Replacing batteries on my remote controls is something I rarely do. I still have the original AA’s in my Onkyo Amp remote from 2004. For those who want to totally abandon all batteries in their living room, the Powerplus Solar Remote Control can be yours for the taking.
The remote is universal and and uses artificial light as well as natural sunlight to power the internal lithium Ion battery. Super easy to program, you can buy one now for $15.