Summary: This is the first learning remote I bought. At first, I did not even recgnise it was a learning remote (bought it back in 2002 when I had all Sony components). When I started changing the Sony components, I was glad I'd bought this remote, as it was easy to program all my components, owing to it's easy-to-use learning features, where, as long as you have the original remote for any brand, you can program an almost unlimited number of operations for your OEM equipment.
Summary: Bad product - worse service!, March 22, 2007 Reviewer: "SonyIsOver" (Princeton, NJ) - See all my reviews I read the reviews on this item and decided to try it. It handled my first programming attempt just fine - Mitsu TV. But then the nightmare started. Would not program for my Yamaha receiver, even using all the code options in their guide. Tried the "Code Search" function - did not work.
Summary: Using this remote is easy. I have it programmed to control five sepatate units, TV, VCR, DVD, amplifier and CD player. My only problem is remembering the speciific controls to use with each unit--writing them down would nave been smarter.
Summary: As far as I'm concerned, any universal remote without learning capability is a complete waste of money. I have components from mutliple manufactures, and this remote learned all the functions flawlessly. Not to mention the simplicity of design. Just leave it in view, and anybody could pick it up and control most of the functions of any component in my system.
Summary: Not all of my components are Sony. After purchasing a Sony universal remote that was supposed to be compatabible with all my components, but wasnt, I bought this one that had the learning function. It takes a while to "learn" every command, but it works great and is comfortable to hold. The only thing I am worried about is when the batteries die. The memory will only be saved for a few hours and if you dont change the batteries in time, you lose everything.
Summary: I was very disappointed that the remote would not work w/ my Sony DVD player. I tried to program it all of the ways in the instructions & also called cust svc. It also will not program w/ my Denon stereo & my Sharp VCR. It did program for my TV & Cable Box. I've never had so much trouble with a remote.
Small in size (and price), but delivers as advertised!
Douglas Rowe, Amazon
15 January 2003
Summary: This remote, while not able to control very complex home theaters (not advertised as such), worked very well for my four-component/TV system in living room. For thirty bucks, I was able to put away three other remotes, and got other benefits too - strong IR emitter, great button layout, fits well in a hand, small size. If you don't need a TheaterMaster 700MX, or a marco-capable complex remote control for your system, I would recommend this remote as a "buy.