"Works great!.....after the programming :o("4.0 starson by lepto
Pros: Operates every component of my home theater system almost flawlessly.
Cons: Programming the remote was a little tricky.
Summary: Once programmed the Harmony 880 by Logitech has, by in large, lived up to all of my expectations. Programming, however, did not go as smoothly as I would have liked. I received several messages that I had discovered a bug in their system and their web administrator had been notified. I don't know if their web administrator fixed the problem or if the problem may have been my error since I was using Opera during setup instead of IE6. Once I changed to Explorer, several hours later, (being sure to turn off all anti-virus, anti-spyware and pop-up blockers) the programming proceeded fairly easily. It does take some time to set up the remote but that is understandable given the thousands of combinations possible. Again, the error with the initial programming could have been mine and not Logitech's.
The remote itself does not seem, to me, to be as cheaply made as some have argued. It does suffer from some ergonomic problems in that the buttons on the side of the screen would, probably, work better if they were of a stickier rubber rather than hard plastic. Also the buttons for "Guide" and "Info" (used a lot while watching TV) seem be easier to use left-handed rather than right-handed. I wonder if the person designing the remote was a lefty? The color screen is nice and legible. The sensor that actvates the screen when sensing movement (like picking up the remote) is great and saves battery power. The docking station is lit making it easy to find and place the remote in the charger cradle even in the dark.
In short, there is defintely a learning curve as regards programming the 880 and its actual usage once programmed. This, however, is true of all new addtions to one's home theater system. Although programming the 880 takes some degree of computer savvy it mostly involves patience on the part of the user. As a practical matter most individuals should find the "getting acquainted period" with their new remote fairly short. Overall the 880 works wonderfully. It replaced a sack full of remotes and is so easy to use even my wife likes it.