Acoustic Research XSight AAR18G will be worthwhile contender to the current favorite universal remote Logitech Harmony One. Harmony one @249.99 is not a RF remote,Harmony 1100 which is a RF remote @499.00 plus the wireless extender @99.00; total of 598.00. The AAR18G will run about plus 250.00 add the 100.00 RF extender kit total of 350.00. But the big improvement over the Harmony is the inclusion of built-in RF capability;add the RF Extender Kit and you can operate componets outside your line of sight(such as closed cabinets,or even in another room). XSight models one-up the Harmony with multiple user profiles and favorite channels list,and the flexibility to be programmed directly from the remote or via a pc. The built in setup wizard lets you choose the make and model of your coponents,and cycles through control codes untill it hits the right one.
AAR18G ($250.00) 2.2-in color touch screen and controls 18 devices,rechargeable lithium ion battery,and a charging cradle,remote can be operated even while it's docked
AAR15G ($180.00) is the step down model,same basic model,but it controls 15 devices,it's color screen isn't touch sensitive,it uses standard AA batteries(no charging cradle) and it has on RF option