Thinking of getting the ultimate universal remote control? Watch out, because Philips has just announced a new remote that will cost you as much as a flat panel HDTV. The Philips Pronto TSU 9800 is, for now, the ultimate in universal remote controls.
It comes with a 6.4" VGA color screen, a wall dock and ambient lighting. The Pronto TSU 9800 can also receive album art, DVD details and song info when its paired with a Wi-Fi audio-visual server. The remote is so big that it can actually be wall-mounted. From the press release, it sounds like this Pronto can be used to control a smart home, a house whose functions can remote-controlled.
The Philips Pronto TSU 9800 is available from their online store for about $2400. No, that's not a typo. It's actually $2400.