Posted by Daniel Tonks on August 11, 2001 at 1:00 AM
If you haven't heard in the Pronto forum already, yesterday Philips released a brand new version of ProntoProEdit, v3.3.0, which incorporates several important bug fixes. Although the complete list of "undesirable features" discovered so far has not been totally taken care of, Philips seems to have felt that it was important to fix the most serious bugs and release the update as soon as possible - and here it is. So, what's been corrected?
- Includes new firmware APP version 1.2, which should fix the looping crash that occurs when "Reset" is pressed while the remote is reverting.
- Firmware upgrade program will now flash the remote correctly (previously, in some cases, it would not work).
- "Most Right" hard button can now be properly configured to any customized setting. Symbols for these buttons still unavailable.
- Bottom four hard buttons cannot be programmed in the Macro section (before you could attempt to configure them, even though nothing would be saved).
- Software is far less likely to generate a corrupt CCF file. As a consequence, you cannot set a customized file to be "factory default" (which is not needed in any case).
Philips has also released a brand new, completely rewritten user manual for ProntoProEdit. You can download both the manual and software off of Remote Central on this page
. I strongly recommend that all users of ProntoProEdit upgrade to the latest version - don't keep v3.2.0 since there's a chance you could lose some of your work. As before, ProntoProEdit is only for use with the color ProntoPro TSU6000.
Several new color ProntoPro CCF files are now available in the file area - if you've got one for your remote, be sure to upload it! I've been working on my own file, "prepping" it with a wider range of buttons. Due to a change in ProntoProEdit's registry usage, a new version of my Pronto.ini Workshop utility has also be uploaded, so that all possible font sizes can again be enabled.
Finally, I've heard that Philips is strongly considering changing ProntoProEdit from its current "beta" status, which ProntoEdit has been classified as since 1999, to an official release. This is great news for current or potential ProntoPro owners, since it likely means that Philips will ensure that ProntoProEdit is "perfect" before beginning to provide support on it.
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