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Touch Universal Remote Control

Updated on February 1, 2011

Touch Universal Remote Controls

Universal remote controls are wonderful devices that offer convenience and ease-of-use to users. Since its invention in 1985, they have been used by many homeowners. Today, it is not uncommon to see a homeowner having one remote control to access and control several gadgets. The most basic type of universal remote controls maintains at least 6 devices of any brand, while the advanced types can control around 18 devices.

New models of universal remote controls come as a touch screen device. Touch universal remote controls are very popular these days because of elegance and easier navigation. Touch universal remote controls are quickly replacing traditional remote controls with physical buttons. However, a Touch universal remote control’s basic functions are very similar to its predecessor. A Touch universal remote control still allows a user to control a variety of devices, including TV, DVD, among many others. Touch universal remotes connect to other devices through Infrared, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Some touch universal remote controls can be plugged with additional functions via USB. Most touch universal remote controls have virtual keypads so the user can type in texts.

One popular brand for touch universal remote controls is Philips. Philips released the first-ever universal remote control, and also became a market leader when it comes to touch universal remote controls. The Philips TSU3000 touch universal remote is known for its top-notch performance and offered ease of use. This touch universal remote has an320x240 pixel 3.8" LCD screen. Philips TSU3000 touch universal remote is complete with 16 gray scales so users can make very realistic pictures and buttons. Also, the LCD contrast of TSU3000 touch universal remote can easily be adjusted to fit the preference of the user. This touch universal remote has all the basic keys (such as mute, volume control, channel navigation arrows) strategically places at the right part of the LCD screen. Even in the dark, one can easily operate a TSU3000 touch universal remote, thanks to its luminous blue backlight.

Although Philips is a known brand for touch universal remote controls, there are other brands of high quality and almost flawless performance. Before you purchase a touch universal remote, be sure to compare different brands so you can decide which touch universal remote will suit your needs and preferences.


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      Steven Miller 

      7 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

      Great hub I know I need another universal remote. I only use Phillips products. Phillips DVD entertainment center, Phillips TV and so on. Like your hub, keep it up.


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