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Old 04-20-2009, 03:36 PM
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Default Harmony 720

Check out Tom Landy's review of the Harmony 720:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh..._Them_All/2706
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:44 PM
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Cool... I actually just purchased this remote about 10 minutes before seeing that this review was posted! My roommate stepped on my Harmony 550 and cracked the screen on it so I decided to purchase the 720. Glad to hear Tom liked it so much!
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:52 PM
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Check out Tom Landy's review of the Harmony 720:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh..._Them_All/2706
i would like to add that you can get this 20$ add-on to the ps3 and control everything but the power on/off from the remote using the harmony (i have the 880) PS3 IR Adapter

the device is listed in the harmony database and so it was pretty painless to setup... i basically stuck the included little remote in storage and haven't seen it since!
the on/off thing isnt a showstopper for me... as its easily done when inserting/ejecting discs.
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Just a heads up, Logitech has announced a new device that will convert bluetooth to ir and allow full discrete control of the ps3 including power (which simple usb/ir solutions thus far have not). Don't know when its shipping yet....
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:13 PM
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Default Happy 720 owner here

The 720 is my 3rd Harmony remote and the best one yet.
I've still not found a reason to upgrade to the One or 8xx series. The slim and full color 720 does everything I could ever want and doesn't eat batteries like my 520 and 550 do.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:17 PM
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I love the design. It looks much better than the 890. It's not as big and clunky, and doesn't send the dogs running for cover if it accidentally hits the floor.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:26 PM
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I had the Harmony 520 remote which has a very similar design to this one. The "Devices" button stopped working after about two years. I had to throw it out, that button is essential and once it stopped responding--it was useless. I'm not buying another Harmony remote with this flaky design.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:27 PM
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My impressions were that the 720 (to me) felt slightly cheaper than the 550... I was glad I paid like $45 for mine rather than the full MSRP of $199. As it is I'm happy with my upgrade, but if I had paid $199 and gotten what I got I would have been slightly dissapointed. I think the 720 would still just barely win out in a head to head, but mostly for the rechargeability of the remote.

In some cases the extra soft buttons you get with the 720 are nullified by the fact that they removed the A/B buttons from the remote But, over all I'm very happy with it. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat given the right deal. Otherwise I might point perspective harmony owners to other models.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:31 PM
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I've been looking at getting a remote but haven't found the right one yet. Any idea if this can be programmed to control an HTPC with Media Center? That would allow me to finally trim down to one remote.
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My impressions were that the 720 (to me) felt slightly cheaper than the 550... I was glad I paid like $45 for mine rather than the full MSRP of $199. As it is I'm happy with my upgrade, but if I had paid $199 and gotten what I got I would have been slightly dissapointed. I think the 720 would still just barely win out in a head to head, but mostly for the rechargeability of the remote.

In some cases the extra soft buttons you get with the 720 are nullified by the fact that they removed the A/B buttons from the remote But, over all I'm very happy with it. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat given the right deal. Otherwise I might point perspective harmony owners to other models.

Yeah, I just bought mine for $65 so I feel like I got a great deal. The lack of A/B buttons actually was kind of a bummer because that's what I used to change video settings quickly. But it'd be easy enough to just re-assign them to the '#' and '*' buttons on the 720.
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