Originally Posted by ings
I've owned a series of Logitech remotes. However to me, it's an obsolete product category. I own a phone and a tablet and I expect to be able to control my devices from them. Yes you can call me a purist.
I can't speak to the iOS app, but I use the Android app all day long on a couple of tablets with no major issues. In fact, the only time I use a (universal) remote to control the AVR is when I am sitting in front of the TV. Yes, every once in a while I might have to relaunch the app, but that could be due to any number of factors in the networking equation.
IMHO if you have a strong, reliable LAN, the D+M app should serve you well enough.
Living Room: Sony XBR-65Z9D; Oppo UDP-203; Nvidia Shield TV; Roku Ultra; Denon AVR-X8500H (9.1.4/13.1); Polk Audio RTiA7 (Fl/r), CSiA6 (C), RTiA5 (Sl/r & FW), OWM5 (SB), 80F/X-RT (FH, RH); SVS SB-2000 (SW)
Bedroom: Sony XBR-55HX929, DarbeeVision DVP 5000S, Amazon Fire TV 4K, Yamaha R-N402 Network Receiver, Polk Audio LSiM703