Sideshow Comes Back Into the Spotlight
Windows Sideshow is back
in the spotlight today at CE Pro with the news that Sideshow remotes and
devices will officially support control of Media Center Extenders. I’ve briefly
talked about that before, but it’s good to hear it again. Sadly, the most visible (yet still not
shipping) Sideshow remote from Ricavision
now costs $350 which puts it way out of my range.
Multimedia is also out with news today that they have an upcoming portable
media player that will include Sideshow support. No price or release date yet, but I’m now
more interested in devices like this.
What if instead of using a more standard remote with Sideshow integrated
we could use a portable media player instead.
I’d love to see a remote gadget which would allow such a device to still
control Media Center using a slightly different form factor. The fact that this is a portable media player
also gives hope for multi-zone audio.