Better Harmony remote that works with ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iowamensan, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. iowamensan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    I assumed the 550 was the low end remote, but I found a site with the 659 cheaper than the 550. Is the 659 a better remote? i.e. is it the better deal?
  2. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I have a 550, and am very happy with it. I don't remember which model I got first, but it was very uncomfortable - hard plastic buttons, no soft-touch covering on lower case. The 550 is slimmer, has soft buttons, and soft, rubberized coating on lower case.

    I made my own "device" for the Apple Remote, before Logitech added it to the library - works just fine.

    I guess this really didn't answer your question, except that I don't think there's any quality issues with this model.
  4. wanchaiman macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    Why not Sony RM-VL600 8-Device Universal Learning Remote?

    Just had a quick look on amazon and the Sony remote is 1/5th of the price of the Logitech....

    Okay... it doesn't have an LCD screen.

    But what are the advantages of the Logitech over the Sony?
  5. MACsimus19 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Picked up a harmony one the other day for 150...good deal even better remote.
  6. iowamensan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    Where did you find that deal at? That would be a good deal, looking at the specs on it.
  7. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Stick with Logitech, ease of use and customization abilities are unbeatable. I have the 550 and would recommend it. I really want the 1000 for no reason aside that it has a cool factor.
  8. Tennesotans macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2007
    FYI: we have a harmony 670 -- we like it a great deal. We use it
    with our Tivo, HD-DVD, Apple TV...

    Given that we use it with the Tivo, the button layout was important to us.
    That was the deciding factor for which model to get. The two things that
    have impressed me is the laaarge library of devices it knows about, and
    the "help" function (correcting a device that somehow missed an change
    in "activity").

    Got it on ebay -- $99

    Good luck :)

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