Universal remote controls are critical in today’s systems.  Most systems have numerous components, and typically each component has its own remote control.  It’s not uncommon that you find yourself using less than 10% of the buttons.  In addition, there is typically a minimum of 4 buttons you need to press to watch simple TV through your system.  A universal remote control allows you to customize for your needs.  It should only take 1 button to watch TV, watch a DVD, or listen to your IPOD.  Controlling the system should be easy for the end user.