Philips Shows Off Its Snazzy Touchscreen Remote


In what's sure to elicit Tim Allen-like grunts, Philips has unveiled its Pronto TSU9800 touchscreen remote control. The new models retains all the same features as the previous model (TS9600), but upgrades to a bigger full-size 6.4-inch VGA display. Also new to the TSU9800:

  • Two more buttons + optical rotary wheel
  • Pronto Link support (allows a homeowner to control home theaters, lights, temperatures, security, and multi-room audio systems via a single remote)
  • Advanced two-way functionality by receiving feedback from RS-232 or IP-controlled devices in real-time

Philips is offering an optional accessory allowing users to mount the remote to any wall or table top, and will also make available two extenders for integrating into with home controls.

No word yet on pricing or availability.

Image Credit: Philips

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