I have a gift certificate from amazon.com for x-mas. I just finished hooking up my sound system yesterday and it sounds great but now I have 5 remotes!!! That aint gonna work. I tried programing the yamaha remote that came with my rxv-440. But it didnt work. I still want a universal. Now I am trying to choose between the MX-500 and the Philips TSU500 Pronto NEO. I cant decide. I want something simple and easy to use. But I like the idea of being able to change things on my computer. But the MX-500 is much more comfertable. Now it has to be wife friendly. Anyone Know and advantages and disadvantages with these? Also should i be warry buying the phillips refurbished. Because they have a refurb for $90 instead of $160.