As audio/video technology marches on, so does remote control design. The Fobis Technologies Weemote, first introduced back in 2000, promised to make television viewing both easier and safer for children. As later Weemote models were enhanced to work with a wider variety of devices, Fobis has obviously kept their eye on other areas where a kids’ remote would be appreciated.
I’m pleased today to announce our review of the Weemote dV, a brand new remote featuring a completely updated design that should help make DVD viewing a more independent activity for kids all over. The new Weemote dV is a durable, preprogrammed and learning remote control with only a few buttons for easy, intuitive digital video device control. So just what is the Weemote dV capable of, and how does it relate to other Weemote models? You’ll have to read our full review to find out!
Read all about the Weemote dV!
File area updates.
As I look through the What’s New archives, I’m amazed to notice that it has been almost 8 months since we last informed you of recent uploads to the remote control file area. So, without further ado, here’s what’s new!
To begin with we’ll cover new file areas. Anyone looking for a remote control manual will want to look in the Miscellaneous section which contains, among other things, over 340 different universal remote control manuals for Sony, One For All, RCA, Philips/Magnavox, Radio Shack, Zenith and a wide variety of other brands. As always, we need your content – if you have a manual for a remote control not listed, please take the time to upload it! Although we prefer original manufacturer PDF files, we can also process your high resolution scans into nice PDF documents that anyone can view.
Home Theater Master MX-3000
Next, the most recent file area added is for the MX-3000 color LCD remote, which uses RCC files. You’ll currently find 18 system RCC files by:
Continuing on to the iPronto TSi6400, 19 new or updated system ICF files are now available from:
Doug @ ClearlyResolved
Kees van der Meer (x2)
Lee Kropp (x2)
Marco A. Hernandez
Paul M. Ingargiola
Thiago Ramos Fanfoni
You’ll also find two new button galleries totalling well over a thousand buttons, designed especially for the iPronto.
We now come to the file area for the ProntoNG TSU3000 and ProntoPro NG TSU7000, now covering the Marantz RC5400 and RC9500. A total of 31 new or updated systems are available from:
You’ll also find tons of separate component PCF files, plus: a gallery file from Steve Martin; NFL schedules from J. Wallace, Jason Humphries and Kevin Davis;
six logo galleries from Dave Wilkins, Glenn Haist, Leigh Rankin, Peter Fullerton, Scott Harris and Sebastien Vivier; and finally, utilities from Lyndel McGee and Paul Friedlander.
Marantz has updated their RC5400’s Wizz.it editing software to version 1.2.5, adding online help, global punchthroughs, recursive jumps, improved learning and faster downloads. Be sure to also get the matching RC5400 firmware update to App v188.8.131.52. They’ve also released Wizz.it 9, color editing software for use with the brand new RC9500 remote control, which is based on the popular ProntoPro NG TSU7000. Download all software from this page
We now come to the original remote control file archive, created for the Philips Pronto and ProntoPro family of remote controls. This area is now up to an amazing total of over 7,000 files – with more coming in all the time! This update you’ll find 34 new or updated system files from:
Eelco van Vliet
Eric ten Barge
Flavio Castello Branco
Neil S. Whitaker
The individual components section has also had a major infusion of files and now covers devices from over 340 different brands! Other updates include logo collections from Chris Dunbar and Olivier Arthus and an updated version of CCF Tools from Olivier Couvreur.
Home Theater Master MX-700 & MX-800
In addition to numerous component files, the MX-700 & MX-800 file area has had 19 new or updated system configurations from:
Ronald T. Shaw
New files can also be found in the MX-500 section.
Last but not least, in the ProntoNEO file area you’ll find a total of 15 new or updated system NCF files from:
Remember, we need your content!
If you have a remote control related file that you’d like to share with others, please upload that file by visiting the appropriate file area and looking for the “upload” link near the bottom of the page.
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