Everyone I know has a veritable arsenal of remote controls on their living room table or footrest. Some work, some don’t, and there are even a few whose parent components have long been discarded. It’s time to clean out the home entertainment center: the Logitech Harmony Universal Remote controls are here—and we’ve got a few in the TigerTV labs that you’ve just got to see.

These new Universal remotes equipped with a technology dubbed Smart State by Logitech. This essentially means that one button can start an entire host of commands in order for you the user to enjoy a single activity. For instance, if you want to watch TV, you just press the button designated “Watch TV” and the remote powers on the Television, the cable box, and any other components necessary to carry out your command. No more memorizing the exact order of buttons to push, no making sure the TV is on the right input for the DVD player. These remotes are smart.

Logitech also has the largest database of preprogrammed IR controllers. This essentially means that if you bought your home theater equipment almost anywhere in the western world, your remote will work with it. And the programming process is much simpler than earlier model Universal remote controls—remember typing in the code and hitting the power button until something happened? No more. Logitech’s online database includes 5,000 manufacturers and over 175,000 devices. And they update it constantly, so your remote control will never be out of date. How to get your control online? There’s a USB connection on the Logitech Harmony remotes. How about them apples?

And Logitech has designed the Logitech Harmony 670 Remote control to work especially well with DVRs, the next century phenomenon that includes the popular Tivo brand. DVRs allow you to pre-schedule and record live TV, which is a great feature when you need to watch a chick flick, but the game is on (or for ladies, vice versa!). The Logitech Harmony 670 has all the frequently used DVR commands located conveniently on the handset and features one-touch control with most of them. And the brightly lit LCD screen (On the control! Do you even have an LCD TV? Why Not?) keeps you up to speed on exactly what your TV, DVR, and remote control are up to. So check out these TigerTV reviews with your host, Arno. He’ll have you surfing over to TigerDirect.com in no time to pick up one of your own in no time.

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