No UHF Remote on Voom

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I was on the Yahoo Groups Voom forum and the question was asked about the UHF remote control to the Head Engineer. Here is the Question and Answer given.

Q: Wilt is the reason that UHF remote option will not be avalible
because of the remote itself Cablevision has chosen to use? The
Voom remote looks almost identical to the Cablevision Digital Cable
remote, and that one is only infared. Will the remote being distributed with new systems have UHF capabilities in it - Or will that remote coming with new systems just have IR capabilities?

A: We wanted to build in UHF capabilities into the platform for some of the things we have in mind for further development.
The only remote in the short term is the IR--the fact that it looks like iO's is some parts coincidental and some parts timing and pricing--we used a pretty similar template and the same vendor.
Time was the critical factor, followed by price.
Wilt
 
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I guess the closest thing to UHF in this case would be something like the RCA cones.
 
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Its a shame because there is a UHF output on the back of the box for an antenna type attachment like Dish Networks receivers.
For $750 you would think they wouldn't skimp on such a feature. Just makes me wonder what else has been sacrificed.
 
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Maybe the receiver does have UHF capability but they just did not make UHF remotes. This reminds me of the extra inputs on the back of the 721 that have never been used.
 

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