Regular Cheapskate readers know of my fondness for Logitech's Harmony series of universal remotes. One of the better models, the 650, usually sells for around $80.
If you don't mind going the refurbished route, you can get one for a lot less. Buy.com has the refurbished Logitech Harmony 650 remote for $49.99 shipped.
In case you're not familiar with the Harmony line, the remotes are notable for Logitech's wizard-driven setup software, which makes them easier to program than most.
You simply choose your gear from a mammoth database, configure any one-button actions you want (… Read more