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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Some good, some bad but not worth the money
on 2 October 2013
The main issue (as others have pointed out) is the lack of instructions on how to get the most out of the remote. They are basic to say the least. For something with the potential functions of this remote the single sheet is woefully inadequate.
Secondly, I have a slight Geordie accent, although not strong as I have lived away for over 30 years but some words it just will not recognize at all. The voice recognition command box can take a couple of seconds to pop up and then it can take a few more to work out what you want. Changing channel with voice commands only works with the built in tuner. Despite being paired successfully with my Sky Box I cannot change channel with voice commands. On the DTV built in tuner it works fine, You can for example just say 'Sky News' and it will jump to the sky news channel or you can say channel 1 and it goes to BBC One, alternatively you can say BBC One.
The gesture controls are limited and are (on my dual processor TV) quite slow and cumbersome. I don't often just want to scroll through channels and usually want to hop to a channel. OK so this works on DTV but not on whatever you have plugged into HDMI.
Overall I think this is a gimmick with limited day to day functionality. The technology needs further development and the voice recognition needs some work. Expanding the functions to allow control of a Sky/External Box would be great.
At the moment I could not recommend this for most people to use regularly.