Hi folks, thanks for the feedback in this thread. I know it seems the consensus is not ready for primetime but going to give it a whirl.
I have been considering an ipad so went ahead and ordered on-line at Best Buy along with the Link. Gonna give it a try as I would have bought the ipad anyway and I guess todays the day.
I am slightly different I guess as I have had several high-end harmony remotes and I always have issues eventually. Either I start having issues with the charging cradles or something else happens. I end up tossing them in a drawer and I have spent a fair amount on three remotes. I am one wanting to move away from their hardware.
I hope that even if not perfect they will continue with software updates to make it better. As a couple of others have stated I have easily paid more than $100 for HT gear. It won't be the end of the world if I can at least control my gear. I just want to turn everything on. Change channels and control volume. Nothing fancy.
My Arcam blu-ray remote is horrible so any improvement on the ipad will help I hope (Arcam-tiny buttons. Not in typical spots compared to other mfgs etc). I always need to turn on a light to use it at night.
I only need to control Tivo, CD player, TV, Pre-Pro, blu-ray. Should be fine.
I also want to add the Netflix, Tivo and Comcast Infinity apps to the ipad. I hope this really does take my home theater to another level. Tired of going to my laptop (big 17 inch monitor-can't just lay back on couch and surf. Too big) to load Netflix downloads. Now can have it all in one place on the smaller ipad.
I will let you know later what I think. Going to pick up now.