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Thursday April 1, 2010
New legislation would require encryption and unique identifiers for all control systems.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering a proposal that would place a ban on the sale of all unregulated radio frequency (RF) remote controls. “The matter is one of security and privacy” says Craig Whitcomb, spokesperson for the Commission. Read more...

Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/01 at 12:40 AM
Thursday December 31, 2009
As 2009 draws to a close and we turn our calendars over to 2010, our thoughts and sincere thanks go out to the community, whose spirit and support has contributed so much to making Remote Central a great place to be, and our advertisers whom without we could not survive.

Please accept my heartfelt appreciation – and all the best for the coming year!

- Daniel &

Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/31 at 11:10 PM
Friday December 25, 2009
For those of you waking up today with a brand new universal remote control, congratulations! You’ll want to explore further around this site for helpful resources such as the community forums, file download area, discrete code collection, user manual collection, CEC Wiki and much more!

And if you didn't get that something special... no worries! You can use our reviews, user reviews and the Which Remote Should I Buy? forum for help deciding exactly what you need!

Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/25 at 6:14 AM
Monday November 30, 2009
I'm not finding as many remote control deals for Cyber Monday as I did on Black Friday, but here's some notable prices I dug up at Amazon:

I was unable to find ANY Black Monday specials for remotes at the usual suspects such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Dell,, Walmart, Radio Shack... so if you manage to spot something, add a comment!
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/30 at 6:49 AM
Friday November 27, 2009
Heads up! Amazon has a couple of deals for Black Friday: pick up the Logitech Harmony One for $149.99 - that's $100 (40%) off the regular price. Or, get the Harmony 890 for $179.99 - that's $220 (55%) off of MSRP.

@10:00 AM EST update - turns out the Amazon remote control Lightning Deal for this morning was a Logitech Harmony 510 remote for $39.99 (60% off) - and it sold out in less than 2 minutes. Well, maybe there will be something else... head over to Amazon's Black Friday page and keep your eyes peeled!

Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/27 at 7:12 AM
Tuesday September 1, 2009
An Emailed teaser promoting Monster's upcoming CEDIA 2009 releases includes a section detailing a new series of remote controls "geared for use with today's advanced home theater devices". Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/01 at 4:46 PM
Saturday August 22, 2009
As it turns out, those who do not learn from history... still won't repeat it. Sony's new, cheaper, smaller, quieter and more efficient PlayStation 3 Slim has a lot of good things going for it, but a handy new infrared receiver isn't one of them. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 8/22 at 9:51 AM
Tuesday April 28, 2009
I’m pleased to announce the beta test of a new feature section on Remote Central: the Consumer Electronics Control Wiki, which will document exactly how audio, video and automation devices are controlled. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/28 at 12:10 AM
Saturday December 20, 2008
Philips has just updated ProntoEdit 2 (PEP2), used with the TSU9800, TSU9600 and TSU9400 touchscreen remote controls, to version 2.1.18. New features include support for 64-bit Microsoft Vista, project merging, IR code storage in the gallery and more! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/20 at 1:22 AM
Wednesday November 26, 2008
Universal Remote Control Inc. has just released new editor software for the forthcoming Complete Control MX-6000 color touchscreen remote, called “Complete Control Program” or CCP for short. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/26 at 11:33 PM
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