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floyd1977



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In cases where the built-in code does not meet your needs,
the best thing to do is create a new upgrade by learning all
the commands from the original remote, or download an
existing upgrade from the File Section and tweek it to your
liking.

Exceptions are:

(1) When you only need to add one or two commands, it
may be better to simply add keymoves for these, since an
upgrade uses a fixed amount of memory (plus one or two
bytes per command) while keymoves are strictly 5 (or in
some cases 6) bytes per command.

(2) If you are tight on upgrade space, you may want to
use keymoves instead, to free up some upgrade memory.

If you're using an extender, it is unlikely you will have to
worry about upgrade space, but some people like myself
with lots of equipment, complicated setups, or devices that
require custom protocols, the limit may be reached.
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Capn Trips
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

floyd1977 wrote:
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(2) If you are tight on upgrade space, you may want to
use keymoves instead, to free up some upgrade memory.

If you're using an extender, it is unlikely you will have to
worry about upgrade space, but some people like myself
with lots of equipment, complicated setups, or devices that
require custom protocols, the limit may be reached.
I would slightly debate that last point, since your upgrade space is (in most extenders) exactly the same as your upgrade space in the UNextended remote, so you will have LESS upgrade space to play with since the extender itself, plus any special protocols you may want, will consume MORE upgrade space than just your upgrades would in the unextended remote.

But the VAST increase in Keymove/Macro space (in extended learning remotes) can easily (usually) accomodate any shortcomings in upgrade space through judicious/creative use of keymoves.
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floyd1977



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capn Trips wrote:
floyd1977 wrote:
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(2) If you are tight on upgrade space, you may want to
use keymoves instead, to free up some upgrade memory.

If you're using an extender, it is unlikely you will have to
worry about upgrade space, but some people like myself
with lots of equipment, complicated setups, or devices that
require custom protocols, the limit may be reached.
I would slightly debate that last point, since your upgrade space is (in most extenders) exactly the same as your upgrade space in the UNextended remote, so you will have LESS upgrade space to play with since the extender itself, plus any special protocols you may want, will consume MORE upgrade space than just your upgrades would in the unextended remote.

But the VAST increase in Keymove/Macro space (in extended learning remotes) can easily (usually) accomodate any shortcomings in upgrade space through judicious/creative use of keymoves.


Thanks for the correction, Capn. I should've checked my facts first.
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