Summary: I got a replacement for my older Philips Universal remote. This product is designed and functions better. Pros: Good Design Learns Works Cons: More setup time than older Philips remotes. I wouldn't buy this if you need a replacement remote and you don't have the working original to learn from.
Good, all-around universal remote with a few quirks
Anthony Iannone, Amazon
30 May 2011
Summary: Long story short, this is a pretty good learning universal remote. Works well with the Tivo Premiere (which is why we bought it). Strangely, although the packaging promotes it as the easiest to program universal remote available, I found it more difficult to program than any other I have set up before!
Summary: I got this remote when I moved across the country and could no longer find my tv remote. I used the number codes to program my devices and it even had my uncommon (and cheap) TV brand Sceptre listed the first code worked perfectly. I then hooked up my Sony dvd player and the third code worked. Then just to see if it could I set the aux button to an old Panasonic stereo system I have, which is over 10 years old.
Summary: This remote has simply outstanding customizability. I bought it to control 4 devices: 1) Panasonic TV 2) Magnavox DVD player 3) TiVo Premiere 4) Roku XR The TV, DVD player, and TiVo all programmed in using the codes supplied no problem. Then using the "Learn" function the Roku remote was replaced as well in no time. The customizability extends further though. I noticed with Roku active the volume control on the TV wouldn't work (obviously).
Summary: Philips SRU5107/27 is an amazing product. Setup process is very well documented and the product comes with a big list of codes for various manufacturers and their projects. I could finish the setup of my sharp TV and Dishnet SAT box in 15 minutes. This wireless is better than the ones that come with the product! Highly recommended.
Summary: Pros: A good, cheap learning remote. I have my xbox 360, TV and receiver working with this. I have virtually all the needed buttons customized on this. Cons: Directional buttons are really stiff, which bothers me since I use them all the time for the 360 media center extender. The supposed "LED illumination" of the primary keys doesn't quite work like I thought.
Summary: I just set up an auxiliary TV room/sanctuary. I have no cable or satellite in this room, it's strictly a DVD viewing and video streaming space, and most of the stuff in it is unusual. The mainstream item is a Sony DVP-SR500H upconverting DVD player with HDMI output. The TV is a 40" LCD from TCL. I also have a wireless Roku XD box for streaming from Netflix, Amazon VOD and other services, along with amplified 2.1 speakers w/powered subwoofer from Eagle/arion.
Summary: The last time I tried a universal remote was at least 15 years ago, and nothing worked as promised back then. I was a little skeptical, but gave this one a shot, and it was easy to set up, and is working great so far! I programmed in 5 devices: Philips TV - the first code worked Panasonic DVD - the first code worked Toshiba VCR - the third code worked Magnavox Digital to Analog converter - I couldn't figure out the code, so searched all codes, and was able to get it...