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Cheapest colour Remote?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by MrCoopz, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. MrCoopz

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    I am after a new remote to work 6 things and wanted one that u could put the channel logos on.

    I have no idea of which do this and how they even work :)

    Also which is the cheapest Black and white one thats supports this?
     
  2. Sandman

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    I gather you are talking about a touch screen remote that you can add your own graphics to. for that the king of the hill is the philips pronto.
    A colour pronto pro will cost you around £600 with a replacement coming out sometime around christmas. A 1st generation black and white pronto 890 or 940 will cost you £150 from RS or you can import a refurbed unit from america for about £85 all in. This black and white pronto has recently been replaced with a 16 shade grayscale prontoNG 3000 and this model costs abour £250.
    All these models would siut your needs but require extensive programming on a pc.
     
  3. buns

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    semi extensive...... its not really that bad

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  4. MrCoopz

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    thanks guys

    how good are the refurbished units?

    and do they do colour refurbished units?
     
  5. Sandman

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    The refurbed units I have recieved have both been very good, in fact one of them was a 2mb model in the body of a 1MB model. Refurbed pronto pro's do exist, the trouble you might have is finding someone who will ship one to the uk. Try ebay.com (not .co.uk)
    I got mine from www.pcseller.com, he is fast and reliable and I havent has to pay import duties. His product and shipping prices do fluctuate so worth while keeping your eye on their website.
     
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    You might want to try a color Sony Clie or Palm using Omniremote software.

    Probably cost you about £200 but you get a pda with mp3 player too.

    Cheers,
    Cal.
     
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    If you like a few more hard buttons than the Pronto Pro then the Marantz RC9200 colour or 5200 b&w remotes are great.
    You can get an exdemo RC9200 for about £550 or new around £650 online. This remote is boxed with the RF receiver & docking station. The RF unit is an optional extra with the PPro.

    Mark.
     
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    I didnt realise they were that expensive

    I wound never be able too pay over £100+ just for a remote :)

    At the moment i have a E-Pilot which does its Job, i was just looking for one that i can set out properly (Sky Digital on the E-Pilot is a right mess)

    I was looking at the site that Sandman said and i $109. (£65.27) is a great price in which i would be willing to pay but they theres the $39 (£23.35) Delivery and i dont wanna spend an extra £23 because as i said i dont wanna pay alot becuase its only a remote :) albeit a brilliant one at that.
     
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    An all for one mosaic is £60 from richer sounds and does the job albeit not as stylishly as a pronto. It is much easier to set up.
     
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    The Mosaic is a terrible remote, a step sideways from the Epilot.

    Your best bet is to look for a SH 1mb Pronto without a docking station, this will come in around your pricepoint.
     
  11. MrCoopz

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    what does the docking station do?

    and is the any other sites that sell SH prontos?
     
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    it recharges it so you can use the battery pack

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    as for buying a Pronto SH, check out the classifieds here or on Ebay
     
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