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That's a load of garbage. By 3rd party control, what BenQ means is that they have no idea how their projectors are designed or work in the world of HDMI. They are purchasing HDMI chips from another manufacturer, which is typical, but then their interface to those chips is half-arsed and isn't properly tested through a CEC engine to ensure proper operation.
This is, in large part, due to the extremely poor and limited implementation of HDMI CEC, and the main reason why most consumers should get a good universal remote and never use HDMI CEC to do anything.
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