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Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal one?

Posted by tobr24u (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 11, 07 at 9:52

I have a full basket and, after cleaning them, was wondering if one universal would be easier. Though running several remotes is not that difficult, I am always looking for ways to simplify my life. So, any thoughts on this matter would be appreciated...


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RE: Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal on

Instead of a basket, we have a nice wooden cigar box that we keep most of the remotes in (laying on their edges). Find a box that your remotes will fit in on their edges. We use the "universal" one that comes with the cable box. That works for most of the commands we use. There are a few special commands we use seldomly, in which case we use the originals in the cigar box.


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RE: Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal on

I never found a "universal" that was indeed universal so I have a basket of universals in the closet.


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RE: Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal on

I'm wondering if there is such thing as a 'Universal' remote. It's bee my experience that with all of the components to a home theater system (TV, receiver, DVD player, VCR, & amp to name a few) one remote NEVER seems to work for all things. Usually one remote can be rogrammed for mostthings but the original remote is still necessary.

I really like regus patoff's idea of using a cigar box. I would not have though of this. I think I'm gonna give it a try.


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RE: Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal on

Basket. Or rather, coffee table.


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RE: Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal on

Hmmm. So I will have to buy another basket for my universals...lol!


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RE: Do you have a basket or remotes or do you have a universal on

my wife got me the best Christmas present ever last year, a Logitec Harmony remote. you program it thru your PC. enter your model number of each device in the program, it retrieves the codes and dumps them to your remote. you even tell it what devices to turn on for what activity. it is truly the only remote i have ever seen that does all functions of the originals.

i included a link below. mine took the place of 12 remotes. i even have read of people using them to control lighting and gas fireplaces, though i don't. the only drawback is that you must be connected to the internet to program it, and i only have dial up at home so it can sometimes take a while.

Here is a link that might be useful: pricey but worth it!


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