Logitech Harmony Companion
Logitech Harmony Home Control integrates connected lights, locks, blinds, thermostats, sensors, home entertainment devices, and more–—all controllable from your Harmony remote or mobile app.
Home control experiences made easy (good morning, movie time, welcome home)
Direct control of home control devices built into Harmony remote control
Closed cabinet and game console control
Controls up to 8 devices
Easy to setup (1-2-3, up and running in just a few minutes)
I purchased this remote to replace a multi-function remote for a Rotel amplifier. The Logitech concept is brilliant and all my devices but one were in the set of recognised devices; the missing one was a national variant but models for other countries seem to work perfectly. The hub idea is useful allowing control of devices from a smartphone.
Some learning is required to use the remote control itself to control individual devices when you have programmed buttons for a scenario (eg. watch a movie turns on amplifier, Blu-ray and tv, but which device responds to volume, channel, pause / play buttons in these scenarios). Similarly, power off options can be set to leave devices on as you switch between devices … the details are on the Logitech Harmony website but will take trial and error to get the right configuration for your individual needs.
A good product and excellent price and delivery from UltimateTech. Recommended