Originally Posted by mdavej
That's what Simplink does. It automatically switches inputs, negating the need for a universal remote like Harmony. That's why HDMI CEC control exists. If you try to use both Simplink and Harmony, they will interfere with each other, ultimately sending things to the wrong inputs. So the advice to turn it off when using Harmony is perfectly valid. With Harmony now out of the picture and Simplink back on, it's not at all surprising that everything works fine. In your particular case Harmony never worked correctly in the first place. Perhaps that could have been fixed with a little more programming. We'll never know. I'd have help if I knew more about that projector. But I simply didn't have enough data to give you any useful advice.
I did enjoy your posts though. I'm glad you eventually solved your problem.
Very. very confusing isn't it!! Please re-read my previous posts carefully . The Harmony remote does not land on the correct input none whats soever 90% of the time,,,, because the harmony remote drives blind. The Projector does not tell mr Harmony here I am and where you can land on me, the Projector moves its inputs in any order it wants and the remote lands on the wrong one needed. "Example HDMI 1 is next to HDMI 2 and Next to HDMI 3 so if I'm on HDMI 1 (one activity) and go to another activity that is needed on HDMI 2 that is one step or one jump but the trouble is the next time the order of HDMI's is HDMI 1 then HDMI 3 then HDMI 2 so if you go from one activity from HDMI 1 to the same activity above being 2 all it has to do is jump one spot but one spot this time is HDMI 3 that is in the middle between HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. Now don't forget this ******** mix the inputs all over the place includes all the AV 's+ the Component + RGB PC.
This morning I purchased another Harmony (this time the later Touch model) and this time like I had before when testing I will tell the Harmony Remote Activities that I do not want to switch inputs on any activity and I will let the Hecto do the switching with its auto function.
Before I purchased the new remote this morning I re- tested like yesterday that the procedure works correctly and it does 100%. The Only reason I have to turn on the Simplink option is to stop that message that comes on the screen asking me "would you like to select the new input"
and when that message comes up it stuff up the Hecto's auto input search function. I have no choice because the Hecto is moving the goal post when the game is in session. Simplink does effect HDMI switching of the Harmony remote but remember i'm not using any HDMI switching.
The closest I can get the Hecto working with the Harmony correctly is ONLY between TWO inputs NOT 3 or 4 and this is done by having the new activityies first device (say blu-ray player) to switch on a second after the last device turns off (say PVR Recorder) on the previous activity and by doing this the HDMI list stays the same in a correct order.
The funny thing is Harmony.com has 225,000 devices on their database but not the Hecto Laser projector. Yes that's missing from their database. I find it strange that I'm the first person on this planet to have a Hecto and decided to marry it to a Harmony remote. Something is odd Here, who knows maybe others that have tried and failed to use a Harmony remote on the Hecto just gave up and Harmony remote deleted their no working account which they uses for other customers.
Fun time ahead