If you find yourself in the middle of putting together a complete home theater system in your home, one of the many things you are going to notice about doing this, is that you are going to end up with several remote controls for the various pieces of electronics such as the television, DVD player etc. Rather than continue to deal with the confusion that having this many remotes can cause, investing in one of the programmable universal remotes may be a better option.
Universal Remotes Can Be Programmed with Shortcuts
Not only are many of the universal remotes available today capable of controlling for more of the functions that all of these electronics components have built into them, but they are programmable. You can now set up single buttons to turn on specific sets of components such as the TV, the DVD player and the surround sound when you want to watch a movie or just the TV and the cable box when you are ready to watch the news.