I seem to have been on a never ending quest for a suitable remote for the living room. I have the fantastic Philips Pronto for the Cinema Room (soon to be replaced by the Philips 9800i). The "tablet - touch screen" design if fine for use in there, as once the DVD is loaded, both hands are free to hold the remote and press the touch screen etc. However, in the living room, i found the Pronto to be too cumbersome. I want a remote i can hold and operate with one hand.(o'err! ) This leaves the other hand free to hold the beer etc.(honest officer!) I found i preferred hard buttons to a touch screen, as there is no need to keep looking at the remote. Plus the wife hated wading through multiple pages to find the function she wanted. The remotes i have tried are:- Marimet x10 Not flexible enough. Sony AV2000 great to use but too bulky Pronto great but too bulky and needs two hands, plus to many sub screens to find button wanted. 1 4 all budget job too basic 1 4 all Cameleon original liked this one, but no hard buttons and battery didn't last long. 1 4 all Cameleon 8206 Great idea and i thought it was "the one", but appalling quality of the hard buttons let it down. Now this is were a new remote soon to be released comes in. I know this remote has already been mentioned here, but i've only just come across it! The Logitech Harmony 885. Click here for a full review This remote seems to address all my needs and wants in a living room remote. Sleek enough to be held and used with one hand. Plenty of hard buttons for frequently used functions. Flexible enough to work with Sky+ with dedicated "guide" "info" buttons. Has the four way "D" button.(plus "OK" or select) Can be totally customised to work any equipment. Has a recharging dock. Full colour screen. Even has help screens in case you get lost! Even the programming sequence seems painless, using the online setup page. I've no doubt it will have some quirks or glitches. But it does seem like they have hit the right balance between smart enough to do the job, yet simple to understand and use. The price of £125 - (even) £180 seems to be a bit of a bargain!