Originally Posted by c.kingsley
Are you planning on leaving your Kinect disconnected? If not, you can use the IR blaster feature + voice commands to do what your Harmony remote does now -- in theory. I'd at least wait until you see how it performs before jumping on a new remote.
I couldn't imagine myself wanting to ever use voice commands all
the time though. But there's a problem with Harmony's core technology in this scenario anyway.
What Harmony remotes do best is that they remember the state of your equipment. Assuming your equipment doesn't have discrete codes, the remote will know that your TV was turned off last, and put onto HDMI3 last, and then can use that to figure out what it needs to do to use whatever activity you're going into. With the Kinect/Xbox One, theoretically sometimes you'll be turning it on via the console and other times you might want to turn the system on via a remote. That means the remote could potentially be confused a lot, which would mean many more presses of the remote's "help" button to walk you through each of your individual components. With that being the case, I second your recommendation for someone to wait and see.