Originally Posted by P719C1
Yes, didn't work with the Harmony 650. Looked very similar to what I had already. I hope Rando1 doesn't mind the fact that I'll publicly share that he PM'd me and said he got his to work (minus the Mute function) with the same IR receiver/extender I got from eBay and with a GE 24950 remote set to Zenith TV code 0121. I deeply dislike GE and would rather not buy anything with their name on it, so I got the Harmony 650, which I assumed should have the proper remote code as it's a better remote overall. So we'll see what Logitech has to say; if they can't figure out a solution I'll probably just cave in and buy one of the GE remotes (and probably either sell my Harmony 650 or give it to my parents).
I was considering that model but I read that it had some software issues, so I decided against it. I'll probably just keep trying things with my LG box until I've exhausted all options.
Interesting. The Samsung just came in today, and I'll start with that it is nothing like what I was expecting - for good and bad.
To start, we took it out of the box and it looked really nice (smelled a bit strange, but not terribly bad). When you plug it in, the shiny bar on the front has an invisible "standby" text that lights up in the corner when the unit is off, and when it is on, a cool "HDTV" thingy lights up on the right side. The center of its little screen has your typical channel number indicator which only tells you the primary channel you're on, so for example, if you were on channel 1-10, the display will just read "C 01" or something. Channel scans don't take very long, and it will reboot at the end of the process. The thing is that the channels it picked up did not
match up with what I was getting on my Mygica USB QAM tuner. The channels were on completely different numbers, and there were far fewer of them. Only the local FOX network and one other channel came in HD, and they both looked "scrambled" (like trying to watch HD channels OTA with weak signal, only this was with cable). Another oddity about the Samsung SIR-T451 is that when it channel scans, it just scans the primary channels, so if you got only (for instance) channel 12-10, and not 12-9 or below, it would just write down that it found "something" on channel 12, and the next time you wanted to see "12-10", you'd have to go to 12-1, and go all the way through up to 12-10 - very poor software. It doesn't stop there either. The menus are slightly sluggish as are changing channels and the unit doesn't seem to have good IR range with the remote. The supplied remote actually controls our Mitsubishi better than it controls the Samsung! Like other people said, it is brilliant hardware with very poor software that tests your patience.
All that sluggishness and bugginess I could live with if it actually found all the channels. Does anyone know why I can type in the channel number for my local FOX HD network on my Mygica and not see it at all on the Samsung? Is it only a QAM64 tuner or something?
In the meantime, I can find most of the other local channels in standard def, but if you all can get better mileage with the LG boxes and I can't figure this out (and one is still available at the end), I might buy one of those.
Originally Posted by Rando1
I can confirm that IR and the GE remote I listed in previous post indeed works, the key was getting the correct TV Zenith Code, you must use the TV function of the remote with the correct Zenith Code. Do not use the SAT/CBL function.
If the Harmony can take HEX CODES, see if you can get the codes from your remote for the Zenith television. Maybe P719C1 could benefit from them.
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