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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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One-handed operation--all features are within easy reach
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 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
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought 2 of these, thinking they would be great gifts for Christmas. Thankfully I tried one out before I gave either of them away as a gift. Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Gale
Well, when you read about this remote, it sounds great. How many times have you heard "it looked good on paper"? Add this to that column. Read morePublished on December 3, 2009 by Daniel R. Casey
I want my money back. I don't know how they sell this for $250 on the product website. This thing is WORTHLESS. Let me count the ways. Read more
I gave this item to my husband for Christmas this past year, and the first one broke within the first two months. Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by BioTeacher
I'm not a teenager or newbie, I'm the owner of many all-in-one type remotes (including several harmonies). I just love this thing, it's intuitive and supereasy to setup and use.Published on May 23, 2009 by J. Brady
Okay, I received the ESPN Ultimate Remote yesterday and set it up last night. For those of you who fear the remote may be a little too "ESPN-centric", fear not. Read morePublished on April 25, 2009 by T. Ross
I wasn't expecting a lot from this remote but it definitely impressed. The extra features worked well and the standard remote functions are decent. Read morePublished on March 9, 2009 by Matt Hausig
I think that this remote is great. It was easy to set up and had no problems with finding the codes for all my items. Read morePublished on March 5, 2009 by DDuck4Life
First of all this unit should not be compared with other remotes unless they too have wi-fi capability. Read morePublished on December 26, 2008 by James K. White