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Acoustic Research ARRU449


$400.00 Released November, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Guide is available directly on the remote. Don't need to look up codes on the internet. Can check weather and sports without interrupting TV use.

The Cons:Filtering through catalog of codes can be annoying. News, sports and weather not really necessary. Expensive.

The Acoustic Research ARRU449 is a WiFi-enabled universal remote that automatically detects device codes for your various home theater components. The idea is that simplicity, through a guided setup, will make setting up your universal remote a simple task without the use of your computer.

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Product Shot 2 The WiFi aspect also comes into play on the remote's screen with access to weather, sports and news, as well as an onscreen guide for your local cable or satellite service.

Features

  • Automatically downloads device codes
  • 2.2" LCD screen
  • Access to weather, sports and news
  • On-screen guide for local cable or satellite service
  • One-touch activity control

Note: Although the device retails for around $400 it can be found for less.

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Pros
  • 3

    Guide is available directly on the remote

  • 2

    Don't need to look up codes on the internet

  • 1

    Can check weather and sports without interrupting TV use

Cons
  • 2

    Filtering through catalog of codes can be annoying

  • 2

    News, sports and weather not really necessary

  • 2

    Expensive

  • 0

    WiFi access to device codes is a novelty

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