With the advancement of electronics and their wide spread availability, the number of different remotes in our home has been increasing in our homes as well. In order to end the constant clutter of remotes and the hassle of finding the right one to turn on the one you want to control, the function of the universal remote has also been on the incline. With the push of a button, you can control just about anything electronic in your house. Here are the Top five universal remotes on the market today.
The Logitech Harmony 900 is PC programmable and includes Blue-ray program. It offers a LCD that can be used as a touch-screen interface for navigating onscreen menus and is easy to set up. It also offers a radio frequency so that it can be used through doors in and in places that a normal control cannot. The only down side is It does not include sequences or key macros for programming. You can find this remote at amazon.com for around $300.
The Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced features 3.5-inch full-color touch screen and Radio Frequency. This tablet size remote also features a rechargeable battery and docking station. It can be purchased for $287 at amazon.com.
The Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote has a LCD touch-screen and is also web programmable using your computer. This remote offers a good range but does not feature Radio Frequency. It sells for $173.00 at amazon.com.
The Universal Remote Control (URC) Digital R50 is a good lower cost model universal remote that controls up to 18 devices and does not need a computer to set up the remote. It does feature an on screen set up wizard and contains thousands of built-in codes and can also learn how to work with your component if the code isn’t available. It can be purchased at amazon.com for $85.
The Universal Remote Control (URC) R6 is a very inexpensive model that does contain learning capability and is easy to set up. It can also learn codes for components for which it doesn’t have the code, but it can only control six devices. It can be purchased at amazon.com for $15.