Sony RM-AV2000 Learning Remotes (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 12 function, Learning type, LCD display
- Blue backlight for easy low-light visibility
- Macro function
- LCD touch screen
- Preprogrammed with commands for most major brands
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While the touchscreen is nice, be aware that you will lose the tactile feel of your old remotes. On traditional remotes, you can feel which button you're pressing. With touchscreens, you need to look at the remote as you press the button.
The remote is rather bulky and can be difficult to hold in one hand. The display is difficult to see without first pressing the backlight button. Pressing the backlight button all the time to see the touchscreen becomes very annoying. Beware of the poorly written manual; initial setup may be rather tedious.
Overall, this remote will probably provide the best utility for the price. It's not overly elaborate, yet it can learn new IR codes and record up to three macros.
Putting the vast majority of the keys to the LCD screen limits the actually mechanism of the remote, which means less likely to wear out the remote due to use. All of the remotes that I've come across have buttons becoming loosened after months of use.
The channel and volume buttons are, I think the best part of the remote. They stay outside the LCD screen which makes them easiler to get to, to use. For other functions, the volume itself is set to default on either the TV or the Tuner itself, making it more convenient to control volume instead of controlling volume on multiple devices.
There are, drawbacks though. There isn't the feel of the remote that people are use to with standard remotes. Such things as the feel of the numeric buttons on the LCD screen, you have to actually look at the remote in order to know what you're actually pressing. Or the PLAY, STOP, FAST FORWARD, REWIND, and PAUSE.
The size of the remote makes it rather bulky and heavy, making it a strain when you hold it for long periods of time. On the bright side, the size makes the remote easy to find and not a task of looking for inside of furniture or around the house.
Another feature on this remote which makes it handy is it's learning option. You can actually 'teach' the remote other IR device signals. This gives the remote it's 'true' universality, because it uses any device's IR signal and takes it to whatever you program it to be on the remote itself. So it's not set to just any set of preset codes in the manual. Making the remote itself able to control any piece of electronics that has an IR receiver.
On a serious downside, the manual is rather vague in the instructions when it comes to programming the remote for powering on multiple devices at once with the 'System Control' buttons. And it's a pain and a headache to figure out how to use the automatic power on timer and power off timer. Besides the negative points, which I rarely use anyway, this remote is a MUST HAVE.