The Which? Best Buy award is given to
products with high total test scores that perform consistently well in
our rigorous lab tests and excel in all key areas.
We award the Energy Saver logo to
products that our testing shows are very energy efficient, meaning
they'll cost you less to run.
The Which? Don't Buy logo alerts you
to the products that performed extremely poorly in one or more key
areas of our tests.
How well the remote can operate advanced functions on a device, such as Teletext, or programming a VCR, as well as basic functions on a device, such as changing the volume or channel and turning the device on and off.
Ease of set up
How easy the remote is to set up and how easy it is to follow the instruction manual.
How easy the layout and display of remote control are to use.
Ease of use
How easy it is to use for everyday tasks and for more advanced features, such as macros.
The specifications of the remote control cover such details as the number of devices it can control and whether it has a touch screen or traditional button interface
No of devices
The number of electronic devices which the remote can control
Choose a remote with a touch screen, LCD screen, or no screen at all.
Set up method
Code means set-up is by using listed compatible device codes, Learning means copying functions from an existing remote and Internet means set-up using an internet-connected computer.
Can the remote learn the functions of existing remote controls or not
Can the remote receive updates to its compatible devices via an internet connection
For Best Buys we give the cheapest widely available high street price as we went online. Prices for other models are a guide to what you should expect to pay.