"The (Almost) Perfect Remote Has Arrived!"5.0 starson by CraigRenner
Pros: + Nice Design - very stylish and sleek
+ Touch screen to select activities, devices, favorites
+ Ability to program favorites into the remote
+ Will turn on when you touch it
+ Software is again amazingly easy to use
+ Gigantic device library
Cons: - Initial Setup - setup was a little cumbersome with needing your PC to program the remote.
- No RF support!
Summary: This remote will change the setup of your home entertainment experience into something enjoyable. First, let me tell you what I used to have to do to get a DVD on. First, I would turn on the TV and select input 7, then turn on the DVD player, then turn on my AIWA receiver that the speakers are hooked up to. Then I would turn the AIWA dial to Video 2 (since I long ago lost the remote), then finally start the movie. Now, I just need to select "watch a DVD" and all of the above is done instantly. It's really quite amazing! The remote can be programmed for the same devices in multiple rooms as well to control TV's, DVD players, game systems, stereos, mini systems, boom boxes, cable boxes, home climate, and more.
After you install the remote software on your computer, you have to gather all of your model #'s, then attach the remote to your computer via USB. After entering your model #'s the software guides you by asking questions regarding your setup. After all questions are answered the remote is updated to work on your system. Should there arise a problem, the remote has an onscreen guide that will ask you questions in order to fix the problem. My initial problem was that the remote was turning on AUX 2, not video 2, so it actually fixed itself after using the onscreen help guide.
This remote has a rechargeable lithium ion battery, and has over 250,000 different devices available at the web site for programming. In the rare event that your device is not listed, this remote can also "learn" functions if you have the old remote.
One feature I'm disappointed in is that the remote is not pageable. It would have been a nice feature to add that, especially in a house with little kids that like to hide cool remotes.
The customer service department was helpful with the one setup issue I had. Of course, it was user error, but I didn't know how to set it up for 2 CD players in 2 rooms, so they walked me through the problem and I had the issue resolved in under 5 minutes.
I highly recommend this remote for audiophiles and videophiles. I cannot imagine going back to 10 remotes.
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