We have an 11 year old LG 42" TV, and while the original remote lasted quite well, when it died a replacement didn’t last that long at all. The main problem with both was the volume button dying. More recently, we bought a TCL 32" TV for the bedroom. We don’t use it very much, but it’s volume button is also fading fast. I know they all use the same basic, cheap technology, but is there a brand that has better life expectancy than the average universal replacement you get from the shops?
I bought a couple of AllInOne units to try out, but the closest I came was a Laser unit, and even there I had to try all configurations to see which one fits best. I got one that does everything except Subtitles, which I particularly wanted. And because it’s a pre Smart model TV, I can’t get an Android app to do the job. So again I’m stuck trying to find a physical replacement. I know I can just buy a new TV for less than $1000 these days, but apart from the remote it works perfectly well, and I don’t like throwing something out in that situation.