Summary: The AX4000 isn't hard to program, but it is tedious and time consuming beyond belief. While the AX4000 is a wonderful product once properly set up, eventually the day will come when you just want to add one more device to the ones you already have.
Pros: The hardware side of the AX4000 truly qualifies as "insanely great."
Cons: The software side of the AX4000 is just plain insane.
Summary: Good buy. NewEgg delivered in record time again. If I can find it on NewEgg, I always buy it here first.
Pros: My parents have 2 cable boxes, one Tivo Series two, one HDTV, one (old) 5.1 reciever, and a combo TV/VCR. The old reciever doesn't do video switching. This is cheaper than buying Dad a good switching reciever(like a Denon), and so much easier to operate. I created 3 buttons for him on the remote....
Cons: Let's face it. It's really big. I hope he doesn't drop it(my parents have ceramic tile throughout the house).
Summary: This remote does all that it claims. The backlit touch screen is nice but also makes the remote quite large compared to standard remotes. This is not a good remote for those who like to channel surf or change channels alot.
Pros: This is a great remote for a home theater setup. you can program in all of your remotes and also program macros that will perform multiple functions with one button press.
Cons: Teaching the AX4000 other remotes using the wizard is painful. Its better to teach the ax4000 in the manual mode. Also the directions for learning remotes could be clearer.
Cons: very heavy and only has a 3 month warranty.Broke down just after 3 months,only then found out length of warranty.Stay away from this product. Last sony I will own , and newegg cust service is not that good any more
Summary: I have known people who have prior versions of this remote and I would definately recommend getting this model. If you can get thru the set up its a dream to use. My significant other was rather hesitant when I told her I spent $xxx+ on a remote, but once it arrived she understood why.
Pros: As everyone else said, once you get through the basic setup, the advance section lets you get the remote working exactly as you would like it. I have a TV that had a seperate button for on and off. With this remote, I was able to easily get them working on the same button. Other than that works f...
Cons: I thought the price tag was a little high at first, but when you use the remote you understand you got what you paid for
Summary: Nowhere does it say you can't combine PC & manual setup. I yelled at my monitor until I figured how to get to "advanced" in the software. After that, it was a breeze. I had a Sony RM2200 before. I'ts like night and day between them. This thing rocks!
Pros: The lcd is brighter than my old one. I put in controls I couldn't in the old Sony remote because of memory or labels. Programming is easy once you figure out the software(see other thoughts)
Cons: I don't see any as of yet, except a better explanation of the software would help.