updated 05:15 pm EST, Wed December 17, 2008
Philips flagship remote
Philips has recently announced the upcoming release of a new flagship universal remote for home theater systems, the Prestigo SRT9320, which features both a 2.8-inch color touchscreen and physical buttons as the interface method. The remote is able to control as many as 20 separate devices and Philips promises users will not need a PC to program it.
A USB port is included for software updates, which also include new channel icons displayed in the LCD screen. Despite its flagship positioning, the SRT9320 does not use RF signals or a built-in rechargeable battery. Philips' Prestigo SRT9320 will be available in the first quarter of 2009, priced at $249. [via CNET]