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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! i hate remotes! I have a RCA TV, a RCA surround sound system and an HD cable box. My 2 RCA remotes are constantly battling with each other, working one minute, not working the next. I only want one remotes. It's very frustrating!

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  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    just use the cable box remote. It should be universal. if not go get a nice universal maybe with learning capabilities so it can learn the actual rf transmission of your current remotes.

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