Originally Posted by KerryNY
Definitely to each their own preference. But my comparison for TiVo vs. DHG button pushes averages around 4 or 5 extra button pushes for several tasks, not just one. They aren't just blind repetitions either, they are choices. UI/UX designers get horsewhipped for lesser infractions than that.
I always appreciated how I could be watching a movie on the Sony and just hit 'power' off without needing to stop playback or go through any other shutdown procedures. As with most things in my life, I'd rather take the time up-front to program something that will make life easier for a long time afterward. So, a programmable remote with macros is right up my alley.
All very true.
I hated the 2, 3, 4, button pushes to get one thing done; plus the button steps always change dependent on where you were within TiVo (poor programming).
The RMVLZ620 eliminates that for the four following items. The hardest part will be putting in the batteries.
“Exit” is already programmed into the remote no macro coding required.
“Standby” is already programmed into the remote no macro coding required.
“MyShows” (Recording Lists) is already programmed into the remote no macro coding required.
In order to finish out the missing TiVo transport control “stop” you need to only to assign the “left arrow” to the “stop” button IF you want to. Basically a one-step macro (actually it is a key assignment). Therefore you have both the “left arrow” in the selection section of the remote like the peanut and you now have a “stop” (left arrow) in transport section which the peanut does not have. It takes about 5 seconds to program that one key assignment.
Another significant benefit to a remote like this one: All “like kind” remote functions are grouped together – another major operational time saver.
All transport controls are grouped together (not true on the peanut).
All selection buttons are grouped together (not true on the peanut).
All numeric functions are grouped together (not true on the peanut).
Over and out.