We've given up: Theof remotes in our household is out of control. We've tinkered with so-called , but they either don't seem to work or, more likely, we're just too "challenged" to figure them out.
The only solution, at least in the near term, may be a reduction in their rabbit-like numbers by consolidating them in sub-categories. To wit: The new "Universal Gamer" may not take care of everything in the house, but it at least claims to work with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 (if not the Wii), as well as six other devices including HDTV, TiVo and cable, according to Electronic House.
It's not ideal, but we'll take what we can get; our remotes are starting to talk about organizing a union. Of course, all this is moot if you're controlling your console through.