We long ago evolved past the need to manually change the settings on our appliances with the advent of remote controls. The standard product that everyone is familiar with is the TV remote control, but remotes are now used with and seen as a necessity for every appliance we own: radios, stereos, VCR and DVD players.
The majority of remotes use infrared light signals to communicate. The TV remote control is an example of an infrared remote. Other devices we use operate by radio remote control, using radio frequencies to communicate between remote and appliance. Most mobile toys like remote control cars use a radio remote control rather than infrared remote controls.
With so many of our electric appliances using remotes these days, it’s possible to have six different remotes lying around the house and have no clue what each one is used for. If you’re facing this dilemma, purchase a single universal remote, which can control multiple electrical appliances.If you need a new remote control, here are some things to think about before purchasing:
- Ease of use. Does the remote control have tiny buttons, is it too complicated?
- Universal operability. Can it be used for multiple appliances?
- Make sure it is works with the appliance for which you’re purchasing it.
Find replacement remote controlsSometimes the original remote for your TV or VCR falls and breaks, or all of the numbers wear off it and you can no longer tell which button controls the volume and which one changes the channel. If you're already comfortable with your old remote and don't want to buy a generic or universal remote to replace the old one, find a business that sells wholesale TV remote controls for any original model.
Find universal remote controls that eliminate the need for multiple remotesIt's always frustrating to sit down to watch TV and find five different remotes in front of you, none of them the one you need. Universal remote controls can operate multiple electric appliances so you no longer need to have half a dozen remotes cluttering your living room.
Find the remote that will keep you comfortableBesides entertainment systems, remotes can also control air conditioning and heating units. Keep your indoor climate controlled without getting up and changing the thermostat by finding the right remote control.
- Many people now watch movies and even TV on their home computers. Find a remote control for your computer to make this experience easier.