Originally Posted by dzasta
So are you saying that with the universal remote you can access all of the features on the TV just as if you were using the LG remote?
My particular universal remote is this one here: link to RCA CRCRP05B remote on FutureShop's site
I only use it for the TV, so I can't speak for its functionality with other devices. It does have several LG codes listed in the instruction sheet that comes with it, and I believe the first code listed will have most things mapped out perfectly (menu navigation pad, volume, channel select, etc.)
The more specific features don't work by default though, though I do have mine set up so all features are accessible. See, it's a "learning remote", so as long as you've got the LG original, all you need to do is follow the instructions on how to make it "learn" something. It learns by having you point the original remote at it (works best in lower light conditions for the learning part) on which you push the button you wish to have emulated on the universal, and the universal will copy that exact function to whatever button you want it mapped to.
Then, of course, you'll have to remember what buttons you assigned the functions to, but once you're used to the way you set it up, there shouldn't be a problem. As one example, I don't need the "on demand" button on the universal remote, so I have that button programmed to emulate the "aspect ratio" button on the LG original remote. This is why I want to make sure I keep a good, working official LG remote: so that if I ever get another learning remote, I'll be able to teach it using the LG original.
So yeah, with the way I've got my universal set up, I can access every single function that's available with the original LG remote. Not bad at all for a remote that only costs around $25 Canadian (I'm in Canada).