Sony RMVLZ620 Universal Remote Control

One of my biggest annoyances with my home media setup was having to sort through multiple remotes (TV, Cable Box, Blue Ray, Sound System, etc.) all the time. I didn’t want to spend $100+ on a Harmony or whatever because honestly I just want a simple remote not another fancy gadget I had to worry about.  I tried purchasing some of your average off-the-shelf universal remotes, but that was a pain too since you have to go through a paper manual and try multiple codes until  you get one that works.  Despite going through a million different codes on numerous devices, I could not find any that would work with my Samsung sound bar. I was about to bite the bullet and buy a Harmony, but then I remember that back in the day my parents had Mitsubishi TV with a remote that had a learning function that would basically monitor another remote and learn the commands it would send. After some research on Amazon, I was able to find a Sony Universal remote with the same learning function and it was only $20! The remote works great, all I had to do was put it in learning mode and press the buttons on the Samsung Remote which I wanted to transfer over and the Sony learned them effortlessly.

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