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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.

Transformative Engineering Debuts HXU-1 Xtreme HDMI Extender

Transformative Engineering Debuts HXU-1 Xtreme HDMI Extender

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For those who need to run HDMI, USB, analog audio, RS-232, and/or IR signals over very long distances, the new HXU-1 Xtreme HDMI extender from Transformative Engineering can send these signals up to 600 feet over CAT5e/6. The system supports... Read More

 
Crestron Unveils New App for the Apple Watch

Crestron Unveils New App for the Apple Watch

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Crestron has unveiled a new app for the Apple Watch, allowing users to monitor and control their various home automation services without having to reach for their smartphone, tablet, or touchpanel. The app can be customized and includes quick access... Read More

 
Lutron Announces New Integration Capabilities for its Caséta Wireless Smart Home Solution

Lutron Announces New Integration Capabilities for its Caséta Wireless Smart Home Solution

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Lutron recently announced that its Caséta wireless smart home system--which supports lighting, shades, and thermostat control--will now work with Nest thermostats and can be controlled through Logitech's Harmony Living Home control systems. Other upcoming partnerships include compatibility with the Apple... Read More

 
Control4 Acquires Leaf

Control4 Acquires Leaf

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Control4 recently announced that it has acquired Leaf for approximately $9 million. Leaf is an Australia-based manufacturer of A/V distribution products, some of which were previously sold through Control4's North American dealer network. From Control4Control4 Corporation has announced the acquisition... Read More

 
Crestron Introduces Wireless Touchscreen Controller with Voice Command Recognition

Crestron Introduces Wireless Touchscreen Controller with Voice Command Recognition

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Crestron's latest wireless touchscreen controller, the TST-602, supports voice command recognition and streaming video on its 5.7-inch capacitive touchscreen. The TST-602 also has 15 tactile buttons to perform common task, as well as a rechargeable Lithium ion battery. The TST-602... Read More

 
RTI Delivers New Control System Kit

RTI Delivers New Control System Kit

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Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) has introduced a new control system kit that includes the T2i universal remote, the RP-4 RF control processor, and the RTiPanel app for iOS. RTI says this package is ideal for control of a smaller home... Read More

 
New Logitech Harmony Line Focuses on Home Automation

New Logitech Harmony Line Focuses on Home Automation

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Logitech has announced details on its new Harmony Living Home control lineup, designed to extend Harmony control beyond the theater room to include lighting, window shades, temperature, security, and more. The line features two remotes, plus the Harmony Home Hub... Read More

 
Crestron Debuts New Remote Control Lineup

Crestron Debuts New Remote Control Lineup

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Crestron showed off a new family of remote controls at the CEDIA Expo last week. The top-of-the-line model is the TSR-302, a tablet-style design with a 2.8-inch color touchscreen and voice recognition. The step-down HR-150 (shown here) is a traditional... Read More

 
Transfer Videos From Computer To Phone Easily

Transfer Videos From Computer To Phone Easily

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If you're like me (and most people) you would like to be able to load up your smartphone with the videos you already have on your computer. The Video Converter Ultimate and AllMyTube programs aim to change that, allowing you... Read More

 
12% Use Smartphone As Remote

12% Use Smartphone As Remote

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Smartphones are being used more and more in place of traditional remote controls. With tablets accounting for another 8 percent, this shows that people are embracing the multi-functionality a smartphone or tablet can provide vs. a traditional remote control. From... Read More