Harmony 950 Universal Remote Control: The Harmony 950
universal remote control provides maximum flexibility for operating your home
entertainment gear. You can control up to 15 different devices from the Harmony
950 universal remote. The remote measures 5.4375" (w) x 3.9375" (h) x 19.25"
Desktop Software Setup: The Harmony 950 is programmed by
connecting the universal remote to your laptop or desktop computer using the
supplied USB cable, and downloading the
software. The MyHarmony desktop software will guide you through entering the
manufacturer and model numbers of your home devices so the Harmony 950
understands how to control them. It then helps you create your Watch TV Activity
(or scene) for one-button control.
Note: The Harmony database has over 270,000 electronic
devices from over 6,000 manufacturers.
System Requirements: Your PC or computer will need to meet
the following system requirements.
- Windows-based PC:
- Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
- USB type-A port
- Internet access
- Intel-based Mac Computer:
- Macintosh OS X 10.7 or later
- USB type-A port
- Internet access
Learning Function: In addition to the devices which can be
entered using the web interface, this remote can also learn most functions of
other infrared remotes.
Infrared (IR): The Harmony 950 controls your devices using
infrared (IR) light meaning that there must be a direct line of sight between
the Harmony remote and your component's IR eye or external IR receiver. The
remote has an IR transmission range of up to 50'.
2.4" Full-Color Touchscreen w/ Tactile Feedback: The
included remote's 2.4" full-color touchscreen gives you easy gesture control of
the remote's commands and activities. The remote vibrates to give you tactile
feedback when a tap, swipe or other gesture has been recognized by the remote's
touchscreen. The remote's numeric keypad is located on the
One-Touch Controls: The Harmony 950 uses Activity
Control to give you one-touch control of your home entertainment system.
- Entertainment Activities: You can create Activities
that manage how you use your devices together. For example, if you have a
TV, AV receiver, and cable or satellite box, you will want to control all of
these devices when you watch TV. To control all of these devices together,
create a Watch TV Activity. When you have completed adding your Watch TV
Activity, you can add the other Activities that you want your Harmony
Ultimate to control. The types of Activities that MyHarmony offers you
depends on the types of devices you have added. You can add multiple
Activities based on each type of Activity offered, such as Watch TV, Watch
Movie, or Play Game.
- Custom Activities: Most Activities should fit into one
of the Activity types offered. The Custom Activity type is recommended only
for home appliances such as light controllers, fans, climate control
devices, etc. The Custom Activity does not provide optimized defaults such
as button customizations, Activity icons, and Favorite Channels as the other
predefined Activity types do. These may be configured manually from
- One Touch System Off: The Off button on the Harmony
950 remote powers off all of the devices for an Activity with one
touch. For example, in a Watch TV Activity that uses a TV, Cable Box, and AV
Receiver, pressing the Off button will power off all three devices at the
Note: The Harmony 950 knows the current state of the
devices it controls by remembering the last Activity you selected. For
example, if you switch from watching cable TV to watching a Blu-ray, the Harmony
Ultimate knows that it doesn't need to power the TV off and back on; it just
leaves the TV turned on. It also it knows that it needs to power off the
cable box and power on the Blu-ray player.
Favorites: The Favorites screen allows you to view your
predefined favorite TV channels and station icons (when available). Using the
MyHarmony desktop software program, you can select up to 50 Favorite Channels to
display on the remote. Selecting a Favorite Channel will start your "Watch TV"
Activity, if it's not already started, and tune directly to that channel. Using
the touchscreen, you can add, remove and reorder your Favorite Channels right on
Command Customization: The Harmony 950 remote allows
you to customize the commands that each button sends, or what commands appear in
your Activity list. These button mappings may be unique for each of your
Activities. This allows each button or screen to have different functions based
on context. For example, in your Watch a Blu-ray Activity, the yellow button may
perform the eject command, while in your Listen to Music Activity this same
yellow button may be used to pull up your Favorite preset.
Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function,
the help button will guide you through the fix using the interactive multi-color
Note: To help keep your Harmony in sync with your devices, avoid turning
your television, set-top box and other devices on and off manually or by using
their original remote control
Sleep Timer: Use the sleep timer feature to fall asleep and let the Harmony 950 take care of shutting
down your equipment for you.
Rechargeable Battery: The Harmony 950 remote control includes a
user-replaceable, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that has 20% greater capacity
than previous generation Harmony remotes.
Charging Base: The remote comes with a docking station and AC power
adapter that keeps the remote's battery fully charged. The charging base
measures 3.1875" (w) x 2.25" (h) x 3.875 (d).
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