Originally Posted by HarmonySylvain
It would be helpful to be specific about exactly which
features we're talking about, please. We've rolled a lot of new functionality into MyHarmony over the last few years. and MyHarmony currently offers more features than the desktop client...
Thanks for the detailed list. One problem I have keeping up with the changes is many of these changes aren't publicized. I try to read the release notes on the logitech support site, but don't many of these changes there. So over the past 3 years, I've had to hunt for changes or guess, and I just don't have the time or patience for that. Here's all that's left on my list besides what you already mentioned. Please confirm if these features are still missing or not and pass along to management at your discretion of course.
- no way to adjust backlight timeout (600/650/700)
- no way to reorder activities (assign any activity to any hard or soft button in any order)
- no way to create an activity manually (critical when software erroneously fails to recognize a channel changing device, as it does with many motorola cable boxes, xboxes and HTPCs)
One thing the members site could do was save a local copy of your config which could be synced at any time. Like the hidden pronto hex import, I don't think this was intentional, but it was nice to have nonetheless.
- Flags, variables, conditional branching, feedback (I don't expect this to ever happen as it would be a pretty huge undertaking, but thought I'd put it out there)
- Expert mode to edit activity steps created by the wizard, import pronto hex, and raw learn (you mentioned some of these already, but I like the idea of an advanced mode where there aren't so many confirmation steps and other clicks)
- Some facility to build IP controlled devices (XML possibly?)
- Some facility to document your configuration (PDF/XML/CSV report of every function, macro, activity, device, favorites list).
- Ability to upload a config or at least recover a config for which you don't have an account (i.e., Best Buy did your config years ago and never gave you a login)
- Ability to specify a press and hold duration. This comes in handy for some projectors and for turning volume down to zero in one step or bright/dim commands for some home automation systems.
- Ability to copy commands from one device to another. For example if TV model A is missing some commands which you found in TV model B and you'd like to copy them from B to A.
- Ability to purchase additional devices. For example you have a model 600 and only need a 6th device. Pay $15 to unlock the ability to add another rather than have to buy a new remote.
- Ability to undo at least one session's worth of changes, in case you mess up your config and want to go back. This would be use for testing new devices and configurations as well.
- Ability to browse list of available device models rather than type your best guess and hope there is a match
- Ability to create global sequences, IOW, created once and shared across any/all activities.
- Ability to add buttons that do system level functions like switch device modes, key group assignments (i.e., change Vol group from device A (TV) to B (AVR), and jump to specific pages. The idea here would be for a complex device like an AVR, you could have buttons that jump to input pages, zone 1/2/3 pages, sound settings pages, level pages, etc. Kind of like a folder hierarchy.
- And for God's sake please update your device categories for the 21st century. Give BD players and streaming media boxes their own categories at last. Many modern devices are really hard to find.
In any case, the few others you mentioned would be nice to have but aren't critical. You've come a very long way, especially in the past few months. I'm very pleased with the results and really like all the additional features, especially long sequences. Nice work.