Has anyone had any success with networked sprinkler controllers? By networked, I mean a controller that hooks up to a PC or the Internet in some way so that you don't have to program it as if it were a VCR with the horrible buttons and LCD screen.

I am embarking on a project to build a better sprinkler ( http://connectedgarden.com/ ) and I am interested in input on whether there is already something on the market which is better.

It seems to me in all of the looking I have done so far that there is no residential sprinkler controller that is clearly better than the rest.