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RCA - 4-Device Universal Remote - Black

Model: RCR004RWDSKU: 4331409

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1159 reviews

86%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its Ok

    Posted
    SeanK
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    If you are looking for a back lit remote, this one isn't the greatest one. This has a few lights that are placed in terrible locations and doesn't light the buttons much at all. You have to push the back light button in order for it to even work. If you just hit a number or anything other then the back light button it doesn't light up. Setup wasn't too hard, it did take me a about 3 minutes to make sure everything was setup. If you are looking for a remote and don't want to speed couple hundred bucks, this is an option, but I wouldn't recommend to a friend. For myself, I'll be returning it and looking for a better back lit remote.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good enough, just not great

    Posted
    JimSmith
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    The review for my smart Blu-Ray player crapped out, so out I went to look for a replacement. I found this remote at my local Best Buy, and it seemed to fit the bill. Programming was easy, but my one complaint is that there is no eject button. I am using this for a Blu-Ray player but don't have an eject button. Major oversight in my mind. Also, the remote seems to have a very narrow transmission field as I have to have the remote pointing directly at the unit. Most remotes have a little wiggle room, but not this one. If you are looking for a cheap replacement remote, go for it, if you are looking for a full-featured universal remote, pay a little more and get something else (read: better).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For...

    Posted
    dsandman49426
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    ...unless you paid more than $15 for this (I actually paid $5 after cashing in some RZ certs). This remote was purchased as a replacement for a lost Samsung Blu Ray player remote. Basic functions work fine, but some specific ones do not (slow/frame advance). Backlight LEDs were half "burned out". Looks like there are supposed to be 4 LEDs behind the main control/navigation pad, but only 2 of them light up. Only reason I would have returned this is because of the LEDs, but I don't use it enough in the dark to make it worth my time waiting in Cust. Serv. line, so w/evs. Other than that, everything works as advertised. For $5, average remote (3 stars).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No Vizio smart button ?, No eject for DVD

    Posted
    Bud1
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    I have a ViZiO M60-C3, Samsung BH-H650, xfinity cable, I was not able to find a Vizio smart button to access the application. In all fairness I was able to contact support, but I did not give them a chance to help me. As I remember It did access the TV menu which should give access to the application. That was my fault. I could not find a button to eject for the Samsung. I agree with others that the buttons are too small for me. Thanks to BestBy return policy I was able to return it. I am happy with my Interest 422-3 which has Vizio smart button and eject that works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good remote, terrible backlighting

    Posted
    Ginny
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    If you're looking for a user-friendly remote that can control streaming devices, cable/satellite boxes, tvs, etc., this one will fit the bill. However, if, like me, you are looking for a remote with a good backlight, I'd look elsewhere. When I pulled mine out of the package, the backlight was mediocre at best and only lit up about 1/4 of the buttons. For the price, this is a great option, but if you can splurge on an upgrade and are up in the air about it, do it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay basic remote

    Posted
    CaveTroll
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    The exterminator made us basically move everything we own into boxes. In the process we lost several remotes. The wife got this as a replacement. It works fine. I dislike the fact that as a DVD controller, it has no "chapter jump." You have to fast-scan through the whole chapter. When your teenager misplaces a remote or two, it's nice to have a universal like this handy. Be sure to program it for electronics - even if you don't plan to use it for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just an ok remote

    Posted
    Jetslinger
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    This remote is about average. It controls a fair number of components, but lacks some function controllability. It’s a relatively inexpensive remote, and certainly does a better job, consistently, than the Harmony remotes. I won’t ever buy a Harmony remote again - overpriced piece of junk!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just Another Remote

    Posted
    Banana
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    My smart LG tv’s remote had to be replaced due to water damage and so I replaced it with this remote. I was expecting this remote to get to smart tv options but unfortunately just like my other universal remotes it just did the basic options and now I have no way of getting to the apps. I will be going through LG next to replace the remote. As for this remote, it will work for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    First One Had Some Problems

    Posted
    Kaden
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    The first one had a few issues. The back button wouldn't work and some of the back lights were out when I got it. I ended up returning it with the GSP and the new one seems to work fine. Set up is relatively easy to understand and after that it works like a charm. I do recommend it for anyone looking for a cheap universal remote to simplify their home theater set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent remote for the price

    Posted
    farmerolli
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    bought this remote to re-activate a TIVO HD V3, works well for it. Remote is easy to program but has no special features or exciting features. Once batteries are empty - I had to re-program the remote with the code which is annoying. I wish there would be a backup of the code internally.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but...

    Posted
    PeasantHero
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    Remote works well, but I wish that I could set it to always adjust volume on the sound bar even when tv is selected. My tv is a TCL Roku tv and so the remote most often has "tv" selected so it activates the tv volume unless you switch to soundbar. A universal "power everything down" with a long hold on the power button would have been great, too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Universal Remote Does Mostly What It Should

    Posted
    psychedelaluna
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    We like this remote because it operates our Spectre TV & Sound Bar, when we lost the originals. It does turn the tv & the soundbar on/off. Yay! However, the sound bar features (such as switching modes) are not functional, as far as we can determine. I would recommend this for basic on/off functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Effective, but feels cheap

    Posted
    borc
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    I bought this remote to control my TV and my surround sound. The remote worked just fine for my TV, but my TV wanted me to press a button that didn't exist for the surround sound, so I needed to return it in favor of a Samsung brand remote. The remote will probably work fine in most cases, but to be aware, the remote feels hollow and cheap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay for a spare

    Posted
    Ollie
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    Bought this to eliminate 3 remotes. It works and was easy to setup. However it quirky at times. When I am scrolling through the movie menu, it keeps scrolling without me having to press the button, even though I don't want it to. I like the buttons to light up, wish all of them would light up. We still use it for the bedroom remote.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Jperez
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    I got this controller for my LG SMART TV , after connecting it to my LG SMART TV it only allowed me to turn it off and on , nothing ells . I couldn't bring up the apps like NETFLIX , AMAZON and others . I tried it on other TV , regular TV (NONE SMART TV) it worked pretty good . I recommend this controller for regular TV , (NONE SMART TV).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    difficult for senior members to understand

    Posted
    DEEDST
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    when punching in the channels, the device does not work; must use the up and down keys to find channels which defeats the purpose of having a remote control with numbers; went back to the store to explain dilemma and was told the control was effective

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor backlighting

    Posted
    DAHinKS
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    Colored Streaming buttons a plus for transition from Roku remote to a universal remote. Backlighting is poor for being called "fully backlit". Doesn't appear to have enough lights in all number and button areas. Need to press cursor arrows on circular ring with thumbnail to get good contact for cursor action.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised, but not suited for my needs

    Posted
    Mike
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    Easy to program, yet there are functions that aren't available due to the limited buttons on the device. For me I have the WD live hub and needed a button for subtitles. If there was a way to program specific buttons, I didn't se it listed. So I had to get the Harmony Remote, which is more customizable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Remote

    Posted
    Cass
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    I got this remote because I lost my TV's original one. I also have a Roku so I was thinking -bonus 2 in 1! Well it works my TV, but can't seem to get it to work the Roku. It serves its main purpose so I'll keep it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great overall, but not for Apple TV

    Posted
    CPAbrandon
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    If you want a great universal remote for nearly any system, this remote is a winner. However, if you plan to use it with an Apple TV, avoid at all costs. It doesn’t interpret/translate many of the commands properly on an Apple TV, rendering it useless for those users.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend