- Minimum RAM: 64 MB
- Touch Sensitive Screen
Philips TSU9400 Pronto Universal Remote Control (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Philips TSU9400 Pronto Universal Remote Control
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HOWEVER it is not a Logitech Harmony (I also own a Harmony 990) or another consumer targeted universal remote. This is neither a criticism, not a complement. This is targeted towards either AV installation specialist or very advanced users.
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The unit is nice looking.
It is ultimately customizable in that every icon, image, background, etc. can be customized with your own images. The display contrast is very good and there are a number of 'hard' buttons (soft buttons are the ones that are configured on the touch screen) to control almost any aspect of your home theater system. It definitely takes a day to program the unit (it is basically unusable out of the box as the pre-configured devices are for Philips branded AMP, TV, etc.)
Complicated setup - Not for the novice. It will take over a day to get it working on your system (as you have to learn how to use their software to configure the device) and beleive me that explaning the options and how to use the unit to a client takes longer than actually programming the unit. The software does feature a 'simulation' mode where you can test your screens and navigation on the computer before you download the configuration to the unit via USB. The body of the unit is VERY Slick and slippery - it is coated with a clear epoxy that is very hard to hold and the unit WILL break if it hits your tile floor. Unsure about the battery life, but I expect it is a battery drainer with it's high-contrast display. The unit is quite large (not as big as the TSU-7500 in width), but still quite large. The current price on Amazon ($699) is not bad as the old discontinued TSU-7500 also used to cost $699. This is a much better unit than the TSU-7500.Read more ›
That said, this is one great universal remote. I am not a professional installer but I am reasonably computer literate and comfortable enough setting up and configuring my home theater gear. If I can set this thing up, anyone can. It just takes more time and it pays off handsomely if you do a lot of homework first. As the other reviewers indicated, it does not come set up out of the box. Before I attempted to set it up, I read the instructions many times, got on the fantastic website Remotecentral.com, read the many Pronto Professional posts, and downloaded the outdated but still useful Pronto Setup Guide. Then, I played with the Pronto Configuration software for about an hour a day for two weeks. Finally, I jumped in, used the powerful learning feature to learn commands from my 6 other remotes, and started making modest changes to the macros and graphics already loaded in the sample .CCF file. In all, it took me about a good month to get a useable configuration I was comfortable enough with that would allow me to put away the other remotes and allow other family members to use it without trouble. Now, I just tweak it now and then to make further use of its capabilities. Each time, it gets easier. There is no "programming" involved if you don't want to get too fancy. It's just a matter of following available menus and features contained in the software. There is the ability to take advantage of the Prontoscript commands that can be truly programmed into it, but it's only necessary if you want to get into some serious power capabilities. So far, we haven't needed to take advantage of that powerful feature.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this remote a few years ago and since then it has been frozen several times. Its truly the worst remote ever. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by loreal19
I'm trying to figure out why anyone would pay this kind of money for a remote, especially when you can get a much easier to set up (and more attractive) Logitech remote at a... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by W. McKinney
Very nice unit,
I do not know why they went out of business but I hope they come back or some one buys them and contenius
Philips has decided to get out of the high-end remote business. As it stands, you must have a "Pro" registration to get the necessary codes and graphics to make the remote... Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by Jay Jay
I had an older Pronto and upgraded to this guy a while back, with generally good results. It can program or automate virtually anything that speaks IR remote codes, and you can... Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by Busy Executive
I bought this to replace a previous Philips touchscreen remote (the TSU3000 aka ProntoNeo). For me, this remote has just the right number of hard buttons -- enough that I basically... Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Steven Grimm
I had the previous version of this, which I loved. It finally died after 5 years of hard service and I replaced it with the 9400. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Astroman
1. User guide didn't match the software for Pronto Edit. I downloaded the latest version of pronto edit from the website because the software that came with the disk was an older... Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by JT
If you are tired of multiple controls, this is worth every penny. I have configured the PRONTO for our TV, DVR, stereo, CDs, DVD player, DirecTV. Read morePublished on August 16, 2009 by Eileen Kimbell-Meaney