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Post 57 made on Saturday November 25, 2006 at 20:53
Long Time Member
December 2005
On September 29, 2006 at 23:27, Gerald Koth said...
In 2004 the website promoting the new line of programmable
remotes was all about the editor, being able to download
and use it before you ever purchased a remote. Browsing
the database to see if your components were there, etc.

And there was a huge emphasis on the live update to be
sure your remote would not become obsolete. Now that I
am adding three bleeding edge components to my home theater,
I have no live update. I might as well go back to my Harman
Kardon TC1000 or my Madrigal IRIQ and learn all the buttons
from three remotes.

Anyone who thinks an MX850 is complex is just plain simple
themselves. It is about as easy as any piece of consumer
electronics gets. If you want a bit of complexity in remote
programming go over to the JP1 site for a while. And those
are all hobbyists. Not a custom installer among them.
Talk about arrogant.

Couldn't have been more eloquent or said this better myself. I am stuck on the other side of the world in Brunei with no way of getting updates. As far as I am concerned, remote was purchased in good faith (with CD rom containing software) and after checking on the URC site, saw I'd be protected with the Live Update for the future with new devices. As it is, they are slow to release additional codes, software fixes or respond to customer requests. Have already had to go back to an old pronto - at least no restrictions here

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