While waiting for my R40 I would like to get to know about the 'favorites'...
I understand that there is space for (4x12)=48 favourite channel numbers, selected through the 4 coloured/Sports/Music etc. buttons,
but are there 48 favorites available for each
configured Device please?[see PS below, for R50= 48 total, referring to a specific device]
How many different coloured backgrounds for the Favorite buttons can be selected instead of channel logos?[see PS below for R50= 8 solid coloured buttons with an optional text label]
Could a spare device be set up with ordinary commands learned to the numeric buttons 0-9, so they can be employed in 'pseudo-favorite' macros?[see PS below for R50= numbers, 'enter', 'dot/dash', and 'pause']
(if so, could it work for processes which need several stages: stage1=long press on 'Sports' do 'something' and goto Sports-favorites: Stage2=press one of the Sports page pseudo-favorite buttons etc.?)
Can it be done, or how best to be able to access both the four sets of 'Favorites' AND have Colour Button commands on the four favorite keys?
In the remotecentral.com review for R50 "...There are 8 pages of favorite channels, giving the R50 a total of 48 macros with 10 steps each. The only commands that can be used are numbers, [Enter], [Dot/Dash], and [Pause] for increased delays, and each macro must reference a specific device. As for button customization there’s a built-in gallery of 52 official network logos, plus 8 solid color buttons in combination with an optional text label for any network that isn’t covered. Of note, it would have been nice to have access to those solid color buttons for use with normal devices as well. Favorite channels can’t be rearranged once created, so some advanced planning will be beneficial..."
so perhaps R40 is the same, although seem to remember '12 steps' from somewhere
for P25 of the MX500 manual:
"Tip: (For Advanced Users) To make even more powerful FAV macros, you can learn codes from your original remote(s) to the 0-9, ENTER, DISPLAY, POWER, SYSTEM OFF, and INFO/PAUSE buttons in any device, and use them in your FAV macros. (This will not work if you have already applied a preprogrammed device code to those buttons.)
For example: Some televisions require you to send out a code after the digits other than the ENTER code in order to change channels. For this, you could LEARN the proper code to the ENTER button from your original television remote, and use that in your FAV macro. If you are creative, you can learn any codes to these buttons and make your FAV macros do almost anything!