Originally Posted by MLXXXp
I have my Harmony 880 properly selecting inputs on my HL-T5687 but it's a bit tricky to set up. This TV has discrete commands for the inputs but they don't always match the Harmony names and there doesn't seem to be one that works properly for HDMI3.
For HDMI1 you need to use InputHDMI2V2. For HDMI2 you use InputHDMI2V3. Since you can't select HDMI3 directly, you need to first select HDMI2 and then cycle forward to HDMI3. It turns out that to cycle forward you use InputHDMI1.
I think most of the other inputs map properly to their similar Harmony names but you may have to experiment a little.
I have my 880 set up with activities that need to select Antenna, AV1, Component1, HDMI1, HDMI2 and HDMI3. Here's how I did it using the Harmony setup program:
- Select the "Devices" tab and then press the "Settings" button for your TV.
- Select "Adjust inputs" and click on "Next >"
- For "How do you change inputs ... ?" select "Method 4" (for Toshiba TVs, etc.) and click on "Next >". (Note that if you don't need HDMI3 then you should be able to select "Method 2" and use the Harmony codes that I described above for HDMI1 and HDMI2, along with the other discreet codes for the other inputs. Ignore the rest of my post, in this case, and just follow the Harmony instructions.)
- Review and change inputs if necessary, as described. Set up only the inputs that you need, name them what you want, and delete the rest. Click on "Next >".
- For "Remote button displays source inputs menu" select InputHDMI2v3. (This will set the TV to input HDMI2 as a starting point.)
- For "Remote button confirms the source input" select -None-. Note that the next time you enter this screen, this field will revert back to -Select command-, forcing you to set it to -None- again. I suppose you could probably select Exit here, to prevent this.
- For Antenna (or TV or whatever you named it; same with the rest) select InputAntenna.
- For AV1 select InputVideo1
- For Component1 select InputComponent1
- For HDMI1 select InputHDMI2V2
- For HDMI2 select -None- (HDMI2 will already be selected as our starting point. No need to select it again). Again, you could probably use Exit instead of -None-.
- For HDMI3 select InputHDMI1 (which will advance forward from our base HDMI2).
- Click on "Next >" and follow the remaining instructions to complete the exercise. You can now use the input names that you used to set up the proper input for each activity.
Now, wasn't that fun?
Replying here because this was the first result on Google when searching for: "Harmony 880" HL61A750 HDMI3. Maybe it will help someone else who has had the same problem I was experiencing...
I had the exact same problem with my new Samsung HL61A750 and my Harmony 880 -- the discreet code for the HDMI3/DVI input actually rotated to the next input, instead of directly activating HDMI3.
In the Harmony configuration tool, I replaced the HL61A750 with the same model, but smaller sized HL52A750, and the code for the HDMI3 input now works great. All the other inputs appear to work as well -- I've got a device connected to just about every one. Here are the commands that worked in the Logitech setup tool:
HDMI1: InputHDMI1 (TiVo HD)
HDMI2: InputHDMI2 (Philips DVD recorder)
HDMI3/DVI: InputHDMI3 (Sony PS3)
Component1: InputComponent1 (Xbox 360)
Component2: InputComponent2 (Xbox classic with XBMC)
AV1/S-Video: InputSVideo (Sony Handycam)
AV2: InputAV2 (Motorola/Comcast standard definition cable box)
PC: InputPC (Windows Media Center)
Source List: InputNext
Source select (when in list): Select
Now the next problem I have to solve is why the digital audio output doesn't seem to pass surround signals to my receiver. Seemingly I only get stereo sound out of the optical input, even though the source signal is 5.1. This means lots of program material is lost, especially on surround sources that have the main dialog only on the center channel. I first noticed it on cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid 4 on my PS3. Hmmmmm.... Still digging...
Hope this helps someone. If I find the solution for the surround sound problem, I'll post it as a reply to this...