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Sony RM-VL900

Sony RM-VL900
alaScore 72

107 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony RM-VL900. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability. The usability is also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the controls. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

price, usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Sony RM-VL900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Sony RM-VL900 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on People really like the durability and usability. There are some mixed views about the controls, while there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, durability


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RM-VL900 8-Device Universal Remote ControlSony RM-VL900 8-Device Universal Remote Control

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Remote Central (

Expert Review

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: jason (

best remote for the price


easy to program and to get it to "learn" . works with PS2

buttons should glow,needs 1 more macro button

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

The RM-VL900 can control up to 8 devices. Buttons are labeled for TV, VCR, Cable/Satellite, DVD, CD, MD, Tape, Amplifier/Receive. Components may be reassigned or copied, for instance convert "MD" into a second VCR. 11 system control macros can be up to 16 steps long. Three are available at all times on dedicated System Control buttons. Another eight may be assigned to the Component Select buttons and run when the button is held down for two seconds. The "TV", "Cable" and "Satellite" devices can have between five and six short macros with 4 steps each, aliased to the keypad. The RM-VL900 can learn onto up to 35 buttons under each device. Plus, each System Control or Component Select button may have a single learned command. Learning frequencies extend up to 500KHz with codes up to 250 bits long. Two IR transmitters ensure a strong and wide infrared beam. The unit includes 47 physical buttons: 35 may be assigned any command, 8 are for component selection, three are for system macros and one is used for remote configuration. Volume buttons may be configured so they adjust the television's video for video devices and the receiver's for audio, or the receiver's for both. The volume buttons may also be learned over for each component if desired. The remote may be locked so that it is completely inoperational until a specific key combination is pressed. The RM-VL900 can be duplicated to - or from - other remotes with the [T] symbol on them.

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Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony RM



Remote Control

Supported Device Qty:8
Supported Devices:Amplifier / Cable box / Cassette deck / CD player / DVD player / MD player / Satellite TV system / TV / VCR
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty