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post #1831 of 1844
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Originally Posted by AndrewFG View Post

Are there any unique I/R codes for power on and power off? In my setup I have a Sony TV, Yamaha receiver, Oppo blu-ray and HTPC. All of these devices seem to have one I/R code that either turns power on or power off. This is a problem if one of the devices gets in the wrong on/off state, because all the Harmony programs turn the device on when it should be off and vice-versa. My question is if there are any specific unique I/R codes that explicitly turn these devices just on, or just off? And if so, how do I modify my existing programs to use those codes instead of using the toggle type codes?

So you currently have what model of Harmony remote?
post #1832 of 1844
Every device you listed has discrete on and off codes already. Just choose the ones named "on" and "off" in the device settings. If they're missing, pick a different model of the same brand. If they're still missing, ask and I can post the codes that you can email to Logitech support.

You can also use the Help sequence to get back in sync. On most Harmony's it's a button, but on the smart you run the activity again and again until the problem is corrected.

EDIT: I forgot to add HTPC power can be tricky. The best way is to use discrete on for wake (depending on your dongle), and let the PC sleep on its own, with the help of MST. Other ways present a lot of problems.
Edited by mdavej - 4/20/14 at 9:30am
post #1833 of 1844
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Every device you listed has discrete on and off codes already. Just choose the ones named "on" and "off" in the device settings.

Many thanks for the advice. In the original Harmony set up wizard it asks you the questions "I use a single button to turn my device on and off" versus "I use two separate buttons my device on and off". So I had to go back to the individual device settings and select the latter answer, even if it is not strictly true, since in fact all the original manufacturer remotes actually have one button. But in any case replacing the single PowerToggle command by two separate PowerOn and PowerOff commands did solve the problem.

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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I forgot to add HTPC power can be tricky. The best way is to use discrete on for wake (depending on your dongle), and let the PC sleep on its own, with the help of MST. Other ways present a lot of problems.

In my case for the HTPC I replaced the single PowerToggle command by two separate PowerOn and PowerOff commands just like all the other devices, and that worked just fine.
post #1834 of 1844
Problem with power off on an HTPC is you can shut it off in the middle if a recording. I'd rather avoid that.

Very few remotes have discrete on/off, but lots of devices respond to discrete commands. So you can generally ignore what your original remotes do.
post #1835 of 1844
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Problem with power off on an HTPC is you can shut it off in the middle if a recording. I'd rather avoid that.

Ah yes. In my case I use this particular HTPC for playback only, so I am probably Ok.
post #1836 of 1844
Has there been any mention of IP control? It seems silly to me that this has not been added. Almost all new AV receivers, Satellite/Cable boxes and streaming devices support this communication which is more reliable and robust than IR control.

Support of Global Cache devices also seems like a no brainer.
post #1837 of 1844
I think IP support would be great since as you said, more devices are coming out with IP support and it avoids line of sight issues.

As for support the Global Cache ITtach devices, I wouldn't hold my breath.

It's unclear what the business model would be for Logitech to provide free support for devices they don't make. There is no money in it for them. Maybe if they buy Global Cache?

That being said I wish they did that. I have one of those iTach devices and it's been sitting in a box for 6 months! This is because I can't decide whether to go the iRule road (and use an Android tablet) or Roomie Remote and go IOS.

The IOS solution looks easier but it requires buying an IOS device I don't have and also they nickel and dime you on the software, the base software only support two devices I think.

OTOH the iRule devices costs $99 (IIRC) and supports a ton of devices but (IMHO anyway) the programming interface is so counter-intuitive it's too hard for me to get my head around.

If Logitech came out with an IP controlled system using their current Wizard based software, I would jump on it almost immediately.
post #1838 of 1844
Ian, I can not for the life of me get this thing(smart Control) to maintain it's WiFi connectivity. I've tried all solutions suggested on the support forums multiple times, with some success. It does not like my network, yet every other device (Dish Hopper, Panasonic GT50, DLink bridge, Denon AVR 1913, PS3, Wii, Apple TV, 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, HP printer) have no problems. I'm at a loss here.
post #1839 of 1844
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Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post

I think IP support would be great since as you said, more devices are coming out with IP support and it avoids line of sight issues.

As for support the Global Cache ITtach devices, I wouldn't hold my breath.

It's unclear what the business model would be for Logitech to provide free support for devices they don't make. There is no money in it for them. Maybe if they buy Global Cache?

A couple of things that the Global Cache devices could offer would be the ability to control serial devices (like projectors, TVs and AVRs) and contact closures and relays (projector screens, shades).

I currently use Roomie remote and really like it. Only problem is i still would like to have a hard remote for controlling things like volume.
post #1840 of 1844
Correct me if I am wrong but I think you can dedicate the volume up and down buttons on your IOS device to volume up and down for one specific device in your setup. For most people that would be the AVR I guess?

It wouldn't work for me since I use Vol Up/Down for the AVR when watching from my media players but for OTA TV I use the TV's Volume Up/Down
post #1841 of 1844
Ok, finally got it all squared away, but I'm having a problem programming the PS button for a PS3, any tips?
post #1842 of 1844
I have a PS3 with a standard Logitech Harmony One remote. But since the PS3 remote is Bluetooth it only works because because I have the Logitech IR to BT adapter. And that device is in the Harmony database.

Without it the only way to control the PS3 is to use one of the hacked USB IR adapters but they have limited functionality. For example you can't turn on the PS3 with them and turning the PS3 off is a macro sequence that works sometimes.

I would suggest looking for this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-Harmony-Remote-Adapter-for-PlayStation-3-PS3-IR-to-Bluetooth-/360913890942?pt=US_Remote_Controls&hash=item540824ee7e

That makes the PS3 almost faultless in being able to be controlled by any Harmony remote.
post #1843 of 1844
Ryan25 (Ichiu7),

My son took his PS3 away to college. Therefore; I have a Harmony PS3-IR-Bluetooth adapter that is no longer needed. PM me if you are interested?
post #1844 of 1844
Thanks guys, but I have the Harmony Smart which has BT built-in. I can control all functions as all buttons are pre-programmed EXCEPT the PS button...
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