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Acoustic Research intros new WiFi universal remote

Steven Kim

Acoustic Research announced a universal remote at CEDIA today, dubbed the "Acoustic Research Wi-Fi Universal Remote." Of course, it has a WiFi radio built in, which the ARRU449 uses to gather data for the electronic program guide, news, weather, and sports info displayed on the unit's color LCD display. Acoustic Research has partnered with tvCompass and its click365 technology to tailor and target the data to you specifically. The activity-centric remote also uses WiFi for configuration assistance -- tell the remote what component you have, and it can download the correct codes and activities. Sorry, kids, no mention of a browser on this piece of kit. But if your remote is feeling a little content-light compared to your TV, this may help even things out.

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