Let’s face it, controlling even a modest A/V system can be a daunting experience. If you’ve put together your own system, chances are you are using multiple remote controls. If this sounds familiar, don’t be too embarrassed … we’ve all been there at one time. But multiple remotes and a four page “cheat sheet” on which button to press, on which remote, and in what order gets old very fast.
Enter the infamous “all-in-one remotes”. These do-it-yourself remotes are more like politicians – they make a lot of promises, but they rarely deliver. Quite often they are confusing and not very intuitive, and people end up going back to the multiple remote system. So that “deal” you got on the holy grail of remotes turns out to be a big waste of money. And time.
Here at Hermary’s, we don’t sell all-in-one remotes, we sell system remotes that offer one touch control. What’s the difference? It’s quite simple – a system remote is an easy to use device that allows simple control of even the most complex systems. A system remote should be intuitive – a simple explanation is all that you should need to be off and running. A system remote should be reliable – it should properly control your system without sources getting “out of sync” (hello “H” remote users – I’m talking to you!) A system remote should be expandable – it should control as few or as many devices as you wish. And it should be able to control more than just A/V equipment. I’m talking about your lights, your thermostat, your security system, and more. And finally a system remote should be affordable. That goes without saying.
At Hermary’s we have several different system remote options available. Come in and spend a few minutes with us, and we will help you find the one that is perfect for your system, your lifestyle, and your budget. We can even show you how to turn your iPhone or iPad into a system remote. Allowing you to once and for all put away the remotes cluttering the coffee table, toss the cheat sheet, and spend more time enjoying your a/V system – and less time trying to turn it on and off!