Learn about 15 new universal remote controls in our twelfth video report... and it's in HD!
Posted by Daniel Tonks on October 15, 2007 at 1:00 AM
Interested in the latest universal remotes? Of course you are! And what better way to catch up on the newest controls to hit the market – and many that will only be released over the next few months – than sitting back, relaxing, and watching it all unfold on video?
The home theater and home automation-oriented CEDIA Expo, second in size only to CES, is quickly becoming a premier location to release new products. And indeed this year’s show – held for the second time in Denver, Colorado – was no exception. In addition to numerous new audio, video and home automation devices there were also quite a few new remote controls. And we’ve brought back the goods on tape!
I’m pleased to be able to bring you our twelfth video production so far, the CEDIA Expo 2007 Video Report. This year’s report is an information-packed thirteen and three-quarter minutes covering more than 15 new remote controls. We have interviews with representatives from 5 manufacturers, you’ll get to go to the annual Remote Central / Universal Remote Control Inc. CEDIA party, and you’ll even have a front row seat for the ever-popular amp toss!
So what remotes can you expect to see?
- Acoustic Research AARU449
- Control4 RCZ-SRC2-B
- Crestron MLX-2
- Marantz RC9001
- Marantz RC3001 & RC2001
- Niles iRemote TS
- Philips Pronto Professional TSU9400
- Philips Pronto TSU9200 and Prestigo SRU8015
- Universal Electronics Inc. NevoQ50
- Remote Control Systems Inc. TSR750
- Remote Technologies Inc. T2-Cs
- Remote Technologies Inc. T3-V
- Remote Technologies Inc. U2
- Universal Remote Control’s Complete Control MX-980
- Universal Remote Control’s Complete Control MX-810
On the download page there are links to three different versions of the video, starting with the highly recommended “HDTV” version in 720p high definition for anyone with enough bandwidth and PC power to play back this VC-1 encoded file. Next up is a “medium” resolution version for general broadband users, and finally there’s a “small” version for anyone that doesn’t want to commit to a big download (but don’t expect much in the video or audio quality department).
This is our sixth video to date produced in HD, and I hope you’ll also have to time check out some of the others!
Detailed overview of URC's product lineup in two parts, plus SnapAV's OvrC, Araknis, Episode, Luma and WattBox.