IGCSE Information & Communication Technology Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 12 - 12 of 46

Question 12

Appeared in Year: 2009



Which of the following statements describe the advantages of remote control?


Choice (4)


Easy to setup.


Easily lost.


Really simple and convenient to access


Both c. and a. are correct




The statement Really simple and convenient to access and Easy to setup. states the advantages of remote control.

  • A Remote Control is a handy device that lets you operate another device from a distance, without the need of any physical connection between them by the use of wires. Transmission between the devices takes place by means of radio or infrared signals.
  • A remote control can be used to operate devices such as a television set, DVD player or other home appliance, from a short distance. A remote control is primarily a convenience feature for the user, and can allow operation of devices that are out of convenient reach for direct operation of controls.


  • Easy to Setup and operate: It is very easy to setup a Remote Control and once done, it is easy to operate thus making it an even more efficient device. A good Remote Control always comes with an instruction manual that shows you step-by-step instructions on how to setup the device.
  • Portable
  • Saves energy (human)
  • Single learning curve saves time: Just learn its interface once and you are done with the learning curve.
  • Less Physical care: Simply handle the Remote Control with care and keep it away from physical damage and you have a very powerful device that can control virtually any other device at your place.
  • Glow-in-the-dark: Some of the Remote Controls have glow-in-the-dark feature. This helps in locating the device even in dark locations very easily, so the risk of losing it in the dark is very minimal.
  • Easy to use
  • Convenient
  • Pre-programmed RCs: Even pre-programmed Remote Controls are available in the market. The beauty of these devices is that using it enables hassle-free setup within 2 minutes.
  • Controls Smart TV: A Remote Control can also be used to control a Smart TV and perform various actions on it for your viewing and internet browsing pleasure.
  • Enables people with disabilities to operate devices at a distance

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