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Old 10-14-09, 02:47 PM
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ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

Linky: http://sellout.woot.com/

Woot is selling the ESPN Universal WiFi Remote for $99.99 (plus $5 s/h). This is one-third the $299 price at Amazon and other locations.



Not only is it a universal learning remote, but it has a built-in WiFi browser that can be configured to show you channel listings (broadcast, cable or satellite) or real-time access to sports news, scores, game updates, box scores, standings, ESPN.com, fantasy leagues, etc. It's also motion sensitive, so it lights up when you pick it up, and goes dark to conserve power when not in use. Also, since it probably eats batteries like candy, it comes with rechargable batteries and a charging cradle.



Amazon Linky: http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Ultimate-.../dp/B00198LRPE
ESPN's dedicated product website: http://www.espnremote.com

This is a brand new unit, NOT a refurb. Comes with a 1-year warranty. Here are the full specs:
  • One-handed operation for unified control of TVs, HDTVs, DVDs, DVRs, set top boxes, audio equipment and more
  • Programmable learning remote with advanced macros and activities
  • Vibrant, 2.2” QVGA color LCD use to operate your home theater equipment. Then, use the display to wirelessly surf the Internet, catch up on sports and browse TV listings
  • Internet browser provides links to online content, information, and search including Facebook, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! and more…
  • Easy hassle free set up, you won’t have to search for device codes and model numbers just to set up your remote
  • TV Guide online lets you browse TV listings as a multi-day guide; works with HD broadcast, cable TV and satellite
  • One-touch wireless access to real-time access to sports news, scores, game updates, box scores, standings, ESPN.com, fantasy leagues, stats, schedules, and more
  • Get the Internet delivered in the palm of your hand with the Wi-Fi feature, on the couch or in the kitchen
  • Contains pre-programmed device codes for multiple equipment types. A PC is not required in the set up process. Select the particular device type to add and select the brand by manufacturer. If a code set cannot be identified in the process, new codes can be added easily by learning codes from the manufacturer’s remote
  • Motion sensor, the backlight will turn on when you pick up the remote after the remote has been idle
  • Light sensor adjusts LCD to room brightness
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with charging cradle
  • Operating System, Windows CE Core 5.0
  • USB interface to charge the lithium-ion battery
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 7.25" x 2.25" x 0.875"
  • Weight: 6.5oz

And a link to the manual: http://www.click365.tv/documents/dmr...0UG_4.book.pdf

Edited to add: I just flipped thru the manual. If you register the remote online, it gets assigned it's very own email address. You can compose/send/receive email directly from the remote, and can also use it for Instant Messaging.

Dealio is good until Midnight CT tonight, or another 10+ hours.

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Old 10-14-09, 03:04 PM
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

Good deal compared to the prices elsewhere. I'd love to try one out, but don't know if I can bring myself to dropping over a hundred bucks on a remote. Anyone here have one?
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

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Good deal compared to the prices elsewhere. I'd love to try one out, but don't know if I can bring myself to dropping over a hundred bucks on a remote. Anyone here have one?
Im thinking of buying one lol
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Old 10-14-09, 07:55 PM
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
Good deal compared to the prices elsewhere. I'd love to try one out, but don't know if I can bring myself to dropping over a hundred bucks on a remote. Anyone here have one?
I've got multiple $100+ remotes, and they're worth every penny. But I love Logitech remotes so much, I'd be weary to go with another brand. I agree some of the features do sound really cool.

As much as I love the concept, how lazy do you have to be to browse for scores on your actual remote while you're sitting in front of the TV? Don't get me wrong - I like the idea...
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

Originally Posted by shelland View Post
I've got multiple $100+ remotes, and they're worth every penny. But I love Logitech remotes so much, I'd be weary to go with another brand. I agree some of the features do sound really cool.

As much as I love the concept, how lazy do you have to be to browse for scores on your actual remote while you're sitting in front of the TV? Don't get me wrong - I like the idea...
Universal Remotes > Logitech remotes

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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

Darn, go half a day without checking the forum and I miss on a deal I would have jumped on.
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

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Darn, go half a day without checking the forum and I miss on a deal I would have jumped on.
Same here. I already have a Harmony remote, but I woulda bought this anyway. It sounds freaky cool. Well, woot deals tend to repeat eventually, so hopefully I can catch this the next time around.
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

The only problem I had with buying it was that it didn't seem to list blu-ray players as a device it controls.
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Re: ESPN Universal Remote (wifi-enabled) for $105 shipped at Woot

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The only problem I had with buying it was that it didn't seem to list blu-ray players as a device it controls.
Perhaps, but it's a learning remote, too. You just put your Blu Ray remote on one end, press a button, and your new remote knows now to parrot that back whenever you need it. I much prefer learning remotes over pre-programmed, although having the ability to do both is a huge plus. This remote does both.
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