I have programmed our Remote here at work (in our conference room) and I feel like I am at the home stretch but I have one hurdle that I have not been able to overcome. I will try to be brief with my explanation of our scenario, and I have posted my actual question at the bottom of this post.
We have the following equipment:
Device - Manufacturer -Model
BluRay Player - Pioneer - BDP-320
Cable Box - Motorola - DCT700/US
DVI Switch - Cables to Go - 39972
Projector - Panasonic - PT-AE4000
Receiver - Pioneer - VSX-1020
Remote Control - Logitech Harmony - 1100 Advanced
Now comes myself trying to stay basic with my explanation:
We hired a local company to furnish and install all the equipment and they programmed the remote. Issue #1 we always had issues with the projector getting to the correct input. It was not a everyday issue but sometimes the inputs would just get out of wack and the display wouldnt work of course. Issue #2 we took either a surge or spike in our power which fried up our (too little to begin with) surge protector plug strip as well as from what I can tell some of the HDMI stuff. Local company came out and said the fan we installed in our equipment cabinet was drawing in too much dust and that is what caused all the equipment to burn up. Their solution, New receiver and new blu-ray player $$$
I took it upon myself to look into it a little further which is when I noticed 1. the tripped (Bright red LED light) surger protector in the cabinet. 2. The Blu ray player worked fine straight though to a tv in the area with HDMI input on it. 3. The HDMI output from the receiver is not working. and 4. The HDMI cable from receiver to projector (about 30' long) does not work (I just connected the known good blu ray player to the projector directly ontop a ladder and it worked, through the 30' cable it doesnt work). My quick cheap solution.. I ran component cables from the blu ray player to the receiver, and from receiver to the projector (bypassing all HDMI) Sucks BUT.... we NEVER use the projector for HD content (I think we got upsold on it just because).
Blu-Ray player to receiver - Video is through component, Audio through Optical.
Cable box to receiver - A/V through Composite
Receiver to projector - Component
We also have 3 computer locations inside the room, one main that has a desktop connected to it, One on the side for a laptop to plug into, and one in the front for another laptop to plug into for presentations.
The computers all have a 1/8" plug and a DVI cable that runs back to the splitter located in the same cabinet.
DVI splitter to Receiver - RCA (input to "CD")
DVI Splitter to Projector - DVI cable
Everything is working good with each other and changes inputs and controls and all the fun stuff.. I think my problem comes in from the projector not having specific buttons for specific inputs. Basically to go from HDMI1 to component input, you have to press "Input" 4 times rather quickly. I know the remote has this function but I feel like this is where some of the orignal confusion (with the projector going to the wrong input sometimes) came from. The projector does have one "Function" programmable button on the remote. I have made this function button give the projector the command to go to the component input (to go from component to DVI it is only one "input" after). I was hoping that this would help me with the control of the projector.
When I change from 2 different computer sources ("Presentation on Main" to "Presentation on side" or "Podium") the projector is changing inputs when it should stay on the current input? Is there a way for me to take that command out of the sequence? Or will that mess up everything else when I go from DVD to presentation the input function will be missing?
Any thoughts? Should I post in a projector area?