Some info from the review: "When talking about technology and modern devices you now definitely have to include remotes. The remotes of today have definitely came a long way and aren't just your everyday remote as they were in earlier years. Now a remote can cost more than some TVs, and it's not unusual to see in most homes at least 3-5 laying around for controlling their entertainment needs. To make life a little less hectic most people now have purchased universal remotes that save not only time but also money by not having to buy nearly as many batteries. The problem with some remotes today vary ranging from bulkiness, design, pricing, technical operation, and some a combination of several or all of these factors."