Again, any RF remote can be used with this device, like a Harmony 900 or 1100. This is great if you own one of these remotes, but if not, then you are spending $225+ dollars to get one. I don't think it is a good investment because then you loose the keyboard, which is important for searching and web surfing. Do like others do, use the POS Sony remote for Google TV funtions, but use your standard remote or Harmony IR remote for all TV functions. In the Harmony One I set up a Watch TV activity, which switched my Receiver to the Optical input from my Cable Box, but kept my TV input on the Sony GT1 device. It Isn't ideal, but it would allow me to watch TV semi normal, listen to my cable stations in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, not have to worry if I hit the AMP button to control my volume, and be able to turn everything off when I was done, except for the Sony GT1 device. This would require me to use the Sony remote.
Here is a thought, and I will try this later today. What is you put in a USB dongle that would accept a IR signal, like I do on my PS3. There is a USB port in front of the player, and if Android has generic drivers like the PS3 does, then we are all set. I will let you know if this works, but again this is a ban aid if so.
In regards to the window in front of the Sony remote, that is for IR functions. This is how your TV is controlled. I don't know why they couldn't allow us to choose if we wanted to use an IR blaster or that same IR transmitter to control my Receiver and Cable box. The IR blaster allows me not having to point the remote at the components, which can be nice.
For those wondering, you can use your Harmony IR remote, like a Harmony One, on the Revue Google TV unit, since it is a Logitech device
Originally Posted by Chuck_IV
Interesting, I just read at the Sony forums that someone used a 3rd party wireless Keyboard mouse combination with the system. Didn't know it could do that.