av news
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
ZenWave Cables and SurgeX ZenWave Edition Review
REDGUM BLACK RGi35ENR Integrated Amplifier Review
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2.0 Headphone Amp & Preamp Review
iFi Micro iUSB 3.0 & Gemini USB Cable Reviews
Marantz M-CR611 Network CD Receiver Review
Latest AV News
Remotes & System Control Forum Topics:
Classic Remotes & System Control Reviews
Logitech Harmony 900 Remote Gets Serious IR-RF Power Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
ImageHarmony has been known for creating some of the best consumer-affordable and usable universal programmable remotes.  The Harmony 880 was a milestone, but nothing in comparison to their panel-like remote, the Harmony 1000.  Now, Harmony brings us the Harmony 900, which promises to do everything but clean the dishes.
The Harmony 900 is the first of the Harmony remotes to come with a set of RF/IR sensors.  Previously the sensors were additional components, increasing the cost of a programmable system.  While RF control of components is nothing new, the Harmony 900 brings an interesting twist to the table.

The remote comes with what are called mini-blasters.  The purpose of this sleek little component is to convert the RF signal into IR signals that can be interpreted by your components.  Previously, emitters needed to be stuck on face of your IR components, usually with tape or glue to hold them in place.  Now, just one mini-blaster is capable of controlling several IR components while keeping your equipment hidden from view.

In terms of the remote itself, it comes with a high-res touchscreen, although not as big as one might like.  It also includes the one-touch macro buttons as usual.  I for one can't wait to get my hands on one of these puppies.  Unfortunately, as with all Harmony products they are not extremely affordable in this economy.  Currently the price is set at $399.

Like this article? Bookmark and share with any of the sites below.
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!StumbleUpon!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!

  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer | Sponsors
  privacy policy | cookie policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy