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Here's a remote control that attempts to one-up the Logitech Harmony 880, one of the best and easiest-to-use universal remotes I've tried. With the OpenPeak SimpleRemote you can avoid that pesky USB cable, and simply grab codes and program guides from its mother ship website via WiFi. If you don't have WiFi in your house, this is not going to do you much good, but it would be nice to sit back in your cushy home theater and download your settings right there from your easy chair. And, like the Logitech remote, the OpenPeak SimpleRemote offers you one-button turn-on of various functions such as DVD watching, TV watching and any other combination of sources. But that's just the beginning, because this baby lets you control digital media from your home computer, too. Plug that computer into your TV, flat panel or projector, and digital data becomes just another source, all controlled from one remote. Sporting a 2.2-inch 320x240 screen on board, that's enough pixels to check out your WiFi-based security cams directly from the remote. Too bad it's so damn expensive—$399.

New Remote Controls Out [PVR Blog]

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