Pronto Remote!!!

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  1. Harold P

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    Which Pronto Remote is used by most people? There are approximately 4 new models ranging from:

    TSU-2000...........$177.00
    TSU-6000...........$498.00
    TS-2000............$224.00
    TS-1000............$109.00

    Any comments........good or bad.

    Any other choices...........using Sony Strda4es.

    Thanks.

    Harold
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Harold,

    The TS 1000 is the original w/ B&W screen. The 2000 is an updated 1000 with twice as much memory, and more codes built into its internal database (which basically eat up the extra storage they added). The Tsu-6000 is the Pro, which has a color screen.

    I assume the TSU-2000 is just the most recent version of the B&W unit, maybe stripped down? I'm not sure how it is different than then the TS-2000. I don't even know which is which- I have always referred to them as 1000/2000 so the extra TS/TSU issue is a mystery to me. Philips also makes a pronto NEO which is not really a pronto at all.

    You can find complete details at remotecentral.com

    -Vince
     
  3. Harold P

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    Vince,

    Thanks............quick reply.

    I would still like to hear comments.....if there are any?

    Will check out remotecentral.com

    Harold
     
  4. Eric Samonte

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    Prontos are the best in touchscreens. U can put any button u like, be it a station logo, pic of ur dog, etc. I suggest u try the ProntoEdit first which u can download at remotecentral.com. This would certainly get ur feet wet as well as give u an idea of what u r confortable with. This thing needs the owner to be "computer literate" and willing to spend hours programming it. This is not to scare u but this would be the norm when owning these remotes. But I'm sure if u like "customizing" ur stuff, having macros for everything then ur looking at the best remote. As Vince says, the above site holds tons of info, reviews and most importantly, files to get u going.
     
  5. Andrew Pratt

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    In the real world there isn't any difference between the 1000 and 2000 models so buy which ever is cheapest. Note however that the new 3000 model will be out shortly and it will list for $399 which is the price the 1000 and 2000 both listed at when they came out so expect retail prices to be somewhat less then that. The new 3000 will ofer more hard buttons that may be useful to some.
     
  6. Darren Mortensen

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    Harold,

    I use a TSU-6000. I bought this model for the updated features including the COLOR screen. I paid $600 new a year ago.
     
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  8. EGM

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    Harold,

    Where did you find the price of $177 for the TSU-2000? The cheapest I found it at was around $225?

    I am also looking to purchase a Pronto, and the 2000 model is my first choice. I am guessing that the price will fall even more once the TSU-3000 hits the market.

    Has anyone had any experience with the ProntoNeo? How does it compare to the TSU-2000?

    GM
     
  9. Harold P

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    The $177.00 was for a refurbished unit........but go to the following link and you will find some other cheap prices.
    http://shopper.cnet.com/shopping/res...741914,00.html
    But, I have changed my mind (I hope I get a better one), to the mx-500.......I like buttons and also, I don't like a lot of challenge.
    Harold
     

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