I'll start by saying I love the harmony 900 when it is working. The problem is that it does not work for very long. I purchased two Harmony 900 remotes a year ago and have been through FOUR replacement units in this one year period. One of our remotes just froze up and died once again. Now that I am a couple weeks out from the warranty period Harmony will not replace it.
So, I need another universal remote to replace this with. NOT Harmony
Denon A/V Receiver
Panasonic Blu-Ray player
Outdoor speakers (controlled via Denon and Apple TV mostly)
What I like about the Harmony 900:
Setup - While it takes some time initially, the setup using Harmony Software on the computer is pretty straight forward.
Shape - Easy to hold in one hand and reach most of the buttons comfortably.
Screen - I really like the LCD Screen with touch buttons for the main activities, favorite channels, and custom commands
RF - Included RF capabilities (My devices are all hidden, other than the TV)
Style - It just looks cool (big step up from my old Home Theater Master)
Even with all these positives, they don't mean much if the thing doesn't last. So, is there a comparable remote with many of these features for a similar price range (+/-$300)?
What would you suggest?