Harmanony Remote Elit. Worth it? (1 Viewer)

budda

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I have a chance to pick one of these up pretty cheap. I have a lot of stuff but use the Hopper 3 remote the most. Curved 65'' Samsung KS8500, Denon AVR-X3400H. Fire TV Box. Xbox X. Samsung UBD-8500. Problem is every time I try a universal remote. Granted not this one. I always end up digging for the original. Is it worth the investment? Thanks
 

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My Harmony 880s, Ones and 650s have given me no trouble. Have you programmed them completely?

If you weren’t happy with previous Harmony or other smart remotes, I doubt you’ll be happy with future ones.
 

harshness

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The big advantage of the Elite over the Home is the number of devices. Since you've only named six, the Elite may be overkill.

I have a Companion (about half the street price of an Elite) with six devices and it does most of what I need.

That said, I'm not even remotely impressed with the DVR control button layout that most universal remotes offer.

The advantage of the two-piece Harmony remotes over the one-piece models is that you don't need line-of-sight to operate the devices.
 

budda

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Thanks. I am ok with over kill. lol. There is a deal 275.00 for the Elite and Google Home. Or I can get the Elite for 200.00. I like to play with stuff so I might just pull the trigger. Thanks
 

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I like to play with stuff so I might just pull the trigger.
You asked about how much it was worth but you seem more interested in the thrill of acquisition.

Either way, you should get a hands-on with the candidates before you lay your money down. While some remotes look savagely cool, sometimes the button layout was surely done as a joke.

I prefer a remote that doesn't require reading glasses to use so my criteria are skewed.
 
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