Use this as an excuse for a new tv! We bought a Samsung Frame and while I programmed my Harmony touch for it, it only gets used when we cannot find the small Samsung remote.
The onscreen integration with our Apple TV and Fire TV Cube has made the Harmony almost obsolete. All of us actually prefer the smaller and faster Samsung remote. Nice thing for us is the room where this is located has lots of light, so the small solar cell on the remote keeps it topped up as long as we remember to put it face down when we’re not using it.
If more new TVs adopt a similar onscreen navigation and easy integration with streaming boxes and external sound bars, I can see why the projected profits, versus the ongoing support costs didn’t add up for Logitech. I can also see that if they were still trying to make enough of these right now during this supply chain and component shortage mess, they would likely be digging an even deeper hole with the product lineup than they are currently in.
Bonus: The Frame is a great 4K TV and my wife is an artist, so the subscription to their online art and the fact that this fools many people into thinking it’s a painting when we’re not using it has resulted in off the chart WAF. And of course, the built-in sound on such a TV is terrible. Having such a clean installation with a bulky amp and old-school speakers with ugly wires wasn’t going to cut it. So we also bought a Sonos Beam to go with it!
Take off your integrator hat and put on your Salesman hat.