Yes! Here we go:
Originally Posted by zamboniman
Well I picked up the smart control thinking (hoping) it was the solution I've been waiting for. Got it all programmed up. Was excited loving the new remote especially the simple hard button remote. Everything is well in the world at 2AM. Morning time I'm all excited to share the joys of new found AV simplicity. Hand the remote to my 2yr old daughter and she stumbles on a HUGE issue in a matter of seconds.
I HOPE there is an easy fix.
Basically if you push an activity button on the hard remote more than once the whole system gets out of sync. If using the app it seems smart enough to "remember" where it was last and you can't "click" an activity twice. However grab that hard remote and one push all is great... another push.. and you're in remote hell. You're scrambling for those remotes now buried in the drawer to get everything back in sync.
Any thoughts on this? Known issue? Workarounds? Fix coming?
So far the "smart remote" was derailed from family acceptance in less than 30 seconds. It's nothing but a wowee novelty currently and not something that can be counted on.
As a side note I've also realized that my older vizio TV that lacks discrete input selection as well as power commands is a limiting factor as well. I've tried a few other models in the setup based on some quick google searching but the TV doesn't seem to accept the newer commands.
Seems like you've found the hidden Help feature on the Smart Control!
Pressing an Activity button again
after it has powered on assumes the Activity didn't start correctly, and triggers an algorithm that tries to get your devices back to their correct states. The efficiency of this algorithm depends on how many non-discrete devices are in your Activity, and the Activity button may need to be pressed multiple times in order to get to the correct states. Using it when your Activity has actually started properly will of course, as you say, be disruptive...
Has anyone else noticed this feature? How is it working for you?