One-stop shopping for replacement remote controls

Remotes get destroyed in various ways or they sometimes vanish into thin air. No worries; New Remote Control may have a replacement.

Your kid dropped the remote in the toilet, or it smashed to pieces after you dropped it on your marble floor one too many times. Or it just disappeared from plain sight. Sure, you could buy a programmable or universal remote, but they can be a hassle to set up, and it's hard to get used to a completely different button layout.

Steve Guttenberg

A replacement remote is just so much easier to use, but getting one from the original manufacturer can be a challenge in its own right. If you're stuck try New Remote Control, they stock original factory remotes for a vast array of products, but not everything. The site also sells used, refurbished and re-packaged factory remotes and generic remotes for TVs, VCRs, players, receivers, and all sorts of products. They also repair remotes. Replacement prices seem pretty reasonable, $14.95 for a Magnavox VCR or $27.95 for a Denon receiver remote, though I saw some remotes listed for over $100.

If you need a remote, why not see if New Remote Control has what you're looking for?

Or if you've used another source for replacement remotes, tell us about it in the Comments section.

About the author

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Home Theater, Inner Fidelity, Tone Audio, and Stereophile.


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