Sony RM-VLZ620 Universal Remote Control
Even with its low price, the Sony RM-VZL620 offers everything you need from a quality universal remote control. In traditional Sony style, the grid-pattern buttons are laid out in a logical manner, though the tight spacing may take some getting used to. The volume and channel rockers are large and easy to press, though the buttons are not backlit for nighttime use. The RM-VZL620 operates up to 8 different devices, and comes pre-programmed for use with Sony products. If you don't own Sony devices, the RM-VZL620 also accepts codes for most other brands as well. Though the "custom function" buttons are not color-coded, they can be programmed with a variety of controls (including macros). For larger home theater systems, the Sony RM-VZL620 is the best budget-friendly pick.