"Awesome Remote for under $70"4.5 starson by capta
Pros: Simple to use and to teach
Cons: No computer learning feature
Summary: Lets start off by saying this...for under $70, and usually you can find a special fo $49, this is an increidble remote.
The Philips Prestigo SRU8010 is also sold by X10 as their ICON Remote, they are one and in the same.
Large screen, easy to teach. Pretty customizable.
I have a complex multimedia-home theatre room. I was able to setup my whole system including light dimmers for the room.
Literally, I put away all my remote.
I have used the Sony universals, but still required 2 other remotes out because the Sony programmable units did not handle the command functions of the other units.
This one did..and it was so EASY to set up macros. I literllay set up turn on cable.
It turns on my TV, then cable box, then my receiver, then sets my receiver to accept my HDMI pass through and sets up my preference to sound signal. All through a customizable side key on the remote.
This is other thing...the buttons themselves are customizable with the exception of the programming keys...you can literally reprogram all the keys to your liking.
I have purchased many a remotes to my wife distain, and this literally is the first remote my wife can use and understand in that complex of a set up.
Also there is HIS and HER favorites that allow us to program our favorite cable stations. Also a kids section so I can lock down all the other stations and my kids watch their channels.
Simply said..9 out of 10...only reason why I don't give it a 10 is because you can not customize it through your PC.
Ah...for under $70...that is a small price to pay.