Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Yup, read this earlier this morning.
Kind of a sad day really...
I just bought 3 Harmony's over the holidays...
HOne (To replace an existing unit, still working fine but has a cracked LCD screen).
H900 (To replace an existing unit, still working fine but is getting older in life).
H700 (Gave to my brother for Christmas as he badly needed an all-in-one remote).
I only hope whoever buys the business, keeps up support for the existing product line.
It would be very disappointing if all our Harmony's effectively became duds overnight with no way to add new devices to them or perform firmware updates etc...
The Harmony product line was (is) quite good all around, but I do think Logitech mismanaged it.
They played around too much with adding and then taking away features from model to model. Retail costs on some models were just too high for many to even consider buying. (it's a remote control, not a smart phone!).
Then there's the VERY outdated Harmony software for the PC (which oddly I still prefer to use), and the even stranger switch to MyHarmony.com which - you guessed it = less features.
And then there's the Harmony Touch.... Yeah, kind of cool and yet at the same time it completely missed the mark! Again... I want a remote control, not a smart phone like device!
Let's just cross our fingers that the company who buy's the Harmony business from Logitech - has the the intent to support (even improve) on the platform that already exists, and en-devours to bring new smarter (quality) products to market.