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Sony RM VL600

Sony RM VL600
alaScore 77

991 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 991 reviews of Sony RM VL600. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The durability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, durability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Sony RM VL600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony RM VL600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony RM VL600 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Remote Controls on People really like the size and design. The price and durability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the controls. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, durability, price, design, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony RMVL600T.CE7 8-in-1 Multi-Purpose Remote ControlSony 8-in-1 Multi-Purpose Remote ControlSony 8 in 1 Remote Control

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony RM VL600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 824 user reviews of Sony RM VL600 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls on Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, durability, design

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RM-VL600 8-Device Universal Learning Remote (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony Universal Learning Remote Control RMVL600 8 device

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Remote Central (

Expert Review


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Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Incensed_In_OR (

Good remote, bit of a pain to manually program


Good remote easy to use once its programmed. I would love it if it wasn't for the issue with my satellite receiver.

versitile, can be manually programmed for remotes not in the list

When i manually program it for moving around the menu options of my DirectTv receiver, the up and down arrows double the move, the right arrow move once per click (the way it should be), and the left arrow only scrolls all way to the left

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: ahard2please1 (

Not versatile enough for my atypical situation


Our spoiler is a 2005 ViewSonic 27" TV with VGA inputs; an early example of that capability that is common to most modern Televisions. I have used this one for both applications - successfully.

Appears to be as good as Harmony/Logitech models at 1/5 the cost. The Sony 8 Component Control design can be handy if I find time to 'learn' it

This ancient mariner was unable to follow the instructions for how to "learn" this remote. The language is vague and the signal responses, if any, are easily missed if one is trying to find/follow the next steps. (My TV/PC is obsolete.)

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: j73albarez (

I can't sing the praises of this remote enough!


This remote is easy to program using the code search function. If that doesn't work completely, which it usually doesn't, you just point the Sony remote at your old remote, punch some buttions, and voila! Your new Sony remote now does exactly what your...

Ease of use ; Compatability with other electronics ; Price

None really worth mentioning. OK maybe it could use a backlight, but at this price who really cares

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: lkemenczes (

Sony RM-VL600


I have a old Hughes Directv receiver, a brand new Sony LCD 26" TV, a brand new Sony DVD/VCR Recorder and an old JVC bookshelf sound system....and oh yeah a remote controlled fan. This remote, through the learning technique, I am able to control all of...

Easy Instructions, Easy Learning capabilities...Learned various Brands with no problem. Can learn just about any remote

No backlight.. that's it....No freak'n backlight

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: tunatony (

works to avoid clutter of several remotes


many will not have to spend 50-100 bucks to achieve what this will do for $25....has worked flawlessly for almost two years...also has become intutive to operate over time (especially if you program it properly). Buttons and toggles can be made to...

set it and forget it

a bit tedious to program but worth it

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: GrandmasterB (

This remote is a life saver!


My problem: Olevia 332H LCD TV that comes with no remote codes available to program into any standard universal remote. A wonderful bargain of a TV that requires the seperate use of it's supplied remote only. Frustrating!

Customize keys for each A/V component at a bargain price

A few more dedicated buttons would be nice, but a minor issue

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: (

Sony RM-VL600


Consumer review by: highlaender (

good replacement


Remote replaced Samsung TV remote and an only partially functional remote for our Comcast cable box, after both had fallen victim to the chewing frenzy of our little puppy. Remote was easy to set up to work with the TV even without the original remote....

Easy To Set Up

Poor in Low Light

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Neal (

Didn't work with my Yamaha RX496 receive


This seemed like one of the best-priced remotes for the number of features, and I was excited to finally replace all of the remotes for my TV, DVD, Converter box, and Receiver. Unfortunately, since I don't have a remote for my receiver (it's lost) I...

Nice Button Configuration","Nice Features


Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Exciting and convenient, the RM-VL600 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 RM-VL600 remote control from Sony.


Run Time (Up To):1year

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony RM

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:33ft
Supported Device Qty:8
Supported Devices:Amplifier / Cable box / Cassette deck / CD player / DVD player / DVR / Satellite TV system / TV / VCR
Type:Universal remote control