One of the good things for me was it allowed basic functions for my Charter-Spectrum/Cisco cable box. I've never had a universal remote that would. But...detailed actions, like confirming actions (the 4 color buttons on Charter remotes) were not available.
Setting up the LG TV and a pretty dated Sony surround sound system went smoothly, but again, controls only basic functions, not detailed actions. Saw no way to control my Playstation, which I didn't expect and is no real biggie, but would have been cool.
Finally...the backlight is pretty terrible. It doesn't light the top row (TV, Cable, DVD, Audio) at all. Neither does it light the next row down (Options, Menu, Clear). It does light up pretty well the block of 6 standard control keys (FFWD, Pause, Play, etc.) as well as the 9 number and function keys at bottom of remote. The "up" volume and channel key is lit, but the "down" is not.
It may all sound kinda nit-picky, but combine the awkward lighting set-up with a very dim backlight, it seems like a pretty dumb design. It will work and as I got this with a $20 reward certificate, it was worth what I paid.