Pros Very intuitive online interface. Even if you do not get thru the initial setup with the pre-defined options set correctly there is easy ways to change the setup.
Cons Must buy $15 Nyko USB / Infrared remote to help control Sony Playstation 3 functions but even then you have to power on / off the Playstation manually.
Summary This online setup of the remote gives you endless combinations of ways to setup your system by turning on only the devices you need for certain functions and turning those devices to the proper function. (i.e. putting the tuner on tuner, cable/Sat, CD or other functions. I have a multiple zone AV receiver with an extra receiver to power out door speakers. So I can be watching TV on my main zone receiver while also having the main receiver zone 2 set on tuner on which is linked to my extra receiver set to AUX input to power the outdoor speakers that can be playing a different souce such as the radio. All this can be done with the touch of a single button on the remote. So far I have not found a limitation to setup the Harmony 1100 screen buttons and can be customized to work any button found on any remote controls you have in your possession. The handy motion sensor auto lights up the remote for the custom amount of time that you set from 10 seconds to over 1 minute during inactivity. Full screen color with multiple screen levels allows for variable activities within each activity. For instance you can setup 24 favorite channels for the watch TV function by setting up 6 icons on 4 separate screens. You can get icon pictures from this website. http://www.lyngsat-logo.com/
Pros Works like a charm, can handle up to 3 wireless extenders
Cons removed sequences (i.e. macros - don't worry, activities are alive and well), must be programmed from scratch
Summary Bottom line, I don't think this author knows harmony remotes as well as he should in order to be reviewing them.
Two corrections to this review from a beta tester that's been using this for 3-4 months.
1. There is no motion sensor, it's a tilt sensor. Some harmony remotes have a tilt sensor that detects when you pick up the remote (like the 1100), while there are a few harmony remotes that have a motion sensor. For instance, the 520 has a motion sensor that detects the slightest vibrations when the remotee is in 'deep sleep' mode. This can often be triggered by just walking in the room. The tilt sensor remotes actually need to be picked up.
2. The reviewer is likely on an old firmware, as there is no screen saver anymore. It was eliminated during the beta testing because it generally serves no purpose. The images show once, if you're lucky, before the remote dims and goes into charging mode. All the feature did was stem discussion on how to make the remote work as a digital photo frame when in the dock. The screen isn't built for that type of use. As a result, many of the beta testers suggested it be removed.
As far as the remote goes, perhaps it's because I've used 5 different remote models over the past 3 years and am extremely familiar with the harmony programming, but I don't think that programming 6+ devices is hard. I was able to very quickly program 7 devices (6 activities) into my 1100 w/ wireless extender. Skimming the review, I didn't see any mention of the removal of sequences on the 1100. Note, sequences = macros, activities (the basis of harmony remotes) still exist.
The 1100 is a solid remote and works well in my main setup. I use an 890 in my bedroom and have used in the past a One, 880, and 510. I'm on the logitech forums a lot and am a "Logi Legend" there. So never fear if you run into problems programming the remote. There are two active "Logi Legends" as well as many others helping out those with problems. Also, in conjunction with Logitech limiting phone support to the first 60 days after initial programming of the remote, they have increased the official Logitech presence on their forums as well.
Pros You can upload your own images to use as favorites. The touchscreen is very responsive in comparison to the 1000. You can assign soft buttons to do whatever you want and use a decent library of icons for them. Great product.
Cons Price, I have had trouble setting buttons in an activity for devices not part of that activity (example: putting a button to operate my fan on the Watch TV screen)
All things I can live with.
Summary I own a Harmony 1000 as well which I love but always wanted to have more control of what and where buttons were named and located on the touchscreen and now the 1100 does it. If you are ready to spend $500 to $600 with the rf extender for a remote and want to set it up and tweak it yourself, You can't go wrong with this one.
Pros Relatively Easy Setup, touch screen and buttons, nice design, charging dock, ease of use.
Cons Expensive, different style touch screen then most tablets
Summary If you decide to invest in this remote you won't be disappointed! Does everything it says it should do and more. Easy setup with the option to control every aspect of the remote and your system. The touch screen is a little less responsive then many personal tablets, but the screen seems more rugged then tablets too.
Pros none, it sucks!
Cons I too spent hours on the phone with Apple and Logitech NO HELP!
Summary I was psyched to get this thought it would be awesome to have a universal remote but after 3 hours of trying to get it to work with my mac I was so aggravated I boxed it up and returned it. I will NEVER buy another logitech product.