Chapter 22. How Remote Controls Work

How Remote Controls Work

A home theater system consists of many components—a television set, an audio/video receiver, a DVD player, a DVR, and maybe even a media center PC and video game console. Each of these components is operated by its own proprietary remote control unit, which means you end up with a half-dozen or so remotes cluttering your coffee table. What can you do about this remote control clutter?

The solution to this problem is a single remote control that operates multiple components. By consolidating all the functions into a single unit, you can put all the individual remotes in the closet and forget about them. The challenge, ...

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