By RL from
Green River, WY on December 29, 2011
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Best Fireplace Remote Yet
I purchased this remote to go along with my purchase of the "Athens" arched fireplace with the cherry wood bookcase surround. I have two other gas fireplaces with remotes. I bought the best remotes available when I purchased these other two fireplaces and never regretted. it. They are relatively easy and straight-forward to program and use. That being said, this touch screen model is the easiest one yet and a worthwhile improvement over the older remotes in terms of intuitive, easy use. The touch screen bypasses or eliminates some of the additional buttons found on older remotes which gives you direct access to features without having to figure out which button or sequence/combination of buttons to use as on older remotes. I don't know why one would consider any other type of fireplace control, be it wall thermostat, manual operation, etc. If you're going to spring for a nice gas fireplace, you'll enjoy it even more with this remote control.
- Backlit touch screen, intuitive operation, easy connection of receiver to fireplace