Posted by Daniel Tonks on August 25, 1999 at 1:00 AM
I've just posted my look at the Collector's
Editon of Universal's Patch Adams DVD
starring Robin Williams.
Other remote codes: I'm starting a new feature page
with links to manufacturer's web sites listing codes and other programming help
for their universal remote models. It's starting off small, but as new
pages are found or requested it will grow. To expand on this, I'd like
to solicit everyone's opinion on posting codes for specific remotes.
Many owners lose the manual or sheet of paper describing how to
configure their remotes. What I suggest is that those who still have
these tables could either type them in (ensuring that there are no typos)
or scan them in and they could be posted on this site according to brand
and model number. Tell me what you think...
I've also added a new manufacturer's web site links
page with the addresses to many popular home theater-related companies.
I'm still looking for forum topic ideas - so far I've had Satellite &
Cable services/technology, General Lounge, Marketplace, a ProntoEdit-specific
forum and a few others. Let me know what you'd like to see!
Silver Pronto: Many readers have been asking about the "silver" colored
Pronto they've seen pictures of. Well, this is the new UK version which will
be released in September for approximately £250, though is expected to sell
for a bit less. Why silver? Well, the current color trends in home theater
equipment overseas is gold and silver - and as the Marantz RC5000 is gold, the
Pronto gets to be silver. It's expected some US dealers will import the silver
Pronto for sale in the US, merely because it is different. Philips may
even decide to sell it legitimately here.
Personally, I think one of the easiest things Philips could do to boost
sales - even multiple sales to a single household - would be to manufacture
the Pronto in half a dozen interesting colors. You could have the mysterious
blue/green/black shade of the current Pronto, plus silver, true black,
blue, red, green and maybe even a few translucent colors. Hey, it worked for Apple.