Summary: 1. User guide didn't match the software for Pronto Edit. I downloaded the latest version of pronto edit from the website because the software that came with the disk was an older version. The software was greta, but some aspects of the software were hard to learn. I couldn't find the latest manual to support the latest software but 99% of what I needed to know was in the older user's guide.
Summary: If you are tired of multiple controls, this is worth every penny. I have configured the PRONTO for our TV, DVR, stereo, CDs, DVD player, DirecTV. Programming can be complicated but if you follow the directions, you can make your entertainment life easier.
Summary: I purchased this remote when I put my new surround system in the house. The software (ProntoEdit)that is used to program the remote is very easy to use once you understand the whole process of the programming. Basically, you have screens that you put graphics [buttons] on and assign them functions. The easiest thing to do is to play with the templates that come with the system.
Summary: I recently bought a harmony remote. There was no flexibility in programming it. It could not completely replace the other 5 remotes. The result was to have to use 6 remotes. With the Philips remote, all my old remotes are now in storage. This device is amazing. True you have to have some computer skills to set it up, but programming is not a requirement. It does not require you to learn java script to get it set up.
Summary: You virtually need a course to program this thing. I do not recommend it for anyone. I tried to figure the thing out for about two hours with little progress. It went back the same day. I bought the thing to make life a little easier and instead I paid premium money for a headache.