Pros * Very Stylish and "sexy" * Very Versatile * Only a small number of buttons are reserved as non-trainable. For devices such as your receiver, I simply did and IR-to-IR leaning on the number buttons for my special features. * The updated model (URC-9960B0
Cons Only "con" is battery life can be drastically shortened with the sensitive auto-on feature because the remote will turn on basically without you doing anything. This has been cured by allowing the auto-on feature to be disabled. Still would recommend AA
"I like junk?"on by Calin666
Pros Controls a lot of things. Looks neat, makes little kids go "OHHHH AHHHHH".
Cons Eats batteries like crazy, the turn on sensativity is WAY to high, batteries don't allways fit properly.
Summary This things SUCKS. When I bought it, it hadn't been on the market for long, and cost me almost $100. When I got it home, the batteries didn't want to really fit very well, but I got it working fine. It was reasonably easy to program, and set up. How ever, it didn't want to control my DVD player very well. I also notice that the sensativity settings of the remote for the auto-turn on for the copntrols, is WAY to sensative, and eats batteries like crazy. The batteries not fitting properly was a continious problem, and got worse. After about 6 months, something happened at the battery teminals, causing a short, that actually fried, MELTED, the plastic, making the remote worthless. It never really worked right from day 1. Cheap, piece of plastic crap. DO NOT BUY!!
Pros *Sleek. *Controls several devices. *Easy to use in low light.
Cons *CHOMPS through batteries! *Constantly flashes on/off. *Tech support told me to put padding under it, store it in a drawer and treat it like a piece of fine china to keep it from turning on/off.
Pros Can be used for hand-to-hand combat
Cons No custom labels, power hog, big and ugly, complicated
Summary This is the WORST remote ever. Used it for a week, then went back to the six it was meant to replace and ordered a Harmony for $50. I don't know where to begin with the Kameleon. It is huge and cumbersome. The futuristic looking top loses its coolness after 3 minutes, and then you realize that with no raised buttons, you have to look at it to operate it. And you'll need both hands, because if its size. It lacks buttons you will need, so you'll make up for it by programming it so dedicated keys are used for something else (e.g. "up" = change to analog audio signal in the Video 1 setup). By the time you are done, it will be more complicated to explain to friends and family than the original six-remote setup was. And the batteries will be dead by then also.
Pros Excellent customer support, good documentation, good design, learning feature
Cons Poor Quality, Motion Sensor is to sensitive, cannot customize button layout
Summary This is a good remote, but it is not without problems. I had the URC-9906B01 model, which is the newest version of this remote. It allows you shut off the motion sensor that turns the remote on and off upon detecting motion. The biggest problem with this feature is that the sensor is HYPER sensitive. If you as much as breath on the remote it turns on. That of course zaps your batteries.
This remote has a great feel. The metal frame and rubber like bottom make you want to hold it. The backlight is strong and the animations on the display keep things interesting.
I had to return the remote twice and finally gave up on it all together. My first one had a sticky right arrow key. This remote does not have real raised buttons, but it still has button sensors under the display (that feel like buttons when you press them). I returned the remote for a second one. The second one was built incorrectly. The entire keypad was off center. Basically, everything was pushed to the right. I have returned the remote and ordered a SIMA SUR-35 to replace it. I had originally purchased this remote to replace my old LCD SIMA SUR-20. I liked the remote, but the build quality ruined it for me. Ignoring the poor build quality of my first two remotes, I would recommend this remote for any person looking for a good universal remote.
Give this remote a try, but hold on to your recipe for a prompt return if problems develop.