Logitech Harmony Elite alternatives?

coliander

Novice Member
Now that Logitech has officially announced the discontinuation of their Harmony range, can anybody suggest an alternative that might prove to be a better long-term option?
I wouldn't particularly mind going back to a multiple controller setup (I find the Harmony Elite to be a bit sluggish and temperamental), but I'm currently using an HDFury Vertex², and the Harmony has been a godsend in regards to integrating it into my current setup.
 

Webbserver

Well-known Member
My 2 Logitech remotes are still going strong (at the moment). However, iI've decided to back this Sofabaton X1.
It's 50% off and free delivery for the next 48 hours. Less than £70 so decided it was worth a punt, although delivery is not until November but at least they've delivered a previous generation.

Looks interesting
 
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Webbserver

Well-known Member
I have the U1 I don't think anyone has the X1 yet do they?
According to their timeline in the link, they seem to be suggesting that they have shipped some beta units, so I thought that was what you referring to.
The X1 appears to be a completely different proposition to the U1, but it would be interesting to get your insight and an overview.
 
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markymiles

Distinguished Member
Looks promising, tempted to throw £70 pounds at it. The prices used Harmony Elites are going for worth a punt I think..........
 
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jouster

Moderator
I’m looking forward to seeing people’s thoughts on these on release
 
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jouster

Moderator
In truth there are a few more on the horizon that handle Home Assistant stuff too(which I’m obviously abig fan of). Quite a bit more money but will be good to see how they pan out too
 
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rccarguy2

Well-known Member
Looks promising, tempted to throw £70 pounds at it. The prices used Harmony Elites are going for worth a punt I think..........

The issue I have is logitech remotes is online database, not off line? So once they take servers off line you're left with a brick.

If the software was truly off line it wouldn't matter, just learn codes and configure.
 
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Inked

Distinguished Member
The issue I have is logitech remotes is online database, not off line? So once they take servers off line you're left with a brick.

If the software was truly off line it wouldn't matter, just learn codes and configure.
I’ll worry about it when it happens, not jumping ship until I’m forced to by either the servers going off line or hardware failure. Whichever happens first!
 
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jouster

Moderator
I’ll worry about it when it happens, not jumping ship until I’m forced to by either the servers going off line or hardware failure. Whichever happens first!
I guess it will be more of an issue down the line when offline and a new device needs adding......ill be changing my lounge tv in the next year and possibly the amp...then I should be good for another 7-10
 
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Richardxx

Active Member
In any event I guess that the online logitech programme will still be around to allow learning new kit from original remotes even after they stop updating the database
 
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