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i-pronto user manual on Philips site
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 4, 2002 at 20:00
Nicholas
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It's a download of nearly 60 pages. It does not seem to have RF capability, although it sends and receives RF for purposes of connecting to the internet.

Still looks very tempting.

Nick
Post 2 made on Thursday December 5, 2002 at 08:09
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Could you post a link to the manual? I can't find it - all I can find is the 13-page white paper which has been on the site for months.
Post 3 made on Thursday December 5, 2002 at 13:17
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The I Pronto does 802.11b that means that it does do RF, but it does not do it the same way as the ProntoPro. But like Dave, I looked through www.Pronto.philips.com and could not find the manual, do you have a direct link?
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OP | Post 4 made on Thursday December 5, 2002 at 17:58
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Here you go.

[Link: ce.philips.com]

Nick
Post 5 made on Thursday December 5, 2002 at 18:08
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Interesting - thanks for the link, Nick. It doesn't describe much on system setup and programming, unfortunately, but still an interesting look at how it works.
Post 6 made on Thursday December 5, 2002 at 19:14
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I do believe Nick is correct. I looked it over myself. And I found nothing about rf to ir. Just IR. I even looked at the "trouble shoot" pages at the end. And under
Devices do not respond to the commands I send
Make sure to point the iPronto’s sending eye towards the device.
Make sure there is no obstruction between the iPronto and the device.
Check the battery status in the status display or in the General tab of the System Settings.
Check if your device understands Philips IR codes. You can find this information in your device’s manual. If your
device does not understand Philips IR codes, you can learn the IR code from the conventional remote control.
See Learning IR Codes on page 38.

Which it says nothing about the 801.11 station or whatever you want to call it.


However, I didn't see anything pertaing to the wireless network. Which doesn't come with the ipronto. However, there is a link in there..... [Link: pronto.philips.com]

In case any of you would care to have it. But realize this, it's just a tease due to the fact the site is not avaible yet.

Rob
OP | Post 7 made on Thursday December 5, 2002 at 21:40
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I guess upon reflection I'm disappointed. Two features that I have with my RC9200 are important to me:

1. Joystick
2. RF transmission

The joystick's desirability is self-evident. So, I guess, is the RF capability, but recently I found a great use for it: I have the unusual situation of two identical components in my system (Kenwood Sovereign Entre Hubs), and I can control each without confusing the other. One is RF, the other IR.

The internet capability is nice, but, let's face it, the small keyboard won't permit the most facile interface to the internet. The larger screen is nice, but so would have been a hard button joystick. For $1699 (understanding that street price will be far less than that), I expected all these attributes.

Nick
Post 8 made on Friday December 6, 2002 at 11:58
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I have not read the manual yet, just printed it (thanks for the link), but if you read [Link: remotecentral.com] under network there is

802.11b Network Extender (available 1st quarter 2003) offers IR routing, power sensing and RS232 control

I think that is basically what you are asking for

also in the today's what's new there is this cryptic line

Also look for at least one hardware upgrade beyond the original published specifications for the iPronto.
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Post 9 made on Saturday December 7, 2002 at 22:14
Andrea Whitlock
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I can't wait to drop this puppy on my wireless network and browse the internet, couch potato style (parked in front of the TV). And being linux based is definitely a plus in the spousal approval department.

Post 10 made on Saturday December 7, 2002 at 23:19
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On 12/07/02 22:14.19, Andrea Whitlock said...
I can't wait to drop this puppy...

Maybe a bad choice of words to use when talking about a glass touchscreen Andrea? LOL

JJP
Post 11 made on Sunday December 8, 2002 at 01:09
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*laugh*

I'm gonna have to figure out how to keep it out of my 4 year old's reach and out of the 7 month old's drool zone...

My RC5000 has battle scars (a half eaten chan+ button) and I don't want that to happen to the iPronto! Of course the WeeMotes are pristine. I guess my remotes taste better...
Post 12 made on Sunday December 8, 2002 at 01:14
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On 12/08/02 01:09.51, Andrea Whitlock said...
My RC5000 has battle scars (a half eaten chan+
button)

I remember the pictures - at least I think that was yours.


iPronto!

But Andrea, it's not a MARANTZ?????

Jim L
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