Originally Posted by oman321
I just found this in the Logitech Forums FAQ's. If this is correct we don't have to update the extender every time... Woo hoo.
19. I thought you only had to update the wireless extender when there was a change to the extender, why am I always asked to update the extender? Is there a way around this?
The wireless extender does have a 'Smart Update' feature that only requires you to update the extender when needed. However, the way the software presents this to you is confusing. When you make a change to your setup and then click on 'Update Remote,' you will be prompted to connect the wireless extender first. However, if you connect the remote first, it is able to check and see if an update to the extender is necessary. If your change does not require an update to the extender, you will be given the option to either skip the extender update or update it if you choose. If you select 'Skip,' it will let you proceed to update just the remote. It should be noted that it does recommend you update the extender as well to make sure the setup is up to date.
The above does not work my H1100:NOTE: Only my Lutron Maestro IR dimmer is operated via RF; all other devices operate via IR
- To test, I first updated the extender and remote as normal.
- Then, I went back and made a Channel button change for an Activity that does not include the Lutron device (Watch HDMI Laptop).
- I clicked the "Update remote" button and got to the "Connect the Wireless Extender..." screen.
- I then plugged in the H1100 remote (not the extender), but the screen never updated to give me the "Skip" option.
Kinda disappointed in this, as I was very happy to see this post. Has anyone been able to get the Skip button to appear when updating your remote?
A bit off topic, but I recently bought the new TouchSquid remote
(TSR) as an Early Adopter back in December, and have been pretty impressed with it so far. It has features that the H1100 does not (macros, user-customized buttons, more Activity icons such as Blu-ray, HD DVD, etc., ability to upload HEX codes...). The TSR does have a built-in IR sender, but does not do RF. Since it is an Android tablet you can connect to your network and use the Global Cache devices for IP/WiFi to IR control, etc. You can also download the TSR app to your own Andriod tablet from the Marketplace.
One thing I love about the TSR is the lighting-fast channel changing on a Motorola DCX3400 cable box. Where the H1100 (and H-One) seemed to send the signals a bit too slow no matter what the delay settings I had, the TSR is ridiculously fast. There seems to be no delay in sending the first digit, and the next digits are sent at 10 ms apart (user adjustable).
The only hardware features I miss from the H1100 are the hard buttons, but the TSR's 7" screen sure is nice and razor sharp. Below is a screenshot of my Watch TV activity from a few days ago, set to the Favorites screen. Activity buttons can be seen on the top row:
Favorite buttons (24 per screen, 3 or 4 total?, not just six per screen like the H1100/H-One) can be either a channel, webpage, or a custom button. If I press one of the webpage shortcuts on the bottom row, the webpage opens up in the window currently occupied by the Favorites buttons, while the Volume, Channel and Activity icons stay onscreen. Note the lower right button I programmed to be the Prev Ch button, where I selected both the image (ccw arrow) and button color. If the H1100 gave me this kind of customization, I would have 100% happy!
The TSR staff have been very quick to fix bugs and make improvements suggested by the EA's. They've even incorporated a few of my own suggestions. You can upload your own icons (channels, buttons, etc) if you like by just copying them into the tablet's TSR folder via USB. The TSR could give Harmony a real run for the money, if Harmony doesn't already have a similar device being worked on behind closed doors...