Remotes + System Control Reviews (47 Reviews)


Caavo Control Center Smart Remote and Smart Home Theater Hub Reviewed

Caavo Control Center Smart Remote and Smart Home Theater Hub Reviewed

Caavo hasn't developed the perfect universal remote control, but they have designed a universal remote control that's perfect for cord cutters and anyone else who could use a little help mastering their AV systems. 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

Feb 26, 2020

Russound MBX-AMP and IC-620 In-Ceiling Speakers Reviewed

Russound's MBX-AMP is a simple-to use one-room streaming solution that can also be employed to expand an existing Russound multi-room system into harder-to-reach zones. Continue Reading
Russound MBX-AMP and IC-620 In-Ceiling Speakers Reviewed

Dec 09, 2019

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Dec 02, 2019

Neeo Remote for Control4 Reviewed

The Neeo Remote for Control4 systems delivers a sleek and elegant handheld interface for smart home and AV control that's as beautiful as it is bulletproof. Continue Reading
Neeo Remote for Control4 Reviewed

Jan 21, 2019

Harmony Elite Universal Remote, Hub and App Reviewed

Over the past few years, I've installed and programmed virtually very DIY remote control solution for my dad and a... Continue Reading
Harmony Elite Universal Remote, Hub and App Reviewed

Apr 16, 2018

Russound MCA-88X Multiroom Controller Reviewed

Brian Kahn auditions Russound's MCA-88X, an eight-zone/eight-source controller/amplifier that also features the company's XStream music streamer built in. Continue Reading
Russound MCA-88X Multiroom Controller Reviewed

Dec 05, 2016

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
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

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

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