Posted by Daniel Tonks on January 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM
GE-slash-Jasco may not be the first brand name that jumps to your mind when thinking of universal remotes, however the “economical” end of the market is huge and they’ve been a strong player for many years.
Today at CES they’re introducing a new 6-device hard buttoned remote called the GE 6-in-1 Universal DVR Remote. There’s also probably a lengthy model number, however it wasn’t included in press materials. The remote features a large code database (they claim one of the most comprehensive), infrared code learning, red LED button backlighting and a button arrangement tailed for DVR users. Also on the slate is a new IR repeater with wired emitters.
The original press release follows.
Jasco Introduces New GE Home Theater Equipment
LAS VEGAS—January 7, 2010—
Jasco Products Company, GE licensee of consumer electronic accessories, computer accessories, home electric products, personal security and surveillance products, kicks off the 2010 International CES (Central Hall/Booth 9005) today by introducing the new GE 6-in-1 Universal DVR Remote and the GE Compact IR Repeater.
Stay in full control of original DVR features like record shows, manage your scheduled programs, turn on/off parental controls, search On-Demand and more with the GE 6-in-1 Universal DVR Remote (MSRP $19.99). This remote is the perfect companion for the savvy DVR user. The intelligent button configuration is mapped to allow for quick access to advanced DVR buttons like the DVR list button and live TV button while using your DVR. The GE 6-in-1 Universal DVR Remote houses a large 128K chip that contains one of the most comprehensive code libraries on the market. There’s even a learning feature that can be programmed using already existing remotes. The slim design features a gloss black finish with sculpted red LED backlit buttons. The advanced programming capabilities easily manages advanced name brand home theater equipment from one device that is easy for the whole family to use.
Show off your style, not your electronics. The new GE Compact IR Repeater (MSRP $49.99) allows consumers to hide home theater devices and cords when tucked away behind closed doors. The sleek, lowprofile design blends into modern home entertainment systems. The petite emitters can be mounted directly to the home theater device or can be used to flood cabinets with IR signals. Some devices are too sensitive to have the emitters placed directly on the device, but these emitters can be easily positioned inside a drawer or in a cabinet backed away from the device allowing it to receive proper signals. The receiver has a blue LED confirmation light that communicates a signal from the remote has been received. The dual frequency IR receiver can be used over a 38 and 56 KHz frequency, which makes it a great add for the demanding HDTV audio and video product coverage. The kit includes everything you need to set up a complete IR (infrared) repeater system and controls up to four home theater devices from up to 25 feet away. No programming required. Simply plug it in – then point and click.
“Even though money is tight, families everywhere are investing in better home entertainment accessories to help save from replacing them later,” says Cameron Trice, Jasco Executive VP of Marketing and Product Development. “Sophisticated products like these helps consumers get more out of their home entertainment experience.”
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