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Universal remote controls are devices that are designed to operate various electronic devices from various manufacturers simultaneously. Such a control may be convenient if you have a television from one manufacturer, a DVD player from another, and a surround sound system from another. Instead of using three different controls to operate the devices, one universal remote can operate all three.

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Universal remote controls are devices that are designed to operate various electronic devices from various manufacturers simultaneously. Such a control may be convenient if you have a television from one manufacturer, a DVD player from another, and a surround sound system from another. Instead of using three different controls to operate the devices, one universal remote can operate all three.

Numeric codes

Universal remote controls can control many different devices due to their ability to use various number codes. Each device you buy has a specific code number from the factory. These codes will allow remote controls supplied by the manufacturer to control the appliance instantly. The code number of a Sony device is different from the number code of a Samsung device, for example. These codes simply represent the infrared frequency with which the control operates.

Multiple devices

Since you cannot reprogram a universal remote, your Sony remote can only be used with Sony devices. One of the universal type will allow you to program different numerical codes, allowing you to control many devices from the same control. Some controls will operate a maximum of 3 different devices, while with more expensive models you can control up to 15 different devices.

 

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