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Friday, 01 October 1999 ,  Written by Kim Wilson
Madrigal IRIQ Learning Remote
Introduction Gaining control of our sound systems is more critical than ever, as more devices are required to complete the home theater setup. Filling the gap between inexpensive universal remotes and state-of-the-art desktop touchscreen systems is a new breed of controller, the handheld LCD touchscreen panel. Entering the market at $399, Madrigal Labs (Mark Levinson and Proceed), in partnership with Microsoft, has released the IRIQ™ Learning Remote. Following a different scheme than other such devices, the Microsoft programmers created the unique Setup Wizard for faster, idiot-proof programming and the development of a method called "Activities" that issues commands to multiple devices from a single screen. Out-of-the-Box Programming The curvaceous and slightly bulbous chassis contains a 2x3-inch screen with a selector wheel and several buttons underneath. The selector wheel is a fast and efficient way to change TV channels or scroll through the remote’s menu items. Pressing the wheel selects items in the menu. A Home button ...
Friday, 01 January 1999 ,  Written by Kim Wilson
Lexicon 700t Touchscreen Remote
Introduction The 700t is a programmable, touch screen remote control designed to provide wireless control of audio, video and automation systems. Like other universal or learning remotes, the 700t consolidates functions from several independent infrared remote units. Incorporating a customized graphical user interface (GUI), the 700t provides a simple and intuitive solution to controlling large home theater systems. To program the 700t, it is necessary to use the proprietary LexiDRAW, a Windows-based software program. Programming LexiDRAW (version 3.0 or later) runs on a PC with Windows 3.11, Windows '95 and the upcoming Windows '98. While the software isn't expensive ($45.00 or free off Lexicon's web site) the learning curve may likely prohibit the average user from programming their own 700t. While you could never accuse anyone at the Audio Revolution of being afraid to learn a new software program, we are all Macintosh-based and were forced to call in the cavalry. However, Lexicon graciously arranged for one of ...
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