One of the banes of owning a lot of tech devices for your home entertainment system is not the space that it occupies – true gadget geeks always find a way of fitting equipment into a room – but the growing number of remotes that one has to contend with. You’ve got remotes for your TV, BD player, receiver, media player, various legacy electronics. You get the idea.
The best way to really solve the remote control problem is to be able to use just one remote to control all of the equipment you have. But a universal remote does not usually perform as advertised. The usual universal remote will always have some feature lacking or will not perform as advertised. Even those expensive universal remotes that look like a daunting piece of future tech do stumble during real world applications. [Read more…]