11/19/1984 at 01:00 AM EST
Most VCRs come with remote controls. Some are better than others. Some require a wire, others don't. Some let you change the channel on the VCR, others don't. RCA has come out with a remote-control box with enough buttons to run a space shuttle; it controls both the TV and the VCR. Remember: The more you use your remote control, the more getting-up-to-change-the-channel exercise you'll miss and the more you'll have to jog to stay in shape.