"Fully Functional '1000' with some new tweaks"5.0 starson by Wannabe Actuary
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.