Originally Posted by x43x
So if I hit "Watch TV" and it merely turns the TV on, then after an hour decide to "Watch a Movie", it will remember that the TV is on and only start-up the other devices? But if nothing is on and I "Watch a Movie" it will start up everything? That's pretty nifty and I'll definitely be checking it out.
Aaaaand, Amazon is out of stock. Boo.
Yeah, this is how all Harmony remotes work. I've owned like 5 of them over the years and currently use a One and 900. I had a 1000 but disliked the touch.
In any event say you have a TV, receiver, bluray player and set top box. You hit watch TV, it turns on the tv, sets it to the correct input, turns on the receiver to the correct input and turns on the set top box. All of the hard buttons are now configured for set top box control along with programmable soft buttons. Then you want to watch a BD and choose that activity. It then will change the tv and receiver inputs as needed, turn on the bluray player and turn off the set top box. The hard buttons now control the BD player. When you are done you hit power and it turns off the remaining devices but doesn't do anything dumb like turn the set top box back on.
Some people complain this isn't enough control, but for me its perfect and allows the woman to operate it. The online set up is a breeze, I just wish it better supported multiple remotes. Right now I have to use 2 separate accounts.