Summary: I only have four components for this remote, and programming it was quite easy, tedious but easy. it works great and looks great, but it is fairly bulky. On the positive side, i programmed it so that i dont have to keep switching between remote functions to control different components. Also, it makes it easier for friends to operate the remote. Secondly, there is a button for every function i frequently use. Lastly it does clear up a lot of remote control clutter.
Summary: I bought this control knowing the issues with the unit. I knew that the instructions were hard to follow, but I also knew that it was a great remote. Both of these are still true as I recieved the remote yesterday. I consider myself a technically savy person, but it took me roughly 2.5 hours to program. This is with other electronics to program as well. I had to program a Panasonic DVD, a Samsung TV, a sony CD player and a Sony Amp.
Summary: My husband and I have all Sony products 57" HD progressive scan tv, recievier(6.1 surround, the new component cables), 3 Ps2's(we all play Socom II online), DVD, 32 inch 13 yr old Sony Trinitron, Sony 5.1 speakers home theater and VCR. Now this remote we bought 2 years ago because my husband had to have everything on the same remote.
Summary: My TV remote died and the manufacturer wanted 60 bucks to replace it. This is for a multidevice remote with no learning capability and it lacked presets for many of my other devices. So, I suffered for a while with a cheap replacement remote which didn't handle all the features of my TV. Then I found this remote. I managed to get the original TV remote to work a bit longer, so that the Sony could learn its commands.
Summary: We got this remote for Christmas 2003. Most of our components are Sony (DVD, VCR, AMP, TV)so had it up and running within a few minutes. It also comes preset with a large number of other components, so all we had to do was enter a few codes and we had the CABLE and the TIVO system we got for Christmas set up as well. For setup I'd give it 5 stars. However, it's size is an issue. It's like a large calculator.
Summary: Easy to program and operate, nothing so far I can't use it with, or make it learn from another remote. The only thing I didn't like about it was the buttons in the middle of the remote should light up with the rest of the remote, in the dark thier impossible to see, but you eventually memorize them. If your into home theater buy this remote, it's a great accent to a nice system!
Summary: Recently I purchased the Sony RM-AX4000 to replace this remote, however, I returned it for numerous reasons. I stand by this remote, although it's getting old, I have had no problems. It's late 2005 and not a single problem (first review Sept 2003.) I have successfully used the remote to operate numerous components to include the television, CD player, Amplifier, DVD player, VCR, Motorola digital cable box and Lutron lighting controls.
Summary: I chose this remote b/c I liked the touchscreen. It looked really cool and versatile. My issue with universal remotes in the past was there was never enough of the correct buttons, and I hated having to reprogram an existing button to perform a function other than what it was labeled as. So I bought the RM-AV3000, and I set it up to control all my components. This took about 45-60 minutes from the time I opened the box (yes, I do have non-Sony components).
Summary: Received the remote and immediatly tried it out on my sony gear. (I am almost all Sony, so this should have been a snap) But I had a snag. My Home Theatre System (Sony HT-DDW740) came out after the remote did and the RM-AV3000 did not work with it. I had to have it learn all the commands from the remote. Let me tell you programming the remote with all the buttons from my HTS was a pain.