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Post 1 made on Saturday October 24, 1998 at 15:30
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How durable do you think a touchscreen is? Remotes with buttons seem to be much more durable than a remote with a screen. Do you think these remotes will break down more easily. I've never owned an lcd remote, and i wonder if day to day use of this remote will wear it down faster than the old button remotes. I would worry about things like the buttons on the screen being distorted over time....since you push the screen each time you activate a piece of your equipment. I would just like to know, from anyone who has tested this remote or a similar you think it will stand up over time? Thanks.
OP | Post 2 made on Sunday October 25, 1998 at 16:41
Daniel Tonks
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Well, I myself wouldn't worry. Touchscreens have been around for a long time, and they've made them pretty durable. The only long-term experience I have with one on a remote, however, is with the Sony RM-AV2000 and even then only for about 9 months, but so far so good. It's a different type of touchscreen, though (if you look in the right light you can actually see physical "squares" that correspond to the LCD buttons).

The Pronto, on the other hand, is a true high resolution touchscreen, and so far with about half a month use it seems just fine. Fingerprints wipe off both easily. Speaking of which, I'll have to post a tip on how to quickly clean the pronto without sending out all sorts of signals or switching modes... :-)
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday October 25, 1998 at 22:12
Scott "popcorn"
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It also depends on how the touchscreen is made. If it is like the "sensing units" used on the Glidepoint-variety mice, there are no mechanical parts to wear out like on a button remote.

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