Five Reasons For Selling Remotes
Some electronics retailers think the only time folks buy a new universal remote control is when their dog decides he wants a snack with buttons on it. Wrong. Consumers buy new remotes to consolidate, not replace, old remotes. And they're doing so for good reasons.
The word "universal" suggests that a universal remote works with any TV brand. That's true, but it's just the beginning. Most remotes contain the codes required to handle virtually every A/V device that can be controlled by IR. And many remotes have the ability to learn commands from other remotes, thereby expanding their versatility. In the world of electronics, where there's no such thing as non-obsolescence, remotes that can learn commands from other remotes come pretty darn close.
More sophisticated RF remotes eliminate the necessity of line-of-sight operation; they extend control through walls, doors and floors, allowing your customers to hide their components inside cabinets or otherwise out of sight. An RF remote requires a base station that receives its RF signals and converts them into the IR signals that the components can understand.