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New iPronto firmware 1.6.21
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Post 31 made on Sunday May 16, 2004 at 09:58
arif
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One thought....
Turn CAPS LOCK off

A
On 05/16/04 09:52, CHRIS DUCA said...
THE FIRMWARE UPDATE IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT FOR
THOSE WITH COMPLEX ICF'S. I AGREE WITH OTHERS
THAT MORE PERFORMANCE AND LESS BROWSER WINDOWS.
UN-COMPRESSED XML FILES ABOVE 4.2M AND COMPRESSED
AT 2.3M GENERATE A TIME OUT WAITING FOR COMMUNICATION
ERROR IN iEDITOR. THIS IS WHILE THE REMOTE IS
LOADING DOWNLOADED CONFIG. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM
THE PREVIOUS RELEASE AS NOW COMMUNICATIONS ARE
MAINTAINED WITH THE REMOTE AFTER THE FILE IS DOWNLOADED
AND THE REMOTE COMPLETES IT'S START UP. I BELIEVE
THE PC iEDIT SOFTWARE NEED'S TO WAIT A LITTLE
LONGER FOR THE REMOTE TO COMPLETE A MID-LARGE
FILE STARTUP.

ANY THOUGHTS?
INTECH
Post 32 made on Sunday May 16, 2004 at 12:39
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I agree the firmware is a vast improvement for running complex icfs... My ICF is compressed for size down to 6.82 MB but the XML is just over 6MB... I am no longer getting "ICF is too complex" once the file is downloaded to Ipronto... It always still worked after reboot but instead of taking 20 minutes to process it only takes about 5 minutes now! I did run into the "timeout waiting for communitcation error" while it was processing, but it seems to have no impact in the remote's performance.

I have to say I'm completely satisfied with my Ipronto... I bought it just before the 1.5.9 firmware update in January and the remote has been great for me. The EPG updates every overnight and I haven't had to reboot the remote because of technical problems for months.

I rarely use the browsers though. I just use the remote and the EPG. My current ICF has 31 devices in the tree containing a total of 109 different pages, with thumbnails and direct access for every slot of 3 400 DVD megachangers and 1 400 CD megachanger.

The remote has been great. It has handled everything I've thrown at it.



Post 33 made on Sunday May 16, 2004 at 14:33
CHRIS DUCA
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I am also very satisfied with my iPront. I have a similar config with 400 and 200 mega changer and thumb nail selection. Every thing does seem to work just fine despite the time error. with a 4.1m file I get the error and less than that I do not.
Post 34 made on Monday May 17, 2004 at 12:36
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But for a premium product should you get that error in the first place?

Would you be as happy with a TV that kept on changing channels every now and then?

This message was edited by CarbonToe on 05/18/04 05:18.
Post 35 made on Monday May 17, 2004 at 20:23
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Dear Sirs,

I bought the iPronto recently. Now I am trying to use it without success. The software installed in my unit is: Release 1.3, Version 1.3.7, Build Label TSI6400_IPR_8057_C1_5, Serial number 14750. In my network I am using the D-LINK DI-704P and the D-LINK WAP DWL-900AP+ which connect flawlessly my desktops, notebooks and a PDA. I have tried all the available tips to make the iPronto connect but it seems that I am doing something wrong. Please HELP.

Many thanks

Lauro Nogueira
Post 36 made on Monday May 17, 2004 at 22:10
VeniceDre
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The timeout error is coming from the software not the remote... Regardless, it doesn't effect the remote or software's performance. I wouldn't liken it to a TV that always changed channels. Seems rather drastic.
OP | Post 37 made on Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 11:40
ProntoTeam
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Dear Ipronto users,

We have just released iPronto Version 1.6.22. This iPronto firmware version is a patch for UK and Russian iPronto users who experienced a time shift issue with their EPG. This version will correctly align EPG and system time in UK and Russia. All other users may, but do not need to upgrade if you are running version 1.6.21. Please see [Link: pronto.philips.com] improvements gained from version 1.6.21

regards
The Philips ProntoTeam
Post 38 made on Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 15:17
Michel Sjollema
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Dear Users,

First i have to say, with the update the icf is faster and browsing is much better without out of memory.
But now when the ipronto sleeps for a couple of hours i have to reset it before anything happens...
When it just happens rarely it will be no problem but every morning and when i come back home from working i have to reset it.
(And now with this nice weather when my window is open i have to hold myself and dont throw it out...)
Does anyone else have the same thing?

Greets,

Michel.
Post 39 made on Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 17:46
wattsn
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On 05/18/04 15:17, Michel Sjollema said...
| Does anyone else have the same thing?

Greets,

Michel.

Yep. I have the same bloated, over priced, under featured piece of plastic sitting in my home theatre too :) Still hoping we get to see some features worth shouting about. Beta test finished about 6 weeks ago now and still no sign of any of the suggested features coming to fruition.

One last word of warning. Judging by Philips' past experiences with products such as V2000 and CDi I wouldn't mind betting the iPronto dies the same way with few features and little support.

I was a true advocate of this device up until they shafted us all with a beta program that was more like an alpha test. Geez, how does any company stay in business when they treat customers this way. The mobile company I work for is bad enough but this takes the biscuit.
Post 40 made on Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 23:38
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I feel as though I have made a HUGE mistake!!! I chose to use this remote for one of my clients homes that we were installing Bang and Olufsen equipment in. The fact that B&Os remote codes operate at a much higher frequency than most remotes (455khz) limited my choices of remote controls for his main theater. So I made the very bad decision to use an ipronto. He has had so many problems with this remote, that he's ready to throw it out the window. The point is that I dont think the engineers at ipronto have any idea of how to make a remote that is bulletproof. I would recomend never to buy another remote from Phillips. Try Universal Remote, or Crestron. I have spent countless hours on the phone with tech support, and all they do is tell you to try something that will take enough time so that you will have to call them back and then you are dealing with someone else. Instead of pronto tech telling us to reboot mabey they should reboot all of their design computers and start from scratch!
Post 41 made on Wednesday May 19, 2004 at 00:55
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Many people seem to be unhappy with this remote!

I have no clue why, I have owned mined for about 3 months and only had to reset it once. Other than that it has worked flawless. I am very pleased with my iPronto even though I hope they do decide to add some new features soon because they added all these extra's that have never been used yet. If they quit going forward with this remote and turning on the mic and USB port and so on... I will be very disappointed and probubly never buy a philips product again.

The product itself is excellent in my opinion, but the time it takes for them to implement all of it's potential is horrible at best. Hopefully we will have a new firmware upgrade soon {not 4 months from now} that will allow us to really use this remote.

On the plus side everything I throw at the iPronto it does without a glitch so I truly love it...

MAX
Post 42 made on Wednesday May 19, 2004 at 04:41
wattsn
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Max

None of my (or many of the other posters) issues and comments relate to the day to day usage of the product. Like yours, mine works flawlessly. The point here is that we were all promised so much more from this device (and know it can do so much more) but 12 months since launch all we have seen is Philips fixing alpha and beta type issues and trying to make us think this is great on their part.

We all want more features, including those we were promised in all the pre-sales blurb (like Q-view and browser) and simple stuff like USB, MMC, favourites etc. It just seems we've all been forgotten and without these the user base is likely to remain low so even less liklihood of Philips expending any real effort to add new features.

Only time will tell but I, for one, and very doubtful at Philips' ability or desire to really develop this product and give us all the device we so want. If they do launch an updated hardware version inc many of the features promised for the Mk 1 then I will be demanding a free upgrade (and I guess many others will too). I did not pay (silly) money to be an extended beta tester.
Post 43 made on Wednesday May 19, 2004 at 12:38
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I know that is what you are talking about, that's why I said "The product itself is excellent in my opinion, but the time it takes for them to implement all of it's potential is horrible at best."

I am also waiting for the iPronto to reach it's max potential, but as of right now it works and has been reliable for me...

MAX,
Post 44 made on Thursday May 20, 2004 at 14:22
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Dear Ipronto users,

We have just released iPronto Version 1.6.22.
This iPronto firmware version is a patch for UK
and Russian iPronto users who experienced a time
shift issue with their EPG.

This really irates me.
I wrote to philips weeks ago about EPG time shift problem for Atlantic time (-4 GMT).
There is no difference between -4 and -5 GMT.

First I did not receive any response e-mail from Philips and now I see that it was just ignored.

I hope for 1.6.23 upgrade soon as it must be probably one line of programming code that would fix it.
EPG with wrong timing is useless.

Post 45 made on Thursday May 27, 2004 at 12:22
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I agree but to go directly to the point, it's a given when you buy a product it is stable and responsive..that should have been worked out before releasing it in the first place. When you pay as much for this platform, you expect more.

On 05/12/04 06:52, Kees van der Meer said...
If Iím allowed to speak for all who were involved
in the Betatest program, we also were disappointed
when we heard that there wouldnít be really new
features in the version we then were going to
be testing.

To think of what more you could do with a sophisticated
machine as the iPronto should be not very complex.
More features, more fun! I also like new gadgets
as all of you out there, but first condition is
that you have to create a stable and reliable
workaround for it. When you have reached that
point then you think about adding new stuff. I
am not a Philips employee but I support their
point of view on this. Think of it as a car; you
can add a lot of fancy accessories to it, but
it gets you nowhere if the motor isnít working
properly.

Believe me, during the Beta test period we have
ventilated really loads of new ideas for the iPronto.
Too much to name them here but many items are
also discussed here on this forum. I trust that
now the Prontoteam has succeeded in creating a
more stable and a much improved faster workaround,
they will put all available time and energy to
implement new features and functionalities to
this great device soon.

Kees
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