Philips Pronto Ipronto Sbcru1000

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  1. JetJockey

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    Hi Folks.

    Anybody know anything about the PHILIPS PRONTO IPRONTO SBCRU1000.

    It's a sort of remote / PC Tablet.

    Anybody used one.

    Thanks, Gerald. :)
     
  2. richardbarman

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    Seen it at shows and stuff. Aparently there's a problem with web-browser as it does support java/flash or somesuch protocol.

    Richard
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    bump

    sorry to update an oldie but does anyone know what the current situation is with these?
     
  4. hornydragon

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    thought they were discontinued if anyone knows where you can get a battery that would be cool
     
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    It's been downgraded to the uglier RC9800i.
    There are some around but it's support is virtually gone from philips. They do still appear to be hosting the firmware but I don't know how long for.
    It can web browse but it may have problems with newer flash type websites as philips never really gave it much support. One of it's main functions was to transmit remote commands to other rooms, this was reported as being problematic.

    The RC9800i does supposedly intergrate with the Philips streamium devices for media streaming.

    The iPronto can still be found on Ebay.

    Steve.
     
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    RS Ireleand have them atm, not sure about batteries.
     
  7. kevlar

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    I've used one, a friend bought one on ebay from the US, nice piece of kit but too big, and a bit slow. Not as impressive as it looks. He didn't keep it for long. I have just upgraded from a ru940 to a tsu7000 and am very impressed with it. The guy I bought the 7000 from has upgraded to a Nevo SL and he is sorry he did, thinks he is going to sell it and get another 7000 or 7500.

    I was going to get a Harmony 1000 but found out they are pretty limited when it comes to customisation so decided against it and went with the 7000 instead.
     
  8. hornydragon

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    i thought the TSU9600 had replaced the ipronto and the RC9800i was the cheaper one? :confused:
     
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    Sorry, I rushed.

    You are correct of course. The TSU9600 is the replacement.
    I was confused as I think the RC9800i and TSU9600 are both on the ugly side and look similar, well from a distance :)

    I do agree with the earlier comment, the iPronto is just a little too slow, especially when compared to the normal pronto range.

    My main issue is that I expected a £1,300+ piece of equipment to have some kind of forward compatibility similar to the pronto range.

    Steve
     

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