"Didn't work with half of my stuff! Even major brands!"1.0 starson by jroc7
Pros: Learning feature is good for obscure functions and channel favorites might be useful, though not worth the money.
Cons: Not compatible with basic systems from major brands. Process of learning button-by-button will drive you insane if you have to do a whole component from scratch. Learning feature not as capable as advertised. No full manual.
Summary: I just bought this item and had previously been pleased with Philips products. It worked great with my TV and cable box, but apparently my Samsung Blu-Ray and home theater systems were too obscure. It would not detect the codes, leaving me with no choice but to attempt to program every button individually with the "learning" feature. This only worked for programing the multi-function buttons at the top of the remote. This meant I could not power up or change the volume of my surround system. That's not very useful. Sure, I could program those things into the multi-function buttons, but who wants to search through pages of buttons just to raise the volume. Any cheap universal remote will at least run a brand-name Samsung system, but not this thing. At the end of the day, I was still better off using my old cable box remote than this expensive thing. I did try customer support and the best they could do was to tell me to play around with how long I held down each button while learning. Seriously? I intend to give Logitech a try next. They can't be any worse than this thing assuming their remote doesn't catch on fire in my hands.