When choosing a universal remote control there are many things to consider however, the most important item above all others is the number of devices you want to control with it. The ultimate purpose of the universal remote is to eliminate the coffee table clutter most of us deal with. Many satellite and cable TV providers supply their own remote. Some go as far as to call them universal remotes, yet they typically control just the TV and the satellite or cable box leaving you with a mess of remotes remaining. A good universal remote control will operate your TV, satellite/cable box along with your other devices including a DVD/Bluray player, stereo receiver, media player and others you may own. The next thing you want to check is to be certain it will actually control the devices you currently own. A backlight is also a great feature making it easier to find buttons when the lights are off. During my research of remote control information both online and in stores, one of the best universal remotes I’ve found that meets the criteria is the Logitech Harmony 650
This Harmony remote will not only control the number of devices most people own, but because it’s programmed via the web with its constantly updated database it will work with all of your devices, including those you may purchase in the future, thus future-proofing itself as they say.
Take a look at this remote control information review for more information, which includes universal remote control information for those needing to control even more devices.