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Old 01-01-2019, 08:59 PM
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:59 AM
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The reviewer does not talk about the tight Alexa integration with the Elite. I won't let Alexa anywhere near my house and I hate talking to machines. Luddite? Perhaps.

I'll stick with the Harmony Ultimate Home that I've used for five years now. Works great letting me keep all the boxes in another room.
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The reviewer does not talk about the tight Alexa integration with the Elite. I won't let Alexa anywhere near my house and I hate talking to machines. Luddite? Perhaps.

I'll stick with the Harmony Ultimate Home that I've used for five years now. Works great letting me keep all the boxes in another room.
"Alexa is compatible with Logitech Harmony Elite, Companion (formally Home Control), Smart Control, Ultimate, Ultimate Home, and Harmony Hub."

Alexa is only an option if you have an Echo device, so no need to be scared of the machine taking your job.

The Harmony Elite is a great product that works well.

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"Alexa is compatible with Logitech Harmony Elite, Companion (formally Home Control), Smart Control, Ultimate, Ultimate Home, and Harmony Hub."



Alexa is only an option if you have an Echo device, so no need to be scared of the machine taking your job.



Agree about the Alexa being an available option. The user must manually activate that option for it to work.
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"Alexa is compatible with Logitech Harmony Elite, Companion (formally Home Control), Smart Control, Ultimate, Ultimate Home, and Harmony Hub."

Alexa is only an option if you have an Echo device, so no need to be scared of the machine taking your job.

The Harmony Elite is a great product that works well.

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Old 02-16-2019, 11:02 AM
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Hey, knock yourself out. I'll pass.
Alexa ó My Music, volume up.

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Thanks for posting this. I was considering getting one and this kind of sealed the deal. Thanks again.
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Iíve had a Harmony Elite system for about three years. I would say it is just OK. The integration with my Lutron Caseta lighting controls is slow and stupid. After multiple trouble tickets and a plea to the president of the company, they just canít seem to fix it.

Also I need alternate IR codes for my McIntosh C1100 and they canít seem to bother with that either. That one I could fix myself with IR code capture, but thatís a lot of fiddly work.

Iíll give it a ĎCí, which could be an ĎAí if they could fix the nagging issues Iíve got.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:20 AM
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Iíve had a Harmony Elite system for about three years. I would say it is just OK. .....

....Iíll give it a ĎCí, which could be an ĎAí if they could fix the nagging issues Iíve got.
Similar to above, a B- for other reasons. I use our OPPO 205 as the hub in our simple media room for the OPPOs exceptional audio and video processing. But only one HDMI input. So, for now, a simple 'dumb' 4K HDMI switch in front.

So, enter the Elite. With proper sequencing and delays (a bit of trial and error...), you can get all this work w/o dark or blue screens (an EDID/HDCP handshake issue - the cost of a dumb switch).

But getting the Elite to sequence everything and add delays was just painful.

So, for simple set-ups it is a very nice remote, the layout is great, the backlit buttons are nice, but the ability to customize is somewhat frustrating.
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Maybe you guys are being overly critical.

Its easy to use, can do mostly anything with trial and error and the interface and updates works well.............nothing better at this price point for a DIY system.

Alexa integration works well for me most of the time.

My only complaint is wanting more than 2 IR mini-blasters.

I give it an A-

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