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Pronto User Guide
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  • Page 1: User Guide

    All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior consent of the copyright owner. Royal Philips Electronics is not liable for omissions or for technical or editorial errors in this manual or for damages directly or indirectly resulting from the use of the TSU 3500 / SBC RU960 Pronto.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Taking a First Look Pronto: The Home Theater Control Panel The Device The Touch Screen The Docking Station What’s New for Pronto? Before You Start Installing the Battery Pack Charging the Pronto Getting Started Turning on Pronto Setting the Contrast Setting Time and Date Changing the Time Format...
  • Page 3 Using the Power Features Creating and Editing Macros Creating a Macro Editing a Macro Creating and Editing Timers Creating and Editing Timers Activating Timers Operating Pronto with the Cursor Operating Pronto with RF Selecting RF to Operate your Devices Selecting IR to Operate your Devices ProntoEdit Troubleshooting General Problems...
  • Page 4: Taking A First Look

    IR codes are stored to control different brands for all kinds of video, audio devices and even home automation equipment. By default Pronto is set up to control Philips and Marantz devices. For other brands you simply choose the brands of your devices when you use Pronto for the first time.
  • Page 5: The Device

    The Device Pronto has several hard buttons. Most are freely programmable, some have a predefined function: The buttons on the left side of the Pronto 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.
  • Page 6 Taking a First Look Reset button User Guide Connection to docking station Backlight Page up Page down Battery compartment USB port...
  • Page 7: The Touch Screen

    The Touch Screen Pronto Icon Previous Device Soft buttons User Guide Taking a First Look Device Page Overview Overview button button Labels for the firm keys Next Device...
  • Page 8: The Docking Station

    Taking a First Look The Docking Station The docking station is used to charge the Pronto’s battery pack. When your Pronto is placed in the docking station, you can connect Pronto to your computer via the USB port of the docking station, instead of the USB port of the Pronto.
  • Page 9 Pronto has a USB port to make downloading and uploading easier. 4 MB of Memory Pronto has 4 Megabyte of memory. This enables you to download larger configuration files to Pronto. 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.
  • Page 10: Before You Start

    Before You Start 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. User Guide...
  • Page 11: Charging The Pronto

    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 Pronto starts up automatically and an introduction screen appears.
  • Page 12 Before You Start 1 Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet and connect it to the docking station. 2 Slide the Pronto 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.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Turning on Pronto Pronto can be turned on in three 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. Note When you press a hard button on Pronto, the according function will be executed immediately, while the 4 firm keys below the touch screen will...
  • Page 14: Setting Time And Date

    Getting Started Setting Time and Date When you have placed the battery pack and turned on Pronto, you have to set the current time. Attention Every time you reset your Pronto you will have to set the time again. Changing the Time Format 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds.
  • Page 15: Changing The Date

    4 To increase the time, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘+’. -or- To decrease the time, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’. 5 Tap the Time button again. The new time is set. 6 Tap the Pronto icon Changing the Date 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds.
  • Page 16: Setting The Language

    Getting Started 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 ‘+’. -or- To decrease the years, press (and hold) the firm key labeled ‘-’.
  • Page 17: Operating Pronto

    Operating Pronto Pronto contains a series of customizable devices, each consisting of several device pages. All active devices on your Pronto 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 Pronto.
  • Page 18: Page Overview

    Getting Started 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, that displays the page number in the upper area of the touch screen. You can navigate between the different pages in two different ways: Tap the page you want to operate from the Page Overview.
  • Page 19: Customizing Pronto

    What makes Pronto 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 ProntoEdit software. See ‘ProntoEdit’ on page 53 for more information.
  • Page 20: Defining The Brand For A Device

    On the Device Overview you find buttons for the most common video and audio devices. Pronto 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 Pronto.
  • Page 21 Selecting the brand 1 Tap the Scroll Down button Brands list. The Brands list scrolls down/up. Note 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 If there is only one code set, the ‘Installing the Brand’...
  • Page 22 Customizing Pronto 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 Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Brand Tool’...
  • Page 23: Learning Commands

    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 The ‘Searching the Brand’ screen appears. 2 Tap The ‘Searching’ screen appears. Pronto searches through the list of brands, by sending out an IR code for each brand.
  • Page 24 Customizing Pronto Learning a Button 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap 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.
  • Page 25: Labeling Elements

    4 Position Pronto and the remote control as illustrated above. Note Make sure that you aim Pronto’s learning eye at the remote control’s IR window. The distance between Pronto and the remote control should be between 4 and 8 inches (10 and 20 cm). 5 Tap the Device for which you want to learn a Device Action.
  • Page 26 Customizing Pronto Labeling a Button 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap 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.
  • Page 27 Labeling a Device 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap 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’...
  • Page 28: Adding Devices

    When you add a new device, a device template stored on your Pronto 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 22) or the Learn Tool (page 24).
  • Page 29 -or- The Device is added to Pronto 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. 7 Tap The Device is added and the Tools Menu appears again. Note Added devices are automatically positioned at the end of the Device Overview.
  • Page 30: Deleting Elements

    Customizing Pronto Deleting Elements The Delete Tool allows you to delete a button or a device. Deleting a Button 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Delete Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The last visited page on the Pronto appears.
  • Page 31: Moving Devices

    6 You can select other Devices on Pronto to delete. -or- Press the right firm key labeled The Device is restored. 7 Press the left firm key labeled the Delete Tool. 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.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Settings

    Customizing Pronto 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;...
  • Page 33: Setting The Brightness Of The Backlight

    1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon 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.
  • Page 34: Setting The Timeout Of The Lcd Screen

    Customizing Pronto 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 Pronto’s battery life. Note The LCD screen will only time out when you are not using Pronto. 1 Tap The LCD Timeout button is selected.
  • Page 35: Setting The Navigation For Pronto

    Setting the Navigation for Pronto The cursor is used by default to operate your devices. You then navigate the Pronto with the touch screen buttons. However, you can also set the cursor to browse through Pronto’s devices and pages. For more information on operating the Pronto with the cursor, see ‘Operating Pronto with the Cursor’...
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Screen Activation Settings

    Customizing Pronto 4 Tap the upper right corner on the touch screen. 5 Tap the lower left corner on the touch screen. The touch screen is calibrated. 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.
  • Page 37 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 Pronto with the Cursor’ on page 48. To adjust the cursor keys settings of the Pronto, tap third Settings Page.
  • Page 38: Using The Power Features

    Using the Power Features 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.
  • Page 39 Note You can assign a macro to most buttons of your Pronto. The hard buttons on the left side of Pronto (Backlight, Page Up and Page Down) are fixed. The Toggle and Home button (around the cursor) can only be reprogrammed with ProntoEdit.
  • Page 40: Editing A Macro

    Using the Power Features In the ‘Macro’ screen, press the left firm key labeled Pronto executes the actions in the action list. Note Make sure that you keep Pronto aimed at your Home Theater equipment during the macro execution. To finish the macro The macro is created and assigned to the button you selected as a target.
  • Page 41: Creating And Editing Timers

    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.
  • Page 42 Using the Power Features Deleting a Timer 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears. 3 Tap The ‘Timer’ screen appears. 4 Tap the label of the timer you want to delete. The timer is highlighted.
  • Page 43 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. 6 Label the timer as described in ‘Labeling Elements’ on page 25. 7 In the ‘Labeling’...
  • Page 44 Using the Power Features 4 Set the Stop Time. See ‘Setting the Start Time or Stop Time’ below for more information. 5 Define the Stop Action. See ‘Defining the Start Action or Stop Action’ on page 45 for more details. 6 Define the Repeat Settings.
  • Page 45 3 Tap the Time button again. The new Start Time or Stop Time is set. Note If the Stop Time lies before the Start Time, the Stop Date automatically jumps to the next day. Defining the Start Action or Stop Action Pronto 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.
  • Page 46 Using the Power Features 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. 2 Tap the repeat toggle button By default ‘No’...
  • Page 47: Activating Timers

    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 44. The End Date is defined. -or- To change the setting to ‘No’, tap the button again.
  • Page 48: Operating Pronto With The Cursor

    Using the Power Features 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. -or- In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap The Timer screen closes without activating the timer. Note In the Timers list, activated timers are displayed first, followed by the not- activated timers.
  • Page 49 To set the cursor navigation: 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon 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 Pronto. The second Settings Page appears.
  • Page 50: Operating Pronto With Rf

    Using the Power Features Operating Pronto with RF By default, Pronto uses infrared (IR) signals to operate devices. IR signals have an operating distance of approximately 33 ft (10 m). However, you can choose to have Pronto working with radio frequency (RF) signals to operate devices from a distance or from an adjacent room.
  • Page 51: Selecting Rf To Operate Your Devices

    Selecting RF to Operate your Devices 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap 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’...
  • Page 52: Selecting Ir To Operate Your Devices

    Using the Power Features Selecting IR to Operate your Devices 1 Tap and hold the Pronto icon screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap 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’...
  • Page 53: Prontoedit

    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 ProntoEdit, consult its online help system accessible via the Help menu or by pressing F1.
  • Page 54 ProntoEdit Some example screens of what you can accomplish with ProntoEdit: User Guide...
  • Page 55: Faq

    Why don’t my buttons work properly? When you find that your Pronto 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.
  • Page 56 How do I reset Pronto? Normally, resetting Pronto is not necessary. However, if Pronto’s touch screen freezes or if you notice unusual behavior, you need to perform a reset to get Pronto running again. 1 Press the latch on the battery cover with your thumb and then slide the cover forward firmly.
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Check if the Low Battery icon has appeared on screen. If so, recharge the batteries. 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.
  • Page 58: Customizing Problems

    Troubleshooting Customizing Problems Buttons are not sending the correct commands 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 calibrate your screen correctly. (p. 35) Check whether the button of the device is learned properly.
  • Page 59: Memory Storage Problems

    When your Pronto 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 Make sure the batteries in the Pronto are not low while using ProntoEdit to download or upload.
  • Page 60: Maintaining Pronto

    Upgrading Pronto You can find the latest upgrades of your Pronto 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.
  • Page 61: 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 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...
  • Page 62 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;...
  • Page 63 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 User Guide List of Symbols...
  • Page 64: Specifications

    White LED-backlight for LCD and buttons USB 1.1-port connector Database with IR codes to operate more than 800 brands Built-in Philips IR codes Total number of devices only limited by memory 4 high performance IR-sending LEDs, 1 receiver LED Operating distance of approximately 33 ft (10 m) Learning frequency up to 78 KHz and 455 KHz 16 Extender ID’s and 4 Channels...
  • Page 65: Glossary

    Action Action list Animation mode Branding Button alias Button backlight Calibration Code set Cursor navigation Delay Device Device action Device Overview Device settings User Guide An action is a command that will be executed by Pronto. 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.
  • Page 66 Glossary Device template Firm key Hard button IR code Label LCD backlight Link Macro Mode animation Page Page animation Pronto User Guide You can create a template from a device in ProntoEdit Advanced Mode. When you add a new device on Pronto, this template will be used. Pronto has 4 firm keys located below the touch screen.
  • Page 67 ProntoEdit RF code RF Extender Settings Tool Simulator Soft button Timer Touch screen User Guide ProntoEdit is the visual editor for creating and configuring Pronto Configuration Files. Short for Radio Frequency. You can choose to operate your devices with RF signals instead of IR signals.
  • Page 68: Index

    Index action, 39 action list action, 39 beep, 39 delay, 39 activating timer, 47 Add Tool, 28 adding action, 39 beep, 39 delay, 39 new device, 28 timer, 41 adjusting button backlight timeout, 33 LCD screen timeout, 34 light level, 33 volume level, 34 animation mode, 9, 35 full, 35...
  • Page 69 infrared, 50 installing battery pack, 10 installing brand, 21 IR signals, 50, 51, 52 keyboard, 25 symbols, 25, 61 zoom, 25 Label Tool, 25 labeling button, 26 device, 27 page, 27 symbols, 25, 61 timer, 42 language, 16 LCD backlight timeout, 32 LCD screen, 5 LCD screen timeout, 33 Learn Tool, 23...
  • Page 70 Index selecting brand, 20, 22 code set, 21 settings, 32 animation mode, 35 button backlight timeout, 33 calibrating the touch screen, 35 date, 14, 15 language, 16 LCD backlight timeout, 32 LCD screen timeout, 33 switch level, 32 time, 14 time format, 14 volume level, 34 Simulator, 53...

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