All-in-one remote controls come with the ability to control multiple digital and electronic devices, such as a TV set, cable TV box or stereo system. In addition to universal capability, some remotes come with enhanced features, such as PC connectivity, RF extenders, touch screen and voice command.Continue Reading
The all-in-one remote control, alternatively called a universal remote, is most often used as a way to cut down on clutter that results from owning multiple devices. However, it is also sometimes used as a replacement for a remote control that has been lost or broken or as an alternative for those with visual impairments and those with poor dexterity.
A basic universal remote normally supports up to three devices (such as a TV set, DVD or VHS, and cable set top box). However, more advanced models support stereos, home theater systems and other devices with remote control capability.
For an all-in-one remote to control a specific device, it must be programmed with a code corresponding to the device's type and brand. This code is usually provided along with the remote in a manual or reference sheet. Because the process of programming an all-in-one with a code can be cumbersome, some models come with a "learning" feature. With it, the universal remote can imitate the signal from a pre-existing remote control, eliminating the need to look up and input a code.Learn more about Television & Video