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There are many ways to do this on a universal. If Main turns on, you're using the wrong power command.
Denon has the following power related discrete commands:
Power (power toggle for Main)
All Power On/Off
All Power On
All Power Off
Zone X Power (power toggle for Zone X)
Zone X On
Zone X Off (where X is Zone number for each zone)
However, each discrete input command (DVD, CblSat, Blu-ray, etc.) for Main and for each Zone also acts as a discrete on.
So the simplest approach is to not send any power commands at all but just send the discrete input command for a specific Zone or Main. In my macros I use the input commands for ON and All Power Off for turning the entire unit off. This approach may not be feasible on Harmony since you have very limited control over the content of the activity macros.
Generally, you want to avoid using Power toggle commands in macros. Rather use the On or Off commands and discrete input commands since they will consistently perform the desired function for the desired zone no matter what state the AVR is already in.
If your Harmony does not have all of the above commands, I can post the pronto hex which you can then email to logitech to add to your remote.
Then I recommend you make Main and each zone as entirely different devices, and when configuring power options, select that each has seperate commands for on and for off. Then your activities will send the appropriate power commands just for the desired zone. The AVR will not power down entirely until the activity for the main zone is run or until you send the All Power Off command in device mode or perhaps another Master Off activity.
Last edited by mdavej; 09-05-2017 at 05:36 PM.