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post #211 of 2037


my point and shoot crappy digital camera doesn't do it justice, but hopefully you get the idea...commands like guide and menu, etc... can be placed on the left or right side of the screen for any/all (each is customizable separately on the 1100) 4 subscreens. the photo shows two of the 4 subscreens. the other two are the transport (play/pause, etc...) and 'star' screen. the star screen is a catch all place to put commands on the center of the screen.
post #212 of 2037
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Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

Heyya thanks, as I said i placed the order anyway so either way I will find out soon but if its not to much trouble I would still enjoy the pics and Im sure others will also enjoy learning more about the remote too

no problem...it's up...and as far as learning more about the remote...I've been using it since I started beta testing it...so I've been using it since last October or so...
post #213 of 2037
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I've just added the extender because I've moved our components to a rack on the other side of the display's wall. It's wonderfull. It's especially great if your components allow you to hard wire the IR signal instead of using the IR blasters.

For instance, the DCH3416 frequently missed commands using it's IR receiver, but with a wire connection to it's service port, it's never missed a command.

The biggest problem I've had with the extender is teaching myself that I don't need to point.

Thanks for the response and if ya dont mind I may actually bug ya with some questions about this. Not sure if what I previously purchased will still work or not or what new items I would need but I dont want to derail this from remote discussion...
post #214 of 2037
I highly recommend the wireless extender. my setup has glass doors, but it's so nice to not have to point the remote at anything and KNOW that the signal is going to get there. doesn't take long to setup at all
post #215 of 2037
Amazon autta make me a product beta tester based on nothing else but the amount of orders/money I spend thru them each month....
post #216 of 2037
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Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

Amazon autta make me a product beta tester based on nothing else but the amount of orders/money I spend thru them each month....

beta testing is done directly through logitech. if you see the logitech support forums, I'm everywhere....that's why I was asked to be part of it
post #217 of 2037
1100 arrived today and im setting it up now I have all my devices added (except ps3) and everything individually seems to be working. I also ordered the ps3 adapter & wireless extender today, so it should be another 1-2 days for that to get here.

It seems rather difficult to navigate thru any individually device though. For instance to turn my receiver on and swith inputs; I click on the av icon without problem but I then have to page thru 14 pages worth of control options to find the power button and then go thru the same to find the input button I want. Besides setting up a different activities for every single control I want to switch is there a way I can organize this so that my most used options all appear say on the first 3 pages?
post #218 of 2037
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Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

1100 arrived today and im setting it up now I have all my devices added (except ps3) and everything individually seems to be working. I also ordered the ps3 adapter & wireless extender today, so it should be another 1-2 days for that to get here.

It seems rather difficult to navigate thru any individually device though. For instance to turn my receiver on and swith inputs; I click on the av icon without problem but I then have to page thru 14 pages worth of control options to find the power button and then go thru the same to find the input button I want. Besides setting up a different activities for every single control I want to switch is there a way I can organize this so that my most used options all appear say on the first 3 pages?

the key to this and all harmony remotes are to use activities to operate your equipment. each activity will turn on needed equipment and change appropriate inputs.
once you have added all your devices you should create activities that utilize them. the 'devices' area on the remote is more for seldom-used commands that you do not have on your activity pages.
post #219 of 2037
Again is there a way of setting this up without setting up individual activities for every single input and control option? Creating 200 activities to replace each button I want to use doesnt help at all.
post #220 of 2037
you should only end up with a few activities. for example:
-Watch TV
-Watch DVD
-Play PS3
etc.
when you set up each activity it utilizes the components only used in that activity. when you change between activities from the remote it remembers which components are in use or needed and powers them on or off as needed. it will also automatically change the inputs needed for those activities.
the component commands needed for each activity can be customized on each activity's screens. it's a very flexible and robust method for essentially programming macros.
try setting up a few activities and answer the questions the software asks. once you start using'em i'll bet you'll be hooked. and there's really no point to getting a harmony remote unless you use them. once you set up each activity properly you should rarely need to access the 'devices' area of the remote.

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Again is there a way of setting this up without setting up individual activities for every single input and control option? Creating 200 activities to replace each button I want to use doesnt help at all.
post #221 of 2037
Never mind, I found how to organize the controls by re-ordering them in the devices WITHOUT activities...
post #222 of 2037
glad you figured it out and i apologize for my single-mindedness on the subject. i realized i never answered your question straight up.
have fun with your new toy!
,r

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Never mind, I found how to organize the controls by re-ordering them in the devices WITHOUT activities...
post #223 of 2037
Tom...trust me, you don't know what you're missing until you give activities a try...forget about how other remotes worked and at least test out activities
post #224 of 2037
Eventually I will set up activities (will wait for the extender and adapter to get delivered & hooked up first) but for now, I just wanted to set up controling the individual devices easily. Besides I never was one for using the activities to power things on since I got to walk over to the player to put a movie in anyway... I more just want to use it to control channels, volume, playback etc while watching a show.
post #225 of 2037
ok i go the 1100 the rf extender and the ps3 adapter..

i have a cable box/ 360/ps3/wii and a pioneer sc05 DO I NEED ANY OTHER ADAPTERS/EXTENDERS/ MONEY PIT DEVICES FOR MY "UNIVERSAL" REMOTE?

I SAY UNIVERSAL LIGHTLY SINCE IT ISNT VERY UNIVERSAL AT ALL.. HAHA
post #226 of 2037
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Originally Posted by paranormalg35 View Post

ok i go the 1100 the rf extender and the ps3 adapter..

i have a cable box/ 360/ps3/wii and a pioneer sc05 DO I NEED ANY OTHER ADAPTERS/EXTENDERS/ MONEY PIT DEVICES FOR MY "UNIVERSAL" REMOTE?

I SAY UNIVERSAL LIGHTLY SINCE IT ISNT VERY UNIVERSAL AT ALL.. HAHA

Are these components located in the same location, if so you shouldnt need anything else? You should be able to set up your rf extender base, run the sensor wires from that base to each of your component devices and its done. The exception is only the PS3 since it needs to be converted to blu-ray first.
post #227 of 2037
What have been the price ranges for the 1100 that people have paid , i know i can google search etc , but wondering what final prices etc with shipping and all that , im in Canada but would like to hear all prices paid , good and bad. I see that FS has it for 599.99 im sure that at the top end of the scale .
post #228 of 2037
Amazon $367 USD, no tax & free 2 day shipping (prime membership)
post #229 of 2037
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Originally Posted by Crispyclot View Post

What have been the price ranges for the 1100 that people have paid , i know i can google search etc , but wondering what final prices etc with shipping and all that , im in Canada but would like to hear all prices paid , good and bad. I see that FS has it for 599.99 im sure that at the top end of the scale .

free...I beta tested it
post #230 of 2037
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

free...I beta tested it

So whats the verdict ?
post #231 of 2037
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Originally Posted by Crispyclot View Post

So whats the verdict ?

1100 is a great remote...I love it...but wish it had picture and sound buttons...sadly, citing 'low usage statistics' logitech hasn't been putting these on new remotes....more and more devices could use them, like my new LN52B750...

here is part of my current (as in a few minutes ago) discussion with logitech regarding picture and sound buttons....

what you do is send the 'internet' command. it's not full internet, it's 'widgets' as they call it. it loads up a row of your 'tools' (aka widgets) on the bottom of the screen like a toolbar. it's not meant to be full internet, but access to certain things WHILE doing something else. so, I could be watching sportscenter in the morning and want to get the weather, but still see/hear the sports news/clips...so I would select internet, and then navigate left/right to select the weather widget. then, I have to select up/down among my pre-entered zip codes (for those that live more than an hour from where you work, multiple entries is nice), and then select the zip code...then I see a 5 day forecast. similar things work for other widgets. with sports, I move left/right and select the widget, then move left/right within the widget and select the sport, then I see all the scores for that sport (depending on the day, you may need to scroll up/down to see all the scores). so, as you can see, this type of feature is meant to be used while doing something else.



as of now, if I'm watching tv, I have to press the star button on my remote, then scroll to page 3 to select the internet command, then scroll to page 4 so I have commands like 'TV select', 'tv up', 'tv down', 'tv left', and 'tv right'...not to mention 'tv exit' and 'tv return'...



meanwhile, if I have the picture and sound buttons, I could just press picture, and select the internet command from the main screen. the hard buttons on the remote would control the directions and select. I would need to put return and exit on the screen as well, but it would be much more convenvient.



FTR, it's not just MY tv that has this feature...internet widgets was a big topic at the CES this year...it's being rolled out on Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio this year (select models among the various brands), but more than likely it will work it's way on to all/more models next year and perhaps other tv makes as well.
post #232 of 2037
Great info wannabe ,
From your pic is there no actual keyboard ?? or u have to enter names etc with # 1-9 keypad ???

christ for $600 i would hope so
post #233 of 2037
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Originally Posted by Crispyclot View Post

Great info wannabe ,
From your pic is there no actual keyboard ?? or u have to enter names etc with # 1-9 keypad ???

christ for $600 i would hope so

keyboard? you lost me there...
why would I need a keyboard? if you're talking about the internet features, I think you might be better informed with a short video...
post #234 of 2037
Sorry i knew my term would get screwed up i meant entering macro's , channels , user names etc . Do you have to use the Numpad on the 1100 screen ( like ur pic on top of page ) or does it switch to keyboard style ?
post #235 of 2037
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Originally Posted by Crispyclot View Post

Sorry i knew my term would get screwed up i meant entering macro's , channels , user names etc . Do you have to use the Numpad on the 1100 screen ( like ur pic on top of page ) or does it switch to keyboard style ?

again, I'm not sure where I would be entering user names or channels...all the programming is done on the computer
post #236 of 2037
oh i though you could also program the remote sitting in front of tv like every other remote in history , thats cool then , i live on my pute so that will make it easy .
post #237 of 2037
The manual doesnt seem very helpful at all other then the basic setup. I dont see anything detailing or explaining the options available in the activities section and how best to use each.
post #238 of 2037
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Originally Posted by TomsHT View Post

The manual doesnt seem very helpful at all other then the basic setup. I dont see anything detailing or explaining the options available in the activities section and how best to use each.

Tom, fire away with any questions you have...I'll answer them better than any manual would
post #239 of 2037
Nothing specific at the moment other then looking for more details on all of the options & functionality for the remote. I'm one of those few people that does like to read a product manual from cover to cover before just pushing buttons...
post #240 of 2037
Ok all seems to be working great with the ps3 adapter, rf wirless extender and new remote hooked up and running; although I now added to the mess of wires in my rack (gotta clean that up & organize that one of these days...)

Getting ready to set up the dreaded activities. Not sure why but I dislike it powering on all the components. Can I set up all the activities but disable it doing the auto boot up? I would rather turn it on at the source and/or customize buttons within the activities to be power buttons to each component.
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