Table Of Contents
SECTION A: PHILIPS PRONTO NG REMOTE
A1-01 What is the Pronto NG, and how does it differ from the regular Pronto?
A1-02 How many models are there?
A1-03 Approximately, how much does it cost?
A1-04 What’s the difference between European and North American models?
A1-05 Is the docking station worth it?
A2-01 What processor and operating system does it use?
A2-02 How large is the screen, and how many colors can it display?
A2-03 Is the Pronto NG compatible with the ProntoPro TSU6000’s docking station?
A2-04 What frequencies can the remote learn?
A2-05 Does the Pronto NG use a standard USB cable?
Using the Remote
A3-01 What are the current firmware versions?
A3-02 Can I upgrade a North American Pronto NG with European hardware, or vice versa?
A3-03 Can all hard buttons be programmed?
A3-04 How does the light level setting work?
A3-05 Can I broadcast IR & RF at the same time?
A3-06 Can the Pronto NG work with RF equipment?
A3-07 Why won’t my screen calibrate?
A3-08 Why does the contrast reset every time the remote reboots?
A3-09 Why is my battery life so poor?
SECTION B: WORKING WITH PHILIPS PRONTOEDIT NG
Using the Software
B1-01 What are the current software versions?
B1-02 Can I take screen captures of my design?
B1-03 Is there an easier way to work with the “Button Properties” window?
B1-04 Is it possible to adjust the properties for more than one button at a time?
B1-05 What does the “Template” setting do?
B1-06 What keyboard shortcuts are there?
B2-01 What different file formats are there?
B2-02 What is a PCF file?
B2-03 Can I import a CCF file? Or an NCF file?
B2-04 Why do some files fail to open?
B2-05 How can I optimize memory usage?
B2-06 I’m receiving the message “this file type cannot be opened by this editor”. What can I do?
B2-07 Is there an easier way to open a PCF file as a ZIP file?
B2-08 I’ve extracted and re-compressed a PCF file. Why won’t it load?
B3-01 How much of the screen can I customize?
B3-02 With a full-screen custom interface, how can I view the “transmission” or “battery level” icons?
B3-03 If I program the far left hard button, how do I access “Tools”?
B3-04 Why can’t I link directly to a device, like I could with the Pronto?
B3-05 How do hard button commands change, per device or per page?
B3-06 Why does my custom “Setup Page” button disappear when I push another button?
B3-07 How can I design my CCF so when I make changes I don’t need to relearn my remotes?
B3-08 Can I add more fonts to the Pronto NG?
B3-09 Can I password protect pages?
Working with Bitmaps
B4-01 Where would I use bitmap files?
B4-02 How can I create my own bitmaps?
B4-03 How do I save a bitmap to disk?
B4-04 Can I set a transparency color other than a shade of grey?
B4-05 Why do my graphics have horizontal lines through them?
B4-06 Should I use the gallery?
Working with IR Codes
B5-01 How can I tell whether my learned codes are “clean” or not?
B5-02 Why won’t my codes repeat when held down?
B5-03 What does 0000, 8000, etc. mean in a hex code?
B5-04 What are discrete codes?
B5-05 How do I find or create discrete codes?
B5-06 How do I use a discrete code?
B5-07 How can I directly enter RC5, RC5x or RC6 codes in ProntoEdit NG?
B5-08 Why don’t some of my imported IR codes work?
B5-09 Why won’t my buttons work twice in a row?
B5-10 Why are my pasted hex codes being changed?
Working with Macros
B6-01 What are macros? How are they different from regular commands?
B6-02 How can I get the Pronto NG to “hold” a button for several seconds in a macro?
B6-03 How can I enter multiple digits on a single button, say for a favorite channel icon?
B6-04 Why are some of my macro commands not being received?
B6-05 What would a macro for a system on/off button look like?
B6-06 How can I handle switching video inputs?
B6-07 What are aliases and how are they used?
SECTION C: ERRATA & WORKAROUNDS
C1-01 Why can’t I download or communicate with my remote?
C1-02 Why won’t just tapping the button always work?
C1-03 Why don’t the commands I assign to “Home Properties” propagate to all devices?
C1-04 Why are button images disappearing in my file?
C1-05 Why can’t I set a default button in the gallery?
C1-06 Why can’t I learn codes properly onto the cursor keys?
v1.0a, November 11, 2004
A1-02, A3-01, B1-01, B2-06, B2-08
v1.0, June 15, 2004
After months of development, here is the first official version of the FAQ.