Best Best Universal Remote Hub for Home Theater

Hub 20 Aug 2022 10+ Comments Open

1. Logitech Harmony Infrared Universal Programmable

Logitech Harmony Infrared Universal Programmable

Replacing up to 5 other remotes will reduce complexity and make your living room easier to navigate. You can add devices to your collection today and tomorrow. Simple online setup with live customer support. The screen has icons and commands for easy navigation. One-click activity buttons like "Watch a DVD" will switch the right devices to the right settings.

Brand: Logitech

👤In the last couple of months, I have purchased three of these. The remotes work. When all the devices that are supposed to turn on with a single button fail to do so, you can press the "help" button, and then be prompted with questions like "Did that solve the problem?" and "Is the Sony television on?" That works well. The software is the only complaint I have about this remote. If you have more than one of these, you should be able to uniquely name them in the software. There isn't. The number of devices they control is the only way to tell them apart. There is no reason for this limitation. It would be easy to change the software so that individual remotes can be named. I will update my review to a 5-star review if Logitech does this. I hope this review helped you. If you didn't find the review helpful, I would be interested in hearing why, so that I can make it more helpful to you and others. If you leave a comment on the review, suggesting how it would be more helpful, I promise to respond to your comment, and to try to incorporate your suggestion in my review, if it is possible for me to do so. I want to write reviews that help people, as I have been helped by the reviews others have written. Thanks!

👤The remote has been a problem. The desktop app hangs when I'm unable to log in. It fails frequently too. You can't control the order of your activities, so you can just map it to a button and do what you want. It's awful beyond all that support. I just went through the process of chatting with a customer service rep, after entering my information, my problem, reading the suggested answers and when I finally click to speak to a live rep, I get a generic '404 - we cannot find your page' error. I should have left it alone, but I couldn't resist. I found it even more frustrating after playing with it more. It seems that the remote is not working on my TV. According to their forums, that's an actual known issue, but no indication is given inside the application. I tell it to set my sound bar to 'TV' many times, but it always sets it to 'Digital Input'. It is unable to turn on my PS4 or my switch. The remote doesn't work with any of the devices. Even ignoring the iffy-sync process is very frustrating.

👤I have owned a number of cars over the past few years. I loved the 890 when I first got it. It had features that I didn't use. The buttons on the 890 were beginning to wear out. The volume up button stopped working after I bought a used 880. I decided to buy a new 650. The 650 was my main reason for buying it, because I hate the newer remotes that use smart phones. I don't want a smart phone to control my equipment. I downloaded the software, connected the remote to my Macbook, and was able to load the config from my previous remotes into the 650 with no problems. I had a fully configured remote that took 10 minutes to setup. I have a Sony TV, PS3 and a Denon receiver. I was worried that the smaller screen would be a problem, but it turns out that the hardware buttons on top make up for that. The remote works great for what I use it for and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a remote to replace their older one.

2. WeMax Nova Smart Laser Projector

WeMax Nova Smart Laser Projector

Superior Resolution might be an understatement. You can get 4x resolution of full HD or1080p with 4K and bright 3100 ANSI lumens light source. Nova is built with patented technology. Light can be used more efficiently for sharper detail across a wider color range and deeper vibrance for better video resolution. The short throw projector reduces eyestrain. You can choose from four projector sizes with the WeMax Nova laser projector. The center piece of your home theater will be a 150” screen. The right size for your setting is 80 inches, 100 inches, 120 inches, and 150 inches. Micro adjustments are made for the perfect home cinema experience with the 8-Point keystone correction dial. The Nova laser projector has a powerful 30W speakers by the audio company Dolby Audio. The home theatre experience can be enhanced by this stereo. If you already have a home cinema sound system, the Nova laser projector can be connected to it. The Nova is a smart projector that comes with thousands of apps at your fingertips. You can watch your favorite shows from a variety of providers. You can use the voice command button to tell Nova what you want to see. Also, note: Fire TV stick or similar device is required for streaming. There is a multi-tiered video company. It is possible to cast to Nova with a wireless connection from a variety of streaming devices. You should pair the Fire TV stick with the Netflix workaround. There are multiple video slots, a built-in casting for video, and ausb. You can connect a stereo system to a soundbar. There is a multi-tiered video company. It is possible to cast to Nova with a wireless connection from a variety of streaming devices. You should pair the Fire TV stick with the Netflix workaround. There are multiple video slots, a built-in casting for video, and ausb. You can connect a stereo system to a soundbar.

Brand: Wemax

👤Even if you put it on a ceiling, it won't have the lens shift feature. If you have a TV stand that is more than 14 inches tall, you can only use Keystone correction to make your image look better, since it doesn't have a lens shift, and the picture gets wavy on the top left corner. If you are the type of person that likes to change the picture quality, then you should be able to. The projector has a pathetic excuse for the settings page, and the remote control doesn't come with batteries, so you're out of luck.

👤The quality was disappointing. Quality issues in manufacturing lead to a warp in the picture from a warp in the lens over the laser. keystone adjustment will not fix it. Out the gate, Defective and disappointing.

👤I did a lot of research before buying this projector to replace my old TV. I was not sure how much of a difference 400 lumens would make between this one and the other I was comparing to. The Nova was the one I decided on. The pros and cons are listed here. The -4K UHD resolution is everything they claim, it's bright and clear, no washout, and it's good for gaming. There are a lot of streaming options via the internet. I have a sound system so it's not a big issue for me, but the remote is annoying, and it doesn't come with batteries. It blew away my expectations after I bought it. If you want to get the most out of your projector screen, you should purchase a good one. I think I got the best one for the price, compared to the other projectors.

👤The picture quality was very good. I compared this to the vava short throw. Most people will be happy with either one. When they were set up side by side, there was only one difference. The picture is of high quality. Both are excellent. The image quality of the wemax was not bad. The colors on the vava were more vivid. If you want to take the time to change the colors, you can. I did not. I couldn't focus on the upper left corner of the screen. The title was blurry and annoyed me. The contrast was good. We were going to compare the wall. Sound. The vava was better in this area. The wemax was good. External audio will be available for our use. Sound didn't matter. The wemax speak is enough for most living rooms. The vava is much larger and heavier. The ceiling mount needs a unit. The vava is heavier than just a little. It works remote. A couple buttons and a directional pad. I like that it's not necessary to find an ir receiver. The vava has something called the interface wemax that has a version of the mobile operating system. We were not able to get to the onscreen menu after the update. It was very annoying. It's hard to adjust the screen colors if the picture is turned off. They are aside. The job of the tv was to house your apps and allow you to cast to it. vava has a 2 year repair / replace warranty, while warranty only has a 1 year limit. Customer service. There is a I don't know who to fault for this. We tried to exchange the unit because of the unfocused upper left corner. We had to return in because Amazon didn't offer exchanges. It took weeks of calls to get our money back. We were never told to contact the seller, so I can't put this on them. Since it only has a one year warranty, we are hesitant about buying another.

3. Broadlink RM4 Universal Control Compatible

Broadlink RM4 Universal Control Compatible

Global 24/7 call center support from 6 regions. If you have a problem with the IR hub connection, please contact them. Also, note: Require a secured network. The package has a sensor cable. The IR smart remote is called RM4mini. If you want to control RF appliances, choose their pro. 50,000+ IR controlled devices such as TV, STB, Air conditioner, Fan, Video recorder, DVD and more can be supported. The cloud updates supported library devices so your mini is compatible with newer devices. If certain cloud data is unavailable, you can program your devices and learn buttons. TheBROADLINK APP CONTROL is a new app. BroadLink is available in the App Store and the Play Store. The new app has better user experiences. You can use the BroadLink App to control your IR devices from your phone if it integrates an IR emitter. The mini supports only 2.4 GHz. The app needs wi-fi to work. You can use voice control and IFTTT to control your air conditioner with your voice. Make sure the devices can be controlled from outside. BroadLink is a service that can be enabled in the Amazon Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT apps. BroadLink App will show room's temperature and humidity, new features include External Temperature and Humidity Sensor USB Cable, and connect it to the RM4 mini. When you power on other FastCon devices, they will be automatically discovered and shown in the App, after Zero Configuration adds the first FastCon device to the App. One-year warranty, 24 hour technical support. Video guide is available on both websites. The product manual has a Global Hotline. BroadLink Community allows you to give feedback directly through the app.

Brand: Broadlink

👤The item works. I learned a few things after spending a night configuring it. Do not add this to the cloud if you are trying to add it to a Home automation controller. You can use the Broadlink APP to connect it to the internet, but after that, close the app. The fomula can be used on your config.yaml file. To find codes, use the Developer Tools>Services>remote.learn_command and choose the entity of your broadlink device. Can be any name. If the remote control has a few different codes for the same action, the timeout is 30 and the codes will be called. It will look like this: "data", "airconditioninger", and "Energy Saver" "JgBYAAABI5MSOBETEhMRSExISEhMSEhITETgSNxI3EjcSNxI3EjcUNRQ1FBETERQRExEUERMRFBAUERQ1FDUUN" "JgBYAAABJJQROBETEhMSEhITEjcSNxI3EjcSNxITEjcSEhITEjcSEhITEhI" "JgBoAAABI5EUNRQ-FDUUNRQ1FDUUNRQQFDUUERQQFDUUERQQFBEUNRQQFDUUNRQ1FAAE7" You can add the codes to the card in the WebUI by creating switches in your config.yaml file.

👤Works well. We use it to control a TV for our mother who can no longer do it on her own. It allows us to turn the TV on, set the volume, switch channels, and switch to other inputs while we're at work or in a other room. It would be great if the TV manufacturers created an app that would allow the TV to be managed remotely. It would be a huge help to caregivers.

👤I've been watching a lot of videos of people explaining features of smart houses and appliances, and almost everyone uses this universal IR control. I decided to buy it. The pros and cons of it have been said in the last 3 days. It was easy to set up. The setup for my TV, AC and ST box was pretty quick once the app detected the control. The first option in the app should work, except for the ST box, but at least I didn't have to set up all the buttons one by one. They were discovered quickly by my app, and they were working great with the on/off commands, volume for the TV, etc. The voice commands respond quickly. Before she answers "okay", I could tell her to turn off my TV. Channel management is not the "magical solution" if you want to be able to change channels with voice commands. I would have to create individual scenes for each channel, then sync them with the voice assistant, and then create routines to change them with voice commands, which will be annoying for those who like to watch more than that. The HD channels start from channel 1002 on the ST box. When I tried to test out my favorite channels with the app remote, it seemed that the app would dial the numbers so quickly that some would repeat themselves and you would get a different channel than expected. I had to create scenes for each channel with 4 different commands to add up the delay in the channel dialing. It took me 20 minutes to watch 12 channels. Sometimes your routines would prompt, but the actions you want to take won't do what you expect them to do. I wanted to be able to change my inputs. They started working well, but last night they weren't responding at all. I added up some phrases to check if it was the routine itself or just the actions of the IR remote, because the IR remote wouldn't do the actions. I unlinked the skill, signed out of the app, tried to link everything once again, but it wouldn't let me sign in and link my account again for 25 minutes, until it decided to work again, and after The FAQ section is not helpful. It doesn't have a lot of questions and most of them are about set up stuff. I wouldn't say this thing doesn't work, but it could take some time to set it up as you would like it to work, like it did to me. This will work well for the price you're paying if you want to automate your devices' on/off status. If you would like it to do more complex stuff, you could save a little more and buy a more reliable one.

4. Universal Remote MX 990 Complete Control

Universal Remote MX 990 Complete Control

The package includes an IR remote controller. The remote has controls for almost every function. It has a 2 4 in screen that turns on when it senses motion. Radio Frequency is a technology used for connecting.

Brand: Universal Remote

👤I bought this remote because I had an excellent one from URC. The problem started when I added the 'Expert Setup'. The installation was from a construction company and was scheduled by Amazon. He said he didn't know how to do it. He left and I called Amazon and they said that they would get an installer that could do the job. Next appointment, a guy from HelloTech. I said that URC doesn't give out the software to consumers, only to their authorized dealers. The guys say they can't do it. I don't have a computer. Two appointments can't be done. The setup of 1 customer-supplied remote and connecting up to 5 devices is stated when you buy the remote and expert setup. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The software is not supplied with the remote and a URC person needs to have a $500 paperweight to use it. Amazon doesn't understand the whole process. They don't have any knowledge of the setup they are offering. If you don't have the programming software to use it, don't buy it from Amazon, it's third party sellers, and it's not Amazon who is selling it, it's Go Go. UNC will not honor any warranties or give any tech help because they don't have the software or know how to use it. I am returning the MX-990 to Amazon for a full refund and buying it from Surf Remote Controls for less than they are selling it on Amazon, because they are selling it with the programming software. I will learn to do the programming on my own. If you don't want to do the programming, you can get it from an authorized dealer in your area. The URC website has a contact button that you can use to inquire about dealers in your area. It will save you money in the long run.

👤Also, note: This does not come with software to program it. I don't think any of the Amazon sellers will offer it. URC will only give it to their custom installers. I am not a pro, but a guy who bought a remote from a seller who was willing to provide Complete Control software for free. The software continues to be updated with support for the MX-990. I wanted to try out the 980s. The design of the 990 is better than the other ones. It is lighter and thinner and the back is more comfortable to hold in your hand. The 980 is grey/black and this is all black. The screen has been improved. The button layout is slightly different with the shuttle controls. There are also new buttons, including a record button. All of these are welcome. The buttons are the same except for a single "Main" instead of the "Listen"/"Watch" pair. I actually liked it! I put the icons under the watch button to make it easier to understand the difference. The programming was the same. You can import an existing 980 profile. I started from scratch as an opportunity to clean up. The new set of Icons are nicer and up-to-date. There is a learning curve if you have never programmed urc. You are not writing raw code. You have to use the GUI to fill-in the blank slate. There is still a lot of work to be done even though URC has provided wizards to speed things up. If that is all you need, you have a complete IR database. If you are using their companion base stations for more advanced setup, there is an RF and Serial database. RF does not mean that you can control non- URC devices like Fire Sticks and Roku directly that do not have IR. The charging cradle from the 980 can be used with the 990. It looks like URC made the back of the 990 compatible. It drops right in. Along with the contacts are the same things. Nice touch. The 980 remote won't fit on the dock from the 990. I already have an extra battery so it's great. I strongly recommend ordering replacements from URC, instead of buying aftermarket on websites. I have tried many different ones and they all fail within a year. I just call URC and pay the 40 dollars. They last for a long time. I don't have to worry about the remote crashing. Overall, it's a great upgrade. Make sure you understand what you are getting into when you look at this as your first URC. This thing can't do much if you do.

5. Broadlink RM Mini3 Universal Controller Compatible

Broadlink RM Mini3 Universal Controller Compatible

Control up to 8 devices is what the model is called. Refer to the requirements mentioned in the page. 80,000+IR (38KHz) controlled devices include TV, STB, A/C, Personal Video Recorder, DVD, receiver and more. The supported devices library is updated by the cloud so your mini3 is compatible with newer devices. A large IR database has 98% IR remote function. If certain cloud data is unavailable, you have the option to program your devices features. Control IR appliances with BroadLink App. Set up timers to turn on/off appliances at a specific time. Making life smarter and more convenient is what you can do with your basic home devices turning into smart devices. Please download the Broadlink app. The previous app did not work with Amazon's voice assistant. The mini3 only supports 2.4 GHz wi-fi. Voice Controlallows you to voice control your air conditioning and TV using your phone or computer. Scheduling FeaturesEnable and schedule features on a daily basis. There is a 1-year warranty and unlimited technical support on their Amazon Brand Store page. There is a 1-year warranty and unlimited technical support on their Amazon Brand Store page.

Brand: Broadlink

👤I didn't get to use this device. Full permission to all of the data and functions on your phone is required for the required app to setup the device. It's crazy that these companies think we will give them access to our contacts, photos and images just to operate a wireless home device. I have had it. A $23 infared blaster doesn't need access to my data to function. The garbage is going to Amazon. There is a buyer Beware.

👤This could be a very special device. The manufacturer decided to cripple it by not exposing the actual APIs so that it could easily tie into smart home systems. You can only use it through an app. If this had support that didn't involve tying up a spare device to be used as a bridge, it would be 4 stars. The manufacturer has decided to limit it to 3 stars. The only reason it gets 3 stars is the app.

👤I've been wanting to use my voice to control my television recently, since I have Amazon's voice-controlled device, called AmazonAlexa, in my home. I ordered it because of the low price and small physical footprint, and after reading reviews, I was fairly low on expectations. I wanted to be able to say "Alexa, turn off/on the TV" with my phone. I was able to put this creature in the box to do that. I don't think many people would have been able to do that. There is no documentation on this device. It came with a minimal product insert, but I had to learn how to set it up on my own. There is no power supply. It's important to get exactly the right kind of power supply, but there is a cable. It took me a few minutes to find one in my house that fit the bill, and I cannibalized it for use with the mini 3. I don't know what device it came with, and I have to replace that power supply. The little product insert that came in the box is not much. I was told to find the app by scanning a QR code or using the name of the device in the Play Store. The Broadlink "e-Control" app was the most likely one to not support the mini 3. I installed a QR code scanning device that let me browse a website and install the correct app after I tried 2 different ones. I was directed back to the incorrect "e-Control" app. I installed it anyway, and then it volunteered to install the app I really needed, which is called IHC, also a Broadlink app. The app seemed to work according to the instructions. I had to move my phone next to the Mini 3 to begin the setup process. I had to create a Broadlink account first, then I had to get and enter a code on my phone or email. It offered to find my TV and my set top box after that was done. After finding each device, it asked me to verify functions by first clicking on a button the app showed me, and then verify whether the same button on the physical remote would do the same thing. Thankfully, I was able to get the ON/OFF button to work for both the TV and box. The final step was to link my Broadlink account with Amazon. I followed online instructions and went into the settings for "skills" and Broadlink Home Automation, then I enabled it. I had to tell the Amazon app how to use the Broadlink app in order to use it. It started working after all that was done. I can say "Alexa, turn on the TV" or "Alexa, turn off the TV" and it will work. We can say "mute/unmute the TV" and "lower the TV volume by 10". It can take a while to lower the volume of the TV using the real remote, so my husband likes that one. I can't give 5 stars because of the poor docs, and I would be tempted to give only 3 stars. The price is right. This is the lowest cost home automation device, costing less than a single smart bulb, and it did the main thing I needed right out of the box. It looks cute. 4 stars seems right for now. We will see how it holds up over time and how difficult it will be to fix in the future. I might post a follow up to this review.

6. GE Universal Streaming Pre Programmed 37038

GE Universal Streaming Pre Programmed 37038

KSAN provides a 2-year warranty, 90-day money-back or replacement guarantee, and a 24 hour customer service for this video projection screen. The brushed silver finish enhances your home décor while the soft blue LEDs make it easy to find buttons in the dark or in dimly lit rooms. Up to 6 different audio and video components can be operated with MULTI DEVICE CONTROL. This universal remote is pre-programmed for all major brands and supports thousands of the latest audio and video equipment. Does not work with RF streaming devices.

Brand: Ge

👤I bought a remote. I only have one to use between my TV and receiver. The universal remote is a decent one for most of the time. It looks nice and the button presses are responsive. There's a big disadvantage to using this remote with newer TVs. You would think that the button would take you back to a page in the application. There is no button for "back" on this remote, which is worse. If you select a show for more information, there's no way to go back to the previous screen. You have only one option, exit the application and start over. I tried using every remote code in the manual, but the problem persisted.

👤Where should I start? I have a lot of electronics, but I'm a couch potato. I don't like changing remotes so I ordered this. Let me tell you something. The 10 bucks was the best I have ever spent. It works for both right out of the box. Press Cabl for something. The dumb part comes here. I got the package in the mail and I want to mess with it later. I entered codes from the little instruction book after drinking and half of the buttons didn't work. I'm not sure... Worst remote ever. I started looking for another one. I decided to do a master reset on the remote control while I was on my phone. It worked for both of them. After doing further research it is programmed for both companies. No more drinking and remote pairs. Really thought... 10 bucks is the best you could spend. You can't beat it. I will update if there are any issues.

👤There are flaws in the back button. It will return to a previous app instead of going back to the movie section while on the streaming service. It is not that button. The button is left to the "ok" button.

👤The power and input buttons don't work at all. I know how to program many universal remotes and the volume controls always work, so it's not a problem with programing. I only had this remote for two weeks and the power button popped out. I'm trying to return the remote. Very disappointed. It's the worst universal remote I've ever owned. If you want to return this package, think again. GE requires you to mail your package to a "valid"UPS Store by giving them a code that the store needs to print your shipping label. It's ridiculous that I have to travel 30 minutes away to return a broken/DEFECTIVE item to aUPS location in order to have them print the shipping label, instead of being able to print the label at home and drop it off at aUPS pickup location. I've never been so upset and confused by a package return.

👤The best fifteen dollars ever spent. I bought a new TV. I have a sound bar that can be adjusted by using the cable remote. The sound bar volume was not controlled when I used the cable remote. I tried programming AUX with the TV code. I called the cable company. No luck. I tried to call vizio. I wouldn't spend $50 on a remote to control a $120 sound bar. I was going to buy a new sound bar but it was not certain if it would work with the cable remote. I bought this hoping the description was correct. I was able to control the cable box, TV, DVD, and sound bar in less time than I had been on hold. The cable remote is smaller and lighter.

7. Logitech Harmony Companion Control Entertainment

Logitech Harmony Companion Control Entertainment

Works with voice control. Lower the blinds, dim the lights, fire-up the TV, all with a tap of the finger. You can use your phone to control your entertainment system and home automation devices with the included Harmony Remote. Companion remote has full featured home entertainment controls. You can control devices hidden behind cabinet doors or walls with the included Harmony Hub. Simple setup on a computer or the available app will allow you to use over 270,000 devices. Control up to 8 devices is what the model is called. Refer to the requirements mentioned in the page.

Brand: Logitech

👤I have been using the Harmony Hub for a long time. Today, Harmony decided to remove local control for home automation platforms, and is now stonewalling loyal users by forcing them to only access the Hub via the cloud. I will not support a company that reduces choice and true security by forcing me to rely on their cloud to control my TV if they don't fix the problem.

👤The choices that Logitech made hurt groups of their customers and they don't care. I buy more of their gear. Their latest actions have removed a feature that most home automation users used to integrate these devices under the guise of security and are refusing to resolve the issue whole simultaneously not working with the community to provide another avenue for local control. I convinced several other people to buy multiple units after buying more than 6 of these. I'm done with Logitech and will be campaigning against them. The kicked puppy has had enough.

👤I've been enjoying this remote and hub for a year. I put it into my home automation system so that when I turn on the TV, it would turn off the humidifier in my room. The hub was updated in December of last year to remove access for other applications. I didn't have the option to opt out of it. I would give this system four stars, but this seems intrusive to remove the function after I have purchased the product.

👤I got this a few days ago and it is abysmal, it feels sturdy and well made, and the bottom line is - it is abysmal. Its brain is dead. It depends too much on a smart phone. I didn't spend a lot of money to use my phone as a remote. It caused my phone battery to drain fast. I tried to setup an activity on the phone and it would not work. I used the PC software to setup activities, but sometimes the activities using the remote would not work. The harmony remote wouldn't control the sling guide or exit out of the sling after a while. I would have to use the roku remote or assign another button on harmony to navigate the sling guide. No thanks. I tried to setup a simple action to turn on my TV and use the built in tuner. Didn't work. I had other issues, but they were too many to list. There is a note. I decided to buy this after reading a review of it. Never again. I opened a support ticket and got no response. The product sounds great on paper, but fails miserably in execution. The item was returned.

👤Awesome. I was hesitant to order this because I had read other reviews. I wanted to be able to control my entertainment system with my Amazon Echo. I was hesitant to purchase a high-end universal remote because I read an article about how difficult it was to get it to work with a smart speaker, and how difficult it was to get it to work correctly with an internet-enabled device. I was half thinking that I should wait for a year or so until the integration was more mature. I decided to give it to myself as a Christmas gift. I'm glad I did. I was surprised to find that it was very easy to set up and integrate with Amazon. I was surprised at how easy the interface is. To be fair. I am a computer scientist. One of the reasons that I ordered this "prematurely" is that I wanted to have a fun project to figure out how to setup it. This is 100% consumer ready. There is no programming skills required. If you're aware that your TV might require you to add an additional delay in the startup sequence, you can use this. Within an hour, the entire system was working. It wasn't difficult at all. The physical remote is very intuitive to use. I can now use my phone to control my entertainment in my house. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made. Don't hesitate with this. You will have to work a bit to set it up, but it's not really difficult, and everything just works. I'm happy with my purchases.

8. Inteset Universal Backlit Learning Streamers

Inteset Universal Backlit Learning Streamers

One macro button push can output multiple commands. When you press a button, it will implement a series of operations between different remotes. If you want to open your TV first and then turn on your set-top box after 5 seconds, you can do that. Commercial-Grade, Rugged. The codes for Apple TV, XBox One & X, Media Center/Kodi, and Roku are pre-programmed. All buttons have full light. Button labels can be cut out and applied under the buttons that you program for your device functions, Key punch through allows the user to change the function in one mode into any or all other modes, and warranty: one year replacement for defect. You can search the database for missing codes, and program any device that is not in the database. Go to The programming of a string of commands can be done within a mode or mode independent.

Brand: Inteset

👤I received am programming in the mail and it's easy to program most keys once device code is entered. I can't say I'll keep it for one reason - I was under the impression that it would work with the latest model of the TV, but it's missing the most important key to the TV, the asterisk key. The remote can't be programmed to learn more than one key. The older version may have supported this through its 'Info' key, but it no longer works. Unless Inteset release a new device code or update the current one, I can't receive the IR signal from the Roku remote. The issue was brought up on the forums by a previous purchaser, but it was not noticed by the company. I am happy with the ability to send out device independent IR functions, in my case I wanted to control my soundbar without leaving the TV device mode. I will purchase a fully functional remote that is fully functional with my devices if they have a similar issue.

👤I have been using remote controls for over a decade. I started with the Universal MX500, URC-R40, URC-R6, URC-200, and finally the Harmony 650 to see what all the fuss was about. I have not been satisfied with any of them, the only one that I have not been satisfied with is the MX500, its button complement is not ideal for newer devices. The Inteset remote is a huge improvement over all of the others for my use. It has a few quirks and features that I wouldn't implement the same way. It gets all the important features. Let's start with that. ERgoNOMICS is a group of sciences. The remote's shape and size is perfect. It's not too heavy or long or weighted oddly. I have never found an equal design like it, a design for which I have never found an equal. The material on the back side is very similar to the MX500. It's easy to adjust your hand position, but it's hard to hold it in your hand, like a wet fish. I'm looking at you, URC-R6 and Harmony 650. 2. The BUTTON LAY OUT. The button layout is very similar to most DVD/Blu-Ray/TV remotes, so if you're used to the TiVo remotes, it's very easy to use. The buttons are large enough for my big fingers, and all are raised so that you don't have to worry about hitting two at a time. I'm looking at you. 3. There is a BUTTON COMPLEMENT. The button complement is one of the best I've ever seen. We have the four colored buttons, six 'PIP' buttons, live and zoom buttons, and more. There is a display, input, and back. Only my TiVo DVR uses them, and that only half of the room is left to program those buttons with extras from your original remotes. Only my receiver has enough functions to have all the buttons on the remote. It is important to have an INPUT button. I can program the input button to change the receiver in each remote mode. The more expensive remotes can change the input, but only in a macro or on the soft buttons next to the screen. 4. There was a moment of back lighting. The remote has back lighting. It's a nice orange color, which is easier to see and read than blue, but a bit brighter than red. It's not as dim as some more expensive remotes. Even if you only have a small amount of light in the room, the buttons are easy to read even if you don't know what they are. With the layout and size/shape, you could operate this by touch alone. 5. Programing. The programming of the remote is very easy. The instructions are easy to follow, and I had it programmed and working my four devices in just an hour. There are only a few quirks in the learning mode. On step 5, where you press the button on the Inteset, it says the light will stay on for three seconds. I thought it was malfunctioning at first and wasn't going to learn anything. You have to press your source remote while it's flashing to see what they mean by 'lit'. It says that if you don't press any buttons within 10 seconds it will exit programming mode, but it seemed like 6-7 seconds to me. It seemed to time out a lot quicker than I anticipated. You don't have to repeat the entire process for each button. Just press your next button after one button is learned and accepted. That really speeds up the learning process. I didn't see any situations where it failed to learn a command from my original remotes, even if it did fail to learn a command from another remote. I found the programming macros to be easy to understand. I haven't reached the learning capacity yet. Depending on the original IR code, the manual says it's between 42 to 75 buttons. It seems like it's enough for four devices, even learning almost all the buttons which aren't used by my devices. 6. General thoughts. I mentioned before that I could program the INPUT button to switch the receiver's input to the current device. I only used the colored buttons for my TiVo, so I programmed the Red and Green buttons to be off and on for my TV, receiver and Blu-Ray player. This allows me to use the power button at the top right to turn on everything. I put a global macro on the ON/OFF button near the bottom left to turn everything off. I used the SWAP, FRS, and MOVE buttons to create three more global macros which will switch to either my computer, or the only device we really use, the TV, as needed. They're similar to the 'Activity' buttons on a Harmony. The display function of my devices does the same thing as the INFO button, so I programmed it to operate the 'Display' button. The TV's 'Wide' function is available in all modes, thanks to the DISPLAY button I programmed. I really like the fact that this remote has so many buttons, which gives you ultimate flexibility to set it up in a way that's logical to you and your system. There is a final note about MacROS. I was happy to learn that the macro will leave the remote in the device mode. The remote will stay in the device if the last command sent was the power command for the player. It was sweet. I have read that some remotes do not do this, but it's a common sense idea that it should be the standard for all remotes. 7. There are draws. There are few and relatively minor drawbacks to this remote. Let's start with the light. There isn't a dedicated button or a motion sensor like on some more expensive units. I can't remember another backlit remote that had at least one of these ways to turn on the backlight. You have to press one of the function buttons to light it up. You just need to remember to use a button that isn't going to affect your viewing. I don't have a way to change the time or the backlight's stay lit long enough. It blinks out when you press a button after it's been activated. A. There are four devices. This remote control may not work for a large system with lots of components. Depending on what those components are, you may be able to get by. Our viewing consists of either a DVD or a TV with over-the-air (OTA) TV. That's four devices. I have a separate CD player and VCR, but they are rarely used. I can either get out their original remotes or get off my butt. Since I have two devices that don't use the transport functions, I could program the CD/VCR functions into them. For the price, this does more than I expected. I would rather buy two or three of these units and program them all, than buy all of the device units. A. The button feels a little squishy rather than solid. It doesn't compare to the remotes of the Inteset, but I haven't found one that does. D. I will update this review if I find any more flaws.

9. BroadLink Cable WiFi Automation Controller RM4

BroadLink Cable WiFi Automation Controller RM4

Brand got your back is a 1 year warranty for exchange or refunds. If needed, offers lifelong PDF instruction and video demonstration. If you have any questions about your purchase, you can contact the seller. 50,000+ IR controlled entertainment and life appliances, such as TV, Air conditioner, Set top box, Streaming player, Video recorder, DVD, Projector, amplifier, Home Theater, Sound Bar, are supported by BroadLink. The IR library is updated by the cloud to make sure newer devices are compatible. If there is no available cloud data, the option to program the ir remote devices and learn buttons is available. Voice control your TV with On/Off, Volume control, Change channel by number/name, switch input, Play, Fast forward, Rewind, Pause, Previous, Next...Smart AC controller, voice control your aircon with On/Off. VoICE control and IFTTT are related. Works with a number of services, including:, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. An ideal home accessory. More home automation settings can be added with the help of IFTTT, and a simple setup with Amazon or Google is all you need. On the iPhone, there is a voice control called "Siri". ATURES You need to control your smart home devices. Simple and easy setup to build a smart house. BroadLink App will display the temperature and humidity of the room where the device is located. When the temperature rises, you can turn on your air conditioner. Global 24/7 call center support from 6 regions. If you have a problem with the IR hub connection, please contact them. Also, note: Require a secured network. The package has a sensor cable. The IR smart remote is called RM4mini. If you want to control RF appliances, choose their pro. Global 24/7 call center support from 6 regions. If you have a problem with the IR hub connection, please contact them. Also, note: Require a secured network. The package has a sensor cable. The IR smart remote is called RM4mini. If you want to control RF appliances, choose their pro.

Brand: Broadlink

👤I had trouble setting it up when my Router was set to "Smart connect", which means it will automatically connect to either the 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz bands. I temporarily disabled the Smart Connect feature on the routers to make it easier to complete the initial setup of the BroadLink. I was able to re-enable the smart connect feature on my Router after the BroadLink RM4 was successfully connected to my network, and then after a restart of my routers all of my devices were able to automatically connect as before. I only experienced this configuration setup issue with 3 smart home devices: 2 BroadLink devices and one Sanoff RF Hub. I believe the issue is with the setup software of the two manufacture's that don't, I have many other devices that only use the 2.4 Ghz Band, and they all worked great with "Smart Connect" enabled on my routers. When the TV is set to Energy Saving mode with Fast Start disabled and the TV has been powered off for more than 12 minutes, the IR device I bought to issue IR commands with my Amazon voice is useless. I need to use the IR remote to power it on. Which is where the BroadLink RM4 comes in. I added the remote to my TV so that it could be used with my Amazon Echo. The power button was flaky on the file so I created my own and used the Learn feature to assign to it. I added the command to the TV routine that I had previously created. When fast start is disabled, the power on at the top of the TV routine takes a couple seconds longer to power on the TV. The original power command that is sent via network control is further down in the routine after all of the lighting controls. When I say, "Computer TV", this routine works perfectly because it first sends the power button IR Code to the TV and then processes the rest of the routine normally. I added the eROD Motorized Drapery Rod's remote to the BroadLink app. I chose User Defined Remote this time. I added the three buttons and it was able to learn their IR commands. I was able to use the remote to control the curtains. I added a scene to the BroadLink App. I wanted to control the IR eROD with the General Scene type. I had created a remote. I named itCurtains OPEN because I wanted to use the Open Button on the eROD remote. I created Scenes for both the Close and Stop commands. I created a scene called "Curtains Open" and added a Smart Home activity which controls the scene in the BroadLink App. I created a series of routines called "Close Curtains" and "Stop Curtains" which control the scenes. The Scene "Curtains Close" scene was added to the "TV" routine because of the Smart Home activity. Everything went as expected. I recreated the ROKU TV remote as a User Defined Remote after removing it. I learned how to use the power button. I added a scene in the BroadLink app that activated the button. I added the Smart Home activity which controls the "ROKU TV POWER - IR" scene to the "TV Routine" I talked about earlier. The method works better for me since when I created the "ROKU TV" remote, I only assigned IR commands to the power button and left the rest of the buttons not working. I wanted to get rid of the original TV remote that I created with mostly non-working, and instead use the user defined type to create one. I'm very happy with the BroadLink RM4 IR control capabilities. It is better than using a device like the Curtains or other devices that will end activities when you start another. I ordered a second BroadLink mini with sensor cable to move some devices away from my Harmony Hub that interfere with its primary activities. I don't think it's a good idea to end the active watch movie activity when the curtains are closing. The sensor cable has built in temp and humidity sensors. The current temp is only available with the Amazon Echo, which is a temperature sensor. The humidity function is currently not supported by the speaker. The BroadLink App has hourly temp and humidity readings. The temperature sensor is called the Living Room inside the BroadLink App. I can now say, "Computer, what is the living room temperature?" The living room temperature is 75.1 degrees. I added the Living Room temperature sensor to the group I created in the Alexa App. I can ask the computer what the inside temperature is. I wanted to add some information and issue work arounds to help fill in the gaps for the lack of instructions on how to setup and configuring BroadLink, as other users have reported as issues, and I did that by adding some information and work arounds. Thanks for reading and happy Automating!

10. SofaBaton U1 Smartphone Entertainment Compatible

SofaBaton U1 Smartphone Entertainment Compatible

Their special software is used to prevent accidental reprogrammability. The slide panel makes it easy to block selections. You won't have to search for your favorite channels again once you have set up all of them. Allow your elderly family members to take control of their viewing experience. Their unique remote control support 500,000+ devices from 6000+ brands, the database will update as new devices come out, you don't need to worry about the newest device doesn't match. Both IR and Blutooth are compatible, but not Wireless or Wifi. Say goodbye to the remotes once and for all. App One-Touch Set UpSofaBaton is a custom app that does not require complex code to pair. Simple control for the whole house by one remote is all you need. It's compatible with Ruku and other smart TVs. The receiver and so on. The motion activated function of theOLED screen shows the current status and is convenient for changing devices. The remote control brightness can be adjusted with the motion-activated feature. A wheel design can switch devices with a simple scroll. You need to own this universal U1 remote. One macro button push can output multiple commands. When you press a button, it will implement a series of operations between different remotes. If you want to open your TV first and then turn on your set-top box after 5 seconds, you can do that.

Brand: Sofabaton

👤This remote can be purchased for a fraction of the cost, and it performs better than the other one. If these people can improve the function just marginally, it will be in a position to put the company out of business. I gave this remote 4 stars because of these reasons. I paid $35 for it, since I bought it on Black Friday. It retails for $50. This remote is a bargain even at full retail. 2. The Sofa Baton is easy to program, as long as you have the SofaBaton app on your cell phone. Once you have configured your cell phone, you can choose your TV, receiver, sound bar, etc. It is easy to use and requires no instructions. 3. The collection of home entertainment devices that are accumulated to the Sofa Baton remote are easily chosen and controlled. The device worked well out of the box, but there was a small exception that was quickly fixed by Sofa Baton's customer service. 4. You can use your original device's remote control and try to learn the IR code from it. I docked the SofaBaton because I wanted to give it 5 stars. I really wanted to. I was used to the way that Logitech's Harmony will allow you to manipulate groups of devices with a single button. You can program a macro-function on the remote, but only if you use the device. Let's say you wanted to program a macro function for the TV. I can change some of the TV's settings by turning the TV on. The buttons on the SofaBaton remote would be limited to the TV. You can't turn that TV on, then turn the soundbar on, and then turn the DVD on to watch a DVD. For $200 less, I am more than willing to manually select each device and turn them on. You might feel differently if you have money to burn. If SofaBaton builds in the ability to allow the end user to select multiple devices and automatically set them up, this little device will put the Harmony remote out of business. I think that the customer service of SofaBaton is perfect. I was able to use them because I had trouble programming my soundbar, which was not on their list of devices. I sent an email to them that said I was having trouble. They contacted me by phone and tried to help me programming the remote. After they couldn't resolve the problem, they gave the make and model of my soundbar to their programmers who worked on getting the IR code function for it, and within 48 hours it was added to their list of supported devices. I received an email from their customer service asking me to remove my soundbar from my list of supported devices. I was able to control my devices after I did so. This level of customer service is very good. It's something that is rarely seen in business today. I highly recommend this remote to anyone looking for a less expensive alternative to Harmony.

11. Flipper Big Button Remote Seniors

Flipper Big Button Remote Seniors

One-click activity buttons like "Watch a DVD" will switch the right devices to the right settings. The best selling big button remote. The Flipper Remote has large color-coded buttons that are easy to use. Channel Up, Channel Down, Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute are the only functions. It is a perfect gift for caregivers, elderly loved ones with Dementia or someone with low and impaired vision. If you have more than one remote, you should combine them into one. It works for all major TVs and set-top boxes that are available on the market. Two remotes are combined into one. You can program up to 25 of your favorite channels so you can get to the content you want. It is easy to cycle through your channels and eliminate the hassle of searching through hundreds of useless channels. Their special software is used to prevent accidental reprogrammability. The slide panel makes it easy to block selections. You won't have to search for your favorite channels again once you have set up all of them. Allow your elderly family members to take control of their viewing experience.

Brand: Flipper

👤My mother and father are in an assisted living facility in Burlingame, California, and they have a problem with messing up the Xfiniity/Comcast remote on their new TV. They keep changing the input from HDM1 to TV and this has caused 6 trips to fix it. The Flipper remote does not work with the Xfinity cable box that was installed in Burlingame, California in December of last year. There is no remote like this one on the market that will work with the new cable box. It works with older cable boxes. So disappointed. I wish cable companies would offer a simple remote for the elderly that just has "on", "off", "volume" and "channel up/down". It's ridiculous.

👤A critical flaw in the remote is that it can sometimes power the TV but not the cable box. This issue almost kept me from purchasing the remote, because it would make it hard for me to purchase it for someone who needs a hassle-free experience. There's good news. The most recent version of the remote can be programmed to only turn the TV on and off, instead of the TV and cable box. This is what the manual says about this feature. To modify the remote so that it only turns the TV on/off, you have to press and hold ADD until the light turns solid. Press: TV and STB. And. Hold ADD until the light turns solid. The remote worked great for about two weeks after I programmed it. The cable box stays on all the time, and the power button on the flipper turns the TV on/off. There were no problems. The instructions that came in the box did not mention this. If you buy the remote, you should get the most recent manual from the support page on the flipper website.

👤The retirement community where my 97 year old grandmother lives has recently changed the television to a new service which requires her to have a cable top box. The new remote control was too complicated for her. She thought it had more buttons than it would take to fly a commercial plane. I would get a phone call after she said her TV was broken. I would drive 30 minutes to find her sitting in her apartment looking at a fuzzy screen, no picture, or the volume turned down. I tried to explain how to use the remote. For most of us, those things are way more complicated than they need to be. Amazon is researching to save the day. I installed the Flipper remote control this week. It only took a few minutes for her to use it. I have included a picture of her smiling. I like the remote control. You have added years to my life and life to my grandmother's years. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

👤I was hoping for this as I am tired of running over to my 85yr's apartment to fix the TV and I hate the monthly call from the cable company trying to get them to remove the pay per view and movies she accidentally buys. She only speaks Spanish, so when things go wrong, she just starts pushing one of the hundred buttons on the two remotes to make things work. The power button only sends a signal when you push it. A quick press of the power button may be enough to turn on the TV, but not a long enough signal to turn on the cable box. The only thing that can happen is that the TV and cable box go off at the same time. She has no idea what's wrong and just pushes the button to turn one on and the other off. This needs to be improved so that when the power button is pressed, there is enough signal to make sure both devices are turned on or off at the same time. This one needs to go back.


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