Too many remotes and not sure which one controls what? YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

Universal remote controls are essential devices for your home theater system because they create better efficiency. All of the tech and devices that are needed for a home theater can be overwhelming. These days you can unify everything, even smart home devices, in one ergonomic tool for managing your home. Universal remote controls come in and make all of that complexity a little easier and more operable with just one control for everything.

Universal Remotes

Universal remotes are programmable remotes that were developed to manage the increasing amount of electronic devices that consumers were using in their homes and businesses.  People are juggling more devices than ever before. From TVs, streaming and cable boxes, Blu-Ray players, game consoles in addition to any audio equipment they might have.  We always suggest a universal remote and more specifically, URC remotes during our installations to make life easier and your entertainment most enjoyable. Here’s why:

Benefits of a Universal Remote Control:

  • Control your entire entertainment center and smart home technology with easy-to-use control – audio, video, door locks, lighting, and more.
  • No more drawer full of remotes – 1 for the TV, 1 for the DVR, 1 for the Blu-ray Player, etc. – How about just ONE remote for everything!?
  • We can name different rooms and/or components to make it simple and to get quickly powered up.
  • Never run out of batteries for the remote again! The URC MX-890 Universal Remote Control comes with an attractive tabletop charging cradle so it’s always ready for action.


One of the most frequent objections we hear from clients is that they are slightly intimidated to use home theater equipment because there are so many controls. They are quickly reassured once we walk them through their new URC remote control and see how easy and simple it is for anyone to use.  Universal Remote Control has sold more than 100 million remotes in the home theater, consumer, cable TV, and special markets, so we are confident in their product.

We use top of the line URC remotes in our installs because they are more intuitive than the competition and we can easily back up all of your presets so even if it gets lost (hey, it happens) or someone breaks it, the programming is downloaded onto a new remote control in a matter of minutes.

We can set you up with a Universal Remote Control! 

Most of our clients could use a little help with simplifying their entertainment components.  Think about it…what’s in your home theater? Some might have a TV, cable box, and an AV receiver. Others have an entire room with a projector, big screen, and lights! Either way, you likely have more than just one remote to control everything. It doesn’t have to be that way!

If you are looking to add a universal remote control to your system or already have a remote control that needs to be reprogrammed, no worries, we can help.  We support many clients with new programming, all it takes is a consultation for us to review your equipment to get started.  Contact us today at 704-287-3334 or find us at Audio Video Charlotte.