Harmony 550 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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harmony_550_remote.jpgThe Harmony 550 is the smallest and simplest of the Harmony remotes, but don't let that fool you. All the good things Harmony is known for are here, just in smaller doses. The 550 is capable of controlling a dozen components and has a black and white LCD display that can show four options at a time. The famous Harmony programming software, which is PC- and Mac-compliant, is included, as is the Help button to walk you through fixing problems with macro implementation. All this comes for under $130.

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The 550's rectangular shape isn't as glamorous as Harmony's more costly remotes, but it is still very functional. Want your lights to dim when playing a movie? No problem, the 550 can control IR lighting systems, too. The smaller-sized display can limit the number of options on a page, but that is the price you pay for the most inexpensive remote in the lineup. The 550 is still more than many will need to control their home theaters and more.

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HTR Product Rating for Harmony 550 Universal Remote Control

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4.5

Overall

4.5

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