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post #1051 of 2791
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Some of the cheapest and most widely available are the RCA RCRP05B ($20 at best buy and walgreens), or the URC 10820N from amazon. Those each have nearly 1000 of the latest code sets. Discretes are a different animal. They're rarely built in. You create them in effect by keying in special undocumented codes. This ability to create missing codes is what makes UEI remotes so powerful. Follow the List link in my sig for the full list of UEI remotes.

Thanks for the recommendations and the advice mdavej. I'll check out your links for more info.
post #1052 of 2791
When I hold the remote up to the mini blaster I only get the main blaster to blink under blaster 2. Never when I hit blaster 1 one the remote. blaster 2 is a or b and blaster 1 is the other - correct? Shouldn't the A side get triggered when I hit blaster 1 or2 and the B side when I hit the other?

If the device is to be controlled by the main blaster how do I assign it?
post #1053 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

When I hold the remote up to the mini blaster I only get the main blaster to blink under blaster 2. Never when I hit blaster 1 one the remote. blaster 2 is a or b and blaster 1 is the other - correct? Shouldn't the A side get triggered when I hit blaster 1 or2 and the B side when I hit the other?

If the device is to be controlled by the main blaster how do I assign it?

I'll have to double check tonight, but I recall the setup for specific ports (when you have two main blasters) to be a bit tricky.

the first step is to set the device to blaster 1 or blaster 2. this is done in one area of the setup ON the remote.

the next step is to set the device to port a, port b, or the blaster itself. this is done in a different area of the setup on the remote. if I recall correctly the wording is:
'default' = blaster and all ports
'blaster' = just main blaster
'A' = just port A
'B' = just port B

FROM MY EXPERIENCE - don't bother with the specific port assignments. I found performance went DOWN when I did this. I have all my devices simply set to the default (blaster and all ports)...I only specified blaster 1 or blaster 2


rereading your post you may have been asking something different. mini-blasters do NOT get counted as blaster 1 or blaster 2. only MAIN blasters get counted. the mini-blasters are called A or B depending on what port they're plugged into. unless you bought a second main blaster, you shouldn't have any references to blaster 2 in your setup
post #1054 of 2791
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Using DVD 0490 (or 20490 depending on your remote), try these:

Subtitle 00129
Subtitle On/Off 00131

Here's the pronto hex based on the codes above:

Code:
Subtitle
0000 0070 0000 0032 0080 0040 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0ACE

Subtitle On/Off
0000 0070 0000 0032 0080 0040 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0ACE
Hopefully one of those will work.

Good luck.

Thanks for the info! I'll try the UEI remote first.

If that doesn't work out for me, will Logitech support know what to do with the pronto hex code?
post #1055 of 2791
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Originally Posted by erikstormtrooper View Post

Thanks for the info! I'll try the UEI remote first.

If that doesn't work out for me, will Logitech support know what to do with the pronto hex code?

If the codes don't work on the UEI remote, the pronto hex won't work either, since they're the same codes.

It's my understanding that tech support knows what to do with pronto hex. I've never done it myself. There is a way to add pronto hex yourself using concordance, but it's complicated.
post #1056 of 2791
FYI, I RMAd my Harmony 890 due to a button starting to fail and they said that the 890 was discontinued and offered to replace it with a 900 for free.

I get to keep the 890, but it can no longer be updated.
post #1057 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

I'll have to double check tonight, but I recall the setup for specific ports (when you have two main blasters) to be a bit tricky.

the first step is to set the device to blaster 1 or blaster 2. this is done in one area of the setup ON the remote.

the next step is to set the device to port a, port b, or the blaster itself. this is done in a different area of the setup on the remote. if I recall correctly the wording is:
'default' = blaster and all ports
'blaster' = just main blaster
'A' = just port A
'B' = just port B

FROM MY EXPERIENCE - don't bother with the specific port assignments. I found performance went DOWN when I did this. I have all my devices simply set to the default (blaster and all ports)...I only specified blaster 1 or blaster 2


rereading your post you may have been asking something different. mini-blasters do NOT get counted as blaster 1 or blaster 2. only MAIN blasters get counted. the mini-blasters are called A or B depending on what port they're plugged into. unless you bought a second main blaster, you shouldn't have any references to blaster 2 in your setup

Thanks! I was asking if the minis were considered blaster 1 and 2, but now it all makes sense.
post #1058 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

or you could get these
logitech didn't appear to make an announcement about them, but they plug into the main blaster just like the miniblasters, but they can be attached directly to the IR receivers on the devices...

I essentially made these before they were released by buying a 2.5mm to 3.5mm mono adapter and then using the IR blaster tip cables from my old 890 w/extender...

I found that I had a hard time getting my mini blasters positioned correctly to control my stacked devices...yet when I was using the 890 I never had any issues...so I used the blaster tip cables with my 900 and had no issues

I ordered the IR cables from Logitech. When I placed the order, it said they were out of stock but they shipped the same day. I received a box with 2 sets of cables each with 4 eyes. The eyes have tape on the back & there were also 8 black "caps" with tape on the back that the eyes would fit in & then could be stuck to your device. Sorry - I know that's not a very good description. Anyway, they work great.
post #1059 of 2791
I tried searching this thread, but no luck finding an answer. Can you plug directly into the IR input port on the Onkyo 807? Also does the 900 loose any features from the Harmony One? I'm thinking of upgrading.
Thanks
post #1060 of 2791
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Originally Posted by notslow View Post

I tried searching this thread, but no luck finding an answer. Can you plug directly into the IR input port on the Onkyo 807? Also does the 900 loose any features from the Harmony One? I'm thinking of upgrading.
Thanks

yes you can plug directly into the IR port on the 807
the only thing of note that was dropped was 'sequences'....activities still exist, but no sequences
post #1061 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

the only thing of note that was dropped was 'sequences'....activities still exist, but no sequences

Any word on that coming back?
post #1062 of 2791
^ At the moment no, but if keep complaining who knows...
post #1063 of 2791
The JVC requires you to press shutdown twice to turn it off.
I think I modified the "turn-off" command in the device section to send it twice for the projector.

Yet, when I hit the remote "hard button" to turn everything off when i am done the projector still does not turn off. do i need to add a delay or something?

Thanks
Mike
post #1064 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

yes you can plug directly into the IR port on the 807
the only thing of note that was dropped was 'sequences'....activities still exist, but no sequences

So what type of cable do you use?do you just use a 2.5 to 3.5mm jack and wire it from the blaster? Can you use a splitter to get 2 lines out of each blaster port?

I searched online and couldn't find any hardwire kits.
post #1065 of 2791
everything must be a mono connection/cable
but yeah, I use a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter I found at radioshack for like 2.29 or so
splitters will work, but again, make sure it's a mono splitter
post #1066 of 2791
No sequences? Why would they remove such an important feature? I think sequences may be more important to me than the RF.
post #1067 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

everything must be a mono connection/cable
but yeah, I use a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter I found at radioshack for like 2.29 or so
splitters will work, but again, make sure it's a mono splitter

So with the hardwire coming out of the main blaster to each component, is there an adverse effect if the component is receiving input from the blaster ir and the the ir input? Should you isolate the balster? Do you know if the components shut off over-the-air ir signals when there is a wired input?
post #1068 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

So with the hardwire coming out of the main blaster to each component, is there an adverse effect if the component is receiving input from the blaster ir and the the ir input? Should you isolate the balster? Do you know if the components shut off over-the-air ir signals when there is a wired input?

Depending on how you configure the Blaster settings, the remote will only send either or to a device. For example, you can have the remote send IR to your TV and Rf to the blaster to send IR to you Cable box, it will not send both to a device
post #1069 of 2791
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Originally Posted by rehaz1 View Post

Depending on how you configure the Blaster settings, the remote will only send either or to a device. For example, you can have the remote send IR to your TV and Rf to the blaster to send IR to you Cable box, it will not send both to a device

Thanks, but this is in regards to hardwiring ir from the blaster to components (avr,dvd,tv) in lieu of using the mini blasters.
post #1070 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

Thanks, but this is in regards to hardwiring ir from the blaster to components (avr,dvd,tv) in lieu of using the mini blasters.

I may be wrong someone correct me if so. But isn't remote to blaster consider RF?
post #1071 of 2791
Yes it is.

The thought was to use the 900 rf to the main blaster, then instead of the mini ir blasters, hardwire the ir from the main blaster (a,b) to each ir input on the back of my devices. So there would be no ir over the air, but an ir signal going through wires directly to the tv, one to the avr, one to the dvd, etc (my components all have ir inputs). This is to reduce any lag and to avoid having to use any of ir mini blasters.

My question was how do devices handle an ir signal from the main blaster (if it is visible) and a hardwired ir signal from the blaster through the component input at the same time? Does it ignore the ir from the air when there is a plug in the ir input or does it not really matter at all?
post #1072 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

Yes it is.

The thought was to use the 900 rf to the main blaster, then instead of the mini ir blasters, hardwire the ir from the main blaster (a,b) to each ir input on the back of my devices. So there would be no ir over the air, but an ir signal going through wires directly to the tv, one to the avr, one to the dvd, etc (my components all have ir inputs). This is to reduce any lag and to avoid having to use any of ir mini blasters.

My question was how do devices handle an ir signal from the main blaster (if it is visible) and a hardwired ir signal from the blaster through the component input at the same time? Does it ignore the ir from the air when there is a plug in the ir input or does it not really matter at all?

I'm sure it's different depending on the device but I have found with my AV processor having the hard-wired IR plugged in the back didn't turn the front panel receiver off. I was experiencing a lot of interference from my plasma and I eventually had to cover the eye on the processor with tape. The plasma was interfering so much, the commands were garbled until I covered the eye. Now it only gets the commands from the IR input jack, but I'm certain the front panel is still active. Other devices may be different so you won't know until you try. The direct input does make things very responsive though. I have some of the tape on mini IR units to try tonight for my devices without IR inputs.
post #1073 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

Yes it is.

The thought was to use the 900 rf to the main blaster, then instead of the mini ir blasters, hardwire the ir from the main blaster (a,b) to each ir input on the back of my devices. So there would be no ir over the air, but an ir signal going through wires directly to the tv, one to the avr, one to the dvd, etc (my components all have ir inputs). This is to reduce any lag and to avoid having to use any of ir mini blasters.

My question was how do devices handle an ir signal from the main blaster (if it is visible) and a hardwired ir signal from the blaster through the component input at the same time? Does it ignore the ir from the air when there is a plug in the ir input or does it not really matter at all?

Ok I see what you are saying. Are your planning on using the main blaster also to control other components or just using hardwire only (tv, avr, dvd)? I would think if hardwire only then just tuck/place the main blaster elsewhere away from the components that you are trying to control.
post #1074 of 2791
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Ok I see what you are saying. Are your planning on using the main blaster also to control other components or just using hardwire only (tv, avr, dvd)? I would think if hardwire only then just tuck/place the main blaster elsewhere away from the components that you are trying to control.

I am planning on using the main blaster with ir for the tv and hardwire the others. I may try to hardwire them all and tuck the blaster away if I can work it out.
post #1075 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

I am planning on using the main blaster with ir for the tv and hardwire the others. I may try to hardwire them all and tuck the blaster away if I can work it out.

The other post you mention " but an ir signal going through wires directly to the tv,", so your Tv does not accept hardwire.
Then you don't need the main blaster to control the Tv if Tv is control by ir.
post #1076 of 2791
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

The other post you mention " but an ir signal going through wires directly to the tv,", so your Tv does not accept hardwire.
Then you don't need the main blaster to control the Tv if Tv is control by ir.

Thats correct and how I have mine set up. Everything is controled via RF to the main blaster and then either to mini 890 emitters or direct connection to a rear IR jack. The only exception is my display; because it's too far away from the blaster it is opperated by IR from the remote itself.
post #1077 of 2791
The JVC requires you to press shutdown twice to turn it off.
I modified the "turn-off" command in the device section to send it twice for the projector.

Yet, when I hit the remote "hard button" to turn everything off, the projector still does not turn off. do i need to add a delay or something? THoughts?

Thanks
Mike
post #1078 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Actuary View Post

or you could get these
logitech didn't appear to make an announcement about them, but they plug into the main blaster just like the miniblasters, but they can be attached directly to the IR receivers on the devices...

I essentially made these before they were released by buying a 2.5mm to 3.5mm mono adapter and then using the IR blaster tip cables from my old 890 w/extender...

I found that I had a hard time getting my mini blasters positioned correctly to control my stacked devices...yet when I was using the 890 I never had any issues...so I used the blaster tip cables with my 900 and had no issues

Thanks.

In theory, could I cut the ends off of these and terminate them with 3.5mm male plug and plug them into my components? (Obviously a cheaper solution would be to make my own). With this solution I could power power up to four hardwired devices from port a on the main blaster and use port b for a mini blaster without using splitters. What gauge mono would I use if I did it myself?
post #1079 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

So with the hardwire coming out of the main blaster to each component, is there an adverse effect if the component is receiving input from the blaster ir and the the ir input? Should you isolate the balster? Do you know if the components shut off over-the-air ir signals when there is a wired input?

I haven't found signals bouncing around to cause double hits...but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen. to be safe, I would specify the blaster port for any devices that get hardwired
post #1080 of 2791
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Originally Posted by Tandrin View Post

Thanks.

In theory, could I cut the ends off of these and terminate them with 3.5mm male plug and plug them into my components? (Obviously a cheaper solution would be to make my own). With this solution I could power power up to four hardwired devices from port a on the main blaster and use port b for a mini blaster without using splitters. What gauge mono would I use if I did it myself?

I honestly can't say...I'm not a make my own wires kind of guy
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