Originally Posted by stash64
So where is this option in the software ? Logitech wasn't able to tell me. I do recall seeing something in the software asking if a device is always "on", but none of my components are always on... that would be wasteful. It just happens that my TV is normally turned on an hour or two before watching a movie. Perhaps the software considers "always on" as being on prior to hitting an activity button ?
Can't quite understand why you need this.
You say your TV is on for a couple of hours before watching a DVD. How are you switching the TV on? You should have a watch TV activity setup which would have switched the TV on for you and the remote would then know it's on.
The whole point of the harmony remotes is that you set up an activity for everything you do and then the remote can handle the state of all devices used in each activity.
When you start all devices will be off. You choose the activity you want to do (E.g. watch TV) and this will switch the TV on and make sure it's on the right input for watching TV. All the buttons will then be mapped for watching TV. You then want to watch a DVD so you press the Watch DVD activity and the remote will change the input to the right one and power on the DVD player, all buttons are now mapped for watching a DVD. Pressing the power button will then power off all devices in the current activity when you are done.
If you come to it and want to watch a DVD without watching TV first, press the Watch DVD activity and it knows to power on the TV first, then switches to the right input, then powers on the DVD.
It sounds like you are controlling your TV by using the TV device and then using the watch DVD activity like you would a macro on your old remote.
You need to either make everything an activity in which case the H1 will work brilliantly (you just need to get into the activity way of thinking). Or completely ignore activities and just use devices switching between them when you need to. This would be missing out on the main reason most others buy and love harmony remotes.
Mixing using devices and activities will only lead to the problems you are having.
If you want to post what devices you have I'm sure others will help suggesting the activities and settings that will get the best out of this remote.