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[Best Buy] Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Home Hub - $79.99

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[Best Buy] Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Home Hub - $79.99

Hi everyone. I am in the market for a new Harmony remote, and came across these 2 deals. Can anyone comment on whether these are good deals or not? Thanks a lot.

Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Home Hub - $79.99
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lo ... y/11421695


Logitech Harmony 665 - $59.99
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lo ... k/11421696
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Newbie
Oct 10, 2005
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Ottawa
Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Home Hub is amazing. Buy it.
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Jul 20, 2006
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i have one for each tv.. but primarily ONLY use this to turn the tv on and off with Alexa and google assistant.
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Jan 9, 2019
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you can use it to IR blast anything. you can use IFTTT with alexa, to make anything non smart IR device, smart
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Oct 19, 2009
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Mississauga
Upvoting because I bought one and recommend it to everyone.

Turning on/off the sound bar, TV, and cable box with one voice command never gets old.
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Both are good prices, the Hub might be slightly better value.

The Hub has advantages in that it can work with Amazon Alexa/Google Home. It can also work with the Harmony app on your phone to allow your phone act as the remote. In addition, it can connect via bluetooth to devices, eg home computer theatre. The Smart control remote does not have to be pointed at the hub for the remote to work. The remote only communicates with the Hub. The Hub itself is the actual device that blasts out the IR codes to your various devices. And The battery in the Smart remote seems to last forever. Does not have back lit keys.

The 665 (new model?) feels better in your hand and has back light buttons. You need to keep the remote pointed at your devices during the start up and shut down sequences. This could be 10 seconds or more. Batteries will need to be replace about every 3-4 weeks depending on use.

Both are capable of working with simple TV/set top box settings right up to complicate full blown home theatres.

I have worked with both and have landed on the Hub with Smart remote. $79 has been seen a number of times before but I don't think it has been lower.

I would get the Hub over the 665 at $59, but both are great remotes.
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FYI, they come in a plain white rectangle box. Not the retail box that you would expect. I bought 2 last week.
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Dec 11, 2005
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This is pretty much a "regular" price for Best Buy. It would be on sale at this price every few weeks or so. But yes, get the hub. it's great.
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Jan 29, 2015
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Markham, ON
Been wanting to get one of these but am I really that lazy? Buy now think later?
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Mar 4, 2014
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Love the hub! Best investment to control using Alexa.
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Jeeverz wrote:
Oct 17th, 2019 11:19 am
FYI, they come in a plain white rectangle box. Not the retail box that you would expect. I bought 2 last week.
Yeah, I was surprised with this, it looks packaged like a refurbished unit.
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Is it just me or are the pics for the app misleading?? What i see is way different and uglier than what is shown in pics...
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Jan 29, 2015
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poopdedoop wrote:
Oct 17th, 2019 12:02 pm
Yeah, I was surprised with this, it looks packaged like a refurbished unit.
Can anyone confirm if it's refurbished?
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Oct 17, 2010
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mskacey wrote:
Oct 17th, 2019 12:13 pm
Can anyone confirm if it's refurbished?
Definitely refurbished. I returned my "white box" version at the local BB the other day and the person doing the return was confused as to why they would send me a refurb to begin with. Suffice to say they've ordered a "new" one for me that should arrive today. I'll update when I receive it.

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