Posted by Daniel Tonks on February 26, 2001 at 1:00 AM
Now this is something I've been developing for a while. The Clicker Picker
is an interactive program that, based upon the selections you make, generates a statistical analysis of the remote controls in our database and returns with what it decides are the best technical matches, in order. As "better" remotes can often be found just slightly out of a specific category, the program grades, rather than removes, remotes that don't exactly match the criteria. Although the program doesn't take subjective items into account - overall design, ergonomics, usability, programming ease - that's what our in-depth reviews
and the User Review
section is for.
As a bonus, the program also allows side-by-side specification comparisons of all remote controls, even ones that aren't currently marketed. This, it supersedes my previous "Remote Control Comparison" page. Overall, I hope this will be a useful tool for the remote control shopper - it's still very much in an early beta form, but please check it out and let me know what you think.
You may notice that the program only encompasses remote controls that Remote Central has covered comprehensively. This is because the program can't be effective with just basic detail - such as a "8 device learning remote with macros". It needs to know exact, minute details about all aspects of the product. If you've got a remote control not covered and are willing to provide such information, please let me know and I'll create a form that can be filled out.
Visit the new Clicker Picker!
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