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I do. mastro ?
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Does anyone want to buy a new harmony 900 never opened ? I have one !
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This is more a Harmony software specific question. I was wondering during a activity can I turn on my amp switch the input then turn it off?

My receiver has pass-through video/audio, so whatever is the last input (eg cable/sat) it will pass it through to my tv.

Thanks
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In theory, it should be possible to send any discrete command (even power off) during an activity but personally, I've never tried it?! I'm traveling at the moment; otherwise, I'd give it a try for you.
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Thanks I may take a look at it when I get home as well.

Thanks.
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Hello everyone. I'm not new to Harmony but I am new to the 900. Here's my question and its probably be asked b4. If so I apologize. The only computer I have at this point to use to program my remote is a Apple MacBook Pro. Will this work? I've always had a PC b4 so this new territory for. Any tips to using MacBook I should know? Thanks for the help. .
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Hello everyone. I'm not new to Harmony but I am new to the 900. Here's my question and its probably be asked b4. If so I apologize. The only computer I have at this point to use to program my remote is a Apple MacBook Pro. Will this work? I've always had a PC b4 so this new territory for. Any tips to using MacBook I should know? Thanks for the help. .

Yes it will work on a Mac.
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Hello everyone. I'm not new to Harmony but I am new to the 900. Here's my question and its probably be asked b4. If so I apologize. The only computer I have at this point to use to program my remote is a Apple MacBook Pro. Will this work? I've always had a PC b4 so this new territory for. Any tips to using MacBook I should know? Thanks for the help. .

Yes it will work on a Mac.

Thanks Rehan. Appreciate the help. I've spent the past month completely redoing my theater. New 159" screen, Onkyo 818 avr and Polk speakers. Plus remote light dimmers and whole slew of other upgrades. Also custom built a AV rack. I'm wiped out. Almost ready to program remote and start enjoying all the hard work, just in time for football season, biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Thanks Rehan. Appreciate the help. I've spent the past month completely redoing my theater. New 159" screen, Onkyo 818 avr and Polk speakers. Plus remote light dimmers and whole slew of other upgrades. Also custom built a AV rack. I'm wiped out. Almost ready to program remote and start enjoying all the hard work, just in time for football season, biggrin.gif

That sounds great. Share some pictures when you get a chance! Which lights are you using with your Harmony? I just recently set up some lights for my URC remote and my wife loves it.
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Originally Posted by Rehan View Post

Yes it will work on a Mac.
Additionally don't bother with the software on the Logitech CD in the box and simply download the current version of the Harmony software for Mac (ver 7.8.1) as earlier versions don't work with Mac OSX 10.8.

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Originally Posted by Rehan View Post

Yes it will work on a Mac.
Additionally don't bother with the software on the Logitech CD in the box and simply download the current version of the Harmony software for Mac (ver 7.8.1) as earlier versions don't work with Mac OSX 10.8.

smile.gif

Thanks for the info. Will it open and download when I plug the remote in? If not, do I just go to Harmony website and download from there? Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Thanks for the info. Will it open and download when I plug the remote in? If not, do I just go to Harmony website and download from there? Thanks again!
No, it won't, you can download the Mac software here http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/harmony-900?file=http://www.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/harmony/LogitechHarmonyRemote7.7.0-WIN-x86.exe&crid=410&bit=32&section=downloads&osid=27
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Thanks for the info. Will it open and download when I plug the remote in? If not, do I just go to Harmony website and download from there? Thanks again!
No, it won't, you can download the Mac software here http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/harmony-900?file=http://www.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/harmony/LogitechHarmonyRemote7.7.0-WIN-x86.exe&crid=410&bit=32&section=downloads&osid=27


Thanks again! This should be easy now. I know I know, I just ensured something will go wrong for sure now. smile.gif I love my Harmony remotes but not looking forward to programming. Advantage this time is I can carry laptop out into theater and do my checks without running back and forth between rooms.
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... you can download the Mac software here ...
Nice to provide the link Rehaz, thanks. I'm on MacBook and as of a few weeks ago, the Logitech software was still a problem for me. I'll try again to see if that has changed. I've got an ancient Toshiba running XP for the sole purpose of Harmony updates.
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I m looking for a way to automatically start my HTPC with one remote button press on my HR900. Is this possible and if so HOW do i config this exactly?

I own a ASROCK H61M-ITX (http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-ITX/?cat=Speci​fications). I find in the specs that my motherboard supports ''ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events'' but I have no idea what this means and if I can use this for my purpose. I also use Eventghost by the way. Of course I also have a IR receiver that is USB connected to my motherboard
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I m looking for a way to automatically start my HTPC with one remote button press on my HR900. Is this possible and if so HOW do i config this exactly?
I can confirm that it is possible but I can't provide any specifics for your particular HTPC.

If it helps, I have an Intel NUC (Celeron 847) running OpenELEC (Linux for XBMC). For the IR receiver I have a inexpensive surplus Microsoft Media Center compatible IR receiver (a HP unit like the photo below). By programing the 900 as a "Media Center PC" ==> Microsoft ==> MCE-1039 I am able to wake and put the HTPC to sleep as long as I have XBMC's shutdown option set to "standby." Otherwise the unit powers off and the wake command does not work since the IR port is not monitored when the HTPC is powered off. There is an IR standard for Microsoft Media Standard compatible IR media devices, I forget the exact nomenclature at the moment, but if your IR receiver is compatible it can be made to work.

I hope this helps in some fashion.


Edited by bluechunks - 8/14/13 at 4:25am
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Thanks for your quick reply Blue.

OpenELEC is not possible for me because I need my D-Box decoder software that only works on a windows based system.

I also have a inexpensive IR RC6 dongle like yours that works the exact same as the MCE dongle. I use the Lenovo IR dongle.

You don t need to program the 900 as Media Center PC per se. When you run Eventghost there are Windows options you can config like putting the computer to sleep, restart it etc. etc. You can assign remote commands to these macro's.

But what I m looking for is a way to wake a pc from 'shutdown mode' with the HR900. This should be possible I think and I m trying to figure out how to.
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Thanks for your quick reply Blue.

OpenELEC is not possible for me because I need my D-Box decoder software that only works on a windows based system.

I also have a inexpensive IR RC6 dongle like yours that works the exact same as the MCE dongle. I use the Lenovo IR dongle.

You don t need to program the 900 as Media Center PC per se. When you run Eventghost there are Windows options you can config like putting the computer to sleep, restart it etc. etc. You can assign remote commands to these macro's.

But what I m looking for is a way to wake a pc from 'shutdown mode' with the HR900. This should be possible I think and I m trying to figure out how to.
Ok, I'm with you now.

I'd take a look at the ACPI wiki if you have not done so already. I think what you are looking for is a Wake from G2/S5 (soft off) as during a full shutdown everything is de-powered except for the system clock.

FWIW, My Intel BIOS has settings for S5, but I have not been able to get the IR (via USB) to respond to anything beyond G1/S3. (Edit: this is why.)

Perhaps your ASRock BIOS, even through it has an Intel chipset, has some options for this so the USB (IR) is responsive during S5? Otherwise I suspect you will need to find a way to send a signal from the Harmony to a networked device so it can wake via the LAN. And you are correct---this should be possible in some fashion (in theory).

What that is, I have no idea. If you do eventually find a solution can you share it here?
Edited by bluechunks - 8/14/13 at 7:38am
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

But what I m looking for is a way to wake a pc from 'shutdown mode' with the HR900. This should be possible I think and I m trying to figure out how to.

A solution?

http://www.simerec.com/PCS-2.html
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Does anybody with a 900 use a rf dimmer for their lights? I want to be able to turn the lights on/off and dim from the remote. I was looking at This Insteon dimmer. I have not been able to find if it does or does not work. Let me know if it is possible. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Pain Infliction View Post

Does anybody with a 900 use a rf dimmer for their lights? I want to be able to turn the lights on/off and dim from the remote. I was looking at This Insteon dimmer. I have not been able to find if it does or does not work. Let me know if it is possible. Thanks

You have to go with a ir light dimmer. Logitech uses a proprietary RF system that doesn't work with other rf systems. I had this issues last yr and contacted Logitech for an answer. I bought this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EG8ULG/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

You have to go with a ir light dimmer ... I bought this [Lutron Maestro] ...

Ditto that. Works great. In my case, I was installing into a light that was operated by two different switches, on different walls. A so called "3 Pole" wiring arrangement. Because of that, I had to buy the kit Lutron makes for this specific situation. A little more expensive, and 5 minutes extra install time. But again, works great. 👍
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Actually, I found a solution. It is this dimmer and this IR converter that will do the job. Ordered it this morning and I will let you guys know how it goes when I get it.
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Sounds good. My first preference was RF so line of sight was never an issue, but the IR bounces everywhere, and it has been 100% responsive 100% of the time.

Now that I say that, I'll go home tonight and it won't work smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mogrub View Post

Sounds good. My first preference was RF so line of sight was never an issue, but the IR bounces everywhere, and it has been 100% responsive 100% of the time.

Now that I say that, I'll go home tonight and it won't work smile.gif

I will just put the ir receiver next to the logitec blaster like my other ir repeater system. I hope this works because this is a 120 dollar light switch if not.
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You'll make it work. Keep us posted. 👍
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Originally Posted by mogrub View Post

Sounds good. My first preference was RF so line of sight was never an issue, but the IR bounces everywhere, and it has been 100% responsive 100% of the time.

Now that I say that, I'll go home tonight and it won't work smile.gif

I agree RF was first choice but IR has never failed me.
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Hello everyone,

I'm Sylvain from the Harmony Team at Logitech. Some of you may have seen my posts in the Harmony Ultimate & Harmony Smart Control threads. I created a poll on these boards to get everyone's thoughts on Harmony remotes and use cases around home automation.

Please take a moment to respond to this poll whenever possible - your feedback is valued!

Harmony Remotes and Home Automation Poll

Thanks in advance

Sylvain
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I've seen some of your posts, and will be happy to respond. 👍
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Hey guys. I searched for the answer for my problem, but am not having any luck. If anyone would be able and willing to help me, it would be greatly appreciated.
I am not new to the Logitech Harmony remotes, and have had my 900 for a few months. IR system was all professionally installed along with the Sony KDLSSEX500-TV, Denon AVR4800-Receiver and Samsung BD-C5500-DVD player. Everything has worked well for years. Recently the remote seemed to be less responsive, so looking to maybe update it? I plugged it in to my Mac and found that the software I had was not working at all. So I uploaded the new software with the fix and now I have a problem.
My problem is in the software for programming the remote. My TV is the Method 1 style with 1 input button that controls the cycle and selection of input channels. My problem is that the input I use on my TV is not a choice on the "What input or channel does your Sony TV need to be on"? while setting up Activity:Watch TV. I use Component 1, and the software always defaults to DVD, and now there isn't a Component 1 input shown. I'd be willing to just plug the wires into Component 2 if I could, but it's not there either. Am I doing something wrong?Could anyone help me please? This is very frustrating.confused.gif
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