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- topfs2 - 2011-04-11 13:47
jalyst Wrote:This is the kind of thing i was talking about, no macro programmability = not true universal remote.*
I don't know, IMO its a universal remote if it can control any device, which holds true given its IR. I'm sure some people have use of macros for sure but not sure that alone is a must for the definition. I know it would be great and be universal for my devices, as I have no need for macros.
Even wikipedia states the same, you have universal remotes and then you have the higher ends which supports macro etc, i.e. its a subset of the remotes. There are many remotes in the electronics market which are universal remotes and I'm fairly certain very few of them support macros
- Malard - 2011-04-12 02:58
Most consumer grade remote controls that accept custom IR codes are listed as universal, a remote that can accept macros would be a programmable remote.
Thats how the UK market tends to define things at the very least and if anyone asked via a support ticket that's what I will explain, I will look to add an FAQ that defines 'universal'
- Rannd - 2011-04-12 03:29
I'll stick with using the Boxee remote. It works great with XBMC.
- SkItZo - 2011-04-12 14:28
Any info on how the v2 will differ from the v1? Or has nothing been decided yet?
EDIT: Any possible discount for early adopters/people that purchase the v1 and look to purchase the v2?
- hudo - 2011-04-13 02:15
Written by me: Motorola Nyxboard Hybrid Remote Control
Again, shameless publicity! Malard and XBMC Team deserve it!
- jalyst - 2011-04-18 07:20
topfs2 Wrote:I don't know <SNIP>
Some good points guys!
I guess my main point was it's not "black & white"...
People getting into the UR thing for the 1st time could easily think they're getting something they're not.
But it's not an issue if you make very clear what it does & doesn't do compared to other UR's around.
@Malard, and my last question? Thanks.
- topfs2 - 2011-04-18 08:10
thank you for that horrible misleading quote...
The point I was trying to make is that the term universal remote (in its base case) if it can control many devices. And some of them can do macros.
If you go to the shop around the corner you can find many which are marketed as universal remotes which does not do macros.. And I was mostly trying to say for me its universal no matter if it does macros and that I don't need it to. If it can control my other devices it is by definition a universal remote.
What malard stated agrees with Swedish and Canadian marketing aswell, one which does macros etc are programmable
EDIT: I just want to make it clear that I'm not affiliated with pulse-eight and the remote (especially since you are quoting me like I actually am answering customers). I am merely discussing it as a potential user. I like what he is trying to do and I just wanted to say that when I got to play with the remote I liked it. When I have a remote I will most likely take some of my time to tweak xbmc for the use of it as I would on any other device I'm using xbmc with. Then I kindof just wanted to weigh in on the universal definition as I think people here seem to want the remote to beat everything (even the 300$ remotes) and for less than 30$, which is insane.
- bodhi - 2011-04-19 03:18
topfs2 Wrote:thank you for that horrible misleading quote...
It's the same in US market. Universal Remotes do not have to have macros capability. Learning (or Programmable) Universal Remotes usually do have macros.
Sony RM-V310 is a Universal Remote (no macro)
Sony RMVLZ620 is a Learning Universal Remote (w/ macro)
- falafael - 2011-04-19 03:34
Good read there Hudo, will be ordering mine round the 27th then, looking forward to it!!
- Bobb25 - 2011-04-19 22:16
Looks fantastic... my only issue is trying to wait till the end of June!