If you really want a remote control that looks like a control panel from the star ship enterprise you are welcome to break your knee's with it.
You can also use the multiple remote model, re-creating the problems in the main article, while at the same time finding the remote control signals are not exclusive to each device and one button can rule them all, particularly an off button.
This can lead to a repeat performance of the dance of death while devices boot up, ask for passwords, return to the beginning of half watched programs and lose the recording of the program on the other channel.
The dance is further complicated if you try to train your command centre size remote as it complains about all the different device variants, none of which it supports is the TV you bought only last year.
Trying to use your mobile, not only makes it fat finger central, but also tends to rely on an app, which in at least one case was "no longer available" and has since uninstalled itself. Glad I didn't spend ages on that one.
Maybe its better to let the cat decide and let it sleep on the controls and watch whatever comes up, you could spend hours with the delights of the TV schedule. This is quite relaxing as the refresh is about 1 every 15 mins so you don't miss anything while getting a coffee.
Every now an then my freesat box joins the fray by asking for it's initial setup too, postcode must have a space in it, but guess which button produces that - you have to guess and delete a few times on that one
There is, however a use for the wobbly buttons though. A mouse the cat brought in chewed all the buttons flat on one which I had to replace. although in this instance the cat watched me chase the mouse around the lounge while watching with partial interest while it reclined peacefully on the back of the sofa to watch.