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Philips PM3S

Philips PM3S
alaScore 75

55 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Philips PM3S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the controls.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Philips PM3S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 55 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips PM3S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Philips PM3S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the controls.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips PM3S 3-Device Big Button Universal Remote ControlPhilips Magnavox PMDVD6 Universal 6 Device Learning Remote ControlPhilips Magnavox PMDVD6 Universal 6 Device Learning Remote Control

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Kevin (newegg.com)

Garbage

 

I would've felt better giving my $7.00 to the easter bunny. Go to walgreens and pick up something else.

Small, cheap, simple layout. Very sturdy though (after being thrown against a wall several times) it still works (well, at least when it comes to the things it seems to only work with).

Does not work with most of my accessories and refuses to learn signals.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Braznahan (newegg.com)

Cheap

 

Well, you get what you pay for, I had to buy this before when my good remote was accidentally thrown away, so I guess I am a little surprised that I even used it this long.

The remote is cheap and can be found at lots of stores, I purchased it at a CVS. The buttons are big and setup is as easy as they come.

The buttons don't provide the best tactile feel. The top buttons are awkward. After using the remote for about 7 months or so it just suddenly died completely. Even after putting in new batteries it would not work, not a single button.

Dec, 2007
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Consumer review by: seacow (epinions.com)

Not a good remote

 

My mother originally purchased this remote when the remote on her VCR mysteriously stopped working. It was only by trying to use this one that we realized that the problem was with the VCR itself and not the remote. (The VCR kept locking up, ...

Easy to use when it works

Doesn't always work

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: send_derek (shopping.com)

Worth Every Penny Saved

 

I love this remote. Picked it up at K-Mart for around $15 and it worked flawlessly with my Sanyo TV and Emerson DVD/VCR combo unit. In fact, it works better than the remotes that they came with and it's even more stylish. With the old ones, you had to...

Product that does what it's supposed to and does it great

None

May, 2006

Consumer review by: finance401 (shopping.com)

This thing broke

 

I've had it for about two years and it broke. This thing was fun at first, making any button perform any fucnction. Such as, making the 6 button turn on an off the TV to goof around with friends when they were over. It was simple to use, but as with...

Fun

Broke

May, 2005

Consumer review by: greti_skala (shopping.com)

Reasonably priced, and it actually works.

 

Note: this review is for the "Philips Magnovox 8-Function Universal Learning Remote with TiVo and Replay Compatibility," model PMDVR8, not the PMDVD6. Epinions doesn't list the PMDVR8, only the PMDVD6, so I'm listing my review here. Hopefully the...

Controls up to 8 devices, including TiVo and ReplayTV. Near-complete replacement of old

A bit of a learning curve at the beginning. "Enter" button too small

Feb, 2004
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