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 Logitech Remote Killer!

The Logitech Remote Killer!

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.