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Old 03-15-2006, 11:46 AM   #3  
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Originally Posted by maicaw
Where I get lost is what exactly the downloadable programming available for some of the $200 or so remotes does
- If it's just an easily viewed pick and click matrix or spreadsheet format to program from the computer that would work -
But with a single brand (sony) for the most used equipment - with a few of remotes at hand - I wonder if the complication of programming a universal remote for the oppo, pioneer, zenith samsung sharp infocus etc. equipment would actually add complexity by making the occasional tasks less intuitve?
The Harmony line of remotes has made the up-front setup pretty trivial by my understanding, even if you have a tricky setup with various brands, etc... They've solved the "useability" issues as well, including the ability to troubleshoot problems (ie, if video isn't on, it will walk through possible fixes on the remote).
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