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Weird Pronto question
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Post 1 made on Thursday January 31, 2002 at 19:25
Founding Member
January 2002
This is probably a stupid question, so fire at will.
Is there any way to test IR from Pronto edit WITHOUT the Pronto on hand? In otherwords is it possible to use the emulator program and somehow hook up something like a Xantech connecting block and Mouse Emitter to the Serial wire? I know it probably doesn't work, but I recieve equipment a lot before the remote arrives, and It would be nice to get it all done with my laptop when I have spare time.
Post 2 made on Thursday January 31, 2002 at 21:10
Larry Fine
Loyal Member
August 2001
McNasty, I have NO experience whatever with a Pronto, but I'll throw out a guess, based on my general electronics knowledge:

The Pronto programming codes are computer code, and not electrical pulses corresponding to the IR light pulses. So, no, it won't do what you want.

That being said, what you seem to want is a way for a laptop to emit IR pulses based on the remote codes.

I'm guessing from your question that you are an installer (....I recieve equipment a lot before the remote arrives....). What about investing in a remote that you keep with you for just this purpose, either pre-programmed or linked to the laptop, sort of a wired emitter with brains.

I've read mention here of a JP-something that is a serial cable that links learning remotes to computers that will teach the remote codes far beyond the normal remote's "vocabulary".

I'll bet that there will be several posts refering to what I mentioned very soon. Standby....


This message was edited by Larry Fine on 02/03/02 16:16.00.
Post 3 made on Sunday February 3, 2002 at 10:02
BarrieJ Clark
Founding Member
February 2002
Mcnasty......its a great idea but it wont work i have tried to configure my IR port on my laptop to do just this , unless you know a top notch programmer to rewrite the pronto edit software i am afraid your out of luck maybe try picking up an older TS1000 lots of people traded up to the TSU2000 and use it to store all your codes on hand.another thing is you might find an old broken down model cracked screen ect....thats no good as long as the PCB inside is ok and the blaster on the front is to you will have an already configured way to test equipment with ccf. files straight form you laptop , just a idea. good luck.

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