Logitech® Harmony® 1100
Universal learning remote with web-based setup
Item #: 5961100
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Original Price: $299.99
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Item #: 5961100
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $299.99
The Logitech Harmony 1100 universal remote lets you easily control even the most advanced audio/video system. Its generous 3-1/2" color display uses an innovative touchscreen menu to simplify complex system adjustments. You can even customize the screen to show just the commands and icons that you need. And the Harmony 1100's straightforward Internet-based setup makes it a snap to program.
Program your remote easily over the web
Connect your Harmony remote to your computer with the supplied USB cable to get started. Go to the Harmony Remote website and answer some simple questions about the components you have and how they're set up. When you're done, the site automatically programs your remote accordingly. Plus, it remembers information about your setup, making it quick and easy to reprogram the remote if you add components down the road.
Intuitive touchscreen controls
The easy-to-read touchscreen display features "Activity" buttons for one-touch control of your system. You can choose which icons you want on the screen, and where you want them to go, giving you complete, personalized control over your entertainment system. For example, to play a DVD, just press "Watch a DVD." The remote instantly evaluates your system, turns on or off the appropriate components, selects the proper settings, and starts the DVD player. The remote's screen then changes to show the controls you'll need for watching a DVD like play, pause, skip, and volume.
Optional RF control
The Harmony 1100 can also send radio frequency (RF) commands in addition to regular IR (infrared) signals. This lets you control audio/video equipment that's connected to a Harmony RF Wireless Extender (available separately) whether your gear's installed in a closet, in a cabinet, or even another room.
This is my 2nd Logitech Harmony 1100 remote. I absolutely LOVE it!! Programming it was a breeze and Technical Support is superb. (I needed help with some obscure functions I wanted to add). I just can't say enough good things about it.
Pros: Easy to use for all the family. Easy to program and superb Technical Support available.
Cons: A bit pricey.
Just the best universal remote on the market. Easy to use and works like a charm!
Love the Remote, internet setup is great, could use some help on the documentation, relies on the website which is ok, not great! Works as advertised, simplifies the coffee table and even a child can use it!
Pros: Works great
Cons: takes a little time to set up and get working
Overall a great remote. A few quirks, but I'm still learning about its abilities and found a few features that are not in the user manual. The support team is helpful and at least one call will be needed to set the device up.
Pros: It is a very simple remote and is a joy to use. My previous Sony remote was more complicated. My fiancé has no issues operating the Harmony 1100.
Cons: I have Direct TV the only downfall is the guide feature takes forever. It seems that the Harmony is learning or loading this feature every time I turn the television on.
This was the easiest universal remote control I have ever set up! The software is easy to learn and the setup wizard got me up and running with the basics in about 15 minutes. Customizing buttons and adding favorite stations was a breeze. All of my equipment was already listed so no learning from the original component was required. I love the self diagnostic feature that asks if all components turned on. If something did not work correctlhy you just hit help and the remote does the rest.
Pros: Just plain simple to set up. Great wizard for quick basic setup. Love the diagnostic features - makes fixing that one pesky Xbox that sometimes fails to turn on a breeze to fix.
Cons: I would say price but for what you get I think it is a bargain.
This is a slim and pretty piece of the equipment. The setup is a pain and the lacks of flexibility. I spend two hour over the phone with Logitech to get it running. The flexibility to make custom set up is very low.
Pros: Very Nice Look
Cons: Cumbersome to setup and use. Not Flexible.
I have bought three of these including one for my older parents. The remote is great and reaaly works very well,
Pros: Reasonable price as compared to some other systems that i looked at
The remote is one of the best for setting up. Had a bit of a skip problem on direct TV receiver but after a few calls to the tech they had it working great
Pros: easy for any home owner to set up there tech department will be there as long as it is needed
Cons: after two weeks not any
Junk. Can't do anything, buttons won't work, when a button is hit it acts as if the button was pressed twice
Cons: See review
I have this Harmony 1100 remote used with the rf extender. I have my onkyo 709, samsung blue ray and verizon dvr in the next room mounted on the wall that is about 20 feet from where I watch tv. The harmony is not too hard to set up and the Logitech support was great in helping this process. I set up the Harmony to use IR to the TV and RF to the extender to control the DVR, Blue Ray, and Receiver. The TV is controled well, but the RF portion through the extender is a nightmare. At first I thought the extender location was a problem, but now it is in the same room as the TV and the Harmony remote and it is still terribly inconsistant. I have spent hours reading through the Logitech help questions online over the last month and changing timing of buttons amounst other tinkering. Bottom line is this. I can't get the remote to consistantly do what I want. Sometimes it works, and then seconds later it doesn't....for no particlular rhyme or reason. On top of all this, I have had to re-sync the extender to the remote at least a half dozen times over the last month.
Pros: It is sweet hitting one button and having everything turn on to the correct setting....or off. Logitech support has been great once I get a hold of them and crutchfields is always great as well.
Cons: The remote has aged me and stolen precious time from me. It is inconsistant all of the time. Controlling the Verizon DVR is a nightmare. I will hit the menu button twenty times with no action and then hit it once and the DVR will act like it was hit three times. Changing the remote timing didn't fix this.
Owned 880 before the 1100. Had to buy the RF kit to control the same units in the same place that the 880 had no problem controlling. Most annoying even with the RF upgrade some times will not turn on devices so have to manually turn on, and won't tune to channel without having to hit buttons several times. As with all logitech remotes charging station needs work, they seem to not go to charge mode without fumbling with to get exactly right so the remote will charge. If i had to buy again I would save my money and buy a different model, even though they don't look as cool
Pros: Easy set up compared to other remotes, looks are good
Cons: Horrible button response. Horrible "line of sight" to devices. Remote hard to get into charging station.
I bought this as a cool factor controller for my Home video system featuring an Onkyo AV amplifier, a Klipsch reference sound system, an HD Sony Bravia TV, a DirecTV satellite cable receiver, a Samsung blu-ray player,and DVD/VHS player. I suspect any of the hand-held Harmonies (and probably other mfrs' units to boot) will not suit you any better than the universal remote that comes with the Onkyo. The proprietary codes of the DIrecTV controller will make your use with the harmony universal remote frustrating. I don't doubt that the flexibility of the Harmony remote can program a solution to make everything work,but anyone who has gotten used to a DirecTV remote, will pick it up before grabbing for the Harmony.
The DirecTV issue aside, the I-pad style remote is very cool to use, and very user friendly for old eyes (I'm 57) . The online programming interface is very straightforward, and once you get the hang of the universal remote's protocol, the unit handles all your equipment (except DirecTV, and the esoteric areas of the Onkyo) fairly smoothly. I had to remove my glass cabinet doors to make the IR get a line of site on each unit; The optional remote IR receiver may fix this.
Look at your remotes and see how many different specialty control buttons there are. The learning curve is steep, and many control options will require special programming and training for any given user. Be prepared to educate your spouse and friends on how to operate the unit.
Very versitile unit, you will need to set up carefully and check all your
configuration but once you are done it should work as designed. It is a very
good remote with tremendous functionality. I have 3 of them so setting them up
on the comuputer is pretty easy for me, the first one took a while till I got the
desired outcome. But, after programing 3 over the last few years its no problem
This remote has really simplified our entertainment system operation.Although
I've only had this remote for a short time ,it works great.
One thing to be aware of is the fact that the on line programing support is
not free forever...... ( I think 3 months) After that you will have to pay.
I guess that leaves just one question... If I had the chance to do it over
again , what would I buy ? Even at $350.00 I would buy this unit again !!!
I have owned many Harmony remotes and I must say i am dissapointed by the 1100. It
works well, it can run your entire home theatre system but it lacks the flexibility of some
other models. For example, You cannot sequence events such as turning on another
zone and switching the input to that zone while you are in another activity. I am also not
very happy with the response time with various activites such as volume adjustment.
It's flashy and looks nice but left me somewhat dissapointed as my 5 year old Harmony
remote seemed to have more functionality (until my 18month old threw it across the
room) and flexibility.
First unit required a firmware and software upgrade along with alot of fussing around to
get an update to have it run on Windows 7 platform. All this and then the unit died!
Great care provided by Crutchfiled in sending out a new unit quickly. However, had to go
thru the "update" again. Finding it very difficcult to set up to work with newer equipment.
Still not there yet. reevaluating the effort required for this unit.
Had absolutely no problems loading the software on my computer and it updated with
no problems. Put in all of my equipment and downloaded to the remote. Form that point
on I had absolutely no problems making my TV change to the proper input for watching
DVD's (actually have 2 DVD players with 2 different inputs), TV, Cable and listening to
radio. They all worked first time through. Went back later and added icons to the favorite
channels. The biggest problem was deciding the icon I wanted. Since then the wife, who
is not very tech savvy has had to work the remote without my being present and had
absolutely no problems getting it to work. I would recommend this to anyone with little to
no tech savvy. I would recommend one more thing, buy a screen protector for the touch
screen. You will have to get an universal and cut to size.
First of all, Crutchfield is absolutely the best deal for electronics. I saw the price on this and it was unbeatable during the 2010 holidays. How could I pass that up?! What I love the most is the customizable buttons on the touchscreen with your preferred icons. The only drawback I found is that when you update the remote, the settings such as the backlight duration and brightness goes back to default, so I had to set them back to 10secs and low dim. Overall, I love this remote as I can finally retire my Sony RM AV3100 as the hard buttons are finally giving out on me. I definitely recommend this remote for its lightweight and overall performance.
This is my 5th upgrade with Harmony remotes. Every upgrade has been worth the price.
This remote was easy to set up, the display is large and crystal clear. Ease of use and
one button turns everything on and off so you can listen to music,watch a DVD or watch TV
and turn all the needed components on with one touch. Very satisfied with the purchase and
Crutchfield makes the purchase a breeze.
The "corrected" (via the 1100's help) settings can not be back loaded to the PC's Harmony software. It does not learn from its mistakes. It even froze up and not even the Power Off button would work. It had to be reconnected to the PC via USB to get it out of "lockup!" It continues to make the same mistakes even after be corrected ( via help) during testing. Any updates from the PC undo the corrections made using help. And to "add insult" I must buy an additional piece of h/w to control the Playstation turning on/off. That negates all claims of "replacing all remotes!"
Caviat Emptor on this one ! Its WAY too expensive for all the things that IT CAN'T DO and its lack of real learning capability !
This remote is great! I have put all my remotes in the drawer. Although it takes some geekieness to use it and set it up, after you have it setup it is so great. The only reason I did not give it a 5 rating is that sometimes the Favorites do not work right off, you have to tap it a couple of times. Everything else works fine. I do not know why these other people are complaining about short battery life... I have been using mine for several days and the charge has held up fine. The only thing I can figure out is that they are tapping on the thing like a video game and/or not placing it back in the charger when they leave the room. To sum up this is a great remote(nuff said).
1. The battery life is very short.
2. Remote is very awkward to handle and control, Harmony's other remotes are easier to handle, especially with one hand..
3. Often does not always connect all devices in an activity, requiring a lengthly help and recovery procedure to correct.
1. The remote is very stylish and looks nice in its cradle.
All universal remote manufacturers claim that with their product, you can get rid of the piles of various remotes for your A/V equipment. I have never found that to be 100% accurate as I am always needing to do some quircky adjustment that is not a common task, but requires me to revert back to the OEM remote control. Until I recently bit the bullet and ponied up for the Harmony 1100. This device is extremely versatile and flexible like no other, and the setup software is easy as pie. When setting up devices to be controlled, I even found my Wadia i170 Ipod Transport and my remote controlled ceiling fan!!! I have those items configured in addition to my Rotel RSP-1570 processor, ProCinema projector, Verizon FIOS PVR, Yamaha BD2900 Blu-Ray, and Denon 2910 SACD / DVD-A disc player. Not real common equipment, but all were easily found and configured in the Setup.
This is my fourth true universal remote. The Harmony 1100 hands down outperforms all others (including the other Harmonys), and is worth the extra $$ for the audiophile that needs a remote that truly controls everything easier than just reaching for the OEM.
Overview: The Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote can control up to 15 devices with the 3.5" full-color LCD touchscreen, along with backlit buttons. After setting up the remote, you can choose the activity you desire (such as "Watch TV" or "Listen To Music"), and the remote will do of the rest. The Harmony 1100 works with over 5000 brands and over 225,000 devices, so you know the remote can operate the specific equipment you have. The remote recharges in the supplied base station, preventing you from having to constantly replace the batteries in your remote.
Setup: To set up your Harmony 1100, you must connect your fully-charged remote to your computer via the supplied USB cable, and load the supplied software into your computer. The initial setup procedure requires at least 30 minutes to enter the make and model numbers of all of the devices to be controlled into the online setup application. You will need to know which components are needed, how everything is connected, and which inputs are needed for each activity. Once the data is entered, the codes for each activity are loaded into the remote.
One-Touch Operation: The Harmony 1100 uses Activity Control to give you one-touch control of your entertainment system. You can use one of the touchscreen's Activity buttons to power on your TV, DVD player, A/V receiver, set all your inputs and even activate play without having to program time consuming macros. Once all of your equipment is "on", the buttons on the remote are also automatically configured for the appropriate operation.
Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function, the help button will guide you through the fix using the interactive multi-color display. The remote will ask a series of questions, such as "Is the TV on?" or "Is the volume turned up?" in order to troubleshoot the problem and correct it.
Favorite Channels: You can arrange all of your favorite TV channels together in one spot. You can even add graphics and logos for each channel for easy recognition.
Learning Function: If your device isn't in the Harmony Remote database, you can use the supplied software to learn the codes from your device's original remote.
System Off: One push of the Off button turns off all the equipment in your system.
Flash Memory: The settings are stored in a non-volatile flash memory so they will never be lost, even when the battery needs charging.
Optional Wireless RF Extender: With the optional Harmony RF Wireless Extender (596RFEXT, sold separately), you can control devices that you keep behind closed cabinet doors and walls (up to 100 feet away). Just place the extender in the cabinet with your components, plug it in, and it automatically synchs with your Harmony 1100.
Lithium-Ion Battery/Recharging Docking Station: The Harmony 1100 includes a removable Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which provides up to a one-week charge under normal use. The remote comes with a docking station that keeps the remote fully charged. The docking station positions the remote at a 45° angle, allowing the remote to be used while charging.