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Finally, after a few years, I decided to upgrade my Logitech remote. I have the logitech touch. I did buy the 650 just to make a review video and show people how to set it up and I’ll link that video down in the description and for some reason we can’t find that remote, so we’re back to the Logitech Harmony touch, which my wife hates. So I figured it was now time to upgrade and I wanted to get the 950, which I think is the same remote that’s in the elite package, just without the harmony hub situation, so that’s, the one I decided to get and when I was looking around for It all I could find was the Amazon renewed one for 149 bucks. So I was like hey. You know what why not let’s give it a shot. I’Ve never bought anything Amazon dude. So I figured hey. This is a good time to experiment so that’s. What I did and when I got the remote in April, I was actually surprised at the condition of the remote. It still had the little plastic things on there. It had no dents scuffs or scratches it pretty much looked like a brand new remote that somebody just decided to return honestly. I think that could have been this situation, but I don’t really know in the box. We have the remote control, a charging cable, a charging base and a data transfer cable. Now, as with all the other Logitech remotes, you do have to set this up with a computer.
So I put this up on my laptop and, as you can see, I’ve had three previous Logitech remotes and the app is cool because it saves all the settings from all of the remotes, which is handy since I have the Harmony touch already set up to do Everything we need to do currently, I went ahead and just had the app copy settings from the Harmony touch over to the Harmony 950, and that was super quick and easy, like I really didn’t need to set up anything more since I already had done it now. If you guys are wondering how to set it up – and you guys want a step by step walkthrough on how to set up one of these remotes, I did that in a previous video which I’ll link down in the description and with a card on top. So you guys can watch that step by step. I figured I didn’t need to do it all over again. So in this situation, since I needed the remote up and running really quickly, I just had it copy the settings over. So the Harmony 950 has a favorite channels, list kind of situation that you have to setup in app or so you have to select your TV service provider. In my case, it was Direct TV, then entered the zip code, and then I can access all the channels to place favorites on the LED screen. After choosing the channels from the list, then you figure out where you want them to live on screen the my Harmony app syncs to the remote and when it’s done, we are good to go.
I have the remote setup with activity. So when I tap DIRECTV, it turns on the AVR TV and sets the proper inputs. When I tap Oppo 203, it will turn on the Oppo change inputs on the AVR and then we’re watching a movie. Now, if I wanted to stream from the roku ultra, i would just press roku, ultra and change inputs to the Roku and then wake it up now. One of the big things I loved about this upgrade is the location of the buttons, as you can see, from both remotes here. The Harmony touch has the transport controls above the screen, whereas now the buttons are below the screen on the Harmony 950, and this is huge. Why is it huge techno dad? Well, when you have the remote in your hand, you don’t need to move your hand physically to hit the playpause and whatever buttons, as opposed to any of the other buttons like volume and channel up and down, whereas on the Harmony touch, I literally have to slide My hand up and when you do this, you kind of like do this balancing act where you either have to use two hands to do this or you have to pick up and press the fast forward play pause, stop buttons with your hand, while the remote is Resting on something else, so it’s pretty annoying when you’re holding the remote in your hand and everything is at your thumb and then all the playpause controls are up at the top of the remote it’s, just a pain in the butt so I’m glad they did that.
Another thing that was kind of weird that we experienced on the Harmony touches. Sometimes we would accidentally hit the off button while trying to press the rewind button and now with the new design. The off button is at the very very top, and there are no other buttons around there. So now that situation is totally cleared up, I don’t accidentally hit the power button when I’m hitting the rewind button. So all in all, I think the design changes to the harmony 950 are leaps and bounds better than the Harmony touch so I’m. Stoked about that. Another difference between the two remotes is that the Harmony touch can only handle eight devices, whereas the Harmony 950 can handle 15 devices. So if you are the person that has a ton of different devices, the Harmony 950 is probably just a way to go. Another cool feature on the 950 is that you get feedback when you actually press a button on the LED screen. Now we did not get that before with the Harmony touch, but with the 950 it actually vibrates, so that you know that command has been input into the remote. So I think that’s pretty cool as you don’t have any guesswork Wahl did it know that I press the button. Did it register what’s going on? Why is this thing not changing, so I, like that aspect, that’s pretty cool and with the activities and devices menus they actually have different colors at the top.
The activity screen has a teal banner at the top, and the devices screen has a blue banner at the top of the screen. These visual cues are great and if there’s any confusion like the other night, my wife was like. Why is this not changing anything, and I looked at the top – and I was like oh you’re in Devices just tap activities and then tap Direct TV to get back to normal TV and she’s like okay, swiping, left and right and scrolling up or down on screen? Is very responsive and the button presses give a satisfying click okay, so the biggest test for me is it’s. My wife gon na like this remote and you know, can she turn on the TV when I’m? Not there? Can she use the remote without issues, and does she just not hate it like she hated the other Harmony touch so far, she’s really happy with it, which is great for me, because then I don’t have her complaining about it. All the time like she was with the touch almost every day, something would happen whether she’s, rewinding or fast forwarding, then, all of a sudden. It changes out of her whatever she’s watching to a different channel and all this dad in the other, and I thought it was because she wasn’t actually pressing the buttons or she was pressing fast forward and then she’s press stop by accident. I don’t know what the situation was, but she was not having a good time with that remote.
It was just bad and all she wants to do is watch TV and turn it on, and she just understands that it’s just not that easy. Now the 950 performs, as it should, controlling everything on my living room, home, theater and that’s, the TV AVR Xbox, OBO 203 direct tv box, Roku ultra Apple TV 4k and whatever else I might actually have in for review. Since I do review a lot of different things, and I constantly changing things in the setup, this will allow me to just you know, add another device and make it work without me having to do a whole lot of juggling around to just go to the app Add the new device add a new activity set awesome love it now, as far as buying my first Amazon dude product, I was actually pretty surprised about the condition of the remote control, and I don’t know if this was again like somebody just bought it and was Just like yeah and returned it and never touched the thing: we’re never used it, never unplugged it. The cables all looked brand new, the remote looked brand new and, as you can see, it is a nasty fingerprint magnet and getting the fingerprints off this thing. Isn’T really. The easiest thing to do so I’m, not sure what goes on with the renewed process, but I pretty much lucked out, maybe or maybe this is how it is I’m – not a hundred percent sure about that.
But I am now not thinking twice about buying Amazon renewed. As I stated before, this was 149. You can buy them brand new for 1.99 at BampH, and I believed these were 250 when they came out a few years ago. So, if you’re looking for a remote control to replace a lot of your remote controls just for daily use, I think this is a good option, especially at 149. I think that’s, a great price. I believe I bought the Harmony touch 499 back in the day when they were having a sale on Crutchfield, so definitely check out the Logitech Harmony 950 and again, if you need a step by step, walkthrough I’ll put a link in the description to that other video. I made a couple years ago now, if you guys have any questions about this or anything else. Let me know down in the comments below or hit me up on social or email, whichever you like to use and that’s pretty much it for this video. If you liked it go ahead, smash that, like button and don’t, forget to subscribe to my channel using the button in the middle your screen. Once again, my name is Shauna d. I’M.