Sony RM-AV3100 Remote Controls

4/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $199.00

Product Description

Universal Learning Touchscreen Remote Pre-programmed learning infrared remote, LCD touchscreen, controls up to 18 A/V components, 45 programmable macros (up to 44 functions each)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eclipse a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2005

Bottom Line:   
The RM-AV3100 is an excellent product with a capable set of programmable functions.

The unit comes preset to operate Sony equipment. I was surprised to see the "menu" button activated the "WEGA Gate" menu on my Sony HDTV with no learning required. Setting the remote to perform basic operation of other mainstream components is simple and can be done in a few minutes. Also quite simple to set the volume control to always operate A/V receiver volume, nice if like me, you never use the volume on your television.

Performing only such a setup will leave you with an attractive if expensive all-in-one remote, but neglects the features which caused me to buy the thing in the first place.

All components can be customized, and I did not encounter any features which I could not easily teach the RM-AV3100, including all functions from an Outlaw Audio 1050, a D-Link DSM320 and a Motorola HD Cable Box / DVR (1 exception, noted below).

In addition, functions from one component can be integrated into another, for example adding a "wide mode" TV button to my cable box controls. The ability to add an extra function to each component-select button (TV, DVD, etc) is another nice feature, though I would have liked to see a more capable macro function here (see note, weaknesses).

More advanced combinations can also be programmed. Each of the 16 possible components includes 12 customizable label keys (LCD) which can be set to any single function or a group of up to 4 keypresses (cannot be "chained" together, I tried it). In addition, 15 system control keys are also provided (3 physical buttons, 12 LCD) which can accomodate more complex macros.

This remote is good with a simple setup, but much better with a bit of time spent to personalize to your tastes.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $91.00

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