Originally Posted by leoajax
Can someone help me on this one?
I have the Harmony One remote and it is definitely doing the trick with my setup. The available list of commands is pretty comprehensive, but i did have to teach it a few things. All in all, this is probably the single component of my system i would recommend most.
The most useful aspect is that you can have a complete list of every single command you ever need for each device
so its there if you need it, but you can also create a seperate list of functions for each activity
that has the most commonly used commands from each device given the activity (watching TV vs. DVD vs listening to radio, etc.
I'm not sure about "quick select", i haven't played with these at all yet, i'm guessing it is different eq and/or processing configurations. I think the short answer is that if there is no command for it on the 888 remote, you won't be able to use the harmony for it. But if the 888 remote does have a function for it then it will work.
If you can use the "quick select" by navigating the menu with the 888 remote then of course it would be possible to perform the same navigation with the harmony, but probably easier to get up and push the button in that case.
edit: i thought more about it and when you use the activity buttons on the harmony "watch TV" for example, it will turn on all the correct devices and set the correct input on the reciever (nice). You can also tell the 888 to select the sound mode by source (MENU>PARAMETER>ADFM>ON) and have it remember the the last sound mode for each imput (MENU>MANUAL SETUP>AUDIO SETUP>AUTO SURROUND MODE).
I think you could use these features in combination and get pretty close to the net effect of the "quick select" function on the receiver.