I'm getting a bit fed up of the kids posting my remotes down the back of the sofa or anywhere else they'll fit. I currently have one each for TV, VCR, Digibox, Amp, DVD, and light dimmer switch. The Denon 1601 remote controls basic functions for the TV/VCR/DVD but it is small and fiddly and impossible to use in the dark. I have never seen or used a universal remote and am wondering whether they are any good or not. After looking on here it seems that the Marantz RC1200 could be a good bet at £30/£50 ?? from Richer Sounds. I'm a bit worried that they may be more confusing to operate - can anyone offer any advice please? Also, how do they work? Do they need codes or do they learn from your current remotes?