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Shopping for the perfect remote control and need a little guidance beyond our reviews? Trying to make the most of the universal remote you already own? Just want to learn a bit more about remote control and home theater technology in general? You'll find what you're looking for with our unique feature sections and exclusive articles!

Our Feature Sections
Consumer Electronics Control Wiki
NEW BETA! The centralized information source for everything on how to control specific models of audio, video and home automation devices. Learn about supported control systems, discrete codes, operational timings, important commands, problems and solutions, and much more. We need your help: add or update the home theater devices you own or work with! Click here...
User Review Database
This is what you've been looking for! Remote Central's user review database has been designed so that everyone can share their reviews and experiences on a wide variety of universal remote controls. Post your own review or just see what others have to say - it's here to help! Click here...
Clicker Picker v2.0
Shop for your perfect remote control with our exclusive Clicker Picker! The Picker generates a detailed statistical analysis of each remote in our database based upon the options you enter, presenting the remotes that would technically be the best for your specific needs. You can also use the Clicker Picker to view side-by-side comparisons of specifications. Click here...
Toronto & Buffalo HDTV Channel Map
A channel status list and location map of all HDTV broadcasters in the Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, New York areas. Also covers Rochester, New York. Includes a FAQ and distance chart from the transmitters to numerous cities and towns. Click here...
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The Unofficial Pronto/RC5000 FAQ
The largest online source of tips, tricks and help for the classic Philips Pronto and ProntoPro series. Also covers the Marantz RC5000, RC5000i, RC5200 & RC9200, Onkyo CHAD and Yamaha RAV-2000. Includes answers to a wide range of questions covering software versions, programming, macros, IR codes and more. Click here...
Philips Pronto Next Generation FAQ
More great information for the Philips Pronto NG and ProntoPro NG. Also covers the Marantz RC5400 and RC9500. This FAQ includes answers to a wide range of common questions such as specification differences, programming difficulties, how to perform certain operations, working around limitations and more. Click here...
The Best DVD Demonstration Scenes
You've got company coming over and want to make a lasting impression on them with your expensive new home theater system. Quick - what DVD can you play that will instantly blow their minds? Don't stand there staring at hundreds of boxes - just use one of these fantastic demonstration scenes as submitted by our members. Click here...

Working with Remote Controls
Programming Your Universal Remote
Our complete collection of rewritten remote control programming guides and code lists, access to our special file area with hundreds of original manual downloads, plus links to other web sites that provide help on programming universal remotes. Click here...
Tips & Tricks to Learning IR Codes
If you're having difficulty getting a learning remote to, well, learn, then scout through our collection of a dozen handy pointers and learning techniques for capturing tough IR codes. Don't give up trying to learn that difficult remote control yet! Click here...
Proprietary Remote Control Systems
Can't figure out why your new remote just won't work with that old equipment? In this article you'll learn about Sony VisionTouch remotes, high-frequency equipment from B&O, Pioneer & Pace, RF satellite receivers, plus wireless X-10 control. Click here...
Remote Control Glossary
Perplexed by "TOADs", "hex codes" and "punchthroughs"? Wonder just what "electroluminescent", "firmware" and "rockers" are? Well then, you'll need to read through our glossary of remote control-related terms! Click here...
Infrared Database
A supplementary database to our file area, this section contains tens of thousands of IR codes for hundreds of brands of devices in the industry-standard Pronto hex format, which can be used with numerous computer programmable remotes. Find regular codes, discrete codes and a whole lot more! Click here...
Infrared Emitter Comparison
This informational section provides photographic images of the strength and type of infrared light emitted by a number of universal remotes controls. Finally, visual proof that some remotes really are stronger than others! Click here...

Articles & Other Reviews
Sony PlayStation 3 Advanced Control Roundup
Whether you use your PlayStation 3 console as a Blu-ray Disc player, a music player, a video streamer or even an actual game system, these 7 advanced infrared-to-Bluetooth adapters offer from-the-couch convenience to turn the PS3 on and off, along with a full complement of 51 functions. Read more...
- Covers: Audio Authority BlueBeam, IR2BTci, IR4PS3 v3, Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3, ps3toothfairy Elite, Schmartz PS3IR-1000 & PS3IR-500.
Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick
Okay, so it may not be a remote control - but it does come with one! Pinnacle's pocket-sized external USB tuner can receive practically anything including off-air HDTV, analog cable, digital ClearQAM cable, FM radio... even videos from that old VCR. But more importantly this gadget delivers some surprising test results! Read more...
IR4PS3
An exclusive first look at the IR4PS3, a modification to the official Sony Bluetooth PlayStation 3 remote that allows you to do everything that it can do, all from the comfort of your own universal remote! Read more...
PS3 IR Remote Control
This article details how you can easily add an external IR receiver to the Sony PlayStation 3, making it possible to integrate with a standard universal remote control. Make Blu-ray Disc playback more convenient! Read more...
Although the information here is specific to the Pronto remote control, Barry Gordon's document nonetheless provides very interesting reading on the inner workings of infrared commands and protocols. Read more...
This article explains several techniques that can be used to create professional-looking Philips ProntoPro graphics. Many of these methods here are also useful for other graphical remote controls. Read more...
Videos
Remote Central's Video Reports
They say a picture's worth a thousand words - well how about a video? This is the primary location to discover all of Remote Central's video reports including coverage of new universal remote controls at electronics trade shows CES, CEDIA and EHX, or learn a little with our "You Had To Know" documentary series. Click here...

Trade Show Reports
Remote Central @ CEDIA
Remote Central @ CEDIA
CEDIA is the showcase for home theater, home automation and electronic lifestyle technologies, second in size only to CES.
New!CEDIA 2013 - view our high definition video reports from CEDIA Expo in Denver - more being added each week this November!
CEDIA 2011 - view our high definition video reports from CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis showing the latest control systems from Sony, BitWise Controls, Savant, RTI, iRule, Crestron, Pro Control, ELAN, Control4, Yale Locks, ThinkFlood RedEye and URC!
CEDIA 2010 - view our high definition video reports from CEDIA Expo in Atlanta showing the latest control systems from PRO Control, Savant Systems, ELAN Home Systems, RTI and URC!
CEDIA 2009 - view the high definition video tour of CEDIA Expo in Atlanta showing the latest remotes from Universal Remote Control, Universal Electronics, Philips, Universal Remote Control and more!
CEDIA 2008 - view the high definition video tour of CEDIA Expo in Denver showing the latest remotes from RTI, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control and Philips!
CEDIA 2007 - learn about more than 15 of the latest universal remote controls in our high definition video tour of CEDIA Expo 2007 in Denver!
CEDIA 2006 - see our high definition video tour of the latest remote controls, plus detailed reports on new products from Logitech and Philips.
CEDIA 2005 - see our high definition video tour of the latest remote controls, plus our text and photo reports on AMX, Harman/Kardon, Logitech, Niles, Philips, RTI, Thomson, URC and Xantech!
CEDIA 2004 - see our video, text and photo reports on new remotes from Crestron, Logitech, Marantz, Philips, Remote Technologies, Sony, Universal Electronics and Universal Remote Control.
CEDIA 2003 - see our video, text and photo reports on new remotes from AMX, Crestron, Intrigue Technologies, Marantz, Philips, Remote Technologies, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control and more!
CEDIA 2002 - see our video, full text and photo reports on new remotes from Crestron, Gemini, Intrigue Technologies, Philips, Rotel, Sima, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control and more!
CEDIA 2001 - see our full text and photo report on new remotes from Crestron, Marantz, Millennium Enterprises, Onkyo, Philips, Universal Remote Control, Vity and more!
Remote Central @ CES
Remote Central @ EHX
The Electronic House Expo brings insight into the latest trends and innovations that drive the custom electronics industry.
EHX Spring 2008 - see our high definition video featuring five hot new remotes: the Logitech Harmony One, the Niles iC2, the RTI T2-B, the UEI Nevo S70 and the URC KP-900.
Remote Central @ CES
Remote Central @ CES
The International CES is the world's largest consumer electronics show, with thousands of exhibitors and countless new products on display.
CES 2007 - see our high definition video tour of Las Vegas and the latest remote controls from GE, Philips, Sunwave, Microsoft, Remote Solutions, Universal Remote Control and more!
CES 2006 - see our high definition video tour of Las Vegas and the latest remote controls from GE, Monster, Philips, Thomson, Universal Remote Control and Xantech!
CES 2005 - see our widescreen video report of the latest universal remote controls and other products from the hottest trade show!
CES 2004 - see our video and photo reports on new remotes from Universal Remote Control, Intrigue Technologies, Marantz, GE and Gemini!
CES 2003 - see our video report on new remotes from Universal Remote Control, Pioneer, Intrigue Technologies, Proton, Sunwave, Jensen, Soeby, SIMA and Gemini!
CES 2001 - see our text and photo report on new remotes from Crestron, Crisp Solutions, Elan, Fobis Technologies, Gemini, Millennium Enterprises, One For All, Philips, Refac, Rotel, Universal Remote Control and more!
CES 2000 - see our text and photo report on new remotes from GE, Jensen, Marantz, Philips, Sony, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control, Xantech, Zenith and lots more!


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