It is daunting only because it's like learning a foreign language! I have several questions trying to follow your instructions that look simple, but they are not so simple for the uninitiated (me!):
1. Please verify this is the cut & paste code patch, from the link you posted above, that you are referring to?
Upgrade Code2 0 = 14 53 (TV/1107) Patch Macro Speed. Use CH+=.007s, CH-=.26s
01 FA 00 21 01 00
Upgrade Protocol 0 = 01 FA (S3F80) Patch for Faster Macros on UnExtended RCRP05B 3179
00 00 01 C6 CC 35 16 C6 BE 00 0F C6 CA FF 1B A6
03 00 EB 04 C6 CA FF 2A 8D FF 39 70 C0 70 C1 C6
C0 05 0D F6 01 0D 50 C1 50 C0 C6 AA 00 02 F6 47
5A 46 D3 02 76 AC 20 6B F8 B0 C6 78 CD 56 C7 7F
56 CD 80 C4 CC C0 C6 C2 FE 80 C6 C4 00 80 F6 04
4C C4 CA C0 C4 C6 C2 06 C3 80 16 C2 FE C4 BE C4
C4 C2 C6 04 BF C7 14 BE C6 26 C7 00 36 C6 00 5B
18 EB 04 42 77 6B 12 C4 BE C4 22 57 32 46 F6 FF
89 C4 C0 CA C4 C6 BE 8B B0 F6 04 4C F6 48 B2 C6
BE 00 80 C6 CA FE 80 8D 48 C6
2. Bellow are the instructions that were in the post along with the code. I put some of my assumptions in parenthesis and questions in italics. Please verify, answer or clarify those the best you can. I think I am on the right path, but want to be sure, or as sure as I can be (!). I did not understand the instruction I labeled "C" at all, that I underlined, But later EDITED with what I think may be right (?). I think it's a matter of terminology I was confused about.
a. Save your current .IR setup (from my new RCA RCRP05B, that hasn't delivered yet... and/or just the standard IR file I got from File-New-Remote Image, within RMIR itself)
b. Please make sure TV Chan Dev is TV so that in TV mode, CH+/- works in TV mode and doesn't switch over to CBL mode. Do this in the General Tab, in the box to the right?
c. Add the two device upgrades into IR
. I do not understand what "two device upgrades" to add?... does this mean save some changes to the remote IR file in RM? ...ADDED EDIT AFTERWARDS: Does this refer to copying and pasting the Two Codes as you explained in your last post, that I show above from that original link above? I think it does, and that makes sense (!) ... I did not understand referring to those as "upgrades" at first, but think that's what it is now after re-reading it. So "Add the two device upgrades into IR" actually means: to copy and paste the patch into RM as you explained, but do not save it to the remote IR file. Please confirm.
d. Assign TV/1107 to the TV device button. Device code 1107 is just to turn on this patch? It is not my Vizio TV device code. These are unrelated I'm guessing, and the TV/1107 is just to load the patch into the remote?
e. Upload to the remote. But don't save the changes to the IR file
f. Press the TV device button, then press CH+ to set the speed to .007s or CH- to set the speed to the original .26s. I want to to press CH+ for the faster speed
g. Upload your saved .IR setup (the original one from the first step?) to the remote. So now the remote is set back to my correct TV device code, and TV Chan Dev is back to cable, etc? ...and the faster speed patch I activated on the remote itself remains, even though it was never saved in the IR file?
3... so the patch is never saved in the IR file in RemoteMaster on my PC, it's just something you load onto the remote memory, it alters it and stays there, even when you reload the original IR settings (without the patch) from the PC back on the remote?
4. I can do all this with the USB serial cord attached, no need to disconnect while pressing CH+ for the faster speed?
5. Should I start by saving the brand new remote IR file by uploading from the actual remote and saving it before I make any changes, or use the version from the standard IR file I got from File-New-Remote Image, within RMIR itself?
Ok, that's enough questions, my head is starting to hurt! Hopefully I am on the right track as far as the patch "fooling" the remote memory to act a different way even though it's not saved in the IR file. I assume there is a way to remove it from the remote, but not sure I would want to unless there is a downside to having the remote set up that way going forward. I seem to remember reading about using extenders disabling remote learning features and maybe something else..
Thanks again. I'll have the remote from Amazon tomorrow but the USB cable is comming from China and will take a week or two.