September 03, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Can one remote truly handle all of your media? Universal Remote Control‘s latest model, the MX-6000, is a complete control freak.
The two-way 4.3-inch touchscreen can take control over everything in your home theater, as well as the digital content on PCs, iPods and any other content storage attached to your home network. It also promises a clutter-free control experience.
“The MX-6000 puts menus and cover art in the user’s hands instead of cluttering the TV screen—and it gives any PC an intuitive, friendly A/V server interface,” said Jon Sienkiewicz, URC’s director of marketing. “On the technical side, this is a breakthrough product because it uses dual RF transmitters—802.11b/g WiFi for network control, plus narrow band RF (radio frequency) for traditional control—to ensure that home theater components don’t suffer the agonizing delay of waiting for the remote to join the home network.”
It’s kind of neat, allowing users to browse and play music and video without even knowing which player is needed. All of your digital content is presented as one mighty media library. Certified installers can even add-on features such as web radio, movie rentals, and more.
Add in the PSX-1, and the iPod can be used as an A/V server. There’s no word on PSX-1 pricing, but the MX-6000 will run $1,499. Both will ship this month.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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