I have a whole drawer full of remotes, just like most of the rest of you, including a Harmony 650. Now that I have cut the cord and have gone all-in with streaming, it is all overkill. It is too much.
My streaming is controlled with a Roku Ultra box, which comes with this very handy remote:
In this new world of streaming, even this probably has too many buttons, as the four advertising buttons (Netflix, Hulu, Sling and Showtime) are not necessary. The A and B buttons at the bottom also serve no purpose that I am aware of.
That being said, this is a damn good remote and very close to what I am looking for. However,
1. It does not control the audio from the AVR,
2. It does not turn the AVR on and off when I turn the TV and the Roku on and off, and
3. It does not have a mute button, which I like to use frequently.
Is there a small wand remote that basically does what the Roku remote does, in a small form factor, but with the three features I noted above included?
This would be the ultimate remote. Less is better. One wand to rule them all. We are not trying to remote pilot the star ship Enterprise, after all.