The TiVo Slide is a must-have remote for owners of compatible TiVo DVRs.
Own a 27-inch iMac? Dying to connect a game console, Blu-ray player, or other HDMI-equipped device? Cursing Apple for using Mini DisplayPort instead of HDMI for video input? The situation might be frustrating, but that doesn't make the Kanex XD adapter less effective. We recommend it to those looking to bridge the gap between the living room and their large iMac.
The Logitech Harmony 650 is one of the best universal remotes you can buy for less than $100.
If you can't spend $100 or more on a universal remote, the Logitech Harmony 600 is a great choice.
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.
The GlideTV Navigator strikes a decent balance between ease of use and living room acceptability, but Logitech's diNovo Mini is a better tool for controlling a PC via your HDTV. The Navigator's saving graces are its built-in Mac support and, for those who dislike the Logitech BlackBerry-style keys, a software keyboard. If neither of those features appeals to you, the Logitech device is a better product for couch-based computing.
The Logitech Harmony 700 delivers the bulk of the Harmony One's excellent feature set and ergonomics at a lower price point.
The Logitech Harmony 900 is an impressive universal remote but it loses some of its luster with the release of the Harmony Ultimate, which replaces it in the Harmony line.
Setting up the Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3 isn't completely painless (or cheap), but once up and running, it does provide total control over your PS3 including the ability to power it on and off.
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.
The Logitech Harmony 1100 is an excellent touch-screen universal remote that corrects most of the shortcomings and frustrations of its predecessor, but its high price will relegate it to high-end home theaters only.
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.
The URC Digital R50's successful combination of good ergonomics, solid design, and easy programmability makes it a good alternative to Logitech Harmony universal remotes.
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.
While it's missing an RF option, Logitech's Harmony One is one of the best--if not the best--universal remote we've ever tested.
The Nyko Blu-Wave Infrared Remote is a cheap and easy way to add IR remote compatibility to your PS3, but the inability to power the console on or off is an annoying limitation.
Philips' superb Prestigo SRU8010 will appeal to TV-centric users looking for a universal remote that's both affordable and easy to set up.
The Audiovox XM Xpress offers a decent starting point for newbies who want to try out XM satellite radio; it's basic, inexpensive, and easy to use.