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Well I may be jumping the gun, but I know right now, I WANT ONE. By it's look it should be a replacement for the 880, with a small touch screen so 1000 envier's can have some touching fun too!

I can't wait! Hoping this turns into a thread full of happy owners. Right now ... Let The Drooling Begin!

Update: I have one now and it's da bomb! Make sure you visit the IconHarmony website and partake in the wonder of the icons! See the links below.

From Logitech's site:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/re.../3898&cl=us,en

http://assets.logitech.com/logitechp...node&node=1782

PC Mag Review:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2243870,00.asp

IT Wire Review:
http://www.itwire.com/index.php?opti...967&Itemid=532

CNet Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/remote-contr...?tag=cnetfd.mt

About.com Review:
http://hometheater.about.com/od/audi...onyoneshrt.htm

Extreme Tech Review:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...039TX1K0000564

PC World Review:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142919/article.html

I4U News Review:
http://www.i4u.com/full-review-364.html

AVS' own Ara & Braden weigh in:
http://www.htguys.com/archive/2008/March14.html

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/te...yt&oref=slogin





USER UPDATES & OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS:

>>>> squareeyes' Awesome & Unbelievable icons and graphics: <<<<
http://www.iconharmony.com

A nice write up on IconHarmony!
http://www.remoteshoppe.com/index.php?itemid=665

r4andyj's icons (rar file with password: avsforum for extraction)
http://gjtt.com/randy/LogitechOneLogos.rar


ISSUES:
Does your One's backlight stay on after you use it and drain the battery? There will be a fix in March, until then...
http://forums.logitech.com/logitech/...hread.id=10416

Issue Fixed (4/3/08):
Hi All,
The fix for the backlight staying on, is now fixed. All you need to do is update your remote. New firmware or software was not required to fix this issue. They only thing you need to do is update your remote and obviously switch the remote assistant back Off on the software if you were using the workaround.
Regards,
OmarHarmony

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Logitech Harmony One

1) What is that rattling sound in my remote? Is it broken already?
A) No, everything is alright, that is the motion sensor that turns on the back light when you pick it up.

2) Exactly where can I get those fantastic station logo icons I've heard so much about?
A) http://www.iconharmony.com

3) Where else can I find some useful tips and tricks to tweak my remote?
A) http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742898

4) I have a question that the folks here can't seem to answer, where should I look for more help?
A) http://forums.logitech.com/logitech?...emote_controls

5) I've heard all about those pretty channel icons (See #2) for the One. How can I add them to my remote?
A) from the activities screen...
click "settings" on your watch tv activity...
the select "set up favorite channels and select icons"...
then put in the channel number and description, and click "select image"...
click "browse"...
click "browse" on the next screen...
navigate on your hard drive to the icon you want and select it...

6) Now that I've got all these great icons. What do you mean the limit is 24?
A) Well yes but, other users have taken to creating multiple 'watch tv' activities each with a different name: 'watch movies', '...sports', '...kids tv', etc. Each can hold 24.

7) Can we adjust sensitivity of the buttons somehow? The navigation buttons & volume ones … when I hit once, they send the command twice and I was very careful.
A) You'll want to adjust your repeats for the offending device. Click trouble shoot for the device that is receiving too many commands, then click "device" responds to some commands too many times or only occasionally. Then you can lower or raise your repeats. Try lowering them a notch or two and try the volume again. Do this for any device that either sends too many commands or doesn't always respond.

8) Is there a way to have the favorite channel list come up on the screen right after I hit the activity to "Watch TV"?
A) At the very top of the page where you set your favorite channels and icons, there is a line:

9) I just bought a new Harmony remote to replace an old Harmony remote. How do I move my settings, can I?
A) Sign into your Harmony page that you used to update your old remote, on the right side of the page is the question "Have a new Harmony Remote?", right below is a button "Replace Remote", click it and you are on your way. Some icons and settings won't transfer. You will have to do some editing. If you have (currently) a 700, 900 or 1100, they are different internally and you have to create a new ID and start from scratch.
Show these channels on my remote when I start my Activity.
Place a check in that box and you will have your favorites immediately at Activity startup.


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Looks cool..... Kinda like a 550 on top and a rounded 880 on the bottom.... i hope they actually spent time on the ergonomics like they say cause my 890s are a pain to operate sometimes. I hope they don't forget to include z-wave like they did with the 1000!
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I knew they were about to update the lineup as a local dealer has none in stock and some fishy info on new part #ers. He did not know what they were planning but it was something. He said we have to wait for CES.

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I don't think a touch screen for that type of remote is practical. It looks and sounds promising. But the big difference between a lot of these harmony remotes, are just the bells and whistles. There are some other differences and the more you spend the more customizable you can probably make things with how they look on your remote menu screen and such but... all these remotes will do what you want it to. It's just a matter of personal taste, and if you can/want to afford a remote that's really pricey. I have the 670 and it works pretty damn good with my DVR, HD-DVD player, Onkyo reciever, and my HDTV. All I need it to do! Of course, I know, different strokes from different folks, and this of course is just a matter of personal opinion. I do think that the 880 is a fantastic remote too, just out of my price range. But if you want to spend more money than the 880, why not just go for the real touch screen experience?
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I don't think a touch screen for that type of remote is practical. It looks and sounds promising. But the big difference between a lot of these harmony remotes, are just the bells and whistles. There are some other differences and the more you spend the more customizable you can probably make things with how they look on your remote menu screen and such but... all these remotes will do what you want it to. It's just a matter of personal taste, and if you can/want to afford a remote that's really pricey. I have the 670 and it works pretty damn good with my DVR, HD-DVD player, Onkyo reciever, and my HDTV. All I need it to do! Of course, I know, different strokes from different folks, and this of course is just a matter of personal opinion. I do think that the 880 is a fantastic remote too, just out of my price range. But if you want to spend more money than the 880, why not just go for the real touch screen experience?

I disagree. Having the 880 and using the "Favorites" feature, being able to touch the logo icon instead of the little side button would be a marked improvement. I also think the redesign of the buttons (the picture in the CES magazine is better than my scan) is sorely needed in the 880 type remote. I figure (and I could be wrong) that this will replace the 880/890 and hit the $250 list of the 880 and be a great replacement. I'm also going to theorize that the name "One" is not a coincidence. It is a rethinking of their remotes and a new (third) beginning. Here's hoping for a new improved software interface too.

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If they end up replacing the 880 with this and they have the same $250 price tag, then I take back what I said. I don't think they'll do that but here's hoping they do.

I mean again, I love the models that are pricier than my 670, I just can't justify spending that much on replacing four other remotes. $250 wouldn't be bad for a touch screen remote though. As I said, different strokes for different folks
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Another sign is the ever dropping price of the 880. Check Techbargains.com for the latest deal from Dell!
Can we say ... inventory clearance?

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I had a touch screen remote before and will probably never go back to it. I like to be able to use commands on my remote without having to look at it. Touch screens are impossible to tell where your hand is and what action you are about to press. I hope they bring more to the product than just touch screen.
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Looks nice, just saw it in the CE vision magazine and came here to look for more info.
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Color photo & blurb here:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cea/...=66&qs=harmony
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Color photo & blurb here:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cea/...=66&qs=harmony



That's the magazine I copied from. Cool.

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High resolution pictures available for download here:

http://assets.logitech.com/logitechp...node&node=1782

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According to their info sheet the One was introduced last year!!
Ya'd think we'd have known about it!? HA!

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Title: Harmony One Date of Release: Jan 5, 2007 <--- oops!
Model Number: 915-000035 Description:

Color touch screen gives people easy, one-touch access to home-entertainment activities. And sculpted, backlit buttons in logical zones make it easy to navigate – even in the dark.
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also at a retail of $250 it seems logical to be the 880 replacement. Maybe yet to come is the "Two" for the 890 replacement??

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Based on the high-resolution pictures, it looks like Logitech Harmony finally got their act together on button feel and button layout.

Check out the pictures at Engadget below (click pic):




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dang.... i wish i was going to ces so i could hold it to see how it feels in the hand. might have to upgrade my 880 for this.
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I can't find anything on the website about RF or Z-Wave!
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It certainly looks like a more ergonomic button layout... I'd still like to hear some first-hand feedback about tactile response, though.

Also, while the touch screen is nice, it looks like it limits the number of activities/soft buttons you can display at once.
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Quotes from PC Magazine review:

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The welcome replacement to the excellent 880 keeps everything we loved (easy remote programming via computer software, ability to control multiple components/inputs with one button, and a color LCD display) and fixes the 880's biggest problem: button shape and placement. Logitech has completely revamped the keys by making them larger and easier to use, and the remote feels more comfortable in your hand.

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Button size and placement on the Harmony One is its biggest selling point for those looking to upgrade. The 880 features buttons that are obviously shaped to fit on the remote, not to be comfortable for the fingers pushing the buttons. Some are so small as to be almost unusable for those with chunky digits. The frequently used volume and channel buttons are long but extremely narrow. The Harmony One throws away these hard-to-use keys in favor of large, easy-to-push rectangular and square ones with rounded soft edges. (Check out the slide show for button comparisons.)

The Harmony One's new touch-screen LCD is so much sharper and brighter (220 by 176 pixels) that it makes the 880's LCD (160 by128 pixels) look like an old Casio wristwatch...

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Ultimately, the superb setup software and a newly overhauled, more comfortable design, along with a cool, new touch-screen LCD, make the Logitech Harmony One the best remote control for the money, and our Editors' Choice.

Harmony One vs. Harmony 880


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I can't find anything on the website about RF or Z-Wave!


I guess I'll have to wait for the Harmony Two since I can't live without RF.

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Now my big question that no one has addressed yet. How many "Favorites" can it hold? I see it can show 6 at a time, but how many screens? Given the hi-res screen I'm also wondering if you can choose how many to display at a time? It'd be nice if the manual pdf was up too! I put my order in with my friend who's going to CES, maybe they'll do a "show special" I got my 676 there a few years ago like that!

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I can't wait!
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Awesome. I've been looking to replace my old MX-700 and have been researching up the MX-810 but now this comes along and I actually like the key layout better. I may just hold off and see how the One comes along after release and pick one up, so to speak.

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What about the List-A-B-C buttons used by Scientific Atlanta's SA8300HD cable STB/DVR?

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What about the List-A-B-C buttons used by Scientific Atlanta's SA8300HD cable STB/DVR?

You'd make a soft key just like on the 880.

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I was hoping for BT compatibility for the PS3. So we ll just have to wait some more....... Maybe the Logitech Harmony TWO
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I have question on these. Ive owned on older harmony remote before, but on this one Im wondering in Instead of "Play DVD" I could have 2:

Play Blu-Ray
Play DVD

The reason I ask is that I think I might get an Oppo to do my standard DVD playing. I see from the pictures that it has an Xbox 360 controller, so I was thinking maybe I could put I Blu-ray logo on there if if were possible to have 2 "play DVD" functions. Thanks for any help.
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I have question on these. Ive owned on older harmony remote before, but on this one Im wondering in Instead of "Play DVD" I could have 2:

Play Blu-Ray
Play DVD

The reason I ask is that I think I might get an Oppo to do my standard DVD playing. I see from the pictures that it has an Xbox 360 controller, so I was thinking maybe I could put I Blu-ray logo on there if if were possible to have 2 "play DVD" functions. Thanks for any help.

On the 880 you can already rename the commands as you wish. However, I don't know about changing the pictures.

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I was hoping for BT compatibility for the PS3. So we ll just have to wait some more....... Maybe the Logitech Harmony TWO

Same here, was really hoping Logitech would come out with a BT enabled Harmony this year, guess not...
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What about the List-A-B-C buttons used by Scientific Atlanta's SA8300HD cable STB/DVR?

One of the picture groups above had the ABC buttons as graphical images in the LCD.

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