dealslogitech harmony 650 universal remote control w…

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Great functionality, terrible build quality. I've had 3 Logitech remotes (one was a 650) fail over the last 4 years. Bugger Logitech.

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As much as I love Harmony remotes, I have to advise against this one. I own two and they both suffer from a problem common with this model. The remote will reset itself when barely touched, making it forget that some devices are on. The "fix" is to put fresh batteries in at the first sign of trouble, even though the batteries are far from dead.

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Wow, I'm surprised by the first 2 comments, as I've had a 650 for about a year and I love it. Now I'm worried it's gonna bite the dust in the near future...

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I've had my 650 for a couple years as well and really enjoy it. Also have recommended to several friends who have enjoyed their's as well. I think the issue that @jersully mentioned is caused because the battery compartment doesn't keep the batteries tight. I ended sticking to paper on the inside of the compartment to keep the batteries from moving around. Once I did this, I've been able to toss it on the couch and such without a problem. If it does ever think that stuff is turned off when it's still on the easy solution is just put your finger over the IR on the remote and press the ON button for whatever you're using. This let's it get back to thinking everything is on, without messing anything up. Despite it's shortcomings, I just don't think there's anything that compares in the price range, especially when you find them for even less that this.

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Anytime my 650 got bumped it would reset the remote, we would then have to reboot every piece of the system. At the end of its useful life, it would reset if we handed the remote to someone. We think the battery compartment wasnt tight enough the keep them from getting jostled.

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I agree that it works fine for awhile but eats batteries alive resulting in lots of wasted cash. Eventually dies altogether. I had 3 or 4 of these remotes over the years and same sad tale. We are back to having multiple remotes laying around. we just deal with it.

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@circleof12: You are correct. I bent up a business card and put it in my remote to stop the batteries from shifting around. I purchased mine for under $25 somewhere else so I'd advise against this price.

To anyone else, I have a 700 remote as well and it doesn't do this at all. It's a great remote but if I could afford it, I'd probably get a harmony touch.

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The title is misleading. I'm seeing $39.99 on the site.

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I've been using mine for a couple months now and it's been working great. Haven't had an issues with battery looseness or resetting.

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I've had this remote for more than a year now, works great with all my components except for one Denon receiver that is 20+ years old (since replaced) and was very easy to program. I haven't experienced any issues with resetting mentioned by other posters.... and I have two boys that are not gentle with the remote. It does seem to need new batteries every 3 months or so, much sooner than any of my other remotes did previously. Very much worth the price in my opinion.

I use it on:
Onkyo receiver
Samsung LED tv
Samsung bluray
Tivo Premier

No missing buttons and in some cases the Harmony 650 works better than the original remote (range, accuracy)

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I sadly have to agree that the 650 kind of sucks. I have the old X-BOX 360 Logitech remote, and even refurbished it works better than the 650 I bought brand new for my parents. The 9 button didn't work from day one, and it has the same "barely touch it and it resets" problem. I think that's why we always see this particular model on sale.