Pros Not much. Kind of looked pretty
Cons THe instructions and help were poorly organized and not deatailed enough to do the job. The remote would work one time tand then not the next as if it forgot what it was to do. Overall it was a very frustrating and expensive experience
Summary Not much was to like about this. THe instructions and help were poorly organized and not deatailed enough to do the job. The remote would work one time tand then not the next as if it forgot what it was to do. Overall it was a very frustrating and expensive experience
Pros Easy to understand and use.
Good Help function.
Good battery life.
Cons Setup is tedious and poorly organized.
Most components can be set up fairly quickly.
Will not control the On/Off on our LCD TV.
Cannot find specific HDMI output from receiver.
Summary Over-priced and under-delivers.
Pros Macros are easy to set up, lighting control is a cinch to apply
Cons Recharging cradle works 1% of the time, PC programming is s-l-o-w.
Summary Actively seeking a replacement remote for my less than one year old AVL300. Out of the box, life was good. Set up the macros for TV,DVD, 360,PS3, Wii -- you name it, with ease. Note: there is no video game console connectivity out of the box, so you have to use the VG controllers...not a big deal for me. What the SERIOUS ISSUE seems to be is the recharging station. The cradle *HARDLY* allows the user to simply lay the remote down for easy charging. I need to engage in a dance of pushing, blowing, licking, screaming, chanting and occasional squirrel sacrifice to get my remote to charge. Even when I get it to start charging the remote seems to loop in and out of a glitch that prevents charging (and makes a repeating *BEEP* noise, for added enjoyment!). Bottom line: When you live your life with one red bar of power and your remote keeps making noises at you, refuses to mate with its cradle, and arbitrarily turns your components on/off as a pseudo "last act of a dying remote".....it is time to write a CNET review and move on. Good luck with your decision.
Pros great remote when it comes to doing its job as a universal remote. Easy to use, programming software is a little clunky but, nevertheless, efficient. I have all my components in an AV closet and the remote operates them all seamlessly.
Cons OK... serious drawback: the charging stand is terribly inefficient. After a short time the contacts on the stand and remote lose the ability to connect and the remote is always losing its charge....extremely frustrating!
Summary Love the functionality, but hate the charging problem to the point that it renders this product useless. I have had the remote exchanged for a new one(thinking I might just have a lemon), went through all the trouble of reprogramming the new one and once again, the same thing. I am now in the market for a new one from a different brand and trashing the monster one. I am thinking of trying the Logitech Harmony 890.
Pros Sleek design with backlit key and nice buttons
Cons Very tedious setup running through the software, modifying and repeatedly updating the remote to make the components function.
Summary After several hours of trouble shooting the setup, I got to the point of calling customer service and after numerous attempts to get through to them; they were able to resolve my issue which centered on popping the battery and then pairing of the module light module. The instructions were not clear that I needed to ?Modify Lights" when I had no lights to connect. For a novice like me, the system is not intuitive when the commands do not function and after reading the tutorials and FAQ, I still could not get the system to function to my satisfaction. I still cannot get the remote to turn off my projector since the projector requires a confirmation to shutdown.