Posted by Daniel Tonks on August 21, 2000 at 1:00 AM
Late last week two new remote controls arrived at my office: the
Crisp Solutions UCommand 616
is a learning touchscreen remote control with 7
hard buttons, configurable LCD button size, shape and position, optional docking/recharging
station and much more.
The Home Theater Master MX-1000 is the new product a lot of folks have been waiting for
from Universal Remote Control, makers of the SL-9000. It features a great ergonomic design, high
resolution touchscreen, 5-way joystick and 14 other hard buttons.
Both of these remotes also feature PC connectivity for computerized customization. Right now the
specific units I've received are not quite the final release versions -- for
instance the UCommand sample we have is unbranded, while the MX-1000 is pretty much completed
except for the box and manual. I'll be looking at them both very soon.
New feature section soon: One of the reasons for my absence from the message forums
for the past few days is that I've been working on programming a new feature section for Remote
Central. This one was a bit bigger than I had expected, so it took longer to develop than planned.
Right now I'm finishing up preliminary testing, in a few days I'll be opening it up for everyone
to use (and thus beta test).
DVD review: One new DVD review for this week, the drama/sci-fi
Bicentennial Man starring Robin Willians.
[Talk about DVD movies...]
Remote codes: I've added two new brand code and programming pages to the
Programming Your Remote section, both for Zenith
remote controls. The first is for older Allegro models, the second is
for all new models including the ZEN725.
The MXHP-R700 adds a more fully-featured remote control to the MX HomePro platform.
Expand traditional sensor coverage on Total Control systems with URC's new 4-port, network-enabled expander.