Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
I now have four 6131 remotes. I bought three when they first came out, and was able to control absolutely everything (TV, receiver, Tivo, DVD, VCR, CD player) using only key moves on the remote. So you don't really need the JP1 if you're ok manually programming the remote and it does what you want.
About a month ago, however, I decided to buy a JP1-modified remote (from SurfRemoteControl.com - it included the cable too). I can now back-up everything I so painstakingly punched into the remote manually, and I can program macros throuh the IR program, which on this remote can not be done manually. The JP1 also gives access to two "phantom device" keys, suddenly upgrading the 6131 from 6 to 8 devices.
It's a little daunting and intimidating so far trying to figure out exactly how everything works with JP1, but I'm taking my time reading all of the docs at Yahoo!'s JP1 group, and eventually I'll start asking questions there.
The JP1 remote from SurfRemote, with cable, came to $47.95, but the shipping was free. When you consider what some other "intermediate" universal remotes cost, the modified 6131 is definitely worth the money.
Ps - Sorry about the typo on the live tv button code. Happy fingers got away from me!
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