What can you get for under $30? How about control of 8 devices, full IR learning, macros and 63 DVR-optimized buttons?
Posted by Daniel Tonks on August 10, 2009 at 7:37 AM
Price, quality, features: as the saying goes, you can get any two. This has certainly been a running theme for the “impulse purchase” category of universal remote controls, where one of those three potential characteristics has already been decided upon: a low price. This leaves shoppers to mull over the importance of quality versus features... a well designed remote that forces you to make sacrifices in overall capabilities, or another with more buttons and power but hindered by disappointing build quality and quirky operation.
But don’t throw in the towel just yet! What if you could get it all: price, quality and features in one product?
Today I’m pleased to present our detailed review of Sony’s latest universal remote control, the RM-VL610. Priced at under $30, the RM-VL610 is an 8-device, full learning remote that upgrades the RM-VL600 with a brand new higher quality design, colorful replaceable back panels, plus a slew of additional buttons targeted squarely at DVR/PVR owners. Channel, Chapter, Skip/Replay, Page Up/Down, A/B/C/D – this has it all!
Could the RM-VL610 be the best economical hard buttoned remote for DVR users? You’ll have to check out the review!
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