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Easy way to use Pronto to replace a couple of remotes?
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Post 1 made on Friday January 30, 2015 at 10:53
smw
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I have a TSU2000 that I purchased many years ago but never set it up.

At the moment I have a couple of components that lack remotes that I'd like to just use the Philips as a basic remote to do set up, without doing any customization.

One component is a Marantz SR8002. This one is fairly straightforward, and I'd just like to be able to access all the functions that the original remote had (it's an LCD based multi-screen model somewhat similar to the old RC2000).

The second is a Lexicon DC-1. What complicates this somewhat is that to perform at least one function (unlock programming) it's required to press two buttons at once on the original remote.

So what would be the easiest way of getting a reasonable facsimile of the original functions using the Pronto?

Thanks!
Post 2 made on Sunday February 1, 2015 at 14:06
Lyndel McGee
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Download and install the ProntoEdit v4.0.3 software from the file section. This will require that you have a PC with a COM port as the programming is done via RS-232. Here's the link:

[Link: files.remotecentral.com]

F1 Help from this editor is really good. Note that this software is old. I can confirm it works on XP and likely Win7 32 bit (have not yet tested this OS).

There is also a ProntoEdit4 v3.4 users's manual here that will get you started:

[Link: files.remotecentral.com]

If you don't have a PC with a com port, you can use a USB to 232 emulator. Some are called out in the Pronto FAQ here:

[Link: remotecentral.com]

There are quite a few Marantz 7000 series receivers .ccf config files in the Classic Pronto Files Section here.

[Link: files.remotecentral.com]

I suspect that those may work for you but you may be missing a few buttons which you can insert buttons onto a page and then learn ir codes from your Marantz remote. Note that the file you download will be a zip. Inside will be a file with extension of '.ccf'. The .ccf file is the one you open in the editor, not the zip.

If, by chance, your OS is configured to 'Hide Extensions for known file types', I suggest you turn this off when working with Pronto stuff.

Lyndel
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester

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