"Owned for a week"3.0 starson by bwahaha
Pros: Easy to program
Cons: Joystick; A, B, no C; Buttons feel cheap
Summary: I purchased this remote for a new home theatre system in my house. I am a little biased, since I already have an MX-800 for one system and a MX 3000 for a different one. For this room, I wanted to go for a remote that did not have professional installation requirements. I programmed the remote without a problem for all units (Panasonic plasma, Sony DVD, Scientific Atlanta HD Cable Box, Onkyo Receiver). The remote worked perfectly in terms of controlling all the devices, including the activity based controls.
Now time for the cons. I had an issue with the battery. As soon as I took it off the cradle after initial charging, it dropped one battery bar. Then, after being off the charger for one day, it dropped another bar. Note that there are only 3 battery bars on this remote.
In addition, I was not too pleased with some of the controls. I think that the joystick control. I personally would prefer buttons as opposed to the joystick. In addition, my cable box has an A, B, and C button. This remote has hard buttons for A and B, but no C. The C appears in the LCD area, but it is annoying to have 2 out of 3 in one spot, while the third is in a different location.
Finally, the buttons felt cheap. When pressing anything in the number pad, all buttons move. Same goes for the row above the number pad and below the volume/channel up/down controls.
Overall, the remote did as promised, however I would prefer a remote with a sturdier feel.