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post #10261 of 11255
I don't think that's possible. But why are you finding yourself needing to mess with the AVR while in an activity?
post #10262 of 11255
Correct, it's not possible to remap on the fly. But you can add the direction buttons and other controls to the LCD. I do that sort of thing quite often. However, jumping to device mode and back is usually easier.
post #10263 of 11255
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Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

I don't think that's possible. But why are you finding yourself needing to mess with the AVR while in an activity?

I had a feeling I might get asked this smile.gif But I have recently setup an older PC as an HTPC and using the HDHR 3 tuner to stream content to my 360 and to tv when the PC is connected. I'm also ripping my bluray's to .mkv and .m4v and testing out what audio it's streaming over, so I usually go into my AVR menu or info to see that. I found out that 360 doesn't stream HD audio, but as a test, when the PC is connected to the AVR directly, I am just trying to see what it's actually passing to the AVR, just to make me feel better.

I know I can probably just map a physical button to the AVR info so that it toggles thru the details w/o having to click the directional pad when cycling thru the AVR menu. But all my buttons are already mapped to the main device. Oh well, I'll just need to ensure I have the correct lcd action that maps to the AVR info and just toggles the info onto the TV for me to see the video and audio information of the source. Oh yeah, my AVR is the Marantz SR6006 and its the one with a very small LCD circular front panel, so there is no way to tell what audio details are being used. The downstairs AVR has a bigger lcd screen so it's a little better there. Of course, seeing the info on the TV is the best solution.

Thanks,
post #10264 of 11255
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Originally Posted by kikkoman View Post

I had a feeling I might get asked this smile.gif But I have recently setup an older PC as an HTPC and using the HDHR 3 tuner to stream content to my 360 and to tv when the PC is connected. I'm also ripping my bluray's to .mkv and .m4v and testing out what audio it's streaming over, so I usually go into my AVR menu or info to see that. I found out that 360 doesn't stream HD audio, but as a test, when the PC is connected to the AVR directly, I am just trying to see what it's actually passing to the AVR, just to make me feel better.
I know I can probably just map a physical button to the AVR info so that it toggles thru the details w/o having to click the directional pad when cycling thru the AVR menu. But all my buttons are already mapped to the main device. Oh well, I'll just need to ensure I have the correct lcd action that maps to the AVR info and just toggles the info onto the TV for me to see the video and audio information of the source. Oh yeah, my AVR is the Marantz SR6006 and its the one with a very small LCD circular front panel, so there is no way to tell what audio details are being used. The downstairs AVR has a bigger lcd screen so it's a little better there. Of course, seeing the info on the TV is the best solution.
Thanks,

I was just wondering. I suppose you could set up a "Rip BR" activy and go to that. But it'd be easier to map a soft button to the AVR or go into Device mode.
post #10265 of 11255
I am thinking of getting my parents a Harmony one remote for christmas. I believe all their components will work with one from what I checked. I was mainly wondering how easy it was to set up and ease of use. I can get one new for under $150 but don't have that long to decide.
post #10266 of 11255
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Originally Posted by bcarroll01 View Post

I am thinking of getting my parents a Harmony one remote for christmas. I believe all their components will work with one from what I checked. I was mainly wondering how easy it was to set up and ease of use. I can get one new for under $150 but don't have that long to decide.

In most cases with most components, it's pretty easy to set up. If you read back through this thread, you will find people struggling with this or that component, or with certain unusual kinds of situations. That's why this forum is here--to get help for such situations. I think most people set up their system with ease. Obviously, your parents will need a PC with an internet connection to do the programming, and this will be needed again if any changes need to be made.

The main points to be aware of are:
1. The H1 sets up activities, like Watch TV, or Play BluRay. This is in contrast to other universal remotes, which can pose as the individual remotes for each component in sequence (e.g., to watch TV using the typical universal remote, you tell the remote to act like the AVR's remote so you can tyurn on the receiver and choose input, tell the remote to be the cable box's remote and turn that on and choose the channel, then tell the remote to be the TV's remote and switch on the TV). In contrast, the H1 will do all of these things (except the channel choice) with a single button press, and it will remember which components to shut off if you change activities or turn off the system.

2. You can add buttons to the touch screen for specific functions that the H1 doesn't assign on its own. For example, I have a button that chooses to turn Audyssey on and off. So you need to add these button choices when you program the remote (or you can add them later and reprogram it)--it's not hard.
post #10267 of 11255
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Originally Posted by bcarroll01 View Post

I am thinking of getting my parents a Harmony one remote for christmas. I believe all their components will work with one from what I checked. I was mainly wondering how easy it was to set up and ease of use. I can get one new for under $150 but don't have that long to decide.
To add to pbarach's comments: Depending on how IT savvy your parents are, you might consider having access to their Logitech account, so that you can set up the devices, activities, and settings for them in their account, then all they have to do is log-in, plug-in their H1, and download/install the new program settings. I do this 1-2 times a year for my in-laws. It takes maybe 45 minutes to set up everything the first time, then only 5-10 minutes later on when new equipment is added or their preferences change.
post #10268 of 11255
They are pretty much just going to be using it for watching tv and watching dvds and not much more than that. How does it work with controlling comcast's dvr?
post #10269 of 11255
Works fine with Comcast. But if they only have a few devices, why not consider something like the 700?
post #10270 of 11255
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Works fine with Comcast. But if they only have a few devices, why not consider something like the 700?

or the 650?
post #10271 of 11255
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Works fine with Comcast. But if they only have a few devices, why not consider something like the 700?

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Originally Posted by Geezer View Post

or the 650?

I wanted them to have room to expand and also because if they would decide not to like it or want the remote I would be able to use it with my setup.
post #10272 of 11255
Hi all-I apologize if there is a whole other thread on the following, I am not sure I am searching for the right thing. I have had this receiver (Onlyo 605) for several years and have had no issues, But I've used both a Harmony 890 and now a Harmony One, and with both remotes the input on the receiver will not change if I switch 'Activities'. So if I was watching Cable, and then want to watch a Blu-Ray, all things change, when I click the new activity. The receiver stays on 'Cable'. Ultimately I have to get up and change it. Don't mind, but after programming the remote that seems a bit silly. If I click power off, the receiver does respond for that command. Any help is appreciated-I am not sure where the problem is coming from and if it can be adjusted somewhere? Thanks.
post #10273 of 11255
^^ Is it clear that the infrared signal from the remote is getting to your receiver at that moment? One of my components is finicky about getting the IR signal head-on, it seems--so the remote's signal to that component often gets missed. So one thing to try when the receiver misses a signal to change the input is to NOT MOVE the remote from where you pointed it, hold it steady, push the HELP button and follow the instructions on the touch screen. If you can get the receiver to switch inputs this way, then clearly the IR signal is getting to the remote and something else needs to be changed in the sequence of programming instructions.
post #10274 of 11255
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This might be old news and I do know that Logitech just released the new Harmony Touch, but, fwiw – The Costco I was in yesterday (Vista, Ca.) is selling the Harmony One for $110.
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post #10275 of 11255
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Originally Posted by digitalbabe View Post

Hi all-I apologize if there is a whole other thread on the following, I am not sure I am searching for the right thing. I have had this receiver (Onlyo 605) for several years and have had no issues, But I've used both a Harmony 890 and now a Harmony One, and with both remotes the input on the receiver will not change if I switch 'Activities'. So if I was watching Cable, and then want to watch a Blu-Ray, all things change, when I click the new activity. The receiver stays on 'Cable'. Ultimately I have to get up and change it. Don't mind, but after programming the remote that seems a bit silly. If I click power off, the receiver does respond for that command. Any help is appreciated-I am not sure where the problem is coming from and if it can be adjusted somewhere? Thanks.

I have owned and used the H1 with the Onkyo 605 for 5 yrs with no problems nor have I heard or read of this problem before now; so what you are experiencing seems uncommon. I wonder if your H1's programmed settings are slightly corrupted or incorrect? Suggest you access the H1 site to re-examine/adjust your settings for the various devices and activities. For example, check that your settings for the Watch Blu-Ray activity indeed call for the 605 to be in the DVD mode vs Cable/Sat mode. Regardless of whether you make any changes or not, you should re-install your programming in the H1. Also, when you are experiencing this problem, have you gone into the Devices area of your H1 to select the 605? In those display pages, the 605's various switches and buttons will be displayed on your H1, and you can try switching the 605's function mode from Cable to DVD or to Aux (for example), just to see if your H1 will command the change or not. If doing this actually changes the function mode on your 605, then move to a different location and see if your H1 still commands the 605 to change its function modes. If the H1 is successfully commanding these manually-directed changes to your 605's mode, then it confirms that your H1 has the correct device data installed for your Onky 605. In which case, the source of your problem is very likely to be in how you have set up your Watch Blu-Ray activity. Let's us know how this issue is progressing for you.
post #10276 of 11255
Hi, can I got a bit of an unusual problem. I have a Panasonic PZ800 (uk) tv, Onkyo txnr 609 avr, PS3, amongst other things.
I tend to setup an 'off-timer' ' from the tv itself in the evenings & is let the amp (&ps3) auto turn off.
But when I next wanna power on an activity the tv won't come on, it gets something but I have to do it via factory remote.
The tv has 1power on/off button. The tv seems ok when activities are powered off / & on, but the 'off timer' seems to turn it of differently ...?


Alternatively, are there ways to add an sequence to the harmony 1 to power off an activity after a set amount of time?

Cheers.
post #10277 of 11255
Since harmony tracks the power state, anything that changes it besides harmony (i.e. a sleep timer) will cause it to lose track. To fix it you should be able to "customize" your activity, "add more control" then add an additional Power On to the start of your activity (or all activities that use the TV).

A very simple workaround is the first time you watch tv after it's gone to sleep, cover the end of the One so you block the IR and press the Power on/off button. That way harmony's state tracking will be in sync again. Then run your watch tv activity. Other options include using the Help button or adding a Power On to the screen so you can send the command manually as needed.
post #10278 of 11255
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Originally Posted by TheWind View Post

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This might be old news and I do know that Logitech just released the new Harmony Touch, but, fwiw – The Costco I was in yesterday (Vista, Ca.) is selling the Harmony One for $110.
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Just picked up 2 Harmony one's from Costco in Colorado by Parker...$109 each. That's a heck of a deal. wink.gif
post #10279 of 11255
Is this thread talking about the Harmony One 'Advanced' universal remote control??? If so, how are yu guys liking this remote? I have 8 or 9 devices all within reach.....will it control a darbee darblet???
post #10280 of 11255
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

Is this thread talking about the Harmony One 'Advanced' universal remote control??? If so, how are yu guys liking this remote? I have 8 or 9 devices all within reach.....will it control a darbee darblet???

Yes, it will control the darblet with no problem. I vaguely remember someone in the darblet thread who said it is in the Logitech database (I think under "switches" or something like that). But there is no need to hunt through the database. There are only 8 buttons and I easily taught them to my One.

Cheers,

Burt
post #10281 of 11255
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Originally Posted by MooN77 View Post


Oh I think you misunderstood... I'm not trying to turn off the PS3, I'm trying to keep it from turning ON when I hit the "all off" button.


When I hit the "all off" button when the PS3 is not on, it will power it up. It's just annoying when I have to hang around for the PS3 to fully boot up so that I can walk up there and shut it down.




EDIT: Nevermind, figured it out. I didn't realize Logitech had programmed a PowerOff button into the adapter.

Ok. Just picked up the Harmony One to control my system. I have a PS3 and the adapter. But the PS3 is driving me nuts. Sometimes it turns on, sometimes it doesn't. And when I hit the "power off" button on the Harmony One, it turns everything off and it turns the PS3 on! As well, if the PS3 shuts down incorrectly, then it will not turn on again (unless I do it manually by using the power button on the PS3). And even then, I get the error message that says my PS3 was turned off incorrectly. So I've spent the last 3 days messing w/ the Harmony One and I'm starting to get a bit frustrated.

MooN77 - what did you mean when you wrote "Nevermind, I figured it out. I didn't realize Logitech had programmed a PowerOff button into the adapter."?? How did you solve your issue? TIA!
post #10282 of 11255
Owen,

Realize that the One is IR and tracks power states, meaning you have to aim at the adapter the whole time the on/off macros run, which can take several seconds. Plus you can never power your PS3 on/off by any other method other than using the One, or it will lose track of the state and fail to turn it on or off when it should. So use Help to get things back in sync, and follow the above rules and it should work better for you.
post #10283 of 11255
Trying to trouble shoot my Harmony One remote... It's 3-4yrs old and it won't charge. It works with a charged battery but no go on the craddle. I've been through Logitech's support and they claimed it needed a new battery. Bought a battery and it won't charge. Bought another Harmony One and the old H1 won't charge with a second new battery in the new craddle. The new H1 charges in my old craddle with old battery so it's not the battery or the craddle... but the remote.

So, I have 2 H1s, 2 craddles, and 3 batteries and not sure what I can do. I guess I could charge the batteries in the new H1 and swap batteries into the old remote and keep a spare charged on tap but I shouldn't have to do that... Any advice on how to open/tamper with the old H1 to get it to charge? Other than not charging the remote works fine...
post #10284 of 11255
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Owen,
Realize that the One is IR and tracks power states, meaning you have to aim at the adapter the whole time the on/off macros run, which can take several seconds. Plus you can never power your PS3 on/off by any other method other than using the One, or it will lose track of the state and fail to turn it on or off when it should. So use Help to get things back in sync, and follow the above rules and it should work better for you.

Your right about having to hold the One for several seconds after executing the command, but I've never had the problem with the one getting confused if I turn the PS3 off or on manually. I guess I've been lucky.
post #10285 of 11255
Guys i have a quesiton, is having the SCREEN SOUNDS feature enabled use more battery than with it off or its the same battery consumption whether the Screen Sounds is on or off?
post #10286 of 11255
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Originally Posted by BuffBakerGA View Post

Trying to trouble shoot my Harmony One remote... It's 3-4yrs old and it won't charge. It works with a charged battery but no go on the craddle. I've been through Logitech's support and they claimed it needed a new battery. Bought a battery and it won't charge. Bought another Harmony One and the old H1 won't charge with a second new battery in the new craddle. The new H1 charges in my old craddle with old battery so it's not the battery or the craddle... but the remote.
So, I have 2 H1s, 2 craddles, and 3 batteries and not sure what I can do. I guess I could charge the batteries in the new H1 and swap batteries into the old remote and keep a spare charged on tap but I shouldn't have to do that... Any advice on how to open/tamper with the old H1 to get it to charge? Other than not charging the remote works fine...

Hi BuffBakerGA,
I had the same thing happening to my first H1 as well. Back then I didn't want to charge the battery too often so I used to put the cleaning cloth between the remote and the charger to break the connection. I don't know if this caused the H1 to eventually fail. I got a replacement as I was still within the warranty limit.

By the way, the H1 uses a magnetic switch to go into charge mode, which is activated by a magnet in the cradle. I'm pretty sure this switch or the connected circuitry has failed in your case. Judging from older posts in this thread, it's not easy to open the remote without damaging it.

Good luck anyway!
Erdinger34
post #10287 of 11255
I have had a Harmony one for 3 years, and just bought another one to power my family room. I moved the old one to my bedroom. Anywho, the new remote powers and turns off all devices fine, but everytime I change activity or turn things on after being off, the TV displays on the left side of the screen the TV input screen/source options then it disappears. It is highly aggravating. I was actually using my old remote that was programmed for my Panasonic 50 X2 and it was power cycling the TV fine WITHOUT bringing up the annoying TV input screen on the left side of the display! Has anyone else had this issue, and if so, how did you resolve it? If no one has had this issue, I will call logitech tomorrow. Thanks!!
Edited by mharris2007 - 7/29/13 at 12:00pm
post #10288 of 11255
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Originally Posted by mharris2007 View Post

I have had a Harmony one for 3 years, and just bought another one to power my family room. I moved the old one to my bedroom. Anywho, the new remote powers and turns off all devices fine, but everytime I change activity or turn things on after being off, the TV displays on the left side of the screen the TV input screen/source options then it disappears. It is highly aggravating. I was actually using my old remote that was programmed for my Panasonic 50 X2 and it was power cycling the TV fine WITHOUT bringing up the annoying TV input screen on the left side of the display! Has anyone else had this issue, and if so, how did you resolve it? If no one has had this issue, I will call logitech tomorrow. Thanks!!
Matt

My 880, One, and Touch all have displayed (no pun intended) this behavior with my Panasonic plasmas, so it does not seem to be unique to your setup. The notification box disappears after a few seconds, so I never really considered it an issue.
post #10289 of 11255
do u guys have the SCREEN Click setting enabled or disabled? an is having it on use up more battery?
post #10290 of 11255
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Originally Posted by Erdinger34 View Post

Hi BuffBakerGA,
I had the same thing happening to my first H1 as well. Back then I didn't want to charge the battery too often so I used to put the cleaning cloth between the remote and the charger to break the connection. I don't know if this caused the H1 to eventually fail. I got a replacement as I was still within the warranty limit.
By the way, the H1 uses a magnetic switch to go into charge mode, which is activated by a magnet in the cradle. I'm pretty sure this switch or the connected circuitry has failed in your case. Judging from older posts in this thread, it's not easy to open the remote without damaging it.
Good luck anyway!
Erdinger34

Thx a bunch Erdinger...
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