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Universal Remote Control R5 - Universal remote control - infrared

Universal Remote Control R5 - Universal remote control - infrared
alaAverage 4.5

3 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Universal Remote Control R5 - Universal remote control - infrared. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The size is also appreciated. There are some critical views about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 90/100.

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Universal Remote Control R50 Review


URC has an excellent track record for easy to use universal remotes. The R50 is a "wand-style" remote with a color LCD, easy programmability, and can control up to 18 devices. It's not perfect, though. We take a look with our full review on...

The R50 is sturdy and comfortable in the hand. You're kids won't easily break this one ; Basic programming of a standard entertainment system can be done in less than an hour ; The color LCD screen and backlit buttons make it great to use in the dark ;...

The Universal Remote R50 uses AA batteries, rather than a Lithium ion rechargeable battery

The Universal Remote Control R50 can put you more in control of your home theater equipment, and for a lot less money than a professionally programmed system. It's a good-looking piece of gear that will compliment the glossy black look of newer...

Mar, 2009

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Universally good!!


This universal remote is a expensive piece of your home theater system but well worth it once you get the thing set up. It takes a lot of time to get all of your equipment hooked up but once you do and get the hang of using a universal remote you will...

Intuitive, Quality Construction

Difficult Setup, expensive

Mar, 2010

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Excellent Universal Remote



Affordable, nice screen, MacroPower feature

None really

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The R5 universal and learning remote control sends IR (infrared) commands to all home theater A/V equipment and can replace up to 5 different remote controls. With MacroPower, you can program the R5 to turn up to 5 components ON or OFF with the press of one button. The SimpleSound feature gives you total volume control over all the components in your system, even those that do not have their own built-in volume control, such as TiVo, DVD and VCR. An easy to follow DVD Guide that can help you setup your new R5 remote control is also included.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Universal Remote Control
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Universal Remote Control

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:50ft/6in
Supported Device Qty:5
Supported Devices:Audio/video components
Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty