I hadn't seen it, Daniel. It doesn't surprise me though. Sony has been "borrowing" my ideas for 20+ years now!
It does look a bit clunky, however. I suspect that was to fit in a speaker large enough to make some decent sound.
How long do you think it'll take them to add VIDEO to the remote? I know it can be done, since I'm basically already doing it. With a RF transmitter I got at www.supercircuits.com
, I send whatever A/V output I want to my little Casio 2.5" pocket TV. It's a power hog, and about as heavy as a pronto. Making it a bit more ergonomic and adding the circuit board of a Cinema7 shouldn't make it too huge. If the LCD can be a pronto-like remote interface too, then no (few) hard buttons would be required.
Are you listening, Sony?