Originally Posted by mdavej
To save a few button presses you're making this way harder than it needs to be
. When you're not in an activity, use device mode for just your lights
. Then add your lights to all your activities so they're always handy. We've established harmony won't work outside of activities or devices, so there's no way around that. A dedicated lights activity is a bad idea IMO since constantly switching between activities is awkward, slow and unreliable. I've had a home automation system for nearly 20 years and used it with harmony for a few of them until I found a better solution. This method works very well.
Yes I agree this is way harder than it should be, but if I did it that way its just as bad. I am walking into a total dark, no windows room. I used to pick up my remote and hit any hard button and my lights would come on. Since this is not possible with the 900 Option A
is to go into the devices and turn it on that way. Since you can not change the order of the devices
on the 900 I have to then flip thru the pages until the lights device pops up. This is not much different as somebody else mention as flipping thru all the remotes to get the right one. Option B
is to set it up in "Activities" the good thing here is that at least I can reorder the "Activities" in a way that works for me unlike in "Devices". The problem here is it keeps my remote in the "Lights On" activity when I would rather it boot me back to the main menu for a selection of a real activity. Not much flexibility here.
GaryJ is correct on doing the pre-purchase homework, but this was a gift not a purchase. I was doing research previously for a remote with more flexibility and options but the 900 landed on my lap, so I am stuck with it for a while at least and the Parrot
Another issue I am having is with these icons, you can't add your own and there selection is pathetic. No Blu-Ray icon... Really?