Originally Posted by poormanq45
What do you do about new codes?
This is the biggest advantage of a computer programmed remote.
Lets say you have a brand new Samsung DLP. You also have had a MX-500 for three years.
You can teach the buttons from the original remote. The problem is that the original remote doesn't have direct input selection buttons! So no discrete input codes.
The New online database does have discretes for the new samsung DLP.
That's the advantage.
First time in the AVS remote forum, but I've been around a while.
I'm a non-shill that actually has the X10 remote. It has its quirks, but at first blush, might finally be the "end-all" remote for my wife and me.
As for getting new codes into a remote that aren't in the original: JP1
I have two more codes to learn and JP1 + learning into the IconRemote is the only path at this point. (unless someone lets it slip out how to use the USB port in this thing)
The IconRemote had the "input" function mapped instead of commercial advance for ReplayTV. (5504-style, versus my 5040s)
Because I have 2 Replays in the same room, each is on a different unit code and only a computer-programmable remote can handle that. (that I know of)
I had to learn ALL the functions for both so I didn't control one while controlling the other. I will upload the unit-code-specific input functions to one of my JP1 remotes and learn them to a screen button on the IconRemote.
If someone ever does find out how to program via the USB port on this thing, it would be the best of both worlds: computer-programmable AND independently programmable