dealslogitech harmony 700 advanced universal remote…

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I have the Harmony One which is the slightly upgraded version and I love it. Heads up though, if u want it to control your PS3, you will need to get an adaptor. PS3 uses Bluetooth instead of Infrared.

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@exclusivegirl: Have you used an adapter before? If so how is it?

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@zellous: I have the ONE, with the PS3 adapter, it works flawlessly, though, on a split second lag, due to the conversion from RF to the USB signal.

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@zellous: I use this remote with the PS3 adapter, it works great! I paid about $20 more for this at Costco...I'm tempted to pick this up as a back up (because universal remotes eventually die). Once you charge it, it last awhile. Great all around remote, especially for the price.

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You can get a new one on Amazon for $20 bucks more. Is this such a good deal?

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I've seen these -new- at the stores (Best Buy, Sams Club, Costco, WalMart, Target etc) for like $39.99-$49.99 on sale a few times recently. Ye might want to seek and ye might find before you pull the trigger on this re-furby.

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@silverstar830: Not likely. The best you'll get for a fully functional 700 is about $60 for a refurbished and $80 for new. You probably saw a discounted 650 or one of the discontinued models like the 600 or 680. Just the other day I saw 650s for sale at the Fry's near my office for $60, which is $10 less than I originally paid for mine last year.

I've been debating upgrading from a 650 for a few months and have been waiting for the price on the 700 to drop below $70.. I might pick up one of these.

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I also have the Harmony One and it's probably the most important 'component' of my system.

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@jasjr78: "because universal remotes eventually die" Do they? My family has had the same universal remote for at least the last 10 years. Granted it doesn't work for any new-fangled gadgets or anything. I'm just curious why good, I guess modern, universal remotes would be any less reliable than regular ones.

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@foodcoloring: Depends on how often you use them I suppose. Buttons can go bad. Someone can drop it in their beer, or step on it, etc. Even if it still "works" sometimes they just start looking butt ugly from years of use and abuse.

That said I'm on Year #3 with my Harmony One and it still looks like the day I took it out of the box. Works just as well too, athough I am on my second rechargeable battery.

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I pick one of these up from another deal site. Good stuff! The wife was very happy to see all of the other remotes disappear and be replaced by one she could use. It took a while to get it programmed only because the new web based software is buggy. Download the stand alone software and you should be fine.