Summary: This is the first Universal remote I have purchased that is actually universal. I was able to either program or use the "learning" feature to put three devices on this one remote. I will try some other less conventional items at a later time. I also like the fact that I could choose from three different colored jackets for this device. I chose the red colore because it is so easy to spot setting around the room when it hasn't been put in it's proper place.
Summary: Excellent universal remote. Very easy to program via codes or the learning function. You must have line of sight because it is IR but has great distance! This is the second one I've purchased because of it's excellent & easy functionality.
Summary: ...but the backing that covers the batteries isn't the best. Seems to be a very loose "slider" cover. Other than that, it's great. I had the previous model, and like I said, has everything I need it for. I can control all my components: HDTV, amp, Blu-ray, and FIOS box. Also, for the price, it's awesome, no need for an expensive Logitech or similar remote.
Summary: I couldn't find a remote code for the Insignia reciever I had just bought. So I shopped for a learning remote and found this Sony. It comes with a vast amount of codes already programmed in, but if it's not, the learning process is quick and easy. I set all my equipment up on this in about an hour including macros. Only drawback is the buttons are a little hard to see with no backlighting, but for a learning remote, you can't beat the low price.. it's not even close.
Summary: I had only moderate hope that this remote would be able to replace all our remotes effectively. However after spending about half an hour setting it up, I was able to put all our other remotes in a drawer for good. All the codes I needed for the normal components were correct on the first try, and mapped very well.
Summary: Controls cable, pioneer DVD recorder, tivo, and Sylvania TV without any trouble. Button placement is good...includes page+/- which I use often. Had to 'learn' DVDR button for changing recording quality and will need to 'learn' Tivo 'record now' button when I get around to it. Other than those two buttons, everything worked right away with manufacturer code programming. Colored back plate is battery cover so you can't just leave it off. Very happy I bought this.
Summary: Great product. It functions like the hundred dollar plus remotes for a fraction of the price. The learning function is awesome. I am even able to use it to control my hometheater in a box dvd/ amplifier. The system keys are great for my children to use without fear of them ruining something.
Summary: I wanted a learning universal remote that didn't cost more than my TV. This is the right choice. My wife is "electronically challenged" and I needed something intuitive. I got this to run a Harmon Kardon HT receiver, Oppo DVD player (using a Toshiba code), and Panasonic Viera TV with the first set of codes I tried. It took awhile to get it to switch the receiver when you push the DVD or cable button.