Remotes + System Control Reviews (41 Reviews)


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Oct 12, 2009

Harmony One Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Harmony One Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Sep 11, 2009

Harmony 890 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Harmony 890 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Sep 11, 2009

Universal Remote Control PSX2 / PSXLink iPod Dock Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Universal Remote Control PSX2 / PSXLink iPod Dock Reviewed

Sep 01, 2009

Harmony 1000 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Harmony 1000 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Aug 31, 2009

Gefen Wireless for HDMI System Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Gefen Wireless for HDMI System Reviewed

Jun 08, 2009

Philips Pronto TSU9300 Programmable Remote Control

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? Continue Reading
Philips Pronto TSU9300 Programmable Remote Control

Jun 07, 2009

Harmony 880 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Harmony 880 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Jun 06, 2009

Universal Remote Control MX-450 Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Universal Remote Control MX-450 Reviewed

Mar 11, 2009

Universal Remote Control R50 Review

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. Continue Reading
Universal Remote Control R50 Review

Nov 26, 2008

Universal Remote Control MX-980 Reviewed

There are plenty of universal remotes on the market, but few outside the Crestron or AMX class of controllers can... Continue Reading
Universal Remote Control MX-980 Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

UEI NevoS70 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Forget simple, normal, basic remotes. The new NevoS70 from UEI offers a big 3.5-inch touch screen, lots of on-board memory, and even has built-in Wi-Fi so you can get content on the remote itself. Adrienne Maxwell tests it out. Continue Reading
UEI NevoS70 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Philips Pronto TSU9400 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

The new TSU9400 from Philips is a big, high-end remote control with a 3.5-inch LCD, IR (but RF-capable) and even has RS-232 and Wi-Fi. It's sold by custom retailers, so they'll program it for you. We give it a full test here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Philips Pronto TSU9400 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Monster AVL300 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Expanding from their endless lines of cables, Monster has several universal remote controls. The AVL300 has a 2.3-inch LCD, uses IR (but is RF-capable), and even has a rechargeable battery. Adrienne Maxwell sees how well it stacks up compared to Logitech and URC. Continue Reading
Monster AVL300 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Harmony RF Wireless Extender Reviewed

Want to put your gear in a rack? Or in a closet? Or maybe it's behind you and you're tired of pointing the remote over your shoulder. If you're also the owner (or soon to be the owner) of a Logitech/Harmony 1000 or 890, the RF Wireless Extender converts control signals to RF. Continue Reading
Harmony RF Wireless Extender Reviewed

Oct 11, 2008

Harmony 670 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Though it doesn't have the full-color LCD that its bigger brothers have, the 670 from Harmony has plenty of features to justify its price. Like many other Harmony remotes, it can control up to 15 devices. Ken Taraszka pushes some backlit buttons. Continue Reading
Harmony 670 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Oct 11, 2008

Harmony 550 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Lacking the sexy shape of most Harmony remotes, the 550 instead offers high-value features for its low cost. Lots of hard buttons to control multiple devices. It can be programmed via computer, if desired. It can even control IR lighting systems. Continue Reading
Harmony 550 Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Feb 15, 2007

Harman Kardon Take Control TC 30 Remote Control Reviewed

Logitech, Philips, and URC dominate the universal remote control market, but they're not the only entries. Audio giant Harman Kardon enters the fray with the TC 30. Generous buttons, a color LCD screen, and a rechargeable battery are just the beginning of its features. Continue Reading
Harman Kardon Take Control TC 30 Remote Control Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Universal Remote URC-300 Customizer and MRF-100 Expander Reviewed

URC's URC-300 isn't the most attractive remote, but it is easy to use. Even better, the MRF-100 RF expander receives RF signals from the 300 and converts them to IR for your gear. We take a look to see how it performs for today's top performing home theaters. Continue Reading
Universal Remote URC-300 Customizer and MRF-100 Expander Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Universal Electronics One for All Kameleon Remote Reviewed

As cool as flat screens are, remotes still look like remotes. But not the Kameleon. It's nearly flat, and features a cool button design that's a cross between a touchscreen and hard buttons. As cool as it looks, it has features to back it up for a modern home theater system. Continue Reading
Universal Electronics One for All Kameleon Remote Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Philips TSU500 Prontoneo Universal Remote Control Reviewed

A big touchscreen dominates the rectangular TSU500. It's got robust learning and macro capabilities, and won't break the bank. How does it hold up compared to the more expensive options from Logitech, Universal Remote Control and Philips itself? We find out. Continue Reading
Philips TSU500 Prontoneo Universal Remote Control Reviewed

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