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Philips Prestigo SRU8015

by September 25, 2008
Philips Prestigo SRU8015 Remote

Philips Prestigo SRU8015 Remote

  • Product Name: Prestigo SRU8015
  • Manufacturer: Philips
  • Performance Rating: StarStar
  • Value Rating: Star
  • Review Date: September 25, 2008 07:29
  • MSRP: $ 179.99
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Convenience
  • Universal IR database: TV, DVD, AMP, AudioSet, CABLE, CD/MD, DMR, Drapes/blinds (IR), DSS, DTT, DVDR, DVDR-HDD combo, DVD-VCR combo, DVR, Game, Home Theater, HTS, HVAC & Fans (IR), Lighting (IR), PC, Projector (IR), RECEIVER, SAT, Satellite Radio, TAPE, TIVO, Tuner, TV-DVD combo, TV-VCR combo, TV-VCR-DVD combo, VCD, Laser Disk, VCR
  • Display Type: Backlit LCD
  • Channel icon library: 400
  • Programmable channel icons: 100
  • Number of activities: 15
  • Scroll wheel
  • On-Screen Display languages: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Battery low indication
  • Power
  • Backlight (white)
  • Battery type: 3 x AA / LR6 Alkaline
  • Battery saving manager: Auto switch on/off

Infrared Capabilities

  • Operating distance: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Learning IR codes
  • Carrier frequency range: 19 kHz - 455 kHz
  • Transmitting LEDs: 2

System Specifications

  • Flash memory size: 4 MB
  • Retail Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.1 x 1.9 x 12.5 inch
  • Gross weight: .97 lb

Pros

  • Beautiful look and feel
  • Backlit buttons
  • Big, high density color LCD screen

Cons

  • Impossibly small buttons
  • Very poor/quirky user interface choices (check button)
  • Limited macro capability
  • Backlight timeout bug
  • Eats AA batteries for breakfast

Introduction

Philips is well known for their Pronto line of remote control products, but they also make a rather large lineup of handheld universal remote controls. The new Prestigo line represents Philips foray into the consumer remote realm where PC-based programming is discarded in favor of preset codes and on-screen prompts. Where the new SRU8015 remote deviates is in its ability to guide the user through programming with a full color LCD screen - and without the aid of a real instruction manual. The remote is elegant, but a bit lacking in its ability to handle custom programming requirements.
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