I agree that something needs to happen to aid device detection, even if it was an option that the geek-set could enable that would “confirm” devices drastically earlier than might otherwise normally occur, even if Sense isn’t really anywhere near sure exactly what that device may be. I’m struggling to understand how some devices with (having observed them on the portal) seemingly blatantly obvious and repeatable signatures (IE, things like our coffee maker, refrigerator, chest freezer, bar fridge, etc) have days later, even after tens or hundreds of cycles, still remain undetected. Perhaps via an option like this, earlier “guesses” could then be further refined and confirmed by the end users who choose to be a little more involved in device detection if they wanted to be.
I know that the current Sense algorithms stress that they want to be basically 100% sure that a device is actually identified before showing it, but personally, I’d be willing to have devices show up much earlier as ‘wild guesses’ and then let me do the legwork to track down what they may be and add further confirmation.
I just got my sense installed on Tuesday so I know I’m premature to be complaining about the glacial pace of device detection so far, but I can’t say I’m not, well…surprised at how it’s still seemingly skipping over what seems like obvious stuff.
Yes, I’ve read the FAQ’s an I understand I’m almost certainly over-simplifying it in my head, especially when it comes to more complicated signatures like televisions, etc, so I’m saying all this with a grain of salt as a complete newbie,