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User reviews for the RCA RCU807 from RCA.
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Average: 2.25/5.00
Median: 2.00/5.00
The RCU807 can operate up to 8 devices and includes a 2-line 8-character dot matrix screen. Other features include code learning, SmartMacros and event timers.

Written by patman from Portland, Oregon USA.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 4 made on Saturday May 6, 2006 at 5:17 PM.
Strengths:Seems to support many different remotes out of the box.
Weaknesses:I was unable to get this remote to learn any keys from either my TV remote nor my (older) yamaha audio receiver.
Review:I bought this remote to consolidate remotes, and to be able to learn remote keys for my yahama audio receiver.

I was unable to get it to learn any commands, as such, I am returning the remote for a refund.

As another poster noted, the "help" line is just a recording, with a maze of options and with no one on the other end that can actually help you.
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Written by David Stephens from Atlanta, GA.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 3 made on Sunday July 10, 2005 at 9:29 PM.
Strengths:Was really easy to set up and supported a LOT of devices, except...
Weaknesses:...mine. It had no support for the samsung SIR-S4040R, which I understand is a very common Directv/Tivo unit sold by the big box stores.
Review:I was very excited to find this value priced remote that seemed to support everything I needed. It was quite quick and easy to set up my DVD player, VCR, Receiver, CD Player, and TV. However, when I got to setting up our Samsung Directv/Tivo unit, I was stymied. It didn't support samsung units. I tried using code search, as well as learning, but the learning only supports 8 keys, so you can't even get all the numbers supported. Well, I figured I'd call the helpline listed on the back. USELESS. It was nothing but a voice recording system that covered a small amount of devices (not even SAT, or Audio) and there was no way to get live help.

It's going back to the store tomorrow.
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Written by miklos from on, Canada.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 2 made on Saturday February 12, 2005 at 11:44 AM.
Strengths:Has an LCD display.
Weaknesses:Only can learn a limited number of keys.
Review:Not recomended for learning applications.
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Written by aldiii from St. Louis, MO.
The reviewer has used this remote control for 1-3 months.
Review 1 made on Thursday February 10, 2005 at 2:53 PM.
Strengths:Ease of application and code selection for TV, AM/FM Receiver, CD and VCR.
Note: No attempt to use installation instructions for SAT-CBL or AUX/AUX2
Weaknesses:Though application to/for DVD's is listed on RCU807ís packaging no codes provided or programmable for DVD Player/Recorders such as Sony's RDR GX7.
The learns commands from original remotes is only applicable, based on this authorís, if one is able to first set the basic functions of the original remote.
Review:The intent of the purchase was to eliminate the multiple remotes in entertainment area. The incomplete information or inability to address the growing category of DVD Player/Recorders severely limits the RCU807 ability to fulfill its intended mission (promise) of reducing the number of controllers from 5-8 to 1 as stated on the RCU807ís packaging.
A review of the promised functions is provided below and is intended to be read in conjunction with this review:

Identified: Product Features:
1 Controls up to eight components (TV, VCR, DVD, PVR, SAT, CBL, CD and Audio equipment)
2 Stores more than 30 key commands
3 Compatible with today's most popular brands
4 Learns commands from original remotes
5 Step-by-step set-up and programming is a snap
6 LCD Status Display provides clear resolution
7 SmartMacro Keys shortens the number of keys pressed
8 Additional features include: battery saver, code saver and event timer

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