According to a company press release, Universal Remote Control is introducing the PSX-2 Personal Server ($399), which provides unparalleled control of an iPod using your TV or home theater remote.
The release continues by saying that the PSX-2 Personal Server simplifies integrating an iPod into a home system. Some iPod docks that provide on-screen interfaces mimicking that of the iPod’s, include the multiple menus that users must scroll through to change settings, play music, create playlists, etc. The PSX-2 allows users to access all of the iPod’s features with the touch of a single button, allowing users to forget the “mental map” needed to navigate through the standard iPod interface.
The release says that the dock provides hundreds of discrete IR codes to cover virtually all of the iPod’s functions, even some that aren’t available through the standard interface. With the PSX-2, users can control the iPod’s EQ settings and perform alpha searches. Also, like a more expensive music server, the PSX-2 delivers metadata to the connected TV screen including cover art, artist, album, song, track number, elapsed time, shuffle and repeat. The Personal Server offers 12 different shuffle options such as “shuffle this artist” and “shuffle this genre.” The device has a component video output so video stored on an iPod can be played on a TV.
The PSX-2 works with most IR universal remote controls and most RF remote controls used with a base station or URC’s MSC-400 Master System Controller.
For more information, visit www.universalremote.com