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Universal Remote, Home Theater Remote Controls & Home Automation ReviewsInformation

A man's castle may be his home but he can't rule supreme without a well programmed home theater remote control. Today's remote controls range from the non-backlit junk that comes in the box along with your components to well done, affordable universal remote controls that cost only a few hundred dollars. Today, many of these remotes can be easily programmed by the end user via the Internet with pre-packaged settings for thousands of the most popular Home Theater electronics. For bigger systems and more elaborate home automation systems comes RS-232, wireless Internet controlled touchpad-based remote system from brands like Crestron. The overall theme of all home theater remotes from $199 to $5,000 is that a remote is only as good as the remote programmer. Below find a comprehensive list of home theater remote controllers, control devices and much more from the best brands including Logitech, Pronto, Crestron and so many more.

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Harmony One Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Harmony One Universal Remote Control Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

When it comes to universal remotes, Harmony (now part of Logitech) is one of the leaders. Remotes like the One are easy to program, easy to use, and not hard on the wallet. This "one" can control up to 15 devices. We give it a thorough test with top AV gear. Read More

 
Harmony 890 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Harmony 890 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

With lots of buttons and a color LCD, the 890 from Harmony can control all functions of up to 15 devices. It can even learn commands from esoteric gear that may not be pre-programmed. An included RF relay lets the 890 control gear in cabinets. Read More

 
Universal Remote Control PSX2 / PSXLink iPod Dock Reviewed

Universal Remote Control PSX2 / PSXLink iPod Dock Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

URC, one of the most popular universal remote companies, has branched into the iPod dock category. More than just a simple audio dock, the PSX2/PSXLink turns the iPod into a streaming audio server. Brian Kahn puts it through its paces to see how it compares. Read More

 
Harmony 1000 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Harmony 1000 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Bridging the gap between home automation and universal remote is the Harmony 1000. Its 3.5-inch touchscreen is just the start of its user friendliness. It's not quite as customizable as some others like Crestron, Control4 and AMX, but it sure does a lot. Ken Taraszka checks it out. Read More

 
Gefen Wireless for HDMI System Reviewed

Gefen Wireless for HDMI System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Even though consumers love putting flat panel TVs on the wall, there's always the problem of wires. Gefen's new Wireless HDMI product aims to take care of that issue. How well does it work? Adrienne Maxwell dives in to see how well it performs. Read More

 
Philips Pronto TSU9300 Programmable Remote Control

Philips Pronto TSU9300 Programmable Remote Control

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The good Doctor Ken Taraszka takes a look at Philips new Pronto TSU9300. It's got a full-color touchscreen LCD, can control devices using IR and even Wi-Fi. Programming is done via USB. Is it as good as Logitech's best? Read More

 
Harmony 880 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Harmony 880 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Featuring a color LCD screen, backlit buttons, and easy to use computer software, the Harmony 880 universal remote has lots to offer those looking to simplify their home theaters. 15 devices are controllable. Ken Taraszka takes a look for HomeTheaterReview.com. Read More

 
Universal Remote Control MX-450 Reviewed

Universal Remote Control MX-450 Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The programmable MX-450 from URC is an IR/RF universal remote that despite its low-ish price, has a lot of high-endish features. It has a 2-inch color LCD, lots of dedicated buttons, macro-capability, and doesn't need a computer for programming. Read More

 
Universal Remote Control R50 Review

Universal Remote Control R50 Review

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

URC has an excellent track record for easy to use universal remotes. The R50 is a "wand-style" remote with a color LCD, easy programmability, and can control up to 18 devices. It's not perfect, though. We take a look with our full review on HomeTheaterReview.com. Read More

 
Universal Remote Control MX-980 Reviewed

Universal Remote Control MX-980 Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

There are plenty of universal remotes on the market, but few outside the Crestron or AMX class of controllers can easily handle a large home theater system. Universal Remote Control's new MX-980 bridges the gap between the simpler remotes commonly... Read More