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This thread has 18 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 19.
Post 16 made on Sunday July 1, 2012 at 23:16
Loyal Member
July 2007
You are welcome to use whatever you wish. As I said, it is your prerogative. I am not telling you how to run your business either. I am also not telling you not to use a Mac. I use both myself. I just chose to use what works best for programming everything. The only thing I don't quite understand is how you give up on things so easily. I have seen it with a couple issues you have had. If I gave up on product everytime I had an issue, I would be out of business and looking for work somewhere. Things don't always work the way you are used to, and sometimes you just have to learn and adapt. There is certainly nothing wrong with selling another remote, especially since the 780 is the entry level in the CCP family. I just think to eliminate it completely because you had an issue with it working with Parallels is silly. Just spend a few minutes figuring it out, and you will be able to keep it as an option for the budget conscience client.
Post 17 made on Monday July 2, 2012 at 00:08
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
On June 28, 2012 at 22:10, kgossen said...
Heard Harmony works on a Mac!

Well, as good as ever!
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
OP | Post 18 made on Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 10:51
Select Member
September 2009
I didn't "give up" on the 780 easily. Spent two calls with URC over about 60 minutes trying to get it to work. EVERY URC remote I've ever tried works fine with parallels. I tried it without tech support for a couple hours trying different things.

I bill ~$100/hr depending on the job and 3 hours of billable time trying to get it working, in my opinion, isn't giving up on it.

As for ProControl, I didn't give up on it either. They're a new remote control entering a crowded market. I had ZERO need for it. It didn't fit a niche for me that I needed. I don't NEED ProControl. They NEED me. Between seeing it online for LESS THAN I BUY IT FOR and the range problems and the DOA I personally experienced, those were too many things against it for me to consider adding it to my repertoire. In fact, it's still being sold online:


They got it removed from PCNation, but it's still on the list PCNation is getting it from. My guess is it's being sold by IngramMicro to these companies but I don't care enough to take it any further.
Post 19 made on Monday October 15, 2012 at 10:45
Lurking Member
October 2012
Are you by chance running Savant's blueprint software? Around our office it seems that anyone running blueprint can''t program the 780. Guys without (running same parallels and windows version) have no problem. We have 3 people on each side of the fence......
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