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Post 1 made on Monday July 4, 2005 at 20:10
maik
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I would like to know if in your opinion the Ipronto is worth buying. I now own a TSU-3000, I am very happy with it. I would like to have a bigger screen and colour that's why I am looking at the Ipronto. Also do you know if I could import my codes and buttons from the TSU-3000 to Ipronto?

Thank you.

Maik
Post 2 made on Tuesday July 5, 2005 at 02:50
nrmsmith
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NO! Don't give Philips anymore money for this junk.

Read some of the forum posts.

Nigel
Post 3 made on Tuesday July 5, 2005 at 19:42
Goshdarnit
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Depends what you want from it. If you only want the bigger screen, colour, and more memory, then it's great. If you want to be able to control equipment in a cabinet/other room, then it's great (as long as said equipment is only IR activated, not RF), then it's fine (with the added expense of a NetX). But if you want to use it for media streaming, RS232 control, Telephony, audio playback, or anything fancy which you may have read about in Philips literature as "possible future enhancements" then I'd have to say no. It's a very sexy universal remote, but no more and no less. I think it's a bit overpriced for what it does, but I still bought one, and I'm happy with it.

Read into that what you will!
Post 4 made on Thursday July 7, 2005 at 09:38
Tennant
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I agree with Goshdarnit. I bought the iPronto purely as the ultimate remote control and so wasn't interested in potential streaming/mp3/telephony features. With the latest firmware it now performs the task I bought it for...although the time it took Philips to sort out the bugs in the firmware was a little frustrating!

Tennant
Post 5 made on Thursday July 14, 2005 at 19:46
jcollins
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I am in the same boat. I have a tsu3000 and was looking at the rc9800i for ease of use for others in the house, color and the epg to narrow down to only the channels we view frequently. I noticed some issues with the program in others post from the upgrade but overall is the epg aspect reliable?
Post 6 made on Friday July 15, 2005 at 13:44
Goshdarnit
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On 07/14/05 19:46 ET, jcollins said...
I am in the same boat. I have a tsu3000 and was
looking at the rc9800i for ease of use for others
in the house, color and the epg to narrow down
to only the channels we view frequently. I noticed
some issues with the program in others post from
the upgrade but overall is the epg aspect reliable?

Hi. Yes, I generally find the EPG reliable (assuming the latest firmware addresses the issue with the last update problem). It's not great for planning ahead, as you have to manually change the time forward in 15 minute increments and scroll through all the channels again, but for looking at "what's on now" it's ideal. They do sometimes put things in odd categories. I seem to remember Friends showing up as a Drama rather than a Comedy, but it's quite a good means of seeing what is on at the moment and switching to it without worrying about channel numbers etc.
Post 7 made on Monday July 18, 2005 at 00:05
Grimmace
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I just got mine and I have a TSU3000. I have only used the 1.9.5 version. I picked it over the 9800 because I can program this one. So far so good, it all works. I do wish the USB worked and it used G and WPA (I brought a B access point just to use this.), but it's a nice unit. I wouldn't pay the full price for it, but you can get refurbs from phillips for 1/2 price (on ebay directly from philliips) , and there are other deals out there ;). I have a lot of different items to program, and don't trust the 9800 to get them all right. I am going to learn away with it. The TSU3000 had some growing pains, and turned out okay. I hope this one does the same, because this unit has a lot more potential. We'll see.
Post 8 made on Tuesday July 19, 2005 at 11:24
CarbonToe
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If you want a flashy flat panel Home Cinema remote buy it (I wouldnt go back to my old B&W Pronto), if you want a panel to control house automation, surf the web, use the microphone/usb/etc.....forget it.

In summary - pick one up cheap from a disgruntled user and you'll love yourself.

I bought a NetX last month for 80!!!!
Post 9 made on Tuesday July 19, 2005 at 16:47
SirKalle
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@carbon toe:

Netx for 80 pounds? Not bad! Does it work? :-)

Well, I have some problems with my netx since the last firmware update ... but I am still investigating the problem.

Best regards,

Kalle


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