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post #1801 of 2037
^^
Did you try the same location for the switches but without the splitter?
Maybe that blaster is not even sending anything out?
post #1802 of 2037
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Originally Posted by mekkerl View Post

^^
Did you try the same location for the switches but without the splitter?
Maybe that blaster is not even sending anything out?

It's sending the signal out, it controls the lights fine - that one has the blu-ray player on the other leg of the splitter so I can use the "play movie and dim lights" and other macros. Apparently using a mono splitter was the key. There is just no way for the signal to get from that position to the TV.

I have each device set to a specific port on the RF extender to eliminate the chance of duplicate commands - instead of picking the option to send the command to all emitters.
A is the bluray and lights, B is the cable box, C is the TV, D is the AVR,and the "blaster" does the AppleTV, PS3, and x10.
post #1803 of 2037
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Originally Posted by ptaaron View Post

make sure you didn't program the wrong command to your "on" button... I've done that before.

+1
post #1804 of 2037
Too bad as far positioning goes, but I don't think it looks bad.

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Originally Posted by PTAaron View Post

Apparently using a mono splitter was the key. There is just no way for the signal to get from that position to the TV.

Mono is the way to go if you can help it. Stereo adapters seem to work at times but that unused portion may be draining some of the signal.
post #1805 of 2037
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

+1

I'll have to check this when I get home today for lunch...hopefully that's all it is...but I have my reservations!
post #1806 of 2037
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Originally Posted by mekkerl View Post


I went and hit the switch manually (I hit the down button, not sure why) and the lights went on to the last level. I then tried the 1100 and it worked!

Played with them a little on the 1100 and shut them off. Then tried to turn them in again with the 1100 and it didn't work again!

Any ideas?!

BTW, it doesn't matter if you hit down or up to turn on or off.

Be sure that your looking at the on setting you assigned in the "activity" for that device, not in the device area.
post #1807 of 2037
Looks like all the buttons are programmed as should be. On is on and off is off...etc...

any other ideas?
post #1808 of 2037
Question:
Do any of you have the Light Controller do anything when you enter an Activity? Like Power On or Off?

For watching a movie activity, everything is set to power on in a certain order...then each device is set to a certain input. It asks if I want to have the Light Controller do anything.
post #1809 of 2037
No I don't. You can though if you wish, especially for a particular activity that you know you always want the lighting to be at.

Did you check both device and activity commands for the light?
Do all activities where you have the light switch behave the same way?
Did you re-do the device? I remember you mentioned you had to learn the commands because you couldn't find them in the database. You may have learned a bad on command perhaps.

Try adding a new Lutron switch 2 (hopefully you find the one in the database already) to your devices but don't add it to any activities. Once you update the remote, go to devices and test it out to see if all the commands work as they should. We'll go from there if it works.
post #1810 of 2037
Well I just created a new device for the Light Controller (Light Controller 2). Before i read the above, I went ahead and updated all the Activities with the new Device.

Everything seems to be working as it should. But I won't say its all fixed until I use it for a few days. Then I will delete the old Light Controller Device.

Question:
Is there a way to have the lights come ON when pressing the Off button? Like when I am done with a movie and the 'system', I press the OFF button which turns off all the components, etc...as it should. But, I would like to have lights come to full ON when I do this?

I tried to set the lights to power ON when leaving an activity. But was hoping that it would do the same for when it powers everything down.
post #1811 of 2037
I would make sure the light is set to be always on, then add a "lights on" command for when you leave the activity. That should do it... That is how I have it set to turn off X10 stuff for me when I power down... so it follows that it should work for turning things on as well.
post #1812 of 2037
Ya, like PT says, add an on or preset command at the end of the activities.
post #1813 of 2037
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

+1

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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Ya, like PT says, add an on or preset command at the end of the activities.

Yeah, I thought thats what I did ... I'll check again when I get home. I could see this easily working for changing Activities, but powering everything down, via the 1100's OFF button, it didn't.

When I hit the OFF button, it actually turned the lights on, but then turned them off. Like it was doing what I told it to do at the end of the Activity, but then turns it off when it powers all the components off.

Should I not have the Light Controller 'PowerOn' when I select an Activity? Not sure if you can even do that.
post #1814 of 2037
If you have it set as always on, don't set it to power on when an activity starts.
Just add the "turn on" command as the activity ends.

Maybe it is being turned off because you have it being turned on by the activity...
post #1815 of 2037
You shouldn't have set to turn on when entering activities. At the device level it should be indicated that light is always on. So when entering an activity the smart state believes the light is already on (even if it is off). When you leave the activity and you have assigned for the on command to be sent prior to everything shutting down, smart state does not track that command, so it doesn't matter to smart state tracking.

Now if you are getting the lights to come on when exiting and then they go off, you have successfully assigned the on command when leaving activities. When entering your activity if the lights are turning on and you have not added that as a seperate function of entering the activity the power state of the device must not be set correctly. i.e. turn off this device when not being used, instead of this device is always on.

Did you change that setting when you added the new light switch? May have overlooked that.
post #1816 of 2037
Wow, now I'm really getting confused...I wish I had my home computer in front of me! I will have to look at all of this when I get home...its movie night tonight so I better get it right before then!

Off the top of my head, I thought that if I wanted to have a device (ie the light controller) operable/used within an Activity, then it had to be added to that Activities list of 'power on's'. Does this make sense?
post #1817 of 2037
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Originally Posted by mekkerl View Post

Wow, now I'm really getting confused...I wish I had my home computer in front of me! I will have to look at all of this when I get home...its movie night tonight so I better get it right before then!

Off the top of my head, I thought that if I wanted to have a device (ie the light controller) operable/used within an Activity, then it had to be added to that Activities list of 'power on's'. Does this make sense?

Here is what I did: I edited the power options on the light controller to be "always on" - then saved. Then added the light controller to all activities - then saved.
This way I can add light commands to all activities - but entering/exiting activities won't mess with the lights (as in turning them on or off).

You should do the same thing, but add "Turn On" as a command for leaving the activity.
post #1818 of 2037
I understand your thought process, but no you simply need to add the device to the activity and then either assign the commands you want to hard buttons or soft buttons. You do not need to affect the power on for this device in the activity, otherwise smart is doing the right thing by turning it off when leaving the activity because it is tracking that it sent a power on command when you entered the activity.

You can log in to your account thru this link.
http://members.harmonyremote.com/Eas...202.0.50727%29

It looks a little different but functions the same way and will update your changes. Then simply update your remote when you get home.
post #1819 of 2037
Nice! Didn't know I could get into the remote settings from my work computer!

Anyhow...I just went through it, and there is no where to remove the Light Controller from the 'Power On' list. They give you the opportunity to remove the device from the activity, but I don't want to do that.

When I run the set-up for the Activity, or I review the settings for the Activity, it still shows the Lighting Controller as 'On' or Power On.

See Attachment...

 

Doc1.pdf 75.5419921875k . file
post #1820 of 2037
Let me check mine.

Ok, yes that screen also shows the same thing for me. It is indicating the status of the device.

Did you double check the device power settings in devices?

Go to the light in devices and click more options, then click adjust power settings and see what is checked off.
post #1821 of 2037
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

You can log in to your account thru this link.
http://members.harmonyremote.com/Eas...202.0.50727%29

It looks a little different but functions the same way and will update your changes. Then simply update your remote when you get home.

Thanks for that link!
post #1822 of 2037
Looks like you can't edit the power options through the website ...
post #1823 of 2037
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Originally Posted by PTAaron View Post

Looks like you can't edit the power options through the website ...

I can't recall the options thru the local software at home as I haven't needed to mess with my light settings for a long time now. There may be other options that we can't see thru the web interface. I usually am able to make the changes I need and then update once I get home.

You can affect it thru the device, but not in the activity.
post #1824 of 2037
There are more options at home - I just did this within the last 2 weeks to add in my Lutron switches.
post #1825 of 2037
Okay, I just did everything as you guys said. It seems to work the way I was hoping!

Again, I am a skeptical person, so I will get some use the next few days and report any issues!

Thanks oman and PT...I think we took over this thread the past few days with our few issues!
post #1826 of 2037
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Originally Posted by mekkerl View Post

Okay, I just did everything as you guys said. It seems to work the way I was hoping!

Again, I am a skeptical person, so I will get some use the next few days and report any issues!

Thanks oman and PT...I think we took over this thread the past few days with our few issues!

Great!!! Hey at least were keeping the thread alive. Also I'm happy to have others joining in on the sequence workaround for the 1100 and the 900. I've been telling folks for a while now about the ability to do so, but it seems most just shrug it off as too much trouble. Really not more difficult than doing a regular learn or raw learn and a few more button presses.
post #1827 of 2037
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Great!!! Hey at least were keeping the thread alive. Also I'm happy to have others joining in on the sequence workaround for the 1100 and the 900. I've been telling folks for a while now about the ability to do so, but it seems most just shrug it off as too much trouble. Really not more difficult than doing a regular learn or raw learn and a few more button presses.

Yeah, I'm going to eventually do this, but I can't at this point because my devices are controlled by IR and RF...I think I will get around to setting everything up to be controlled by RF so I can use your work-around. I really want the lights on when pressing pause, etc...
post #1828 of 2037
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Originally Posted by mekkerl View Post

Okay, I just did everything as you guys said. It seems to work the way I was hoping!

Again, I am a skeptical person, so I will get some use the next few days and report any issues!

Thanks oman and PT...I think we took over this thread the past few days with our few issues!

Glad to hear it!
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Great!!! Hey at least were keeping the thread alive. Also I'm happy to have others joining in on the sequence workaround for the 1100 and the 900. I've been telling folks for a while now about the ability to do so, but it seems most just shrug it off as too much trouble. Really not more difficult than doing a regular learn or raw learn and a few more button presses.

The sequence work-around seems to be working really well! When I tried it before I must have been doing something wrong It was pretty easy to get "Pause, brightx5" into the command... but on my first attempt I think I must have pushed "pause" twice because it would pause, turn up the lights, then play again.
post #1829 of 2037
That's cool PT,

Are you using the preset on the Maestro for a different setting? In the rooms where I have the Maestro I just have it go to preset when hitting pause or stop, but that would be a nice option for another scene setting.
post #1830 of 2037
PT -- how is it having all three switches or lighting zones controlled by the 1100?

I went with only one Maestro because I have a 4-gang bank of switches (like you), and didn't think I wanted to have ALL the lights in the area go on when getting up from a movie to go to the bathroom, etc...
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