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3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 10 Nov 2011
This review is from: One For All URC8603 Xsight Touch (Accessory)
I bought this product from Richer sounds after walking around every HiFI shop in Kingston, Surrey looking for the harmony 900 (no one stocked it).

I have moderated my initial review because in the main it does work.

Firstly apearance: It looks cheap. It is quite blocky - think old style volvo. Numerous buttons are unncessarily small, such as the guide and menu buttons, as well as the critical 'home', 'activities' and 'devices' buttons.

I was prepared to overlook all of this so long as it turned my devices on and off as requested - it didn't and it doesn't.

Software: The remote is programmed via an online software interface. It looks and feels outdated and is riddled with unnecessary clicks and steps. Once I had negociated the initial setup and unplugged and replugged the remote in 3 or 4 dozen times, I could operate my TV, blueray, AV reciever, projector screen and Virgin Media Box.
It will not control my Philips living Colour to any degree, it will not control my british gas energy IR sockets to any degree. I can make my TV, blueray, virgin media and AV remote control the british Gas sockets, but this expensive device just won't do it.

Activities: Very basic things do work. So with one button I can turn the TV on, turn the Virgin Box on and turn the AV on and to the right AV channel. However the 'power on' function associated with the virgin media box doesn't work, so I have to use power (that is power on/off) so that if I was to choose to play my xbox and then later press the 'watch tv' button, it now turns the Virgin Box off.

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