In addition to an a/v receiver, you will probably have a CD player, DVD player and a television, and maybe a tape player, cable box or satellite receiver and a DVR. Soon your coffee table will be covered with remote controls. You need a Universal Remote Control, which can be programmed with codes to control all of your components, or can learn codes from other remote controls. Programming and learning functions are easy and will simplify the operation of your system and reduce clutter. Many remotes have Macro Command capability, which can execute several system functions with the touch of one button. Higher priced receivers often include an LCD touch-panel remote control that can operate the entire system by pressing icons on the remote’s screen.