This is a follow up post to my earlier one about my Toshiba and that darn 1/2 mute that is annoying. Now faced with having to have a second remote around in order to control the mute issue which we need, I was wondering about universal remotes. Thre are two questions to that end. 1) Do they make thin ones now? The last universal one was big and bulky. 2) Will they work on cable boxes and converter boxes? 3) I'll add a third question. How many devices can be controlled with the current universals?