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Post 1 made on Monday July 28, 2003 at 03:11
cam1701
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Finally the extender has appeared on the Philips site. Hopefully this means it should be available very soon now. Can not wait to finally be able to fully use the Ipronto. Anybody seen one yet?
Post 2 made on Tuesday July 29, 2003 at 10:01
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quoted for 1 week delivery, list price is $400.00

[Link: pronto.philips.com]

'multiple NetXs are addressable in your wireless home network'

This message was edited by markrubin on 07/29/03 11:39.
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday July 29, 2003 at 12:02
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Markrubin

Could you ship one to the UK? Would be interested in getting hold of one anyway.
Post 4 made on Tuesday July 29, 2003 at 12:09
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On 07/29/03 12:02, cam1701 said...
Markrubin

Could you ship one to the UK? Would be interested
in getting hold of one anyway.

Sorry- I am just an early adopter- not a dealer!


OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at 02:18
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Me too. Ah well I will keep looking for a dealer. Thanks for the info though.
Post 6 made on Tuesday August 5, 2003 at 14:54
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my dealer has now backed off his 1 week delivery quote: now says 2 weeks

will see what he says next week!!!

Sorry- I think the first report was a bit premature as to quick availability
Post 7 made on Thursday August 28, 2003 at 15:59
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NTX6400 RECEIVED!

well it finally arrived today- I am hopeful this will go a long way toward improving the useability of the iPronto

will need a few days to set things up
OP | Post 8 made on Friday August 29, 2003 at 06:33
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Can you let me know which dealer you got it from. Also when you have got it running how you find the unit.

Good luck with it.

Post 9 made on Friday August 29, 2003 at 13:57
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the NetX is pretty cool: there are several steps to get it talking to the iPronto:

-download latest firmware to iPronto v1.4.8
-download latest editor v 2.1
-establish communications between iPronto and NetX:
-this did not work at first: I unpluged the NetX power supply, tried again, and it worked
-upload the icf from iPronto to editor
-select a device from the tree view and a tab will come up with the RF option: select it and enter the name of the NetX you want to use: and tell it to find the NetX; works well
- you are given the option of IR OR RF (not both) per device
-the NetX comes with 4 dual IR emitters and the box itself has an IR blaster
-the box has a single status light LED



This message was edited by markrubin on 08/29/03 15:57.
Post 10 made on Saturday August 30, 2003 at 11:04
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more:

- connected a NetX IR output port to an input on my xantech connecting block input: the RTI IRF-6 is connected to another input: they both work with no interaction problems

-works nicely: one immediate advantage of the 802 communication is no IR noise normally seen with IR systems or some IR/RF repeaters : the NetX eliminates the need for any IR eyes in my system

- so all I have to do is toggle selected devices to RF in the editor to work through the NetX/my existing IR emitter system

-the NetX is a huge step forward for the iPronto
Post 11 made on Sunday October 19, 2003 at 21:01
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Can the NETX be controlled from a PC rather than an iPronto? Are there any utilities that run on a PC that emulate iPronto?

I'd like to control my rf components over a WiFi network without having a PC in the same room as the components.

Curtis
Post 12 made on Sunday October 19, 2003 at 21:50
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not as far as I know
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Post 13 made on Monday October 20, 2003 at 05:48
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Sounds like something for Philips or some third party to get into... as the NETX seems unique in its price range.
Post 14 made on Thursday October 23, 2003 at 08:50
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On 10/19/03 21:01, cbeebe said...
Can the NETX be controlled from a PC rather than
an iPronto? Are there any utilities that run
on a PC that emulate iPronto?

I'd like to control my rf components over a WiFi
network without having a PC in the same room as
the components.

Curtis

I'm glad I'm not the only one to have thought about this! I remember posting months ago on avforums asking if anyone knew of networked IR. Not as great as having network connections in every bit of AV kit admitedly, but a nice step forward.

Being able to control AV equipment from a browser interface (using PocketPC or TabletPC or whatever) over a network connection is going to be HUGE.

Personally I think Philips have missed a trick here. Rather than actually marketing the iPronto, they should have developed and licensed the software that runs it and made it available for multiple platforms.

One of the things that could well put people off spending 1000+ on the iPronto is if they've got perfectly decent WiFi enabled devices already (although to be honest, I'm probably going to be getting one anyway!).

There is some good news on the horizon though - the 802.11>IR bridge technology used by the NETX is actually licensed by Philips from a company called Open Peak.

The relevant press release is at [Link: openpeak.com]

Another potentially interesting press release,
[Link: openpeak.com]
clealy hints that other 802.11>IR bridges are due from OEM's in the near future, that will not necessarily be locked down like the NETX. Mind you, I doubt it will very long before some bright spark works out how to control the NETX from any PC, rather than from the iPronto itself....
Post 15 made on Tuesday November 11, 2003 at 22:09
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For those interested in IP addressable interfaces, look at Global Cache on the web. They have been around for sometime now.
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