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Originally Posted by bfdtv
Harmony has had dedicated software front-end for months now. I like their approach, that way a user in New York can submit the IR signals for their just-released product at 10am, and by 11am, another customer in Wyoming can add that device profile to their account by selecting it from a list.
We've seen how limiting, inefficient, and out-of-date quarterly releases from the likes of URC can be when it comes to new gear, and Harmony's approach eliminates that.
bfdtv, I think you are confusing a web-based application with a remote database.
A local application can query a remote DB (over TCP/IP) at start-up and update its local configuration. You don't need a web-based UI for that.
Originally Posted by js5752
is it possible to manually edit the XML, and send it to the remote without going through their interface?
I thought that only the older 7xx remotes supported the XML, not the 670.
Originally Posted by VisionOn
which is even worse for the regular folks because they'll end up with pages of LCD buttons that mean nothing to them and don't actually work. Not understanding why they are there to begin with
They are there because most devices use subsets of IR code from a a shared base.
For example, When you tell the Harmony Web-App that you have a Panasonic TV model X, it shows you all the codes used by model X and its siblings, some of which are not understood by your model.