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ipronto to run with remote desktop application?
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Post 1 made on Tuesday November 30, 2004 at 12:21
joartech
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I have a HTPC running with meedio and a plasma display. To avoid using the plasma when listning to webradio and mp3, I need a touch screen device like the ipronto to run a remote desktop application. To do this, I think I need a device with windows. Crestron is launching a the Isys i/O TPMC-10 WiFi Touchpanel that looks like something I need, but I think this one will be too expensive. the Simpad do not have any programmable hardbuttons for volume and channel, and then is not an alternative. The ipronto is perfect if it is possible to run a remote desktop application Is there anyone that have any suggestions?

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Post 2 made on Tuesday November 30, 2004 at 23:22
donaldap
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I would recommend integrating Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (WMC) into your home entertainment center. It's perfect for what you're trying to accomplish. WMC comes with a remote control that will allow you to control all of your computer tasks, i.e, checking e-mail, surfing the net, creating documents, etc. Your iPronto will be able to learn the remote controls from the WMC.

You'll be able to play computer audio files through your speaker system without having to leave your plasma on. In other words, you'll be able "To avoid using the plasma when listening to webradio and mp3s." And you can program this setup on your iPronto with a single soft button. You can also access Media Center while sitting at your desk using a mouse and keyboard. Nice.

This is one way of doing it, I'm sure there are other ways.
donaldap
Post 3 made on Wednesday December 1, 2004 at 00:04
tkrug
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Have you looked at using an airpanel from Viewsonic?
[Link: viewsonic.com]

It is basically a handheld PC that can run as a remote monitor. In essence, you would run windows on your HTPC and operate the HTPC remotely. Anything you could do sitting in front of your HTPC you could do with an airpanel.

I believe you could do the same with Viewsonic's viewpad as well....those can be had used on ebay for a few hundred $$$.
-Tim

Pronto Neo FAQ: [Link: remotecentral.com]
Post 4 made on Wednesday December 1, 2004 at 09:11
Anagram
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Just use WinVNC on your PC and use it from your pronto.
Post 5 made on Thursday December 2, 2004 at 04:19
Jean-Max
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On 12/01/04 09:11 ET, Anagram said...
Just use WinVNC on your PC and use it from your
pronto.

Can you tell us more details and experience with Ipronto, about WinVNC ? (good idea)
thanks

This message was edited by Jean-Max on 12/03/04 02:08 ET.
Jean-Max
OP | Post 6 made on Wednesday December 8, 2004 at 08:59
joartech
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Is it possible to install windows programs on the ipronto?

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Post 7 made on Wednesday December 8, 2004 at 13:00
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Or run VNC or remote desktop on a table pc.
OP | Post 8 made on Thursday December 9, 2004 at 13:20
joartech
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Yes, I know I can use a tablet PC, but they do not have hard buttons to change volum and channels. Are there not anyone that can tell if it is possible to use realVNC or simular applications?

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