June 13, 2005
I’ve been a long time proponent of the ‘Home Theater Master‘ line of remotes from Universal remote, but if the Harmony 880 works as well as the marketing hype indicates I just may have to give one a try. The 880 with its bright, color LCD screen can display channel icons (and more) in full-color allowing for quick navigation to your favorite channels without having to memorize a single channel number. In addition to this the Logitech has another feature that I wish more universal remote manufacturers would embrace, rechargeable batteries and a dock that doubles as a charging base.
As with most harmony remotes the programming process is done via the internet, so you’ll never have to look far for lost remote codes. Another handy feature is the built-in motion sensor that illuminates the backlit buttons when the remote is picked up in a dark room, no more fumbling for that back-light button. The 880 should be available from a variety of vendors by July 1st. I’m hoping to grab one for a full review in the coming weeks, stay tuned.
Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Universal Remotes