Originally Posted by tampa8
I'm not understanding I guess. If the Harmony turns on the Xbox, turns on the TV(if needed) and changes the input on the TV all with one button, doesn't that solve what he wants?
After a month of ownership, I love our 47LM7600. The picture quality is terrific, the design is beautiful, and the viewing angles are great with no color shift. That said, my wife and kids are frustrated by the overly complicated input selection, which requires cycling through inputs and selecting one (or, if using a Tivo remote or other input-selection remote, waiting for the 55-second time out which exits the input screen and changes to the last-hightlighted input). We've tried "simplifying" with a basic universal remote (something we never considered before because the Tivo remote has worked well with all the other TVs we've owned); however, that was actually worse because you're constantly clicking buttons to change the remote from sending TV IR signals to Tivo IR signals.
I didn't consider a Harmony remote because of (1) the expense and (2) I didn't think it would actually work with the macros and this LG TV. Your statement is making me think I missed something about how the Harmony remotes actually work with macros. Suppose my child leaves the TV on the Apple TV input (HDMI 3) and I want to watch the Tivo (HDMI 2). How does Harmony actually send a macro to switch to the correct input? Because the sequence of codes depends on what input the TV was previously on, it can't be a simple matter of programming the Harmony to send the TV an "input" signal, a "left cursor" signal, and a "select" signal. That would work if the TV had recently been on HDMI 3, but not if it had been on HDMI 1.I'd be curious to hear from experienced owners and universal remote user as to whether there is a way to make this LG's day-to-day input selection easier without having to grab lots of different remotes.
For those who've accessed the service menus, is there a setting that allows you to change the time out period for input selection? Specifically, if an input gets highlighted on the input selection screen and nothing happens for about about 55 seconds, the LG will switch to that device. Is there a way to change that to 10 seconds or some other value
Beyond that, I also hope that LG promptly releases a firmware update that addresses the issue mentioned elsewhere in this thread of the LG not finding a signal on any of its HDMI inputs if the device on the last-used HDMI input is turned off. It's easy to fix by cycling the TV or just turning on the HDMI device, but it's a silly bug that should be embarrassing to LG.
Finally, I really hope that LG makes the Amazon Instant app available for these TVs. How many people are actually using it in the service firmwares? Is it stable? Do folks give any credence to the statements on LG's website that say this is an Amazon issue?!? I can't believe Amazon wouldn't want as many devices to access Amazon Instant as possible.
Thanks to all who contribute valuable info to this forum.