Originally Posted by bucket23
the power comand is in the "activity" and not in the actual remote.
Just scroll to the bottom of the activity and delete the power off comand.
I've done all this; in talks with the developer, it doesn't matter. You can't have an activity like "Adjust Lights" that brings up a panel of lighting buttons, because that Activity will stop the Activity before it (which in turn powers off devices) before starting the new Activity. The only thing you can do is have an activity that activates one scene of lighting - for example - the scene you designate for watching movies - and as long as the "Opens Remote" option is set to "None" and "Automatic Commands" is set to "Off," Roomie will activate that lighting scene without disturbing the current activity.
Over the past week or so, I've been in pretty consistent communication with Roomie Support over this and a few other issues. I asked about three ways to do what I wanted to do. First (ideal solution), create an Activity for "Watch Blu-Ray" (for example), where the remote that comes up has options for lighting scenes integrated with the Blu-Ray player remote. This is not possible in the current version of the software because the remote panel must contain buttons from only one remote (in this case, the Blu-Ray player). Roomie Support has indicated that "virtual remotes" with multiple button types from different devices is a feature coming in version 1.3, though I do not know when that version will be released.
Option 2 was to create an Activity that brings up a "Remote" of lighting options - in my case, a Grafik Eye remote panel with buttons to activate each scene, turn lighting off, etc. This option does not work, as discussed in the first paragraph, because as soon as this Activity is engaged, portions of the previous activity are terminated first, as confirmed by Roomie Support.
Option 3, the only workable one right now, is to have one Activity for each lighting scene. For example, one for "Walk-In" and another for "Watch Movie." I happen to have four lighting scenes, so I had to add four Activities to my Activity list.
For the time being, I'm finding Option 3 to be acceptable for lighting options, but not at all acceptable for my electric screen masking system. I can go into detail later if anyone is interested, but suffice to say, the current version of Roomie leaves me with no option for adjusting my screen masking to the proper aspect ratio.
I really like Roomie very much and obviously look forward to version 1.3 with the hope that it is able to more smoothly manage my theater's remote control needs.
If you are considering Roomie, I'd recommend it wholeheartedly if you have a standard/basic system that is not unusual in any way
. If you have things like masking and multi-zone lighting systems, you may want to wait for version 1.3 and try it out before buying. YMMV, but for me, initial setup of my more standard / basic devices was a snap; I had working remotes and Activities in an hour or so. But, I've been trying to get lighting and masking integrated into my system every night (with lots of communication with Roomie Support) for the last 4 or 5 days and I still do not have what I would consider to be a fully functional Roomie setup. As it currently stands, as of a few minutes ago, I can use it to control everything in my HT except the masking. Until version 1.3 arrives, and assuming it will solve my remaining issues, I have to continue to use my old remote (Universal Remote MX-810) for screen masking.
Before I close, I must point out that Roomie Support is among the most punctual I've ever seen. I've always gotten email responses from them within couple of hours, regardless of the day or time of my transmission. For me, that was wonderful and served to temper my frustration.
I hope this is helpful; please let me know if anyone wants more details.