Philips TSU7000/37 User guide

Philips TSU7000/37 User guide
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Safety & Regulations
FCC Compliancy
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rule and ICES 003 in Canada. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in residential installations. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If the equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna extender.
■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a different circuit from the receiver.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Information for Users
Caution
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The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
© 2003 Royal Philips Electronics NV
All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior
consent of the copyright owner.
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Table of Contents
Taking a First Look
ProntoPro NG: The Home Theater Control Panel
The Device
The Touch Screen
The Docking Station
What’s New for ProntoPro Next Generation?
User Guide
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5
7
8
9
Before You Start
Installing the Battery Pack
Charging the ProntoPro NG
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Getting Started
Turning on ProntoPro NG
Setting Time and Date
Changing the Time Format
Changing the Time
Changing the Date
Setting the Language
Operating ProntoPro NG
Device Overview
Page Overview
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Customizing ProntoPro NG
Using the Tools
Defining the Brand for a Device
Learning Commands
Labeling Elements
Adding Devices
Deleting Elements
Moving Devices
Adjusting the Settings
Setting the Brightness of the Backlight
Setting the Timeout of the LCD Screen
Setting the Volume Level
Setting the Navigation for ProntoPro NG
Setting the Animation Mode
Calibrating the Touch Screen
Adjusting the Screen Activation Settings
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Using the Power Features
Creating and Editing Macros
Creating a Macro
Editing a Macro
Creating and Editing Timers
Activating Timers
Creating and Editing Timers
Operating ProntoPro NG with the Cursor
Operating ProntoPro NG with RF
Selecting RF to Operate your Devices
Selecting IR to Operate your Devices
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ProntoProEdit NG
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FAQ
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Troubleshooting
General Problems
Customizing Problems
Memory Storage Problems
ProntoPro NG error messages
Connection to the PC
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Maintaining ProntoPro NG
Important Notices
Cleaning ProntoPro NG
Upgrading ProntoPro NG
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List of Symbols
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Specifications
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Glossary
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Index
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Taking a First Look
ProntoPro NG:
The Home Theater Control Panel
ProntoPro NG is a Home Theater Control Panel that allows maximum flexibility and
customization for even the most sophisticated home entertainment system. It can
control almost any device that works with infrared (IR) remote control signals.
Its intuitive interface makes it a perfect remote control for every user.
ProntoPro NG is easy to configure. It contains a huge universal database where
IR codes are stored to control different brands for all kinds of video, audio devices
and even home automation equipment. By default ProntoPro NG is set up to
control Philips and Marantz devices. For other brands you simply choose the
brands of your devices when you use ProntoPro NG for the first time.
Furthermore the ProntoPro NG is equipped with a color touch screen. This TFTdisplay supports 65536 colors so you can upload any color picture.
ProntoPro NG offers you some extra powerful features:
■ You can create and edit macros, allowing you to send a series of commands
with one single touch.
■ You can set timers for certain actions to be carried out at predefined times,
e.g. switching on your lights or recording your favorite daily TV-show with
your VCR.
■ You can choose to have ProntoPro NG working with radio frequency (RF)
signals to operate devices from a distance or from an adjacent room. To do
this, you need an optional RF Extender that converts ProntoPro NG RF signals
into IR signals.
With ProntoProEdit NG software you can create your own screens and define a
personal look. ProntoProEdit NG’s Online Help system (accessible via the ‘Help’
icon in ProntoProEdit NG) will guide you through the process.
See ‘ProntoProEdit NG’ on page 53 for more information. You can find
ProntoProEdit NG on the included CD-ROM and on the Philips website
www.pronto.philips.com. In the Downloads section of the website you can also
find the latest upgrades for your ProntoPro NG software.
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Taking a First Look
The Device
ProntoPro NG has several hard buttons. Most are freely programmable, some have
a predefined function:
■ The buttons on the left side of the ProntoPro NG screen have predefined
functions: Page up, Page down and Backlight.
■ The 4 firm keys below the touch screen are freely programmable. You can
reprogram the function of these buttons and change the label on the touch
screen.
■ The cursor and the Home button on the right side of the cursor are
programmed to operate devices (e.g. navigating through the on screen menu of
your TV). With the Toggle button you can change the working of the cursor.
The free programmable and the OK button are meant for future purposes.
The buttons on the right side of the screen are used to control the volume and
channel: Channel up, Channel down, Mute, Volume up and Volume down.
Although these buttons each have a predefined function, you can program
them yourself. If you learn one of these buttons or assign a macro to it, its
predefined function will be permanently lost.
Learning eye
LCD touch screen
Channel up
Channel down
Mute
Volume up
Volume down
Firm keys
Toggle button
Free programmable
OK
Home
Cursor
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Backlight
Page up
Page down
Reset button
Battery
compartment
Connection to docking station
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USB port
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Taking a First Look
The Touch Screen
ProntoPro NG
Icon
Device
Overview
button
Page
Overview
button
Previous
Device
Next
Device
Soft
buttons
Labels for the
firm keys
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Taking a First Look
The Docking Station
The docking station is used to charge the ProntoPro NG’s battery pack.
When your ProntoPro NG is placed in the docking station, you can connect
ProntoPro NG to your computer via the USB port of the docking station, instead of
the USB port of the ProntoPro NG.
Connector for
ProntoPro NG
USB port
Adapter Connector
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Taking a First Look
What’s New for ProntoPro Next Generation?
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This new ProntoPro NG (TSU7000) offers several new features compared to the
previous model of ProntoPro (TSU6000). The most important ones are:
■ Transparency
ProntoPro NG supports transparency in buttons and other objects. This makes
it easier to create complex user interfaces. You can now place buttons with a
transparent background on top of a background image, let transparent buttons
overlap or create transparency effects within buttons.
■ 65536 colors
The number of colors has increased from 256 to 65536 (64k). Therefore the
buttons look much more natural.
■ USB
ProntoPro NG has a USB port to make downloading much easier.
■ 32 MB of Memory
ProntoPro NG has 32 Megabyte of memory. This enables you to download
larger configuration files to ProntoPro NG.
■ Integrated Macros
Macros are now better integrated in the configuration file. Each button can be
a macro, this means each button can contain more than one action.
■ More advanced Timers
Your ProntoPro NG is able to set timers for certain actions to be carried out at
any time you choose. Timers are not an entirely new feature of ProntoPro NG,
but they are easier to use and better integrated with the configuration file. You
can activate and deactivate the timers you created and you can also set them
to repeat daily or weekly. For instance, you can have the lights switched on
every day at sunset. You can also create a timer to set your VCR to record your
favorite TV-show on Wednesday and Saturday.
■ Page Overview
The Page Overview offers you a list of all the pages for one device. Every
device comes with a Page Overview, making it easier and faster to browse
through the device pages.
■ Cursor Navigation
By default the cursor is programmed to operate devices. The functions
assigned to the cursor button depend on the device active on ProntoPro NG.
ProntoPro NG also offers you the possibility to use the cursor for navigating
through devices and pages on the screen. The Left and Right cursor buttons
allow you to scroll through the devices, with the Up and Down cursor buttons
you scroll through the different pages.
■ Animation Mode
ProntoPro NG provides navigation feedback through graphical animations of
mode transitions and page transitions. You can enable and disable the
animations of your ProntoPro NG in the Settings Pages.
■ Multi Language Support
ProntoPro NG now supports besides English also Spanish, French, German and
Dutch.
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Before You Start
When you use ProntoPro NG for the first time, you will have to:
■ install the battery pack;
■ place ProntoPro NG in the docking station and charge it.
Attention Use the docking station only with the Philips NiMH rechargeable battery pack.
Never plug other appliances (like mobile phones, PDA’s, …) into the docking
station. This causes damage to the connector and the appliance.
Installing the Battery Pack
1 Press the latch on the battery cover with your thumb and then slide the
cover forward firmly.
2 Lift up the battery cover.
3 Place the battery pack in the battery
compartment.
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4 Plug the cable of the battery pack in
the connector.
5 Slide the battery cover back on.
Make sure the wires of the battery pack do not get stuck while sliding the
cover on.
After a few seconds, the ProntoPro NG starts up automatically and an
introduction screen appears. The ProntoPro NG beeps twice to indicate that it
has finished starting up.
Because the battery pack is not fully pre-charged, you need to charge it as
described below.
Charging the ProntoPro NG
For charging the ProntoPro NG, you have to place it in the docking station. When
the battery pack is running low, the Low Battery icon will appear on the
ProntoPro NG.
You can charge the ProntoPro NG at any time; the battery pack does not have to be
entirely empty before recharging.
Note
You can continue using the ProntoPro NG while it is being charged.
When the battery pack is empty, the ProntoPro NG’s settings are retained. You only
need to set the clock. However, you should recharge the ProntoPro NG as soon as
possible to ensure perfect performance.
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Before You Start
1 Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet and connect it to the docking
station.
2 Slide the ProntoPro NG in the docking station until it clicks.
Charging starts immediately. The blue charging LEDs on the front of the docking
station indicate that the battery pack is being charged.
When the ProntoPro NG is fully charged, the charging LEDs switch off. Normal
charging time is 2 to 3 hours, depending on the condition of the battery pack.
When the charging LEDs are flashing, an error has occurred. Try one of the
following:
■ Make sure the battery pack is properly installed in your ProntoPro NG.
■ Make sure the ProntoPro NG is placed properly in the docking station.
■ Check if the connector in the docking station is clean and free of obstructions.
■ Cool down the battery pack.
3 When the ProntoPro NG is fully charged,
take it out of the docking station.
Make sure that you first tilt
the ProntoPro NG to an angle
of 30° to 45° and then take it
out of the docking station.
30° to 45°
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Getting Started
Turning on ProntoPro NG
ProntoPro NG can be turned on in four different ways:
Tap the touch screen.
Note
Only use your finger, a stylus or a blunt soft object like a pencil eraser to
operate the touch screen.
Press one of the 4 firm keys below the screen to activate the display
(default setting).
For more information, see ‘Adjusting the Firm Keys Settings’ on page 36.
Note
When you press a hard button on ProntoPro NG, the according function will
be executed immediately, while the 4 firm keys below the touch screen will
activate the display.
Press the Backlight button.
Tilt ProntoPro NG more than 50 degrees (default setting).
For more information, see ‘Adjusting the Pickup Sensor Settings’ on page 37.
50°
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Setting Time and Date
When you have installed the battery pack and turned on ProntoPro NG, you have to
set the current time.
Attention Every time you reset your ProntoPro NG you will have to set the time again.
Changing the Time Format
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
button in the Tools Menu.
The first Settings Page appears.
3 Tap the Time Format button
in the first Settings Page.
The Time Format button toggles between the three time formats:
■ 12 hour (AM/PM): This is the default format;
■ 24 hour;
■ No time.
4 Tap the ProntoPro NG icon
to exit the Tools Menu.
Changing the Time
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The first Settings Page appears.
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3 Tap the Time button in the first Settings Page.
The Time button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’ appear for the two middle
firm keys.
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4 To increase the time, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the time, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
5 Tap the Time button again.
The new time is set.
6 Tap the ProntoPro NG icon
to exit the Tools Menu.
Changing the Date
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The first Settings Page appears.
To change the day
1 Tap the Day button in the first Settings Page.
The Day button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’ appear for the two middle
firm keys.
2 To increase the days, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the days, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap the Day button again.
The new day is set.
4 When you have changed the date, tap the ProntoPro NG icon
the Tools Menu.
to exit
To change the month
1 Tap the Month button in the first Settings Page.
The Month button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’ appear for the two middle
firm keys.
2 To increase the months, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the months, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap the Month button again.
The new month is set.
4 When you have changed the date, tap the ProntoPro NG icon
the Tools Menu.
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To change the year
1 Tap the Year button in the first Settings Page.
The Year button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’ appear for the two middle
firm keys.
2 To increase the years, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the years, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap the Year button again.
The new year is set.
4 When you have changed the date, tap the ProntoPro NG icon
the Tools Menu.
to exit
Setting the Language
You can change the language used on your ProntoPro NG.
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The first Settings Page appears.
3 Press the Page down hard button.
The second Settings Page appears.
4 Tap
in the second Settings Page.
The Language button toggles between five languages:
■ English;
■ German;
■ French;
■ Dutch;
■ Spanish.
5 Tap the ProntoPro NG icon
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to exit the Tools Menu.
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Operating ProntoPro NG
ProntoPro NG contains a series of customizable devices, each consisting of several
device pages. All active devices on your ProntoPro NG are listed in the Device
Overview. All the available device pages are listed per device in the Page
Overview.
Device Overview
The Device Overview offers you a list of all the devices you can control with
ProntoPro NG. To view the Device Overview, press the Device Overview button
at the top of the touch screen.
Device Overview
button
Device Left
button
Device Right
button
You can navigate between the devices in two different ways:
■ Tap the device you want to operate from the Device Overview.
■
Tap the Device Left button
the previous device.
Tap the Device Right button
the next device.
at the top of the touch screen to navigate to
at the top of the touch screen to navigate to
By default you navigate through ProntoPro NG, using this touch screen navigation.
When cursor navigation is enabled, the Device Left and Device Right button
disappear and the Cursor Navigation icon
appears at the top left. You then
navigate through the devices and pages using the cursor. For more information on
changing the touch screen navigation to cursor navigation, see ‘Operating
ProntoPro NG with the Cursor’ on page 48.
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Page Overview
The Page Overview offers you a list of all the pages for one device. To view the
Page Overview, tap the Page Overview button, which displays the page number
in the upper area of touch screen.
Page
Overview
button
You can navigate between the different pages in two different ways:
■ Tap the page you want to operate from the Page Overview.
■ Press the Page Up or Page Down hard button on the left side of
ProntoPro NG.
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Customizing ProntoPro NG
What makes ProntoPro NG so powerful is the ability to extend its functionality in
multiple ways, like programming additional functions, adding supplementary
devices and changing the interface as it suits you best.
For full editing you can use ProntoProEdit NG software. See ‘ProntoProEdit NG’ on
page 53 for more information.
Using the Tools
ProntoPro NG provides different tools. For customizing ProntoPro NG you have to
switch to the appropriate tool. ProntoPro NG offers 10 different tools in the Tools
Menu, each providing different functionalities:
Settings Tool:
Defining the settings of your
ProntoPro NG (p. 32)
Timer Tool:
Defining timer actions to be carried
out at predefined times (p. 41)
Brand Tool:
Defining the brands of your
audio/video equipment (p. 20)
Learn Tool:
Learning IR codes from other remote
controls (p. 23)
Label Tool:
Labeling buttons, devices and
pages (p. 25)
Add Tool:
Adding new devices or copying
existing devices (p. 28)
Delete Tool:
Deleting buttons or devices
(p. 30)
Move Tool:
Moving devices in the Device
Overview (p. 31)
Macro Tool:
Programming a sequence of
commands for one single button
(p. 38)
RF IR Tool:
Defining to operate ProntoPro NG
with IR signals or RF signals
(p. 50)
To enter the Tools Menu, you have to tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
the upper left corner of the touch screen for 3 seconds.
You can exit all Tools by tapping the ProntoPro NG icon .
Keep in mind that your latest changes to the current page will not be saved
automatically.
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In the Tools:
■
Tap
to start using the Tool.
■
Tap
to go back to the Tools Menu.
■
Tap
to confirm an action and save the changes you made.
■
Tap
to cancel an action without saving the changes.
■
Press the firm key labeled
the Tools Menu.
to end a series of actions and go back to
Defining the Brand for a Device
ProntoPro NG contains a huge list of brands and their corresponding IR codes in its
database. ProntoPro NG uses these IR codes to control devices. Because there are
several brands using specific IR codes, you have to define the brands and the
corresponding code sets for each device. You can either have ProntoPro NG
autosearch the brand or select it yourself. If a device’s brand contains more than
one IR code set, you also have to select it.
On the Device Overview you find buttons for the most common video and audio
devices. ProntoPro NG is set by default to operate Philips and Marantz devices. For
all devices other than Philips or Marantz, you first have to define the brand before
you can operate them with ProntoPro NG.
Selecting the Brand and Code Set for your Device
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Brand Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Brand Tool’ screen.
The Device Overview appears.
4 In the Device Overview, tap the Device for which you want to define
the brand.
A message screen appears.
5 Tap
.
The ‘Brands’ screen appears.
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Selecting the brand
1 Tap the Scroll Down button
Brands list.
The Brands list scrolls down/up.
Note
or the Scroll Up button
next to the
You can also select the brand via the virtual keyboard by tapping one or more
of the brand’s name characters.
2 Tap the brand for the selected Device in the Brands list.
3 Tap
in the ‘Brands’ screen.
If there is only one code set, the ‘Installing the Brand’ screen appears.
Go to ‘Installing the brand’ below.
-orIf there is more than one possible code set, a message screen appears.
4 Tap
.
The ‘Code sets’ screen appears.
Selecting the code set
1 Tap the Scroll Down button
or the Scroll Up button
Code Sets list.
The Code Sets list scrolls down/up.
next to the
2 Tap the code set for the selected Device in the Code Sets list.
3 Tap
in the ‘Code Sets’ screen.
The ‘Installing the Brand’ screen appears.
Installing the brand
1 Tap
in the ‘Installing the Brand’ screen.
The first Page of the selected Device appears.
2 Tap different buttons to see if the device is responding to the IR codes
for the selected brand and code set.
3 Press the left firm key, labeled
.
The ‘Installing the Brand’ screen appears again.
4 Tap
in the ‘Installing the Brand’ screen.
The IR codes for the selected brand and code set are installed.
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Customizing ProntoPro NG
Selecting the Brand and searching the Code Set for your device
Note
Make sure the device for which you are searching the brand is turned on.
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Brand Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Brand Tool’ screen.
The Device Overview appears.
4 In the Device Overview, tap the Device for which you want to define
the brand.
A message screen appears.
5 Tap
.
The ‘Brands’ screen appears.
6 Select the brand of your device as described in ‘Selecting the brand’
on page 21.
Searching the code set
1 Tap
in the ‘Code Sets’ screen.
The ‘Searching the Code Set’ screen appears.
2 Tap
and point ProntoPro NG at the device.
The ‘Searching’ screen appears. ProntoPro NG searches through the list of
code sets for the selected brand, by sending out an IR code for each code set.
3 When the device for which you are defining the brand, turns off,
tap
in the ‘Searching’ screen.
The ‘Installing the Brand’ screen appears.
4 To install the brand and code set, follow the instructions described in
‘Installing the brand’ on page 21.
Searching the Brand and Code Set for your device
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Brand Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Brand Tool’ screen.
The Device Overview appears.
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4 In the Device Overview, tap the Device for which you want to define
the brand.
A message screen appears.
5 Tap
.
The ‘Brands’ screen appears.
Searching the brand
1 Tap
in the ‘Brands’ screen.
The ‘Searching the Brand’ screen appears.
2 Tap
and point ProntoPro NG at the device.
The ‘Searching’ screen appears. ProntoPro NG searches through the list of
brands, by sending out an IR code for each brand.
3 When the device for which you are defining the brand, turns off,
tap
in the ‘Searching’ screen.
The ‘Installing the Brand’ screen appears.
4 To install the brand and code set, follow the instructions described in
‘Installing the brand’ on page 21.
Learning Commands
If an IR code is not in the database, you can program ProntoPro NG commands by
transmitting IR signals from your existing remote control to ProntoPro NG’s
learning eye.
The Learn Tool allows you to learn a button
or a device action. A device action is an
action that is executed automatically when
you select a device. E.g. when you select TV,
your ProntoPro NG can learn to switch on the
TV at the same time. You can also use the
2 - 8 inches
Learn Tool to relearn commands that do not
5 - 20 cm
work properly.
Learning
eye
Note
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Changing the Brand in the Brand Tool
will not have an impact on the learned
codes.
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Customizing ProntoPro NG
Learning a Button
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Learn Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The last page you have visited appears.
4 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want
to learn.
5 Position ProntoPro NG and the remote control as illustrated above.
Note
Make sure that you aim ProntoPro NG’s learning eye at the remote control’s
IR window.
The distance between ProntoPro NG and the remote control should be
between 2 and 8 inches (5 and 20 cm).
6 Tap the button you want to learn.
A Learning indication appears in the upper right corner of the touch screen.
7 Press and hold the key on the other remote control for 1 second.
Make sure you press the key within 5 seconds.
If learning succeeded, you will get an OK message.
If learning failed, you will get a Failure message.
See ‘ProntoPro NG will not learn commands’ on page 58 for more information.
8 When you want ProntoPro NG to learn other buttons, repeat steps
6 and 7.
9 Press the left firm key labeled
learning.
below the touch screen to stop
Learning a Device Action
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Learn Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The Device Overview appears.
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4 Position ProntoPro NG and the remote control as illustrated above.
Note
Make sure that you aim ProntoPro NG’s learning eye at the remote control’s
IR window.
The distance between ProntoPro NG and the remote control should be
between 2 and 8 inches (5 and 20 cm).
5 Tap the Device for which you want to learn a Device Action.
A Learning indication appears in the upper right corner of the touch screen.
6 Press and hold the key on the other remote control for 1 second.
Make sure you press the key within 5 seconds.
If learning succeeded, you will get an OK message.
If learning failed, you will get a Failure message.
See ‘ProntoPro NG will not learn commands’ on page 58 for more information.
7 When you want ProntoPro NG to learn other device actions, repeat
steps 5 and 6.
8 Press the left firm key labeled
learning.
below the touch screen to stop
Labeling Elements
The Label Tool allows you to label a button, a device or a page. In the Label Tool
you can find a virtual keyboard. This keyboard zooms in when you tap a character.
The keyboard contains five different character sets, including a series of symbols
you can use for labeling. You use the Shift button to switch between the five
character sets on the keyboard.
For a complete list of the symbols, see ‘List of Symbols’ on page 61.
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Labeling a Button
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Label Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The page you last visited appears.
4 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want
to label.
5 Tap the button you want to label.
The ‘Labeling’ screen appears.
6 Tap the keyboard.
The keyboard zooms in.
7 Tap the character you want to add to the label.
The character is added to the label. The keyboard automatically zooms out
again.
1 To zoom out without adding a character to the label, press
The character is not added to the label. The keyboard is zoomed out.
2 To use other characters and symbols, press
The character set on the keyboard switches.
You can choose from four different character sets.
3 To remove characters, press the firm key labeled
The character in front of the cursor is removed.
.
.
.
8 You can add other characters to the label.
9 Tap
.
The label of the selected button is changed. The last visited page appears
again.
-orTap
.
The last visited page appears again, without changing the label of the selected
button.
10 You can select other buttons on ProntoPro NG to label.
11 Press the left firm key labeled
the Label Tool.
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Labeling a Device
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Label Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The Device Overview appears.
4 Tap the Device you want to label.
The ‘Labeling’ screen appears.
5 Follow the instructions 6 to 8 of ‘Labeling a Button’ on page 26.
6 Tap
.
The label of the selected Device is changed. The Device Overview appears
again.
-orTap
.
The Device Overview appears again, without changing the label of the
selected device.
7 You can select other Devices in the Device Overview to label.
8 Press the left firm key labeled
the Label Tool.
below the touch screen to exit
Labeling a Page
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Label Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Label Tool’ screen.
The Page Overview appears.
4 Tap the Page you want to label.
The ‘Labeling’ screen appears.
5 Follow the instructions 6 to 8 of ‘Labeling a Button’ on page 26.
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6 Tap
.
The label of the selected Page is changed. The Page Overview appears again.
-orTap
.
The Page Overview appears again, without changing the label of the selected
page.
7 You can select another Page in the Page Overview to label.
8 Press the left firm key labeled
the Label Tool.
below the touch screen to exit
Adding Devices
The Add Tool allows you to add a new device or copy an existing device.
When you add a new device, a device template stored on your ProntoPro NG is
used to create the device pages, buttons and functions. By default Philips IR codes
are used when you add a new device. For your brand of device, you then have to
program the new device using the Brand Tool (page 20) or the Learn Tool (page 23).
Copying an existing device saves time. The personal settings you defined for that
device will also be copied. For instance, if you want to add a second CD player,
you do not have to define the Brand, learn or create macros again. You can just
copy them from the existing CD player already programmed on your ProntoPro NG.
Adding a New Device
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Add Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Add Tool’ screen.
The ‘Adding’ screen appears.
4 Tap the device template you want to add in the Device Templates list.
The ‘IR Code’ screen appears.
5 Tap
.
The ‘Actions’ screen appears.
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6 Tap
in the ’Actions’ screen.
The Device is added to ProntoPro NG with its actions like IR codes, beeps and
delays.
-orTap
in the ‘Actions’ screen.
The Device is added to ProntoPro NG without its actions like IR codes, beeps
and delays. To operate this device, you have to learn every button of the
device with the Learn Tool.
Note
Added devices are automatically positioned at the end of the Device Overview.
You can move devices with the Move Tool. See ‘Moving Devices’ on page 31 for
more information.
Copying an Existing Device
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Add Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Add Tool’ screen.
The ‘Adding’ screen appears.
4 Tap the Device you want to copy in the Devices list.
The ‘IR Code’ screen appears.
5 Tap
.
The ‘Actions’ screen appears.
6 Tap
in the ‘Actions’ screen.
The Device is copied to ProntoPro NG with its actions like IR codes, beeps and
delays.
-orTap
in the ‘Actions’ screen.
The Device is copied to ProntoPro NG without its actions like IR codes, beeps
and delays. To operate this device, you have to learn every button of the
device with the Learn Tool.
Note
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Added devices are automatically positioned at the end of the Device Overview.
You can move devices with the Move Tool. See ‘Moving Devices’ on page 31 for
more information.
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Deleting Elements
The Delete Tool allows you to delete a button or a device.
Deleting a Button
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Delete Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The last visited page on the ProntoPro NG appears.
4 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want
to delete.
5 Tap the button you want to delete.
A message screen appears.
6 Tap
.
The button is deleted.
7 You can select other buttons on ProntoPro NG to delete.
-orPress the right firm key labeled
The button is restored.
8 Press the left firm key labeled
the Delete Tool.
to undo the deletion.
below the touch screen to exit
Deleting a Device
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Delete Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The Device Overview appears.
4 Tap the Device you want to delete.
A message screen appears.
5 Tap
.
The Device is deleted.
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6 You can select other Devices on ProntoPro NG to delete.
-orPress the right firm key labeled
The Device is restored.
7 Press the left firm key labeled
the Delete Tool.
to undo the deletion.
below the touch screen to exit
Moving Devices
The Move Tool allows you to move a device up or down the Device Overview,
enabling you to put your most used devices at the top of the list.
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Move Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap the Device you want to move in the Devices list.
4 Tap the Move Up
or Move Down button
in the ‘Moving’ screen.
The selected Device moves up/down in the Device List.
5 Tap
in the ‘Moving’ screen.
The Device is moved.
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Adjusting the Settings
In the Settings Pages you can adjust several settings. You can:
■ Set the time and date as described earlier, on page 14.
■ Set the brightness of the backlight;
■ Set the timeout of the LCD screen;
■ Set the volume level;
■ Set the language of the ProntoPro NG, as described earlier, on page 16.
■ Set ProntoPro NG to operate with the Cursor;
■ Set the animation mode;
■ Calibrate the touch screen;
■ Adjust the screen activation settings.
In the fourth Settings Page you can consult the version information and the
available memory.
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1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Select
.
The first Settings Page appears.
Setting the Brightness of the Backlight
You can adjust the intensity of the LCD backlight. There are 4 levels of backlight
brightness.
1 Tap the
button in the first Settings Page.
The Brightness button is selected. The ‘+’ and ‘-’ labels appear on the two
middle firm keys below the touch screen.
2 To increase the brightness, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the brightness, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap the
button again.
The new Backlight Brightness is set.
Setting the Timeout of the LCD Screen
The timeout of the LCD screen determines how long the LCD touch screen stays
active before turning off. Shortening the active time will increase ProntoPro NG’s
battery life.
Note
The LCD screen will only time out when you are not using ProntoPro NG.
1 Tap
in the first Settings Page.
The LCD Timeout button is selected. The ‘+’ and ‘-’ labels appear on the two
middle firm keys below the touch screen.
2 To increase the timeout, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the timeout, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap
again.
The new LCD screen timeout is set.
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Setting the Volume Level
You can set the volume level for the hard buttons as well as for the touch screen
buttons. The volume of the button refers to the loudness of the beep you hear
when you press or tap a button.
Setting the Volume Level of the Hard Buttons
To adjust the volume of the hard buttons, tap
in the first
Settings Page.
You can either select 1 of the 3 volume levels or choose to mute. Every time
you press, the volume level increases with one step up to level 3.
Setting the Volume Level of the Touch Screen
To adjust the volume level of the touch screen, tap
in the
first Settings Page.
You can either select 1 of the 3 volume levels or choose to mute. Every time
you tap, the volume level increases with one step up to level 3.
Setting the Navigation for ProntoPro NG
The cursor is used by default to operate your devices. You then navigate the
ProntoPro NG with the touch screen buttons. However, you can also set the cursor
to browse through ProntoPro NG’s devices and pages. For more information on
operating the ProntoPro NG with the cursor, see ‘Operating ProntoPro NG with the
Cursor’ on page 48.
To set the navigation for the ProntoPro NG, tap
in the
second Settings Page:
■ You can select Cursor Navigation-Off to navigate the ProntoPro NG with the
touch screen buttons.
■ You can select Cursor Navigation-On to navigate the ProntoPro NG with the
cursor.
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Setting the Animation Mode
ProntoPro NG provides navigation feedback through graphical animations.
Switching pages is done with a page transition, switching from Use Mode to one
of the Tools is accompanied with a mode transition. You can enable and disable
the animations of your ProntoPro NG in the second Settings Page:
■ You can disable the animations by choosing ‘None’ (no animations). By
disabling all animations you use the absolute maximum of your ProntoPro NG’s
processing speed.
■ When changing pages with the ‘Page Only’ animation, one page seems to
slide out of the screen, while the second page slides in.
■ The ‘Mode Only’ animation shifts the ProntoPro NG icon at the top area of the
touch screen.
■ With the option ‘Full’ you can enable both animations at the same time.
Calibrating the Touch Screen
When you first use your ProntoPro NG, the touch screen is already calibrated.
However, if you notice that your ProntoPro NG does not send out the commands in
accordance with what is indicated on the touch screen, it is advised to recalibrate
the touch screen.
Attention Never use an actual pen, pencil or other sharp object on the touch screen. Use a
pointy object like a plastic-tipped pen or a stylus intended for use with touch
screens.
1 Tap
in the second Settings Page.
The ‘Calibration’ screen appears.
2 Tap the upper left corner on the touch screen.
3 Tap the lower right corner of the touch screen.
4 Tap the upper right corner of the touch screen.
5 Tap the lower left corner on the touch screen.
The touch screen is calibrated.
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Adjusting the Screen Activation Settings
In the third Settings Page you can adjust the screen activation settings. You can
define when or if you want the LCD backlight to be activated. You can also set
when or if you want the ProntoPro NG to send out IR codes or perform button
actions.
You can adjust the following screen activation settings:
■ Firm keys settings;
■ Cursor keys settings;
■ Pickup sensor settings.
Tip
You can adjust the timeout for the LCD backlight. For more information, see
‘Setting the Timeout of the LCD Screen’ on page 33.
Adjusting the Firm Keys Settings
You can set the firm keys settings to 3 different states. The firm keys are located
below the touch screen of your ProntoPro NG.
To adjust the firm keys settings of the ProntoPro NG, tap
in the third Settings Page. You can now toggle between the following 3 firm keys
states:
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■
: This setting implies that when you press one of the 4 firm keys, your
ProntoPro NG will send out the IR code or perform the action assigned to this
key.
The LCD backlight will not be activated when pressing a firm key.
■
: This setting implies that when you press one of the 4 firm keys, the
LCD backlight will be activated and your ProntoPro NG will send out the IR
code or perform the action assigned to this key.
■
: This is the default setting of your ProntoPro NG. It implies that when you
press one of the 4 firm keys, the LCD backlight will be activated.
The ProntoPro NG will not send out an IR code nor perform the button action.
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Adjusting the Cursor Keys Settings
You can set the cursor keys settings to 3 different states.
For more information on the cursor keys, see ‘Operating ProntoPro NG with the
Cursor’ on page 48.
To adjust the cursor keys settings of the ProntoPro NG, tap
in the third Settings Page. You can now toggle between the following 3 cursor
keys states:
■
: This setting implies that when you press one of the cursor keys, the LCD
backlight will be activated.
The ProntoPro NG will not send out an IR code nor perform the button action.
■
: This setting implies that when you press one of the cursor keys, your
ProntoPro NG will send out the IR code or perform the action assigned to this
key.
The LCD backlight will not be activated when pressing a cursor key.
■
: This is the default setting of your ProntoPro NG. It implies that when
you press one of cursor keys, the LCD backlight will be activated and your
ProntoPro NG will send out the IR code or perform the action assigned to this
key.
Adjusting the Pickup Sensor Settings
You can set the pickup sensor settings of your ProntoPro NG to 2 different states.
This implies that you can choose whether or not the backlight should be activated
when tilting your ProntoPro NG.
To adjust the pickup sensor settings, tap
in the third
Settings Page. You can now toggle between the following 2 states:
■ Pickup sensor-Off: This setting deactivates the LCD backlight when tilting
the ProntoPro NG.
■ Pickup sensor-On: This is the default setting. It activates the LCD backlight
when tilting the ProntoPro NG.
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Creating and Editing Macros
A macro allows you to send a sequence of commands when tapping one single
button. You can for instance switch on your TV, turn on a movie channel and
prepare your VCR for recording by rewinding the videotape. The macro contains an
action list. The action list can be created and edited in the Macro Tool.
Note
Once you have programmed a macro, the button actions will not be changed when
you select another brand in the Brand Tool.
In the Macro Tool you first have to select the button that will contain the macro,
also called the target button. Then, one by one, you create an action list by
adding actions to this target button. You can do this by:
■ Selecting another button and adding its actions to the action list of your
target button.
■ Adding a delay to the action list.
■ Adding a beep to the action list.
After creating the macro, all actions you added to the action list are executed
when you tap the button.
Creating a Macro
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Macro Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Macro Tool’ screen.
The last visited page appears.
4 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the target button
you want to use for a macro.
5 Tap the button you want to select as a target
button.
If you can use the button to program a macro,
the ‘Macro’ screen appears.
-orIf you cannot use the button to program a
macro, you hear a Failure beep.
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Note
You can assign a macro to most buttons of your ProntoPro NG. Only the hard
buttons on the left side of ProntoPro NG (Backlight, Page Up and Page Down)
cannot be programmed.
To add an action to the action list
1 Tap
in the ‘Macro’ screen.
The last visited page appears again.
2 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want
to add to the macro.
3 Tap the button with the action(s) you want to add to the macro.
The ‘Macro’ screen appears.
The name of the selected button is added at the bottom of the Action List.
The macro will execute all the actions that are assigned to this button.
4 You can select other buttons to add to the macro.
To add a delay to the action list
You can add a delay to the action list e.g. to insert a short pause between turning
on a device and sending commands to it, allowing the device to warm up.
1 Tap
in the ‘Macro’ screen.
The ‘+’ button and ‘-’ button appear on the two middle firm keys below the
touch screen.
2 To increase the delay, tap (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the delay, tap (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
Note
You can still change the delay later on.
To add a beep to the action list
To determine when the macro execution is finished, it is useful to add a beep as
final command in the action list.
1 Select the action in the action list, where you want to add a beep.
The action is selected.
2 Tap
in the ‘Macro’ screen.
A default beep is added to the action list, after the selected action.
To test the macro
You do not have to exit the Macro Tool to try out the macro you created or edited.
From within the Macro Tool you can test the macro. ProntoPro NG executes all
actions as you defined them in the action list.
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In the ‘Macro’ screen, press the left firm key labeled
ProntoPro NG executes the actions in the action list.
Note
.
Make sure that you keep ProntoPro NG aimed at your Home Theater equipment
during the macro execution.
To finish the macro
Tap
in the ‘Macro’ screen.
The macro is created and assigned to the button you selected as a target.
-orTap
in the ‘Macro’ screen.
The Tools Menu appears again without creating the macro.
Editing a Macro
Moving an action in the action list
1 To display the ‘Macro’ screen with the action list assigned to the
button, follow the instructions 1 to 5 as described in ‘Creating a Macro’
on page 38.
2 Tap the action in the action list you want to move in the ‘Macro’ screen.
The selected action is highlighted.
3 In the ‘Macro’ screen, tap the Move Up button
or the
Move Down button
.
The selected action moves up/down in the action list.
4 You can select other actions to move.
Deleting an action from the action list
1 To display the ‘Macro’ screen with the action list assigned to the
button, follow the instructions 1 to 5 as described in ‘Creating a Macro’
on page 38.
2 Tap the action in the action list you want to delete in the ‘Macro’
screen.
The selected action is highlighted.
3 In the ‘Macro’ screen, press the right firm key labeled
The selected action is deleted from the action list.
4 You can select other actions to delete.
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Creating and Editing Timers
With the Timer Tool you can define actions to be carried out at predefined times.
For instance, you can switch on the lights or program your VCR to record your
favorite daily TV-show.
Note
When a timer is executed, you will hear a beep and a Timer message appears on
screen.
If ProntoPro NG is performing another task (sending out IR codes, testing a
macro, ...) when a timer is due to be executed, ProntoPro NG first continues
performing the current task.
Activating Timers
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears.
3 Tap
in the ‘Timer Tool’ information
screen.
The ‘Timer’ screen appears.
4 Tap the check box in front of the timer that
you want to activate.
The timer is activated.
5 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen closes and the Tools Menu appears again. The Timer icon
appears next to the time indication.
-orIn the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The Timer screen closes without activating the timer.
Note
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In the Timers list, activated timers are displayed first, followed by the notactivated timers. Both activated and not-activated timers are listed
chronologically.
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Creating and Editing Timers
Adding a Timer
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen appears.
4 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
to add a
new timer to the list.
A new timer is added to the Timers list.
By default a new timer is labeled Timer and a
number. It has no start and stop actions defined.
5 To label the timer, tap
, as described
in ‘Labeling a Timer’ on page 43.
6 To define the start and stop actions for the timer, tap
described in ‘Editing a Timer’ on page 44.
, as
7 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen closes and the Tools Menu appears again. The timer is
added.
-orIn the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The Timer screen closes without adding the timer.
Deleting a Timer
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen appears.
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4 Tap the label of the timer you want to delete.
The timer is highlighted.
5 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
A message screen appears.
.
6 In the message screen, tap Delete.
The timer is deleted from the list.
7 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen closes and the Tools Menu appears again. The timer is
deleted.
-orIn the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The Timer screen closes without deleting the Timer.
Labeling a Timer
The default name for a timer is ‘Timer’ followed by a number, for example Timer 5.
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen appears.
4 Tap the label of the timer you want to label.
The timer is highlighted.
5 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
The ‘Labeling’ screen appears.
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6 Label the timer as described in ‘Labeling Elements’ on page 25.
7 In the ‘Labeling’ screen, tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen appears again and the timer is relabeled.
8 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
The Tools Menu appears again.
.
Editing a Timer
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The ‘Timer’ screen appears.
4 Tap the label of the timer you want to edit.
The timer is highlighted.
5 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The ‘Editing Timer’ screen appears.
6 To edit the timer, execute the following
steps:
1 Set the Start Date. See ‘Setting the
Start Date’ on page 45 for more information.
2 Set the Start Time. See ‘Setting the Start Time or Stop Time’ on
page 45 for more information.
3 Define the Start Action. See ‘Defining the Start Action or Stop
Action’ on page 46 for more details.
4 Set the Stop Time. See ‘Setting the Start Time or Stop Time’ on page
45 for more information.
5 Define the Stop Action. See ‘Defining the Start Action or Stop
Action’ on page 46 for more details.
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6 Define the Repeat Settings. See ‘Defining the Repeat Settings’ on
page 46 for more information.
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7 In the ‘Editing Timer’ screen, tap
.
The timer settings are defined. The ‘Timer’ screen appears again.
8 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
The Tools Menu appears again.
.
Setting the Start Date
When you add a new timer the Start Date is the current date by default. The Stop
Date is calculated automatically based on the Start Date, the Start Time and the
Stop Time.
To change the Start Date:
1 In the ‘Editing Timer’ screen, tap the Day button.
The Day button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’ appear for the two middle
firm keys.
2 To increase the value, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the value, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap the Day button again.
The Day is set.
4 Repeat step 1 to 3 for the Month and the Year button.
The Start Date is set.
Setting the Start Time or Stop Time
1 In the ‘Editing Timer’ screen, tap the Start Time button or Stop Time
button.
The Start Time button or Stop Time button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’
appear for the two middle firm keys.
2 To increase the time, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’.
-orTo decrease the time, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
3 Tap the Time button again.
The new Start Time or Stop Time is set.
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If the Stop Time lies before the Start Time, the Stop Date automatically jumps to
the next day.
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Using the Power Features
Defining the Start Action or Stop Action
ProntoPro NG uses a similar procedure to define the Action List for the Start
Action or the Stop Action of the selected timer as in the Macro Tool. See ‘Creating
and Editing Macros’ on page 38 for more information.
Example Some examples of timer actions are: switching on your lights at a specific time
or recording your favorite daily TV-show with your VCR.
1 In the ‘Editing Timer’ screen, tap the
The ‘Timer’ screen appears.
or
button.
2 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap
.
The last visited page appears again.
3 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want
to add to the macro.
4 Tap the button you want to add to the action list of the timer.
The ‘Macro’ screen appears.
The name of the selected button is added at the bottom of the Action List.
The macro will execute all the actions that are assigned to this button.
5 In the ‘Macro’ screen, tap
.
The Start Action or Stop Action is defined. The ‘Editing Timer’ screen appears
again.
Defining the Repeat Settings
If you want the timer to repeat itself on more than one occasion, you can use the
repeat settings.
1 In the ‘Editing Timer’ screen, tap the
The ‘Repeat Settings’ screen appears.
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button.
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Repeat toggle
2 Tap the repeat toggle button
.
By default ‘No’ is selected.
The Repeat button toggles between the three settings:
■ No: This is the default setting;
■ Daily;
■ Weekly.
1 To change the setting to ‘Daily’, tap the button again.
Every day of the week is automatically selected.
2 If you want to set an end date for the repeating timer, select the
End Date check box.
The End Date is enabled.
3 Define the End Date, as described in ‘Setting the Start Date’ on
page 45.
The End Date is defined.
-or1 To change the setting to ‘Weekly’, tap the button again.
The current day is selected.
2 Select or deselect the different days of the week on which the
timer has to be executed.
3 If you want to set an end date for the repeating timer, select the
End Date check box.
The End Date is enabled.
4 Define the End Date, as described in ‘Setting the Start Date’ on
page 45.
The End Date is defined.
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Using the Power Features
-orTo change the setting to ‘No’, tap the button again.
The timer will not be repeated.
3 In the ‘Repeat Settings’ screen, tap
.
The ‘Editing Timer’ screen appears again. Feedback about the repeat settings
is provided below the
button.
Operating ProntoPro NG
with the Cursor
The cursor is set by default to operate the devices, e.g. to navigate through an onscreen TV menu. The cursor contains 4 cursor keys: Right, Left, Up and Down. Each
cursor key contains an action list. This list depends on the device that is being
operated.
Up
Toggle button
OK
Home button
Left
Down
Right
The cursor can also be used to navigate through devices and pages on ProntoPro
NG’s touch screen.
When you enable the cursor navigation in the Settings Pages, the touch
screen navigation with the Left Device and Right Device buttons at the top area
of the touch screen disappears and the cursor navigation icon
appears in
the top left corner. You use the cursor for navigating, and not for operating your
devices, until you disable the cursor navigation again.
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Using the Power Features
To set the cursor navigation:
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Select the
.
The first Settings Page appears.
3 Press the Page Down hard button at the left side of the ProntoPro NG.
The second Settings Page appears.
4 Tap
in the second Settings Page.
The cursor navigation is enabled. The Toggle hard button is activated.
5 Tap the ProntoPro NG icon
exit the Settings Tool.
in the top center of the touch screen to
To use the cursor for navigating the ProntoPro NG:
1 Press the Left and Right buttons of the cursor.
ProntoPro NG navigates through the devices.
2 Press the Up and Down buttons of the cursor.
ProntoPro NG navigates through the pages.
3 Press the Toggle button to easily switch from navigating on
ProntoPro NG to control audio/video equipment.
The Device Left and Device Right buttons appear in the top area of the
touch screen and the cursor is used for controlling audio/video equipment.
4 Press the Toggle hard button again to switch back to cursor navigation.
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Using the Power Features
Operating ProntoPro NG with RF
By default, ProntoPro NG uses infrared (IR) signals to operate devices. IR signals
have an operating distance of approximately 33 ft (10 m).
IR signals
However, you can choose to have ProntoPro NG working with radio frequency (RF)
signals to operate devices from a distance or from an adjacent room.
An RF Extender (not included) is therefore required.
The RFX6000 is an RF Extender that can be used in combination with
ProntoPro NG. The RF Extender receives RF signals from ProntoPro NG and
converts them into IR signals, sent out to the device. Therefore, the RF Extender
has to be placed near the device you are operating with the RF Extender’s sending
eye pointed towards the device.
RF signals
IR signals
ProntoPro NG
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RF Extender
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Using the Power Features
Selecting RF to Operate your Devices
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘RF IR Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The Device Overview appears.
4 Tap the Device for which you want to select RF.
The ‘Select IR or RF’ screen appears. By default IR is selected in the Sending
Signals list.
The Define RF button is disabled.
5 Choose RF in the Sending Signals list.
The Define RF button is enabled.
6 Tap
.
The ‘RF Settings’ screen appears.
7 Select the RF Channel in the RF Channel list you use for the RF
Extender.
The RF Channel on the RFX6000 has to be the same as the RF Channel on
ProntoPro NG.
8 Select the Extender ID in the Extender ID list you use for the RF
Extender.
The Extender ID on the RFX6000 has to be the same as the Extender ID on
ProntoPro NG.
Note
You can use several RF Extenders with your ProntoPro NG. For each RF
Extender you use for your devices, you need to set the RF Channel and the
Extender ID.
The RF Channel is identical for all RF Extenders. The Extender ID on the
RFX6000 is unique for each RF Extender.
9 Tap
in the ‘RF Settings’ screen.
The RF settings are saved.
10 Tap
in the ‘Select IR or RF’ screen.
ProntoPro NG will send out RF signals for the selected device.
Note
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Try to keep ProntoPro NG and the RF Extender away from metal objects, as this
will have a negative impact on the range.
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Using the Power Features
Selecting IR to Operate your Devices
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
touch screen for 3 seconds.
The Tools Menu appears.
in the upper left corner of the
2 Tap
in the Tools Menu.
The ‘RF IR Tool’ screen appears.
3 Tap
.
The Device Overview appears.
4 Tap the Device for which you want to select IR.
The ‘Select IR or RF’ screen appears. RF is selected in the Sending Signals list.
5 Choose IR in the Sending Signals list.
The ‘Define RF’ button is disabled.
6 Tap
in the ‘Select IR or RF’ screen.
ProntoPro NG will send out IR signals for the selected device.
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ProntoProEdit NG
If you want to personalize your ProntoPro NG even more beyond its standard
programming features, ProntoProEdit NG is the tool for you to use. ProntoProEdit
NG is ProntoPro NG’s companion software that you find on the included CD-ROM.
Please check the website to make sure that you have the latest version. You can
find more information on http://www.pronto.philips.com.
To learn how to work properly with ProntoProEdit NG, consult its online help
system accessible via the Help menu or by pressing F1.
With ProntoProEdit NG you can:
■ Upload and download new configurations to and from your ProntoPro NG.
You do this with the PC cable included with your ProntoPro NG:
1 Plug one end of the cable in the USB port on your computer.
2 Plug the other end of the cable in the USB port on ProntoPro NG.
USB port
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Add, delete, modify and move control panels, devices and commands
anywhere on the touch screen;
Save, duplicate and share configuration files, codes or devices with other
ProntoPro NG users;
Import new graphics to create new buttons and designs;
Use .PNG graphic files that support transparency. You can now place buttons
with a transparent background on top of a background image, let transparent
buttons overlap or create transparency effects within buttons. You can use the
color in the upper left corner of the bitmap as transparency color.
Personalize configuration files to optimize the use of your ProntoPro NG;
Copy, Paste and Edit plain IR codes that you can exchange with other
ProntoPro NG users;
Preview new configuration files on ProntoProEdit NG Simulator, to check
what ProntoPro NG’s interface will look like;
Create and edit macros. In ProntoProEdit NG you have access to the more
advanced features for macros.
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ProntoProEdit NG
Some example screens of what you can accomplish with ProntoProEdit NG:
Note
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When ProntoPro NG is connected to your PC, it uses more battery power.
Therefore, it is recommended to disconnect the USB cable after uploading and
downloading.
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FAQ
Why don’t my buttons work properly?
When you find that your ProntoPro NG does not send out the commands in
accordance with what is indicated on the touch screen, it is advised to recalibrate
the touch screen. Calibration is necessary when you notice that tapping a button
activates one of the adjacent buttons or when you have to tap next to a button to
activate it. Calibration enables ProntoPro NG to place the icons on the touch
screen in line with their predefined functions.
Attention Never use an actual pen, pencil or other sharp object on the touch screen. Use a
pointy object like a plastic-tipped pen or a stylus intended for use with touch
screens.
How do I calibrate the touch screen?
1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon
in the upper left corner of the
touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears.
2 Select
.
The first Settings Page appears.
3 Press the Page Down button at the left side of the ProntoPro NG.
The second Settings Page appears.
4 Tap
in the second Settings Page.
The ‘Calibration’ screen appears.
5 Tap the upper left corner on the touch screen.
6 Tap the lower right corner of the touch screen.
7 Tap the upper right corner of the touch screen.
8 Tap the lower left corner on the touch screen.
The touch screen is calibrated.
9 Tap the ProntoPro NG icon
again to exit the Settings Tool.
How do I reset ProntoPro NG?
Normally, resetting ProntoPro NG is not necessary. However, if ProntoPro NG’s
touch screen freezes or if you notice unusual behavior, you need to perform a reset
to get ProntoPro NG running again.
1 Press the latch on the battery cover with your thumb and then slide the
cover forward firmly.
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FAQ
2 Lift off the battery cover.
You can find the Reset button in the battery compartment.
3 Use an unfolded paperclip or a sharp
pencil to carefully press the Reset
button.
ProntoPro NG restarts.
ProntoPro NG beeps twice to indicate
it is ready for use.
Reset button
4 Set the time again. See ‘Changing the Time’ on page 14 for more
information.
Note
If you reset ProntoPro NG, all personal changes like saved and programmed
commands, IR codes, timers and macros are retained.
Why does a device respond to some RF signals and not to others?
Not all commands for all devices work properly with RF signals.
If a device does not respond properly to RF signals sent out by ProntoPro NG, you
have to reconfigure ProntoPro NG to operate the device with IR signals.
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Troubleshooting
General Problems
ProntoPro NG shuts off automatically
This is a timeout feature of ProntoPro NG to save power. You can change the time
ProntoPro NG stays active in the Settings Tool.
See ‘Setting the Timeout of the LCD Screen’ on page 33 for more information.
The touch screen buttons on the ProntoPro NG do not respond
properly
If the touch screen buttons on the ProntoPro NG do not respond properly, calibrate
the touch screen.
See ‘Calibrating the Touch Screen’ on page 35 for more information.
Devices do not respond to commands from ProntoPro NG
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Make sure the ProntoPro NG’s sending eye is pointed towards the device you
are operating.
Check if the Low Battery icon has appeared on the screen. If so, place the
ProntoPro NG in the docking station and recharge the battery pack.
Check if your device understands Philips-Marantz RC codes. Normally you can
find this in the documentation of your device.
Make sure you have defined the correct brands for your devices. (p. 20)
Make sure you have defined the correct code set for your devices. (p. 21)
Check if the button you are trying to use is assigned properly via Brand Tool or
via Learn Tool. (p. 23)
Check if your device is in RF mode. Switch your device back to IR mode. (p. 52)
If you have set up your ProntoPro NG to operate devices with RF signals:
■ Check in the RF IR Tool if the devices you want to operate are set up
properly. (p. 51)
■ Check if the Extender ID and the Channel ID on your ProntoPro NG match
the Extender ID and the Channel ID on the RF Extender.
■ Make sure the RF Extender is placed near the devices you want to use
with RF signals.
■ Make sure that the distance between the RF Extender and the
ProntoPro NG is at least 1 meter.
■ Make sure that the RF Extender’s sending eye is pointed towards the
device.
■ Change the Channel if you notice interferences from other RF channels.
If you want to use RF signals for devices on different locations, you need more
than one RF Extender. See the User Guide of the RF Extender for more
information.
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Troubleshooting
Customizing Problems
Buttons are not sending the correct commands
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Make sure you have defined the correct brands for your devices. (p. 20)
Make sure you have defined the correct code set for your devices. (p. 21)
Make sure you should calibrate your screen. (p. 35)
Check whether the button of the device is learned properly. (p. 23)
Check whether the macro recorded properly. (p. 38)
Macros do not work
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Make sure ProntoPro NG’s sending eye is pointed towards the device the
entire time the macro is being executed.
The sending eye is located at the top of ProntoPro NG.
Insert delays to allow devices to start up properly.
Check for inactive buttons in your macro.
Check if you did not reprogram the buttons. Macros do not store commands,
they store buttons. If you reprogram a button, the macro executes the new
command assigned to the button.
ProntoPro NG will not learn commands
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Make sure your ProntoPro NG and the remote control are positioned correctly.
■ When the sending eye of your existing remote control is not pointed
towards the learning eye of the ProntoPro NG, ProntoPro NG might not
receive the signals properly. Align the remote controls as correctly as
possible.
■ When the distance between your existing remote control and the
ProntoPro NG is too short or too long, ProntoPro NG might not receive the
signals properly. Try out several distances between 5 and 20 centimeters
(2 and 8 inches) to learn the commands.
Avoid programming ProntoPro NG under bright fluorescent light, in sunlight or
in a dark room: it might affect the infrared signals.
Make sure the battery pack in the ProntoPro NG is not empty.
Press and hold the key on the other remote control for more than one second.
The configuration file is corrupted
When the configuration file is corrupted, you can use ProntoProEdit NG to
download a new configuration file. Taken into account that all your customized
commands, devices and macros will be lost and you will have to reprogram your
ProntoPro NG. Therefore it is recommended to save the configuration by uploading
it to the PC with ProntoProEdit NG.
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Troubleshooting
Timers do not work
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Check if the timer has been activated. (p. 41)
Make sure a Start Action for the timer has been defined properly. (p. 46)
Check whether the date and time of your ProntoPro NG are set properly. (p. 14)
Memory Storage Problems
Memory storage problems can be the cause of ProntoPro NG not saving a macro.
Storage problems can be caused by a full memory or by a low battery pack.
■ Consult the third Settings Page to see how much memory is available. (p. 32)
■ Consult the first Settings Page or the battery icon at the top of your screen to
check the battery status. Recharge if necessary. (p. 11)
ProntoPro NG error messages
If one of the following error messages occurs, please contact your dealer or the
Philips customer service:
■ Invalid CF version or corrupt flash;
■ Incorrect software version.
When your ProntoPro NG does not respond and the screen stays blank:
1 Download the configuration file again.
2 When downloading the configuration file again does not work,
download the firmware from http://www.pronto.philips.com.
Connection to the PC
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Make sure the ProntoPro NG battery pack is sufficiently charged while using
ProntoProEdit NG to download or upload.
Do not pull out the USB cable while uploading or downloading a configuration
file.
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Maintaining ProntoPro NG
Important Notices
Take care not to scratch the touch screen
Use your finger to tap the touch screen or use plastic-tipped pens intended for use
with touch screen.
Never use an actual pen, pencil or other sharp object on the touch screen.
Protect ProntoPro NG from temperature extremes
Keep ProntoPro NG away from heaters and other heat sources.
ProntoPro NG is not waterproof
ProntoPro NG should not be exposed to rain or moisture.
Do not store or use ProntoPro NG in any location that is extremely damp or wet.
When you have spilled water on ProntoPro NG, you have to take out the battery
pack and let ProntoPro NG dry for 48 hours before you insert the battery pack
again.
The touch screen of ProntoPro NG contains a glass element
Do not drop ProntoPro NG or subject it to any strong impact.
Cleaning ProntoPro NG
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Use a soft, damp cloth to clean ProntoPro NG.
If the touch screen of ProntoPro NG is spoiled, clean it with a soft cloth
moistened with a diluted window-cleaning solution.
Do not use a corrosive detergent or an abrasive sponge.
Avoid the use of abundant water.
Upgrading ProntoPro NG
You can find the latest upgrades of your ProntoPro NG software (when available)
on http://www.pronto.philips.com. Navigate to the Downloads section. If you are
already registered you can enter your username and password to log in. Otherwise
you can register and become a ProntoZone member for free.
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List of Symbols
Pause
Stop
Normal run; normal speed
Normal run; normal speed
Fast run; fast speed
Fast run; fast speed
Slow run; slow speed
Slow run; slow speed
Eject
Recording, general
Key
Navigate
Still mode
Tape running direction
Next track
Previous track
Fast forward to index
Rewind to index
Frame by frame, general
Frame by frame, general
Subtitle
Cancel picture
Picture-in-picture mode
Menu
Picture-in-picture shift
Picture-in-picture swap
Multi-picture display
Picture-in-picture select
Teletext mode
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List of Symbols
Page number up
Page number down
Page enlargement
TV and text mixed
1st or 2nd language
Last view; previous program
Stand-by
Zone focus: long distance
Zone focus: very short distance
Single or multi-digit selection
Brightness; brilliance
Contrast
Brightness/contrast
Color saturation
Lamp; lighting; illumination
Split screen freeze / double screen freeze
Split screen swap / double screen swap
Split screen / double screen
Movie expand
Personal preference
Picture-in-picture freeze
Main index page
Picture freeze
Programmable timer; general
Enter
Application assistance
Actual time on screen
EPG / Electronic Program Guide
Video output
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List of Symbols
Read data from store
Write data into store
Page hold
Sound muting
Additional information on screen
Spatial sound effect
Television; video
Sound; audio
Surround sound
Dolby Digital
Digital Theater Systems
Active control
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Specifications
The specifications and design of this product are subject to change without notice.
Display
64k color TFT 3.8” touch screen LCD
320x240 pixels (QVGA) resolution
White LED-backlight for LCD and buttons
Interface
USB 1.1-port connector
Software
Database with IR codes to operate more than 800 brands
Built-in Philips IR codes
Total number of devices only limited by memory
Infrared (IR)
4 high performance IR-sending LEDs, 1 receiver LED
Operating distance of approximately 33 ft (10m)
Learning frequency up to 78 KHz and 455 KHz
Radio frequency
(RF)
Band: 418 MHz
16 Extender ID’s and 4 Channels
Memory
32 Mbytes
Power
management
Power on by tapping the touch screen, by tilting the ProntoPro NG
or by pressing a button
Power off automatically
Dimensions
(HxWxD)
6.07 inch x 3.64 inch x 1.10 inch
(154,2mm x 92,4mm x 27,8mm)
Operating
temperature
41°-113° F
(5° - 45° C)
Accessories
Included:
USB cable for PC connection
CD-ROM with ProntoProEdit NG software
AAA rechargeable battery pack (4x1.2 V)
Docking station
Not included:
RF Extender (RFX6000)
ProntoProEdit NG
PC requirements:
Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
64 MB of RAM
75 MB of free hard disk space
Free USB Port
CD-ROM player
IR-database information:
Redesigned by UEI Technology
Licensed under U.S. Patent 5,689,353
Portions © UEI 1999
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Glossary
Action
An action is a command that will be executed by ProntoPro NG. An
action can be an IR code, a link, a delay or a beep. You can assign one
or more actions to a button or a hard button. It is the same as a macro.
Action list
An action list is a list of actions assigned to a button or a hard button.
An action list can contain up to 250 actions.
Animation mode
ProntoPro NG provides navigation feedback through graphical
animations. These animations can be found in the Animation mode. You
can enable and disable the animations of your ProntoPro NG in the
Settings Pages.
Branding
ProntoPro NG contains a list of brands and their according IR codes in its
database. ProntoPro NG uses IR codes to control devices. Because there
are several brands using specific IR codes, you have to define the brand
and code set for each device.
Button alias
See Link.
Button backlight
The Button backlight is a special light source that is placed behind the
hard buttons on your ProntoPro NG, enhancing the visibility of these
buttons.
Calibration
Calibrating the touch screen enables ProntoPro NG to exactly match the
icons on the touch screen with their predefined functions.
Code set
A code set is a list of IR codes. Audio and video devices of different
brands use different code sets. A device can only receive and execute
functions from the correct code set.
Cursor navigation There are two ways of navigating through ProntoPro NG: using the touch
screen or using the cursor for navigation. When you select cursor
navigation, the cursor can only be used for navigating through devices
and pages on ProntoPro NG touch screen, not for controlling audio/video
equipment.
Delay
A delay is a pause between two actions. A delay gives the device
enough time to execute the first action before it receives an impulse to
execute a second action.
Device
Every device in the configuration file appears on the Device Overview
Page of ProntoPro NG and in the tree view in ProntoProEdit NG. A device
represents the equipment you want to control with ProntoPro NG, for
instance a TV, VCR, CD player, Amplifier, Satellite receiver or any device
operated by an IR remote. The device contains a number of pages with
buttons.
Device action
A device action is an action that is executed automatically when you
select a device. E.g. when you select TV, you can learn your ProntoPro
NG to switch on the TV at the same time.
Device Overview You use the Device Overview on ProntoPro NG to access the different
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devices. The Device Overview contains buttons for each device in the
configuration. By pressing these buttons you navigate to the first page
of the selected device.
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Device settings
The device settings are the type of device, the brand, the IR code set
and the functions. In order to control a device with your ProntoPro NG,
you first have to set the device settings.
Device template
You can create a template from a device in ProntoProEdit NG Advanced
Mode. When you add a new device on ProntoPro NG, this template will
be used.
Firm key
ProntoPro NG has 4 firm keys located below the touch screen. The label
of a firm key is displayed at the bottom of the touch screen. You can
configure the functions of the firm keys, just like most hard buttons and
the buttons on the touch screen. The strength of the firm keys is that
you can also configure their label, so they can always indicate the
function assigned to them.
Hard button
A hard button is a button that can be pressed and generates an event.
Hard buttons can be found on ProntoPro NG. Their layout and visual
aspects cannot be changed. You can configure the functions of the hard
buttons, just like the firm keys and the buttons on the touch screen.
IR
Short for infrared.
IR code
ProntoPro NG sends out infrared (IR) signals to operate devices. IR codes
for all kinds of video and audio device brands are stored in ProntoPro
NG’s universal database. By selecting IR codes and assigning them to
buttons and hard buttons, you can program your ProntoPro NG to
operate your equipment. When IR codes are not present in the database,
you can always learn them from the conventional remote control of your
equipment.
Label
A label is the text you want to put on a soft button or a firm key.
LCD
Short for liquid crystal display.
LCD backlight
LCD backlight is a special light source that is placed behind the LCD
screen, enhancing the visibility of this screen.
Link
A link, also called a button alias, is a shortcut from the action list of one
button to the action list of another button. Instead of adding the same
actions to several buttons or hard buttons, you can create a link and
reuse the action list. When your ProntoPro NG is executing an action list
and comes across a link, the action list referred to by that link is
executed.
Macro
A macro is a sequence of actions executed when pressing a single
button on ProntoPro NG. Every button or hard button can act as a macro
and perform a list of commands. It is the same as an action list.
Mode animation
When you switch from using the ProntoPro NG to the Tools Menu, the
ProntoPro NG icon shifts at the top area of the touch screen. This is
called a ‘mode animation’.
Page
A page of a device is the area of 320 by 240 pixels on ProntoPro NG’s
touch screen containing buttons or other objects.
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Page animation
When you switch from one page to another, the first page slides out of
the screen and the second page slides in the screen. This is called a
‘page animation’.
ProntoPro NG
ProntoPro NG is a universal remote control with a touch screen. You can
customize and fully configure ProntoPro NG to your personal needs: the
devices you want to operate, the functions you want to perform and the
layout on ProntoPro NG.
ProntoProEdit NG ProntoProEdit is the visual editor for creating and configuring ProntoPro
Configuration Files.
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RF
Short for Radio Frequency.
RF code
You can choose to operate your devices with RF signals instead of IR
signals. To use RF signals, you need an RF Extender. The advantage of
RF is that it spreads in all directions and that it pervades walls. In other
words, you can operate your devices from an adjacent room.
RF Extender
An RF Extender is a converter box that receives RF signals and turns
them into IR signals to operate devices. When your ProntoPro NG sends
out RF codes, the RF Extender receives them and sends out IR codes to
your devices.
RFX6000
The RFX6000 is an RF Extender that can be used in combination with
ProntoPro NG.
Settings Tool
The Settings Tool allows you to consult and adjust several settings, for
instance consulting the battery level, setting the date and time,
calibrating the touch screen, ...
Simulator
ProntoPro NG simulator is a separate application in ProntoProEdit NG
package, which simulates every aspect of your ProntoPro NG. You use
ProntoPro NG simulator to test your PCF without the need to download it
to your ProntoPro NG. When you make changes in ProntoPro NG
simulator, they will not be saved in the configuration file.
Soft button
A soft button is a button that can be found on the touch screen. The
layout and the visual aspects of a soft button can be changed. You can
also configure the functions of the soft buttons.
Timer
A timer allows you to define actions to be carried out at predefined
times. For instance, you can set an alarm or program your VCR to record
your favorite daily TV-show.
Touch screen
The touch screen of your ProntoPro NG is the centered area that
contains soft buttons you can use to operate the remote control.
USB
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a ‘plug and play’ interface between a
computer and add-on devices (such as audio players, joysticks,
keyboards, telephones, scanners, and printers).
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A
C
action, 39
action list
action, 39
beep, 39
delay, 39
activating timer, 41
Add Tool, 28
adding
action, 39
beep, 39
delay, 39
new device, 28
timer, 42
adjusting
backlight brightness, 33
LCD screen timeout, 33
volume level, 34
animation mode, 9
full, 35
mode, 35
none, 35
page, 35
calibrating the touch screen, 35
changing
date, 15
language, 16
time, 14
time format, 14
channel
channel down, 5
channel up, 5
charging ProntoPro NG, 11
clock settings. See time
code set
searching, 22
selecting, 21
colors, 8
connection to docking station, 6
copying existing device, 29
creating macro, 38
cursor, 5, 48
cursor navigation, 9, 34
B
battery compartment, 6
battery pack, 10
battery pack installing, 10
beep, 39
brand
installing, 21
searching, 22
selecting, 20, 22
Brand Tool, 20
button, 5
backlight, 6
cursor, 5, 48
hard buttons, 5
labeling, 26
learning, 24
Page down, 6
Page up, 6
reset, 6
Toggle, 48
button action deleting, 30
D
date, 15
delay, 39
Delete Tool, 30
deleting
action in a macro, 40
button action, 30
device, 30
timer, 42
device
adding, 28
copying, 29
deleting, 30
labeling, 27
moving, 31
device action learning, 24
Device Overview, 17
docking station, 8, 11
download, 53
E
editing
macro, 40
timer, 44
error message, 49
H
Home Theater Control Panel, 4
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I
O
infrared, 50
installing battery pack, 10
installing brand, 21
IR signals, 50, 51, 52
operating the ProntoPro NG
cursor navigation, 48
RF signals, 50
touch screen navigation, 48
troubleshooting, 57
Overview
Device, 17
Page, 18
K
keyboard, 25
symbols, 25, 61
zoom, 25
L
Label Tool, 25
labeling
button, 26
device, 27
page, 27
symbols, 25, 61
timer, 43
language, 16
LCD screen, 5
LCD screen timeout, 33
Learn Tool, 23
learning
button, 24
device action, 24
remote control, 23
M
macro, 9
action, 39
beep, 39
creating, 38
delay, 39
deleting action, 40
editing, 40
move, 40
testing, 39
troubleshooting, 58
Macro Tool, 38
memory, 9
mode animation, 35
move action in a macro, 40
Move Tool, 31
Moving a Device, 31
multi language support, 9
N
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navigation
cursor, 9, 34, 48
touch screen, 34, 48
P
page animation, 35
page labeling, 27
Page Overview, 9, 18
ProntoPro NG, 4
adjusting the settings, 32
appliance, 5
charging, 11
customizing, 19
Device Overview, 17
docking station, 8
IR signals, 52
maintaining, 60
operating, 17
Page Overview, 18
resetting, 55
RF signals, 51
specifications, 64
touch screen, 7
turning on, 13
upgrading, 60
USB cable, 53
USB port, 53
ProntoProEdit NG, 53
ProntoProEdit Simulator, 53
R
radio frequency, 50
Remote Control, 4
repeat settings, 46
resetting the ProntoPro NG, 55
RF Extender, 50
RF IR Tool, 50
RF signals, 50, 54
S
screen, 5, 7
calibrating, 35
timeout, 33
searching
brand, 22
code set, 22
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selecting
brand, 20, 22
code set, 21
settings, 32
animation mode, 35
backlight brightness, 33
calibrating the touch screen, 35
date, 14, 15
language, 16
LCD screen timeout, 33
time, 14
time format, 14
volume level, 34
Simulator, 53
specifications, 64
start action, 46
start date, 45
start time, 45
stop action, 46
stop time, 45
storage problems, 59
symbols, 25, 26, 61
T
testing the macro, 39
time, 14
time format, 14
timer, 9
activating, 41
adding, 42
deleting, 42
editing, 44
labeling, 43
repeat settings, 46
start action, 46
start date, 45
start time, 45
stop action, 46
stop time, 45
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Timer Tool, 41
Toggle button, 48
Tool, 19
Add, 28
Brand, 20
Delete, 30
Label, 25
Learn, 23
Macro, 38
Moving, 31
RF IR, 50
Timer, 41
touch screen, 5, 7
touch screen calibration, 35, 55
transparency, 9
turning on ProntoPro NG, 13
U
upgrading, 60
upload, 53
USB, 9
USB cable, 53
USB port, 6, 53
V
volume
mute, 5
volume down, 5
volume level, 34
volume up, 5
volume level
hard buttons, 34
touch screen buttons, 34
Documentation concept and elaboration:
The Human Interface Group, De Regenboog 11, 2800 Mechelen,
Belgium, http://www.higroup.com
3104 205 33033
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