|Logitech Harmony 700 Remote Review|
|Home Theater Remotes & System Control Remotes & System Control|
|Written by Mike Flacy|
|Thursday, 10 February 2011|
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What I really loved about the 700 (and most all Harmony remotes) was its innate ability to know which buttons functions I wanted to use without having to switch devices on the remote. For instance, it knew to have the cable box functions ready to go just seconds after pushing the Watch TV button. It’s also very simple to switch between devices when needed. The screen seemed a big washed out though, unless you are looking directly at it, not ideal for the laziest of couch potatoes. I’ve been testing the remote for a few weeks now with fairly constant daily use and I havn’t had to charge the batteries again yet. I also had no problem teaching others how to use it within a few minutes and we never had a need to backtrack to the previous remotes.
The Harmony 700 home theater remote control is best suited for smaller home theaters or the family room. Controlling, for instance, a television, cable box, Xbox 360, Blu-ray player, A/V receiver and CD changer is simple and an ideal match for the Harmony 700. If you have a wider variety of devices, you are better suited checking out the Harmony One or the 1100. But you can’t beat the sub-$100 price point of the Harmony 700, especially for the functionality and simplicity of use.