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post #1 of 107
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Is the Nevo SL out? If not, when is it due?
Anyone seen any reviews/tests?
Is it (will it be) available from web-shops (which?), or will I have to contact an installer?

Regards,
P..
post #2 of 107
I sent Nevo an email aout 3 weeks ago and they were trining installers in my area (LI, NY) now and would send me another e-mail when the remote is available. Sounds like it will onlybe available from installers (similar to RTI).
post #3 of 107
I just received the RTI T3 and think it is one of the best remotes I have ever seen :)

the response time and tactile feel of hard & soft buttons are very impressive; and the graphics are first class: the display is exceptional
post #4 of 107
mark,
Is the RTI T3 holding at its MSRP ($1299!)?? It seems this one is also only available through installers, is this true?
post #5 of 107
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Originally Posted by ckelly33
mark,
Is the RTI T3 holding at its MSRP ($1299!)?? It seems this one is also only available through installers, is this true?
I think MSRP is in that range:

plus the cost of the RP-6 RF processor if you want that capability which also gives you RS232 (one way) and voltage & sync signal state sensors

The software is only available to installers

still my favorite remotes: I use the T2+/RP-6 and the new T3 in my HT
post #6 of 107
I'm torn... I respect RTI for their decision in having the remotes available from installers only but on the other hand... if you have an existing system, it is difficult to find an installer that would be willing to just sell & configure a remote. At least that's the case here in LI, NY. And, without having the software, you'd have to contact your installer every time you changed a DVD player, cable box, receiver or any other component.
post #7 of 107
I agree. I'd be willing to bet that many, but certainly not all, high end remote consumers would prefer the individuality of programming their own remote. I've only had one professional installer come to my house and he won't be back because he felt like he knew better than I did about what I wanted. He told me what I wanted couldn't be done. Well you know what? I did it and it worked. I can't imagine depending on someone like that to program my remote how I think it should work. He's out of business now BTW.

I have learned to research, purchase and install my own home theater and I've done it in several houses and I've programmed my own remote everytime. On that note I've gotta say that I couldn't be much happier with the function and level of quality you can achieve with a Philips Pronto and a few hours of programming time. The only reason I began to look at a possible replacement is because I'M CONSTANTLY LOOKING TO UPGRADE. It's a sickness...and thanks to RTI's marketing scheme, I'll keep my sickness at bey for at least one more generation of remote.

They really are missing their target consumer. The point of having a Pronto or one of these remotes is not only to run your home theater, just about any remote will do that for $100 (macros and all). The point of paying several hundreds of dollars for a remote you can fully customize is JUST THAT...to be able to customize what you want your home theater remote not only to act like but also to look like.

NEXT REMOTE PLEASE! :D
post #8 of 107
Thread Starter 
Where can I buy the Nevo SL in Orlando/Florida?

P..
post #9 of 107
I'd like to know where/when I can get a Nevo SL...
post #10 of 107
Thread Starter 
Well, it is allready available, because my dealer here in Norway has it in stock.

However, its very expensive here, so I was hoping to be able to buy one when I go to Orlando next week.

P..
post #11 of 107
So have you got it? If so make a small review please cause i'm also interested
post #12 of 107
I like the capability of this remote, or at least its percieved potential, however, I am somewhat leary about the fact that the nevo link is based on wired technology. I was hoping it would be a completely wireless (to the link) system. I don't believe I have the capablitiy of strining cat5 cable throughout the house without ripping up the walls or the plaster ceiling in my basement. This seems somewhat diapointing.
Anyway, there seems to be a little more discussion on this remote at remote central, but I am waiting for someone to give a better review of this remote and its link system.
post #13 of 107
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Originally Posted by x-spyder-x
I like the capability of this remote, or at least its percieved potential, however, I am somewhat leary about the fact that the nevo link is based on wired technology. I was hoping it would be a completely wireless (to the link) system. I don't believe I have the capablitiy of strining cat5 cable throughout the house without ripping up the walls or the plaster ceiling in my basement. This seems somewhat diapointing.
Anyway, there seems to be a little more discussion on this remote at remote central, but I am waiting for someone to give a better review of this remote and its link system.
I understood this remote has WiFi 802 capability
post #14 of 107
From what i have read, and there is not much out there, it has WiFi for talking to the computer only, not individual link units. The link units have an ethernet port and the product sheet seems to indicate that while the remote can talk to the computer via a wireless router, the router then sends the signals via wire to the link units. Look at the diagram on the follwing link:

http://www.mynevo.com/images/uploade...heet_final.pdf


They really have pulled up short if the units are not wireless themselves.
post #15 of 107
I see what you mean

that would be a problem if your house is not wired for CAT 5

The RTI T3 is working fine for me: I love it. RTI has a note on their site that says WI FI capability for the T3 will be offered soon

I am guessing the T3 and the SL are sister products? they look very much alike
post #16 of 107
Great review of the NevoSl is online at http://www.multiroom.fr/tests.php?p=557&more=1&page=1

It's in french but there are lots of great pics and a quick Babel Fish translation makes it mostly readable
post #17 of 107
im getting one because the philips rc9800i i had does nothing for me :rolleyes:
Universal Electronics Releases NevoSL: The Ultimate Control Solution For the Networked Home
July 25, 2005
NevoSL Offers Consumers New Class of Intelligent Home Control Device

Cypress, CA, July 25, 2005 – Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) today announced the commercial availability of NevoSL™, a universal controller that intuitively delivers complete audio/visual and digital media control for the networked home. With NevoSL, consumers have a single control point to control virtually all their home theater and stereo equipment while bridging the gap between digital content stored on the PC. Consumers can play and interact with virtually any song, digital picture or movie, in any room on nearly any device from the palm of their hand.

“With over 25 million homes in the US that have installed a network and over 200 million legally downloaded music tracks and 80 billion digital photos taken last year alone, consumers are demanding a new class of control.†said Robert Lilleness, president and chief operating officer of UEI. “The need for device and digital media management is here, and NevoSL answers that demand. With built-in Wi-Fi, infrared (IR) and customization via NevoStudioTM, NevoSL provides complete control – not only of devices and content, but also how consumers want to interact with and enjoy them – delivering a unified entertainment experience.â€

"With rich offerings of interactive media, digital entertainment, and content now combining with consumers’ adoption of home networks, a new class of user interface, capable of unifying the consumer’s experience with all this new technology, is necessary and thus inevitable.†said Tricia Parks, of Parks Associates. “NevoSL, with its hybrid or multiprotocol (IR and Wi Fi) support and UEI’s connectivity software, is cool, useful, and certainly a contender to win the hearts and minds of consumers.â€

Patented Technology for Complete, Customized Control
NevoSL will be offered through the custom electronics professional channel, which according to Parks Associates is projected to grow to $8.3 billion in 2005. Featuring UEI’s world-class infrared (IR) code database for device control and upgradeability, NevoSL is guaranteed to be compatible with virtually any manufacturer’s consumer electronics products. With built-in Wi-Fi, NevoSL further extends the multimedia experience in the networked home by providing wireless access and control of digital photos, songs and movies throughout the home network. With unique features and functions covered by 16 issued and pending patents to date, NevoSL and its companion NevoStudio customization software represent nearly two decades worth of UEI technology directed to control solutions for the networked home.

“More homeowners are turning to custom installers to simplify complex technology in their homes,†said Brandon Johnson, president, JBJ Systems in Long Beach, CA. “We’ve completed hundreds of installations using a variety of home control products. NevoSL takes this to the next level, delivering a new class of intelligent digital handheld device. NevoSL’s design is second to none. It is ergonomically friendly, completely customizable, reliable, and has unmatched performance compared to any other product I’ve used over the past 5 years.â€

Award-Winning Innovation
Since its initial market preview in January 2005 (Universal Electronics Unveils the Ultimate Control Solution for the Broadband Home, January 4, 2005), NevoSL has been honored with a number of industry awards.

Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award- at the 2005 International CES, NevoSL was one of the most highly honored products in all facets of the consumer technology industry.
Technology Is a Girl’s Best Friend (TechGirl) Award- NevoSL was also recognized with this distinction in the Home Networking Category by journalists from top women’s and technology media outlets.
Product of the Year- NevoSL was recently named “Product of the Year†by Electronic House Magazine. Winners are selected based on reviews, product demos, custom electronics professional feedback, and technological innovation combined with overall value and outstanding features.

Global Product Availability
NevoSL and the NevoLink accessory are now available through the worldwide custom electronics professional channel. The products are available in over 17 countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway and Italy. In the United States, AVAD will distribute NevoSL. For more information about NevoSL, visit www.mynevo.com.

About Universal Electronics Inc. Universal Electronics Inc., based in Southern California, develops firmware and turnkey solutions as well as software designed to enable consumers to wirelessly connect, control and interact with an increasingly complex home environment. The company's primary markets include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in consumer electronics and personal computing, as well as multiple system operators in the cable and satellite subscription broadcasting markets. Over the past 18 years, the company has developed a broad portfolio of patented technologies and the industry's leading database of home connectivity software that it licenses to its customers, including many leading Fortune 500 companies. In addition, UEI sells its universal wireless control products and other audio/visual accessories through its European headquarters in The Netherlands, and to distributors and retailers in Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand under the One For All(R) brand name. More information about UEI can be obtained at http://www.uei.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development, ordering, delivery and market acceptance of products and technologies identified in this release; the Company’s continued ability to design products in a fashion that results in its technology becoming the standard for handheld devices; the continued importance of the Company’s database of codes; and other factors described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

For more information, press only: Erin Olsson, Blanc & Otus, (415) 856-5115, eolsson@blancandotus.com
post #18 of 107
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Originally Posted by MUGEN
im getting one because the philips rc9800i i had does nothing for me :rolleyes:
my dealer let me play with the rc9800i over the weekend: it seems to be a scaled down iPronto which was also a big disappointment:

certainly not in the class of the SL or the T3
post #19 of 107
Anyone have anymore information or feedback on this thing? I really want one.
post #20 of 107
I too will love to try it, now I'm using a TSU7000 and is working great but the Wi-Fi feature is very interesting for me.

iHome
post #21 of 107
The Nevo is only being made available to the custom installtion market, so don't expect to see it online anytime soon.
post #22 of 107
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Originally Posted by MikeSRC
The Nevo is only being made available to the custom installtion market, so don't expect to see it online anytime soon.
I bet they'll sell alot of these with this marketing strategy. I waited on this one BUT I'll be getting a TSU7000 that doesn't require a 3rd party to get involved in the programming.
post #23 of 107
I agree, but they appear to be targeting RTI (who has the same marketing strategy) as their main competitor. I think they're also wary of mass marketing the remote after the Mosaic fiasco years ago.
post #24 of 107
ive had mine for the past 3 days, havent started making any menus yet and i will not be using any wifi. the remote has a great screen and the hard buttons are very well backlit with a really light green light. the lil pen thats built in is kinda hard to get out when you dont girly fingernails.

i bought mine from here might have a few more instock but it only took a week to get it. give them a call or email and you will own one.
http://remotequest.com/
post #25 of 107
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Originally Posted by MUGEN
ive had mine for the past 3 days, havent started making any menus yet and i will not be using any wifi. the remote has a great screen and the hard buttons are very well backlit with a really light green light. the lil pen thats built in is kinda hard to get out when you dont girly fingernails.

i bought mine from here might have a few more instock but it only took a week to get it. give them a call or email and you will own one.
http://remotequest.com/
Curious how you are doing with your Nevo SL?

Regards....Dave
remotequest.com
post #26 of 107
i only set up my tv and half of my dvd player but havent touched the thing in a month. to bussy i guess. easy to make screens i have my own backround also. its a great remote and alot better than a cheap sony or philips rc9800i ;)
post #27 of 107
I bought a nevo just last week and have spent quite a bit of time during this week setting it all up. (i'm australian based and it retails over here for a hefty $1700 without the nevo-link, which is an additional $500)

My initial impressions are that it's a great remote control that it quite light in weight, and fits in your hand well. All the physical buttons are easy to access and the backlighting is a nice touch.

The Nevo Studio software is extensive and easy to use without consulting the manual (which sucks anyway).

I've had a bit of a fiddle with Wi-Fi and THAT took some effort to get working, seeing as the problem i had was that from within the nevo remote app there was no keyboard access. (i had to restart in WinCE, make the taskbar "always on top". Then start the nevo S/w which left the windows taskbar on top of nevo at the bottom of the screen, and only then was i able to activate the keyboard and type in the fields with the stylus.).

Wi-Fi is a TOTAL battery hog, with approx 1 days worth of juice before a recharge is required. WITHOUT running Wi-Fi, you'll get upto 2 weeks out of it (i got 4 days out of mine before activating wi-fi).

The fact that the touch screen is fully customisable is great and every button you create can be designed to be a macro.

Having come from using the TOTAL piece of Sh!t Denon Atkis remote, being able to place the all-important macros on ANY page is a blessing.

You also have to create each custom button with an active and inactive state so that when you press said button it indents on the screen as if you were pressing a real button.

Now, the main problem i am experiencing, which i REALLY hope Nevo can fix are related to standby mode.

If you haven't used the remote for a few minutes, when you go to activate the screen, it takes about 5-10 seconds BEFORE you can use ANY of the buttons!!
I personally find this to be a real P.I.T.A as if all i want to do is change the cable channel you have to wait while the remote wakes up and what not.
I believe the reactivation of wi-fi is the cause, as it uses SO much power that you really need to deactivate it after a few minutes of non-use, and so this delay is caused by it's need to reestablish a link with your wireless point.

With more testing i hope to isolate the actual cause.

Other than that, i LOVE having a colour screened LCD remote that offers such a high level of customisation, is dead sexy and has plently of hard buttons for you basic function. (plus the wheel dial on the side of the remote is a nice touch for changing menu pages).

I do also find that there is a slight amount of screen glare from the LCD when any of the lights are on. BUT i do find that this is only when you are looking at the remote straight on... and when you consider that the remote will most likely be angled AWAY from your eyes when you are pressing a button it's not such a problem.

If anyone has any specific questions please let me know and i'll try to answer, but i haven't fully explored what this baby can do as it's taking forever for me to design my own backgrounds and buttons (btw the ones that do come with the remote are really very good and for basic functions i have used them whereever possible).

Matt.G
post #28 of 107
I'm looking for a dealer/installer who's selling the Nevo SL. Does anyone here sell them or do you know of a contact that does?

Thanks in advance.
post #29 of 107
I'm wondering how I can control X10 with Nevo. VÃ*a Wi-Fi ? How ?
Control them directly ? What happens if I'm using a software where I programmend programs and rutines ? How a trigger them ?

iHome
post #30 of 107
I haven't received my Nevo yet but I'd guess you'd do it like so:
1. Get a NevoLink
2. Get an X-10 IR command center (which receives IR and converts it to x-10's RF
3. Set the X-10 command center in front of the NevoLink (just like any other component)
4. Set the Neov to trigger the NevoLink via Wi-Fi

Once you have everything set up, Pushing a button on the Nevo will send that signal over WiFi to the NevoLink which converts it to IR. The IR signal is picked up by the X-10 command center and sends out the signals to your X-10 units.

But I'm no expert...It does work for the Pronto via RF though!

Chris kelly
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