I used that 1st code and ended up getting charged $3.19 for a $0.99 app???
Did I just fall for a scam or am I missing something?
Yikes, I am very sorry and also have no idea how that could have happened. I presume you used the Apple iTunes store directly, so there is no way I could have "scammed" you. Is there any way you might have purchased a different app as well, and gotten mixed up? I suggest you contact Apple customer support since what you are reporting seems very bizarre.
If you use the code redemption box on the iTunes page you should not be charged and the worst that might happen is that the code is used up. Each code can only be used once and, based on my last try, if it is expired you will get a corresponding error message (and can then try a different code). I am tempted to just make the app free, but among other things, if it is totally free then random people download it (who don't even have a ReplayTV unit) and then just slag it as being useless.
You can program a jp1 remote to control a replaytv. You should be able to get one from radioshack. I've done this and I mapped most of the functions to a radioshack remote. The only problem is that the button layout is not as nice as the replaytv remote. I also added some functions, such as a 3 minute skip button and 1 minute reverse button.
There's a steep learning curve if you are going to go this route, but you won't be stuck trying to find an old remote on the internet.
The old remote for my 5000 series is going down for the count. Several buttons no longer respond to being pushed.
Don't know if it applies to the 5k series, but the SS remotes were notorious for that. Over time an oily non-conductive film would form between the polymer keypad buttons and the circuit board, making the buttons hard to use and then go bad.
The fix is to take the remote apart and clean the film from the keypad and circuit board with rubbing alcohol. I've done it many times.
No need to wrestle with programming or universal remotes that don't offer QuickSkip, Guide, Zones or Replay keys, brand new factory ReplayTV remotes are once again on ebay. I just bought (5) for $35 delivered. These are 50xx remotes w/ CA button.