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4.0 out of 5 stars Good in many ways, April 17, 2011
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This review is from: Philips Prestigo SRU6008/27 Universal 8 in 1 Remote Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
Previous reviews were not fair to this remote. The software you will use to program this remote is about as straight forward as it can be for the level of programmability it provides. You get COMPLETE control of every button on the remote. The software first sets the remote up based on the equipment you have, but then you're free to change whatever button you like. It is also a learning remote, so you can make any button do anything. It DOES have macro ability and this works fine, it's very customizable. The only complaint here is you don't get dedicated macro buttons, you have to access the "activity" through the LCD screen.

CONS
- User manual not available on line. If you try to download the software to check it out beforehand it won't do anything without the remote being plugged in.
- Silver surround on the face is kind of cheesy looking and has a sharp edge.
- Photos of the remote are deceiving; the face plate is quite glossy which is really stupid when you consider the potential for fingerprints. Buttons are not glossy.
- USB chord is kind of cheap, but it does have standard plug sizes. I got rid of an intermittent connection issue just by using a better quality cable.
- Would have been nice if there were physical buttons to switch between devices instead of having to go into the screen.
- Screen turns off after use. You have to press a button to turn it back on then press the button again to get the function you wanted.

PROS
- Button layout is EXCELLENT. This layout should be standard for all remotes with this form-factor. Just look at it; it's simple and smart.
- No gaudy styling like on Logitech remotes. I much prefer bland/simple styling to gaudy styling.
- Buttons all light up nicely.
- LCD screen works well for accessing obscure functions. Why clutter up a remote with buttons that are rarely used?
- The Red-Green-Yellow-Blue buttons for controlling a Blu-ray player are also useful for basic TV operation because if there's an obscure function you use a lot you can assign it to one of these.
- You can set an input button in the LCD screen to go directly to a device (i.e., no scrolling thru TV menu to switch input to DVD or PC). Switching between devices with my Samsung remote is a pain.

All in all, a good remote; easy to use and easy to set up, and at a friendly price. This remote is not the end-all-be-all of remotes but it will do until someone really figures out the perfect remote and sells it at a reasonable price.

User Note: If you don't see a function you are trying to set up try right-clicking.

Note to Samsung TV users: Try assigning the "Tools" function to the button labeled "GUIDE", and assigning the "Previous Channel" function to the "Return" button located between the volume and channel rockers. (Those "Return" buttons on the Samsung remotes are kind of redundant anyway.)
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Initial post: Aug 27, 2012 10:02:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2012 10:04:30 PM PDT
Rob Aboudi says:
http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sru6008_27/sru6008_27_dfu_eng.pdf

the user manual online

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 2:58:46 PM PDT
Jon says:
Turning back light on. Agree with the annoying need to press a button to turn back light on .... But I find hitting the middle toggle up (or down) will turn back light on most easily without hitting a key/keystroke accidentally.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 7:54:07 AM PDT
jj2me says:
This page has all three product documents (the manual Rob Aboudi linked, quick start guide, and leaflet):
http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl%3Fslg%3Den%26scy%3Dus%26ctn%3DSRU6008/27
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