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Universal Remote Control MRX-20 Network Controller CEDIA Preview

Universal Remote Control MRX-20 Video

Universal Remote Control MRX-20 Video


  • Product Name: MRX-20 Network System Controller
  • Manufacturer: Universal Remote Control
  • Review Date: September 06, 2012 21:15
  • MSRP: $TBD
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

Universal Remote Control's MRX-20 is a brand new whole home network control system and what they've done this time around is offer an alternative to the MRX-10, wrapping a video processing system into the mix. So you can sit there on your couch and actually overlay your system control on top of video. The new GUI lets you select from cable or satellite TV, Blu-ray, AppleTV or other source device and select that from within the Entertainment menu. You can also access lights, surveillance, photos and more. URC has added two new gyro mouses that are compatible with the MRX-20, the simplified TRG-100 for a simplified interface, and the TRG-200 which gives you a much more robust control interface for advanced users. To access, for example, cable TV, you just activate the gyro mouse and point the remote where you need it - it kind of works like the popular wii remote. 

One other feature we really likes was shortcuts, which allow you to go ahead and set up 6 different buttons for quick access. In this way you can go into the system and choose things you use all the time, giving yourself a direct way to access them rather than have to drill-down in the menus.

And that's about it - whole home integration right from your couch. Pricing and availability are still TBD.

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