Are you tired of huge TV remotes with countless buttons that either don’t do anything – or you don’t remember what it is they’re supposed to do? British TV manufacturer Mitchell & Brown has an answer.
In response to the complexities and user experience challenges posed by modern TV remote controls, Mitchell & Brown has launched the Big Button Universal Remote Control.
It’s a functional alternative for viewers who are dissatisfied with the intricacies, small buttons, and intricate labels on today’s remote controls.
The newly released remote is designed with simplicity in mind and requires no programming or complex setup.
It’s aimed first and foremost at viewers with impaired vision or arthritis, as well as those who simply want a straightforward remote control with less clutter.
Mitchell & Brown is a UK-based television brand that is a part of the Bolton-based TVD Group. Established in 1996, the brand has carved a niche for itself by prioritising the unique needs and preferences of UK customers.
The company offers a range of televisions, specifically developed for UK consumers, and is manufactured by Europe’s largest TV manufacturer.
Mitchell & Brown’s Operations Director, Dan Brown, commented on the existing problems with universal remote controls.
“While they’re undoubtedly useful”, he says, “their intricate setup and operation can make them less desirable than the original TV controller.
“In contrast, our Big Button Remote simplifies the entire process. It’s ready to use as soon as you insert the batteries and point it at your TV.”
All-encompassing TV Compatibility
One of the standout features of the Big Button Remote Control is its compatibility with an extensive range of TV brands, dating back to models from as early as 2000.
The list of compatible brands includes Mitchell & Brown’s complete TV range, as well as major names such as Sony, LG, Philips, Panasonic, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba, and Sharp.
We did ask Mitchell & Brown whether there’s a list where customers can check, beforehand, whether their TV model is supported – and unfortunately, there isn’t one.
However, we’re told that if your TV was manufactured after the year 2,000, “it should almost certainly be fine to work with the Big Button Remote Control”.
Only some rare, lesser-known brands may not work. If, however, a customer DOES have an issue with their TV, Mitchell and Brown’s retailers will make a full refund.
Thankfully, you don’t have to enter any product codes, or use any IR learning – if your TV is supported, all you have to do is point and… click.
That, however, also has its downsides – as you can’t “teach” the remote to replace certain unique buttons on your original TV’s remote. But, keeping things simple is exactly the Big Button remote’s main purpose.
The Simplicity Factor
The Big Button Remote Control is designed with large, clear buttons and covers basic functions including volume and channel control, alongside power, mute, and menu operations.
The remote also features an ergonomic grip and a design that facilitates easy operation, with the main volume and channel buttons placed close to the natural thumb position.
An additional feature of this remote control is its ability to operate different TVs around the home without requiring reprogramming.
This facilitates ease of use when moving from room to room, maintaining a universal operation irrespective of the TV being used.
The remote control is priced at £29.99 and is available for purchase at independent retailers across the UK.