Summary: I absolutely love this thing...It makes working my system so much easier! I would have paid the $300 MSRP for it eventually, but when it went on sale for $207, I had to have it. As far as I'm concerned, it wipes the floor with other remotes at any price. STRENGTHS Has hard, (i.e., not touchscreen), transport keys. Touchscreen remotes typically make a cumbersome, menu-driven, insanely-annoying multi-step "process" of SIMPLE TASKS like Play, Stop, Back, Fast-Forward, etc.
Summary: I got this thinking I could use my remote in an adjacent room. No luck. The RF signal didn't make it more than 25 ft from the receiver. Maybe it is my house, but I expected a much greater range. The unit is difficult to set-up and even once it is, the benefits aren't that great. I like the remote, but I would pass on this component of the system.
Summary: I just purchased this remote. I can tell that it has the ability to do just about anything you need it to; however, the user manual is very limited. So far I have only been able to set up the basic functions for my other components. A more useful user manual is definitely needed! I consider myself pretty tech savvy, but this will take a while to figure out. I just hope my attention span can handle it.