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Sony Black Learning Remote Control - RM-VL600

Abt Model: RMVL600 | UPC Code: 027242683433
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One-Touch System Control (12 Macro Functions)/ Controls Up To 8 Components Seamlessly/ Pre-Programmed Codes Are Compatible With Most Brands/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Learning Remote Control, Model RMVL600

Exciting and convenient, the RMVL600 controls up to 8 components, and with the One-touch system control, synchronizing operational status on remote and alternate components is done with ease. Also a Learning function for programming from other remotes. Being in the driver's seat of your living room sofa is made easy with the RMVL600 Remote Control from Sony.

Features:

  • Learning function for programming from other remotes
  • One-touch System control (12 macro functions)
  • Controls up to 8 components seamlessly (TV, DVD, VCR, CD, D-SAT, DVR.)
  • Easy operation of on-screen menu for DVD and VCR
  • Pre-programmed codes are compatible with most brands

Specifications:

  • Operating Distance:10m
  • Battery Type: 2 x size AA batt.
  • Battery Life (Approx.):1 year
  • Function: Learning function, System Control function (macro), Dual beem for longer distance, Memory back-up, DVD menu, Picture in Picture

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 1 lbs
More reasons to buy the Sony RM-VL600 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony RM-VL600 is Brand New.
  • The Sony RM-VL600 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 

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Sony Black Learning Remote Control
 
4.3

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (24)
  • Nice button configuration (19)
  • Durable (15)
  • Nice features (14)
  • Ergonomic (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (16)
  • Upgrade (14)
  • High-end equipment (9)
  • Home (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (18), Practical (5), Professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best bang for the buck

I only gave this 3 stars for reliability because I have owned it just a few days. Based on the look and feel, it appears to be a solidly built product. The buttons...Read complete review

I only gave this 3 stars for reliability because I have owned it just a few days. Based on the look and feel, it appears to be a solidly built product. The buttons have a nice rubbery feel, and it even has a rubber strip running around the center of the remote body to give it a little extra gripping power.
With 60 or so usable buttons X 8 devices, and I believe all buttons can be learned if needed, that's a total of over 450 commands that can be learned, on a remote under $30! Plus 12 macros, although it takes a little too long for macros to execute on the component buttons when you hold them down. Luckily the macros execute instantly on the 1-4 system control buttons. Most people will only need 4 main macros anyway.
This remote controlled my new Sony Blu-Ray player after I put the batteries in it, no code input, learning or anything, and worked with the very 1st codes I tried for my non-Sony TV and receiver. Although it doesn't have dedicated PIP or Aspect buttons, you can learn them (or any other command) onto any other key you want. Once you do the programming procedures a few times, it's not really too bad, but still might be tedious enough to frustrate some non tech-savy users. Chances are if you can't figure it out yourself, you can get help online somewhere or have a techie friend easily do it for you.
I stayed away from Sony remotes in the past because of poor button layout, but it looks like they have steadily improved this with each new model. A lot of the keys are now easy to find by feel, making it easier to use the remote in the dark.
Yeah it would be nice to have backlit, or at least glow in the dark keys, and it would also be nice if the A-D keys were macro capable. But at this price, I'll take it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does an ok but not great job

We have an all Sony home theater set up (except for the satellite receiver) and this remote, after programming, will turn on all the right components and set the inputs correctly only about...Read complete review

We have an all Sony home theater set up (except for the satellite receiver) and this remote, after programming, will turn on all the right components and set the inputs correctly only about two thirds of the time. Frustrating for the less tech savvy members of the family. However this is marginally more accurate than a much more expensive Logitech programmable remote.

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4.0

lerning will not work

By 

from Mn

Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

for the first three times the learning function worked but after that it stopped working I do not know why ! otherwise great product

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2.0

i got this because my ...

By 

from Florida

Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

i got this because my sony blu-ray payer remote stopped working. this product does NOT work on the sony blu-ray player

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Remote

By 

from Harlem, NY

Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

Best remote I have ever owned

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5.0

BEST PURCHASE EVER

By 

from BROOKLYN, NY

Pros

  • LEARNING FEATURE, # OF DEVICES CAN CONTROL

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

    GREAT REMOTE. COULDNT GET CODE FOR MY JENSEN CD/RADIO PLAYER OR AUDIOVOX PORTABLE DVD PLAYER. TAUGHT REMOTE WITH LEARNING, CAN CONTROL BOTH OF THEM NOW. (HAD TO TEACH EVERY BUTTON THOUGH ONE BY ONE). USING TO CONTROL 7 DEVICES.

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    5.0

    Excellent service and quality

    By 

    from Fullerton, CA

    Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

    Although no special handling was requested the remote control arrived one day later. The ease of prgramming and operation was as expected from Sony

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Remote Next Version will be amazing

    By 

    from Farmer City, Il

    Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

    The remote is great, I bought it after buying my home theater system. Took a little bit to learn how to program it but after getting the concept it took only 10 minutes. Currently have it controlling tv, set-top box, home theater. Wish it had bluetooth functionality so that it could also control my PS3 system.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for Controlling Everything

    By 

    from Florida

    Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

    From this one control, I control a cable box, television, DVD/VCR combo, BlueRay player, DVR, and 400 CD music changer. Easy to program but follow the instructions carefully, particularly "press and hold the Device Select button you want to program for more than 3 seconds". If you do - perfect, If you don't - failure, but you won't understand why. Ideal product, well designed with good instructions.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Learning does not work

    By 

    from Indianapolis

    Pros

    • Easy setup
    • preprogrammed for sony components

    Cons

    • Learning does not work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

      The other review that mentions this made me laugh - because it's completely true. I am generally tech savy but could NOT make this work at all. I even wondered if they had their codes messed up in the manual and tried all the other codes but NO! Nice remote but if you want a remote that can learn button functions look elsewhere.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Learning Doesn't Work at ALL

      By 

      from St Louis

      Pros

      • Button Layout and number of devices

      Cons

      • Learning doesn't work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

        Hold Set for 3 sec
        Press Select and Set
        Enter 9 - 8 - 8
        Press BD
        At this point you would press something on your other remote to teach the Sony, but the Set button just flashes a couple times and then quits.
        So aggravating. I know this thing was cheap, but there are 6 pages in the manual which are completely pointless.
        Try with new batteries: check
        Try in a pitch black room: check
        Try in a room with no other devices: check
        Get super mad: check
        Yell at plastic remote: check
        Write bad review on Sony site: check

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best bang for the buck

        By 

        from Southaven, MS

        Pros

        • Good Button Layout
        • plenty of macro and learing power

        Cons

        • a little tedious to program
        • No PIP or Aspect buttons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Black Learning Remote Control:

          I only gave this 3 stars for reliability because I have owned it just a few days. Based on the look and feel, it appears to be a solidly built product. The buttons have a nice rubbery feel, and it even has a rubber strip running around the center of the remote body to give it a little extra gripping power.
          With 60 or so usable buttons X 8 devices, and I believe all buttons can be learned if needed, that's a total of over 450 commands that can be learned, on a remote under $30! Plus 12 macros, although it takes a little too long for macros to execute on the component buttons when you hold them down. Luckily the macros execute instantly on the 1-4 system control buttons. Most people will only need 4 main macros anyway.
          This remote controlled my new Sony Blu-Ray player after I put the batteries in it, no code input, learning or anything, and worked with the very 1st codes I tried for my non-Sony TV and receiver. Although it doesn't have dedicated PIP or Aspect buttons, you can learn them (or any other command) onto any other key you want. Once you do the programming procedures a few times, it's not really too bad, but still might be tedious enough to frustrate some non tech-savy users. Chances are if you can't figure it out yourself, you can get help online somewhere or have a techie friend easily do it for you.
          I stayed away from Sony remotes in the past because of poor button layout, but it looks like they have steadily improved this with each new model. A lot of the keys are now easy to find by feel, making it easier to use the remote in the dark.
          Yeah it would be nice to have backlit, or at least glow in the dark keys, and it would also be nice if the A-D keys were macro capable. But at this price, I'll take it!

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