Logitech packed everything you need to get going with this remote. The remote, two vacuum-sealed batteries, USB cord & user manual. To get started, here was my experience:
1. Went to the Logitech website at the URL recommended in order to download a simple, free software package to my computer.
2. I plugged into my computer the now battery-filled remote, using the enclosed USB cord.
3. I ran the Logitech software, which took me through the setup process step by step. Before long I was off and running with my multiple-use remote ready to go. All of my equipment was working, even the separate stereo, which isn't connected to my TV/VCR/DVD players.
As this isn't a cheap remote that...