If you don’t have a universal remote control that is working well, this post is for you.

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Remote control chaos

Does your home entertainment system control centre look like the Remote control chaos photo?

There aren’t many things more frustrating than owning a great entertainment system that only one or, maybe, two members of your household know how to use.

Enter Logitech’s family of programmable remote controls. (No, I don’t work for Logitech—they seem to be the only company in this arena).

Yes, Logitech remotes require setup. Yes, the setup needs to be modified if you add to, or change, any of the components in your system. BUT—on a day-to-day basis, you have one remote that, seemingly, can read your mind.

One Remote

Reduce to one
Source: Logitech Website

Logitech remotes are activity based. Using your computer, you teach the remote:

  1. What components you have
  2. What activities you do
  3. Which components need to be on, and how they are connected, for each activity

Once you’ve done that, your remote setup information is stored in your Logitech account in a cloud-based database.

Once setup is complete, if you want to watch TV, select the activity that says “Watch TV”; if you want to play a game on your XBox select the “Play a game” activity.

If it is your dream is to reduce remote control frustration and clutter, get a Logitech universal remote control. There are a number of models to choose from. They aren’t cheap, but they are so worth it.