While I was waiting for my 890 to update while on the phone with Harmony tech support I was picking his brain about the 1000. He said that he has one and really likes it. He said that as of right now, it doesn't really do anything that the 890 can't however in the future, their will be more functionality added through firmware. He did say that it is very well balanced to be able to surf channels in one hand. I like the big screen and the look of the product but after the initial wow factor goes away, that is very important that it is easy to use in the way you're comfortable with. I think I'll eventually get one, but if it doesn't do anything that my 890 can't do, I might as well wait until it does and get it for less money as the price drops as time goes by.