sure has been a long wait to get a SideShow enabled remote control. The
once cool feature of Windows Vista was going to allow inexpensive devices with
external displays to grab content from the PC and control it remotely.
This technology still has a lot of potential, but considering we are just a few
weeks away from at least a pre-beta of Windows 7, it looks like SideShow for
Vista has basically been a flop.
evident with Ricavision’s SideShow remote which still hasn’t shipped even
after a nearly two year delay. They have just missing their Summer 2008
ship date that was just way at the first of the year. I’m hoping at this
point Ricavision is waiting
for Microsoft to finish their Media Center SideShow Gadgets, but it sure
would be nice to get some good two-way SideShow devices on the market.
Update: CE Pro is reporting that Ricavision
is now out of business.