I have tried a lot of universal remotes over the years, but this is the first one that is reasonably effective. The activity-based functionality takes a bit of getting used to, but once you understand the model it is pretty powerful. It did take me quite a while to get it set up to my liking--approx 5 hours total--but now that it is set up well, it works great. Some minor downsides: it would be helpful to have a few more activity buttons for direct access (rather than going through the "more activities" screen), a couple of general re-purposable buttons would be handy, the web-based setup app would be much improved with a real Windows client app, and the up/down/right/left button "circle" is sometimes hard for my large fingers to operate correctly. Overall, this is by far the best universal remote that I have ever used. A good universal remote is a very tough nut to crack. With just a bit more refinement, it would be a world-beater product.
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