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What are the Best Universal Remotes for JVC TVs in 2021?

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If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, who own a JVC TV, chances are you might not be happy with the streamlined remote that comes with the television. 

Fear not. In this article, I will present you with three great remote options.

If you simply want to know the five best universal remotes for JVC TVs, they are:

  • #1. Logitech Harmony Elite: Premium Pick 
  • #2. Harmony Companion: Solid Runner-up
  • #3. Sofabaton U1: Budget Option
  • #4. Harmony Hub: Smartphone App Control 
  • #5.  JVC Replacement: OEM Option for Some Models

Best Universal Remotes for JVC TVs: Overview

Following are my top five picks for the best universal remotes for JVC TVs:

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Top Pick
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App, Compatible with Alexa (Renewed)
Logitech Harmony Companion All In One Remote Control for Smart Home and Entertainment Devices (Black) (Renewed)
Updated SofaBaton U1 Universal Remote with OLED Display and Smartphone APP, All in One Universal Remote Control for up to 15 Entertainment Devices, Compatible with Smart TVs/DVD/STB/Projector so on
Logitech Harmony Hub for Control of 8 Home Entertainment Devices
New OEM Replaced JVC LED TV Remote Control RMT-JR01 0980-0306-0012 for JLC32BC3000 JLC32BC3002 JLC37BC3000 JLC37BC3002 JLC42BC3000
Product
Harmony Elite
Harmony Companion
Sofabaton U1
Logitech Harmony Hub
JVC OEM TV Remote
Home Theater Device Control
15
9
15
8
JVC TV Only
Smart Home Control
Unlimited
Unlimited
No
Unlimited
No
Voice Control
Alexa, Google, Siri
Alexa, Google, Siri
No
Alexa, Google, Siri
No
Rechargable
N/A, runs on your smartphone
LCD Display
OLED Display
Includes Smartphone App
Dimensions
7.56 x 2.13 x 1.14 inches
10.20 x 5.50 x 3.60 inche
7.70 x 1.90 x 1.20 inches
6.3 x 5.8 x 3.2 inches
9.60 x 1.50 x 5.80 inches
Weight
0.61 lbs
0.75 lbs
0.64 lbs
13.6 ounces
3.84 ounces
Top Pick
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Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App, Compatible with Alexa (Renewed)
Product
Harmony Elite
Home Theater Device Control
15
Smart Home Control
Unlimited
Voice Control
Alexa, Google, Siri
Rechargable
LCD Display
Includes Smartphone App
Dimensions
7.56 x 2.13 x 1.14 inches
Weight
0.61 lbs
Image
Logitech Harmony Companion All In One Remote Control for Smart Home and Entertainment Devices (Black) (Renewed)
Product
Harmony Companion
Home Theater Device Control
9
Smart Home Control
Unlimited
Voice Control
Alexa, Google, Siri
Rechargable
LCD Display
Includes Smartphone App
Dimensions
10.20 x 5.50 x 3.60 inche
Weight
0.75 lbs
Image
Updated SofaBaton U1 Universal Remote with OLED Display and Smartphone APP, All in One Universal Remote Control for up to 15 Entertainment Devices, Compatible with Smart TVs/DVD/STB/Projector so on
Product
Sofabaton U1
Home Theater Device Control
15
Smart Home Control
No
Voice Control
No
Rechargable
LCD Display
OLED Display
Includes Smartphone App
Dimensions
7.70 x 1.90 x 1.20 inches
Weight
0.64 lbs
Image
Logitech Harmony Hub for Control of 8 Home Entertainment Devices
Product
Logitech Harmony Hub
Home Theater Device Control
8
Smart Home Control
Unlimited
Voice Control
Alexa, Google, Siri
Rechargable
N/A, runs on your smartphone
LCD Display
Includes Smartphone App
Dimensions
6.3 x 5.8 x 3.2 inches
Weight
13.6 ounces
Image
New OEM Replaced JVC LED TV Remote Control RMT-JR01 0980-0306-0012 for JLC32BC3000 JLC32BC3002 JLC37BC3000 JLC37BC3002 JLC42BC3000
Product
JVC OEM TV Remote
Home Theater Device Control
JVC TV Only
Smart Home Control
No
Voice Control
No
Rechargable
LCD Display
Includes Smartphone App
Dimensions
9.60 x 1.50 x 5.80 inches
Weight
3.84 ounces

Last update on 2021-01-14 at 14:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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#1. Logitech Harmony Elite 

Elite will not only let you control your JVC TV, but you can also control up to 250,000 home theater devices and smart devices as well. 

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control, Hub and App, Compatible with Alexa (Renewed)
  • The most powerful and intuitive Harmony remote works with Alexa for voice control. All-in-one control of up to 15 home entertainment and connected home devices
  • Full color touchscreen: Simply swipe and tap to control channels, movies, volume, 50 favorite channels and smart home devices like Philips Hue lights
  • One-touch Activities: Touch an Activity like “Watch a Movie” to automatically power on and switch devices to the right settings; Compatible with Amazon’s Alexa for easy voice integration and activation

Last update on 2021-01-14 at 14:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


#2. Logitech Harmony Companion

Logitech Harmony Companion is nearly identical to the Elite in functionality, but it has a very different design. It doesn’t include that cool color screen. And you can only control eight entertainment devices as opposed to 15 with the Elite.

Logitech Harmony Companion All In One Remote Control for Smart Home and Entertainment Devices (Black) (Renewed)
  • Use Alexa for voice controls
  • Harmony App turns smartphone/tablet into universal remote
  • Connect to up to 8 devices

Last update on 2021-01-15 at 01:53 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


#3. Sofabaton U1

I recently wrote an article comparing the Sofabaton with the Harmony remotes. While it falls short of functionality, it is a solid remote available at a fraction of the cost.

Sale
Updated SofaBaton U1 Universal Remote with OLED Display and Smartphone APP, All in One Universal Remote Control for up to 15 Entertainment Devices, Compatible with Smart TVs/DVD/STB/Projector so on
  • ✅【U1 Universal Remote & Replaces 15 Other Remotes】Our unique remote control support 500,000+ devices from 6000+ brands, the database will update as new devices come out, you don't need to worry about the newest device doesn't match. Both compatible both IR and Blutooth, Not support Wireless or Wifi (Such as Ruku Stick). Say goodbye to that jumble of remotes once and for all
  • 📲【App One-Touch Set Up】SofaBaton customized smartphone APP, one-button settings, no need to enter complex code to pair. Simple control for the whole house only by one remote, ditch all your complex remotes, just one remote for you. Compatible with / Ruku/ Kodi and other smart TV、STB 、Projector、DVD、AV Receiver and so on
  • 📺【OLED Display & Motion-Activated Function】The bright color OLED screen directly displays the current status and convenient for switching different devices. The motion-activated feature can automatically adjust the remote control brightness and save energy to gain longer battery life. A unique wheel design can easily switch devices just with a simple scroll. You must own this universal U1 remote!!!

Last update on 2021-01-14 at 19:13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


#4. Logitech Harmony Hub

The Logitech Harmony Hub is a universal remote without a remote.  Instead, you use your smartphone or tablet to control your entertainment experience. Oh, and it works with smart home stuff and Alexa too.

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Logitech Harmony Hub for Control of 8 Home Entertainment Devices
  • Works with Alexa to easily control your home entertainment devices with your voice
  • Combine up to 8 remotes and countless apps into one easy-to-use smartphone app.
  • Create customized activities to control your home entertainment. For example, simply tap “Date Night” and Harmony can turn on your Sony Android TV, launch Netflix, dim your Philips Hue smart lights and turn on your Sonos connected speaker

Last update on 2021-01-15 at 00:23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


#5. JVC OEM Replacement Remote

This is a solid replacement remote [NOT universal] for the following JVC TV models only:

  • JVC OEM RMT-JR01 LED TV REMOTE CONTROL
  • RMT-JR01 098003060013 0980-0306-0013 0980-0306-0011 0980-0306-0010 098003060012 0980-0306-0012
  • OEM For: JVC BC50R EM28T EM32FL EM32T EM32TS EM37T EM39FT EM39T EM40NF5 JLC32BC3000 JLC32BC3002 JLC37BC3000 JLC37BC3002 JLC42BC3000 JLC42BC3002 JLC47BC3000 JLC47BC3002 JLE32BC3001 JLE37BC3001 JLE42BC3001 JLE42BC3500 JLE47BC3001 JLE47BC3500
Sale
Updated SofaBaton U1 Universal Remote with OLED Display and Smartphone APP, All in One Universal Remote Control for up to 15 Entertainment Devices, Compatible with Smart TVs/DVD/STB/Projector so on
  • ✅【U1 Universal Remote & Replaces 15 Other Remotes】Our unique remote control support 500,000+ devices from 6000+ brands, the database will update as new devices come out, you don't need to worry about the newest device doesn't match. Both compatible both IR and Blutooth, Not support Wireless or Wifi (Such as Ruku Stick). Say goodbye to that jumble of remotes once and for all
  • 📲【App One-Touch Set Up】SofaBaton customized smartphone APP, one-button settings, no need to enter complex code to pair. Simple control for the whole house only by one remote, ditch all your complex remotes, just one remote for you. Compatible with / Ruku/ Kodi and other smart TV、STB 、Projector、DVD、AV Receiver and so on
  • 📺【OLED Display & Motion-Activated Function】The bright color OLED screen directly displays the current status and convenient for switching different devices. The motion-activated feature can automatically adjust the remote control brightness and save energy to gain longer battery life. A unique wheel design can easily switch devices just with a simple scroll. You must own this universal U1 remote!!!

Last update on 2021-01-14 at 19:13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Conclusion

While many options exist for controlling your JVC TV, the very best remotes for JVC TVs let you consolidate the remotes from your other devices down to one. While the Harmony Elite has a hefty price tag, it is the best remote you can buy today for home theater and home automation. 

If you can’t afford the Elite but still want to control smart devices as well as a home theater, go can’t go wrong with the Harmony Companion. You won’t get the snazzy color touchscreen though.

Finally, if a smart home is a concern and you want a solid no-frills budget remote, the Sofabaton U1 has been enjoying popularity with customers seeking a less expensive option.


Fun Fact About JVC

The abbreviation JVC refers to the Japan Victor Company. According to Wikipedia, it was founded in 1927 as the “The Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan, Limited.” JVC originally started as a subsidiary of the United States’ leading phonograph and record company, the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, New Jersey. 

We certainly have come a long way with our “talking machines” since then, haven’t we?

Today, many of JVC’s newer Smart TVs are integrated tightly with Roku for streaming media, and its Roku TVs are also compabible with these Roku remotes.

Please leave a comment down below and let me know what you think about this and/or these remotes.


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Tim Brennan [a.k.a. “Tec Timmy”] is a senior technical writer with over 25 years of experience writing for companies and organizations in and around Greater Boston, including GE and MIT. In addition to actively writing for this site, Tim is also a regular contributor over at oneSmartcrib.com, a smart home blog. Tim holds a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University. Brennan is a father to two sons, an active blogger, a Star Wars nut, and loves a good taco🌮. There is a strong chance he is developing a crush on Amazon Alexa. You can learn more about Tim here.

 

 

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