Got too many buttons on your remote control? JVC thinks you
can get rid of all of them—maybe even the remote itself.
In a back corner of its suite at Caesars Palace, the
company was showing off concepts for the TV of tomorrow (or the day after
tomorrow). Wed seen some of them before—like the LED-backlit TV or the set
with a 180 frames per second refresh rate.
But new for us were the concepts of how to control your set.
The first uses a video camera (with microphone) to read sounds and hand
gestures. A company rep was demonstrating how you can snap your hands or clap
your fingers to turn on the TV, adjust the volume, or change channels. The
video also shows him doing something with hand gestures, though it wasnt clear
to us what. (As you'll hear on the video, a bunch of people in the booth thought it was funny, at least.)