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You can replace your Pronto screen.
This thread has 109 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 30.
OP | Post 16 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 00:25
David McClure
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Aaron, thank you very much for the description!

Can anyone else who has replaced their screen please post their findings? Was there a big improvement in screen clarity and contrast? I find my Pronto's screen is a bit washed out (ie. the blacks aren't dark enough).

Thanks again,
OP | Post 17 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 01:51
Jon Long
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I too ordered a new screen for my Pronto today from Fernando at Earth Computer Technologies.

$49 + $10 FedEx shipping

Fernando was quite friendly and helpful. He was familiar with the requests he has been receiving about this screen. He knew exactly what I needed. :)

I'll post my results once it arrives and I get it installed.

- Jon
OP | Post 18 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 03:34
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How's it going fellas? I was unaware of how terribly dim the LCD of my pronto TS1000 was, until I recently purchased the TSU2000. The TSU2000s' LCD is by far sharper and crisper. The black and grey colors are more refined, than that of the TS1000. I initially thought that the rechargeable batteries did not have enough juice(amps) to power the LCD of the TS1000. So, I swapped the batteries(the included akline)from TS2000 with the rechargeable, just to see if it would have the same dim effect. Fortunately, the TSU2000 stood sharp and crisp, I then concluded that the LCD of the latter model TS1000 were probably that of a lower grade. GET THE TSU2000 !!!
OP | Post 19 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 04:58
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Hi: just recently purchased a RC5000i and was wondering if these replacement screens will work for my remote?I take they will, but I want to be sure.
OP | Post 20 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 15:24
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Hi Guys;

Just got my screen today, finally!! Will let you guys know how it lokks when I get a chance to install.

OP | Post 21 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 15:28
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Sorry, looks, not lokks.
OP | Post 22 made on Thursday December 7, 2000 at 16:00
Mike Sides
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wow! I'm saving this thread in case my pronto screen ever breaks! Good work guys.
OP | Post 23 made on Tuesday December 12, 2000 at 17:42
AL Seemayer
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Does anyone know the part number for the silver Pronto screen (the blue backlit)? I cracked mine and don't really want to spend the $$$.

Can another screen work?
OP | Post 24 made on Wednesday December 13, 2000 at 09:16
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Get that new screen in yet? How does it compare?

You ordered the "B" version, correct?
OP | Post 25 made on Wednesday December 13, 2000 at 13:11
Will Cunningham
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I just received my new screen too, I am hoping to try and find time to hook it up in the next few days. I have some pictures and will try to take some new ones, hopefully they will come out good enough to use. I will post them on my website. It looks really easy to do and I am really looking forward to seeing how this all works out.

OP | Post 26 made on Wednesday December 13, 2000 at 13:35
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Will, does this mean you have given up on the T2 or that you want both. Just curious. From what I have seen I think I prefer the Pronto, but I wanted to know the opinion of someone that has tried both.
OP | Post 27 made on Wednesday December 13, 2000 at 20:31
Will Cunningham
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I have not given up on the T2, I have grown more and more attached to it as time goes on. I definately like it more than the Pronto and don't think I would switch back. It has some awesome macro abilities, double click detection for example, that the pronto can't match. The hands down winning feature is having hard buttons as well as touch screen buttons.

It took a long time, but I got sick of looking at the screen to control my equipment. My TiVo was the device that pushed me over the edge. Having hard buttons for the cursor control makes a huge difference in my how much I enjoy using my TiVo.

Don't get me wrong, I still think the Pronto is a great remote. I think it is particularly good in situations where non-technical people will be using the system it controls. The ability to add help screens with descriptive text is a great feature of the pronto. Very descriptive button labels is a big plus too.

I think if I were to do it all again I wouuld have to look very closely at the Home Theater Master MX-1000. It looks like it may have the best of both worlds. I do wonder how well it would survive the fall to the floor. Both the Pronto and the T2 have survived many drops to my concrete floor.

I want to fix my Pronto mostly because it seems like a huge waste to have it non-functional. :) I figure I can give it to my parents or one of my friends and find it a nice home.
OP | Post 28 made on Friday December 15, 2000 at 10:46
Jon Long
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OK.. I managed to find the time to install my new Pronto screen last night.

It was a straightforward, fairly quick task. Probably took 20-30 minutes to do it. I did take my time however, and I was very careful not to break anything. In order to remove the third screw under the label of the case, I used a new X-Acto knife to pierce the label and then carefully trim out the excess label. This way the label has a nice, perfect hole over the recessed screw. Looks better this way then just cutting a couple of slots in the label to get the Torx driver down into it.

I removed my screen and was shocked to find the part number was UG-24U01-WGHT3-B already ?! I bought my Pronto back in February 2000, and this is the first time I ever had it apart. The screen which was shipped to me by Earth Computer Tech. was actually an 'A' revision screen. I did request the 'B' version, but what I received indicated it was an A rev.

So, thinking I might as well try it anyway since I went this far. I installed the screen. The A rev. fit just fine, and hooked up normally. Although the ribbon cable on the A. rev is a bit longer and positioned more towards the bottom of the screen. This makes it a bit more difficult in that you have to fold up the cable into an S shape pretty good to get it all to fit together without pinching.

I reassembled my Pronto and installed the battery pack. One thing I though odd was that the Pronto didn't do it's two beeps to signal that it rebooted or powered up. Hmm... tapped the screen and it came to life!

The A rev. screen was noticeably brighter than my B rev., but certainly not orders of magnitude better. In fact, now my screen had vertical striped bars about 1/4" wide running down the left and right hand sides of the screen !! There was probably 3-4 of these bars running vertically. If I adjusted the contrast, they adjusted right along with the rest of the screen. Weird!

Everything seemed to work just fine, but the display was plagued with these grey-black bars! So, I'm not sure if there is some incompatibility between the Rev. A screens and the Pronto, or if I just have a bad new screen and I need to get a replacement from Earth Tech ???

The only thing that has me thinking incompatibility is the odd fact the Pronto didn't beep at me upon inserting the battery pack and powering up. Anybody have any ideas ?

I took the Pronto apart and re-installed my original Rev. B screen and carefully re-assembled it. Works perfecly, including the two-beeps on power on/reset after installing the battery.

Considering I don't get the warm and fuzzy feeling the Pronto likes the Rev. A screen, I may just return it for a refund. The project was a success if for no other reason than I now know I have a Rev. B screen in to begin with!

The Rev. A screen was a bit more useable. The display was not quite as dim or faded looking as my B screen. I prefered the look of the Rev. A screen, but I'm just not sure about getting a new one and trying it over again. Does anyone out there who has had their Pronto apart know if they are running a Rev. A screen ? I certainly don't want to blow some display driver hardware up or something !


- Jon
OP | Post 29 made on Friday December 15, 2000 at 17:37
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Has anyone cracked open a TSU2000 yet?? What version LCD in this one?? Have the screen problems been fixed in this version??

OP | Post 30 made on Saturday December 16, 2000 at 09:33
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Hi Guys;

Still haven't had a chance to get my new screen installed, Christmas is taking a toll on my free time!!

Josh, I did order a "B" version, hopefully is works great.

Will let you know in the new year (unless I get a chance to slip the screen in before then) how it works

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