Sony RM-VL900 Remote Controls

4.63/5 (46 Reviews) MSRP : $60.00


Product Description

Universal learning remote


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jake31 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Overall I like the many features that Sony put into this remote. I have some older equipment that did not have codes and it was easy to program the the old remotes into the RM-VL900.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by robdeb a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I originally had the Sony RM-VL700, and loved it! I liked the idea of macro keys, more input sources (8 vs 5), and a better keypad layout, so I upgraded(?) to the RM-VL900.

First impressions were mixed. The unit is much heavier (4 AA batteries vs 2, and the same rated battery life of 5 months). It is not very comfortable in your hand.

On further useage, Sony missed the mark on their logic on macro key useage. The 8 selection keys could have a combined memory; a single press for one command, and a hold the button down for 2 seconds to do the macro command. All the macro keys should have the ability to play a macro and return the remote back to the selection key that was on prior to the macro.

If I was to do it over again, the RM-VL700 is a better value, lighter, more ergonomic and has 95% of the 900's ability, at almost half the cost!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by keepitsimplestupid a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This remote does everything everyone says it does....i had it programed within 2 minutes to control my toshiba dvd, toshiba vcr, phillips tv, onkyo cd changer, and believe it or not, my NAD T751 amp (using the NAD code in the manual)....took another 5 minutes to program my macro functions for my girlfreinds convienence.....took another 5 minutes to program special functions from each remote (including NAD remote)...there is nothing this remote will not do that my other 5 remotes cannot do....

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   ebay -- new



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul M a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is a great remote at a great price. It controls my Toshiba 57HX81 TV, SD3750 DVD player, W622 VCR, and Marantz SR6200 receiver with no problems whatsoever. I used the built-in codes as a starting point and the learning capability to fill in any missing functions for each device. The macro feature is great, it allows one-button home theater setup, my wife and daughter love it. This remote has allowed me to clear the coffee table of four remotes and allows complex control of all components. The only limitation is the difficulty of remembering all the learned function keys for each device. I highly recommend this unit.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Hotbuy.net



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel Ostrow a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Excellent remote. Learns anything ... including my 7 year old JVC VCR that NOTHING else will operate. This remote learned it in minutes, and performs every function.

ONLY drawback is sometimes the buttons don't respond right away on operation, but still if you hit them two or three times on those limited occasions it is fine.

Does all you ever need from a remote at far less then the fancier gadgets out there.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $42.00

Purchased At:   realelectronics.com




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