Since I am a Dish Network subscriber, I have their remote control to go with my satellite. I have Tivo in the bedroom and if I could use their remote on the living room tv, I was do so!
This remote has terrible signal strength. If I am sitting to the left or right of the television, I have to lean forward and get a straight shot to the remote eye on the box. It's really inconvenient.
The buttons along the top of the remote, used to switch between television, satellite, etc are really small. I have small fingers and I even have difficulty pushing them and getting them lit up. Sometimes I work for a full thirty seconds switching the remote to TV function just to turn it off. I often get irritated and just get up and go turn it off manually.
The batteries have lasted a really long time in this remote, but that may be because I just don't like to use it and avoid it.