You can initiate a sequence of commands by tapping a single activity icon. Touch the “Watch TV” icon, for example, and the Harmony automatically assesses the status of your HDTV, receiver, cable or satellite box, makes sure they're all turned on with the proper settings, and presto! Your system's ready for TV viewing. The activity icons are great for family members and houseguests who might find your home theater system intimidating to use.
Customizable channel icons
With the Harmony Touch you can select display icons for up to 50 of your favorite channels. And you can personalize and rearrange them as you want — right on the remote's touchscreen. To watch a channel, just touch the icon. The remote does the rest.
Touch pad numbers
One of the reasons the Touch looks so simple and inviting is that the number buttons are gone. Instead, you access the number pad through the touchscreen. It's still there when you need it for codes and search – but out of sight when you don't.
Smart, ergonomic design
The sculpted design of the Harmony Touch makes it comfortable to hold. And the buttonsare backlit, so they're easy to use in low-light settings. And don't worry about dead batteries – the Touch has built-in rechargeable batteries, and comes with its own charging cradle. Another nice thing about that cradle – it provides a home for your remote, so it's easier to find.
Simple programming via the Internet
You can control up to 15 devices with the Touch. The system works with over 5,000 brands and 225,000 entertainment devices , including lighting controls, game consoles, multi-room systems, and more. If it has a remote, then you can probably control it with the Touch.
To get started, simply connect the Harmony Touch to your Mac or PC via the provided USB cable. You'll be taken to a website that will help you program your remote by asking some simple questions about your system and how you use it. The website then downloads the commands and command sequences to your Touch, and you're done. And you can revisit the site to update your remote whenever you upgrade your system with new gear.