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New Pronto NG and ProntoPro NG edit
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Post 31 made on Sunday September 25, 2005 at 10:53
Lyndel McGee
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Fleetz,

Thanks for your very detailed description and finally indicating that you are using Test IR function. I don't use it nor do I recommend it. I know it's available and tempting to use but in reality, it sometimes does not work like the real remote. Plus, it has indeed caused some problems in the past.

Lyndel
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Post 32 made on Sunday September 25, 2005 at 17:26
fleetz
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Hi Lyndel,

Can not believe that this is a deep rooted problem that appears to be going back years. Then again with my attempts to get Philips just to acknowledge that I am a customer over the past week or so shouldn't surprise me.

If this issue has been known and for Philips not to flag it is tottally irresponsible as a manufacturer. Maybe they have flagged it but I was unable to find any reference any where within Pronto Philips, documentation, FAQ etc, Is it somewhere that I missed?

It is disappointing as a new user of TSU7000 to have to go through what was I though a bug issue which from all accounts now was something was accepted. From a newbie's perspective knowing what I know now Philips should be force to come out and make a corrective action statement or accept their product has a bug and document it or take the feature out of the software and force the learn function to be done on the remote.

How does one get behind the the great wall of silence at Philips and communicate this?

Sorry to be sounding like I am on a soap box but this has kinda rild me a tad.

Thanks for your support thoughout this issue.

REgards,

Fleetz
Post 33 made on Sunday September 25, 2005 at 18:19
Peter Dewildt
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Fleetz, the longing running problem with Test IR has not been one of hanging. It has been one of reliability.

Pressing Test IR is not the same as pushing a button on the Pronto. It can work using Test IR and not on the Pronto and vice-versa. That's why most of us don't trust it.

Philips does read this forum. They are now aware of your observation that there is another problem with Test IR.
Peter
Pronto 1000 (retired), Pronto TSU7000, RFX6000 (retired)
Pronto 2xTSU9600, RFX9400
Post 34 made on Sunday September 25, 2005 at 23:27
fleetz
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Thanks Peter for enlighting me. As a newbie here I appreciate the comments and feedback from experienced Pronto users as your goodself.

I appreciate you passing onto Philips my issue of concern. I hope they take it on board and produce a more robust product for us all.

Do you have any suggestion on how I might be able to raise Philips customer support attention on a issue of a faulty Vol + button on my TSU7000? I have tried via Pronto website customer support to get a response nothing. Did you happen to pass on my comments from the detailed posting about Philips lack of customer support response?

Again thanks for your interest, suggestions and feedback.

Regards,

Fleetz
Post 35 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 14:05
Carlton Bale
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I uninstalled the previous version and then installed the newest version of ProntoProEdit NG. I had the same problems where the program would not communicate with the remote. I followed Lyndels directions and there was a problem with the device in Device Manager. Updating to the new driver fixed the issue.

Thanks for posting the info on how to fix it. I would have spent hours trying to resolve the problem otherwise.
Carlton Bale
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Post 36 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 19:43
Ti-maniac
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These are the problems that I have:

1. USB driver had to be reinstalled. Had to go to hardware manager and reinstall.
2. MAJOR PROBLEM: Cannot download my .pcf files. Errors.

I had to back out the software, reload the old firmware and old editor to get my 7000 back up.

Any advise on what to do about my pcf files would be appreciated. They open fine in the new editor. But the new editor errors out after clearing memory during the download and tries to do a "conversion". It also errors out when trying to do a "save as". I went back one year with various other earlier pcf files and none would download or save. All error out upon "conversion". Re-downloaded, reinstalled. Firmware seems to be working. I am able to upload and download the new default pcf.

HELP!

Phillips technical support was of no help after over one hour of discussion.
Post 37 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 19:46
mburwen
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As throughout several beta tests, I had various
versions of the software installed on my machine,
I had some problems getting the USB drivers to
install correctly with this release. Should others
encounter this problem, I've posted instructions
as to how to resolve.

It has now been a while since the firmware update was released, and there is no mention of a possible need to update the USB driver on the Pronto website. Nor is there any mention of new drivers being included with the editing software download. I had to update my Prointo driver and might never have found the new driver file if Lyndel hadn't mentioned it.

C'mon Philips, this is basic information that should be included in update instructions.
Post 38 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 20:48
Ti-maniac
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What does this mean??

"An error occured wshile converting this configuration file for use by the device."

And how can I avoid this????

It happens on everyone of my pcf files when trying to download to the 7000 using PPENG2 and the new firmware.
Post 39 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 20:57
Grego
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Are you sure you set the new editor for TSU7000?

if not sure, Try dropping down "tools" from the menu bar. No press the letter "o" then "c" to choose the correct remote.
Post 40 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 23:18
esikola
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When is the 7500 hitting the market?
Post 41 made on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 23:43
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Last word from Philips is still November on the new models. There distributors are still waiting for setup information and actual costs
Aaron S.
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Post 42 made on Thursday September 29, 2005 at 00:28
mburwen
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"An error occured wshile converting this configuration
file for use by the device."

And how can I avoid this????

Make sure you follow the install procedures outlined by Lyndel earlier in this thread to the letter.
Post 43 made on Thursday September 29, 2005 at 09:38
Lyndel McGee
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Mike,

The error is in "conversion", not "connecting". My instructions won't help. More than likely, as Peter suggested, the wrong remote type was specified.
Lyndel McGee
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Post 44 made on Thursday September 29, 2005 at 18:51
randman
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The beginning of this thread says that PPENG v2.1.1 adds support for the new remotes. The "what's new" links in Philip's Pronto website do not say what was changed in PPENG v2.1.1 and firmware version 3.8.11. Is there any other changes in PPENG v2.1.1 other than support for the new remotes? What was changed in 3.8.11 of the firmware? I have a TSU7000, and I don't see the point of upgrading the firmware and PPENG if there's no other advantages. However, it doesn't make sense why the TSU7000's firmware would have an update if it's only for PPENG to provide support for the new Prontos. I would think that there's some benefit to upgrading the firmware, but don't know what it is.
Post 45 made on Thursday September 29, 2005 at 22:07
Peter Dewildt
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A possibility is that they might be using the same firmware for both models.
Peter
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