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Is the iPronto a useless doorstop ???
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Post 1 made on Saturday February 11, 2023 at 12:02
Junior Member
February 2023
Hey guys, I posted this in another thread, but here it is in the iPronto thread as well.

I recently bought a used TSi6400, which I haven't received yet, but I came across this post in the giveaway section of the forums.


This sentence in particular got me worried.

Most of the iProntos are operational but of course I can no longer program them.

What's this about? Are these older iProtos no longer programmable, thereby no longer usable?

Did I just waste $100 on this remote?

Looks like I did waste the money. See post below.

Last edited by Dudemeister on February 15, 2023 01:26.
Too many toys, not enough time... Getting old.
OP | Post 2 made on Wednesday February 15, 2023 at 01:24
Junior Member
February 2023
OK, I go the remote, and it has a somewhat basic setup from the previous user.

I tried setting the remote up, so it can connect to the internet, and haven't had any luck. it simply can't get a DHCP address from my wireless router. It tried everything including disabling the security altogether, it just refuses to work. Under "Status" It sees the router, and shows it has a signal, but it never gets an IP. I also tried a manual IP , but it never gets on the network, no matter what I do.

It's also very unstable while booting. I've had many times where it refused to boot past the "expanding signal O" it will animate that about 3 times, then freeze.

And now, the final icing on the cake. After enough hard resets, the software is now corrupt. I get a message "The iPronto Software has been damaged and must be restored. Press one of the buttons below to continue".

This basically sets the "restore flag" to yes, and when the Pronto restarts it simply goes to the logo and sits there forever, because the pronto servers are gone. Heck, even if they were still up, considering I can't get this to connect to the network, it wouldn't matter anyway.

I've read quite a few posts, but most were from 2012, 2013. Since that time, has anyone managed to figure out how to reload the software on these things, or do we just throw them away?
Too many toys, not enough time... Getting old.
Post 3 made on Friday March 3, 2023 at 14:06
Daniel Tonks
Wrangler of Remotes
October 1998
Philips should have released the firmware update files / procedures and then someone could have come up with a procedure to intercept the requests using a local service and allow the remote to flash itself.

Or, released a USB update method. Surely they didnít have to connect to the internet to flash them at Philips.
Post 4 made on Tuesday April 4, 2023 at 17:51
Regular Member
November 2020
It is indeed a useless doorstop, but does make a very nice paperweight.

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