Universal Remotes Versus Factory Replacements

If you need to replace a TV remote control or other remote that is part of your home entertainment system, you have one of two options: a factory replacement or a universal replacement. To help you determine which one will meet your needs, consider the following:

Factory Replacements

  • Only works with one particular device, but does control all of the features and options.
  • May work with other devices, but only if they are the same brand and, often, only provides limited functions, like turning the device on or off.
  • You may need two, three, or even more separate remotes to control all of your devices.

Universal Remotes

Universal Replacements

  • Easy to control all of the features and options, not on just one but multiple devices.
  • Eliminates the need to have numerous remotes lying around.
  • A wide array of options and choices from basic to advanced learning models.
  • Could include additional features not on a factory replacement, like light-up buttons.

In addition, some universal replacements offer forward-compatibility if you upgrade to a new TV or surround sound system and can be “taught” the various controls and functions of the new device.

In the end, it is really about your own personal preferences, so either choice is acceptable. You can find both factory and universal replacements for your TV and other devices, here at ReplacementRemotes.com. Feel free to browse our selections online or contact us at 1-855-5-REMOTE (1-855-573-6683) for further assistance in choosing the right replacement for your devices.

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How to Control Binge Watching and the Amount of Time You Watch TV

For many people, especially Millennials, it can be rather tempting to curl up on the couch, grab their TV remote controls, and start binge watching their favorite television series. Binge watching has become the new “in-thing” to catch up on shows without having to wait a week or longer in between episodes.

However, binge watching can ruin a series because it can take away from its original appeal. Most shows have several different levels of storytelling:

  • There can be a story for each episode.
  • There can be a story for that particular season.
  • And, sometimes, there even can be an overall developing story for the entire series!

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Plus, binge watching can be a major letdown after you finish watching all available episodes. Then, you are forced to wait in anticipation for more new episodes, which, sometimes, are not available until a year later!

By altering your binge-watching habits, you can stretch out your favorite programs longer and get more enjoyment out of them.

  • Watch only one but no more than two episodes at a time.
  • Allow a full day to go by before watching another episode (i.e., every other day).
  • Find more than one series you want to catch up on and alternate between them.
  • Limit the amount of time you binge watch programs each day to that of a full-length feature film—so, no more than two-and-a-half hours a day.

By changing your binge-watching habits, you will discover you get more enjoyment out of your favorite programs and look forward to future episodes. For universal and TV remotes and related accessories, call ReplacementRemotes.com at 1-855-5-REMOTE (1-855-573-6683).