Originally Posted by st_o_p
After digging some more, it seem the XS1 will have Bluetooth remote control. Huge disappointment. The Sony ZX1 goes for RF remote, and now Sharp goes for Bluetooth. Why?? To me that's a big point against it, as one cannot use universal remote. I mean how difficult would it be to put an IR receiver somewhere (even on the tuner box)
Your LCD only realistically connects to your cable or satellite most of the time. So if I were to watch TV, I usually walk into my TV room, turn on my integrated amp., then my TV. And I never need to touch TV remote until I turn off the TV.
Now, in about 10% of the time, some of us do watch DVD, if so, we need to use the remote to switch to say input 1. But w/ the price of gas the way it is, watching a movie on satellite is much cheaper than driving to the store, rent out a movie, and return it later.
In some rare occasion, some of us may connect our PC to the input of a Sharp 65" for the purpose of playing PC games, but most people don't have that set up.
In the end, why would you need your remote?