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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by fufna, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. fufna

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    Anyone seen the new tablet Pronto for sale in the Uk for a decent price?
     
  2. Mora

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    If you mean the Philips SBC RU950 its araound 229 quid plus vat..

    If you talking about the mega Pronto Plus which i think is gonna be around a grand plus, i dont think its out over here until q2 2004. (but i might be wrong here)
     
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    You could mean the iPronto. (TSi6400).
    LETSAUTOMATE sell it for £1250.

    You could import, apparently Philips stated to someone that they don't mind, which implies they 'should' provide service in case of problems.
    End of October is the current expected date. Only 1 year after the launch !
    Steve.
     
  4. fufna

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    I'm not talking about the awful standard Pronto
     
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  6. fufna

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    Still currently mulling up the pros and cons between 3 options

    Tablet PC
    (cheaper option but a bit of a faff)

    iPronto
    Integrated solution, but quite expensive and cumbersome

    Crestron
    I can get a crestron system relativley cheap and programming it will be fun but no web browsing functinality without seperate PC connection and low res video sendback.
     
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    Tablet PC is really a non starter as the screens are NOT touch sensitive - you _have_ to use the pen supplied which made it a complete non-starter for me.
     
  8. fufna

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    You don't say.
     
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    Don't forget that ProntoPro's replacement should be coming out December or 1st quarter next year. It has a navigation pad, and a couple more hard buttons than the Marantz RC9200. It also displays more colours - 16bit IIRC (65536 different colours). I'm not sure about memory size, but I know it won't interface with wireless network technology, unlike the pronto i tablet.

    I was thinking about getting a Marantz RC9200, but am now going to wait to see how much the new pronto retails for.

    Hope this helps... IIRC there are some pictures which you can see by surfing & searching over at remotecentral.com

    Ian
     
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    are there not two types of tablet screens, one where the electronics are in the pen, and one where they are in the touch screen
     
  11. kryten

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    Indeed there are.

    Most use the Wacom style where the screen is active and the pen is a passive device.

    HP (Compaq) uses a battery powered pen.

    In both cases, you _need_ the pen to use the touch screen. Part of their advantage for handwriting is you can rest your hand on the screen (as you do with real pen and paper).

    However, it makes them pretty much useless as a remote control.
     
  12. Phil_Yeoman

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    I can't see what use this remote has as a web browser. The screen resolution is too small to display modern websites. Unless you use a pen or stylus you will have great difficulty selecting from small menu buttons designed for mouse opperation.

    This problem has faced kiosk designers for years and to date I have yet to find a design that effectivly allows open web browsing via a finger touchscreen.

    Phil
     
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    Exactly me reason for wanting the iPronto!
     

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