PHDVR8L Remote Control
As you shop for a new universal remote control,
what type of designs have been catching your eye - do you long
for buttons galore, or does the thought of row after row of keys
make your head spin?
of price, a remote control's designer will usually try to strike
a balance between ergonomics and function-specific control. So,
basically, a remote intended for home theater users should be
easy to use, but also have enough buttons that it can capably
operate complex devices such as DVD players or receivers. To meet
these requirements, most high-end models employ "soft" buttons
that add functionality without increasing the physical button
count - either in the form of an LCD touchscreen that can display
numerous pages of controls in a defined space, or a button-and-screen
combination where specific hard buttons can be given several custom-labeled
functions for each device.
remotes, however, don't have the luxury of screens or soft buttons.
Instead, most simply have fewer buttons, period - both to keep
costs down and to make them less intimidating to consumers. But
what if you're a remote shopper on a budget who wants full
control over your equipment? What if you actually prefer to
have every function for a device available on a single control
surface, without needing to constantly change modes? Well, there
are others looking for just such a product!