Sky marks Jubilee with Union Jack remote control
Published May 24 2012, 15:21 BST | By Andrew Laughlin Sky
is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and arrival of the Olympic Games in London with a special Union Jack-themed remote control.
The satellite broadcaster has teamed up with One For All to create the 'Jubilee Remote', designed with the British flag and compatible with all Sky+ HD set top boxes.
Fitted with the latest Rev9 software release, the remote control incorporates AV controls and source control to offer more options to Sky TV users.
The chip inside is double the size of previous models and the device is compatible with 727 different TV brands and models.
The chief benefit of the remote control is that it can work for both the television and the Sky+ box, meaning there is no need to have two remotes.
A master power on/off switch turns off the TV and Sky box at the same time, while the battery life is said to be "significantly increased" on two Duracell AA batteries (which are included).
Sky and One For All have also created a website for Sky customers to look up remote control codes to ensure the device works with their Sky box and TV.
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