Originally Posted by travis33
I'm not very familliar with Harmony remotes, and I have a pretty simple (but long winded) question:
The surround settings on my HK A525 reciever require you to toggle through 3 settings on DPLII (movie, music, emulate) by pressing the same buttom. Can I program a "Listen to music" button that will switch it directly to the "music" setting. Then, if I press the TV button, will it go back to the "movie" mode? Since the reciever requires one button to toggle, it seems like it would be difficult for the Harmony to go directly to the other setting. If I set up a macro that would "press" the button twice (in order to toggle twice) it would probably wouldn't know what mode I'm in and might put me in the wrong mode. So, if I was in "music" DPLII mode, and I hit the "listen to music music" button on my Harmony by accident, I wouldn't want it to toggle to "Movie" DPLII mode, I'd want it to reckognize that I was already in "music" mode and do nothing. Is this possible?
I could not find A525 model, but I found AVR 525. If that's the case receiver remembers your surround settings for each source. In case you watch movie using, e.g., DVD inputs, and listen to music, using CD audio inputs, you don't need to switch surround mode, receiver will.
And you always can put that button into activity's screen.
In case you use the same device, e.g., DVD changer, to listen and to watch I would simply split audio cables to use different inputs on the receiver.