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Ultimate Pronto Guide.
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Post 1 made on Thursday January 19, 2006 at 13:01
suppafreak
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I just looked at some of the sample pages of the UPG and it looks very helpful. I would really like to use it to learn the remote. I understand the guy spend a lot of time creating it, however, I think $25.00 is little too much.

Is there a way to get it cheaper?

Please see this post.

[Link: remotecentral.com]
I made this!!!
[Link: v-t-d.com]
Post 2 made on Thursday January 19, 2006 at 14:39
Stealth X
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how much would it cost to have someone program it for you? $25 might be a good deal after all. = )
Post 3 made on Thursday January 19, 2006 at 20:42
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Dave D'Arche is one of our own, and I'm sure he put a great deal of effort into creating the UPG. Let's not try to save a few pennies and screw him in the process. His guide has saved many of us a lot of time, and is well worth the price.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday January 19, 2006 at 21:42
suppafreak
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Just so you know. I just caved in and purchased it.
I made this!!!
[Link: v-t-d.com]
Post 5 made on Saturday January 21, 2006 at 00:13
roddymcg
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Going rate for programming is $400, give or take a few dollars. If you have the free time it is a great purchase.

Have fun, and good luck.
When good enough is not good enough.
Post 6 made on Saturday January 21, 2006 at 09:39
Lyndel McGee
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Well suppafreak,

You just spent big bucks on a remote and the information in the guide is well worth $25.

Say you'd driven a car all your life and have never ridden a bicycle or a motorcycle. You wouldn't go out and buy a sport bike without first taking driving/riding lessons, would you? If so, I sure would like to know what city you live in. LOL.

Lyndel
Lyndel McGee
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Post 7 made on Monday January 23, 2006 at 21:31
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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When I first read your post, I was thinking of responding that you should wait for it to come out in paperback. You deserve to sit staring at your remote until it does.

Then I wrote all the rest of this:

Wow, do you need an attitude adjustment.

On January 19, 2006 at 21:42, suppafreak said...
Just so you know. I just caved in and purchased
it.

You didn't cave in, although you feel like you did. You did the right thing, and I am sorry if you feel bad about it. I am glad for you that nobody offered to share it with you, because you would then be trusting a person who is willing to screw someone for $12.50 -- and you would be having a relationship with that person by buying from them! Now, isn't that JUST the kind of friend you want to have?

Here's an idea for you to ponder: quit using this site until you feel WONDERFUL about spending $25 on that manual. Then continue not to use the site until you are ready to contribute something to its upkeep. And because you have identified that you have an issue with money, THAT is what you should contribute.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
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Post 8 made on Monday January 23, 2006 at 21:55
Lyndel McGee
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WOW!!

Ernie, who lit that fuse?

And suppafreak regarding this post...

[Link: remotecentral.com]

How many copyright laws do you think you'd break there?

Page 2 of the guide explicitly prohibits such copying or sharing either in printed or electronic form

Remind me never to send you any software as I'd have to wonder on how many desktops, one copy would be installed.

As a software engineer, I'm of the firm opinion that just because something is in electronic form, it is NOT free. If someone charges $X.XX for a piece of software or documentation, one of the things built into that cost is a factor for support, questions, etc...

Dave gives freely of his time and so do I, especially where SuperNudelist or other questions are concerned. After reading your other post about "sharing" the cost, make me wonder....

If I fed you a lump of coal, how much time would it take for you to crap out a diamond?

Lyndel
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Post 9 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 02:42
AARON BROWN
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Hey suppafreak, if you feel spending $ 25 is too steep a price for the upg, so be it. You are entitled to your opinion. As assinine as it is, you are entitled to it. Just apiece of friendly advice - keep it to yourself, for you seem to be the only one at this site who seems to feel this way.
OP | Post 10 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 11:12
suppafreak
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People please just move on.

I already purchased it. No copyright laws were broken.

Last edited by suppafreak on January 24, 2006 11:21.
I made this!!!
[Link: v-t-d.com]
Post 11 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 12:00
Lyndel McGee
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Move on we shall!!!!

Just wondered if you now feel it was worth the $25.00 for all the time it will save you doing searches on this site.
Lyndel McGee
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Post 12 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 14:32
dwstoddard
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Hi,

I'm new to this forum... where can I get the UPG? I'll pay the $25 if it will help me.

David

Never mind... I got it. Thanks for the postings. I would not have known to look for it without them.

Last edited by dwstoddard on January 24, 2006 15:28.
Post 13 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 15:31
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Post 14 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 17:47
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Heck, I'll sell it to you for $12.50. I think we should screw the author...

As always, greatly appreciate the faithful's support and assistance.

Dave
Dave D'Arche
http://RemoteQuest.com
Fine Home Theater Remote Controls & Solutions - Programming services for most remotes
Post 15 made on Tuesday January 24, 2006 at 18:59
Lyndel McGee
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In my Beavis voice...

Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Screw the author!!!! Heh! Heh! Screw the author!!!!

Yeah!!!!!
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester
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