Originally Posted by ReplayLurker
Now you're making it complicated! Seems like a lot of trouble just to make the button on the remote work, especially since the 50xx doesn't need the Input button since it has two other ways to achieve the same thing. And, you can just purchase some generic remote which has the Input button. Doesn't seem worth the trouble to setup a separate computer to run WiRNS just to keep Commercial Advance disabled! Much less that if you had a 50xx, why would you want to turn off Commercial Advance just so you could use the CA button on the remote to change inputs?
But, it's good information, just not practical...
I'M not making it complicated. That's the way it is.
Also, the change in the CA/Input button was something I had read about before, and confirmed on an existing WiRNS/Replay system. In no way did I even suggest setting up WiRNS for this purpose only.
I remember noticing that this change didn't really help much. Selecting the input was still complex. When I need to do this, I would setup a fake device using that input, and disable all channels (prevents inappropriate automatic recordings). Then, I could select the input with a channel number in the proper range.