Product Comparison: URC R50 vs Logitech Harmony 650

General Specifications
Harmony 650 Remote
About the Product
Having an advanced home theater system can be a great experience. High definition movies and sound, and all your favorite music and TV shows. But the more advanced the system, the more difficult you may be finding it to navigate between all your high-definition sources like your Blu-ray player or cable set-top box. Are you ready to give up the stack of remotes in your living room for a simple single solution that gives you professional-level control of your home theater? The powerful yet affordable consumer line of universal remotes from Universal Remote Control puts control of your home theater at your fingertips. No need for complicated setups or expensive complete systems--the URC-R50 lets you spend less time wrestling to control your home theater, and more time enjoying it.
The Logitech Harmony 650 remote is your answer to effortless home entertainment. With one-button Activities, you can go from watching TV to watching a DVD or listening to music with a single touch. The guided online setup steps you through the configuration of your Harmony 650, so you’ll soon be ready to sit back and relax! Whether you’re new to Harmony products or you consider yourself an expert, this User Manual provides you with the information you need to get you going.
Key Specs
Number Of Buttons
Wireless Interface
50 feet
50 feet
What customers say about "Key Specs"
URC R50 Digital Universal Remote Control for up to 18 Components
  • The URC R50 has soft rubber buttons the conform more the interaction with the human hand. The surfaces aren't smooth and sleek like the Harmony, but it gets the job done.
  • Every button (except for the FAV) button on the URC R50 can be customized. There's no clunky computer setup and no need to use codes. I found it much easier and quicker to use the learning function for ever button.
  • Very easy to use and program with excellent range.
  • I've always been impressed with infrared capabilities of this particular brand's remotes and as with the previous ones you don't need a direct line of sight to the device
  • It indeed works but sometimes will mix up the keys and perform the wrong functions.
Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control
  • With one button I control all of my devices. I an even switch from tv to blu ray or netflix with one button.
  • One button turns on the projector, surround sound amp, and bluray player. I am able to control all the devices with just one remote and it actually works well with everything.
  • A lot of the buttons on the remote are customizable to your needs.
  • It has better range and works better than even the remotes that came with the devices I have.
  • The buttons are very small and not responsive to pressing. I have had problems since the original purchase date. The buttons are really too small and sensitive that they do not always respond on the first press.
  • Doesn't have a good indicator of battery life, and range diminishes as your battery dies, so you find yourself having to wiggle around and aim at different angles to get it to work.
Size & Weight
8.9 in.
8.75 in.
2.3 in.
2.3 in.
1.1 in.
1.3 in.
8.8 oz.
0.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control
  • The remote is a good size & It was easy to set up.
  • The size, shape, and color plus ease of operation are all good.
  • Plus the slim size fits nicely in your hand.
  • It is a good size so you won't loose it in the sofa cushions.
  • The control is light weight,fits in my hand good.
Compatible Devices
TV, Stereo receiver, DVD players, Blu-ray players, CD players, Media players, Soundbars, Audio systems, Game stations, VCR, Digital Video Recorders
TV, Stereo receiver, Cable/sat boxes, DVD players, Blu-ray players, CD players, Media players
Number Of Controlled Devices
Color Smart Display, One-click Activity Buttons, Intuitive Design, Compatible with 225,000+ devices from 5000+ brands, including devices you own today and add tomorrow
What customers say about "Features"
URC R50 Digital Universal Remote Control for up to 18 Components
  • The URC R50 uses batteries, and those batteries can be replaced. The R50 also offers 18 hours of continuous button mashing with 4 AA batteries, or months of normal intermittent use.
  • The URC R50 also has a time out kill switch that will put the remote on standby if one button is pressed continually for more than a minute. In other words, battery saving features make this remote a good alternative to remotes with rechargeable battery packs.
  • I was able to program this remote completely in about half an hour, and that's for four devices and setting up macros. The macro setup was very easy, simply hit the start button and go through the steps on the remote how you want the macro to function
  • Macros can be made to meet virtually any need and are quite useful.
  • The problem is that the LCD screen recently went blank (all white), so the programed button functions do not show. I have used it enough that I have the locations of the programmed buttons memorized from the screen
Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control
  • The display is bright and easy to read.
  • Easy to use and works for almost every remote control device.
  • This device works exactly as expected. The codes available control devices that DVR remotes could not. The ability to program it via the web app is a real plus.
  • It's very handy to control the tv, blu ray player, and receiver. You program it on your computer to not only control devices, but to do actions as well.
  • Smart, intuitive and easy commands to walk you out of tangles.
  • Also, a small but annoying gripe is that you can't control how the activities are displayed and what order they are in to reflect the activities you use most often.
  • As for design - it does it's job with just a minor issue - the 4 buttons around the display gets caught in it's recess IF depressed at an angle (so do take care).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
79.99 $

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