When anyone asks me about what is the advantage of a universal remote, I can think of a one “f” word answer; “flexibility”.
Flexibility of either being 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.
The flexibility also allows for the compatibility with older brands that have ceased production on the units and associated remotes. Otherwise, what else is the buyer supposed to do if their current remote is now supereseded with no alternative. 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.
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.
When researching universal remote controls for air conditioning units particularly, it is imperative you take in account a couple of very important factors.
One is what features does the remote have. There doesn’t need to be too many features, after all it’s a remote for an air conditioner. The features will need to have the standard swing, vane buttons and fan buttons along with the temperature control.
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.
When buying a remote, you want to make sure that it is not only easy to program but easy to use. Our instructions are simple and it is quick to program.
One thing we pride ourselves in is our prompt service / delivery. We guarantee ‘same day dispatch’. Once we receive an order (if it’s before 2pm), we then package up the relevant remote and put it in overnight express mail that same afternoon. We’ve delivered a remote to Stradbroke Island by 10am the next morning after receiving the order request.
Lastly, cost is a big factor. 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, hopefully now you have a better idea of what a universal remote can do and what its benefits are. If you require one, you know where to come.