"convenient, but with some flaws"3.5 starson by mehes
Pros: don't have to press fifteen buttons to watch TV or play a DVD
Cons: slight delay, button feel, price
Summary: I bought this remote so that I wouldn't have to press through multiple buttons every time I wanted to watch TV, etc. For that, it's great. I press one button and my TV, cable box and my receiver all turn on at once. Same deal for playing a DVD. I thought the web setup was straightforward and easy.
My complaint lies with the delay between when I press a button and when my DVR responds. For most functions, this doesn't matter. But for fastforwarding, it's a real pain, because it always goes 3 seconds past when I actually press the button, so I need to rewind every time to get things right. I know this sounds like it's not a huge deal, but trust me it's annoying.
A more minor complaint lies with the size and feel of the buttons. Big, cushy buttons would be better than these small flat ones.
Overall, I would say that the remote is pretty good, but I'm only ambivalent about having purchased it. It definitely seemed cool when I read the CNET review, but you can buy a lot for $150.