Are universal air conditioner remotes really universal?

So what is a universal remote?

A universal remote is either a remote that is compatible with a number of different devices OR with various brands of one or more types of the one device. For example, there are universal remotes that are a single unit that can control items such as the TV, DVD, video and the like and there are universal remotes that can control hundreds of different brands and models of the same device.

There are a lot of universal remotes out there and sometimes the biggest problem is finding the best or the most appropriate one for your needs.

The first thing to take in account when buying a remote is what features does it have. For example, is it a remote that is branded as being compatible with other brands or is it a unit that can control different items. If it is an air conditioner universal remote you are after, then it’s the number of brands that it is compatible with that is important. It would be safer to find a remote that is compatible with as many different brands and models as possible.

The next thing to consider is if your specific brand / type is compatible with the specific remote. Both our air conditioning remotes are compatible with most brands in the world including the more common brands in Australia such as Daikin, LG, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp. Both remotes have the capacity to be compatible with up to 6000 different types of models including a vast amount of Asian brands.

Universal remotes are the way to go if you need to replace your remote for whatever reason. There are so many specific brand remotes that are only compatible with one particular brand and model type only. The concern with these types of remotes are if the remote is compatible with an older model that have ceased production then the remote becomes superseded as well. We are also finding there are a number of brands / types that are so hard to source that it can take a number of weeks to get the correct remote. These are a couple of reasons why a universal remote is worth purchasing.

You’ll actually also find that a specific remote for a brand / model type only is in most cases either the same amount or more expensive than a universal remote.

Our universal remotes controls are not only competitive with other universal remote controls, they are also cheaper than most ‘single’ brand remotes. The cost of both our remotes is $69.95 excluding freight.

So, I recommend to look into a universal remote if you require a remote control for your air conditioner as a replacement remote. Buy one from us and you won’t be disappointed.

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