I've just received and installed the Harmony Smart Control and I'm Way Happy :)
First impression: Brilliant! Much better than my NextGen IR blaster and the 4 remotes its replaced. Immediate response times. Very happy with this system so far. I was concerned a bit due to some of the reviews I read about difficult setup. However, I have to say, everything about this system is very well executed. The setup app on the iphone is very slick. Love the auto sync to the remote and the blaster's IR performance is close to magic (doesn't appear to need exact line of sight)
Only complaint (aside from the use of non-standard 2.5mm connections) is that I can't wait for the ipad app to be optimized to be more like Roomie. Hopefully they will add a program guide and make better use of screen area.
A telling pic showing all of the devices (in the top red circle) that have just been retired due to the Harmony smart control:
The tiny little IR emitter in the circle above is attached to a 25 foot long stereo audio cable which is plugged into the back of the smart hub in my media closet. Cords are routed through the wall behind the TV. I'm using the emitter from my (now retired) NextGen blaster. Its 3.5mm connector fit my audio cord. Still can't understand why Harmony hub takes 2.5mm. They must have stock in monoprice.com, lol.
Retired Remotes in the pic:
NextGen IR blaster, Nyko PS3 remote adapter, Vizio Remote (thank goodness!), Denon (audio) remote, DirecTV remote
Edited by vestaviascott - 7/16/13 at 4:41pm