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Post 1 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 16:00
tbone7467
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I did not know where to post this so please except my apologizes if I posted this in the wrong local. I have been lurking on this site for quite a while but really needed a question answered.


I am getting the sony DVP-CX777ES and a programable remote. What I want to do is have a picture of the dvd come up on the remote, when I select the dvd changer, and be able to click the pic and that movie will start. Does anyone know what remote will do that?? I wanted the RM-Nx7000 or the Pronto TSU-7000 I dont think the sony will beable to handle this task. I can justify the changer with my fiance only if I can get this feature to work. she is a collector and likes the CD and DVD cases which I think is a waste of space if they are empty.
Post 2 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 16:22
André du Fresne
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tbone,
the 7000 can handle this task very well, also the 3000 and the "out-dated" 6000 can do this. I have about 200 DVD pictures and a small synopsis to each disc in my TSU-6000. The macro for the Sony DVD changer needed a little bit of tweaking, but now it works flawlessly: with the press of a button, the desired disk is loading.
André
TSU-9600, URC MX-3000, ProntoProNG TSU-7000
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 16:45
tbone7467
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that is great how hard was it to put together. I really want to do this for teh dvds and her cd collection. can you send me some screen shots
Post 4 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 16:57
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You can see it here. The DVD changer pages are in the upper right. The screenshots are from a CCF for the ProntoPro TSU6000 - which is not produced anymore. The 7000 features a much better display and is not restricted to 256 colors.
André
TSU-9600, URC MX-3000, ProntoProNG TSU-7000
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 17:05
tbone7467
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I noticed that you have thumb nails then dvd summary. when you click on the thumb nails does it start that dvd and send you to the summary or you have a choice then it sends you to either the dvd remote or the summary
Post 6 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 17:11
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When clicking on the thumbnail in the thumbs view, the screen shows the details to the selected title. Pressing the disc symbol launches the macro.
But you can also watch the detail pages one by one - just takes much longer than with the 6 thumbnail overview page.
André
TSU-9600, URC MX-3000, ProntoProNG TSU-7000
OP | Post 7 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 17:51
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wow that is cool. that must have taken you a ton of time. how did you get all the thumb nails?? on the internet or scan the covers in. I also liked this one too:

[Link: hdtvoice.com]
Post 8 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 18:00
André du Fresne
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Very impressing, indeed.
I wonder, why he never showed up at Remote Central.
TSU-9600, URC MX-3000, ProntoProNG TSU-7000
Post 9 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 18:02
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tbone,
I have a a TSU6000 setup in the files section that works with the Sony changers as well. It has two DVD covers per page, and works pretty well. You can find the file here [Link: remotecentral.com]
OP | Post 10 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 18:04
tbone7467
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thanks!!! I really needed this info and these demo if you would. do you guys like the remote?? If you could start over would you pick something diffrent?? that LOWPRO guy is a member here I dont know why he posted this on a diffrent site though. But it is really cool. McNasty I will have to wait til I get home to check out your set up as I am not able to download it at my current location. thanks for the info though.
Post 11 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 21:17
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You can also check mine in the 7000 and 3000 sections. Jon Linville is the file name. It has hidden macros to get to any of the 400 discs in both my DVD changer and CD changer. I also have around 300 or so DVD covers currently in there. I tried to make it so it would be easy for anyone to put there on covers in and link to the correct macro for the slot.
Jon
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Post 12 made on Saturday June 12, 2004 at 01:31
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"Very impressing, indeed.
I wonder, why he never showed up at Remote Central."

"that LOWPRO guy is a member here I dont know why he posted this on a diffrent site though. But it is really cool."

Lowpro guy here. :-) I actually posted that here at remote central first. I am an active member of several other forums, some of which touch on home automation and remote control products as well. My original post is buried in this forum section. Well not too buried. It's back on like page 6 or 7. :-P Link action is below.

[Link: remotecentral.com]

I did leave out some shots here I included in my post over at hdtvoice.com. Those shots are below. They show some other DVD submenu pages I have done and shots of the DVD interface as well.

PPENG (TSU7000 editor) Shots:




In case you were curious I have detailed below some things regarding my DVD collection setup in the remote.

I place the DVD's in my changers according to the collection ID's in my DVD Profiler. I also get the DVD covers from DVD Profiler as well. If a DVD includes more than one disc I just create a second inventory item in DVD Profiler after the first one to account for that second disc. I have even gone to the length when I first loaded my changers to make sure if the DVD was a flipper, that I encoded the flip side to my hard drive and then burned it to a DVD+R. This way the flip side is now available on a seperate disc which can be loaded in the next DVD changer slot. Some of the older movies that spread movies across two discs or forced you to flip the disc over half way though ... for these I encoded each side or disc seperately to my hard drive, and then combined them into a single encode, then ripped the movie to DVD+R. Pretty sweet! :-)

The link to my DVD Profile is below.
[Link: invelos.com]

Viewing my collection by inventory ID you will see all the extra entries I have had to add to account for each an every DVD in my collection. I loaded the changers in a-z order for what I had at the time and as you get to collection ID 885 you will see where I started adding new DVD's that I bought without reordering the collection ID's at that point.

It is an easy system which works well. The work on my pcf file took a couple long weekends, but was well worth it.

One last thing I'd like to share here is in regards to the adding of new DVD cover images to my pcf file. To keep this process accurate as far as image placement on each page I use a temporary background image I created which is placed behind each DVD cover page for that particular letter. This temporary background image allows me to quickly jog a letter's worth of DVD covers down one to make room for a new DVD cover. This keeps the placement exact as I have to insert new covers.



The bright colors make it easy to slide the DVD covers over a slot while at the same time keeping the alignment perfect. This prevents the DVD covers from shifting slightly as you browse from page to page in the remote due to misalignment. After I have inserted any new DVD covers for a particular letter I remove the temporary backgrounds of course.

As you can tell, I am a big fan of these remotes and am always excited to talk about how I've been able to automate my DVD library at home, not to mention the rest of my home theatre. It is all thanks to the TSU3000/7000. Now if Phillips will only upgrade the firmware to support the full 32 megs in the 7000. Till then I remain somewhat content. I want my $1000 worth out of this remote!

-Lowpro

Last edited by Lowpro on November 21, 2011 19:59.
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OP | Post 13 made on Monday June 14, 2004 at 10:58
tbone7467
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that info is great just what I wanted to know. you guys have been a great help. it was a sucessful sale of the remote after I showed her the screen shots you guys had. she loved the idea.
OP | Post 14 made on Monday June 14, 2004 at 16:10
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Oh one last question. can you do all of this from the software that is supplied with the modem?? Will I have to purchase more software or what?
Post 15 made on Monday June 14, 2004 at 19:43
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On 06/14/04 16:10, tbone7467 said...
Oh one last question. can you do all of this from
the software that is supplied with the modem??
Will I have to purchase more software or what?

Modem?? Did you mean remote? The pronto software does not have any graphic manipulation software. If you want to resize, crop, changer from color to grayscale, etc you will need other software.
Jon
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