Roundup: Top 5 Remote Universal Controls

Roundup: Top 5 Remote Universal Controls

Range Govindan
Sep 15, 2008

Finding the right remote control for your home theater system isn't always easy, especially when they can cost as much as some HDTVs. This roundup includes all sorts of remotes. One of them will surely fit your remote control needs.

1. Logitech Harmony 1000
The Logitech Harmony 1000 is the benchmark of universal remote controls. We have seen this remote control on sale for about $250. This makes it an incredible deal for all your remote control needs.

2. The Apple Remote
No, this remote control concept isn't from Apple or Sony, but it would certainly look great on your coffee table. It's designed to look like a bowl filled with green apples. You grasp the apples and move them around to change settings on your home theater system.

3. URC MX-6000
The URC MX-6000 is a $1500 ultimate universal remote control. It comes with a touch screen and loads of programmable functions.

4. Philips Pronto TSU9800
The Philips Pronto TSU9800 is a multi-functional remote control device, which looks like it could remote control your whole house. It lights up like a Christmas tree and will set you back $2400. It's perfect for your dedicated home theater enthusiasts.

5. Eizo C@T-One Remote Control
It might not be the best looking remote control, but it will get the job done. It can control your media PC and a bunch of TV tuners and HDTVs. It can easily be confused with a small coaster at first glance, but it's small frame hides a lot of functions in a small form factor.

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