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IPronto question
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Post 16 made on Tuesday December 31, 2002 at 10:56
Anthony
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iPronto is designed to be a device to connect to the internet through your LAN, it WILL not talk back and fourth to your pc

I dissagree (in part), you could setup a web page on your HTPC, then the web function can be used to run your HTPC.
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Post 17 made on Tuesday December 31, 2002 at 13:22
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Yes, you are correct, but in that matter, ANY internet connected PC or webtablet or webtv device could do that. Make way for the higher end version, though!


On 12/31/02 10:56, Anthony said...
| iPronto is designed to be a device to connect
to the internet through your LAN, it WILL not
talk back and fourth to your pc

I dissagree (in part), you could setup a web page
on your HTPC, then the web function can be used
to run your HTPC.
Post 18 made on Tuesday December 31, 2002 at 15:25
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Make way for the higher end version, though!

don't know if I need something higher end then the iPronto, actually give me a Pronto that does the Wireless LAN download of the configuration and I would be happy. That is the real functionality of the iPronto for me. The way I understand it I can be in my office and download the configuration to any of our remotes in the world without needing the help of a local person.



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OP | Post 19 made on Wednesday January 1, 2003 at 11:48
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On 12/30/02 17:16, Tom Luczywo said...
Philips has something cool in the works that is
above iPronto. More like a webtablet, with a
Pronto simulator. Bigger screen, higher resolution,
and many more features and capabilities... this
is just speculation, though. ;-)

U got it Tom, Thats the one for me. Philips Bring it on!
Post 20 made on Wednesday January 1, 2003 at 22:21
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On 12/30/02 17:16, Tom Luczywo said...
Philips has something cool in the works that is
above iPronto. More like a webtablet, with a
Pronto simulator. Bigger screen, higher resolution,
and many more features and capabilities... this
is just speculation, though. ;-)

Hi Tom:

Glad to see you offering your insights across the world, and not just from Lyndhurst.

And, of course, when I get whatever cool gadget that comes out, I'm glad to know your expertise is nearby. I might actually wait on the snazzier . . . nah, why wait? I haven't done that yet.

Nick Satullo
Post 21 made on Monday January 6, 2003 at 18:15
edesilva
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perrin21--

Responding to a question earlier in the thread...

As long as you have to install an 802.11b network, you might be able to do what you want with one extra device. I just bought a device by Turtle Beach called an Audiotron. Sits up in my rec room, attached to the stereo there with RCA coax and hooked up to my in home ethernet. With a remote (could be replaced by iPronto, obviously), I can surf the mp3s and wavs on my computer 3 flights down--the A'tron catalogs and indexes all the mp3s it finds in shared directories on the local network. So, with my handy dandy remote (or presumably using the iPronto web browser), you can create playlists, call up songs by album, artist, genre, whatever. While I have mine hardwired via ethernet, no reason you couldn't hook one up to the 802.11b network you installed for the iPronto anyway... I think they run about $200-$300 or so. Its *not* a hard drive--it pulls the mp3s through the network on an as needed basis and buffers them for playback.
Post 22 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 01:28
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On 12/31/02 15:25, Anthony said...
don't know if I need something higher end then
the iPronto, actually give me a Pronto that does
the Wireless LAN download of the configuration
and I would be happy. That is the real functionality
of the iPronto for me. The way I understand it
I can be in my office and download the configuration
to any of our remotes in the world without needing
the help of a local person.

Anthony,

Someone on the remote end must still press a button to accept the incoming update. I think that most customers might be able to handle that without a trip out there but.....

Derek Trulious
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OP | Post 23 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 08:09
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Hi there, i have found my ideal solution. I have purchased a Progear tablet pc that runs windows 98 and have networked it using the inbuilt 802.11b card. I am running radmin remote desktop software and can control full funtionality of the main pc upstairs mp3, films etc. I have also purchased some remote control software very similar in operation to pronto edit called 'mainlobby' www.cinemar.com where you can see. This software is fantastic you can do everything the ipronto will do plus much more.

Main benefits

1024 X 768 resolution for full functionality
10.5in screen 16bit colour
400Mhz processor
full remote point and shoot capability using infra red transmitter connected to main pc (via pyramid repeater to required room)
full X10 capability
ability to change configuration on the fly
100M Wifi range for web browsing using either inbuilt browser or remote on main pc.
display looks very professional without too much effort.
can also play flash animations in background.
This is every dream come true

All for 450 this makes the Ipronto seem very overpriced.


mark Perrin
OP | Post 24 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 08:10
perrin21
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Sorry thats www.cinemaronline.com
OP | Post 25 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 08:20
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Oh yes and the other thing, aswell as the fact that the progear is a pc in its own right and can have software installed on its inbuilt 5GB hard disk there is always the opportunity to upgrade this to any current tablet PC of personal choice.

More functionality and flexibility than i could ever want.
It sits on its cradle and looks like a cool crestron aswell.
I really recommend this route.

Mark Perrin
Post 26 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 08:25
Anthony
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but not all of us have a PC in the room
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Post 27 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 08:40
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Someone on the remote end must still press a button to accept the incoming update.

do you mean that there is a button on the remote that needs to be pressed, like an allow update? Is there a time limit? Is it a message that pops up?
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Post 28 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 20:14
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On 01/30/03 08:40, Anthony said...
| Someone on the remote end must still press a
button to accept the incoming update.

do you mean that there is a button on the remote
that needs to be pressed, like an allow update?
Is there a time limit? Is it a message that pops
up?

When you go to update the remote a message will pop up on screen stating that there is an update trying to be loaded at this point you must press accept or decline on the iPronto screen.

I'm not sure if there is any sort of time limit.

On a side note all iProntos must be named. When sending out an update with multiple iProntos in WiFi Range the software will return a list of available prontos to update. You the simply select the appropriate unit and continue.
Derek Trulious
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Post 29 made on Thursday January 30, 2003 at 21:08
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all our sites have a name, so that is not a problem, I will just give the same name to the Pronto.
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OP | Post 30 made on Friday January 31, 2003 at 10:28
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My computer is not in the same room as my hifi. Its upstairs in a spare bedroom. I simply use an infra red repeater to transmit the codes into the lounge.

This system works very well.

I have plans to add more progears as they are available for very little money and all can network together.
give it a try, it really is fantastic

mark perrin
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