Sometimes you just need a product that can get the job done. And the Chunghop Universal Remote definitely falls into that class.
Basically, it’s a universal remote, with all that entails. It’s designed to be a functional replacement for any of a host of remote possibilities, including DVD players, cable receivers and television sets. Most of the major brands are actually compatible with the Chunghop, and there are actually only a handful that I know of that aren’t. The remote itself handles very smoothly, with programming codes input via numerical keypad.
There are a couple downsides to this remote, though–my biggest problem is that it can’t handle a Dish Network receiver but it CAN handle a Direct TV receiver. That’s a pretty glaring omission as far as I’m concerned. Also, some functions are a little cumbersome on this one, especially just starting out.
But, the Chunghop is actually a great remote once you get past the learning curve. It’ll do the job nicely, and considering that you can actually buy these for under eight bucks a crack, that’s definitely a reason to sit up and take notice. If you can’t find your remote any more, you may want to consider a Chunghop.
Oh, and a special note for Cyber Theatre readers–the folks out at Budgetgadgets.com, who sent us one of these to try out, also has a special offer. If you do go pick one of these up, at the checkout, use coupon code SM5OFF17 for five percent off your order. Pretty sweet, no?