Sony RMVL610B Remote Commander with 3 Color Back Plates - Bright Pack (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Stylish home decore friendly remote
- 3 Bright Colored back plates included
- Controls up to 8 AV compatible components with buttons for: TV/DVD/SAT/CBL/VCR/CD/TAPE/AMP
- Easy operation of on-screen menu for most DVDs and VCRs
- Comfortable ergonomic round back design
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Stylish and home decore friendly Remote Commander with Learning function. Different colored back plates to swap out to match your decore. Able to control 8 components in one, various types of components can be controlled with preset codes + learning. With System Control functions (macros) it achieves higher usability.
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This remote does everything I can think of, and still has several unused buttons. I'm buying these as presents for all my family that have multiple remotes. It's easy to use and has good feel on the buttons. The manual misses one point, though: in many cases, when there are several possible code numbers for controlling a device, one of them is a reduced set (and it won't learn the disabled buttons). On my satellite TV, for example, the reduced set basically has on-off, channel, menu, and program guide. The full set has DVR controls, skip forward and back, PIP, etc. So if you are using non-standard devices, you might want to try more than one code number, even if the first one works.
+ What I really like about it is that there are enough buttons to map just about everything you could want to a corresponding and intuitive button on the remote.
+ It's quick and easy to setup. Learning 5 different remotes should generally take less than 15 minutes. Here's a tip for learning volume/channel/up/down buttons: When you transmit the command, keep the button held down on the original remote until it regisers.
- The only compalint I have about this remote, is that the buttons are basically arranged in just a square grid layoutt on the remote itself. I've definately seen much better remote designs. With this one, it's too hard to find buttons you are looking for just by feel.
In one room, I have this remote controlling the TV, surround sound receiver, blu-ray player, iPod dock, alarm clock, tower fan, and 2 lamps. It's great.
Check out the natural color pack too.
The set up procedure was more difficult than the Sony RM VL900 and I missed the ability to have one remote learn all the settings from another, same model remote - we had 3 of RM VL 900 remotes, when we got a new one it only took a couple minutes to copy everything from the older remote. I did find it ironic the Sony RMVL610B remote did not work with our Sony 400 disk DVD player, and had no listed codes for any Sony products. I had to use the learning function to get it set up. At times it was frustrating trying to get these things programmed.
I still rate these these remotes pretty high, because they look good, are cheap and most importantly, do work once you get them set up. Having different colors is nice to keep track of which remote you are using at the time. At Amazon prices I recommend them to anyone that wants a good working learning remote. I could have purchased 3 Sony RMVL610B remotes for about the same amount you would buy just 1 Sony RM VL900.
We tried some of the LED display remotes that cost a lot more, but found them too difficult to read, a younger person with good eyesight probably does not have these types of problems.
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