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87
6
savant mobile
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78
4
lpck systems
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78
13
savant
726
4
savant®
0.00
4
1
savant systems llc
31.51
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The savant App lets you control your entertainment, music, and lighting from a single app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE With fast-access controls from a single, elegant interface and unique personalization features, the savant App is simple enough for anyone to enjoy. DESIGNED FOR THE WAY YOU LIVE Turn on your lights before you get home or stream the perfect Sonos playlist for any moment. savant makes it easy to change the atmosphere in any room with just a tap. PERSONALIZED SCENES Combine lighting and entertainment into savant Scenes you can control with a tap. Schedule a "Good Morning" scene to fade up your lights and music to ease you into your day—or create an "Away" scene that lets you turn everything off with a touch as you head out the door. ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE Stay connected from wherever you are. Get customized alerts via email or push notification if something is amiss. GET SET UP IN NO TIME Once you've created a savant account, the App will quickly walk you through the setup process—it's clear, easy to follow, and will have you up and running in no time. EXPLORE THE APP DEMO See how savant can change the way you enjoy your home. Just download the App and tap "Learn More" to watch the demo PLEASE NOTE: Use of this app requires a savant Host running a minimum of 1.1 software.
Never pay for this system worst ever
by charles shah on 2020/04/01 01:38
It doesn’t tell any where how to reset Wi-Fi and enter in to system. Rather buy any other company Worst ever support
Update
by Dwiggins3110 on 2019/01/20 01:12
When can we expect an update?
PRODUCT CANCELLED. MONEY WASTED. Cool hardware. Software needs work.
by delNorteFrio on 2017/08/14 00:32
UPDATE 8/2017 - about a year after release, Savant has discontinued this product line. so everyone who shelled out $500 on the remote now has to upgrade at a "reasonable" price to Savant Pro, or their remote has no service path. Don't know about you, but i'm unlikely to throw more money at a company that does this to its users so quickly. thanks savant, id rather use 4 remotes than give you another dime. original post starts here - I was a very early adopter of the Savant remote for my home. I've found some things to be very slick, some not. The remote looks beautiful. minimalist, sleek, does away with most of the buttons that are superfluous of visual garbage. It only has what's needed visible. That's the good part. The bad parts of the remote cannot be ignored. The "all off" button on the touch screen is FAR too easy to bump when setting the remote down, killing your whole theater. Adding channels to favorites is not as easy as sold. The devices do not respond well at times to the remote, there's excessive lag time. For instance, trying to watch Fast 5 last night, I clicked the button for "down" to change selection, then waited......did it again and waited..... and again..... and finally it paid attention and moved the cursor three places, when all I wanted was 1. Yet it was very quick to shut down my entire theater when I brushed against the 3x3mm 'all off' button on the touch screen just a few minutes later. The remote also feels very light, like kid's toy light, and for the cost, the "feel" of quality isn't there. I've had calculators that felt more stout. Setting up the hardware is quick and easy. The power cable for the base station is even USB, so quite easy to use a longer cable if desired. Setting up the software is not as easy. There's no "back" button to quit setup if you change your mind, so if you are trying to change one item and decide it's not needed, you're still compelled to finish. Device profiles are stored who-knows-where, presumably cloud based, but that's not clear. And you must have an iphone to set up the savant remote, theres no desktop option. The visuals on the app are great, but it's still clunky to add channels to favorites despite what the website says (you're better off deleting the cable box, then re-adding it). The app doesn't have nearly as complete a selection of items as it could. For example, the app has 4 different variants of my Yamaha Receiver.... except my own. Those variants are slightly above and below the cost/capacity of mine, so why is mine missing? only Savant knows. If your remote doesn't happen to turn something off? it's several steps to go find the button buried in a tree of menus to get that device turned off. And if you press the power button again to turn everything on or off, Savant doesn't cooperate - you're best digging up the remotes for each device and turning them all off individually, and starting over. This sort of goes against the idea of a universal remote. The blaster that it comes with to send IR signals is small, unobtrusive, and slick. And there's no clue how long it'll last on a pair of AA batteries. The hardware is the best looking remote out there, but feels toy-like due to the lack of heft. The software needs polishing. I'm hopeful that Savant will release updates soon, because 90% of the issues with this could be resolved through software updates. I hope Savant also takes note of competitors that allow desktop setup - this would make many aspects of the remove much easier to employ, and enjoy. update august 2017 - the power button issue above has been resolved through a software update and is now awesome. but savant no longer has live tech support - used to be you'd call in and talk to someone. now it's submit a request through their portal and they'll get back to you in one business day. today is friday. additionally setup is still problematic. i've tried a few different receivers and none have a profile through savant, so setup is challenging. savant is ramping up marketing for upgrades to their pro system, but i'm skeptical given the lack of service as defined above. the device is beautiful. the operability is good. the setup is lacking, and it looks like the service is even worse. if this thing quits for real i will probably look at other options for a universal remote. the beauty of the device is outweighed by the other factors.
Great ui!
by really_really_confused on 2016/12/20 15:46
Best way, by far, to program a remote!
Nice but not fully functional
by AlienFX on 2016/11/13 00:31
It is nice hat they included the app for no extra charge but it needs improvements. DirecTV functions are all over the place. So frustrating having to use the app or the remote for this. Need to learn from DirecTVs remote. Apple Watch is not very useful. Would be. Ice to be able to do more than just scenes like control volume, change sources, etc... After more functions are added this will be more useful.
Needs more
by bhebert008 on 2016/11/08 01:12
Great app but truthfully it needs more equipment profiles. Would be nice to see: Denon Heos-IP control Lutron Cassetta Atlona switchers That's a start
Sleek remote design, not much else
by Close2theMetal on 2016/09/07 19:31
I initially got a "wow" when I opened up the Savant box. That has quickly faded. This company has some serious work to do if they want this remote to succeed. First off, compatibility. You've got most of the major brands, but my music streamer and 3 other devices are listed as "other," meaning I can only switch inputs. Second, if you've got bluetooth and are connected to my network, why not control devices via those technologies. Why must I buy more of those IR blasters to stick in front of everything? There are "other" remotes out there that let me choose whether to control a device via IR, Bluetooth, or IP. Catch up. Thirdly, as another reviewer mentioned, think about onscreen placement of your buttons. I've accidentally turned off my system half a dozen times. Finally, your lamp controller is useless. Where's the button on it so I can still manually turn on and off a light? Think hard about your users and get these problems solved. You can still get this right.
Very Cool App
by Tommy_RR on 2016/08/08 21:28
This app is just plain cool. I thought the app would just be a tv remote on your phone but it's a serious smart home app. I've gotten my whole home connected now (2 TVs, lights, and sonos speakers). I can just hit one button in the app and everything cuts off when I leave. When I come home I hit one button then my lights go on and ESPN turns on. All my friends are blown away when they come over.
Cool Remote but the App needs work
by Mec88 on 2016/08/08 02:06
The design and the idea behind the Savant remote are great. The problem is, the app, which controls the programming of the remote, lags significantly behind. Setting aside the fact that the app can be frustrating since things are not where you intuitively expect them to be (tap settings on a device screen and you are only allowed to change the name of the device, no actual settings!), once you get to where you want to go, the app crashes. Since you can't do anything without the app, once the app starts crashing, you are out of luck. For $500, Savant should put more time in QA. Remote is going back tomorrow in favor of a more "harmonious" remote for $200 less...
Nice but not fully functional
by AlienFX on 2016/11/13 00:31
It is nice hat they included the app for no extra charge but it needs improvements. DirecTV functions are all over the place. So frustrating having to use the app or the remote for this. Need to learn from DirecTVs remote. Apple Watch is not very useful. Would be. Ice to be able to do more than just scenes like control volume, change sources, etc... After more functions are added this will be more useful.
Great ui!
by really_really_confused on 2016/12/20 15:46
Best way, by far, to program a remote!
Never pay for this system worst ever
by charles shah on 2020/04/01 01:38
It doesn’t tell any where how to reset Wi-Fi and enter in to system. Rather buy any other company Worst ever support
Update
by Dwiggins3110 on 2019/01/20 01:12
When can we expect an update?
Needs more
by bhebert008 on 2016/11/08 01:12
Great app but truthfully it needs more equipment profiles. Would be nice to see: Denon Heos-IP control Lutron Cassetta Atlona switchers That's a start
Sleek remote design, not much else
by Close2theMetal on 2016/09/07 19:31
I initially got a "wow" when I opened up the Savant box. That has quickly faded. This company has some serious work to do if they want this remote to succeed. First off, compatibility. You've got most of the major brands, but my music streamer and 3 other devices are listed as "other," meaning I can only switch inputs. Second, if you've got bluetooth and are connected to my network, why not control devices via those technologies. Why must I buy more of those IR blasters to stick in front of everything? There are "other" remotes out there that let me choose whether to control a device via IR, Bluetooth, or IP. Catch up. Thirdly, as another reviewer mentioned, think about onscreen placement of your buttons. I've accidentally turned off my system half a dozen times. Finally, your lamp controller is useless. Where's the button on it so I can still manually turn on and off a light? Think hard about your users and get these problems solved. You can still get this right.
Very Cool App
by Tommy_RR on 2016/08/08 21:28
This app is just plain cool. I thought the app would just be a tv remote on your phone but it's a serious smart home app. I've gotten my whole home connected now (2 TVs, lights, and sonos speakers). I can just hit one button in the app and everything cuts off when I leave. When I come home I hit one button then my lights go on and ESPN turns on. All my friends are blown away when they come over.
Cool Remote but the App needs work
by Mec88 on 2016/08/08 02:06
The design and the idea behind the Savant remote are great. The problem is, the app, which controls the programming of the remote, lags significantly behind. Setting aside the fact that the app can be frustrating since things are not where you intuitively expect them to be (tap settings on a device screen and you are only allowed to change the name of the device, no actual settings!), once you get to where you want to go, the app crashes. Since you can't do anything without the app, once the app starts crashing, you are out of luck. For $500, Savant should put more time in QA. Remote is going back tomorrow in favor of a more "harmonious" remote for $200 less...
PRODUCT CANCELLED. MONEY WASTED. Cool hardware. Software needs work.
by delNorteFrio on 2017/08/14 00:32
UPDATE 8/2017 - about a year after release, Savant has discontinued this product line. so everyone who shelled out $500 on the remote now has to upgrade at a "reasonable" price to Savant Pro, or their remote has no service path. Don't know about you, but i'm unlikely to throw more money at a company that does this to its users so quickly. thanks savant, id rather use 4 remotes than give you another dime. original post starts here - I was a very early adopter of the Savant remote for my home. I've found some things to be very slick, some not. The remote looks beautiful. minimalist, sleek, does away with most of the buttons that are superfluous of visual garbage. It only has what's needed visible. That's the good part. The bad parts of the remote cannot be ignored. The "all off" button on the touch screen is FAR too easy to bump when setting the remote down, killing your whole theater. Adding channels to favorites is not as easy as sold. The devices do not respond well at times to the remote, there's excessive lag time. For instance, trying to watch Fast 5 last night, I clicked the button for "down" to change selection, then waited......did it again and waited..... and again..... and finally it paid attention and moved the cursor three places, when all I wanted was 1. Yet it was very quick to shut down my entire theater when I brushed against the 3x3mm 'all off' button on the touch screen just a few minutes later. The remote also feels very light, like kid's toy light, and for the cost, the "feel" of quality isn't there. I've had calculators that felt more stout. Setting up the hardware is quick and easy. The power cable for the base station is even USB, so quite easy to use a longer cable if desired. Setting up the software is not as easy. There's no "back" button to quit setup if you change your mind, so if you are trying to change one item and decide it's not needed, you're still compelled to finish. Device profiles are stored who-knows-where, presumably cloud based, but that's not clear. And you must have an iphone to set up the savant remote, theres no desktop option. The visuals on the app are great, but it's still clunky to add channels to favorites despite what the website says (you're better off deleting the cable box, then re-adding it). The app doesn't have nearly as complete a selection of items as it could. For example, the app has 4 different variants of my Yamaha Receiver.... except my own. Those variants are slightly above and below the cost/capacity of mine, so why is mine missing? only Savant knows. If your remote doesn't happen to turn something off? it's several steps to go find the button buried in a tree of menus to get that device turned off. And if you press the power button again to turn everything on or off, Savant doesn't cooperate - you're best digging up the remotes for each device and turning them all off individually, and starting over. This sort of goes against the idea of a universal remote. The blaster that it comes with to send IR signals is small, unobtrusive, and slick. And there's no clue how long it'll last on a pair of AA batteries. The hardware is the best looking remote out there, but feels toy-like due to the lack of heft. The software needs polishing. I'm hopeful that Savant will release updates soon, because 90% of the issues with this could be resolved through software updates. I hope Savant also takes note of competitors that allow desktop setup - this would make many aspects of the remove much easier to employ, and enjoy. update august 2017 - the power button issue above has been resolved through a software update and is now awesome. but savant no longer has live tech support - used to be you'd call in and talk to someone. now it's submit a request through their portal and they'll get back to you in one business day. today is friday. additionally setup is still problematic. i've tried a few different receivers and none have a profile through savant, so setup is challenging. savant is ramping up marketing for upgrades to their pro system, but i'm skeptical given the lack of service as defined above. the device is beautiful. the operability is good. the setup is lacking, and it looks like the service is even worse. if this thing quits for real i will probably look at other options for a universal remote. the beauty of the device is outweighed by the other factors.
Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
the smart aleck
0.00
161
13
climate control
0.00
88
1
smart-lighting
0.00
87
6
lpck systems
0.00
78
13
savant mobile
0.00
78
4
savant®
0.00
4
1
savant
726
4
savant systems llc
31.51
2
climate refugees
0.00
smart lock app free
0.00
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smart lock app free
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179
the smart aleck
0.00
103
9
climate control
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68
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0.00
63
3
lpck systems
0.00
55
11
smart-lighting
0.00
52
3
savant
726
6
savant systems llc
31.51
6
savant®
0.00
4
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App name
Description
The savant App lets you control your entertainment, music, and lighting from a single app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE With fast-access controls from a single, elegant interface and unique personalization features, the savant App is simple enough for anyone to enjoy. DESIGNED FOR THE WAY YOU LIVE Turn on your lights before you get home or stream the perfect Sonos playlist for any moment. savant makes it easy to change the atmosphere in any room with just a tap. PERSONALIZED SCENES Combine lighting and entertainment into savant Scenes you can control with a tap. Schedule a "Good Morning" scene to fade up your lights and music to ease you into your day—or create an "Away" scene that lets you turn everything off with a touch as you head out the door. ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE Stay connected from wherever you are. Get customized alerts via email or push notification if something is amiss. GET SET UP IN NO TIME Once you've created a savant account, the App will quickly walk you through the setup process—it's clear, easy to follow, and will have you up and running in no time. EXPLORE THE APP DEMO See how savant can change the way you enjoy your home. Just download the App and tap "Learn More" to watch the demo PLEASE NOTE: Use of this app requires a savant Host running a minimum of 1.1 software.
Never pay for this system worst ever
by charles shah on 2020/04/01 01:38
It doesn’t tell any where how to reset Wi-Fi and enter in to system. Rather buy any other company Worst ever support
Update
by Dwiggins3110 on 2019/01/20 01:12
When can we expect an update?
PRODUCT CANCELLED. MONEY WASTED. Cool hardware. Software needs work.
by delNorteFrio on 2017/08/14 00:32
UPDATE 8/2017 - about a year after release, Savant has discontinued this product line. so everyone who shelled out $500 on the remote now has to upgrade at a "reasonable" price to Savant Pro, or their remote has no service path. Don't know about you, but i'm unlikely to throw more money at a company that does this to its users so quickly. thanks savant, id rather use 4 remotes than give you another dime. original post starts here - I was a very early adopter of the Savant remote for my home. I've found some things to be very slick, some not. The remote looks beautiful. minimalist, sleek, does away with most of the buttons that are superfluous of visual garbage. It only has what's needed visible. That's the good part. The bad parts of the remote cannot be ignored. The "all off" button on the touch screen is FAR too easy to bump when setting the remote down, killing your whole theater. Adding channels to favorites is not as easy as sold. The devices do not respond well at times to the remote, there's excessive lag time. For instance, trying to watch Fast 5 last night, I clicked the button for "down" to change selection, then waited......did it again and waited..... and again..... and finally it paid attention and moved the cursor three places, when all I wanted was 1. Yet it was very quick to shut down my entire theater when I brushed against the 3x3mm 'all off' button on the touch screen just a few minutes later. The remote also feels very light, like kid's toy light, and for the cost, the "feel" of quality isn't there. I've had calculators that felt more stout. Setting up the hardware is quick and easy. The power cable for the base station is even USB, so quite easy to use a longer cable if desired. Setting up the software is not as easy. There's no "back" button to quit setup if you change your mind, so if you are trying to change one item and decide it's not needed, you're still compelled to finish. Device profiles are stored who-knows-where, presumably cloud based, but that's not clear. And you must have an iphone to set up the savant remote, theres no desktop option. The visuals on the app are great, but it's still clunky to add channels to favorites despite what the website says (you're better off deleting the cable box, then re-adding it). The app doesn't have nearly as complete a selection of items as it could. For example, the app has 4 different variants of my Yamaha Receiver.... except my own. Those variants are slightly above and below the cost/capacity of mine, so why is mine missing? only Savant knows. If your remote doesn't happen to turn something off? it's several steps to go find the button buried in a tree of menus to get that device turned off. And if you press the power button again to turn everything on or off, Savant doesn't cooperate - you're best digging up the remotes for each device and turning them all off individually, and starting over. This sort of goes against the idea of a universal remote. The blaster that it comes with to send IR signals is small, unobtrusive, and slick. And there's no clue how long it'll last on a pair of AA batteries. The hardware is the best looking remote out there, but feels toy-like due to the lack of heft. The software needs polishing. I'm hopeful that Savant will release updates soon, because 90% of the issues with this could be resolved through software updates. I hope Savant also takes note of competitors that allow desktop setup - this would make many aspects of the remove much easier to employ, and enjoy. update august 2017 - the power button issue above has been resolved through a software update and is now awesome. but savant no longer has live tech support - used to be you'd call in and talk to someone. now it's submit a request through their portal and they'll get back to you in one business day. today is friday. additionally setup is still problematic. i've tried a few different receivers and none have a profile through savant, so setup is challenging. savant is ramping up marketing for upgrades to their pro system, but i'm skeptical given the lack of service as defined above. the device is beautiful. the operability is good. the setup is lacking, and it looks like the service is even worse. if this thing quits for real i will probably look at other options for a universal remote. the beauty of the device is outweighed by the other factors.
Great ui!
by really_really_confused on 2016/12/20 15:46
Best way, by far, to program a remote!
Nice but not fully functional
by AlienFX on 2016/11/13 00:31
It is nice hat they included the app for no extra charge but it needs improvements. DirecTV functions are all over the place. So frustrating having to use the app or the remote for this. Need to learn from DirecTVs remote. Apple Watch is not very useful. Would be. Ice to be able to do more than just scenes like control volume, change sources, etc... After more functions are added this will be more useful.
Needs more
by bhebert008 on 2016/11/08 01:12
Great app but truthfully it needs more equipment profiles. Would be nice to see: Denon Heos-IP control Lutron Cassetta Atlona switchers That's a start
Sleek remote design, not much else
by Close2theMetal on 2016/09/07 19:31
I initially got a "wow" when I opened up the Savant box. That has quickly faded. This company has some serious work to do if they want this remote to succeed. First off, compatibility. You've got most of the major brands, but my music streamer and 3 other devices are listed as "other," meaning I can only switch inputs. Second, if you've got bluetooth and are connected to my network, why not control devices via those technologies. Why must I buy more of those IR blasters to stick in front of everything? There are "other" remotes out there that let me choose whether to control a device via IR, Bluetooth, or IP. Catch up. Thirdly, as another reviewer mentioned, think about onscreen placement of your buttons. I've accidentally turned off my system half a dozen times. Finally, your lamp controller is useless. Where's the button on it so I can still manually turn on and off a light? Think hard about your users and get these problems solved. You can still get this right.
Very Cool App
by Tommy_RR on 2016/08/08 21:28
This app is just plain cool. I thought the app would just be a tv remote on your phone but it's a serious smart home app. I've gotten my whole home connected now (2 TVs, lights, and sonos speakers). I can just hit one button in the app and everything cuts off when I leave. When I come home I hit one button then my lights go on and ESPN turns on. All my friends are blown away when they come over.
Cool Remote but the App needs work
by Mec88 on 2016/08/08 02:06
The design and the idea behind the Savant remote are great. The problem is, the app, which controls the programming of the remote, lags significantly behind. Setting aside the fact that the app can be frustrating since things are not where you intuitively expect them to be (tap settings on a device screen and you are only allowed to change the name of the device, no actual settings!), once you get to where you want to go, the app crashes. Since you can't do anything without the app, once the app starts crashing, you are out of luck. For $500, Savant should put more time in QA. Remote is going back tomorrow in favor of a more "harmonious" remote for $200 less...
Nice but not fully functional
by AlienFX on 2016/11/13 00:31
It is nice hat they included the app for no extra charge but it needs improvements. DirecTV functions are all over the place. So frustrating having to use the app or the remote for this. Need to learn from DirecTVs remote. Apple Watch is not very useful. Would be. Ice to be able to do more than just scenes like control volume, change sources, etc... After more functions are added this will be more useful.
Great ui!
by really_really_confused on 2016/12/20 15:46
Best way, by far, to program a remote!
Never pay for this system worst ever
by charles shah on 2020/04/01 01:38
It doesn’t tell any where how to reset Wi-Fi and enter in to system. Rather buy any other company Worst ever support
Update
by Dwiggins3110 on 2019/01/20 01:12
When can we expect an update?
Needs more
by bhebert008 on 2016/11/08 01:12
Great app but truthfully it needs more equipment profiles. Would be nice to see: Denon Heos-IP control Lutron Cassetta Atlona switchers That's a start
Sleek remote design, not much else
by Close2theMetal on 2016/09/07 19:31
I initially got a "wow" when I opened up the Savant box. That has quickly faded. This company has some serious work to do if they want this remote to succeed. First off, compatibility. You've got most of the major brands, but my music streamer and 3 other devices are listed as "other," meaning I can only switch inputs. Second, if you've got bluetooth and are connected to my network, why not control devices via those technologies. Why must I buy more of those IR blasters to stick in front of everything? There are "other" remotes out there that let me choose whether to control a device via IR, Bluetooth, or IP. Catch up. Thirdly, as another reviewer mentioned, think about onscreen placement of your buttons. I've accidentally turned off my system half a dozen times. Finally, your lamp controller is useless. Where's the button on it so I can still manually turn on and off a light? Think hard about your users and get these problems solved. You can still get this right.
Very Cool App
by Tommy_RR on 2016/08/08 21:28
This app is just plain cool. I thought the app would just be a tv remote on your phone but it's a serious smart home app. I've gotten my whole home connected now (2 TVs, lights, and sonos speakers). I can just hit one button in the app and everything cuts off when I leave. When I come home I hit one button then my lights go on and ESPN turns on. All my friends are blown away when they come over.
Cool Remote but the App needs work
by Mec88 on 2016/08/08 02:06
The design and the idea behind the Savant remote are great. The problem is, the app, which controls the programming of the remote, lags significantly behind. Setting aside the fact that the app can be frustrating since things are not where you intuitively expect them to be (tap settings on a device screen and you are only allowed to change the name of the device, no actual settings!), once you get to where you want to go, the app crashes. Since you can't do anything without the app, once the app starts crashing, you are out of luck. For $500, Savant should put more time in QA. Remote is going back tomorrow in favor of a more "harmonious" remote for $200 less...
PRODUCT CANCELLED. MONEY WASTED. Cool hardware. Software needs work.
by delNorteFrio on 2017/08/14 00:32
UPDATE 8/2017 - about a year after release, Savant has discontinued this product line. so everyone who shelled out $500 on the remote now has to upgrade at a "reasonable" price to Savant Pro, or their remote has no service path. Don't know about you, but i'm unlikely to throw more money at a company that does this to its users so quickly. thanks savant, id rather use 4 remotes than give you another dime. original post starts here - I was a very early adopter of the Savant remote for my home. I've found some things to be very slick, some not. The remote looks beautiful. minimalist, sleek, does away with most of the buttons that are superfluous of visual garbage. It only has what's needed visible. That's the good part. The bad parts of the remote cannot be ignored. The "all off" button on the touch screen is FAR too easy to bump when setting the remote down, killing your whole theater. Adding channels to favorites is not as easy as sold. The devices do not respond well at times to the remote, there's excessive lag time. For instance, trying to watch Fast 5 last night, I clicked the button for "down" to change selection, then waited......did it again and waited..... and again..... and finally it paid attention and moved the cursor three places, when all I wanted was 1. Yet it was very quick to shut down my entire theater when I brushed against the 3x3mm 'all off' button on the touch screen just a few minutes later. The remote also feels very light, like kid's toy light, and for the cost, the "feel" of quality isn't there. I've had calculators that felt more stout. Setting up the hardware is quick and easy. The power cable for the base station is even USB, so quite easy to use a longer cable if desired. Setting up the software is not as easy. There's no "back" button to quit setup if you change your mind, so if you are trying to change one item and decide it's not needed, you're still compelled to finish. Device profiles are stored who-knows-where, presumably cloud based, but that's not clear. And you must have an iphone to set up the savant remote, theres no desktop option. The visuals on the app are great, but it's still clunky to add channels to favorites despite what the website says (you're better off deleting the cable box, then re-adding it). The app doesn't have nearly as complete a selection of items as it could. For example, the app has 4 different variants of my Yamaha Receiver.... except my own. Those variants are slightly above and below the cost/capacity of mine, so why is mine missing? only Savant knows. If your remote doesn't happen to turn something off? it's several steps to go find the button buried in a tree of menus to get that device turned off. And if you press the power button again to turn everything on or off, Savant doesn't cooperate - you're best digging up the remotes for each device and turning them all off individually, and starting over. This sort of goes against the idea of a universal remote. The blaster that it comes with to send IR signals is small, unobtrusive, and slick. And there's no clue how long it'll last on a pair of AA batteries. The hardware is the best looking remote out there, but feels toy-like due to the lack of heft. The software needs polishing. I'm hopeful that Savant will release updates soon, because 90% of the issues with this could be resolved through software updates. I hope Savant also takes note of competitors that allow desktop setup - this would make many aspects of the remove much easier to employ, and enjoy. update august 2017 - the power button issue above has been resolved through a software update and is now awesome. but savant no longer has live tech support - used to be you'd call in and talk to someone. now it's submit a request through their portal and they'll get back to you in one business day. today is friday. additionally setup is still problematic. i've tried a few different receivers and none have a profile through savant, so setup is challenging. savant is ramping up marketing for upgrades to their pro system, but i'm skeptical given the lack of service as defined above. the device is beautiful. the operability is good. the setup is lacking, and it looks like the service is even worse. if this thing quits for real i will probably look at other options for a universal remote. the beauty of the device is outweighed by the other factors.