Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by oreoboy13, Feb 4, 2003.
Has anyone else had any problems with getting a 2mb marantz pronto to learn telewest commands??
Do you mean a Pace cable stb?
If so then it depends on what model.
The Pronto won't work on the older models as they use IRDA.
Although the newer models (4000 series) should work.
you are not alone
Do a search on pace or telewest and pronto...quite a lot of posts on this...
Possible solution coming soon though...
thanks for the info;
I have a 4000 telewest, so looks like if i can get hold of some RC5 commands i can use it for most common fucntions. I wont be getting the redeye box, as hopefully i willl be getting sky+ in the summer.
do you know where i could get the rc5 codes as remote central seems pretty american orientated?
I've downloaded ccf files for Pace cable stbs from remotecentral before. Not that they worked on my Pace 1000.
OK, talk me thru this.
As ever, I have a growing number of zappers and I want to have a single 'intelligent' zapper for the lot, and was looking to going Pronto, and prhaps even pronto plus on the power buy.
I have TeleWest digital cable with a Pace d|1000T box.
and read: "*Please note however, that the ProntoPro is NOT compatible with UK Digital CABLE boxes."
I've just been looking at the Red Eye link, and confess that I had to check it wasn't April 1st, altho I do understand that use of IRDA on the Pace box is the problem. I am not sure what I should have learned from the link JasonJo pasted except that there is a lot of on-links.
Blunt question: given that I have
Pace 1000T digibox + ToshZD26 TV + ToshSD510 + (at present) AVR1602 + AudioLab8000S, to what should I turn in order to have one convenient remote that is not overly complicated to use.
it sounds like the best bet for you would be the One for All 6 Kameleon have a look at: http://www.oneforall-int.com/english/products/urc/URC-8060.htm
Otherwise, the pronto can be found for about £99 now. The pronto is more advanced and configurable and includes a fully customisable LCD screen but doesnt support IRDA (hence the need for the red-eye product).
The Kameleon does natively support IRDA I believe, so doesnt need the red-eye. Found the following info on their site re NTL 1000T box: http://www.oneforall-int.com/cgi-universa/faq.exe/showAnswer?fid=3172&choice1=33&choice2=33&code=
Quite a few online stores stock the Kameleon (have a search on the forums) and I think the RRP is about £69.
Not much of a solution...
I've owned the Pronto, Pronto Neo, SBC 880 and iPaq with compact flash IR extender (FS if anyone wants it) and believe me if you own a Telewest 4000 box you'll be pulling your hair out until you own a Kameleon. It may not have the flexibility of the Pronto but its simplicity DOES make it easy to program AND use.
Here's what my Kameleons configured for:
Pace 4000N box
Marantz SR4300 amp
Sharp Z10000 PJ
Theatretek DVD + HTPC on/off
15" bedroom TV
Tosh SD210 bedroom DVD
With only 50 commands you do have to be selective with macros.
At the end of the day you don't need ALL the buttons on your remote to be available - just the ones to make things run smoothly. It's also got girlfriend acceptance factor too
Many thanks for the prompt advice. I'll investigate prices. ditton
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