Originally Posted by GregF
Is anyone here experienced with iRule to make a comparison or choose a clear winner?
I have/do use iRule and also Demopad.
Just downloaded Roomie and wasted $10 IMHO.
The $10 download only allows you to control 2 IP devices in a single room, to control IR and multiple devices will cost you an additional $27.
To be fair I new this before buying so it wasn't a shock.
The program did find my IP devices which is a major advantage for a novice.
I selected my Onkyo Receiver and Boxee as the two devices that it would control and continued to define an activity to control and this where issues came in.
First the input definitions do not match the input names for all of the Onkyo inputs instead have Video 1, 2 etc. instead of Cable/Sat, DVR that are used on The Onkyo. Not a big deal but would confuse many and there is no way to customize.
Next the Boxee, Roomie will not control it at all, I'm sure it is a port issue, but once again Roomie does not give any way to see the port let alone edit it.
In summary Roomie seems to be trying to emulate the Logitech Harmony approach to iPad remote control, which could be good thing. Anyone looking for that type of approach may want to give Roomie a try, but expect some issues.
From my point of view either Demopad or iRule are much better choices. At the moment Demopad is my app of choice as it allows for far greater customization and does not have to be static like iRule. However that is a matter of choice and your requirements as iRule also has some very positive aspects.