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Is it ready for prime time?
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Post 1 made on Saturday June 14, 2003 at 19:49
Ted Gatlin
Founding Member
February 2002
Is the iPronto ready or should I wait to buy?
Post 2 made on Sunday June 15, 2003 at 00:39
Andrea Whitlock
Welcome Back
June 1999
I'm still waiting.
Post 3 made on Sunday June 15, 2003 at 15:53
Founding Member
May 2002
It is definately not ready, they released this product prematurely and need to work out many bugs before I will recommend it to anyone.
Post 4 made on Sunday June 15, 2003 at 18:29
Founding Member
February 2002

iPronto needs:

-updates to editor to include an emmulator and fixes to many reported problems

-updates to firmware

-the release of the RF/ RS232 interface module

Post 5 made on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at 15:05
Lurking Member
June 2003
No. It's missing many things that are talked about in the specs. It's very slow (after learning a dozen ir codes or so it might be 3 minutes before you can switch to the browser or guide). No ir database in iPronto. No remote extender yet (why it doesn't work with the current one is beyond me. A 802.11 remote extender might have trouble working in other rooms in the house). The guide is almost unusable . You can only see shows on at one time. You can't look at NBC from 8 - 11. Only at 8 or 9. The genres in the guide are incomplete and inaccurate. I don't know how to use the guide watch feature with my over the air hi def channels. I have directv and terrestrial antenna. When I select directv for the guide I get channel 11 when I need 11-1. The windowing is more limited that demonstrated and won't let you scroll within a partial screen window. I could go on but I'm tired. I wondered why the iPronto took so long to be delivered. Now that I have one I wish they had taken much longer.

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