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    The use of infrared (IR) to operate devices with a remote control has always had a few drawbacks, one of which is the requirement for line-of-sight between the remote and the device. However, an open cabinet full of devices and exposed cords and cables doesn’t quite fit into the uncluttered living room that many people prefer these days.


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    If someone felt like it, I'd be interested to see a breakdown of sorts about this vs an RF setup. Pros and cons.

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    Big fat con is that this is a wired solution. I had heard rumors about something coming and I was really hoping for an IR to RF back to IR solution from Harmony / Logitech, but that didn't happen.

    Best is to me the D solution with RF directly to a box. I wish there was a solution that would turn this into IR for other devices, but that doesn't exist.

    If items are within cable lenght this looks like a nice option (among many) if not RF seems to be the way to go. A shame logitech removed Z-Wave and macros from the 900 or I would have kept that remote

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    I'm at the point where I'm halfway thinking about getting a universal remote and the Logitech One and 900 are on my short list. The 1100 seems nifty but pretty much overkill for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBanditZ View Post
    I'm at the point where I'm halfway thinking about getting a universal remote and the Logitech One and 900 are on my short list. The 1100 seems nifty but pretty much overkill for me.
    The 1100 is a little overkill, but that's the fun in being an HD junkie always looking for the next "high" and it does work sweetly, BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    The 1100 is a little overkill, but that's the fun in being an HD junkie always looking for the next "high" and it does work sweetly, BTW.
    Let me have a little fun here for a moment.

    You and whoever else feels like it please finish these sentences for me:

    Buy a Harmony 900 if/for/because...

    Buy a Harmony One if/for/because...

    Buy a 1100 if/for/because...

    Buy another brand entirely if/for/because...


    I see what Logitech's comparison charts tell me but I'm trying to get more of a "real world" feel for all of it. I think I'd favor Logitech on ease of setup right off the bat going into it but I'm not completely closed off to considering other options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBanditZ View Post
    Let me have a little fun here for a moment.

    You and whoever else feels like it please finish these sentences for me:

    Buy a 1100 if/for/because...

    I see what Logitech's comparison charts tell me but I'm trying to get more of a "real world" feel for all of it. I think I'd favor Logitech on ease of setup right off the bat going into it but I'm not completely closed off to considering other options.
    I went from an Harmony 880 which I had for almost 5 yrs, to the 1100 for several reasons, most importantly The TOUCH screen capabilities
    The other remotes are great products but I found that due to the many buttons , whether they be lighted or not, sometimes if used in the dark can be pressed in error. And as I did on my 880 I had so many custom functions I created and assigned to many of the small buttons that it lead to confusion and most oftenly required turning a light to correct the problem. The 1100 has fewer physical buttons and they are well spaced so press the wrong one becomes less of a problem and the touch screen is definitely a Plus in this area. Good luck with your choice but either way a Harmony remote is a great universal asset for your system.
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    Here is what I needed -- Don't buy a 900 since logitech dropped the support for sequences / macros (not to be confused with activities.

    That made me take it back

    Also quite a few people are saying the RF in the 1100 is better than the RF in the 900 which people are having issues with.

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