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Sky gets all patriotic with 'Jubilee remote' by One-For-All

Sky is getting all patriotic with the release of this special edition Union Jack universal remote for its Sky+ HD box.

Manufactured by One-For-All, and fitted with the latest Rev9 software, it can handle all the standard Sky commands as well as operating the majority of TVs, tuning the picture and switching between different sources.

The chip inside is double the size of the one used on the standard remote, and means the controller is compatible with even more TV brands – 727 in total.

Battery life is "significantly improved", claims Sky, and the memory retention is now permanent, so you won't need to re-programme the device once you've set it up.

The Sky Jubilee remote costs £30 and is available from Argos, Asda and Sainsbury's.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.