Those of you with pricey home theater installations may want to check out the latest offering in remote controls from Philips. The NX ProntoLite is a touch-screen remote control that can control basically anything with an IR port. A huge VGA screen lets you easily pick channels, control room lighting, and even stream music via a built-in server.
Should you need it, you can control an optional serial extender, which is a rack-mounted piece of equipment that adds four addressable IR ports and four serial ports to your existing setup. Yeah. This thing is serious. So serious that it demands a $1836 price-tag. Absolutely no idea why you’d spend close to two grand on a remote control, but if you can afford it, go ahead and live in excess. It’s probably hella useful for those with a sophisticated home theater.
Philips releases Pronto NX PowerLite remote control [Geekzone via Slashgear]