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Philips Pronto Pro TSU6000 Remote Control, $999 SRP, shipping now direct to dealers or distributed wholesale through Avid. Selling points: Philips' latest Pronto Pro model, the TSU6000, brandishes a 256-color touchscreen as well as nine hard buttons. New IR/RF capability grants control over previously out of reach components with the addition of an optional RF receiver. The TSU6000 interfaces with a PC through an RS232 serial cable and included software helps with tasks such as programming complex macros and loading custom graphics into the Pronto Pro's 8MB of memory. It also comes with a recharging dock and automatically lights up when lifted. Call (212) 536-0500 or visit www.philipsusa.com.
Panasonic TC-11LV1 LCD TV/DVD Player, $1,599 SRP, available in November. Selling points: With a built-in progressive-scan DVD player, the TC-11LV1 can show movies in 854 x 480p resolution on its 11-inch widescreen LCD display. Hidden from view, the DVD/CD player loads discs from the right side of the display. The screen has a 500:1 contrast ratio and a low-reflection coating. It also automatically detects the brightness level of the video source and adjusts the picture accordingly thanks to Active Light circuitry. The TC-11LV1 upconverts NTSC signals from its built-in 181-channel tuner to 480p. Call (800) 853-3380 or visit www.panasonic.com.