Summary: When I got this remote a few years ago, I spent almost a whole day setting it up to run the macros to control my average-sized system (TV, Amp, DVD, ReplayTV, VCR). Sony's manual was terrible, but thanks to a 25 year programming career, and strong will to succeed, I was able to eventually figure it out. Last year the batteries died & it lost the programming. Again, I sat down & worked out how to program it. Again, it took almost a day. Wish I had made detailed notes!
Summary: Well Let me just say that I was EXTREMELY happy at first with my remote and am now REALLY upset. I thought the remote was easy to program and I loved the MACRO Functions. My problem came 1 year into the remote's life when the buttons started going dead!!! My channel up button stopped working. I have to hold it for about 10 seconds before it goes up. The same with my System Control button #1. I called Sony support and they said the control is only covered for 90 days.
Summary: What a piece of junk! I love Sony products and have for over 20 years, but this remote is useless. The manual is impossible to comprehend,it took over 3 hours to program and it still wasn't right and Sony tech support is totally worthless. Thee remote is difficult to set up and use. As for battery life HUH! forget it I have to change them once a month or you can't read the screen.
Summary: The unit's ability to learn from other devices is great and it was able to learn from and emulate all of my devices without any problems. Unfortunately, the unit suffers from an inherent design defect which causes it to randomly freeze up, requiring you to remove the batteries from the unit (reseting the clock) and reinstall them. This happened to me about once every other day when I was using it.
Summary: I had Marantz universal commander.I use it many years and I want to buy something more modern looking such as touch screen and I buy it.First it is very big as size.Btill the touch screen buttons are very difficult see and touch.Especially in the dark almost impossible to to find the proper button.And its heavy too. For the money I pay its a waste of your money.