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Logitech® Harmony® 700

Universal learning remote with PC interface

15 Reviews

Item # 596700II

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Logitech's Harmony 700 makes controlling your home theater system amazingly easy. It has four dedicated activity buttons to keep things simple — even houseguests unfamiliar with your system can operate it with pushbutton ease. A color LCD screen shows icons for your favorite channels, as well as more advanced commands for each of your devices. Straightforward Internet-based setup makes getting started a snap. And the included rechargeable batteries and AC power adapter mean you won't have to fumble around for batteries when you're hustling to turn on the game.

Logitech's Harmony 700 makes controlling your home theater system amazingly easy. It has four dedicated activity buttons to keep things simple — even houseguests unfamiliar with your system can operate it with pushbutton ease. A color LCD screen shows icons for your favorite channels, as well as more advanced commands for each of your devices. Straightforward Internet-based setup makes getting started a snap. And the included rechargeable batteries and AC power adapter mean you won't have to fumble around for batteries when you're hustling to turn on the game.

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 a few simple questions about your components 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 controls

Four dedicated/preset "Activity" buttons offer one-touch control of your system. For example, to play a DVD, just press "Watch a Movie." The 700 instantly evaluates your system, turns on or off the appropriate components, selects the proper settings, and starts the DVD player. The remote's screen can change to show the controls you'll need for each of your devices, and will even show color icons for your favorite TV channels. And should you need it, Harmony's famous "Help" button provides simple, step-by-step on-screen instructions to help you solve any problem quickly and easily.

From the review A review of the Logitech Harmony 700
"Aesthetically, the all-black color, curvy design, and solid feel of the 700 make it seem worth more than you're actually paying for it. And the rubber buttons are also a nice touch, as the hard plastic buttons on our previous remote could sometimes be a little unfriendly."

— Kristen, Crutchfield A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • easy Internet-based setup
  • 4 dedicated activity buttons
  • interactive color display
  • backlit keypad and LCD
  • dedicated buttons for Blu-ray playback (red, blue, green, and yellow)
  • controls up to 6 devices
  • learns IR codes from existing remote controls
  • compatible with optional PlayStation® 3 adapter
  • USB cable and software included
  • includes 2 NiMh rechargeable batteries
  • AC power adapter
  • 2-3/8"W x 1-3/8"H x 8-13/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Computer Requirements:
  • USB port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • for PC: Windows® XP, Vista®, or Windows® 7
  • for Mac OS® X 10.3 to 10.5
  • an Internet connection

What's in the Box:

  • Harmony 700 wireless universal remote control
  • 2 "AA" rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (1.2V/2000mAh)
  • USB/AC adapter
  • 2-Prong AC plug
  • 39" USB cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
  • Quick Start Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Important Information booklet (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Logitech-Harmony Customer Service Contact Information

Remote is easy to use and easy to set up. Charge on NI-CAD batteries last a long time.

RP, Baltimore, MD


Logitech® Harmony® 700 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(15 Reviews)

Very Satisfied

David F. from Baton Rouge, LA on 10/23/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We previously had a universal Logitech remote that the kids finally wore out after 6 years so my wife got me the 700 for my birthday. The programming was simple and very easy to use and the remote works better than our previous remote. Overall I am very satsifed with the remote and am a big fan of the rechargeable batteries.



Great Product

Bill from Phoenix, AZ on 3/5/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We had a Harmony One that the kids broke. The screen stopped working on it, so I picked up the Harmony 700 since it has dedicated buttons for common functions at the top. If this screen goes out, the remote should still be usable. Now that we've had this one, I actually prefer it to the Harmony One because we often bumped the touch screen on that one, and I like the feel of the rubber buttons on the 700 better too.



Harmony 700

RP from Baltimore, MD on 2/4/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Remote is easy to use and easy to set up. Charge on NI-CAD batteries last a long time.

Pros: Easy set up. Easy to use.

Cons: All keys (buttons) should be illuminated.

Logitech Harmony 700

Kenny from Boston, MA on 1/24/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My favorite Christmas present for 2011. The Logitech Harmony 700 is a great product for the money. Of course there are remotes than can do more and look better, but for the value, this can't be beat. I have a family of 5 and had 5 remotes in our family room. After about an hour of programming and getting used to the remote I have eliminated the use of the other 5. I have even taught my wife who is non-technical how to use it. Next step is to train my 3 children ranging from 9 to 4 how to use it. Thank you Crutchfield for not letting me down! The reviews from other customers assisted me in my buy decision and were right on target with the Logitech Harmony 700. Thanks again Team Crutchfield! Your satisfied customer, Kenny Boston, MA

Pros: Ease of use, back lit #s that come on when lifted or moved, Activity buttons, Price; Only given 4 Stars because overall but 5 stars for the price range!

Cons: Sometimes the activities do not turn on/off components but the Help feature assists to fix almost 100% of the time

Not bad, not great

David J from St. Michaels MD on 9/9/2011

This remote does work, the important thing. It seems lightly fabricated, and the buttons are small--some very small--and not illuminated. It seem a laggard in design and ease of use, an aging technology. But its competition seems lacking, so the 700 will do for now.



At Last !

Bill from San Diego, CA on 8/10/2011

Finally a device that does what it says it will. It covers every function. I have a Home Theatre System and the remote controls every thing in the system with ease. Everyone can use it, young and old. I have had several remotes that did not work at all, but this one works like a charm. I highly recommend it. I had one question and Crutchfield Techs quickly resolved it. Look no longer! jump on the Harmony 700 Remote Now.



Logitech Harmony 700

Leon from Austell, Ga on 5/14/2011

Product is well made. Nice balance in the hand. Software is kind of confusing but workable. I would recommend this product to a frend.



My second universal remote.

Gary from St. Leonard, Md on 4/15/2011

I had an old Sony universal remote. It worked ok, but would not operate some of my new equipment, so I was back to 4 remotes again. The Harmony 700 took care of that through it's ability to sync through the PC after simply identifying the equipment I wanted to control. The screen allows multiple features for each piece of equipment where the exact buttons are not present. Well thought out, and very handy.



Buy the Harmony ONE instead of the 700

Derick H. from Pittsburgh, Pa on 3/14/2011

I have both the harmony 700 and the harmony one. The 700 functions ok but can be easily confused while executing commands. While I like the rechargeable capability of the remote, I don't like that it doesn't come with its own cradle like the harmony one. The activity buttons on the top of the remote aren't illuminated so switching functions in a dimly lit room while watching movies is a pain. The harmony one has addressed all of these issues and is much more flexible during operation. My wife is nowhere near tech savvy and has no trouble operating the harmony one. She screwed up the 700 the first time she touched it. Long story short, catch the harmony one on sale and buy it, period. Leave the 700 alone



Remote Control Challenged

Romaine from Florida on 3/9/2011

YIPPEE!! I have a Dish DVR, LG TV and Samsung Home Theater receiver, with an iPod dock, and BD/DVD. 3 remote controls. It was very easy to set up and it knows what devices have to be turned on to do certain activities. If you need to add optional commands (Like Dish on Demand) you do that with the application you use to sync with the remote. (I had to call the help desk on this one) AND, if it doesn't do something correctly, you can press "help" and it will attempt to correct what it is you want it to do. It is really a relief to finally have a remote that you don't have to choose the device needed to raise the volume or change the channel. I did need to call Logitech and the customer support was excellent.



Great product

Rajan from East Brunswick, NJ on 2/4/2011

Many have said it. I will also say it. Harmony is the perfect name for this remote. Programming the remote was a breeze and took me less than 30 minutes. There is no learning curve to use the remote. Customizing keys for popular functions makes it further helpful. The response of the remote is fantastic. I am currently using it to control a HDTV, Blu Ray player, Audio Receiver and a DVR. The charge on the batteries holds for over 3 to 4 weeks. The included charger is handy though I would have preferred a longer cable for the adapter. All in all this a great product.



great remote, really powerful

Tim from Denver, CO on 2/1/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This remote recognized all of my devices first time programmed - other brand programmable remotes have NEVER recognized the older DVD player I have and this one did! Also, the ability to scroll thru control menus for each device is really powerful - another pet peeve of other remotes is that if you really want to scroll thru menus you have to whip out the original component remote to get access - the 700 allows you to scroll thru a number of menu items that means the original remotes stay tucked away in the drawer. I have been let down so much by remotes in the past I had given up but a relative had a slightly older model Logitech, I messed with it and felt confident to try again - very happy with the Logitech. NOTE, get the higher end ones like this with the screen - the lower/basic models don't have all the control features as you don't have a menu screen to scroll thru (I bought this one and a 300i and returned the 300i). Great bang for the buck with this one as well.



Upgrade from Harmony 670

Dennis from Camarilllo, CA on 7/11/2010

The Harmony 700 embodies several improvements compared to the earlier 670. The rechargeable battery power is great, and the IR output seems to be improved over the 670, which makes it much less critical to pointing, although my 670 may have deteriorated over time. The case is molded black rather than the silver paint on the 670, which began to wear off after a year of use. The button placement is also more logical and the rubber buttons are more tactile. Setup is easy given the complexity of what the unit needs to do, but the canned setup downloads for various components do not always include all the available buttons. For more compelex setups some IR cloning from the original remotes to the Harmony is required. Overall, a very good unit at a moderate price.



Excellent Product

Jennie from Minnesota on 1/23/2010

LOVE IT!!!!!!! EASY to use!!!!!!



First Universal Remote

rctt from Tuscaloosa, AL on 1/20/2010

I was leery about paying what I thought was a lot for a remote but decided that if I could actually get rid of 4 remotes it might be worth it....The remote was extremely easy to program with the USB interface and Logitech's web site. I have really enjoyed being able to control my A/V set-up with one remote that blends all the devices together. I do have to be a little careful with the direction the remote is pointed since all the devices are not extremely close to each other....DirecTV is the one device the remote might pick up accidentally but recovery is extremely easy....Logitech must have anticipated. Only regret is that I didn't buy one with the RF capability. I would have been able to hide the devices....LOL And the customer service by Crutchfield was fantastic...from the initial contact about the product through the call to make sure that I had programmed everything correctly....the customer service and support was excellent.




Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Harmony 700 Universal Remote provides simple, intuitive control of even the most elaborate entertainment system for anyone in the family. The remote setup is accomplished through Harmony's interactive web site. The Harmony 700 Remote can control up to 6 audio/video components.

Setup: The Harmony Remote Activities are configured through unique Web Wizard tools on Using Logitech's Smart State Database of over 225,000 electronic devices from over 5,000 manufacturers, you can easily customize the remote to your system. The database, together with IR learning, ensures support of all infrared-controlled devices made by any manufacturer, including Televisions, A/V Receivers, Cable/Satellite Boxes, VCRs, DVD Players, CD Players, Game Consoles, Mini Systems, Computers, and Home Automation devices.

Color Screen: The Harmony 700's color screen shows what you need. You can see icons for your favorite channels as well as the commands you need for the devices you are using. The smart display can even provide help if you need it

Simple Button Layout: The Harmony 700's buttons are intuitive and grouped in ways that make sense, so its simple for anyone to use.

One-Touch Operation: Four "one-click" activity buttons automatically turn on the proper devices and select the appropriate input settings depending on what you want to do. No more complicated lists of what to turn on or which buttons to select.

System Off: One push of the off button turns off all the equipment in your system.

Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function, the help button will guide you through the fix using the remote's 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.

Flash Memory: The settings are stored in a non-volatile flash memory so they will never be lost, even when the battery needs charging.

Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries: The Harmony 700 operates off of two "AA" rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (included). The batteries should be charged using the supplied USB/AC adapter for 3 hours to reach full charge status. Once fully charged the remote can go a week between charges.

Note: Use only Ni-MH replacement batteries, size "AA" R6 with a minimum of 1800mA.

System Requirements:

  • Windows:
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • USB port
    • Internet access
  • Macintosh:
    • Macintosh OS X 10.3 to 10.5
    • USB port
    • Internet access

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