Phillips pronto tsu500 vs Sony RM-AV3000 (long)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Ritch, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Rob Ritch

    Rob Ritch Agent

    Jun 5, 2002
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    I have been lurking for a couple of weeks, and this is my first post. For Fathers Day this year my wife completed my HT for me. She has bought me the following.

    1. Sony KP53HS30 RPTV
    2. Samsung DVD-P401 Progressive Scan DVD
    3. All new AR interconnects for the entire system
    - Component Video
    - S-Video
    - Composite Video
    - Audio cables (analog, coax digital and optical)
    4. Avia Calibration DVD
    5. Radio Shack SPL

    I already had the Kenwood HTB 503 (VR 407 A/V Receiver 5 speakers and powered sub)and a Dishnetwork 501 PVR sat receiver..

    The RPTV was delivered this afternoon and I have already calibrated with the Avia. The results are awsome (both audio and video). While I was trying to calibrate everything I was doing the remote shuffle between the DVD, A/V Receiver, and TV. My wife told me that if I wanted to go ahead and get a "good" remote that will fully control everything. I have narrowed it down to either the Phillips Pronto TSU 500 ($200.00) of the new Sony Rm-AV3000 ($200.00)

    Can anyone recommend one over the other to control all of the devices that I have listed. Or just personal opinions about either one would be appreciated as well

    Thanks in Advance

  2. Tim_Speicher

    Tim_Speicher Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 11, 2001
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    Sounds like you made out like a bandit for father's day! [​IMG] Hope that you are enjoying your new toys. As for the remote, I tend to believe that there is a lot of personal preference to be factored into the decision. I would suggest you getting your hands on both of the remotes to see how you like them.
    Personally, I prefer the Pronto over the Sony. This is largely due to the customization available to the pronto and the ability to change almost the entire layout. You may want to check out the reviews of the remotes at Remote Central they have pretty in-depth reviews on both of the remotes. They also have forums that discuss the remotes and can get some opinions from owners.
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