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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.

Control4 Adds Alexa Voice Control

Control4 Adds Alexa Voice Control

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Amazon has been busy lately, partnering with big names in home automation and entertainment to add Alexa voice control. In early September, we announced Amazon's partnership with Sonos. At last week's CEDIA Expo, Control4 also announced the integration of Alexa... Read More

 
Sonos Adds Voice Control Through Alexa

Sonos Adds Voice Control Through Alexa

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Sonos announced a variety of new partnerships at a press event earlier this week. First up is the integration of voice control through Amazon Alexa-enabled products. Owners of the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Fire TV will soon be able... Read More

 
Atlona Now Shipping 4K HDMI-to-HDBaseT Distribution Amplifier

Atlona Now Shipping 4K HDMI-to-HDBaseT Distribution Amplifier

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Need to distribute a 4K signal to multiple zones around the home? Atlona is now shipping its AT-UHD-CAT-8 1x8 HDMI-to-HDBaseT 4K distribution amplifier. 1x8 means it has one HDMI 2.0 input (with HDCP 2.2 copy protection, capable of 4K/60 at... Read More

 
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