Originally Posted by richlife
Ok, thanks -- that's what I needed. The manual still says MyHarmony... I appreciate the pointer -- lots of this thread to go through maybe before I would find that.
One consideration before setting up your new remote is to plan out your individual activities.
Get a legal pad and think how you want to be able to use your 650.
I own the 650 and the smart remote.
Create various individual activities, included within those activities are options like power on, power on delays, power on order, what input, input delays, lighting, open bluray player tray, etc.
Some examples that I have activities for.
Movie with AVR - certain movies you want the full experience with AVR, bluray player, tv, sub, lighting, etc
Movie with sound bar (or tv speakers) - certain movies, tv shows, news, etc. you may not need or want AVR on.. You may just want the tv and bluray player using just the sound bar or tv speakers. As opposed to firing up the AVR just to watch the news.
CD music - AVR and bluray player on. Dont need TV on to listen to music (for me)
Pandora - just need AVR on
You can see that by thinking ahead you can create and name various activities. Will help with WAF.
One thing to remember is that with the 650 you will need to keep the remote pointed at your equipment. Until all ir commands are completed by the activity.
The smart remote makes easier as the hub remains pointed at your equipment all the time. Helps with WAF.
P.S if you don't already own it, check out this bluray.