In a world of increasingly complex TVs, cable boxes, and other living room gadgets, a more advanced remote is a great thing to have. The new ESPN Ultimate Remote ($300) fits the bill, offering Wi-Fi connectivity for "location-free" setup, a 2.2" QVGA display for menu navigation, on-screen TV listings, real-time sports updates (from ESPN, of course), and weather updates, text messaging, and more. Ultimate, indeed. [via]
Looking for a TV that will match any decor? That's the idea behind the Samsung Touch of Color HDTVs ($480-$2580), which feature a hint of red naturally blended into a sexy piano black frame. Other features of these high-end sets include InfoLink RSS, which displays user-customizable news, sports, weather, stocks and entertainment information onscreen, 120Hz technology, 1080p resolution, a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 4 HDMI ports, built-in NTSC/ATSC/Clear QAM tuners, and more. Available in a range of sizes — 19, 22, 32, 40, 46, and 52 inches ($480-$2580).
Pioneer is bringing its award-winning Kuro black levels and pristine 1080p picture to the high-end home cinema market with the new Elite Kuro Projector ($9,000). Based on the JVC DLA-RS2 projector ($8,000), the Kuro projector features LCoS 1080p technology which "produces one of the highest native contrast ratio and superlative picture performance with attributes that include deep blacks, rich colors and the unmistakable look of film." It also features a wide lens shift capacity, dual HDMI 1.3 support, and advanced calibration.