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I thought I'd better post the question in this category... I need some help finding a good universal remote. I have been using a Logitech Harmony Companion/hub for a little over a year. It has been the most frustrating piece of technology (ha, you thought I was going to say $hyte) I have ever tried to use! I have reset/reprogramed multiple times, now it quit working all together. I have a very basic system. Older Sony Bravia tv, Sony AV receiver, Directv box & Firestick. So, anyone have advise for an old dude that really hates programing remotes! Thanks guys.

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You might just want a basic learning/programmable remote like This one. A combination learning/programmable remote allows you to load entire code sets for each device, but still allows you to customize (learn) individual buttons to do something different. It takes time to program, but it doesn't try to be so "smart" as a Harmony, which is where the frustration comes from. There's no hub, so you will have to aim the remote at the components. There are just programmable remotes as well, but the combination of being able to load codes for each device as well as custom program buttons is a nice combination. And it's cheap. There's another one with an LCD is you want that.
 

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You might just want a basic learning/programmable remote like This one. A combination learning/programmable remote allows you to load entire code sets for each device, but still allows you to customize (learn) individual buttons to do something different. It takes time to program, but it doesn't try to be so "smart" as a Harmony, which is where the frustration comes from. There's no hub, so you will have to aim the remote at the components. There are just programmable remotes as well, but the combination of being able to load codes for each device as well as custom program buttons is a nice combination. And it's cheap. There's another one with an LCD is you want that.
Thanks for the reply. My components are mounted sideways so need an RF remote or hub type.
 

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The solution to that would be an IR repeater, instead of a hub. Then you can use any remote you want.
 

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