Forty different handheld devices are now capable of controlling your set-top box.
If you've got a smart phone, chances are you can use it as a controller for Verizon's FiOS set-top boxes. Their Moble FiOS app is currently available for forty different devices including Blackberry, iPod, iPhone and Android devices running 2.1 or above.
In addition to enabling your phone as a controller, the Mobile Remote allows you to fling photos from your device to your TV one photo at a time. It's a nice feature for showing off pictures or embarrassing friends with less than glamorous shots.
You can also control your DVR from your device, change what you'd like to record, set up series recordings, delete programs and browse through listings no matter where you are.