Reviewed by David Savage
I was recently sent a One For All Simple Set Universal Remote Control for review. It claims it is guaranteed to work on ALL devices.
After taking out of the packet and reading the simple instructions it was very easy to setup for my Samsung television. The SimpleSet way did not work for my TV (this is as simple as pressing 3 buttons) but by finding the television brand in the extensive code book and entering a 4 digit code this was simple enough.
Now that’s all fine as my television is a well-known brand, but I wanted to see it if worked with lesser known or unbranded devices. I have a cheap supermarket branded DVD player attached to the bedroom television and thought this would be ideal to try as there was no code in the book.
By following the simple instructions I set the remote to Auto Search (the user guide said this would take no more than 20 minutes) and after about 15 minutes the remote had found the correct code and switched off the DVD player. When I switched back on using this remote it functioned as it should with the normal DVD functions.
Overall, this is a very easy to use remote, a simple setup and worked with the devices I tested it on including the supermarket branded DVD player with no problems. You can control up to 3 devices and even copy an existing remotes functions with the learning mode. The remote is also shockproof which is great for me as I’m always dropping them. You can even update the codes for new devices via the internet (www.simpleset.com) and plugging the remote into the USB port of a computer (cable supplied).
The only downside I could find (and now I’m being picky) is the amount of manuals that come with it – there was a code list booklet, a user guide in English and 3 more user guides in other languages (again one with English on).
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