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post #10351 of 11255
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Originally Posted by rightintel View Post

Wow, I had no idea about that(after all these years). I'll have to check that out..

Yeah, don't feel like the lone ranger, I was clueless as well. I guess I just don't use the Xbox as much as I need to. I use a Panasonic Blu ray for streaming and only use it when the kids come over.
post #10352 of 11255
Hi all, I posted a separate thread and got one respond. Figure to post here for more feed back.

I want to install the Lutron Maestro MIR-LFQMT (this) to control a ceiling fan and 6 cans. Anybody done this setup before and will it work with the Harmony One?

I mean is it possible to control fan and lights as separate. Like for the fan - on/off/speed up or down and for the lights on/off/dim down or up.
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Anyone here own a Panasonic BDT500 blu-ray player? Is there any shortcut, or button to configure, to display the quite informative Playback Information Window without having to do like around 5 other button presses? This is the screen that shows the video type, audio type, etc. Similar to the info you get with the PS3 or most Pioneer or other Sony BD players. Just for some stupid reason, Panasonic buried these deep into their menu system. The current Info button only calls up on first press the small window showing BD or play, second press shows the movie time line.
post #10354 of 11255
I've been controlling this Lutron Maestro dimmer for years now with my One. I'd think you'd have no problems doing what you want to do.
post #10355 of 11255
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Originally Posted by b_scott View Post

lately it seems my Harmony One isn't turning on my Xbox half the time.

It happens sometimes as you get older. Have you tried Viagra?
post #10356 of 11255
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Originally Posted by DeadEd View Post

It happens sometimes as you get older. Have you tried Viagra?

Zinger!! Lol. Good one.

Hey Scott? Have you been pointing the remote at the Xbox? I have this happen to me too sometimes with my Popcorn hour device. I have to almost point at the device directly to turn it on.
post #10357 of 11255
I have some rope lights that I want to use to accent parts of the Home Theater Room. These lights strictly plug into wall outlets at various areas in the room. Is there something I can put on these rope lights that would allow my Harmony One to control them? (ON/OFF or Dim)
post #10358 of 11255
There are IR controlled outlet switched and current sensing power bars that may work for you, but they are on/off only. The sensing power bars detect when a device is turned on and automatically turn on the other sockets on the power strip.

Search this forum for "outlet switch" for lots of previous posts on this topic.

I have been using a couple of these outlet switches for the past couple of years:
http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Infrared-Adapter-Wireless-Converter/dp/B002FJD1LY/ref=pd_cp_e_0
post #10359 of 11255
Thanks for reply, I did look at something similar to that earlier but on/off simply wont work.
The On is way to bright in a projection room, so I would need the lights to come on at a predetermined settings.


I found this, but not sure if this alone will work with the Harmony One.
http://www.insteon.net/2457D2-lamplinc-dual-band.html
post #10360 of 11255
I am looking at switching to Direct TV and wondered if the Harmony One works with this new Genie HD-DVR they are plugging online.

I am assuming it does but could not find a model number to verify through Logitechs compatibility checker.
post #10361 of 11255
All universal remotes made in the past several years work with the Genie (HR-34) and client (C-31). Codes haven't changed in years.
post #10362 of 11255
So sorry, tried doing a search but my keywords are too general (out of necessity)...the volume controls for my receiver (vsx1021) are changing the states of my led back lights (LED Wholesalers, no brand listed)...I went through the harmony set up and learned my backlight remotes' IR for select buttons — not sure where I went wrong and/or how to troubleshoot

Edit: I just learned that my garage door is being affected too.
Edited by taylord22 - 12/11/12 at 5:07am
post #10363 of 11255
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Originally Posted by OzzieP View Post

I found this, but not sure if this alone will work with the Harmony One.
http://www.insteon.net/2457D2-lamplinc-dual-band.html
It will not work with a Harmony One as Insteon uses RF not IR signals.
post #10364 of 11255
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Originally Posted by taylord22 View Post

So sorry, tried doing a search but my keywords are too general (out of necessity)...the volume controls for my receiver (vsx1021) are changing the states of my led back lights (LED Wholesalers, no brand listed)...I went through the harmony set up and learned my backlight remotes' IR for select buttons — not sure where I went wrong and/or how to troubleshoot
Edit: I just learned that my garage door is being affected too.
Relearn the backlight remote codes using different commands. Add a device to the H1 for Home Automation, Light Controller, and pick any manufacturer, and use one of those commands to be the power toggle.

Is you garage door sensor in line-of-sight to the remote? If not you have a really powerful remote that most H1 users would like to have. Most garage door system use RF not IR commands.
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Can anyone who has both the old and new one post some pics that may highlight the differences?
I just got one but it was off ebay so I have no clue which version it could be. (unless someone knows serial number ranges or something like that.)
post #10366 of 11255
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Originally Posted by BPlayer View Post

Relearn the backlight remote codes using different commands. Add a device to the H1 for Home Automation, Light Controller, and pick any manufacturer, and use one of those commands to be the power toggle.
Is you garage door sensor in line-of-sight to the remote? If not you have a really powerful remote that most H1 users would like to have. Most garage door system use RF not IR commands.

I'm not sure I follow when you say different commands -- are you saying that I should go through learning the IR again? The volume command for the receiver (when in any activity) always sends the lights into dim, green, or sequence/pulse mode.

As for the garage door, it's directly in-front of the couch but it does have a wall in-between it. We can't figure out how else it would've opened. I suppose I'll try to change the frequency (as I'm fairly certain our model does not have a rolling code), and eliminate any other possibilities, as it sounds as though it would be virtually impossible that my remote is the culprit.
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Starting my Xbox 360 Activity appears to be hit and miss with my Harmony One, mostly miss, unless I sit at a special angle on the settee and point it directly at the 360. My Harmony 650 has no problem from anywhere on the couch. If it weren't for the 5 Device limitation, I prefer the button type 650.
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thanks for all the replies. Wondering if I just need to move my 360 a bit so the IR receiver is 100% unblocked. Sometimes I think the slats in the glass get in the way, or maybe even the glass reflections.
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Originally Posted by taylord22 View Post

I'm not sure I follow when you say different commands -- are you saying that I should go through learning the IR again? The volume command for the receiver (when in any activity) always sends the lights into dim, green, or sequence/pulse mode.
As for the garage door, it's directly in-front of the couch but it does have a wall in-between it. We can't figure out how else it would've opened. I suppose I'll try to change the frequency (as I'm fairly certain our model does not have a rolling code), and eliminate any other possibilities, as it sounds as though it would be virtually impossible that my remote is the culprit.
I may have misread your original post. Does your backlight actual have a remote. If so, when you press commands on that remote does it change the volume on your AVR. If so, it means that the IR codes happen to be the same for the two devices. If the backlight does not have a facility for changing codes there is nothing you can do about it.

If you are in the garage, does the H1 reliably open and close the door when you issue commands. If not, if is posible that the codes on the garage door are the same as a somebody close by. You should change the code.
post #10370 of 11255
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Originally Posted by taylord22 View Post

I'm not sure I follow when you say different commands -- are you saying that I should go through learning the IR again? The volume command for the receiver (when in any activity) always sends the lights into dim, green, or sequence/pulse mode.
As for the garage door, it's directly in-front of the couch but it does have a wall in-between it. We can't figure out how else it would've opened. I suppose I'll try to change the frequency (as I'm fairly certain our model does not have a rolling code), and eliminate any other possibilities, as it sounds as though it would be virtually impossible that my remote is the culprit.
I may have misread your original post. Does your backlight actual have a remote. If so, when you press commands on that remote does it change the volume on your AVR. If so, it means that the IR codes happen to be the same for the two devices. If the backlight does not have a facility for changing codes there is nothing you can do about it.

If you are in the garage, does the H1 reliably open and close the door when you issue commands. If not, if is posible that the codes on the garage door are the same as a somebody close by. You should change the code.
post #10371 of 11255
Garage doors use RF so it can't be the one.
post #10372 of 11255
Get an Insteon IR-Link and that problem goes away.
post #10373 of 11255
Is there anyone else with a Harmony One and Windows Media Center whose replay button works? On my Harmony Remote, when I press the replay button, nothing happens. Normally you see a little wifi like indicator go off when you press the button but it doesn't happen for the replay button (the one below the rewind button). I contacted Harmony Support and since my remote is under warranty, they sent me a new one.

I programmed the new one and I'm getting the same behavior as the other one. That is, the replay button does not work.

The last time I check, it was mapped to the MCE replay command. I did also change it to a different command such as rewind to see if it was specific to the command but no dice, same behavior.

It seems odd that I would get two defective remotes with the same behavior.

Anyone else heard of this issue before? Could I be doing something wrong?

All the other buttons work fine on the two remote except for the replay button. My original remote I purchased from Logitech in April 2012. Then I got a new one two weeks ago from them.

Thanks.
post #10374 of 11255
Make sure the command is also mapped in your activity, not just in the device.
post #10375 of 11255
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Make sure the command is also mapped in your activity, not just in the device.

Yes, I have confirmed this but will do so again tonight.
post #10376 of 11255
The fact that no command works on that button on a brand new remote tells me it's not assigned in the activity. It's very common for people to assign a command in device mode and expect it to also work in their activities. They aren't related. You have to go to Customize buttons in the activity setup.
post #10377 of 11255
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

The fact that no command works on that button on a brand new remote tells me it's not assigned in the activity. It's very common for people to assign a command in device mode and expect it to also work in their activities. They aren't related. You have to go to Customize buttons in the activity setup.

Yes, I understand the activity concept because I have a TV/receiver/HTPC involved. So I know the concept of assigning certain buttons to the receiver, other buttons to the HTPC, etc so the things work at the activity level. I'll see if I can post some screen shots as well.

On a different topic, I've been using the local software that is not really supported anymore for programming the controller. I know Logitech has moved to a newer software in the cloud that is web-based and simplifies the programming. One flaw with this approach is that it's too simplified and that you can't do some more of the complex things like adding delays, etc. Does anyone know if Logitech has added more functionality yet or will it always be dumbed down?
post #10378 of 11255
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Originally Posted by gtmtnbiker View Post

Yes, I understand the activity concept because I have a TV/receiver/HTPC involved. So I know the concept of assigning certain buttons to the receiver, other buttons to the HTPC, etc so the things work at the activity level. I'll see if I can post some screen shots as well.
Just making sure, since this is a very common error and somewhat counter-intuitive.
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On a different topic, I've been using the local software that is not really supported anymore for programming the controller. I know Logitech has moved to a newer software in the cloud that is web-based and simplifies the programming. One flaw with this approach is that it's too simplified and that you can't do some more of the complex things like adding delays, etc. Does anyone know if Logitech has added more functionality yet or will it always be dumbed down?
It's still dumbed down for the OnePlus (don't think it works on the One). The version for the new Touch has been greatly enhanced as it now has 10 step sequences, etc. So newly released models are getting more functionality on myharmony.com, but older one's seem to be stuck. I'd stay with 7.7 on the One if I were you, but there's no harm in trying out myharmony or even in having several accounts. Just realize the myharmony and 7.7 aren't connected in any way. I used to have 5 accounts for one remote: one for testing, another for sharing, one for current config, one for previous config, and a myharmony account for laughs.
post #10379 of 11255
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Originally Posted by BPlayer View Post

I may have misread your original post. Does your backlight actual have a remote. If so, when you press commands on that remote does it change the volume on your AVR. If so, it means that the IR codes happen to be the same for the two devices. If the backlight does not have a facility for changing codes there is nothing you can do about it.
If you are in the garage, does the H1 reliably open and close the door when you issue commands. If not, if is posible that the codes on the garage door are the same as a somebody close by. You should change the code.

Yes it has a remote and it does not change the volume, and it has no ability to change the code. The reason I find this especially crazy is that as a I lower the volume, the backlight is going through several different commands (dim, fade, pulse, color change, etc...). Is there any extra device I can add as a receptor? Any chance that if I order another IR receiver for the light that it will be a different code?

I went through all of my H1 commands outside in the garage...nothing. I guess I'm going to have to learn how to change my garage door opener code (I dont think I have a model that has the code cycler function).
post #10380 of 11255
Unfortunately I don't have a solution for your problem. If you have different devices that respond to the same codes there's not much you can do besides replace one of those devices with a different brand. But I am interested in this garage door control of yours. Did you have to wire something into the door switch circuit, and how does that device interface with the rest of the automation system? Can you post a link to the home automation system you bought? My X10 system has always been unreliable, so I'm always on the lookout for a cheap replacement.
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