Originally Posted by trevordj
There is absolutely nothing in the cnet review (or on Harmony's website) about whether the remote itself has an IR emitter like the ultimate (which is why I asked). It briefly mentions that all devices are controlled via IR from the hub but doesn't say whether you can do so from the remote directly like you can with the ultimate. If you will recall when the latest generation form factor of Harmony remotes was released there were a few that did not have IR built into the remote itself.
Maybe you were just joking but your post makes it sound as if it is blatantly obvious that IR is built into the remote. Based on their past products I don't see that it is, hence I asked here. I hope you are right though, if it has IR built into the remote I will purchase one, or two.
Look at the picture that shows the underneath of the remote on the cnet interview. If that is not an IR window I will blend one of these and eat it!
Maybe because I have been using Harmony remotes since they came out, but I will bet dollars to donuts that I am right on this count!
And seriously, you think the new Flagship from Harmony would NOT have direct IR control???
Well, I just got around to reading the press release and I will say with 100% certainty that it does indeed have direct IR control.
Logitech Harmony® 950
Logitech Harmony 950 is the best Harmony infrared universal remote yet for control of TV, movies, music, and games. Its color touchscreen provides powerful, intuitive control of up to 15 devices. The all-new design has a color touchscreen that uses gestures including swipes and taps to change channels, fast-forward or rewind, and adjust the volume. The motion sensing, backlit buttons and improved button layout make it easy to find the right button, even in the dark. The replaceable, rechargeable battery offers 20% greater capacity over its predecessor, and set up is quick and simple.
Logitech Harmony® Elite
Logitech Harmony Elite delivers the same great feature set as the Harmony 950
, paired with the power of the Harmony Hub. Whether using the mobile app or advanced touchscreen remote, Harmony Elite offers seamless control of your entertainment—and your connected home. With the Harmony Elite, you can replace remotes for up to 15 entertainment devices, and combine that with control popular smart home products including lights, locks, and thermostats, either directly with one touch, on customizable schedules, or even when away from home