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RCA - 3-Device Universal Remote - Black

Model: RCR003RWDSKU: 4331410

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1866 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with most new devices

    Posted
    jim2b2001
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    I bought this being told it would work with my tv and blu ray player. It has limited functionality with both. I called the manufacturer and they said it was for older devices, not newer tvs and blu ray players. I threw away my receipt like a fool and so now I'm out the money and I have to buy yet another remote to see if it works. Its like shooting in the dark with these things. You would think they had more compatibility info on the packaging or at least their website. This remote is not even listed on the manufacturer's site at all and finding a tech support number was really rather difficult. They told me this remote is for Best Buy only and that is why there is no documentation or support on their website. Best Buy doesn't do anything with this remote for support except sell it. Basically, if you have anything later than 2000, I guess it wont work properly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to

    Posted
    JPT3ESQ
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    We purchased this remote as a replacement for an older Toshiba flat screen remote, meaning not a smart tv just basic. We really just needed volume control. It works for that. It did not work well with the Apple TV; you can't flip between menus well and there is no option to launch an app. It also does not work well with the optimum cane box; same as Apple TV there were issues with getting the advanced menus like on demand to launch - you can't. It does not work. So while programmed, it's use is volume control only. But I should say no issues with the TV set itself. Works with the tv with no problem. I recommend for tv use only. No other devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I bought Logitech Harmony brand first. TWICE

    Posted
    kbaye
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    I tried the Logitech Harmony One and another Logitech Harmony brand before buying the el cheapo RCA remote. I put hours into trying to get the Logitech remotes to work on my PS3, Roku and Coby TV. I won't go into detail about those remotes. The fact is that this remote took maybe 10 mins to program and that's only because I read the instructions. I had to do no programming of specific buttons to match my original Coby remote. It does everything I used on that remote with the same names on 1 try. The reason it gets a 4 is me being very over critical. For the Roku, yes it worked first try but it does not have some of the Roku buttons that make the Roku remote easier to use but it works. IT WORKS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    Xpider
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    This was the cheapest remote on the rack. All we needed it for was to turn the TV on and off and adjust the volume since we dropped our DirecTV subscription. It crapped out in 2 hours. It has a power saving feature that turns it off if any button is pressed for longer than 60 seconds. How do you turn it back on? Who knows? It also doesn't even take that long. So, if you need to turn the volume down from a high level (my daughter likes to play with the buttons on the TV), you can't do it all in one long press of the volume down button. I would not recommend this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't operate much.

    Posted
    BarbieSB

    Bought this to operate an older Plasma screen TV. Could only get the TV to turn on, mute, and change input. The PIP function would not work. The menu did not work. It gave me one code for my TV brand and searching for a code that would operate the functions was long and tedious and still did not produce a different result I looked for customer support on this and couldn't even find the model number through RCA website. Could not find a customer support number either. I have always liked RCA products in the past but this was a disappointment! I will be returning it in the morning and buying a different brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Serviceable and easy, but functionality is dicey.

    Posted
    Gilgunderson
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    This is a pretty good remote in terms of set-up and basic use. If you want a cheap universal remote and don't want too much hassle setting it up, this is serviceable. However, if you want to make full use of it's ability to control your streaming device, a Roku for example, be prepared to keep your existing remote handy. When using the remote on a Roku, it requires an unobstructed view of the box. But, the biggest set-back on this remote is its lack of a back/return button that works with a Roku. Depending on the app you're using, you may have to hit the home button to step off something you were looking at but chose not to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed - but adequate

    Posted
    Blair
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    I purchased this remote to communicate with two devices (TV and BlueRay player). Cheaper remotes are single device only. The use of this remote is in our master bedroom where light level is normally low. I was not impressed by the "partial remote" light up documented on the packaging. The only buttons that light up are the D-pad making the light up feature pretty much useless. Unfortunately, BestBuy didn't have another mid level option available. Their stock only had a remote that was twice as expensive. I would have had better luck at Wal-Mart and probably paid a little less for a remote that fully lit up with 2 device function.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Remote

    Posted
    Alock
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    I just picked up a Sony XBR-43X800D UHD set for the bedroom a few days ago. The supplied Sony remote is serviceable, but the buttons are extremely close to each other. I decided to look @ some remotes. I found a couple of Logitech's that were on sale, but it was overkill for me. Noticed this RCA remote on sale for $9.99 Thought I would give it a try. Works like a charm (only using for the TV) The programming took me all of about 90 seconds to complete. Very straight forward. What's not to like? $10.00, lifetime warranty & a solid button layout. Glad I purchased it as it was the last one on the rack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable

    Posted
    NerdyJay
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    I do not think much of remote controls. I expect one to function to allow me to change the channels and whatnot. Does this remote get the job done? yes. Is it easy to set up? Yes. Would I recommend it? Of course. It gets the job done and it is easy to set up. What more could a person ask? However, the downside is that it does not have a decimal button; if you are like me and rely on over the air television signals, it is difficult to change the channel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It didn't solve my problem.

    Posted
    Thrifty
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    It probably works for other equipment, but I needed it for my Magnavox MWR20V6 VHS-DVD dubber, and after trying all remote codes (Magnavox and Funai), NONE of the buttons on the remote would let me access the setup-menu, or the other critical functions I needed it to do. It probably works ok on other brands of recorder, but I wouldn't know. This is the second time I've given a review on this remote. I don't know what is wrong with BestBuy's review program that I keep receiving emails to review this thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great remote!!

    Posted
    Chris
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    I bought this remote to keep on one of the desks in our home office to make it so we weren't having to dig around the other desk to find a remote. This remote works flawlessly with our 24" roku TV. I would almost say this remote works better in some ways than the one that came with the tv..... I like that it has the input button along with the channel number buttons where the TV remote only has the basic roku buttons and all of the inputs and stuff are built into the menu......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile little remote

    Posted
    ZackAttack
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    Everything about the remote itself seems fine to me, but I can see some of the buttons being an issue for someone with large fingers. My only real gripe is the font size of the instruction manual and more importantly the list of manufacturer codes. It took me much longer than it should have to program this remote simply because the lettering was so small and difficult to read.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not ideal for ROKU

    Posted
    geodan
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    This remote claims to work with roku Tv's. It does most of the basic functions, but not all. I kept it because my original roku remote stopped allowing me to scroll left or right. between the two remotes, I have all of the functions. This was my second attempt to buy a remote that would replace the original. ROKU or some other supplier REALLY needs to address this problem. The expensive universal remotes are no better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just right

    Posted
    nick36
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    I had 2 remotes that just weren't working right. They were both different brands. The Best Buy employee recommended The RCA. I was concerned that one type of remote would replace 2 different brands. The set up was easy and I was using remotes to operate their different brand TVs. I was able to use a code that made each remote work for the TV that the code was for. I'm back in "business."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Serviceable Universal Remote

    Posted
    Chester
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    This wouldn't be my 1st choice for a U-remote, but for the price it does the job. It gives me most of the functionality I need, but it still usually winds up not fully utilizing all the buttons on the remote. I found some functions that work, just not on the button it should for some reason, which isn't very intuitive. It also looks kinda trashy imo. All that said, it's cheap and it does the job, so if that's what's important to you then this remote might work for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the new remote

    Posted
    step41958
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    I love that it now has a netflix button so it is a lot easier to get to the app. I also like how it has an exit button so it is faster to get back to where you were before without going going backwards 5 times before you get to the screen where you want to be. This remote is an excellent improvement over the last remotes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little remote

    Posted
    Katame
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    This is a great little remote. We bought a TV and a DVD player at Goodwill and neither of them had a remote. Playing a DVD player without a remote is very difficult. and this little remote made life a lot easier. Very easily programmable to many brands of TV, DVD, and cable boxes. We don't have a cable or satellite box so I can't comment on that. We didn't need a ton of other options for it to control so this was the perfect option for us and it was a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life saver for remote loser

    Posted
    Mofia
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    I have a habit of losing remotes. Especially the little ones like for Rokus. This remote helped solve that problem in two ways... 1) I can program this remote to devices with lost remotes. 2) It is large enough that it is definitely harder to lose. Works with all of my devices and was super easy to setup (I didn't even have to go into the daunting pages of codes to get it to work!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Replacement Remote

    Posted
    Darville18
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    Great replacement remote for my television. Others comments indicated issues with setting it up. At first it was hard to navigate the code but they included several other ways you could program the remote which was helpful. Functionality is great and I enjoy the backlighting feature so that I can use it in the dark. For what I’m using it for, which is a basic remote for my TV—- I am satisfied completely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy

    Posted
    Sharon
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    We are still have challenges making it work for our TV/DVD/VCR recorder and are unable to totally replace our former remote. Tried all of the codes in the setup procedure and they didn't work. So now, we have an additional remote....but it does control our mute and volume which our old one was failing to do. It's probably just our limited techie knowledge!

    I would recommend this to a friend