When you lose the remote to a Samsung smart TV, you may find out they’re replacing it cost $70 or more. At least, that’s what I found out. After searching a bit, I decided to try this substitute from Best Buy, at less than half the price I thought I would try it out. If it didn’t work, I would just return it. Well, it’s seven weeks later, and I haven’t returned it. Everything works just fine, just like the original. I did not have to do any mapping of buttons or anything. However it does lack the thumb stick that my original remote had. For certain functions, the Samsung remote had this button that you could move around a little bit like a joystick, and the screen would show a cursor for it. This remote does not have such a thumb stick. I really don’t care, however. This remote works fine, and the battery cover, thankfully, looks pretty sturdy.