Summary: Overall this unit appears to be well made, it works better than some of the OEM remotes. The big issue I have with this unit is the ergonomics which need a serious improvement. The second issue I have is with the configuration program which could use improvement, but with a little work on your part will achieve the configuration you want. As a first purchase I view this as an introduction to programmable remotes and will know what to look for next time.
Great remote, it tries to help you as much as it can
Hachim Hamidi, Amazon
17 June 2010
Summary: This remote has replaced a bunch of clutter remotes in my living room. I used to have one for TV and one for DVD player and one for the sounds system. I know some universal remotes can do that, but you have to switch back and forth between the devices, this remote let's you create activities and according to them it knows for example that you changing the channel on the TV and raising the volume on the sound system.
Summary: A good all around remote. It has a solid, ergonomic feel that was lacking in the older 500 series (square, flat) remotes. It does exactly what it was designed to do. The only real minus with this unit is the five device limit. A nice little remote for the bedroom, though.
Summary: I bought this remote to replace having to use 4 remotes to watch a Dvd. The Cable TV box's universal remote is nice but does not have all functions of each unit. This remote took me 5 minutes to setup via computer and worked right away after programming. If this one is this good I cant imagine buying one that cost over $200. This one is just fine.
Summary: I'm ambivalent about this remote. I LOVE the process of entering model numbers and getting it programmed without looking up codes for 20 minutes and pressing buttons and guessing and finding out that it doesn't cover my devices. That part is great. The method-based operation is strange because it doesn't seem to really cover my situation, which I hardly think is unique: TiVO + DVD + VCR.
Summary: This is my first Logitech remote, and I wasn't sure about the whole thing so my review is from a new user perspective of this remote and the Logitech configuration software. This remote is great once configured the way you want it. I didn't need a color screen so the black and green screen is great since it lets the batteries last longer. I have not noticed the remote being too sensitive to motion and wearing down the battery quickly like some other reviews mention.
Summary: I wish I had not forked out the money for this remote. Every time I use it, it never does what it is programmed to do (and I have reprogrammed it repeatedly.) I have to go into the help feature every time to get everything to turn on. Also, if you go into any devices you have to select the programming again or none of the buttons work. Plus the button placement is horrible and the most don't register unless pushed a few times.
Summary: I would give the remote five stars for post-programmed usability and three stars for it's programming software. The instructions say to allow for 45 minutes to program the remote. It took me nearly three hours and I am well above average in computer literacy. Most of that time was spent on getting it to communicate with my Dish Network satellite receiver.
Summary: This ought to be tricky. Here goes: This is genuinely a great product--never have I seen a universal remote come as close as this one to doing what it is purported to do, with such speed and ease in setup programming. However, if you use a DVR (at least a Motorola DCH-xxx model), and use the 15-second jump-back function, as I often do, and everyone else I know with a DVR often does, you will be unable to utilize that function.