Logitech Harmony 900

The Good Sleek design, in terms of cosmetics and ergonomics; PC programmable; excellent button layout and design that now includes new Blu-ray-centric buttons; high-resolution LCD that offers a touch-screen interface and touch-sensitive buttons for navigation of onscreen menus; rechargeable lithium ion battery and docking station; RF option included--and it's very easy to set up.

The Bad Price will scare off some buyers; PS3 control requires add-on dongle; dearth of user-programmable multi-device macros will frustrate advanced users.

The Bottom Line The Logitech Harmony 900 is an impressive universal remote but it loses some of its luster with the release of the Harmony Ultimate, which replaces it in the Harmony line.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Ecosystem 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Value 6.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Logitech Harmony 900

Aug 2009

Editors' note (January 27, 2010): Some Harmony 900, 1000, and 1100 users may experience difficulty connecting their remotes to the Harmony software when using Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). More information on specific symptoms and the appropriate solutions is available at Logitech's Web site.

Confused about how this model stacks up to other Harmony remotes? See CNET's Which Logitech universal remote is right for you? for updated comparisons and recommendations.

Editors' note: This review has been updated to specify that the Logitech Harmony 900 does not support the programming of customized multi-step macro commands beyond those of the automatic activity-based menu system.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand Logitech
  • Type universal remote control
  • Supported Devices TV, DVR, Blu-ray player, Cable box, DVD player, AV receiver
  • Features Rechargeable, Back-lit buttons, Easy online set up, Supports 5000+ brands, One-click activity buttons
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