The GlideTV software is free and for the foreseeable future it should remain free to download from the GlideTV website. The Navigator will cost you a little though; as of this writing it is $69.99 [plus shipping]
from GlideTV’s website. This is not bad at all when you consider that most decent MCE remotes will cost you about $99.99 and do not have the same range of function. They also lack the same ability to operate outside the normally needed line of site that IR remotes require.Conclusion
As we said in our initial write up on GlideTV we found the GlideTV software and the navigator to be an excellent complement to our existing HTPC setup. We were able to extend our style of usage to include much more than we already did. The Navigator relieved the need to constantly have someone working the mouse or keyboard that is usually kept hidden inside the cabinet the TV sits on. The GlideTV software also added a great deal of functionality to the system. Although we have had a Pandora account for some time we have [for our phones] this was the first time we have used it on the TV in the living room. But there was more to it than that; the GlideTV software and Navigator really do represent a whole new way to bring the PC onto the TV. We found that our time with the Navigator and GlideTV was very enjoyable and we are looking forward to seeing what new items they are planning on putting into the software [and possibly hardware] in the future.
We are happy to award the GlideTV software and navigator combo both our Innovation award and the BSN* Editor's Choice award for the Home Theater market.
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