Universal remotes come in all shapes and sizes, but our top pick for controlling your entire home theater with one gadget is the Logitech Harmony remote.
The Harmony remote's greatest standout feature is its easy setup process. Instead of punching in complicated codes and using the remote's on-screen display, the entire configuration process is done on a Web site.
To get started, you'll need:
- A list of all your home entertainment gear by model number
- An internet PC with IE, FF or a Mac with Safari (not Chrome)
- A USB cable
- A Harmony remote
Grab those items and watch this how-to video to set up your universal remote: