Today, Americans living in the U.S. own an estimated total of 115.9 million TVs, and the typical American household owns 2.24 television sets on average. With 97% of American households containing televisions, there’s a bigger call for replacement television remote controls than ever.
The first TV remote controls were created in 1950 by Zenith and were attached to the corresponding television set with a wire, but today’s remotes are all wireless, meaning that they get easily lost in a home. In fact, the average television watcher spends over two weeks looking for lost remotes over the course of their lifetime.
This has become an especially frustrating issue as modern devices feature fewer and fewer buttons. This sleek design feature could mean that without a remote, you may not even be able to turn your television on, much less enjoy it’s more complex features.
When people end up needing replacement television remote controls, their first thought is usually to go for cheap universal or all in one remote controls, but this usually isn’t a good idea. Some universal TV remote replacements won’t even work with your device, and the ones that do won’t allow you to access all of your device’s features.
If you want to buy replacement television remote controls that will actually work, all you have to do is buy a remote identical to the one you lost. Plenty of companies will sell you the same remote from the original manufacturer. You’ll still have to do some remote programming to get it to work, but then you’ll be able to access your device as fully as you could before you lost your remote.
To buy a replacement remote, you’ll usually need to find the number on the back of the corresponding device. This will help you look up and purchase a new remote to go with it. You can usually find television remote codes in the manual that came with your device, or from the reseller.
Don’t settle for a subpar replacement remote. Just buy the same one you lost and enjoy your TV like it was meant to be enjoyed!