"Best value out there!"4.5 starson by themblues
Pros: Setup, color screen, price, 10 function buttons
Cons: It's a little too big, could use a scroll wheel or ball
Summary: This philips remote is the best one I've come across for any reasonable price. There are far pricier remotes out there but whoever spends $500 on a remote is obviously the type of person who spent $8,000+ on their system anyway and doesn't even apply to this review. And I guarantee, those remotes have functions the layman will never use (RF for through-wall control such as room lighting, better macros and control 15 or more pieces of equipment. Yes, that's pretty much what you get for the extra $440.)
The setup on the philips was beyond easy which took me all of about 10 minutes for my 4 pieces. I looked at the Harmony 880 and 720 ($150 street price - more than 2.5x as much as I paid for the Philips) and they are just about equal in functions. I did like the scroll wheel of the 880, but I could take or leave the charging bases. The wizard based setup on the Philips seemed much easier to me than Harmany's PC-based setup because I didn't need to get the model #'s of all my equipment. Just press a few buttons via the wizard on the remote for each piece and voila! No codes to enter! All done. Overall the Philips is certainly the best value out there, and in my opinion the absolute easiest to use.