Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver BC, Canada
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Hi guys, I need some help
background: i have been using H700 for years and it was a breeze to setup with the PC software.
The Android software on the other hand is just bloody terrible. I'm not sure why we're forced to use the mobile versions to setup. I also can't believe the keyboard which is built with living room in mind insn't backlit. So because of that I have put the keyboard away and want to control strictly with my phone.
Now that I got that off my chest, to the questions:
1. I watch content off my router's media server. I can usually access it via TV's Input. Yet it's not listed under Harmony's setup. I tried to teach it a command as a 'Input Toggle/Cycle' but nothing. A similar issue, When I was setting up some activities I saw Smart Hub as one of the input, yet when I went to set up the activity 'Watch Smart TV', this Smart Hub input is no longer listed!
2. How does one turn on the Windows 8.1 HTPC with Harmony? On my old setup I had a tuner thing that I could register it as a device...but this is just a simple basic HTPC listed as Windows Computer under Devices. Is it strictly not possible and I have to manually walk up to the TV stand to press the power button each time, defeating the purpose of the Harmony?
3. Soft keyboard Setup: "You can use the soft keyborad to send text via wi-fi to compatible device". but it asks me to put my device in bluetooth pairing mode. That's such a conflicting statement, is it bluetooth or can I use the wifi only to type on my phone to input it on my HTPC?
I'm on the verge of returning this. Please help in finding a way to solve these glaring concerns. I'm quite frustrated a $3 app does a better job than this $150 offering from the ultimate universal remote company. A shame, really.
Display: 64" Samsung 3D Smart PDP F8500
Audio: 54" Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar System S5451w-C2
NAS: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB via Asus RT-AC56U Router
HTPC: C2D E8400/Passively-Cooled GeForce GT 730/4GB DDR2 Win 8.1 3D Blu-ray Limelight Steam Machine