Summary: I have remotes I like better, but the learning functions make it impossible to not gain control of any infrared device, even weird stuff like lighting controls and such. All you gotta do is slap the remotes nose to nose and teach the Sony the functions. Its almost creepy, in a way.
Summary: The volume control on my Samsung remote for my LCD TV stopped working after 2 years of use, so I started debating to get either a new Samsung remote, which was not quite responsive since day one, or the Sony RM-VL600. Based on the positive reviews, I decided to give Sony a try. The verdict is - I will never look back.
Two things really impressed me. one is VL600's learning abilities.
Summary: It's probably ok for a standard device, but...
I specifically bought this because I have a TV (Niko) which doesn't have any published codes and have not found any 'univeral remote' that will work with it.
The problem I had with this unit is that it doesn't learn the base code (the one used to do basic operations like power on/off) from the original remote. It only learns specific keys once you have set the base code.
Summary: I bought a 9 year old Yamaha receiver to use with a home theater system. I got a great price on ebay, but it did not come with a remote. The Yamaha remote for this receiver can be purchased, but it costs $77, plus S&H. I wanted to find a more affordable universal remote that not only would work for this Yamaha receiver, but would work with all of my other devices (cable box, TV, VCR, DVD) and also have a guide feature for Time Warner Digital Cable, so I would not have to...
Summary: I got this remote to replace my t.v.'s usual remote that I broke. I wante to get the best product for as little as possible. That was exactly what this was. I had a little trouble with the programing, but I figures it out with relative ease. I recomend it!