This remote is awesome as long as you can use a PC!!(no morons allowed)
T. R. Reichman "elecronics fan", Amazon
31 October 2009
Summary: I have had this remote for over a year now and I love it. I have 9 components running with this thing. My only regret is it doesn't command with bluetooth or I would have my PS3 hooked to it too. I run a sony blu-ray player, Directv HDDVR, Panasonic VHS/DVD recorder, 5-disc sony DVD player, Pioneer region-free dvd player, Archos 504 mp3 player, Psyclone HDMI switcher, Pioneer Home Theater receiver, and Hitachi plasma 42 HDTV and with the user-friendly software(as long as...
Summary: I purchased this remote about a year ago but I'm just now giving a review - sorry. Perhaps the reason in the delay is that after I returned the item, I bought a Harmony One Advanced Universal remote and it is a far superior product to this Sony unit. Keep in mind that I love Sony products, and own various new Sony components (home theatre system, blu-ray player, digital video camera, digital camera, etc.).
Excerpt: I have had this for about 2 years. I was excited with the great possibilities of the device but that quickly dissipated. Hard to find buttons in the dark, not real easy to program special buttons on from other remotes. Unit needs to be have software updated by Sony as it is very basic and needs...
Summary: The remote is wonderful once you get it programmed but the setup process could be a lot cleaner (hence the 4 stars). I started off using the macro wizzard on the PC and it was functional but did not setup the commands I was looking for so I had to figure out how to modify the macro steps myself (once I figured out what was going on it was pretty straight forward but the learning curve was frustrating).
Summary: I almost bought this remote used from 10 twelve until a lack of return policy worried me. I asked seller if cable & software come with answer was no. That renders remote useless unless you can get these from sony note remote no longer sold by sony.
Summary: I thought this was going to be a great idea, the price was very good at the time, I was going to be able to replace a half dozen remotes, and I usually always like Sony products. However, this just didn't do it for me... The main problem for me was that the on-screen button area and text are too small to read without my glasses, which I don't wear when I watch TV, plus, you can't feel your way around the remote like you can with the normal raised remote buttons.
Summary: We bought this thinking that we could use it to replace the 4 other remotes (3 of them Sony) and use only 1. We were able to program only the basic (on/off and channel switching, etc.) and then needed to go back to the original remotes for everything else. If Sony doesn't make it easy to program SONY products, I can't imagine what it's like to try to program equipment from other manufacturers.
Summary: Replacing an older RM-AV3000, I just got the RM-AX4000. Programming is not very intuitive. Finally got through it though. One of the steps is to press "learn", where one is directed to press (for example), the "play" button on a DVD remote. The normal operation is that one presses the button for a few seconds, and then "learning complete" appears.