Are double A batteries for things like remote controls slightly different than the usual double A's? It looks like the ones in our remote cable tv remote control are electronic AA batteries. When it looked like our remote needed new batteries last night I put in the normal duracel AA's and they did nothing. No red light flashed.
Last winter our thermostat stopped working and it turned out the batteries were dead and that device needed the electronic ones which our maintenance people had and replaced. But before turning to them I had gone out and tried to find these on my own with no luck. Who does sell AA's for electronics? Maybe Radio Shack if they're still in business? Or Best Buy?