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June 8, 2012

399-Button Remote

Pultius

From the New York Times: "Art. Lebedev Studio in Russia created the concept of a 20-inch-long remote with 399 buttons, one for each channel. It didn't fly."

I don't see why not: my Pioneer TV remote has 49 buttons and those are just the ones that are visible — there are 18 more under a flip-up panel.

My DirecTV remote has 46 buttons and my Comcast remote has 53.

Add 'em up, that's a total of 49 + 18 + 46 + 53 = 166, almost halfway to the über-remote pictured up top.

June 8, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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I love that thing. Of the "who knows how many" buttons on my 3 remotes, I use and understand about 12 of them. Give me those on a separate gizmo, integrate this into a recess on the coffee table, for when I'm just channel surfing, and (as you like to say) Bob's your uncle.

Posted by: tamra | Jun 9, 2012 2:53:39 PM

Best remote ever, my square Roku remote. Too bad it doesn't have volume.

http://www4.pcmag.com/media/images/235161-roku-xds-remote.jpg

Even the newer rounder remote is nicer than my Logitech Harmony remote, and that's already pretty sweet.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Jun 8, 2012 9:05:15 PM

I need that for speed dialin' my boyfriends. HA. More like my bill collectors.

Posted by: thelizabeff | Jun 8, 2012 4:26:06 PM

Mine has "off", "on", "vol" and "channel." I like it.

Posted by: Becs | Jun 8, 2012 4:08:08 PM

But it is really just a 108 button remote. There are just buttons for 100, 200, 300.
Now if it really had 399 buttons, THAT would be a BIG remote.

Posted by: TMKvamme | Jun 8, 2012 3:27:46 PM

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