I paid for batteries, but none were included in the package. It's not a big deal because I had some and I'd only paid $.99 for them, but don't feel I can give 5 stars for otherwise exemplary service with product missing from the package.
I bought the remote as a backup for the original remote because the Vizio sound bar I have has been discontinued. The backup remote is identical to the original, even the same package, with the same quality and the same simple and easy use.
Second hand control so another person can turn on the sound bar for the TV. It would be nice if the TV hand control would turn the sound bar on and off, but that is not the case so this hand control is my best option.