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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.

Alexa Support Comes to the SURE Universal Remote Platform

Alexa Support Comes to the SURE Universal Remote Platform

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

SURE Universal has announced that Alexa voice control is now part of the SURE Universal software remote platform. The SURE app for iOS and Android allows you to use your smartphone as a universal remote control, and the platform is... Read More

 
VSSL Introduces Multi-Zone Streaming Audio Player

VSSL Introduces Multi-Zone Streaming Audio Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

VSSL, a spinoff of speaker manufacturer TruAudio, has announced a new multi-zone streaming audio player that supports the streaming of six different sources to six different zones simultaneously. The A.6 has built-in support for AirPlay, Chromecast built-in, and Spotify Connect,... Read More

 
Smart Speaker Owners Are Listening to More Audio at Home, Study Shows

Smart Speaker Owners Are Listening to More Audio at Home, Study Shows

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

NPR, in conjunction with Edison Research, conducted a national online survey of 1,620 Americans (ages 18 and up) to learn more about the habits of people who own smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. The study found... Read More

 
Savant Introduces Wally Line of Touchscreens

Savant Introduces Wally Line of Touchscreens

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Savant has introduced a new line of touchscreens designed to control the smart home. The Wally line, which launches first in a 5.5-inch form factor (with 2.9- and 8-inch versions to follow), has a high-resolution color screen and features a... Read More

 
Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

Z-Wave Alliance Initiates Mandatory Security Protocol for All Certified Devices

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The Z-Wave Alliance has announced that, effective immediately, all new Z-Wave certified devices must adhere to a new security protocol to ensure that users of Z-Wave smart home products are protected. Z-Wave is a wireless mesh networking protocol utilized by... Read More

 
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