It can control up to eight devices from a choice of 26 different categories, and covers products from most of the main consumer electronics manufacturers.
There's an advanced on-screen set-up wizard with simple instructions which remove the need to program the device with a PC.
The SRU8008 features a 1.4in, 96 x 67 resolution full-colour screen, a rotary control and white backlighting for easier navigation.
Macros can be programmed into the device to carry outt multiple commands at the press of a single button via the Activities keys.
Part of the Philips Prestigo range, the SRU8008 costs £59. And if you have more than eight devices in your system, the SRU8015 model (£99) can control up to 15 home entertainment devices, which should be more than enough for even the most hardened AV enthusiast.