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How Many Remotes Do You Have?

The bane of my existence is the amount of remotes in my house now. We have so many different home electronics — each new, fun purchase bringing a new plastic rectangle with it — that they've just added up.

I have a place for all of them, but they still end up all over the living room and you can never seem to find the exact one you need. At last count (but not checking behind the couch cushions), I had about six, but oh wait — I have a Remote App on my iPhone for iTunes, so that counts too — that makes seven!

How many do you have?


Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
Let's the whole house...about nine or ten. Two of them are mine. But I'm about to buy one of those JUMBO universal remotes. I think they are so cute and I hate having to look for little remotes.
pioneers pioneers 8 years
TRUE STORY: In my second year of college, my apartment was broken into over holiday break. While the guy didn't think to take our TV, stereos, gadgets, etc, he DID take a jar of change and half of our remotes. I'm not sure what he was going to do with them, but I have a feeling this guy wasn't a world-class burglar. Needless to say, watching a DVD is a total hassle now.
Alissa-TG Alissa-TG 8 years
I have only 2, but if you have a lot you might consider a remote organizer, like the Remote Buddy, or if you can try a Universal Remote.
JenBrett JenBrett 8 years
when i get my new dvd player and move out of my current roomie situation, i'm springing for a logitech harmony remote
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Each bedroom has a tv so two remotes each for them (cable and tv). The living room tv has the one it came with, the cable remote, the TiVo remote,the dvd remote, and the blu-ray remote. The stereo has a remote and the pc has a remote. On a daily basis though, I only use the main tv remote and the tivo remote. Still, that's 11 remotes!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
3-dvd player, cable box and tv.
demure20 demure20 8 years
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
TV, DVD player and Ihome!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Two. One for the TV and one for the DVD player.
eckeltricity eckeltricity 8 years
There's 3 in my house, but I only use one.
djkatscan djkatscan 8 years
Harmony remote FTW. I have no idea how many remotes I have for the living room, but I only use the Harmony to control it all. Its one of the best gadgets I own. They are getting much cheaper in price now too... As far as the 2 bedrooms, just the one remote for the TV in one bedroom, and 2 in the other bedroom (one for TV and one for DVD)
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I have remote controlled ceiling fans in almost every room - so that's 7 just for them ... I'd say a total of about 12? Wayyy too many.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
When I brought home the Roku box my roomates were like "great, another remote!" i would love to have a universal one. We have tv, cable box, dvd player, stereo and roku player. The wiimote is lying around too, lol.
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 8 years
I have three for the TV, but I usually just use two.
LeanneLand LeanneLand 8 years
I voted 4 but forgot I have more than 5 (my iPod dock and iMac remotes...blah). :P
Arivia Arivia 8 years
I have four: iPod dock, stereo (which everything is plugged into, so it's the volume for everything), tv/monitor, and PS3. Unfortunately, I can't get a universal remote because the PS3 uses Bluetooth, not IR. :(
neko neko 8 years
Just one per tv! We have Harmony remotes for each.
OkLasLoca OkLasLoca 8 years
8 for Tvs + recievers, Xbox remote, Windows Media player remote, DVD recorder remote, 2 DVD player remotes, 2 fan remotes, and a digital picture frame remote. Thats a lot. Can't find most of them!!! Sometimes I even have to hijack the kid's remote to change the DirecTV box!!
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Teehee! I see my comcast remote in that pic :D I only use one but we have like 7 stashed away in the random junk drawer..
wren1 wren1 8 years
I've GOT to get a universal remote! I have 4 that I regularly use. 1 for turning the TV on/off 1 for volume 1 for cable/channel changing 1 for the xbox to watch DVDs.
berry243 berry243 8 years
All hail the universal remote! Only one.
MuggleCrazed MuggleCrazed 8 years
We have 3 tvs. So that means 3 for each tv. Then we have 2 converter boxes currently so 2 more controllers. Then 1 for a dvd player, and 1 for the receiver. So 6 remotes. And more to be added later. Yikes.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
we have 3 TVs in the apartment, each TV has their remote and the cable remote and a DVD remote.. then my laptop has one, the surround sound has one, even the climate control has one! haha
karlotta karlotta 8 years
Also, how can anybody say they have "only 3 TVs in the house"??? That's insane. How many is standard for you, 8?
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