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Advice on Buying Neo
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Post 1 made on Monday January 14, 2002 at 17:16
Gerald Koth
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My local Best Buy has Open Box Pronto Neos for $179. I currently have a Harman Kardon TC1000. Does anyone have any experience with the Harman Kardon and the Neo? Is the Neo as easy to configure as the Harman? I found the Harman to be extremely easy to set up or modify.

Are there built in codes for the New DirectTivo units? I am soon to have three of those so it is quite important that the Neo control a Direct Tivo.

I have read this forum and have found a sort of love it or hate it attitude as one will find with almost all techie stuff. What I am looking for is a remote with some good hard button functionality and a good touchscreen customization ability. That is why I am looking at the Neo. My wife is used to the Harman so I can continue her on that one. But my dad is a hard button afficionado. So the more functionality I can map onto the hard buttons the better. I have a Radio shack 15-1994 programmed for him now. It runs a home theater setup with a dishplayer. I would like to simplify his life a bit with a new remote that is a bit more flexible than the Radio shack.
Post 2 made on Monday January 14, 2002 at 18:26
dshmel
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Give the NEO a shot. You have 30 days to return it.
Post 3 made on Tuesday January 15, 2002 at 21:56
canoura
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don't waste two trips to best buy(one to buy and one to return)

Save yourselves lots of headaches, i just returned my neo and bought a new TSU 2000 + docking station from PricesRite.com

Philips TSU2000 Learning TSU2000 $224.82
LCD TouchScreen Remote
with 2MB Flash Memory
Philips DS1000 Docking DS1000 $52.79
station Charger(for
Pronto TS1000)

Subtotal $277.61
Shipping $32.89
Tax $0.00
Total $310.50
Post 4 made on Tuesday January 15, 2002 at 23:01
allamand
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Canoura, have you been having fun with the Pronto shoftware?

I Downloaded it and it looks like NeoEdit, but yet I couldn't fiqure it out. Maybe I'm just to use to NeoEdit now, but I really don't see the diffence in what the $200 more would buy here. I think the Neo works fine, unless you have X-10, then I can understand
as this is the only code I have really heard of that can't be learned, yet.

Maybe you found it easier to just cut and paste your config out of some other .ccf files, really, I prefer to make my own!

Please again, why ya posting in all the threads?

Do us Neo users a favor, do over to the Pronto forum and i'm sure you'll see lots of people having problem's
there to!!!

-steve
-steve
Post 5 made on Wednesday January 16, 2002 at 10:56
Anthony
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I Downloaded it and it looks like NeoEdit, but yet I
couldn't fiqure it out. Maybe I'm just to use to
NeoEdit now,

I think you are right. I started off with PE and I think it is what you are used too. I find PE took some getting used to, but once you got the hang of it the work went fast (short cuts for everything) and I think the differences come from who the software was designed for. NE was designed for the consumer, so it is easier to start with, but PE was designed for the installer, so the more you use it the more tricks you learn and the faster it goes.

but I really don't see the difference in
what the $200 more would buy here.

Let's be honest, there is no 200$ difference between the two. $100 at best and that is with a charger. I think it is a matter of taste and nothing else.
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Post 6 made on Monday January 21, 2002 at 20:09
mmontgomery
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On 01/15/02 21:56.29, canoura said...
Save yourselves lots of headaches, i just returned
my neo and bought a new TSU 2000 + docking station
from PricesRite.com

Philips TSU2000 Learning TSU2000 $224.82

I just visited PricesRite.com, and they wanted $299 for just the TSU2000 alone. How did you get such a great deal?
Post 7 made on Thursday January 24, 2002 at 13:51
GregoriusM
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AVSmarts has the TSU500 for $192.95.

I haven't been following the NEO too much until now, but that seems like a pretty good price, no?

... Greg
When ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.


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