Neeo vs Logitech Harmony Elite
Thinking about replacing my NEEO with a Logitech Harmony Elite.
Has anyone played with the 'Elite'? How does the touch screen compare?
I am wondering what the Neeo can do that the Elite cannot.
A Harmony Eilte has a more extensive IR database and is also able to control devices via Bluetooth, e.g. Playstation, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield etc.
The control of Hue is better possible, firstly it has special buttons and secondly, you can also set everything like color using the slider.
Commands can be placed anywhere on the Harmony display. The hope that the NEEO will give you a user interface that is easier to use and adaptable has never been fulfilled since the software was never completed.
An essential difference is the concept of actions. With a Logitech Eilte remote only one Harmony AV action can be active at a time with a NEEO you can start more recipes at the same time. The Logitech Elite is typically intended as a remote control for one room, while the NEEO can also control several rooms.
Another big difference is the integration of external systems. While with the NEEO with the Forward actions function it is possible to pass every keypress and every action to an external system, this is more complicated with a Logitech Harmony. Here a network device has to be emulated in order to be able to evaluate keystrokes should you also want to switch external systems. An example of this is described here how to set up an emulated Roku device to forward keystrokes to an external system.
You get less feedback from devices on a harmony elite than on a NEEO display for example sonos you can only select favorites.
The question arises only if the NEEO can currently control these devices and is still working, why do you want to buy a new remote control?
As NEEO will soon not allow me to add new devices - I'm starting my research now for a replacement.