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For total control of your home theater and or HDTV system a man needs a proper remote control. The types of remote controls for today's home theater and HDTV video systems are varied yet quite powerful. Consumers can program, using their PCs, an under $1000 remote to jump through hoops. High end home theaters look for more high performance remotes from the likes of Crestron, Control4 and AMX. Depending on your needs, there is a remote control or home automation solution for you that you can afford. For home theater remote control system news, HomeTheaterReview.com has the latest release from AMX, Crestron, Pronto, Control4, RTI, Universal Remote Control and many others.

Apple Introduces Dedicated Apple TV Remote App

Apple Introduces Dedicated Apple TV Remote App

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Apple has introduced a new, dedicated remote control app that controls the latest Apple TV. Customers could previously use Apple's general "Remote" app to control an Apple TV, but the new app allows your iPhone to more closely mimic the... Read More

 
DISH's Voice Remote Is Now Available

DISH's Voice Remote Is Now Available

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DISH Network has announced that its Voice Remote, first shown at CES, is now available for DISH customers to purchase for $30. The remote combines voice search with touchpad navigation, and it can also be programmed to control two additional... Read More

 
Savant's First Direct-to-Consumer Remote Is Now Available

Savant's First Direct-to-Consumer Remote Is Now Available

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Savant has announced that its first direct-to-consumer universal remote control, succintly named the Savant Remote, is now available through Best Buy and the company's network of authorized dealers. A well-known presence on the custom installation side of the HT business,... Read More

 
FIBARO SWIPE Brings Gesture Control to Compatible Home Automation Products

FIBARO SWIPE Brings Gesture Control to Compatible Home Automation Products

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For owners of Z-wave-based smart home systems like SmartThings, Homeseer, and Vera, FIBARO has introduced the SWIPE gesture control pad. The SWIPE looks and acts like a 5x7 digital photo frame, but with the swipe of your hand--up, down, left,... Read More

 
Almost 50 Percent of Smart Home Devices Are Self-Installed, Report Finds

Almost 50 Percent of Smart Home Devices Are Self-Installed, Report Finds

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A recent study conducted by Parks Associates confirmed the growing popularity of smart devices in the U.S. home security market. The study found that the sale of wireless home security products is on the rise, and about half of U.S.... Read More

 
Google Home and Voice Assistant Unveiled at Developer Conference

Google Home and Voice Assistant Unveiled at Developer Conference

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At its Developer Conference last week, Google unveiled its new voice platform, called "The Google assistant." Like Amazon's Alexa or Apple's Siri, The Google assistant is designed to work in a variety of products and applications, allowing you to ask... Read More

 
Control4 Announces Its 2016 Dealer Training Tour

Control4 Announces Its 2016 Dealer Training Tour

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Control4 has announced details on its 2016 worldwide dealer training tour, which will begin in Dallas on June 1. Throughout the summer, Control4 will host training sessions in more than 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada, plus another dozen... Read More

 
Somfy Systems Introduces New Low-Voltage Ultra-Quiet Shade Motor

Somfy Systems Introduces New Low-Voltage Ultra-Quiet Shade Motor

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Somfy Systems, known for its window coverings and motorized shades/screens, has announced a new addition to its Sonesse ULTRA 50 line of ultra-quiet shade motors. The new ULTRA 50 DC RTS provides a low-voltage solution, so installers can now use... Read More

 
Google Working on Device to Compete with Amazon Echo, Reports Say

Google Working on Device to Compete with Amazon Echo, Reports Say

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ZDNet is reporting that Google may be developing a competitor to the Amazon Echo, a voice-command device that can provide search feedback and smart home control. The assumption is that the device will utilize the Google Now voice assistant, similar... Read More

 
Control4 Rolls Out New Line of Smart Home Solutions  Starting at $600

Control4 Rolls Out New Line of Smart Home Solutions Starting at $600

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Control4 has launched a new lineup of affordably priced smart-home controllers, dubbed the EA Series. The line includes the entry-level EA-1 (which comes bundled with the SR-260 remote for $600, shown here), the EA-3 ($1,000), and the EA-5 ($2,000). In... Read More