I currently use an SL-9000 from the same company. It came with my B&K receiver. This is a good remote and I am happy with what it does as far as it goes. That said, I still have an array of 9 remotes under the coffee table. One of the problems is the missing menu button for programming vcrs etc. Another is the poorly labeled buttons which make it difficult for my wife to give up the dedicated sat remote. Neither of us have every used a LCD remote for any length of time but we are willing to give it a try. My question is, should I go with the mx-500 hard-button remote or the mx-1000 lcd remote? How difficult is it to get use to the lcd buttons? I'm inclined to give it a try but don't want to buy yet another remote and end up not using it. Thanks in advance for any responses.