April 12, 2005
I'm a Logitech Harmony man myself - but I am interested in the larger touch screen remotes if they can indeed solve my the problem of being able to name my activities and have them all on one screen.
Philips’ RC9800i super remote overlord - Engadget - www.engadget.com.:
We all knew it was only a matter of time before decked out handhelds disguised as high-end remotes took over (Harmony and Nevo, anyone?), and you know you’re not using the mother of all universal remotes when it’s Philips’ new RC9800i, a device with a 3.5-inch 65k color QVGA TFT touchscreen interface, 600 pre-programmed IR codes and IR “learning” capabilities, 802.11b/g WiFi (for UPnP device control and even streaming audio through the device), integrated li-polymer battery, speaker, USB connector, dock, 32MB of RAM, and 32MB flash memory. Funny, this is like the freaking Hummer of remote controls, and all we want to do is hack it to make world’s most expensive (try $600 US on for size, friend) TV-B-Gone.
April 9, 2005
I can see myself just sitting on my butt - thinking - now I'm talking at the TV finally. I'm having a conversation with my TV and I'm also in total control. If I'm upset at a news item - I can yell - maybe even change the channel. Oh god...the world is truly going to end soon. :-)
eHomeUpgrade | Promptu - Voice Controlled Television:
AgileTV has taken the wraps off a new TV voice control product they like to call Promptu, which enables subscribers of compatible cable TV services to perform advanced TV navigation using only their voice (via Slashdot). Just speak simple verbal commands like “Scan Drama,” “Channel 7,” “Find CSI,” “Find Actor Bill Murray” into the remote’s microphone while holding the green TALK button and get instant access to what’s available on Live TV, the Program Guide, and On Demand. Currently the product is going through trials with Comcast and Time Warner in the Philadelphia region, but it will most likely be available to the rest of the nation by year end (we hope).
March 20, 2005
I've got their 688 remote and would love to know if this is going to be even better. I hope someone can review this prior to the April release...hmmm - maybe I should write logitech.
"Logitech has added another model to their popular (and pricey) Universal Remote line, the Harmony 880. The 880 stands out from its predecessors because of the inclusion of a programmable color LCD that can display up to 8 devices or commands simultaneously. Existing Harmony features such as displaying TV listings on the remote are still included, as is a massive library of supported devices.
Via eHomeUpgrade | Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Remote