For many of us, the first problem we have with our television is that we lose the remote control. At one time, this meant that we would have to special order another one from the manufacturer. But now, remotes are pretty standard, so you can simply buy a universal remote control. Every TV is different, but a universal remote control works by scanning your TV buttons frequencies to get the right set up. After it has finished this, you can use it as easily as your old one. The best thing about universal remote controls is that they have extra functions your old one did not.