I got lucky and got my hands on the Harmony One two days ago (so stupid but I could have had it weeks earlier :P) and so far it is GREAT!!!! no more crashing H1000... no more looking at the LCD "all the time"
My comments so far:
- The desktop software that came with the remote is 7.4 (whereas the latest download is 7.3.2)
- Firmware version is 2.3 for reference
- Documentation indicates Mac and Vista compatibility (I installed onto my trusted XP)
- I was forced to create a new account during the S/W installation but then I logged out and back in with my old account info and simply replace my remote and everything worked
- Favorite Channel Icons now support larger res of 75x44 pixels
- Took over my old background but the new desktop S/W lacks the interface to allow me to change it?
- LCD quality is significantly better than the 880 (or at least my first batch 880) but not quite as good as the H1000
- BTW for those who always complained.... do you see the clock in the upper right corner
- The contact of the remote to the charger is much better and consistent
- I certainly agree with the PCMag review and love the unit so far
- Also no more reaching for my knife to gain access to the USB port like on the H1000
- LCD is bright enough in most conditions I had it in. It does look weired at times and simply does not look as good as the 1000.
- I have not seen any interface to upload custom buttons for commands nor activities yet (still hoping they will show up with finally option to create custom themes) but they do display the icon/image in the interface now besides the selection interface just there is no upload link
- Custom buttons definetely only have 6 per page and for activities there are only 3 but I would not want to see more (the 880 had buttons besides the LCD to allow for smaller icons) With this being a small touchscreen I find myself lacking the confidence of a 100% hit with my chubby fingers at times.
- the touchscreen is very sensitive so I find myself pressing it in error at times but mostly only the lower buttons for commands, favorite and device so no harm done
- with the 880 before and you can't feel your way around it at all but this one I think will do well, especially since they have attempted to design a few of them with different depth and shape. but I am not used to it yet so we will see
- I have not had my 670 I think for a long time so I can't remember if I would prefer the rubbery feel but the buttons on this are easy to press but not too easy to be accidentally triggered (except for the touch screen).
- I can feel and hear the clicking on the buttons but no cause for carpal tunnel syndrom
- overall it is very light but still feels solid but maybe because it's new and shiny and the touchscreen being so sensitive I find myself being very careful about handeling this unit so it is not quite as comfortable as it could be but maybe that will change ones I dropped it a few times. Certainly the remote and the buttons don't creak like the 520/570? I think I had for a real short time
- Battery life is definetely improved as it is still running since Sunday (4 days now) from it's first charge and indicating 2/3 capacity still!!
- the tilt sensor to activate the remote from standby is not as responsive as previous models
- There is a white light on the charger top and you can set it to two different levels of bright or turn it off all together.. pretty cool
- oh the soft buttons around the LCD lights up in orange when you switch to Device mode
- I did not go through the manual or the interface in detail but I did see some form of a transmitter/receiver looking thing on the lower end when I remove my battery cover and I think I do recall seeing learn label somewhere
- funny thing, like the remote is taunting me but when programming the PS3 it knows that it will not work with it as PS3 is BT but it still displays a bunch of buttons in the LCD
In all honesty ever since I upgraded from my 670 I have not been able to be truly "happy" with the usibility and feel of the remote no matter what fanciness LGT has added but I truly believe this is as of yet the closest thing to it. If I could get this design and feel, skip the touchscreen somehow and gain the confidence that it is rocksolid as the old designs it would certainly surpass the 670. In it's current form I would say it comes close enough and is a needed replacement for anything newer than the 670
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Shot with DMC-FX01