Remotes + System Control Reviews (41 Reviews)


Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Continue Reading

Remotes + System Control Reviews

Nothing can ruin your home theater or high-end audio experience like a poorly designed remote control. Many of today's AV components, even the high-end ones, come with very basic controllers that don’t provide an intuitive user experience. That’s where a good universal remote or an advanced control system comes into play. And today’s control platforms aren’t just limited to the gear in your home theater or audio system. DIY systems like Logitech’s Harmony platform and custom-oriented systems like Control4 and Crestron—which must be programmed by a trained installer—allow you to control a variety of whole-house applications, from multi-room music to lighting to HVAC to security. Check out the review archive below to read about latest and greatest in home automation, AV distribution, and system control.

Remotes + System Control Reviews Archives

Nov 14, 2016

Control4 EA-5 Home Automation System Reviewed

Ken Taraszka recently outfitted his new home with a complete home entertainment/automation system, built around the EA-5 system controller from Control4. Get all the details in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Control4 EA-5 Home Automation System Reviewed

Sep 14, 2016

Nyrius WS54 Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

If you're looking for a way to wirelessly transmit a 1080p video signal around your home, Nyrius has a variety... Continue Reading
Nyrius WS54 Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

May 11, 2015

Logitech Harmony Home Control System Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the Harmony Home Control System from Logitech, which combines a universal remote control with the Harmony mobile control app and allows for the quick integration of WiFi-based smart home products. Continue Reading
Logitech Harmony Home Control System Reviewed

Feb 04, 2015

DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

Looking for a reliable in-room solution to wirelessly transmit HDMI signals from source to display? DVDO has added two new models, the Air3C and Air3C-Pro, to its lineup of WirelessHD devices. Adrienne Maxwell explores the Pro version to see how it performs. Continue Reading
DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

Dec 01, 2014

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Sep 24, 2014

Actiontec MyWirelessTV Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

Choosing the right wireless-HDMI product can be a daunting task, as there are several different standards that suit different needs. In her search for a reliable wholehouse solution, Adrienne Maxwell found the Actiontec MyWirelessTV kit. Continue Reading
Actiontec MyWirelessTV Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

Jul 16, 2014

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Universal Remote Control Reviewed

I've always been a fan of Harmony's universal remotes, mostly because I've appreciated the simplicity of the company's Web-based... Continue Reading
Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Mar 03, 2014

Control4 HC-250 Control System

The Control4 HC-250 does everything you could ask a control system to do at a price that doesn't require you to take out a second mortgage. Continue Reading
Control4 HC-250 Control System

Feb 17, 2014

Crestron MLX-3 Remote Control Reviewed

Crestron's latest handheld remote is as simple, powerful, and reliable as anything money can buy today. Unlike the old days, an entire Crestron system with a "brain," a remote, and professional programming can be had for about $2,500. Continue Reading
Crestron MLX-3 Remote Control Reviewed

Dec 02, 2013

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Aug 29, 2013

DVDO Quick6 HDMI Switcher

With HDMI more and more becoming the default connection for components, older systems may not have enough connections. Enter the DVDO Quick6 which seeks to remedy that problem and more. Continue Reading
DVDO Quick6 HDMI Switcher

Jan 29, 2013

Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control

Logitech has replaced the Harmony One universal remote with the Harmony Touch. HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the Harmony Touch to see what's new. Continue Reading
Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote Control

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Apr 24, 2012

DVDO Air WirelessHD System Reviewed

The DVDO Air wireless HDMI system is a unique product that can provide a solution to users in need of a way to deal with long runs of HDMI cables or with areas that are difficult to run HDMI cables. Brian Kahn evaluates how good the solution is. Continue Reading
DVDO Air WirelessHD System Reviewed

Mar 11, 2012

Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control System

The universal remote market is a continually shifting place now that mobile devices have apps that can make them into remotes, and, if what Adrienne Maxwell says is true, Griffin may have just completely changed the game. Continue Reading
Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control System

Mar 08, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with Peel Smart Remote Reviewed

With the amount of touch screens available to consumers these days, there seems to be less and less of a reason to by a universal remote. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with the Peel app to see if it is a worthy replacement. Continue Reading
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with Peel Smart Remote Reviewed

Dec 07, 2011

Peel Universal Remote Control and iPhone App Reviewed

Apple's products have become more and more important to the home theater market. Almost every manufacture is trying to introduce the iPhone, but Peel's Universal Remote is an attempt to you the iPhone across multiple devices with the same app. Continue Reading
Peel Universal Remote Control and iPhone App Reviewed

May 04, 2011

Logitech Harmony 300 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

In search of a more basic universal remote, reviewer Adrienne Maxwell picked up the Logitech Harmony 300 universal remote. How did the remote perform? Read about the tests Adrienne Maxwell put it through. Continue Reading
Logitech Harmony 300 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Nov 15, 2010

Aidacase Keycase Folio Deluxe iPad Case Reviewed

People's big beef with the Apple iPad (other than the lack of Flash) is that it can be hard to type on. Well cross that objection off the list thanks to Aidacase's Keycase Folio Deluxe iPad Case. It protects and props up your iPad and provides a full keyboard. Continue Reading
Aidacase Keycase Folio Deluxe iPad Case Reviewed

Mar 29, 2010

Acoustic Research Xsight Touch Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Acoustic Research's Xsight universal remote control can control up to 18 different products, is IR (with RF support) and has a 2.2-inch full-color touchscreen. Adrienne Maxwell takes it for a spin to see how it stacks up compared to Logitech and Philips. Continue Reading
Acoustic Research Xsight Touch Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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