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If you gave up the iPronto, what else would you get?
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Post 1 made on Sunday July 20, 2003 at 14:03
DerekFSU
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I wanted this until I found all this useful feedback. If you could go back and spend about the same money (up to about $2,500)for such a touchscreen that did home theater, home automation, email, etc., what would you get instead?
Post 2 made on Sunday July 20, 2003 at 16:09
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Id hire a laborer to stand by my rack and press buttons also would have lighting control maybe do windows as well..

then again it could be a good looking female laborer
at least I could get a foot massage out of it.

that should last about a month for 2500 bucks..

lol...

primo
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday July 20, 2003 at 17:45
DerekFSU
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Hmmmm. I expected more from a Home Theater Company owner.
Post 4 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 09:23
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sorry you wanted a serious response...

lexicon remote, amx, or maybe marantz color...


or 12 sony av3000

primo
Post 5 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 15:09
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Marantz RC9200
OP | Post 6 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 15:32
DerekFSU
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Thanks a lot! I want color and the ability to not only control home automation items but also check email when needed. I like the Marantz but it does not seem to do email.
Post 7 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 15:50
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there are some people that are actually happy with it. But I would wait a bit longer. I have not given up on the iPronto yet, if you can , the best thing might be to wait for now
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Post 8 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 15:54
Andrea Whitlock
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You might look into getting an AirPanel or a tablet PC and using the Cinemar software. If you do a search on cinemar or airpanel, you should turn up some info.
OP | Post 9 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 16:41
DerekFSU
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Thanks folks, you're great.
OP | Post 10 made on Monday July 21, 2003 at 16:42
DerekFSU
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Thanks folks, you're great. Can tablets send RF signals?
Post 11 made on Wednesday July 23, 2003 at 10:43
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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If you want to check email, get a cheapo desktop, add IR remote control to it, program a 9200, and you will finally have a reason to use the projector's VGA input. This could actually cost less than the iPronto.

As Joe Florio said after saying he gave up, waiting was worthwhile. Of course, he already had the iPronto, so he sort of had to wait until somebody gave wings to his silver frisbee. I can relate to that -- my boss at the time was NOT pleased when I called a new product "the IntelliTurd" in front of the customer who had bought it and was paying for programming. It had just come out and the other installer was going through hell because of its initial problems. He loves them now that they actually work.

"You can tell who the pioneers are. They are the ones with the arrows in their backs."
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 12 made on Tuesday July 29, 2003 at 00:45
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Crestron or AMX enough said!!!!
OP | Post 13 made on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at 10:33
DerekFSU
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Thanks Dish. Aren't the Crestron and the AMX touchscreens something like $8k? I am hoping to keep the touchscreen to $2k.
Post 14 made on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at 11:57
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depends on what you get. I am not a dealer, and don't have them, but I think they startt aropund 2k-3k
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