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Pronto alternatives
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Post 46 made on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 07:44
Founding Member
April 2002
I would love to see something that could replace the Pronto. I still have 4 of them, all working well but you would think that there would be something better many years later...
Post 47 made on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 14:25
Lyndel McGee
RC Moderator
August 2001
Pronto still going strong in TX. It is the heart of 2 systems. My living room/7.1 theater and my bedroom/5.1 system.

I continue to build libraries but in the past year or so, I've started to augment the Pronto as it cannot do https with Raspberry Pi proxies and other software running on the Pi. I still have my Yahoo Weather going strong along with Denon/Marantz receiver/preamp proxy that overcomes the single connection to the Denon/Marantz equipment. I don't do IR but I can do serial, relay, power sense, etc via the Pi.

This is sorta like ProntoPal that Barry wrote so many years ago for his Global Cache GC-100 devices.
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester
Post 48 made on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 15:49
Lurking Member
October 2007
On April 13, 2021 at 01:18, buzz said...
Can you write code if necessary?

I have the same problem, and I can write code if needed. Still using a TSU7000, combined with Google Home and Home Assistent i can handle all my needs.

Already have replaced it 2 times, but secondhand devices are impossible to find now. I considered Logitech as an alternative, but that option is gone now.

So I am also looking for a safe way out. Preferable a remote with some hard buttons and a programmable GUI, ideally with IR/IP/Bluetooth options - and some way to set up my own custom screens, import IR codes etc. Essentially, what my current Pronto does, but a bit better..

The only thing I can find that comes close is Sevenhugs (although without hard buttons and with a very small screen). So any ideas?
Post 49 made on Thursday April 15, 2021 at 23:09
Regular Member
June 2020
I used a TSU 9600 for a while and yes it worked great with one thing I could not stand. The scroll wheel and the D-Pad. LOL I used DemoPad now for years and love it. It can do more then the TSU could and workes great. You can create your on interface. Sky is the limit on design. Works great for IP and IR. The only thing missing is no Bluetooth and no hard buttons. I use Eventghost on a PC and I think I could use Bluetooh with Eventghost as the middle man. I use DemoPad on my iPad, iPone and an iPod Touch. I bought a nice case for the iPod to make it easier to grip and bought a stand that uses a magnetic connector for charging. Makes it very easy to pick up and place back on the charger. Last for the entire night on single charge. I tried the Sevenhugs remote for a while and took it back. Lack IP control. Can not add your own devices. Only works with there databases.
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