Keep the clutter in a media room under control with these new home theater gadgets.
More in Decorating
Everyone at some time has had the frustrating experience of fumbling around in the dark trying to figure out which remote control they need to change a channel or the volume. A specifically programmed single remote control makes everything easier to use.
The basic model is a "multi-code" remote that has pre-sets to control many different brands of electronics. The next step is the learning remote, which looks and feels like the multi-code unit, except it can wirelessly learn commands from any manufacturer's remote, then be programmed to control one component at a time. Learning remotes cost approximately $50 to $100.
One of the hottest types of remote controls on the market today is the event-based remote. This is a recent development that upgrades the capability of the learning remote by actually putting events on the remote itself such as "watch DVD," "watch TV" and "listen to music."
Event-based remotes start at $200, and in this price range a simple remote can even program all your commands via the internet. Just type in a code that corresponds with the equipment's manufacturer.
Work and Play in Divided Space (00:03:46)
Remove Wallpaper Full Project (08:59)
Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)
Hide Basement Support Columns (00:01:00)
Installing a Tub Surround (01:00)
Spruce Up Your Entryway (00:01:00)
Simple Pergola Kit (00:57)
How to Cut Pergola Rafters (00:46)
Basics on Retaining Walls (00:01:00)
Vinyl Siding Installation Tips (01:58)
How To Build a Live Oak Chandelier 19 Photos
Fancy Flights of Stairs 4 Photos
How to Make a Kitchen Herb Garden 8 Photos
How To Throw a Sprinkles Baby Shower 15 Photos
Kitchen Color Design Ideas 18 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.