On January 20, 2009 at 16:28, flash214 said...
What I am saying is that you can still override all preprogrammed
soft key codes with learned commands in the exact order
you want them but still retain all of the preprogrammed
hard key codes for the device. That way you don't have
to teach the hard keys for the device, just the soft keys.
I think that saves a little time. Do you agree?
Well, you could potentially save learning up to 37 keys out of 85 total, but there's three things that could negate the time savings somewhat: finding the correct code; having to potentially delete "longer" preset labels before inputting your own; and having to potentially "hide" unused preset keys if the database ends up using more LCD buttons than your device requires.
My final strategy would invove a combination of database codes and learned codes anyways, especially for devices such as my Marantz receiver which (due to toggle bits) has always responded better to URC's database codes.
Also it takes a VERY LONG TIME to completely label/learn all of the LCD keys by scratch, so I really wouldn't recommend doing this unless you absolutely must have everything in a specific place - whether you start off using the database or not.
I actually came up with an Excel planner that helps you plan out LCD button positions and labels if anyone is interested.