With the news that holiday TV sales increased by 36 percent over last year, it helps put the results of a recent survey by Wakefield Research for Logitech into context. Americans really like their TVs! To that end the survey found that 53 percent of tech-savvy people think a living room without a TV would be worse than a living room without a couch.
And in the age of social media and multitasking, we aren’t just watching TV; we’re plugging away on our smartphones and other devices simultaneously. The survey also found that of those ages 18-44, 95% are doing an average of three activities while watching TV, with about 29 percent likely to Facebook their TV viewing recommendations.
With this in mind, a living room adjustment might be best. Logitech Harmony Link turns your tablet or smartphone into your own remote control. From one device you can control your TV, and enjoy your social community.
What’s more, given the onslaught of new TVs and devices that connect to them, controlling what we hold so dearly can get complicated. Each new device means another remote control to get used to, but don’t fret. If you’re already a Logitech Harmony user, you’ll be able to add almost any device to your existing remote. If you’re adding to your home entertainment system this season, now is the time to save yourself some stress and let Harmony organize the confusion that comes with a great digital living room set up.
Tell us what you think. Would a Harmony remote help make your TV more enjoyable (couch or not?)
My first day with the Harmony One. Trying to decide if this is a keeper or a return.
Task: to set up close captioning on the Harmony One, at the touch of a button.
Background: I have a Motorola IP TV box, which asks me to go through 16 steps to go there… The only reason I decided to buy the Harmony One was to automate this. Please don’t ask me about the smarts of the Motorola design/user experience team.
Findings: I might need to use activities (4 of them) to set up series of clicks which will take me through the various menus.
Mood: not happy.
How to do it: at the end of the day, the stupid CC feature comes on/off when the remote sends a string of 0′s and 1′s to the PVR… Why not cut to the chase, and send only this info? why have me go through the 16 tasks?
Looking for an answer.