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Universal Remote Review
REVIEWS AND COMPARISONS
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Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
Design
Help and Support
Ease of Use
10.00
8.58
7.95
6.57
6.28
6.13
5.60
3.88
3.25
10.00
8.75
8.13
7.50
7.50
6.25
5.63
3.75
3.75
10.00
7.50
7.50
6.88
5.63
3.75
5.00
2.50
2.50
10.00
10.00
8.13
2.50
5.63
8.75
6.25
6.25
3.75
10.00
8.75
8.13
7.50
3.75
8.75
6.25
5.00
2.50
Control Features
Number of devices supported
15
6
5
18
10
4
7
6
10
Channel icons
 
 
 
 
Layout optimized for DVD/TiVo
 
 
Connectivity Technology
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
Infrared
RF
Input device
USB
USB
USB
 
 
USB
 
 
 
One-touch activity buttons
 
Motion sensor
 
 
 
 
 
Battery status indicator
 
 
 
 
Photo slideshow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Downloadable device codes
 
 
 
 
 
Learning mode
 
 
Programmable custom buttons
Max operating distance
65 ft.
N/A
N/A
49 ft.
23 ft.
N/A
30-50 ft.
50 ft.
None, RF
Child restriction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Popular Supported Devices
TV
Amplifier
 
DVD player
DVR/VCR
Blu-ray
 
Satellite or Cable Box
Home control
 
Sound system
Projector
 
 
Design
Ergonomic
 
 
 
 
 
Touch screen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Color display
 
 
 
Width
5.2 inches
5.8 inches
5.8 inches
2.3 inches
6.3 inches
5.6 inches
2.125 inches
6.25 inches
2.2 inches
Height
3.9 inches
2.2 inches
1.6 inches
1.1 inches
1.8 inches
2 inches
1.125 inches
2.125 inches
1 inches
Length
10 inches
9.4 inches
10.8 inches
8.9 inches
12.6 inches
10.7 inches
8.75 inches
12.625 inches
8.5 inches
Weight
1.8 pound
1 pound
15.2 ounces
8.8 ounces
12.7 ounces
12.8 ounces
6.4 ounces
12 ounces
8 ounces
Type of battery
Lithium-ion
2 NiMh rechargeable
2 AA
4 AA
3 AA
2 AA
2 AA
2 AA
 
Power cradle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sculpted buttons
 
 
 
 
 
 
Backlit controls
 
Help, Support & Setup
Guided online setup
 
 
 
 
 
Infrared learning
 
 
 
 
 
Help-button assistance
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive help
 
 
User's guide
 
 
 
 
Remote wizard
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manufacturer
Warranty
1 year
2 years
1 year
1 year
90 days
1 year, limited
1 year
1 year
1 year
Included Accessories
AC power adapter
Wall charger, Eneloop batteries
2 AA
4 AA batteries
 
2 AA batteries
2 AA batteries
2 AA batteries
 
Included cable
 
 
 
 
 
Supported Configurations
Windows 7
 
 
 
 
 
Windows XP
 
 
 
 
 
Windows Vista
 
 
 
 
 
Mac OS