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Best approach for using Pronto Edit
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Post 1 made on Monday January 31, 2011 at 12:48
studio theater
Long Time Member
February 2007
Over the years I have managed to program my Pronto TSU 6000 with out the aid of Pronto Edit
I want to do a few different programs that require using pronto edit. I was thinking of up loading my TSU 6000 to Pronto Edit then make all of my changes and once I have them all done then download them to the TSU 6000. In other words I am not going to download anything to my TSU 6000 until I finish writing all my programs on the edit software.
Since I have never used the Pronto Edit software I am not sure if this is the best way to do things.
Post 2 made on Tuesday February 1, 2011 at 02:48
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
You've got the right basic idea, but I have never programmed a remote without making some changes on the computer, downloading to the remote, then trying them out.

In fact, what you propose is impossible -- if you make all your changes on the computer, then download, and there's a mistake, you'll instantly not have done what you intended.

Make it easy on yourself. Do things one little bit at a time. Save several times, using different names, so that if you screw up royally you'll have something more recent than the unmodified 6000 to go back to.

I've programmed a lot of remotes, and that's the way to do it.
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Post 3 made on Tuesday February 1, 2011 at 02:55
Daniel Tonks
Wrangler of Remotes
October 1998
I don't think the "all or nothing" approach is really the best. You have to know if your buttons are big enough, if you're spacing them too tight, if your macros are timed properly... there's going to be trial downloads. A lot of trial downloads.

But the remote is a blank slate; there's nothing that says you can't simply re-load your previous configuration after trying something, until your new one is finished or at least workable.

Don't forget to read through the Pronto FAQ.
Post 4 made on Tuesday February 1, 2011 at 12:23
Long Time Member
April 2004
I agree with both Ernie & Daniel.

When I first started out I drew on paper roughly what I wanted on each page/device/screen and what code each button needed and what it needed to accomplish/which screen to take you to etc, so that as I was working through I knew roughly where I was going and what was needed.

Nothing beats doing this in the room with the equipment (on a laptop if if your main PC is not in the room) so that you can try each change to see how it works and ensure the codes are correct and if there are any delays etc you can work them out right away.

My PC is upstairs and the Home Theatre downstairs and before I got my laptop I was running up and down every few minutes while setting my 1st Pronto up.

If you get stuck, don't forget to search on here first and if that doesn't help, ask. Everone is very friendly and very helpful!

RC9500, RC5400, RU940 & Pronto Neo, Windows Vista.

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