I am pleased to announce the Control4 HC-200 is now shipping. This is an excellent addition to the product line and an amazing alternative to the Logitech line of remotes.
The HC-200 ships with the SR-150 remote, and at first I was scepticle. I had been using the old remotes for a year now and was happy with the LCD display. The SR-150 remote does not have an LCD display and I was nervous. However after one night of using the remote , I was convinced, it is now my favorite remote. Don’t get me wrong I love the sleek sexy look of the OLED display on the SR-250 remote but for my simple living room setup the SR-150 is perfect.
When you pick up the remote is “wakes” up and the back light turns on. I have two options press the nice metallic red 4 button and get the ever familiar and simple Control4 Menu screen, or I can shortcut to the DVR by pressing the watch button. The “Watch” button will cycle through the sources in an order that I setup previously based on how often I use the different sources. DVR-VUDU-XBox.
The HC-200 itself is a perfect little product as it is small enough and designed to be installed behind the TV and/or it compliments the stack of AV gear. The price point of this product at $499, will go a long way and a lot of directions in applications. It has the same horsepower as the HC-300, but priced perfectly for the mass market.