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ESPN The Ultimate Remote

by ESPN

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  • Text-message friends and family directly from the remote
  • Browse select websites and even shop online on your remote via click365 technology
  • 2.2-inch QVGA screen has a built-in light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness according to room lighting
  • Control virtually countless devices with easy setup--no PC required
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: ESPN
  • Model: DMR-1
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00198LRPE
  • Item model number: DMR-1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 18, 2008

Product Description

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

One-handed operation--all features are within easy reach
Unleash, Unwire, Unwind

Imagine this: You've already got a killer home theater system. And you're a multitasker--you like to sit on the couch with your laptop and your Blackberry by your side, as well as all your system remotes. As you watch the game, you're browsing the web for information on your favorite teams. You like to drink your morning coffee and watch the local news while browsing online for the latest weather forecasts, stock information and worldwide news stories. In short, you like to stay connected--even if it means having a coffee table covered in gadgets.

What if one single remote could do all that?

Introducing the ESPN Ultimate Remote

Developed by tvCompass, Inc. ESPN The Ultimate Remote runs on click365 Wireless Interactive Entertainment network, a content service platform for interactive TV, messaging and digital media. The WiFi device boasts a color LCD display, advanced remote control TV functionality and mobile content offerings from a number of click365 partners. ESPN The Ultimate Remote is the "second screen" for the home entertainment viewer.

The ESPN Ultimate Remote is the sports fan's ultimate companion. Clear the clutter off your coffee table with a universal remote designed not only to unify your existing remotes by controlling virtually countless devices, but to wirelessly download program guides, sports scores and play-by-plays, and more. As you watch the big game, get advanced team and player stats right on your remote. Get up-to-the-minute scores from all the latest games. Even keep up to date with your ESPN.com fantasy teams without ever leaving the couch.

Not Just for Sports Fans--Weather, Program Guides, Text Messaging and More

Great as the thought might be, you can't watch sports all the time. ESPN The Ultimate Remote offers functionality to more than just sports fans. Get the latest news and weather on the vibrant 2.2" QVGA color LCD display. The click365 wireless interactive network provides instant updates to TV listings, sports, weather, news, and more. You can even shop online using the ESPN Remote.

Get personalized multi-day program guides for broadcast, cable, or satellite television. Browse TV listings right on the remote without needing to change the channel or even turn the TV on. Five-day weather forecasts are just a click away, so you can plan your day while watching the morning news. Watching TV at night? The LCD screen has a light sensor that self-adjusts brightness, so you won't get any distracting glare.

Not only that, but the ESPN The Ultimate Remote offers text messaging, so you can instantly keep in touch with friends and family. Text to another ESPN remote, or to email, or to a mobile phone. Get the latest scores and stats for the big game and text them to your friend's Blackberry as he waits in line at the airport. Send your mom a link to a product you saw on TV you think she might be interested in.



click365 technology makes your remote your portal to ESPN.com
and other popular web sites
The Easiest Remote Yet to Set Up--Just Point and Shoot

The ESPN Ultimate Remote is a snap to set up. In a matter of minutes you can install new equipment settings on your remote right in your living room. There's no need for a PC, drivers, or software--just select your home theater equipment type and the manufacturer, and the remote will help guide you to the correct equipment code for your device. Can't find the right code? No problem, you can still program the ESPN remote by learning the manufacturer's supplied remote. And any new equipment codes get beamed to the remote, so it never becomes obsolete.

The remote connects to your existing home WiFi network, and even supports WEP and WPA/2 encryption, all without the need for additional drivers or separate PC software. Just browse the available wireless networks, put in your password and logon information, and the Ultimate Remote stays connected to your home network.

As Easy to Use as It Is to Set Up

New gadgets and new technology are cool, but they should always be simple to operate. And despite having more advanced features than any other remote on the market, the ESPN Ultimate Remote is easy to use. Its familiar mobile-phone-style navigation means that you get one-handed control for all your devices. And with automatic backup of user-programmed remote control settings and self-updating firmware and equipment codes, there's no tending required--it "just works".



Learn more about ESPN The Ultimate Remote. Take a product tour
Want to Know More?

If you want to know more about what ESPN The Ultimate Remote can do for you, click the image at right to take a product tour. Learn about the remote's powerful features as well as about click365 content partners you'll have access to, right on the remote's LCD screen--all with no subscription fees. It's all just right there, at your fingertips.

Customer Reviews

The actual design of the remote is okay, but doesn't feel as comfortable in your hand as it should.
Scott
Well, I have a Harmony remote and although you can set it up using the PC, it isn't always easy and it doesn't always work the way you'd expect it to.
T. Ross
Sad, because this remote has potential, but without specific codes for specific models of units, no where near as great as the Logitech Harmony 880.
John

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By K King on June 19, 2008
This remote isn't really like any other remote you may have ever seen or used. In fact, I would say it is like a mini internet-connected PDA that is also a remote. After switching it on for the first time, it looks for and connects to your wifi network and then asks you to fill in your zip code and time zone, set up your guide and only then add in devices like your tv and dish box.

Adding in devices was fairly straightforward but for my devices there was some trial and error involved. For example, I have a panasonic and sony tv. The sony was no problem but for the panasonic, the remote presented a lot of different sets of codes and I had to go through quite a few before I got one that worked. Later, I realized it didn't have all the keys and I had to go back and look (more carefully) for the right set. I finally got the right one. I also have Dish which it knew straight away.

The home menu of the remote looks very much like a cell phone with icons for applications like TV listings, weather and messaging. The weather icon changes with the outside temperature and conditions which is nice. If you 'click' it, it gives you a five day forcast which is a feature I would use quite a bit.

The tv listings are an amazingly useful feature. I immediately setup a 'lineup' with only the channels I watch in it. I also set up some favorite shows that then appear in their own list. If you click on these then the remote tunes that channel which is very neat. I found I could hold the remote vertically, while looking at the screen, and it still changed the channel meaning the IR must come out of the remote at an angle and you don't have to worry too much about pointing it. The data always seemed to be correct and you get descriptions about each episode.
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Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The ESPN "The Ultimate Remote" Universal Remote is a great unit for sports junkies and puts a lot of information at your fingertips. But AV and universal remote junkies are not going to be satisfied with the manual setup process and will be better served getting the Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote or another remote in the harmony lineup. For my needs this is a good unit that will hopefully continue to improve with firmware updates.Read more ›
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Jeanclerc VINE VOICE on July 30, 2008
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The ESPN "Ultimate Remote" boasts a mix of universal remote and smart phone functionality in a single handheld unit. Unfortunately, in its ambition to deliver it all, it ends up doing none of it very well. Far from the "ultimate" remote, it actually is a significant step backward from many of the current-gen home theatre remotes, and none of the tacked-on Wi-fi gimmicks can save it from those shortcomings.

I've owned a Harmony 880 remote for over a year now and will be using it as a point of comparison vs. the ESPN Ultimate in this review.

SETUP

After initially charging in its cradle, the remote connects wirelessly to your broadband home network (802.11 b/g). Supply your WEP/WPA password and you're ready to go. This step was very simple and worked well.

Next, you supply your time zone, location and TV service provider in order to set up your channel listings. You also must register your remote via the manufacturer's website in order to make the remote's Internet capabilities fully functional. By this point, you'll have noticed that the remote plays sounds via a horribly tinny speaker as you navigate menus and click on selections, including the famous SportsCenter "Da-Da-Da---Da-Da-Da" theme snippet. Luckily, you can turn off this gimmick from the main menu options.

Finally, on to your home theater components. You need to tell the remote one-by-one what types of components you have as well as the manufacturer of each. It then starts walking through code sets for each, guessing as to which one is right for your components. You confirm with a keypress on the remote whenever it has found a match.

Cycling through code sets went the way of the dodo for universal remotes about a decade ago, and for good reason.
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