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User reviews for the Radio Shack 15-1994 from Radio Shack.
Radio Shack 15-1994
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Average: 4.59/5.00
Median: 4.67/5.00
The Radio Shack 15-1994 6-in-1 Smart A/V Remote features both preprogrammed & learning capabilities along with macros and a backlit keypad.
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Written by Dan from Toronto, Canada.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 6-12 months.
Review 27 made on Sunday April 22, 2001 at 2:58 PM.
Strengths:Learning function, macros, price, flexibility
Weaknesses:Small memory, manual (us usual), only 6 devices.
Review:I used to work for RadioShack in Toronto, Canada. First of all, the remote doesn't even mention macros, copying, availability of advanced codes and more. Now that I know all of that, I really like it. I programmed in 3 TVs, 2 VCRs and 1 DVD player. Was also able to teach it how to do basic functions for my mini-stereo. I now can use this on any tv, vcr, or dvd player in my entire house! Speacial thanx to for the extra info.
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Written by Shawn from Bowie MD.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 26 made on Friday April 13, 2001 at 8:45 PM.
Strengths:Good backlite very nice feel
Weaknesses:Some buttons too tiny
Review:This thing is GREAT!!!
I just picked it up at RS 2 days ago (last one) no box $29.99
Started talking to the kid at the counter about why I wanted it, he turned to his terminal and bought 2 for himself!
I was able to program all basic functions is about 20 mins. Next step is macros for the wife then the jp1 box. You can't beat this feature set at this price.
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Written by Dave Johnson from Alberta,Canada.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 25 made on Thursday March 22, 2001 at 3:57 PM.
Strengths:The learning codes on most buttons. Backlighting,Plug`n Power button. The ability to set macro buttons. Good value.
Weaknesses:Like most reviews the owners manual. Needs more device codes. A few more buttons would be nice.
Review:This is by far the best universal remote I`ve ever owned. It`s controlling everything in my modest home theatre setup. I use it to control my Kenwood VR-407 receiver, Echostar satellite receiver,921 Starchoice receiver, VCR,TV and dvd player. I have to give most of the credit for my success with this remote to Without this site I might have bought this remote and returned it because it would not operate everything. This site taught me how to use the learning buttons and the macro abilities to make this a great remote for me. My wife sure likes all the macro`s I setup to make our home theatre setup user friendly. A big thumbs up from her. My future upgrades are going to include plug n power devices. I bought this remote on sale at Radio Shack for $39 Canadian a great value.
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Written by Todd Zurenda from wisconsin.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 24 made on Saturday March 17, 2001 at 2:44 AM.
Strengths:Soft feel, learning function, built in device codes, backlighting, and home automation. It actually replaces my 6 other remotes, unlike other universal remotes I have used.
Weaknesses:A few buttons can't be learned, but their probably is an avanced code for you to use. It wont operate my soundfield button properly on my Sony 845 dolby/dts receiver.
Review:This was the best (30 Dollars) Ive spent. You can make this remote do anything. You can progam a macro to turn on the tv, reciever, vcr, push play and then turn off the lights with the press of one button. I even taught it to work my playstation 2. I even punched through the volume from my stereo to the vcr,dvd,cd,cable,tv. Did I mention this remote is only $30. Buy this remote! I gave it a Four feature rating because of the trouble with my reciever.
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Written by Martin from Auburn, CA.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 23 made on Sunday March 4, 2001 at 6:17 AM.
Strengths:Stunning flexibility. Hard button control (for those of us hacked off with grease stained LCD touch-screen). Pretty backlight. Excellent web-support (here!)
Weaknesses:Can't copy some extended codes to other devices (Sony 0000 TV Video 3/1 [034/032] to other devices)... ho-hum. So much flexibility that a workaround is not impossible.
The absolutely sucky R-S manual. What can I say- get the manual here!! I suspect that R-S licensed the One-For-All Cinema 6 chipset and agreed to hide certain features (like Macros - DUH!) in the documentation for some marketing reason.
Review:Outstanding value for money. To be hinest, this device is a breath of fresh air, so buy one before R-C jack's up the price!

To be fair, it is not something you would give to your father-in-law to program, unless he is a comp=sci professor, but for anyone who can program their VCR; no problem.

I am very impressed, and probably about $70 in-pocket based on the other options to solve my babysitter's switching from satellite to local TC or DVD problem!
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Written by Adam from Tempe, AZ.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 6-12 months.
Review 22 made on Monday February 26, 2001 at 4:11 AM.
Strengths:Learning to most any button, good balance, fits well in the hand, soft feel, good button placement, Shift-able buttons, macros, Upgradeable with home made JP1 unit (finally).
Weaknesses:The original Manual.. what on earth were they thinking?? use the manual at

I need to build the JP1 hack box to make it operate my Sherwood RVD-6095 reciever.
Review:Why buy anything else?

I know that since the remote is the most used piece of equipment in a Home Theater System, some might think that the more money you spend, the better your remote will be. But this remote is cheap, effective, and very user friendly. If this isn't the best selling remote, there are alot of bad buyers out there.

I purchased this remote back in May. At first I did not know how to use any of the advanced functions. It has operated all of my equipment EXCEPT for my Sherwood RVD-6095 reciever. It never bugged me too much. I loved the way it operated everything else I had. The remote is solidly built, the backlighting is great, buttons are well laid out, well balanced, you can program functions from your old remotes that didn't come pre-programmed.

I eventually came across Rob's page and discovered the "advanced" manual that he had written (I got sick of going on line whenever i wanted to do some tinkering, so i turned it into a document format with working link so that i can use it off line the same as if it was on the webpage, very convenient).

Now with the development of the JP1 box ( i will finally be able to get my 15-1994 to operate my reciever. In case you haven't read about this box, look into it. For a minimal cost ($10 to $30 depending on your local electronics stores) and couple of hours time, you can make this remote do anything you want to. You can automatically program buttons instead of learning them (which saves SOOOOO much memory) and you can more easily change the layouts of the buttons. With this box you now have a completely programmable, completely learning remote for about $40-$50. in a general sense, you have the range of capabilities of a Pronto with a cheaper remote. This thing is now my favorite part of my home theater system

**i only gave it a 4 for features because i need to make the JP1 box to operate my receiver.
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Written by mark from ma, usa.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 6-12 months.
Review 21 made on Saturday February 24, 2001 at 11:29 PM.
Strengths:Backlighting, button layout, feel, versitility, PRICE!
Weaknesses:No dedicated "reciever", and "dvd" buttons
Review:Had almost eveything I needed, learned what it didn't have. I was looking at 300$ remotes when I tried this one. Would have been a real mistake to waste the 270$. It's 30 bucks people!! Just think about that. A top notch remote for the price of 1 dvd. If I could give it 6 stars for value, I would. Did I mention that it feels realy nice too!
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