Originally Posted by bodhi78
If you have to use Power Toggle then do this in the device page for the LG TV:
1. "Adjust Power Settings"
2. "I want to turn off this device when it's not in use"
3. "One button on the remote for On and Off"
4. "I don't have the original remote, but I know the command that is used:"
After this, Harmony SW will recheck the activities to ensure everything is still correct.
You can also go into each activity and look at the sequence to verify that at the beginning of each activity the TV is turned on (select "Review the settings for this Activity").
Under the "Device Status / Actions", the TV Power Toggle is sent with "LG TV is on" (or something similar).
Thanks bodhi78, but I don't recall seeing these options on the basic website (myharmony) that I was directed to in the instructions that came with the 650. Are you refering to the stand alone software?
Originally Posted by mdavej
Bcab, what exactly do you mean when you say your tv model was not found? I just tried it myself and got an exact match. I even analyzed the discrete power codes and get an exact match with those documented by LG and those found in other remote databases. Are you sure you entered the model number correctly? You are right that like sony, most LG TVs share the same codes.
I don't think the stand-alone software will help you in this case, which you can get HERE
. But whether you use discrete power commands or not, harmony will remember the power state of each device and only send power toggle when needed. For this tracking to work, you have to use the harmony exclusively.
There is a way to test these discrete codes with many one-for-all and cable remotes. If you want to try it, post your cable remote model and I'll tell you how.
mdave, when I originally entered the LG model number I had added two letters to the end of it (which I got from the back of the tv). When I entered this number the website software said it did not find that number, and then recommended a different LG model number (it wasn't even a LV series), and since I was so sure that I had it correct, I declined the suggested number and stayed with the original one I entered. I assume that Harmony used whatever LG tv codes it thought would work, because many of them did.
Interestingly, the Harmony tech asked me for my myharmony login info so he could go in and make changes to try to fix the problem. At one point he did say that he found the correct LG model number, and he asked me to resync the remote. The correct model number ended up on the remote, but it didn't fix the problem. I'm starting to wonder if maybe this particular LG model doesn't respond to discrete power codes...but I've never heard of that being a "model specific" issue before.
I know I must be missing something because I didn't see many options to customize the macros (activities) on the myharmony site. I have the original oem LG remote with a power toggle button, yet I didn't even see where I could "learn" a code from another remote, let alone how to make modifications to the activities macros (or how to program the "all off" button).
I have custom programmed my own URC MX-810 for my fairly complicated home theater and lighting system, including many multi-step macros and scenes, which is why my initial Harmony experience has been a bit frustrating. I'm sure it's not the 650...it's my lack of knowledge. That's why I'm turning to the experts for help.
Another issue (though not as important) is with the names of the devices as they appear on the remote screen. Each device is listed with it's full manufacturer name plus a long model number. I would much rather they be labled "TV", "RECEIVER", and "CABLE BOX" (I would even like to get rid of the "Microsoft" from XBOX). Is there some way to change the screen label names for the devices?