"Not for all equipment and not for use in dark rooms"1.5 starson by NYCelectronicuser
Pros: Nice looking
Cons: Did not consistantly work the macos.
Summary: Couldn't use it even if it did program all my equipment!
The LCD blue screen's brightness over shadows the small dimly lit buttons. I need to use a remote in the dark. The Activity button is surrounded by a bright blue display as well. Brightness is not adjustable. The charging base has a small display and that is adjustable!
Tried to program a Panasonic Plasma, Denon DVD player, Sony Receiver, Panasonic DVD R, Motorola DVR and a Panasonic VHS. The Panasonic Plasma had the most bad commands. I couldn't program it nor could the 3 technicians from Harmony.
The 720 has no owner's manual. The installation disk hung ½ thru the installation. Use the installation from the website for the 880.
Battery indicator doesn’t always shows that it is fully charged for a few minutes out of the cradle.. Known problem.Updated
The Harmony 720 had three features over the Harmony Universal Remote for Xbox 360: the time on the display, a rechargable craddle and motion detection (that automatically enabled the back lighted keys and LCD display)
What I objected to were the following:
1) The LCD screen was overly bright for dark or no light in the room. You couldn't see the other backlighted keys unless you covered the LCD screen.
2) The keys were much smaller than those on the Harmony Universal Remote for Xbox 360 and you couldn't make out their functions
3) It had fewer keys than the Universal Remote for Xbox 360, though the 720 had two more dislays on the LCD. Not a purchase killer.
4) It didn't take the commands from my new Panasonic 65" 1080p plasma, the Universal Remote for Xbox 360 did.
5) Did not always sit on the craddle for charging
6)Battery indicator does not always say the remote is fully charged. Harmony knows about this problem as well as the overly bright LCD screen.