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Ipaq RX3715 + RemoteControl II + Powermid > ProntoPro RU990 :)
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Post 1 made on Saturday December 15, 2007 at 11:39
stuartb
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I just thought I would share my recent experiences so that others may benefit...

I have been using a Pronto RU950 for a while, but the screen was always a bit hard to see, so I hankered after a colour remote. As I have RF-controlled lights, I felt the only option was a RU990, so one day I bought one. However, the cost of it, and the fact that my wife is 100% guarranteed to sit/drop/spill drinks on it meant I could never bring myself to get it out of the box, so in the end I sold it on and got myself an Ipaq RX3715, with a view to using the NEVO software on it.

Unfortunately, the Nevo software is no way near as configurable as what I had been used to, and there did not seem to be nay way to enter hex codes, so searched about a bit and eventually stumbled upon RemoteControl II. Although it does not import ccf files, it does allow you to edit hex codes and you can import bitmaps and lay out your buttons exactly how you want, so after a bit of work the pcf file I had created for the RU990 has been ported to the Ipaq and is now working great.

The only thing missing was RF control for my lights. I have the hex codes in a spreadsheet, and they worked fine on my old pronto, so I bit the bullet and invested in a Powermid transmitter. This arrived yesterday, and with a little bit or work it is now successfully converting my IR signals to RF and controlling the lights like a dream ;)

Additionally, I have installed TV-Browser mini on my Ipaq which can be called from within the RemoteControl software, so now in addition to doing all the thing an RU990 can do, it also features an EPG! I hope to add media server control soon too ;) And all this cost me around 1/3 of what the RU990 cost, and less than what the RU950 cost too!

So the moral of the story is: An Ipaq plus RemoteControl II plus a Powermid transmitter is greater than a ProntoPro RU990. ;)
Post 2 made on Wednesday December 26, 2007 at 11:18
T-K
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On December 15, 2007 at 11:39, stuartb said...
So the moral of the story is: An Ipaq plus RemoteControl
II plus a Powermid transmitter is greater than a ProntoPro
RU990. ;)

That's true :)
Post 3 made on Thursday January 10, 2008 at 20:59
Galileo2000
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Hi all,

Long time reader, first time poster.

@stuartb: did you use the second Powermid to translate RF into IR and then teach RemoteControl II those translated codes?

I am about to do this when my Powermid arrives..
Post 4 made on Friday January 1, 2010 at 15:58
Mark A K
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Are you still happy with the Ipaq as a remote? I see this post is fairly old but I was wondering if you are still pleased?

I'm looking for a new remote as my Pronto touch screen quit working and thought an Ipaq was a good option.

Thanks
Post 5 made on Thursday January 28, 2010 at 09:19
Asiaticdefense
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Hey guys I'm new here and I thought I'd chime in. I just picked up a Axim x51v and RCII. I love the app and all of the customization but I think it is in need of a PC app that allows you to set up your panels before importing them.

I'm using my Axim as a IR remote, bluetooth mouse and KB for my HTPC, VOIP phone and remote channel viewer via orb. Remote channel viewing allows me to view whats on a particular channel before changing the channel on my TV.

I don't think there is a remote out there that can compare.
Post 6 made on Saturday February 13, 2010 at 04:17
Stoobie
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If your Axim and RCII can import CCF files you could download the Philips Pronto Pronto Edit4 software from this site and use that.

If you chose the Colour Remote option when opening the edit program you can make colour screens & buttons etc. It would be a bit of a learning curve but could work.

Stoobie

Last edited by Stoobie on February 15, 2010 16:36.
RC9500, RC5400, RU940 & Pronto Neo, Windows Vista.


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