For as many ways as there are to break your Magnavox television remote controls, there’s a disproportionate amount of ways to replace them. In fact, there are really only two kinds of Magnavox TV remote controls replacements: Original Equipment Manufacturing models (OEMs), and universal remotes.
These universal Magnavox TV remote replacements might seem like an attractive option, since they’re affordable and easy to find, but their quality is actually very low. Not only are they more flimsy, meaning they’ll break easier, but their signals are also much, much weaker. Realistically, they’re a waste of money.
It’s a much better choice to buy OEM Magnavox TV remotes. Here are a few reasons why.
You Already Know How to Use It.
Buying an OEM Magnavox TV remote means that you buy the same exact remote that you’ve just broken or lost. Since those universal remotes have a completely different button layout, it means you won’t have to relearn where everything is on it. Plus, you’re already well aware of just how well it work, too, unlike those awful universal remotes.
It’s Easier to Get One Than You’d Think.
Most people think that to get an OEM remote, you’d have to go to the original equipment manufacturer, but that’s not necessarily true. While it’s certainly possible to go through the hassle of calling the company up to get another Magnavox TV remote, you could also look online, where you can get an affordably priced replacement and expedited shipping options.
No Reprogramming Necessary.
When you buy a universal remote, you have to program it with your TV, which can be excruciatingly frustrating, especially since the signal doesn’t work nearly as well as it should. With a Magnavox TV remote, there’s no reprogramming necessary, since it was specifically designed for your exact TV.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider an OEM remote over a universal one. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Find more on this here.