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User reviews for the Harmony 720 from Logitech.
Average: 4.67/5.00 Median: 4.67/5.00
The Harmony 720 is Logitech's economical color LCD model. It features six hard buttons adjacent to the screen, activity-based operation for up to 15 devices, web-enabled setup with USB connection and a rechargable lithium ion battery.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-2 years.
Review 3 made on Tuesday May 20, 2008 at 1:48 PM.
Great fun programming this device. It can be set up in an hour, but "fine tuning" can be ongoing for someone who likes to tinker. It does it all with one button push while in activities mode. Nice compact design belies the power this remote has in executing complex commands.
Brightness of lcd screen overpowers backlit buttons in dark room. Ergonomics could be better.
My system consists of a Denon receiver that switches its inputs to a Mitsubishi 65" DLP via HDMI, with the inputs being a DTV HR20 and an Oppo dvd player. I can "Watch TV", "Watch a DVD", "Listen to a CD", "Listen to Satellite", and "Listen to Radio" flawlessly and in any order. It's great fun to switch from one activity to another and watch devices turning on and off and system setup changing. My wife loves this remote. To make a point, I gave her the four remotes that it replaces and challenged her to turn our system on. I can perform any component service adjustments with this remote while in the Device mode which is a bonus. The OEM remotes are in a drawer with the batteries removed! I have 5.1 channel sound with Definitive technology speakers.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 3-6 months.
Review 2 made on Friday June 8, 2007 at 11:58 PM.
"universals" that come with a/v equipment
unlimited ability to add pages of commands nice lit screen codes for almost all equipment easy for family to understand and use customizable screen long battery life between charges
having difficulty adding devices to activity w/o having them turn on at start of activity software is workable, but not very intuitive could not add my camcorder as a device (not a big issue... I did add my fan and air conditioner!) buttons could be arranged better... like having the "vcr/dvd" buttons below the number buttons instead of above hard buttons make "clicky" sound
No regrets what-so-ever in purchasing this remote! The pros heavily outweigh the cons. I am fairly computer savvy, and have had no problems self-trouble-shooting any problems I have had except for trying to figure out how to keep devices turned off in activities when starting a new activity. I love being able to hit one button and having the remote turn the tv to the right video setting, the stereo to the correct setting, and turning on the dvd player and ejecting the disc. Now I just need to get it to put the movie in for me! I would highly recommend this remote to anyone who is looking for something the whole family can use. This remote is very easy to learn, and I actually have fun "tinkering" with the settings, thinking of things I would like it to do in particular situations. The button arrangement is not great, but after owning it for awhile now, I am able to navigate it in the dark. Some people complained about the hard buttons being "clicky" and at first, it was somewhat noticeable to me, but I rarely notice it now. I usually get about a week between charges with regular use of my remote I control a Sony TV, Oppo DVD player, Toshiba DVD player, Motorola cable box, Pioneer receiver, Toshiba VCR, Sony Playstation (which I did not have a remote for originally), Whirlpool Air conditioner, and a fan. I tried to add my camcorder, but could not... I am sure I am just not selecting the right code. Again, no regrets! What a great remote! It replaced 9 remotes! No more clutter on the coffee table!
The reviewer has used this remote control for under 1 month.
Review 1 made on Tuesday October 24, 2006 at 6:48 AM.
URC MX-500 , Cinema 6
The color LCD is very readable. The tilt sensor works well. Easy to program. Has code for *all* of my equipment.
Button Label editor portion of the software did not allow me to edit the text on my Macintosh computer. Worked on my PC. The menu-cursor buttons are to hard to press, they require a full press and click. I'd have preferred it to be a softer action.
The good - it turns on all components and sets them to the right settings for my activity.
I never thought I'd use the activities since I rarely used my macro buttons on previous remotes. But these activites *work*.
I also liked the HELP button troubleshooting in case something did not switch to the right input or turn on in an activity. It has very clear questions to help the remote get everything back to where it should be.
The color LCD screen is very good. I had bought a Harmony 520 a few days prior, and while that one worked substantially the same as this model, the color screen and addition of two more labels makes this remote a keeper. i gave my mother the 520 and she is using it now.