We have too many remote control devices lying around the house. One for the TV, another for the VCR, one for the music player, another for the cable, and the list goes on and on. What if we have just one remote control that can turn on and off many devices? This is where Universal Remote comes in handy. It is a device that can operate many consumer electronics made by many different manufacturers. Philips introduced first Universal Remote in May 1985 under the brand, Magnavox. At the time it was introduced as a “very smart” device due to its ability to fit many codes into the tiny device.
Each controller has its own settings to operate an individual unit that it is intended. Universal Remote can incorporate many of these functions into one to make your life bit simpler. It contains necessary codes to operate many of our day to day use electronics equipment. In order to use the Universal Remote for multiple devices you may have to download codes into it. Today you can purchase one from $15 to $500 depending on the number of devices you want to operate with it. Many are so smart that it will download codes from multiple manufacturers for you.