Logitech Harmony 720 Universal Remote
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 01-21-2007
Provided by: Logitech
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Introduction

So you've just put the finishing touches on that home theater setup that you have dreamed about for so long. A new 60" Plasma HDTV serves as the foundation of your media center. The DVR takes care of recording your favorite shows while you are away, and of course movies have never looked better than they do on your HD-DVD player. The 7.1 surround sound audio system has enough bass to wake the neighbors, but you aren't concerned about that. Relaxing comfortably in your theater-style leather recliner, you don't have a worry in the world... until it comes time to actually use your new equipment.

While the remote control still remains one of the greatest inventions in electronics history, things can get pretty complicated when more than one remote is needed to control your equipment. In our example above, you would have at least five remotes sitting on your coffee table. Sure, you could use each one independently to accomplish a simple task such as watching a movie, but that will take a great deal of time... not to mention what would happen when one of the kids or your dog wanders off with one of your remotes.

So what are you to do in a situation such as this? The universal remote has been around for years and is nothing new. I have owned a few myself with varying degrees of success. The setup for these remotes can be very difficult, even for someone who is tech-savvy. Oh, and if you happen to misplace the code booklet that came with the remote, well you might as well toss the unit and buy a new one. Logitech has been aware of these very problems for a while now and hopes to ease these consumer problems with the Harmony line of advanced universal remotes. Today we are looking at one of these Harmony remotes, the 720.



The Harmony 720 is one of about eight other remotes in the Harmony line. Features and requirements for the 720 are listed below.



I was unable to find a complete list of "specs" on Logitech's website (or any mention of the 720 for that matter) or any of the small handful of stores that sell the 720. Anyway, move along as we unpack the 720 and take a closer look at everything included...


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