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post #2461 of 2789
No. You need the login ID to make changes. The alternative would be starting from the beginning.
post #2462 of 2789
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Originally Posted by LiQiCE View Post

Two quick questions - back in 2009, Wannabe said that he knew why the 900 couldn't do sequences but he was under NDA for 3 years. Those 3 years should be up - so did he ever divulge why the 900 can't do sequences? Sorry I've tried reading through the thread but didn't see it.
Also - I have an RXV-1900 Yamaha receiver and whenever I switch activities and it switched HDMI inputs, the 900 first sends a PowerOn command to the receiver. This happens even if the receiver has already been turned on via another activity on the remote.
The problem is - the receiver sometimes doesn't receive the input switch command after being sent the PowerOn command - so occasionally the activity doesn't work.
Is there a way to tell the Harmony not to do this? I used to have an 890 and I don't remember it ever doing this.

Anyone?
post #2463 of 2789
No sequences.
Try a delay between commands.
post #2464 of 2789
Question, I have a harmony one, I have a monster power 2550ir (comes with ir transmitter and 6 "mini blasters"). All of my gear is in a separate room and the one does pretty good with the transmitter. I just picked up a light switch for my room that has an ir remote for dimming, works good, providing the remote is pointed at the switch (behind me). I want to eliminate the need to point a remote directly at the switch.

My question is.. Is there any difference between my setup with the "one", and a 900 setup? Would I have to put a "mini blaster" in direct line of the light switch to operate it with a 900?
Would it be worth the upgrade to a 900?

Thanks.
post #2465 of 2789
yes, yes and yes.
post #2466 of 2789
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

yes, yes and yes.
Thanks Gary,
Ok, so the 900 would be better, why? Maybe because, I can leave the rf receiver in the room with my gear, right?
My monster needs to be seen by the remote, stays in main room with wire going to power center.
If I get 900 and leave the monster set up as it is, would the system react faster/better, or would it receive the codes twice from 2 different sources and mess everything up?

Thanks again.
post #2467 of 2789
You will have more consistent hits with the 900- less missed IR sent. You can leave out components so experiment with the monster.
post #2468 of 2789
You pick which devices get IR or RF, so no double codes. Your situation is normal and is handled easily by any RF remote without issue.

Just realize going from a One to a 900 you do gain RF, but you also lose sequences (if you don't know what that is, then you won't miss them). Also the 900 is quite a bit more expensive than a One.
post #2469 of 2789
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

You pick which devices get IR or RF, so no double codes. Your situation is normal and is handled easily by any RF remote without issue.
Just realize going from a One to a 900 you do gain RF, but you also lose sequences (if you don't know what that is, then you won't miss them). Also the 900 is quite a bit more expensive than a One.
Thanks for the info, when you talk sequences, do you mean certain functions in certain sequences? ie: I press "watch tv", the remote sends codes to my devices in certain "sequences" to accomplish "watch tv" by engaging my devices in the order/sequence I specified?
post #2470 of 2789
No. Those are activities. All harmonys have those. Sequences are an arbitrary group of up to 5 commands you put on any button, similar to how favorites work. For example, after you run Watch TV, imagine you'd like to have a single button to toggle captions on your cable or satellite box and it takes 4 or 5 commands to do so. You can easily assign this group of commands to a single button on a One, but it's impossible on a 900.
post #2471 of 2789
Thanks for clearing that up mdavej!
post #2472 of 2789
Hello

I recently received a 900 after sending my 890 pro back to Logitech . I have to say the 900 seems sluggish with respect to response time especially when using the RF. also the distance seems to be an issue sometimes. Anyway to correct this? I know the 890 pro had a option to increase response time. Any way to increase signal performance either through a mod or placement.

The rf unit is with in a cabinet and I would say with in a radius of 50 ft and 2 Sheetrock walls is my operating distance.

Thanks
RSP
post #2473 of 2789
harmony denied me the discount code. Is this one of those things where it depends on what rep you get, or it is what it is???
post #2474 of 2789
199.00 at amazon right now
post #2475 of 2789
Sorry if this has been addressed already... My 3 year old 900 is not waking up properly. Shaking it does nothing and it's a crapshoot whether or not pressing the buttons will bring it up. Any thoughts?
post #2476 of 2789
i have had that happen before and a battery pull has worked for me
post #2477 of 2789
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Originally Posted by shamus View Post

199.00 at amazon right now
So tempted to get one for the HT, already have 2, 1 for the family room, 1 in the bedroom. Are there any news of a replacement coming soon, holiday time? If not, I think I'll just grab this one from Amazon then. cool.gif
post #2478 of 2789
harmony touch is out.. not sure if I would call it a replacement.. more like an alternative
post #2479 of 2789
But the Touch does not have RF, so it is more of a upgrade to the Harmony One.
post #2480 of 2789
Sorry if this has been answered already as I did make an honest effort to search the thread. I'm wondering if it's possible to control any of my equipment with a direct cable connection between the 900 series blaster and the IR port of some of my devices (e.g. Slingbox, PCH C-200, DirecTV HR34 etc.). I've checked some of the device forums and most of the info was dated (i.e. DirecTV used to work but stopped working about a year ago etc.). I was also wondering if it's possible to do this if I could use a splitter to still connect the two IR emitters that come with the 900?
post #2481 of 2789
Hi guys. Ive been a Harmony user for several years but this is my first time dealing with RF & IR blasters. Anyways, I just got the Harmony 900 this past weekend via the Logitech VIP store for $139 shipped. Factory refurbished but looks brand new. Anyways, My equipment is all on shelves that do not have space in front to place the included blasters, and my TV is wall mounted so I really dont have anywhere to put the blasters. I read through a few dozen pages of this thread and found a few discussions alluding to it however I just wanted to confirm.

Im planning to pick up a pair of mono 2.5mm - 3.5mm adapters: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10429&cs_id=1042909&p_id=7121&seq=1&format=2

And pick up a pair of stick-on IR emitters: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/130791237697?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2729wt_1393

This way I can just stick the emitters to my devices and disable the blaster that is built into the RF receiver.

Is my assumption correct? Is there any reason this wouldn't work? Thanks!
post #2482 of 2789
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Originally Posted by burnski View Post

My equipment is all on shelves that do not have space in front to place the included blasters, and my TV is wall mounted so I really dont have anywhere to put the blasters.
Yup, that ***should*** work.

Depending upon the geometry of the blaster placement you might not even need the emitters. For example, I have the blaster placed on top of the equipment stack in my media closet and it is aimed to reflect off the opposite wall and to the components placed below. The blaster itself is powerful enough that it works well. YMMV.
post #2483 of 2789
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Originally Posted by bluechunks View Post

Yup, that ***should*** work.
Depending upon the geometry of the blaster placement you might not even need the emitters. For example, I have the blaster placed on top of the equipment stack in my media closet and it is aimed to reflect off the opposite wall and to the components placed below. The blaster itself is powerful enough that it works well. YMMV.

Hi, thanks for the reply. I have tried using all 3 of the blasters in several positions and I can hit most of my devices, but never the blu-ray. I figure by going with these mini stick-on's It wont be a problem and I dont have to worry about the dog brushing a blaster and screwing up the aiming.

EDIT: also, my main blaster is pointed at a couch so it dosent bounce LOL. But its the only way I could get it to catch my satellite receiver. then I have the two extender blasters pointed at my AV receiver & TV respectively.
post #2484 of 2789
Been loving it, but the fact that my remote never chooses the right source (yes programed and set as much as I could to my samsung) makes me die inside a little. Why couldn't they just have a source physical button... ?
post #2485 of 2789
If the Help button selects the correct input it is an indication that the TV need more time before reposnding to commands when it is turn on. Search this thread for "delay" and increase the setting.
post #2486 of 2789
I know about the help button. I have to do that every time. I guess I can try the delay, even though I don't think that's the problem. It rarely seems to pick the right source. I'd rather just have control of it with a physical button though.
post #2487 of 2789
I seemed to have misplaced where you can edit the delay too...
post #2488 of 2789
Devices, Settings, Adjust the delays.
post #2489 of 2789
I'll have to look again. Thanks
post #2490 of 2789
Changed it to 4000 ms, didn't seem to change anything. The source menu still stays up. I guess I'll have to keep fixing it manually.
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