07-02-2009 09:51 AM
Because our Harmony One died (but out of warranty) I have been offered a 50% discount on any Harmony remote from the Logitech online store. We liked our Harmony One a lot, but I am considering the 1100 (for $250).
As I understand it, the main advantages (of the 1100 over the One) are:
1)... RF capability (which would cost another $100 for the RF receiver/repeater)
2)... larger screen
3)... sex appeal (more glitz)
Features that I'm not sure are an advantage or disadvantage:
1)... fewer "hard buttons" ... touch screen used more extensively
2)... larger unit ... does it take two hands to comfortably operate??
3)... larger screen ... does it drain the battery quickly?
What are your thoughts? Especially those of you that have owned both?
Thanks very much,
07-02-2009 11:29 AM - edited 07-02-2009 11:30 AM
I'm still using both and am fully satisfied with them, each in its own distinctive way.
The 1100's balance between hard buttons and screen is well-thought-out and practical.
With the IR Extender two-handed operation is a different and efficient way of using the 1100, but the controls that get the most use are on the hard buttons so that one-handed operation is also perfectly practical, with or without the extender.
Like the One, the 1100 is best left on the base whenever it's not in use, so there is never a problem about depleting the battery.
07-02-2009 07:42 PM
07-03-2009 05:02 AM
06-24-2011 06:52 AM
The Harmony 900 is the same thing as the Harmony One except it includes RF. So if you're trying to decide based on that then consider the 900 vs the 1100. The main advantge of the 1100 is the bigger screen -- main disadvantage is fewer hard buttons, you cant make the chain command macros like inthe the ONe and 900 and 1100 doesn't have interactive help.
06-24-2011 07:07 AM
You also can't do Sequences with the 900 and as far as RF, the 900 can only control it's own RF Blaster, it cannot control RF devices. And you can purchase an RF Extender for the 1100. What the Blaster and RF Extender can do is control devices in a closed cabinet or in another room.