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post #61 of 339
You don't need to purchase them at the exact same time, but I believe you had to purchase them both by the end of January. That's the company I got my remote from, I think, but you might want to check Harmony's website to see if that promotion is still actually going on.
post #62 of 339
The rebate is good until March and if you buy it from the link below you can get it for about $63 shipped. They charge sales tax in CA so I'm gonna have to pay $69. That's a hell of a deal for this remote. Yes you have to wait for the rebate so it's $93 up front but It's still a great deal in my book. Plus this company is owned by Office Depot so you know they are legit.

http://www.computers4sure.com/Produc...ductID=3854939
post #63 of 339
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Originally Posted by Wiggin78 View Post

The rebate is good until March and if you buy it from the link below you can get it for about $63 shipped. They charge sales tax in CA so I'm gonna have to pay $69. That's a hell of a deal for this remote. Yes you have to wait for the rebate so it's $93 up front but It's still a great deal in my book. Plus this company is owned by Office Depot so you know they are legit.

I ordered mine last Friday through these guys, I hope to get it in the mail by the end of the week. I'll post back with some comments after spending a few days with the remote. It's a much better deal than buying through Best Buy at $93 and it gets even better if the rebate goes through!
post #64 of 339
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Originally Posted by SoxIn4 View Post

I ordered mine last Friday through these guys, I hope to get it in the mail by the end of the week. I'll post back with some comments after spending a few days with the remote. It's a much better deal than buying through Best Buy at $93 and it gets even better if the rebate goes through!

I ordered my remote on Friday also. I think they ship from CT so it will be a while until it gets to me in CA. I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully it does everything I need it to.
post #65 of 339
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Originally Posted by Wiggin78 View Post

I ordered my remote on Friday also. I think they ship from CT so it will be a while until it gets to me in CA. I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully it does everything I need it to.

Lucky for me it shipped from Fresno, CA and is out for delivery in my area as we speak. I'll let you know how it is tomorrow. Can't wait to try it.
post #66 of 339
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Originally Posted by Wiggin78 View Post

Lucky for me it shipped from Fresno, CA and is out for delivery in my area as we speak. I'll let you know how it is tomorrow. Can't wait to try it.

I got my remote last night. I really like the look and feel of it. It is also very nice to be able to use one remote for everything. I do have a couple issues with it though.

1. I need to be able to set it up so the remote doesn't ever turn off my HD Tivo. The Tivo keeps powering down when the remote switches activities. The HD TIvo's are supposed to remain on. I made sure most of the activities don't turn off unused equipment but a couple activities don't support that function. Plus when I push the power button on the remote to turn everything off the Tivo goes off too.

2. I can't figure out the best way to get the remote to turn on the house speakers. I have a Niles Amp that outputs to the whole house system. The source can be select on my Denon receiver by selecting Zone 3 on the Denon remote and then selecting the source to output to the Niles Amp. Am I going to have to create separate strings of button pushes on the old remote and then have the Harmony remote learn each string? I need it to be as simple as possible for my wife. I would like to have an activity that says house speakers and then you can choose the source.
post #67 of 339
1. The HD-Tivo doesn't need to stay on to record shows. I turn mine off all the time. If you still want to leave it on, log onto the website.
- Click on "More Options" under the HD-Tivo.
- Click on "Adjust power settings."
- Select "I want to leave this device on all the time"

2. Why not make a custom Activity that does this? You can add whatever commands you want to send in the Activity.
post #68 of 339
I haven't been ably to figure out how to get it to send the commands i want it to. All it gives me is the ability to turn certain devices on and set them to the mode I want. How can I get it to send the commands I want?
post #69 of 339
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Originally Posted by Wiggin78 View Post

I haven't been ably to figure out how to get it to send the commands i want it to. All it gives me is the ability to turn certain devices on and set them to the mode I want. How can I get it to send the commands I want?

Click "Troubleshoot" under the Activity.
- Select "No, I want to change these settings."
- Run through the guided setup again.
- At the end when it asks you if everything is correct, select "Yes, but I want to add more control of options and devices for this Activity."
- You'll get to an option screen to add commands when an Activity begins and when it ends.
post #70 of 339
Does anyone know how to change the settings for my volume control? I use my TV's volume up/down when I'm watching my cable box, do I need to change the settings for the cable box or the TV? I've tried increasing the inter-key dellay on my TV settings but every time I press the volume +/- buttons, it raises/lowers my volume by three notches every time. I would like to set it so that it only increases/decreases by 1 unit per press of the button. Thanks in advance.
post #71 of 339
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Originally Posted by SoxIn4 View Post

Does anyone know how to change the settings for my volume control? I use my TV's volume up/down when I'm watching my cable box, do I need to change the settings for the cable box or the TV? I've tried increasing the inter-key dellay on my TV settings but every time I press the volume +/- buttons, it raises/lowers my volume by three notches every time. I would like to set it so that it only increases/decreases by 1 unit per press of the button. Thanks in advance.

see here for some help...

link to thread
post #72 of 339
Requesting some input/advice -

I was considering the Hamrony 360 and came across the Harmony 676 - can someone help me undestand the differences bewteen these 2 remotes?

Thanks.
post #73 of 339
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Originally Posted by sterno3 View Post

see here for some help...

link to thread

Thanks for your help
post #74 of 339
I was so exited to get this remote after reading all about it.
It was a snap to program (took about 10 min!)

It worked exactly as I programmed it, the first 2 times. (just watching a dvd)
Then
Lockup, nada, nothing.

Took the batteries out and in.
10 min later it came back to life - hit an activity and bam.
Lockup, total freeze - no buttons work.

I assume this is probably an isolated case and I should try a second one?

Tort
post #75 of 339
I have another issue with the remote. On all the activities I can set it so it doesn't turn of the unused devices when starting the new activity. All the activities except Watch Tivo. This activity is missing the setting to keep unused devices on. THis is an issue because there are a lot of times we switch from a dvd to TV to check something. If it turns off the DVD player then we lose our spot. This is also a problem with my 360 because I pause games sometimes to check what is on TV. If it turns the Xbox off then I lose my progress in the game. I know I can set all the components to never power off but then I can't hit power on the remote when I am done with everything and have it all turn off. Why is this setting not available for the Watch Tivo activity?
post #76 of 339
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Originally Posted by Wiggin78 View Post

I have another issue with the remote. On all the activities I can set it so it doesn't turn of the unused devices when starting the new activity. All the activities except Watch Tivo. This activity is missing the setting to keep unused devices on. THis is an issue because there are a lot of times we switch from a dvd to TV to check something. If it turns off the DVD player then we lose our spot. This is also a problem with my 360 because I pause games sometimes to check what is on TV. If it turns the Xbox off then I lose my progress in the game. I know I can set all the components to never power off but then I can't hit power on the remote when I am done with everything and have it all turn off. Why is this setting not available for the Watch Tivo activity?

I have both a D* receiver and a cable box SA8300 HDDVR and needed a remote that would operate both at the same time which is why I got the harmony. During NFL football season, I use both at the same time , so I just set up both the DVR activity and the "satellite" activity to include both pieces of equipment so when I turned on one or the other , they both came on. If I wanted to switch between the two I just pressed the activity button on top to get the menu and selected the one I needed to switch to. In either case, the "unused" equipment remained on.
post #77 of 339
Holy crap. I love this thing.
I got one today for Valentine's Day and after programming it, I'm in Heaven. EVERYTHING works perfectly with it. My HDTV, my HD DVR, my receiver, my 360, Windows Media Center. Wow. All in one remote. It's just about freakin perfect. A guy on another board told me he recently programmed his to turn on his space heater. Insane!!
post #78 of 339
Hey guys quick Q as I am looking at this remote to possibly replace my Sony RM-AV3000

Is it possible to set up an original Xbox activity that will press the Menu button to turn on the Xbox, and a double 0 press to turn it off (mine has an added power on/off IR eye, ie XIR)?
post #79 of 339
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Originally Posted by PhatheadWRX View Post

Is it possible to set up an original Xbox activity that will press the Menu button to turn on the Xbox, and a double 0 press to turn it off (mine has an added power on/off IR eye, ie XIR)?

- Yes, you can set the power on/off buttons or sequence in the Device's power settings. You can also add the extra commands in the Activity.
post #80 of 339
thanks for the reply. One more Q. is it possible to set up Activities for: watch TV, watch TiVo, Xbox360 and Xbox(could use DVD if needed)?

Also I have done the "test drive" and could not set up that many factors, I assume that there is more "free range" in the software that comes with the remote?
post #81 of 339
Yes, once you've been through an initial configuration that is a lot like the test drive, you get access to a home page where you can add additional devices and activities, as well as tweak many aspects of the setup.
post #82 of 339
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Originally Posted by PhatheadWRX View Post

Hey guys quick Q as I am looking at this remote to possibly replace my Sony RM-AV3000

I see that others have already answered your specific questions, but I just wanted to let you know I just did the exact same thing... replaced a RM-AV3000 with the 360, and I love it. I also have it set up with an X-Box and X-Box 360. I was already using a Harmony 676 upstairs, so I was very familiar with the setup of the remote. It's very easy to get up and running, but can take a *lot* of time to tweak if you want everything just perfect. Well worth it though...
post #83 of 339
Hey guys,

I'm hoping someone can help me with a few things. I've sent 4 emails to Logitech customer support, but so far nothing has worked.

I have the Harmony 360 and it struggles to control my Joytech AV Control Center 240C.

It is pretty much the backbone of my entire setup as all devices plug into it.

None of the activities change the input on the device. The Help feature does not fix the problem.

I have tried adjusting delays. no luck
I have tried relearning infa red commands. no luck.

the strange thing is that i can program the Y,A,X and B buttons to specific inputs and it works. Also, from the "devices" menu if i select the AV Switch Box option, i can select Input1, input2 etc.

It just refuses to work from any activities.

Also, after one of the logitech updates, the response from my dvd player is extremely slow (even though inter key delay is set to 200ms) and any time i use the directional buttons, it seems to send the signal to both the dvd and the HS60.

It is starting to get very frustrating as i would love to have it working to control everything.

I'd love to even be able to reset to factory settings, but i can't even seem to do that. Using the software that came with the remote literally just does nothing at all.. the screen just stays blank, and using the website, the download never begins to start the update.

frustrating.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mark.
post #84 of 339
The sort of problem where input changing works from Device mode but not from Activities mode usually means either that the inputs are not set up correctly in Activities mode (are you sure that all of your activities have the switchbox?), or else a problem with delays. Have you tried making the interdevice delay really large--like 5 or 10 seconds (5000 or 10000 milliseconds)?

How about if you include the input switching command as an activity start macro?

To speed up the DVD player, have you tried decreasing the delay still further? Reducing the number of repeats also sometimes helps.

Check the arrow keys in Customize>Change the behavior of buttons for your DVD player, and make sure that the columns to the right of the DVD player do not have any commands listed.

Downloading firmware will normally reset the Harmony.
post #85 of 339
Does anyone have any information on how to obtain the rebate form? I remember originally seeing a sticker on the box saying a $30 rebate was inside. When I got around to finally purchasing one, there was no more rebate. The rebate is supposed to end March 31 and Logitech customer service is telling me there never was a rebate on this product (which I know is incorrect).
post #86 of 339
Does anyone know how to recreate the MediaCenter activity that was there by default when the remote was new and not setup? After creating my devices, the media center activity disappeared.
post #87 of 339
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Originally Posted by Xebec View Post

Does anyone have any information on how to obtain the rebate form? I remember originally seeing a sticker on the box saying a $30 rebate was inside. When I got around to finally purchasing one, there was no more rebate. The rebate is supposed to end March 31 and Logitech customer service is telling me there never was a rebate on this product (which I know is incorrect).

the sticker was the rebate, if you peeled it off, it unfolds into a rebate
post #88 of 339
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Originally Posted by Xebec View Post

Does anyone have any information on how to obtain the rebate form? I remember originally seeing a sticker on the box saying a $30 rebate was inside. When I got around to finally purchasing one, there was no more rebate. The rebate is supposed to end March 31 and Logitech customer service is telling me there never was a rebate on this product (which I know is incorrect).

Try looking for the remote in some stores and just peel off the rebate sticker off the front of the package... someone obviously did on yours allready!
post #89 of 339
Within an activity, the LCD button assignments always seem to sort themselves by device. It messes up the order I want. Is there any way to get the remote to stop sorting the LCD button assignments by device?
post #90 of 339
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Originally Posted by ahr2003 View Post

Within an activity, the LCD button assignments always seem to sort themselves by device. It messes up the order I want. Is there any way to get the remote to stop sorting the LCD button assignments by device?

- Unfortunately, there is not a way. It's definitely one of the flaws of the Harmony line. Email Logitech and complain about it. Maybe if enough people do it, they will fix it.
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