Here we go again. The consumer electronics industry has just gotten to the point where there is a wide range of universal remote controls available to supervise all your gear no matter who made it. But with the rise of digital, high def products the technology is about to take a new twist.
The folks behind the High Definition Multimedia Interface laid out a scheme called HDMI-CEC. The standard lets each consumer company establish a baseline of interoperability with each other’s digital high def remote control products with room left over to add on any proprietary bits if they wanted to put a few special features in their devices.