Worked great until the RF feature quit after 6 months
J. Vanderlaan, Amazon
18 September 2009
Summary: The idea is great and the upgrade option works well. They even had upgrade codes for an old Sharp professional series data projector and a new off-brand HDTV I have. But the main feature we bought this for is the RF repeater so that we could operate our equipment inside the cabinet without having the doors open. It worked great for 6 months, then the RF repeater (or maybe the RF transmitter in the remote) stopped working.
Summary: Two bad things I didn't like about this remote are. 1. The preprogrammed codes for devices are missing some critical functions. I was trying to use the remote for my DishPVR and my Tivo and seems like I have to custom program the PVR menu and 30-sec skip. :-S 2. The keys layout are not PVR friendly as it seems on the picture.
Summary: I had some trouble setting the unit up because it was malfunctioning. The device keys, when depressed, were not switching the remote to the correct device. Even after going through the "reset" operation listed in the manual, the device keys were malfunctioning. I had to search on the internet on how to do a true reset on the remote, and after searching for awhile, was able to complete the operation. So far, no more malfunctions, but we'll see...
Summary: The remote works great and very easy to configure. I had two items that I couldn't get a code on and called customer service. They downloaded the info onto my remote via telelphone download and viola! Both issues solved. They were very friendly as well, which I'm sure a lot of you know is hard to come by these days!
Summary: I got this remote and was able to get all my devices to work but factory remotes have buttons with different funcctions and while you can learn a few keys lack of namming on an lcd really limits useability. To contrast I eventualy got a urc rfs200 URC RFS200 PowerPak Bundle w/ MasterControl RF20 and PowerBlaster for about double the price and have about 15 or more LCD named programmed functions for every device.
Summary: The product has a very limited library and does not support most brands. Support on the website gets you no response (have sent 3 queries in the last 2 months and not one reply). The learning feature of the remote is extremely limited (it learns only about 15 buttons before memory is full), it is not even enough to program one remote (a TV remote has a minimum of 20 buttons this will learn only 15 across all devices).
Summary: I researched a variety of universal remotes that could handle at least five different electronics for my A/V system. After reading the specs and, in some cases, seeing the item in a retail store, I chose this one for ease of use, functionality, and price. There is not one remote device on the market that will enable all of the functionality of each seperate remote you have unless you want to spend at least %150. None. Like everything in life, you make choices.