Summary: My biggest gripe with this remote is it's range... it's pathetic. I once owned a very old Sony remote that was so powerful, it could reach through walls. I even tried using it outside my house once and the freaking thing still worked! This one on the other hand can barely communicate with my tv in the same room. If someone is standing between the remote and the tv, it won't work. At first I thought it was weak batteries but that's not the case at all.
Summary: Bought this as a replacement for my Sony DVD player remote which was damaged by battery leakage (my fault). Works the Sony TV and DVD player well. Keep in mind that it does not control an open/close function for the DVD player like the original DVD remote. Bought this as an "open box item" from a Amazon vendor for a very nominal price so I have no complaints.
Summary: Not the easiest thing to configure, but works pretty decently, and is pretty much the only UVR in its price range. Given the price, I'd say this is an excellent product, despite the difficulty setting it.
Summary: Dish Network uses a proprietary receiver and this remote has no code for that unit. The remote's 'code search' capability cannot find a code for it. Calls to Sony support were worthless; hard to believe Sony isn't familiar with Dish Network, one of the major satelite TV providers. Connects well to the TV, VCR and DVD player, but that does little good when it won't control the reception and channels.
Summary: Not only can I not get this to work with my TV (I bought it because my old TV remote finally died), I can't even tell if anything's happening when I try to program it because of a lack of activity lights/indicators. As a rule, I like Sony products, but this one really stinks.
Summary: This remote frustrated me at first as I could not get it to work with my RCA DirecTV receiver. Many people have reviewed this remote and said it simply wouldn't work with an RCA receiver. People, PLEASE read this part and TRY this. I looked past this and just assumed it would not work. First, reassign your sat/cable button and make sure you select satellite as the type for this button. THEN, go ahead and type in the code (002 worked for me).
Summary: First it has separate code sets for analog cable, sat receivers and digital cable. It defaults to analog cable, and who has an analog cable box... This is an extra step before you enter the code that is unnecessary. Secondly the code listing is far from incomplete, as I was able to search and find at least three codes that supported my Comcast Motorola box, but ther listed code did nothing.