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Harmony 900 & 1100 remotes

Discussion in 'CEDIA EXPO 2009' started by Grady Hollums, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Grady Hollums

    Grady Hollums Second Unit

    Oct 24, 1999
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    I have been using the Phillips Pronto Remote TSU3000/01, and I have loved it for a long timew, but I think it is finally on its last leg the touch screen is not calibrating and it will not allow me to press the calibrate button to recalibrate it. So, I'm in the market for a new remote, but the new Phillips remotes are just too expensive for me, so now I looking into the new Harmony 900 & 1100 remotes. I know they were at Cedia, and I was just wondering if anyone had any information on these remotes and if they would suggest me to purchase them, and if there is anyone that has used the Pronto remotes and compared to the Harmony remotes. Thanks in advance!
  2. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    I didn't gather any information while out at Cedia that
    would answer your question.

    However, I have owned both Pronto and Harmony
    remotes and for me, I prefer Harmony.

    ....however, that doesn't mean that's the better choice.

    I just hate any remote that I have to sit and spend
    time programming. Years ago, Pronto remotes required
    that a person have a bit of programming knowledge in
    order to program. I would spend hours in front of the
    computer creating individual screens and buttons. It
    was cumbersome. For some, however, it's a treat.

    Harmony remotes, on the other hand, are simple to
    program. Connect it to the computer, connect to
    their database, and you get walked through easy-to-
    understand programming steps complete with one
    touch commands that will turn on and off a sequence
    of components.

    Pronto remotes are nicer (and more expensive) than
    Harmony remotes -- but I will personally take the
    simplicity of Harmony remotes over a Pronto anyday.

    BTW, I am currently using the HARMONY ONE. A
    real step up from the various Harmony remotes I owned
    over the years.

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