Originally Posted by WesN
2. Recognition Of Equipment: Yes, the Harmony website does *seem* to recognize almost everything. However, I found this does not guarantee it actually has a correct database for the controls. The control is provided for my Philips TV was about 90% wrong! (Showed the wrong buttons and/or control functions that were not supported by my TV/remote control.) My call to Harmony leads me to believe they have no intention of correcting this (and the tech confirmed they sometimes substitute a generic control configuration for less popular equipment, such as my Philips TV.)
At any rate, I solved the "Philips" and "Magnavox" problem by simply entering a random string of characters as my television model number when asked by the Harmony application. Of course, Harmony couldn't find that TV model number, and then asks me if I have the original TV remote. I did, followed the directions given by the Harmony program, and it found the correct remote information. It was a painless solution. This procedure is not limited to "Philips" TV scenarios. I use the same method for programming my Harmony remote to control any device where I do not know the model number, yet still have a remote.