Originally Posted by lovinthehd
I had one of those 300s for a bit, never worked right and returned it. They also require the special website programming (different from their other models) which was often inaceessible, too. I'd get rid of it and look at Harmony 600,650,700 models (I have a 600 & 650). Assume batteries aren't an issue and that you RTFM?
I tried the special website programming, and, though the four devices showed up as being programmed to the H300, absolutely no joy resulted from pushing ANY buttons on the Harmony 300 (see reply to other answer to my post regarding iPhone video showing NO response to IR). And yes, I "R'd" TFM and used fresh batteries
I'll look at the other Harmony models -- right now I've got my necessary remotes paired down to:
The factory Denon 3312
My Comcast cable box/TV remote -- hilariously though I guess logically enough, all you can do with the Comcast cable box/TV remote is turn the TV and cable box on and off, and change channels, while the Denon 3312 remote is necessary to control volume and simple input-device selection. Since all audio (and video, for that matter) is processed through the 3312, that makes sense, but it seems I ought to be able to do that AND turn the TV and cable box on and off, AND control channel, input, and volume all in one package smaller than Comcast's humongous "Xfinity" blunt-weapon remote
Either of my Panasonic Blu-Ray, or All-Code/All-Region DVD remotes
My Roku 3 remote, which -- because of its peculiarities as a crude hand-held gaming device and its mini-jack headphone output -- cannot be replicated in a multi-device remote. However, the Roku 3 works SO beautifully -- my cable modem > router [Apple Airbase Extreme] > receiver and Roku connections are hard-wired gigabit ethernet -- and having SO much content available as an Amazon Prime user, the Roku remote is an absolutely necessary, though minor, inconvenience.
Assuming for the nonce that my Harmony 300 is Tango Uniform, it seems my only options in my gotta-be-under-100-bucks-or-my-wife-will-kill-me price range are:
Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control (controls up to 5 devices) Price: $58.99
URC WR7 Universal Remote Control for up to 7 A/V Components with 4 Favorite Channel Buttons by URC Price: $20.31
I don't know anything about URC as a company, but 20 bucks and change seems fairly incredible for a 7-device remote -- can someone give me the bird's-eye lowdown on the URC remotes?
As a Mac-only user since 1989, I've spent plenty of money with Logitech over the past 24 years, and really with no complaint until this Harmony non compos remote. I have no qualms about going to another manufacturer if I can get a quality remote -- preferably a LEARNING remote -- that can control at least 5 devices, and costs less than 100 somolians.
Thank you all for all your help -- gotta love this forum!