Originally Posted by djassa1
Found finally a much more convenient way. Because this is a device oriented remote, all on screen fucntions belong to a device. So if i am watching a DVD for exemple choosed through an activity and I decide to go to another device like the TV to setup a feature, all I need to do to comme back where I was, is to choose DVD in device selection. I wil be back to my DVD activity but some functions like the mute, Vol- and Vol+ need to be reprogrammed in DVD to point to the TV or Amplifier if used. Tested it and works like a charm. No need to hide IR anymore by replaying activity!
I'm just now doing the initial setup on my Nevo C3 and came to this thread to find the answer to this very question. I had already realized that I could program keys with different devices functions when setting up a particular device. For instance, I set up the volume keys to work the receiver under the DVR device. Today I found that when setting up an activity the only control for the LCD keys in the activity was to set it to point to a particular device's LCD keys. I guess the best strategy for this remote then is to set up each device to have all the control it will need during any activity, then set up the activities themselves. That's a bit disappointing to see, although mixing different device commands under a device is a nice bonus.
I'm abandoning my Harmony 890 because my second LCD has failed, and I'm on my second 890 as it is. In addition it appears to have other issues as I have to put it on the charger on a regular basis or it acts flaky, and I don't think it's just a battery issue. It's been a real nuisance, and I don't feel Harmonys are reliable and Logitech doesn't seem that concerned with them anymore, I'm pretty sure they are selling the line off too, so who knows what will happen. Time for me to move on.
So in comparison to the Harmony, I find certain aspects of programming to be easier, others to be worse. I don't like having to plug in the remote just to work on it's settings. I wish it did a better job with filling up the LCD keys, and I wish I could have more. My receiver has a huge selection of IR commands, and I can't put them all on the same device. I also wish there were more buttons per screen on the LCD and that I had direct control over their placement.
I do like that when trying to determine which codes to use it downloads several to the remote and has you step through determining which work, although it's not flawless as I had a lot of trouble finding my squeezebox commands. The RF feature seems to work easily enough, and unlike the Harmony I won't have to pull the RF receiver out of the rack everytime I make a small change.
So how does this work if you want multiple remotes setup with different systems in the same house? I haven't seen anything so far that indicates there's a way to pair specific remotes to specific RF receivers.