Thanks, Owen! That site is a good source of information on remotes. I didn't know you could get a decent learning remote for $60.00, or less. I don't really need touch screen. The RM-VL900 does quit nicely.
I second the recommendation for RemoteCentral ... their reviews should help you alot. I have an older model Pronto and it is pretty nice ... you might be able to find one used in that range. The Sony RM-AV2100 works pretty well too and can be had for ~$80 I think.