Logitech Harmony 659 Family Remote Control - 966179-0403

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AVERAGE RATING
5 out of 5
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Total Reviews
15
4.7
Overall Satisfaction
4.7
Value
4.6
Ease of Use
4.3
Performance

With the proliferation of AV equipment and all of the confusing remote control options, it has become a nightmare to turn on and operate 3 or even 2 devices at one time. Well not any more. Now with this wonderful intelligent Harmony remote, you are in control. The Harmony can control every device you have and it can do it intelligently. It knows and remembers what you have turned on and adapts itself to controlling only the primary functions necessary for the activity that you are presently doing, thereby minimizing the buttons positions that you will need to learn and remember. Watch a DVD and the forward and rewind buttons control the DVD while the volume and mute buttons control your AV receiver. Watch a VHS Tape and the forward and rewind buttons automatically control the VCR. No more having to tell the remote which device you want to control, it knows... This is the first multi unit remote that is not frustrating to use. It is intuitive. Programming is done with the computer in less than two hours. It is so simple that the manual has very little in the way of instructions. And if you run into trouble, the toll free tech support is the best I have come across in a very long time. The wait is less than 5 minutes during peak hours and the people on the other end are very knowledgeable and speak English (they are located in Canada). < < > > Here is why I gave the setup procedure a 4 out of 5. The reason is that I had to call tech support. They told me I needed to download and run a firmware update before my remote would communicate with the PC properly. However, with the technicians guidance it was a simple process. It would be an improvement if the manual that came with the unit had a little more set-up information and screen shots so that one can follow along to see if everything is proceeding normally. It would have cut my setup time down to one hour.

-Serge K quote

I've been using this remote for more than a year now...only tech gadget my wife has ever been excited that I bought. Super easy to setup and even easier to use. This is the first and only remote we've used where you can actually put away all your other remotes and have only one on the coffee table. You won't regret buying this one! Plus the internet configuration and updates are way cool!

-Tom L quote

No AV Receiver should be without this device

by Serge K on 1/21/2005

With the proliferation of AV equipment and all of the confusing remote control options, it has become a nightmare to turn on and operate 3 or even 2 devices at one time. Well not any more. Now with this wonderful intelligent Harmony remote, you are in control. The Harmony can control every device you have and it can do it intelligently. It knows and remembers what you have turned on and adapts itself to controlling only the primary functions necessary for the activity that you are presently doing, thereby minimizing the buttons positions that you will need to learn and remember. Watch a DVD and the forward and rewind buttons control the DVD while the volume and mute buttons control your AV receiver. Watch a VHS Tape and the forward and rewind buttons automatically control the VCR. No more having to tell the remote which device you want to control, it knows... This is the first multi unit remote that is not frustrating to use. It is intuitive. Programming is done with the computer in less than two hours. It is so simple that the manual has very little in the way of instructions. And if you run into trouble, the toll free tech support is the best I have come across in a very long time. The wait is less than 5 minutes during peak hours and the people on the other end are very knowledgeable and speak English (they are located in Canada). < < > > Here is why I gave the setup procedure a 4 out of 5. The reason is that I had to call tech support. They told me I needed to download and run a firmware update before my remote would communicate with the PC properly. However, with the technicians guidance it was a simple process. It would be an improvement if the manual that came with the unit had a little more set-up information and screen shots so that one can follow along to see if everything is proceeding normally. It would have cut my setup time down to one hour.

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YOU MUST BUY THIS REMOTE!

by Tom L on 1/30/2005

I've been using this remote for more than a year now...only tech gadget my wife has ever been excited that I bought. Super easy to setup and even easier to use. This is the first and only remote we've used where you can actually put away all your other remotes and have only one on the coffee table. You won't regret buying this one! Plus the internet configuration and updates are way cool!

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Product Overview

The Family Remote. If you want your entire family to be able to use the entertainment system to its fullest, the simple layout and one-touch Activity Buttons makes the 659 the ideal choice.

Specifications

Manufacturer Harmony
Mfg Part# 966179-0403
SKU 10384552
UPC 097855028778
UPC 14 00097855028778
Features
USB Yes
Display Screen Type LCD
Product Type Universal Remote Control
Manufacturer Part Number 966179-0403
Manufacturer Logitech
Product Model 659
Product Name Harmony 659 Family Remote Control
Product Line Harmony
Brand Name Logitech
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Weight (Approximate) 5.80 oz
Color Black
Height 8.1"
Width 2.3"
Depth 1.3"
Wireless Technology Infrared
Compatible Devices TV / A/V Receiver / VCR / DVD Player / Satellite Box
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Tech Specs
Batteries 4 x AAA
Buttons & Keys 51
Interfaces/Ports 1 x USB (Receiver)
Display Screen LCD - 84 x 48
Product Type Universal Remote Control
Manufacturer Part Number 966179-0403
Manufacturer Website Address www.logitech.com
Manufacturer Logitech
Product Name Harmony 659 Family Remote Control
Product Line Harmony
Brand Name Logitech
Additional Information Display Format: 84 x 48
System Requirements Operating System: MS Windows XP MS Windows 2000 MS Windows ME MS Windows 98 SE Apple Mac OS X Min Hard Drive Space: 10 MB
Green Compliance Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Dimensions 8.10" Height x 2.30" Width x 1.30" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 5.80 oz
Color Black
Localization English (US)
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Features LCD
Wireless Technology Infrared
Compatible Devices VCR / DVD Player / Satellite Box / TV / A/V Receiver
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