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Home Theater Master SL-9000 Preprogrammed and Learning Remote Control with LCD Display

Home Theater Master SL-9000 Preprogrammed and Learning Remote Control with LCD Display
alaScore 75

16 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Home Theater Master SL-9000 Preprogrammed and Learning Remote Control with LCD Display. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability. The size also gets good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

usability, size, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Home Theater Master SL-9000 Preprogrammed and Learning Remote Control with LCD Display is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Home Theater Master SL-9000 Preprogrammed and Learning Remote Control with LCD Display from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Remote Controls on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The size also gets good views.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

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The greatest investment to my home theater system.


Programmable (every button), macros, HiFi Grand Prix winner

Stickers for reprogrammed buttons

Feb, 2003

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Where did all my remotes go?


I read the reviews on the Universal Remote MX-500 remote control and decided to try to get rid of the six remotes that cluttered my ottoman. The MX-500 is all that the reviews say it is, maybe better. This is the second universal that I have owned, the...

Powerful and very versatile

Somewhat of a learning curve to do the initial programming

Aug, 2006

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The MX-500 is an amazing remote for the price


This remote has been reviewed a lot and the reviews are very good. So why am I making another review. Well, in spite of all these reviews, I was unable to find it available from a local merchant so I had to buy it on-line. This meant that I was making...

Nice feel, Good display. Great IR range. Lots of flexibility. Learning

Programming Macros needs patience/planning, standard templates usually need some

Jun, 2005

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A Modern Classic.


My experience of universal remotes has been limited to the unit that came with my Harmon Kardon AVR-7200 receiver and is also included with other models from that brand.

It works superbly

Some button mapping anomalies. I secretly miss my bucketful of zappers :-)

Feb, 2005

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This is a GREAT product!


I bought this for my dad, who refuses to touch computers and gets frustrated with the 6 remotes my mom has accumulated for her home theater system. The reviews here sold me on this one. It has been great! I had all of the devices PLUS a couple of...

The macro programs are perfect for people who can't figure out multiple remotes

None so far

Nov, 2004

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Worth Every Penny!


PICTURE THIS: On our wedding night, while we were relaxing in the Presidential Suite at our hotel, my parents were at our home freaking out believing that they had damaged our new TV.

Very easy to learn commands, backlight, easy to use, great level of customization

Somewhat large, may be costly to some

Apr, 2004

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Finally!! The Perfect Universal Remote



Packed with features, very easy to configure and "teach", extremely powerful

A little pricey, select button under joystick a bit hard to use, no auto-repeat

Jan, 2004

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A great way to simplify your life (MX-700 model)


This review is for the MX-700 model, which is essentially the same as the MX-500, but allows you to use your computer to set up the controls, and then download them to the remote. Since epinions doesn't have an entry (yet?) for the MX-700, and since...

Amazing and complete flexibility! Durable build quality

Initial complexity and learning curve

Jan, 2004

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A basic workhorse remote control with some downfalls


The Home Theater SL-9000 is the first programmable remote control I bought. There is an excellent *extremely* detailed analysis of its features on so I will only summarize it here and offer my insights as a user who's owned...

battery life, powerful range, easy to teach

price, no cursor keys

Mar, 2001

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Finally!! A Remote That Works For Everything


After going through about 10 different universal remote controls trying to find one that worked with everything I owned, I finally bought this one and I can say it works for everything I have that is electronic. I shopped around for months trying out...

Works On A Wide Variety Of Home Electronics

High Price, All The Buttons Might Scare People Away Thinking It Is Too Complicated To

Dec, 1999

Product Specifications

The SL-9000 Remote Control allows you to take total control of your home entertainment system by combining powerful learning and preprogrammed features. Operate up to eight audio, video and home automation components of your home entertainment system with one remote control. You can also teach directly onto all buttons of the SL-9000 (up to 376 commands) from your original remote controls. Update the remote as you add new components; it will never become obsolete. You can select from a built-in library of over 1000 IR codes for simple set-up. This remote is guaranteed to operate all of the primary and secondary functions of your original remote controls, including timers, menus and on-screen displays. It is designed to fit comfortably in your hand. Strategic button layout provides quick and easy access to your most commonly used functions. Customizable LCD display indicates the operating status of the remote at all times and assists in programming the remote control. Choose from a menu of 24 component names to customize your remote control and create and edit up to 10 macro sequences with up to 15 commands each on the M1-M4 and Power buttons. Turn on all of your equipment with one button press. Create mini-macros directly on device buttons. Bright, energy efficient illumination of buttons allows for operating the remote control in low light conditions. Memory Back-up lets you change batteries without losing your programming.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Universal Remote Control
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Universal SL



Remote Control

Supported Device Qty:8
Supported Devices:AV Selector / Cable box / Cassette deck / CD player / DVD player / Home control / LD player / Radio / Satellite TV system / TV / VCR
Type:Programmable remote control