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Logitech VIP Store - Refurb Harmony 900 - 139.99 or One - 99.99 w/FREE shipping

LiquidIce 133 October 24, 2012 at 05:21 AM in Tech & Electronics (7) More Logitech Deals
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  • The Logitech VIP Store currently has the Harmony 900 for $139.99 and Harmony One for $99.99
  • The Harmony 900 Refurb is normally $219 from the Logitech store and has been $159.99 with coupon on occasion.
  • The Harmony One can be bought new from Costco right now for $109.99 if you have a Costco membership this is probably a better deal for a brand new remote with Costco's great return policy.
  • This had been previously posted but has been out of stock in the VIP Store.
  • I'd been waiting for a good deal on the Harmony 900 for awhile.
  • BTW- I already own a Harmony 900 - it is a great remote if you need RF. The One is better if you don't need RF capability in your remote since it has sequences (button macros) and is cheaper. I previously owned the Harmony 880 and 890 and they are both great remotes, but the 900 feels faster has a much higher resolution screen and compared to the 890 - the 900 doesn't require you to plug the RF Receiver into your computer each time to program it, on the 900 the RF Receiver is programmed via RF by the remote itself. Overall I've been really happy with the 900, other than of course the missing sequences. You can find out a lot more about it by doing a quick Google search or reading the Harmony 900 thread over on avsforum.com
  • To get into the Logitech VIP store, you must have previously purchased something from the logitech.com store - simply use your login/password for logitech.com to login to the VIP store.
  • For those without VIP status, you might be able to get it using a trick found here (thanks to blackrain for the original post and links):
    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=39512841&postcount=16
  • This had been previously posted but has been out of stock in the VIP Store.
  • UPDATE: Just received a 10% coupon to the Logitech VIP store until 11/5, bringing the price DOWN to 125.99 for the Harmony 900 and 89.99 for the Harmony One! Code maybe unique - check your email.
  • For those that already ordered, try calling 1-800-231-7717 from Monday - Friday, 6:00am - 6:00pm PST and Saturday - Sunday, 7:00am to 5:00pm PST and asking for the difference!

I don't know why - but my post keeps getting its line breaks removed - making it look like I wrote one super long line. Hoping that using bullets fixes it.

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#61
Can anyone highlight the differences between the 900 and the 890? I am replacing my 890 with this, as it's had some problems programming and other minor issues.
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Can anyone highlight the differences between the 900 and the 890? I am replacing my 890 with this, as it's had some problems programming and other minor issues.
I own both - what would you like to know? Obviously the main difference is the layout of the remote. I can honestly say I like the layout of the 890 - but the One/900 layout is also good - I think I just need to get used to it and I will like it a lot once that happens. I definitely like the way the numbers are laid out as it makes it a lot easier to enter numbers - at times on the 890, I have mashed the buttons and hit 4 numbers.

In terms of programming - with the 900 you only have to hook the remote up to the computer. The RF receiver is programmed by the remote wirelessly, it is really cool and a lot more convenient. You can also make some programming changes on the remote itself without needing a computer - things such as whether the device is controlled by the RF receiver or by IR on the remote is all done on the remote.

I also find the 900 to be more reliable in terms of me pressing buttons and my Directv receiver getting it (I have an HR24).

The Mini IR blasters that come with the 900 are different than in the 890. The 890 comes with little IR blasters that you can stick to your devices individually. It would work regardless of whether you have your equipment in a cabinet or just have it out of your line of sight. The 900's mini IR blasters are more intended to sit in a cabinet or something and hit multiple devices. They do a multidirectional blast, but it isn't the ideal solution for me. You also only get 2 of them, and the RF receiver only has 2 plugs instead of the 890's 4. Unfortunately the 890's RF receiver is not compatible with the 900. (Also note that Z-wave is not compatible with the 900).

You can also re-use the little IR blasters that come with your 890 if you buy a Mono 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone jack converter ( like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2 ) and if you need to use more than 2 of them you can get a splitter to do it (like this one: http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2 ).

The one drawback (other than the lack of Z-wave) of the 900 is the lack of sequences. Not everyone used them, but if you did - then you will miss it on the 900. Sequences in Harmony speak is the ability to program the remote to perform up to 5 different commands when you press a single button. For example, on Directv, turning on closed captioning involes you pressing the Yellow button, the right arrow 2 times, down once and then Select. You can't do this with the 900. Activities and stuff like that still work just like on the 890, but not sequences.

Last thing is that you will have to setup a new Harmony account for the 900 - for whatever reason, any programming you've done with other remotes such as the 880, 890, One, etc will not carry over like they normally would with other Harmony models. So you need to re-do everything from scratch.

Overall - I'm still happy with the 900. It isn't perfect but the RF works great for me (better than the 890 imho) and I don't use sequences or Z-wave.
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Quote from zgendron View Post :
I was able to use the following loophole. Thanks Jellopants
  1. Close out of your browser and re-open it.
  2. Go to logitech.com (don't use the link in the post above this time).
  3. Go into the Products section, pick a product, and click until you get to the screen that shows you the "Add to Cart" button
  4. Click Add to Cart to add a product to the cart. This time, you should get a standard cart (no more VIP login screen).
  5. Fill out the form as though you're going to place an order, including the account setup information.
  6. Don't enter credit card info - choose the "PayPal" option and click continue.
  7. Click Continue on the Shipping details screen.
  8. DON'T GO ANY FURTHER. Leave this browser tab open, and open a new browser tab
  9. Enter/click on the link to the VIP store here
  10. You should now have access to the VIP store.
Great deal, especially today when I got home and my 890 is dead. Thanks a lot!
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#64
thanks. entered the backdoor first time around and snagged a 900 and a One, plus the PS3 adapter at really good prices. only one per customer, but i needed a third remote. went back today via the front door -- using the account details created previously -- and was able to snage a second 900. thanks and repped.
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#65
WOW just WOW ! got the remote today (surprising UPS is out delivering in the storm..) 900 it looks like it went thru hell and back the cradle is even worst, the blaster is missing so are all the other cables. No manual no CD no nothing ! This is great refurbished product ! I tought Logitech supposed to be much better then this
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WOW just WOW ! got the remote today (surprising UPS is out delivering in the storm..) 900 it looks like it went thru hell and back the cradle is even worst, the blaster is missing so are all the other cables. No manual no CD no nothing ! This is great refurbished product ! I tought Logitech supposed to be much better then this
Mine came in the original box. It was obviously opened but everything was there. Basically looks like a returned product.

You should call Logitech support.
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Mine came in the original box. It was obviously opened but everything was there. Basically looks like a returned product.

You should call Logitech support.
Exactly the opposite experience, very poor condition and hell of scratches. The battery was in the remote and bulging, which I know is the sign of severe use and close to dying (experience with harmony one and 880, 700). No Manual, no CD, No blaster wires or unit.Mad

Will call customer service tomorrow for an exchange or return.
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#68
BUMP- Still in stock and just got a 10% off coupon for the VIP Store. Email says the code is unique, so check your email to see if you got a code.

Going to try to call them when they open this morning and see if I can get the difference back.

Sorry to hear some people got crappy refurbs. I didn't get mine yesterday because of the storm - should arrive today or tomorrow.
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Just an update - Logitech said they can't offer refunds for the difference on the 10% coupon and you need to return / re-buy the item. But Logitech will pay shipping both ways - so I'm going to return mine which should be arriving today and re-buy it.

Stupid on Logitech's part to waste money on shipping both ways - but that is what they want to do!
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#70
Anyone got a 10% coupon code to spare? I never received an email with one.
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#71
I never got my 10% code either and really would like to have one!
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#72
After about a month with my refurb (perfect condition) Harmony One, I'm a huge fan. Replaced the remotes for my TV, cable box, soundbar, DVD player, and Roku. Set-up is quick and fairly intuitive.

Just bought another Harmony One for my dad for xmas.
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#73
Request for a 10% VIP code if you have one and won't use it!
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#74
just got my remote today.. get this error message when setting up:

This product was previously identified as defective and replaced under warranty. It has been disabled and therefore you will not be able to continue setting up or using this remote.

If you have received a replacement remote please confirm it is connected and try again.

Can't wait to get a reply back from customer service.

Another disappointing experience with a Logitech product.
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#75
Just pulled the trigger on a refurb 900 for $140 plus tax/shipping.

My 880 has finally annoyed me enough to finally force an upgrade lol
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