way it should be simple.

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I've tried a lot of universal remotes. A lot. And I've been so frustrated by most of them that I was almost tempted to turn off all of my electronics and stumble upstairs from my darkened basement, blinking and disoriented, and actually go for a walk. Outside. <shudder>

But then I got a gift certificate for Christmas last year and bought the Harmony 880. It's a freakin' miracle of a device. It, quite simply, just works. Period.

Here's a few geekified notes to supplement other reviews and the official product description:

- You program the remote via the Harmony website which maintains a database of tens of thousands of A/V products which is constantly evolving and updated by both Harmony and its users, so you'll never find a device without a remote profile.
- Once the remote is set up, you press one activity button (i.e. "Play DVD"), and while you keep the remote pointed at your entertainment unit, it turns everything on, sets the audio and video inputs properly, sets the proper aspect ratio, and presses play. If you have a remote-controlled lighting system, it'll even dim the room lights for you.
- The LCD screen is fully customizable with 8 user-set buttons per page, which you can set to be anything you want.
- How customizable is this remote? For true A/V geeks, you can manually set the delay, in milliseconds, between commands. So for example, if you think that the remote isn't changing channels fast enough, you can lower the delay and it'll send the commands quicker to your cable box.

If you purchase this remote, you won't be disappointed. Unless it's so easy and fun to use that you never leave your basement, you stop bathing and you start storing your urine in mason jars. This remote can't help you with that.
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My husband got an older model for Christmas a few years ago, and it is the best thing ever. Most universal remotes are still persnickety and you have to press "TV" to turn the TV on, press "Audio" to turn volume up & down. Not this baby. If you press "Watch TV", it automatically knows which devices should be on and should be off. And, one of my favorite features is, when you need to adjust the volume, you just hit the vol button or mute etc. No more pressing another button first! It knows to turn your stereo receiver down (or your TV, however you set it up).

You have to be just minorly techincal to figure it out. It's pretty easy to set it up, the most fuss is the first set up when you have to fetch all your devices' information.

We love it. And, if for some reason something doesn't turn on the way it is supposed to (which happens once in a while), you just press the "help" button and it will ask you troubleshooting questions (ie. "Is your TV on") which you press yes or no button to, and if the answer is no, it turns the device on for you.

I'm telling you, this remote is well worth the money.
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By Martin A Hogan TOP 100 REVIEWER on Jan. 24 2008
This universal remote is so amazing; I cannot believe it works so well or with virtually any remote system, old or new. I have a:
*Sony DVD Player
*RCA (tube) Television
*Denon Receiver (5.1 DTS)
*Dish Satellite
*Pioneer CD player Jukebox (missing the remote!)

Simply plug the "Harmony" Remote into your computer and download the software. The program asks you simple questions like your Device, Make and Model number. After entering this information, you `update' the Remote. It is that simple! The hardest part is writing down the Model numbers for each device. The Remote sits in a nice sleek holder that keeps it constantly charged. The color `touch screen' is touch sensitive and allows you to control your entire entertainment system in one remote. After you create your "activities" (devices), the same buttons works for all devices. Pick your TV, Receiver, CD player or prerecorded program and adjust the volume, song, chapter, program or anything with universal buttons. You can choose your favorite television channels, pick the ones you watch most often and even add graphics and logos to each channel that will display on the remote. You can program up to fifteen (15) different devices and update your "Harmony" when Logitech sends you a reminder via Email. Logitech really went out of their way to make a Universal Remote that is easy to program and use. Problem is you'll probably never get off that couch!
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HASH(0x9e8f07bc) out of 5 stars I started Skeptical, I am now a believer March 19 2010
By Cthulhu - Published on
The main feature of Harmony 880 is its ability to set up 'activities' which allow you to seamlessly control all the devices required to do things such as watching TV, listening to music or watching a DVD movie.

I was quite skeptical when I ordered this device (refurbished) - having lived all my life with half a dozen-plus remotes on the coffee table, sofa, under the sofa... where one changes the channels on the satellite receiver, another controls the sound and a third turns on the TV (that's actually how my system works) and then there's the DVD player, the Playstation/Blu-ray player. But, let me talk about the Harmony.

You get:
- the remote
- the charger/stand
- a rechargeable battery that goes inside the remote
- a power adapter that plugs into the electrical outlet
- a USB wire
- a setup CD
- a very basic 'paper' manual

You need:
- an Internet-connected computer with an USB port and a CD drive

The setup preparation:
- you insert the battery into the remote body
- you connect the power adapter to the stand
- you place the remote on the stand and wait for the battery to charge
- you connect the remote to the computer through the USB wire
- you insert the CD into the computer's CD drive

The initial remote configuration:
- you agree to the license terms
- you provide some information such as your name and email address
- you open an account with Logitech (password is optional)
- the setup utility updates the remote with the latest and greatest

Setting up devices:
You are asked to name the devices that you wish to control with the remote. It's best if you can provide the exact manufacturer, brand and model number. I did that for the first 3 devices I wanted to register and the setup utility was happy with the TV and the satellite receiver but, for some reason it did not recognize my little Bravia home theater. What followed was a series of interactions between the Bravia remote and the Harmony. I was asked to press certain buttons and, after a few minutes, the setup utility was able to recommend a close model.

Setting up activities:
Once I was done with the devices, the setup utility suggested some standard activities, such as 'watching TV' or 'watching a DVD'. For each activity, I had to answer some very specific questions having to do with the exact settings required for the TV, the Satellite receiver and the home theater device - I had to tell it which device changes the channels, which one controls the sound, which input are used by the TV and so on. Once all desired activities are configured, and up to 8 activities are possible, the computer updates the remote and you are ready to go.

Some nice touches:
- There is a page where the remote can be customized. You can actually upload a specific image for the background, you can select the way the time is displayed (time is updated from the computer). I even notice the ability to set up a slide show on the remote display.
- The display turns itself off after a while (time for it to stay on is configurable) but it lights up as soon as you pick up the remote.
- Most buttons that you are likely to need are already on the remote but the display makes up to eight 'soft buttons' available and they change depending of the context of your activities.

Overall, I started skeptical but I am now impressed.

My only regret is that blue-tooth is not supported so my PS3 can't be controlled but, even for the PS3, the remote will be quite useful, properly configuring the TV and the home theater.

I recommend this device and, contrary to my initial inclination, it gets 5 stars.



I've had the 880 for almost 2 years now and I added a Harmony 900 since. It did a great job controlling devices in our living room for more than one year and it's now making itself most useful in our master bedroom.

The only 'problem' I've ever had with this device was the charger. Sometimes you need to wiggle it a little in the cradle before the charging kicks in but it's no big deal and I don't know if this is to be explained by me using a 'refurbished' device.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e8f1a4c) out of 5 stars Love the remote! Oct. 4 2010
By aussiedan - Published on
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I've had this remote for a couple of years now and love it. I would recommend it to anyone wanting an easy solution to consolidate their remotes!
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e8f1e78) out of 5 stars Worn Out in about 3 years June 29 2010
By T. Mayer - Published on
We purchased this new through Amazon on Aug. 7, 2007. About 6 months ago it became harder and harder to adjust the volume using the remote. It now has started doing its own thing such as turning the volume down to almost nothing when the increased volume is pressed. Then you actually hurt your thumb trying to get the volume back up. The center oval button/wheel has also started doing its own thing with the worse being switching between guides when you only pressed to see what is on the next channel up or down. Also, lately the screen on the remote has been going blank after only a few seconds and shaking it no longer brings up the screen as it used to be designed to do. You now have to push a button.

It was really nice (as reviewed) for the first 2 1/2 years until it started giving up the ghost. When this remote stops working right, we use the individual devices remotes which work fine. I need to replace this unit before it ends up going through a window on the way to a trash can. BTW We only use it in the Master Bedroom.

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