Summary: Bought two of these, one for myself and one for my step-dad. I tried it and didn't like it as it was very complicated to program and didn't even work with some of my equipment, namely my Comcast DVR box. I ended up giving it to my dad and guess what? It won't even light up/turn on. My step-dad tried to program his and hated it. One is defective and the other sits unused.
Summary: Philips Prestigo brand has been around a couple of years now and mainly competes with Logitech's Harmony remotes. However unlike Logitech's range, the Prestigo brand differs in the fact that it doesn't need to be connected to a computer to be programmed. The Harmony remote requires the user to connect it to a PC via USB and download the database to it whereas the Prestigo already has the database installed into it's internal memory making it quicker and easier to get up...
NOT REALLY 5 STARS - BUT IT IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE OF SO MANY.
18 November 2009
Summary: I Give it 5 stars because I have purchased so many Universal Remotes over the years (from the very expensive to the very cheap) and by far, for my uses, this is my favorite. Reasons: 1. There is no software or computer interface. The Logitech Harmony 550 and others with software based programming with usb connection have always ended up being much more trouble and time consuming than it was worth. 2.
Summary: I bought this remote to try and consolidate the 4 remotes I have for my 4 basic electronic items - TV, VCR, DVD, and TIVO. This is the first universal remote I tried, and I have been really disappointed so far. Here are my issues: 1. Despite this being a learning remote, I can't get it to learn the power button for my Olevia tv. Obviously this is one of the major functions that I use on a daily basis.
Summary: I ordered this remote because I had 5 remotes cluttering up my living room. I opened the box, popped in the batteries, it then prompted me how to program it (took about 10 minutes), and I was off watching TV. I found that it had all the buttons a cable remote does (including DVR, pause/rewind/FF, and picture and picture). You can program activities into it so you can switch from watching TV to a DVD or a gaming console with the press of a button.
Summary: I bought this item to help consolidate the amount of remotes I have. One for the tv, one for the cable, one for the DVD, one for the Reciever etc... When it came it, I was expecting to lose some functionality of my controllers, but to my surprise, there was very little, and after a small tweak, none!
Summary: Great product. I bought it to replace my Pronto TSU2000. SRU8008 is very easily programmable to everything in my entertainment room. Maintains all the functions of my surround sound receiver, DVD player, DVD recorder, and television all in one single package! Very nice and friendly interface. The batteries are still alive after 6 months of use so far. Highly recommended.
Summary: I received a Panasonic headphones instead of the Prestigo Universal Remote. When I contacted the vendor (Midway) they said they don't have the item. A real bummer! It's always inconvenient to return any product you didn't even ordered. I am waiting on the credit back now. Hope it's fast.
Summary: This remote worked fine for my TV, cable box with DVR, Blu Ray player, receiver, and CD player. Not all of the buttons worked correctly right out of the box but it was very easy to program the buttons to do what they were supposed to. However after a couple of weeks it stopped working correctly on most components. You push a button and it resets itself. Other drawbacks: The backlight only works on a few buttons.
Summary: I ordered this remote to replace the one I lost that came with my Philips 42pf9630 television. Other universal remotes say they support Philips televisions but only volume, and channel controls really work. Disappointing. However, this remote fully supported my TV; the menu button, arrow keys, and special function buttons all work just like the remote the TV came with.