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Philips SRU 8015

Philips SRU 8015
alaScore 82

180 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the controls and build quality. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Philips SRU 8015 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 180 reviews)

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Philips Prestigo SRU8015

 

Universal remote controls have become increasingly popular due to the consolidation and convenience they provide the home theater buff with an increasingly burgeoning rack of gear. While manufacturers have approached the technology in a number of...

Controls up to 15 devices; 15 activities; color screen; cable and satellite channel logos; no PC required.

Rotary wheel underperforms and has odd button layout; most keys are too close together; remote is a bit heavy; no rechargeable battery option; somewhat expensive versus competing models.

The Philips Prestigo SRU8015 universal remote offers relatively easy setup and good control flexibility, but it's sabotaged by a poorly implemented scroll-wheel control.

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Philips Prestigo SRU8015

 

Philips is well known for their Pronto line of remote control products, but they also make a rather large lineup of handheld universal remote controls. The new Prestigo line represents Philips foray into the consumer remote realm where PC-based...

Beautiful look and feel ; Backlit buttons ; Big, high density color LCD screen

Impossibly small buttons ; Very poor/quirky user interface choices (check button) ; Limited macro capability ; Backlight timeout bug ; Eats AA batteries for breakfast

Consumer review by:

"Great remote...but are looks more than deceiving?"

 

In direct competition with the Logitech Harmo... 

Excellent LCD display with sssssweet looking icons and a great iPod like navigation wheel

The order of the devicelist and functions can not be set. Activities doesnt support functionlist command. Lots of device functions most be added manually. AA-Batteries. No software updates

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"Great remote...but are looks more than deceiving?"

 

In direct competition with the Logitech Harmony One, comes the Philips Prestigo SRU8015. However both devices are marked with a brilliant LCD screen, the Philips realy stands out for its brightness. The detailed and great looking icons are a real...

Excellent LCD display with sssssweet looking icons and a great iPod like navigation wheel!!!

The order of the devicelist and functions can not be set. Activities doesnt support functionlist command. Lots of device functions most be added manually. AA-Batteries. No software updates.

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"Sense and Simplicity"

 

I can't believe I'm about to gush over a remote control but for cripes sake this thing is a work of art. Other than not being packaged with batteries (come on Philips!) all I had to do was point and click. The built-in color menu walked me through...

Intuitive user interface with IR to IR programming

Could have used another row of 'special feature buttons'

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"Sense and Simplicity"

 

I can't believe I'm about to gush over a remo... 

Intuitive user interface with IR to IR programming

Could have used another row of 'special feature buttons

Consumer review by:

Philips Prestigo SRU8015

 

I can't believe I'm about to gush over a remote control but for cripes sake this thing is a work of art. Other than not being packaged with batteries (come on Philips!) all I had to do was point and click. The built-in color menu walked me through...

Intuitive user interface with IR to IR programming

Could have used another row of 'special feature buttons

Consumer review by:

Philips Prestigo SRU8015

 

In direct competition with the Logitech Harmony One, comes the Philips Prestigo SRU8015. However both devices are marked with a brilliant LCD screen, the Philips realy stands out for its brightness. The detailed and great looking icons are a real...

Excellent LCD display with sssssweet looking icons and a great iPod like navigation wheel

The order of the devicelist and functions can not be set. Activities doesnt support functionlist command. Lots of device functions most be added manually. AA-Batteries. No software updates

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Philips Prestigo SRU8015

 

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Amazon review summary for Philips SRU 8015

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Philips SRU 8015 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Amazon.com.

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61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips SRU8015/37 Prestigo 15 Device Universal Remote

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Product Specifications

Browse through your favorite channels with color icon-based universal remote! Blending technology and convenience, the Prestigo SRU8015 provides the ideal balance between screen and button control.

Configuration

LCD Display: Yes
Numerical Keyboard: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Functions

Learnable: Yes
Pre-Programmed: Yes
Upgradeability: No

General Features

Number of Controllable Devices:5+ in 1
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