I just wanted to post a note saying how pleased I am with the remote for this Samsung TV. This remote is very smart, it seems to recognize my Arris cable tuner, Apple TV and Yamaha BD player which are all connected to the TV by HDMI. The remote somehow recognizes my Cinemate 130 which is connected to the TV just by optical.
This smart little device puts CEC to shame. The more I read and experience ARC/CEC, the less I want to deal with the standard. I think smart remotes like this little Samsung gem is the way to go for unifying AV gear.
A Bose remote that could function as well as this Samsung remote with it’s apparently large device database, would be a real winner.