The Hindustantimes.com website posted an article about the recent ABC Extreme Makeover show featuring HAL. It's a great read if you missed that episode, and the article also mentions some of the other stuff you can do with HAL.
I think somebody from HAL already admitted this was BS.
Tell HAL you're going to take a shower, and HAL will adjust the thermostat a few degrees, turn on the radio to your favourite station, turn off the toaster in the kitchen, draw the bathroom blinds and run warm water in the tub.
I don't think this was an ad since they didn't even mention the price or where you could buy it. As for the shower/tub & phone comment, I think that was just an honest mistake/miswording, since I am pretty sure English is not the primary language of that reporter.
I watched the episode on TV and paid particular attention to the VR segment. It got me wondering if HAL is really as good at VR as shown on the show, or was it just a good editing job by the production crew?