Using ideas picked up in various places, I created what is generally a family-friendly remote where I use two device buttons to provide displays that say "Watch TV" or "Play DVD" or "Tape Show" etc. When pressed, they go to a simple menu focused on these activities. That simple menu includes a "DONE" button which is used to shut things down when done. The actual devices are displayed on page 2 with a square next to them. This basically tells the non-power users in the house to not push those buttons. Additionally, I have a couple of "Hop 2" commands in there which I use to bounce between devices when I want to, say, watch TV while listening to the radio or a CD.
• Operated by model RM-Y823 original remote control.
A complete device for DVR control. Includes discrete codes for power and previous channel. Also, has a couple of macros for moving a day forward or backwards and 2 hours forwards or backwards in the TV Guide.