By Lisa Johnston
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The Harmony H688 Digital Video Remote from Intrigue Technologies offers a sleek and intuitive design, along with additional activity buttons and navigation keys.
It also is said to simplify complex programming using its Internet-powered Smart State Technology, which removes the barrier that exists between the average users and their entertainment.
The Harmony H688 is custom configured on a personal home page accessible by both PCs and Macs. This simplified approach eliminates the need to perform complicated programming required of other universal remote controls. Users simply answer a series of online prompts about an A/V system. The remote is configured by downloading all instructions for each user's unique mix of components, as well as personalized TV listings, via the supplied USB cable.
Consumers operate the H688 by selecting one of the activity buttons, and the remote then sends all the commands needed to perfectly set up the user's entertainment components for that specific activity.
The Harmony H688 not only controls every conceivable A/V component, but also game box devices, MP3 music servers, curtains, lights and more.
Suggested retail is $249.
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