Mosaic or Pronto

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by vee_cee, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. vee_cee

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    I can get both of these from Richer Sounds

    Mosaic currently £59.95
    Pronto currently £99.95

    So my question is....

    Which to go for?

    What do you get for the price difference?

    Looking to replace 4 system remotes and also control lighting dimmer switch.

    Cheers
    VC
     
  2. js

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    A pronto for £99.99 :( and there was me in Richer Sounds on Saturday desparately wanting the pronto but the othe half not wanting to spend £150 at the time, i'm gutted now. I settled for a Mosaic in the end which for £60 is great but I would have preferred the Pronto still.

    Anyway if you can get the Pronto for under £100 go for it.
     
  3. Kirk

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    Mate! Are you sure Richer are selling the Pronto for £99?

    I have one on order from them which I placed on Monday, the price was £149.95...they still havnt shipped :mad:

    If they have changed the price, then obviously I want to get the difference!! I just checked their website again and they still list it at £149.95 !?!?

    :confused:
     
  4. Taz

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    What model Pronto for £99.99 ??

    Just being nosey as I already got a Pronto:D


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  5. vee_cee

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    I've got the February 2003 edition of What Video Widescreen Entertainment magazine

    Richer Sounds have a two page advert on pages 28 and 29

    In this advert its got under remote controls

    Philips Pronto
    TSP £249.95
    WERE £199.95
    WERE £149.95

    and in the red disc £99.95

    So i rang my local RS, they have two in stock, asked the price and they quoted £149.95. I mentioned the advert and a suprised sounding assistant said if i brought the mag in they would do it for £99.95

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  6. Kirk

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    Dang! Can't find the magazine in my nearest (mid size) WH Smiths!

    I wonder if the mail order herberts will let me get it at that price?
     
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    Can confirm this - I have a pronto sat in front of me now!
     
  8. Kirk

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    Woo hoo...just got off the phone from them.

    They have shipped the Pronto & Docking Station to me today and they are going to refund the £50 difference to my CC!

    I like Richer Sounds! :D

    Cheers Vee_Cee for the Headsup!
     
  9. tjcronin

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    I can confirm the £99 price as I got one from the Holborn store in London yesterday (armed with a copy of What Video). They don't seem happy to sell at this price though, the manager said it was below cost. The first store I went in (Farringdon) said that they had them in stock, then when I showed them the advert, it miraculously went out of stock .. hmm
     
  10. elneckio

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    Anyone have a price for the pronto docking station and what exactly it allows you to do that just buying the remote doesn't allow ?
     
  11. Kirk

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    The docking station can be bought for £49.95....it is basically a battery recharging station.
     
  12. elneckio

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    So can it be run on 'normal' batteries without the station ?

    And I assume there is just a jack socket for the serial connection?
     
  13. simonb68

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    Yes it can, in fact the rechargeable block is just four rechargeable batteries slung together apparently.

    There is a 3.5mm jack for the PC serial connection.
     
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    Just picked mine up. I made sure that they has some before I whipped out the advert.

    On the subject of it being "below cost" I heard a while ago that discounts from ads that are credited get taken of the salesman's commission so it's not in their interest to sell at that price. That would justifiably account for the unwillingness of some RS branches to honour these discounts. Presumably it's preferable to try and sell the customer something else at full margin.

    On that front I must commend the Holborn store as they will always honour the advertised discount if they have stock, and have gone out of their way to help me (got a taxi to collect from another store) when someone sold something I'd reserved by mistake. I think the thing is to only use the stores that are relieable, but obviously this isn't always an option if there's only one where you live.
     

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