Maybe you like clutter or you enjoy the time spent searching for vanished remote controls between sofa cushions and under dusty cabinets. Maybe you don’t mind storing an abundant supply of batteries to keep various remote controls functioning. With Universal Remotes, you can say goodbye to the menagerie of remote controls for different components. It replaces the cluster of remotes for the many components in your entertainment systems. The universal remote is supposed to help you tame disparate components from different manufacturers, all from one remote control.
But universal remotes have their own thorny issues. Some are extremely expensive and some hard to use. Typical universal remote forces you to program multidigit numeric infrared codes for each device you hope to control. That takes time. And it assumes you can find the correct codes in the first place. They’re usually found in the product manuals — if you still have them. Or on the Internet.
One Remote for Multiple Devices
- Logitech Harmony 665
- Logitech Harmony Companion
- Logitech Harmony Elite
- SofaBaton U1
- Sony RMVLZ620