I've got at least 5 remotes that can control multiple pieces of equipment and a few universal remotes but none do everything. The universal ones end up having buttons with one label doing a completely different function. My wife couldn't remember everything. I broke down and will have a Harmony 880 delivered Monday. It should control my TV, receiver, 2 DirecTivos, 2 DVD players and one DVD recorder.Patmcc said:2) Keep is simple so my wife and kids can use the system - don't want to have to use mutiple controlers.