“Honey, the TV’s not working again! Can you come fix it please?”
If you have an entertainment system, chances are you’ve heard some variation of this question more times than you can count. Every new device that you add brings another remote with dozens of tiny, hard to read buttons. Have you ever gathered the family together to watch a movie, and then spent 15 minutes just trying to get it to play?
With the right universal remote, these issues can become a thing of the past. A custom programmable remote allows you to perform complicated functions with the press of a button. A single ‘ON’ button can power up your entire system. Watching a DVD is as simple as pressing the button that says, ‘DVD.’ No more juggling multiple remotes, no more headaches, and no more frustration.
When choosing a universal remote it is important to remember that all remotes are not created equal. A poorly programmed remote creates more problems than it solves. Consulting a professional installer when making your choice ensures that not only will you enjoy a high quality remote, but also a level of support that’s just not possible with an entry level, do-it-yourself unit from a big-box store. Having professional support available when you need it can make the difference between having an enjoyable evening and wanting to throw your TV out the window!
With the right remote setup it becomes possible to locate your equipment virtually anywhere. Moving unsightly equipment into a cabinet or closet can enhance the appearance of any room, without sacrificing ease of use. In addition to controlling all of your audio and video gear with one easy to use remote, it’s also possible to control lighting and window coverings using the same one-button remote. The possibilities are endless.
In this life there are all kinds of things out of our control. The TV should not be one of them. Take control of your remote, relax, and enjoy the show!
Steve Moore is Project Manager with Karbon Consulting located in Pleasant Hill, California. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org