On February 1, 2011 at 21:44, ralliart329 said...
The inability to have multiple processors and being limited to 6 routable IR ports on each one is the biggest reason we havent sold much prodigy. The last RTI job I sold used an XP8 and i think 6 PCM-8 modules.
A job that big wouldn't be right for Prodigy. Prodigy wasn't designed to compete with projects of this size. Crestron does have teh CP2E (I think that's right) that is more similiar in control ports and I think the same price as a XP8, but even more powerful. Plus Crestron has MANY more options both above and below that in terms of price and control options.
The prodigy is great and very flexible with even system builder, but I still find it to be a little lacking in expandability and find anything more than the basic programming to be much more time consuming and difficult than RTI.
That's because you're new at it. I'm sure RTI was slow at first to but SB can do a hell of a lot more so it will take longer to learn. Yes Prodigy is somewhat limited, but again, where it doesnt' fit, Crestron has MANY other options.
You definitely can't add lighting and climate control as easily or as inexpensively with RTI. The comparable remotes cost as much as the prodigy control AND processor. If you are selling RTI XP8 systems with T2C or better, you can easily sell full line Crestron.
Oh and their IR library is useless. They don't even have samsung TV discretes. I find myself learning in discretes from the RTI library on every job Ive sold...
The library is bigger in SB, plus there are a TON of modules you can download and add to your library fromt he Crestron Yahoo Group. I've found almost everything I need there and have only had to copy a few over from the Mega List