Broadcasters Reach For The ‘Cinematic’ With Their Camera Needs

Broadcasters are insisting on more from their cameras, from the ability to capture more cinematic-style video with shallow depth of field to 4K, UHD and HDR capabilities, remote PTZ abilities and ever-smaller sizes. Above, a JVC camcorder being used on location for Idol Chat, which premiered on Retro TV and The Family Channel.

TV Makers And Providers Take A Shine To Solar-Powered Remotes

Roku Fires Up Patent War With Remote Maker Universal Electronics

Roku Tests Remote With Rechargeable Battery

Comcast Developing Hands-Free, Speech-Driven Remote

RTI Now Shipping T4x Handheld Remote Control

Control and automation manufacturer RTI is now shipping its flagship T4x handheld remote control. TRTI says the controller’s design “offers superb ergonomics, a high-resolution 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, and fully programmable soft-touch buttons. Setting the standard for wireless control, the device is packed with advanced features including grip sensors, Wi-Fi, dual RF and more.” The second […]

Too Many Remotes? Try This Touch Screen

The Ray Super Remote wants to declutter your coffee table and become the central nervous system of all of your home entertainment systems. The touch-screen device, released Tuesday, is designed to control TVs, cable boxes, DVRs, video game consoles and Internet streaming players such as Roku and Apple TV. What’s more, it runs on software that learns viewers’ preferences so it can list programs suited to personal interests.

TV Remote Inventor Eugene Polley Dies At 96

Eugene Polley started his career with Zenith Radio Corp. in 1935. His 47-year engineering career spanned the pioneering days of radio, black-and-white television and color TV. His inventions, primarily in the field of television, earned 18 U.S. patents. According to Zenith, Polley’s best known invention, the “Flash-Matic” remote control, was the world’s first wireless TV remote, introduced in 1955.

TiVo Creates iPad Remote Control App