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Well I may be jumping the gun, but I know right now, I WANT ONE. By it's look it should be a replacement for the 880, with a small touch screen so 1000 envier's can have some touching fun too!


I can't wait! Hoping this turns into a thread full of happy owners. Right now ... Let The Drooling Begin!


Update: I have one now and it's da bomb! Make sure you visit the IconHarmony website and partake in the wonder of the icons! See the links below.


From Logitech's site:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/re.../3898&cl=us,en

http://assets.logitech.com/logitechp...node&node=1782


PC Mag Review:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2243870,00.asp


IT Wire Review:
http://www.itwire.com/index.php?opti...967&Itemid=532


CNet Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/remote-contr...?tag=cnetfd.mt


About.com Review:
http://hometheater.about.com/od/audi...onyoneshrt.htm


Extreme Tech Review:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...039TX1K0000564


PC World Review:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142919/article.html


I4U News Review:
http://www.i4u.com/full-review-364.html


AVS' own Ara & Braden weigh in:
http://www.htguys.com/archive/2008/March14.html


The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/te...yt&oref=slogin





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Looks cool..... Kinda like a 550 on top and a rounded 880 on the bottom.... i hope they actually spent time on the ergonomics like they say cause my 890s are a pain to operate sometimes. I hope they don't forget to include z-wave like they did with the 1000!
 

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I knew they were about to update the lineup as a local dealer has none in stock and some fishy info on new part #ers. He did not know what they were planning but it was something. He said we have to wait for CES.


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I don't think a touch screen for that type of remote is practical. It looks and sounds promising. But the big difference between a lot of these harmony remotes, are just the bells and whistles. There are some other differences and the more you spend the more customizable you can probably make things with how they look on your remote menu screen and such but... all these remotes will do what you want it to. It's just a matter of personal taste, and if you can/want to afford a remote that's really pricey. I have the 670 and it works pretty damn good with my DVR, HD-DVD player, Onkyo reciever, and my HDTV. All I need it to do! Of course, I know, different strokes from different folks, and this of course is just a matter of personal opinion. I do think that the 880 is a fantastic remote too, just out of my price range. But if you want to spend more money than the 880, why not just go for the real touch screen experience?
 

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I don't think a touch screen for that type of remote is practical. It looks and sounds promising. But the big difference between a lot of these harmony remotes, are just the bells and whistles. There are some other differences and the more you spend the more customizable you can probably make things with how they look on your remote menu screen and such but... all these remotes will do what you want it to. It's just a matter of personal taste, and if you can/want to afford a remote that's really pricey. I have the 670 and it works pretty damn good with my DVR, HD-DVD player, Onkyo reciever, and my HDTV. All I need it to do! Of course, I know, different strokes from different folks, and this of course is just a matter of personal opinion. I do think that the 880 is a fantastic remote too, just out of my price range. But if you want to spend more money than the 880, why not just go for the real touch screen experience?

I disagree. Having the 880 and using the "Favorites" feature, being able to touch the logo icon instead of the little side button would be a marked improvement. I also think the redesign of the buttons (the picture in the CES magazine is better than my scan) is sorely needed in the 880 type remote. I figure (and I could be wrong) that this will replace the 880/890 and hit the $250 list of the 880 and be a great replacement. I'm also going to theorize that the name "One" is not a coincidence. It is a rethinking of their remotes and a new (third) beginning. Here's hoping for a new improved software interface too.
 

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If they end up replacing the 880 with this and they have the same $250 price tag, then I take back what I said. I don't think they'll do that but here's hoping they do.


I mean again, I love the models that are pricier than my 670, I just can't justify spending that much on replacing four other remotes. $250 wouldn't be bad for a touch screen remote though. As I said, different strokes for different folks
 

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Another sign is the ever dropping price of the 880. Check Techbargains.com for the latest deal from Dell!

Can we say ... inventory clearance?
 

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I had a touch screen remote before and will probably never go back to it. I like to be able to use commands on my remote without having to look at it. Touch screens are impossible to tell where your hand is and what action you are about to press. I hope they bring more to the product than just touch screen.
 

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According to their info sheet the One was introduced last year!!


Ya'd think we'd have known about it!? HA!


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Title: Harmony One Date of Release: Jan 5, 2007
 

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Based on the high-resolution pictures, it looks like Logitech Harmony finally got their act together on button feel and button layout.


Check out the pictures at Engadget below (click pic):



 

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dang.... i wish i was going to ces so i could hold it to see how it feels in the hand. might have to upgrade my 880 for this.
 

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It certainly looks like a more ergonomic button layout... I'd still like to hear some first-hand feedback about tactile response, though.


Also, while the touch screen is nice, it looks like it limits the number of activities/soft buttons you can display at once.
 

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The welcome replacement to the excellent 880 keeps everything we loved (easy remote programming via computer software, ability to control multiple components/inputs with one button, and a color LCD display) and fixes the 880's biggest problem: button shape and placement. Logitech has completely revamped the keys by making them larger and easier to use, and the remote feels more comfortable in your hand.
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Button size and placement on the Harmony One is its biggest selling point for those looking to upgrade. The 880 features buttons that are obviously shaped to fit on the remote, not to be comfortable for the fingers pushing the buttons. Some are so small as to be almost unusable for those with chunky digits. The frequently used volume and channel buttons are long but extremely narrow. The Harmony One throws away these hard-to-use keys in favor of large, easy-to-push rectangular and square ones with rounded soft edges. (Check out the slide show for button comparisons.)


The Harmony One's new touch-screen LCD is so much sharper and brighter (220 by 176 pixels) that it makes the 880's LCD (160 by128 pixels) look like an old Casio wristwatch...
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Ultimately, the superb setup software and a newly overhauled, more comfortable design, along with a cool, new touch-screen LCD, make the Logitech Harmony One the best remote control for the money, and our Editors' Choice.

Harmony One vs. Harmony 880



Harmony 720 vs Harmony One
 

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I can't find anything on the website about RF or Z-Wave!


I guess I'll have to wait for the Harmony Two since I can't live without RF.
 
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