The majority of users I know are using VDR in a dedicated environment
with only a remote control for input. Any maintenance is done via ssh.
Even if that wasn't the case, I still believe the more configuration a
user can do in one place, the better. It makes less sense to me that
users be forced to change settings using different methods depending
on what they want to change. Every user has access to the OSD and a
way to use/navigate it, but not every user can easily go around
manually editing different files.
As far as any potential problems that could arise from giving the user
a more convenient & streamlined experience, that's where well thought
out & proper design come into play. You want enough flexibility to
either deal with those problems, or avoid them altogether.
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