I had everything trained, I was able to control everything with OmniRemote
except my RC5220P DVD player; as both the DVD player and the television
are from RCA and their individual remotes can control either unit, I was
a little surprised at this problem. All other components, however,
worked fine with OmniRemote, with the exception of the TV -- when i first
programmed the remote, i held the buttons for too long. This caused
the Visor to soft-reset when I used certain buttons; retraining fixed this
using the module, I was able to use the OmniRemote at least 20 feet away
from my television. Using your stylus to select channels does take
some getting used to -- fortunately, you can assign buttons to the Visor's
hardware buttons to give the OmniRemote that true remote control feel.
Power users may wish to get the Fingertip
Stylus from Concept Kitchen
to make using the OmniRemote easier.
OmniRemote has quite a few other
features as well. You can create macros so you can turn on all of
your equipment with the press of a single button and control X.10 Infrared
devices as well. It is important to note that remotes or X.10 devices
that use radio signals will not work with the OmniRemote. The battery
usage dropped 10% while I was training the OmniRemote, but doesn't seem
to drain the Visor too much when the OmniRemote is actually being used.
The module is pricey when compared to other universal remotes ($59.95 SRP),
but unlike those remotes, you can design the controls any way you want