TV Accessories

Logitech Harmony Smart Control
REVIEW

Logitech Harmony Smart Control

The Logitech Harmony Smart Control combines RF functionality and smartphone control in an affordable universal-remote package, but the complexity of the initial setup will burden some buyers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 18, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Logitech Harmony 200
REVIEW

Logitech Harmony 200

If you only need to control three devices, the Logitech Harmony 200 is the best universal remote you can buy for under $20.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 21, 2011
3.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $19.99

Peel Universal Controller
REVIEW

Peel Universal Controller

The Peel is an affordable iPhone/iPod universal remote that helps you filter your TV viewing options, but its current shortcomings--inability to bookmark future shows for recording and the dearth of a native iPad app--make the $99 hardware component tough to recommend.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2011

MSRP: $99.95

Logitech Harmony 300
REVIEW

Logitech Harmony 300

If you're looking for a cheap and easy universal remote--and you can live with its streamlined feature set--the Logitech Harmony 300 is a great choice.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 19, 2010
2.6 stars User rating out of 7 votes

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Philips Prestigo SRU8015
REVIEW

Philips Prestigo SRU8015

The Philips Prestigo SRU8015 universal remote offers relatively easy setup and good control flexibility, but it's sabotaged by a poorly implemented scroll-wheel control.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 17, 2009

MSRP: $199.95

Logitech Harmony 510
REVIEW

Logitech Harmony 510

The Logitech Harmony 510 is a good PC-programmable universal remote, but you should opt for one of the two nearly identical Harmony models instead.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 19, 2008

MSRP: $99.99

Acoustic Research  ARRU449
REVIEW

Acoustic Research ARRU449

The Acoustic Research Universal Smart Remote works well once you've managed to set it up, but it cannot replace the easy-to-use experience with that of a Harmony remote.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 23, 2008

MSRP: $399.99

Keyspan TuneView for iPod
REVIEW

Keyspan TuneView for iPod

The Keyspan TuneView is a superior iPod remote control, especially when used for accessing videos on your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 2, 2007

MSRP: $179.99

Keyspan TuneView for iTunes
REVIEW

Keyspan TuneView for iTunes

The Keyspan TuneView is a superior iPod remote control, especially when used for accessing videos on your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 2, 2007

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Hercules Tunes Explorer Wireless remote control
REVIEW

Hercules Tunes Explorer Wireless remote control

The Hercules Tunes Explorer Wireless lets you access your digital music library from across the room--but whether or not you find that useful is another issue.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 14, 2007

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