Universal Remote's URC Digital R50
was recently taken in by the home theater junkies at BigPictureBigSound
, and overall, the $149 (MSRP) device was well liked. In fact, critics had mostly positive things to say, noting that it was able to handle a dozen or so devices without a hiccup... after the somewhat painful setup procedure was complete, that is. The major knocks came during setup; for starters, it would "forget" your progress if you let it sit idle for awhile, and if you realize you need to insert pauses into a macro, you'll have to recreate the entire macro. Outside of a few minor niggles, though, the R50 performed admirably enough to net a three out of four star rating. Hit the read link to see if it's right for you.