Philips SRM7500 Windows Media Center Universal Remote with SideShow Functionality Available Now

After the demise of Ricavision, all hopes for a Windows SidesShow remote for Windows Media Center seemed lost (most MCE users were holding out for the RICA100 or VAVE100). Well, folks, Philips apparently stepped up to the plate a while back (May 2007 according to to fill the niche and didn’t make a big deal about it. In fact, the product only mentions that it’s SideShow capable in the product’s help file. Go figure? In any case, SideShow functionality has been tested by Derek Flickinger and it seems to be working great. The Philips SRM7500 is currently selling for around $110 at and other retailers (list price: $199.99).


  • 7-in-1 universal remote.
  • 1.5” LCD screen.
  • User-friendly, intelligent on screen setup wizard for quick and easy guided setup of devices.
  • Included USB dongle allows for PC interconnectivity.
  • Windows Media Center Green Button® gives instant access to WMC PC menu.
  • 2-way RF communication incorporated into remote and USB dongle ensure content of PC is transmitted to remote.
  • Compatible with Windows Media Player®, iTunes® and Windows Media Center®.
  • On-screen media selection lets you view songs, movies and pictures from your PC on the LCD screen.
  • Connect directly to PC with built-in USB slot.
  • Large IR code database of over 800 brands ensures compatibility with your specific electronic device setup.
  • IR learning feature lets control learn IR code for another device by simply pointing at device’s remote.
  • Multiple commands blended into one-touch control.
  • Backlit for easy viewing day or night.
  • Internal memory stores data.


  • Interfaces: USB
  • Universal IR database:
  • Over 800 brands in database
  • Operating distance: 33 ft.
  • Power source: 3 AA batteries
  • Compatible with Windows XP® SP2, XP MCE and Vista
  • Dimensions: 2” W x 9” H x 0.5” D
  • Weight: 5 oz. w/o battery


  • Prestigo 7 Device Remote SRM750037
  • USB dongle
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction manual

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2 Reactions to “Philips SRM7500 Windows Media Center Universal Remote with SideShow Functionality Available Now”

  1. Andy says:

    Cool remote…but can’t add more than 1 gaming device!!! Can’t add PS3 + Xbox 360…
    Other than that – really cool, easy to setup, and adv. features are easy too!

  2. Jcostanza4 says:

    I have had this remote for over a year. It is a very simple remote, but works well. The SideShow feature is very limited though. The music support throught the remote is the best use of SideShow; I haven’t found another application that would pose useful on this remote due to the limited character and monochrome screen. The next best sideshow app is the RSS feature, but it was harder to use so I ended up not using it.

    I don’t mean to kill anyones dreams of a cheap sideshow remote, but I have bought test model Ricavision remotes where the sideshow features looked more promising though the remotes never fully worked.

    In the end I will always trust my srm7500 but it is a very simple universal remote for VMC.