Originally Posted by upi
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Now with that said, I purchased a harmony 1100 for the family 2 weeks ago, but I HAVE NO IDEA how to program the 'Watch DVD' activity to select/change the OPPOs inputs to the rear HDMI1 input. Can anyone out there PLEASE walk me through the steps of programming the harmony, as Logitech's customer support says that there is no phone customer-support available on refurbished remotes(NOW i find out its refurbished, …thanks Tigerdirect !)
ANY help would be greatly appreciated !!!
Thanks very much everyone.
First of all, welcome to AVS and to this Thread!
There's a whole Forum here dedicated to programmable remotes, and that's where the Harmony experts hang out. If you ask there how to do this, they will undoubtedly be able to walk you through the steps.
Here's what you need to know:
In your Harmony configuration, there will be a Device definition for the OPPO player. You need to insure that the Device definition knows the "Input" button on the OPPO remote and also the numeric digits. If, for example, it doesn't have an entry for the Input button you can "Learn" that into the Device configuration. (Harmony remote connected to your computer and your Harmony configuration open on the computer -- follow the instructions to adjust buttons in the OPPO Device definition, and Learn a new button.)
You can now tell the OPPO to change to a specific input by sending the Input button followed by a digit. For example, Input-3 will select the 3rd line in the Input pop-up menu. (For this to work you need the latest firmware in your OPPO. Check Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and confirm the "Main" firmware version number ends 1220.) Just try Input-digit with the regular OPPO remote and you'll see how it works.
Now you need to get that into an Activity, like "Watch DVD". One of the options for editing an Activity will allow you to add more commands. So you could put the Input-digit combo in the set of things that get sent to the OPPO when that Activity starts up. Voila!
What you probably can not do is tell the Harmony the OPPO knows about Input selections -- as if it was a Receiver. Harmony is not expecting Blu-ray players to be able to do that.