pronto pro purchase

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by orangemirrors, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. orangemirrors

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    i am hoping to buy a pronto pro and have seen one advertised for £505.50 on qed-uk.com it seems to good to be true at this price i would like to know if anyone has bought one of these from them or if anyone has any experience of this company.

    i dont want to look a gift horse in the mouth but i dont want to get involved in a long running saga and then wish i hadnt bothered

    any views would be appreciated
     
  2. JSW

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    too much money still just to get a colour screen !
     
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    I've used QED, they're actually the online branch of Miller Brothers, check out www.millerbros.co.uk and see if you can spot the difference except the prices!
    I bought some speakers which were delivered promptly; a problem with a broken connector was also sorted quickly and without fuss, I'd recommend them. But like the previous poster said its a lot of money for a colour screen!
     
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    I purchased one for the company i work for from QED. They dont keep them in stock and takes about 20 days to get one. Nice bit of kit but still not worth 500. Ive ordered the RF base as the ir is a bit unreliable for what i need it to do.
     
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    i know what you all mean about the price but as it was £750 when it came out i thought it was a good deal, as £500 is very expensive but £750 is just ridiculous.....hopefully it will come down even more before i come up with a good enough excuse to spend that kind of money on a remote and still live in the same house with the rest of my gear
     
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    2mb Pronto for 149 quid now thats a good deal :)

    I wouldn't even consider the colour one till its prices is sub 200 quid nevermind 500 !!!

    It is not worth any more Phillips are just capitalising on its uniqueness.

    There are far better items you can buy for yr av than a colour remote.

    Get the 2mb pronto then spend the 350 quid you save on something else.
     
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    If you want it, you go and get it my son.......

    You only live once, so do and get everything that makes you happy.....excess to excess :D
     
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    Thats my moto, oi;)
     
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    Cheers
    Mine too - as long as the wife does not know the real price!
     
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    That's a used one.

    This one is new.

    http://triointernational.com/store/TNI.cfm?mfg=PHILIPS%20ELECTRONICS&prod=PRONTOPRO%20NG%20TSU7000%20COLOR%20TOUCHSCREEN%20REMOTE%20CONTROL&partNo=TSU7000&part=3%20%20%20%20%20%20%20TSU7000&altpart=3%20%20%20%20%20%20%20TSU7000&price=%20%20%20%20$609.00&priceUnf=609.00&qty=1&t=true
     
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    Actually selling as new - read the specs. It's also a 32mb model. Most of the Euro ones seem to be 16mb. Can't get your link to work, but looking at the $609, there are a lot of US sites selling for around that price. Makes you sick doesn't it!!
     
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    If you plan to control Rf devices directly (e.g. X10 lighting) the UK model is worth the extra as the US model is a different frequency (also means you have to buy a US RF Extender).

    You can get them new from the US for £299 + £30 shipping. But remember you will pay duty at 10% then VAT at 17.5% making it about £430.

    I got mine from letsautomate - Mike Huggins price matched & beat by £10 this:

    http://www.shootandshow.co.uk/philips pronto RU980.htm

    I recomend Mike and letsautomate, there service is top drawer. Bought it at 4pm and arrived before I left for work the next day too! No 20 day wait!
     
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    I bought my original Pronto from Letsautomate. I'd also certainly recommend them. It's not a foregone conclusion that you'll pay duty & VAT, you could get lucky - I have been a couple of times. You need to allow for it though, then if you do get lucky, it's a nice bonus! :clap:
     

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