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Doro HandleEasy 321rc

This review of the Doro HandleEasy 321rc is one of a series of TV remote control reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to digital TVs. For more specific information, you can read about the features of good remote controls that are easy to use, particularly for people with poor dexterity or partial sight. 

For information on how we assessed each remote control, see our test methods. The ratings below are on a five point scale, where ★☆☆☆☆ is very poor and ★★★★★ is very good.

Doro HandleEasy 321rc remote control

Doro HandleEasy 321rc - test report

  • Price £20

Type

Single product plus option to programme buttons to control different products; learning remote; limited functions.

Verdict

Recommended as an easy-to-use learning remote for basic features, with good-size buttons; well laid-out and labelled.

Ease of use

Setting up and instructions ★★☆☆☆
Remote control - presentation and layout ★★★★☆
Device selection indicator n/a
Overall basic use ★★★★☆
Advanced digital TV use n/a

Performance

TVs out of 36 n/a - it's a learning remote only
Functional performance good for basic features and one or two advanced features
Stayed programmed when batteries removed yes
Angle of use can point it anywhere in room

Features

Dimensions (h x d x w) 16cm x 3cm x 5cm
Weight 105g
Products it can control TV, VCR, DVD, set-top box, stereo
Batteries - supplied 3 x AAA alkaline

Functions

Note that this remote control can only be set up to control one product; its functions depend on which product it is set up for, as noted in the table below.

TV
Basic - on/off, volume, channel up/down yes - each button can be set to operate only one product
Advanced - picture & sound settings, headphone volume, picture in picture functions no
Other AV button can be set to operate one advanced command
Set-top box
Basic - on/off, channel up/down, TV guide selection yes
Advanced - access to and use of exit, set up & installation menus + info button, subtitle button no
Sky box
Basic - on/off, volume, channel up/down yes - each button can be set to operate only one product
Advanced - recording, selection AD no

Last updated: December 2011


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