I've owned a few of these but they have all been cheap and never had the ability to control all of the function of the devices factory remote. The ultimate remote would have programmable buttons at the top TV-ANT, VCR, DVD, CABLE, SAT, TUNER. When the button is pressed it will need to switch the TV input and the stereo output both. On the bottom half of the remote would be the basic controls such as volume, channels, play, stop, but also specialized buttons such as the display button for the DVD player (to show time remaining) or the screen strech mode format button for the HDTV. Does such a remote exist and do they cost less than $300?? If I could find such a beast my wife may be able to control the TV once again.