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Anyone have any info about the new remote control coming from Harmony.
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I think it's their best remote since the Harmony Touch 900.


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Anyone have any info about the new remote control coming from Harmony.

Where did you hear about a new Harmony remote?

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I think it's their best remote since the Harmony Touch 900.

I figured you were wanting the Harmony Ultimate 360 Smart.

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I figured you were wanting the Harmony Ultimate 360 Smart.
Now that would be something. A Touch 900 would actually be terrible.

But on a serious note, I think the OP has simply confused the Ultimate and the One. The One was replaced by the Touch a few years ago. Then the Ultimate replaced the Touch last year. There is no new Harmony on the horizon that I've heard of. I wouldn't expect anything for at least another year or two, except possibly a new low-end model. If they did come out with a new model, I doubt they would call it the "Ultimate One", but you never know.


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Apparently in late March the Ultimate One is to replace the Touch.
Comes from a reliable Canadian source. As far as high or low end who knows. It is supposed to be priced a few dollars higher though.
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The Ultimate One will be exactly same as 900 or One with red, blue etc buttons and sequences. A slightly smaller design with 8-10 device capability. It will come with no charger but you can use 2 AAA rechargeable batteries. It will have RF and bluetooth capability.
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Well I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised and very impressed. Sounds like Logitech actually listened to their customers and came through with a design to satisfy their One fans.


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Apparently in late March the Ultimate One is to replace the Touch.
Comes from a reliable Canadian source. As far as high or low end who knows. It is supposed to be priced a few dollars higher though.

Look what I found here. It mentions "Harmony Ultimate One".

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Look what I found here. It mentions "Harmony Ultimate One".


Nice find, Ive scoured the internet trying to find any info and haven't come up with any details. Nada, zilch, nothing.
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The Ultimate One will be exactly same as 900 or One with red, blue etc buttons and sequences. A slightly smaller design with 8-10 device capability. It will come with no charger but you can use 2 AAA rechargeable batteries. It will have RF and bluetooth capability.

So is it more of a "lower end" remote? 10 devices doesn't seem like a whole lot, and the AAA batteries seems weird. Though I don't know what the device limit is on my "One" right now wink.gif

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So is it more of a "lower end" remote? 10 devices doesn't seem like a whole lot, and the AAA batteries seems weird. Though I don't know what the device limit is on my "One" right now wink.gif

The One has a 15 device capacity.
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Look what else I found on Amazon here on the page for the Harmony 650. Toward the bottom of the page is a grid comparing Harmony remotes and their features. In that grid is a "Harmony Ultimate One". The link to the Harmony Ultimate One is a bad link. If almost looks like they are just renaming the Harmony Touch as the Harmony Ultimate One.

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Look what else I found on Amazon here on the page for the Harmony 650. Toward the bottom of the page is a grid comparing Harmony remotes and their features. In that grid is a "Harmony Ultimate One". The link to the Harmony Ultimate One is a bad link. If almost looks like they are just renaming the Harmony Touch as the Harmony Ultimate One.


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To look at the picture it looks like the Touch. UGH!!
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Amazon could have just left the picture of the Touch as a place holder & will update it when the Ultimate One becomes available.
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Amazon could have just left the picture of the Touch as a place holder & will update it when the Ultimate One becomes available.

Yeah... could be. I hope you are right. smile.gif
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Yeah... could be. I hope you are right. smile.gif

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Poster in another forum says the Ultimate One is simply the Touch with a name change. If logitech is doing that it defies logic!!
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The Touch is now shown as a clearance item on the BestBuy website.
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The Touch was discontinued when the Ultimate came out. I'm surprised it wasn't on clearance sooner.


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The Ultimate One is Available for pre order, on Amazon. It will be available on 3/5.
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http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-915-000224-Harmony-Ultimate-Customizable/dp/B00IAKLM54/

So that gives us a little more info, but not much.

- Rechargeable with charging stand
- Vibration feedback like Ultimate
- 15 devices like Ultimate
- IR only
- Exact same physical design as Ultimate
- List price $100 less than Ultimate

So it is essentially an Ultimate with no RF or smartphone app.

Today you can buy a Touch and a Smart or hub and it will work with RF like the Ultimate. I wonder if you can add a hub to an Ultimate One and get RF enabled? I'm guessing no.


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So it can be described as a souped up Touch or a dumbed down Ultimate. Those who like the Touch would likely be happy with the Ultimate One. Those of us looking for an upgrade for our Harmony One won't be so happy.

I would think the hub would work. Guess we will find out with the formal introduction next week.
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Yeah... could be. I hope you are right. smile.gif

Looks like the pictures are actually of the Ultimate. The FF and Rew buttons each have two icons on the button; |<< << instead of just << on the touch. The same three pics are also shown on the Ultimate product page. I'm hoping that this is just a placeholder, though.

I've been holding off on both the touch and the ultimate because of the transport button limitations. If they move the transport buttons below the touchscreen and restore the dedicated |<< and >>| buttons alongside the << and >> buttons, I'll buy it the day it comes out. I know that you can currently use both functions using the "press and hold" functionality, but the old configuration with dedicated buttons for each is far better.

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Looks like the pictures are actually of the Ultimate. The FF and Rew buttons each have two icons on the button; |<< << instead of just << on the touch. The same three pics are also shown on the Ultimate product page. I'm hoping that this is just a placeholder, though.

I've been holding off on both the touch and the ultimate because of the transport button limitations. If they move the transport buttons below the touchscreen and restore the dedicated |<< and >>| buttons alongside the << and >> buttons, I'll buy it the day it comes out. I know that you can currently use both functions using the "press and hold" functionality, but the old configuration with dedicated buttons for each is far better.

Im also wondering if this is just a placeholder as you suggest.
The whole idea of them just basically renaming a touch and now calling it an Ultimate One just doesn't make much sense.
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Im also wondering if this is just a placeholder as you suggest.
The whole idea of them just basically renaming a touch and now calling it an Ultimate One just doesn't make much sense.
Keeping my fingers crossed that there is a nice surprise coming in a few days.

I've come close to caving and picking up a touch or ultimate several times in the past year. It would be nice to be rewarded for my willpower with the perfect remote smile.gif

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Amazon has changed their page for the Ultimate One. Two days ago the page said available for pre order with availability on the 5th of March. Now, there is no pre order option, just notification when it becomed available.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OVECU0/dp/B00IAKLM54
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Sometimes I find myself staring at the pictures of the Harmony Simple Remote and think how close that one comes to being the perfect ergonomic remote.
Maybe add backlighting and a couple more activity buttons and it would be a viable replacement for my one.
The only thing I use the screen on my One for are activities and in the watch TV activity I have PIP functions on soft keys, so I wouldn't miss the screen all that much.
The RF with the simple remote and hub certainly adds appeal....I constantly have to 'aim' my One over my coffee table depending on my position on the couch. (I find the ones emitter less powerful than some of the Harmony's I've owned in the past)

I sure wish Harmony had contacted me and gotten some feedback for this upcoming Ultimate One...I could have gave them an earfull:D
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Sometimes I find myself staring at the pictures of the Harmony Simple Remote and think how close that one comes to being the perfect ergonomic remote.
Maybe add backlighting and a couple more activity buttons and it would be a viable replacement for my one.
The only thing I use the screen on my One for are activities and in the watch TV activity I have PIP functions on soft keys, so I wouldn't miss the screen all that much.
The RF with the simple remote and hub certainly adds appeal....I constantly have to 'aim' my One over my coffee table depending on my position on the couch. (I find the ones emitter less powerful than some of the Harmony's I've owned in the past)

I sure wish Harmony had contacted me and gotten some feedback for this upcoming Ultimate One...I could have gave them an earfull:D
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I would have joined the chorus. I have a complex setup so I use the screen a lot. I would have kept the screen on top. I tried the Ultimate and although it had some features I liked, it just didn't make the grade.

I don't know what kind of Beta test program Logitech has, but I am guessing that if they have one and listened to One users, the Touch/Ultimate line would have been quite different.
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