Universal LCD Remote

RCA has a new LCD universal remote, capable of controlling up to nine devices. Using the large touchscreen LCD for navigation, the interface can be customized per the users preferences. The remote is also a “learning” remote with the ability to mimic the functions of even obscure brands of other remotes, and supports macros and timed events (i.e. automatically start the home theater system, turn on the TV, dim the IR equipped lights, and turn to TLC every Wednesday at 9:00 for Junkyard Wars). With the backlit LCD screen, the remote can be used in the dark as well. Price is expected around $120. A model capable of controlling 8 devices will be available without the touchscreen LCD, using traditional buttons and a small LCD for set-up, costing only $50-$70.