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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.

Why I Won't Be Seduced by Alexa

Why I Won't Be Seduced by Alexa

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Amazon's Alexa has become a popular addition to many AV and home automation devices, but Jerry Del Colliano has some reservations about using the voice control service. Read More

 
Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

Control4 Purchases Triad Speakers

By Dennis Burger

 

Legrand buys Luxul. Samsung buys Harman. Razer buys THX. SnapAV buys, well, whoever it is that SnapAV bought this week (honestly, who can keep up?). If there's one trend in our industry that interests me less than any other, it... Read More

 
Yamaha to Add Alexa Support to MusicCast Products

Yamaha to Add Alexa Support to MusicCast Products

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Yamaha has announced that support for Alexa voice control is coming this fall to the company's line of MusicCast products. MusicCast is Yamaha's network-based multiroom audio streaming platform, and it currently includes more than 40 products. The Amazon Echo Dot... Read More

 
VIZIO SmartCast Now Supports Google Home

VIZIO SmartCast Now Supports Google Home

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

VIZIO has announced that its SmartCast entertainment/control system is now compatible with the Google Home voice-activated speaker. Since its introduction last year, SmartCast has featured built-in Chromecast support, allowing users to stream content from mobile devices directly to their SmartCast-enabled... Read More

 
DISH Adds Alexa Support to Hopper DVR

DISH Adds Alexa Support to Hopper DVR

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

DISH Network has anounced that Alexa support will be added to the Hopper DVR (all generations) in the first half of 2017. Owners of an Alexa-enabled device like the Amazon Echo will be able to control their Hopper via voice... Read More

 
The Day I Finally Embraced The Internet of Things

The Day I Finally Embraced The Internet of Things

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano has been skeptical about The Internet of Things, but he recently had an experience that allowed him to finally see the value of a truly smart IoT device. Read More

 
RTI Introduces Z-Wave Control and Lighting Solutions

RTI Introduces Z-Wave Control and Lighting Solutions

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Remote Technologies, Inc. (RTI) has announced the addition of a Z-Wave interface and Z-Wave lighting controls to its lineup. The new ZW-9 interface (shown here) allows you to incorporate any Z-Wave-compatible home automation devices (such as lights, thermostats, door locks,... Read More

 
IOGEAR Launches New HDMI-Over-Powerline Solution

IOGEAR Launches New HDMI-Over-Powerline Solution

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

IOGEAR has introduced a new HDMI-over-powerline kit that allows you to transmit up to 1080p video and multichannel audio a distance up to 984 feet. This receiver/transmitter combo works through your home's electrical wiring: just connect the transmitter to your... Read More

 
FIBARO Announces New HomeKit-Friendly Products

FIBARO Announces New HomeKit-Friendly Products

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

FIBARO has announced a new line of products that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform. The Flood Sensor ($69.99), Motion Sensor (shown here, $69.99), and Door/Window Sensor ($59.99) will be available by year's end. All feature Bluetooth LE,... Read More

 
Crestron Debuts New, Faster TSW Touch Screens

Crestron Debuts New, Faster TSW Touch Screens

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Crestron has released a new generation of TSW touch screens. The TSW-560, TSW-760, and TSW-1060 use faster processors to deliver better performance than their predecessors. They also feature backlit capacitive buttons, an ambient light sensor to tailor screen brightness to... Read More