Originally Posted by YukonJack
Cool, thanks a bunch. I would appreciate seeing how you have your remote setup. I am trying to get my HTPC to shut down instead of sleep. It keeps waking on its own, and I cannot wake it from the Harmony though I can with the MCE remote (even though I learned the sleep button command from the MCE remote). I am sure I will get through it, just a bit more setup time than I thought.
Sorry, I didn't get a chance to post these last night... these are the screen shots from my Watch TV via HTPC activity setup.
Basic activity setup:
I really should not have all three of the MCE Remote/MCE Keyboard/HP Media PC
devices in there, but I have been too busy (lazy?) to add the few commands that I use
from the keyboard and HP devices to the MCE Remote device. I would typically do
that by adding those devices to another Harmony remote and then have the MCE
remote device in the One learn them from the other remote.
I use the Zone 3 device (and, of course, the actual Zone 3 in my AVR) to feed a
set of wireless headphones... when I want to use them all I do is mute the main
audio and pick the headphones off the charger stand... with this setup the remote
always keeps the headphones in sync with the main Zone 1 for all of my activities.
The extra Onkyo AVR commands added to the activity startup normalize those
settings just in case I had monkeyed with any of them in the prior activity session.
They are not usually necessary but do no harm since they are executed while the
remote is waiting out the TVs power-on delay.
As I explained previously, the two Activity shutdown commands exit WMC to ensure
that the live tuner is released but leaves the PC running. The actual MCE devices
are configured to always stay on.
Hard button setup (nothing very tricky here):
Soft Button Setup:
I rarely ever leave the default Page 1... but the most commonly used commands that are
not on the default page are either on Page 2 or Page 8 so they are only one page away.
Other pages are filled with occasional use commands since I hate having to go to device
mode... a few of the commands are more filler to keep the pages full and logically organized
The A, B & C are meaningless but the buttons are at least the right color... also makes it
match the look of the Time Warner DVR activity. Actually, with only a few exceptions the
button layouts for the HTPC and TW Watch TV activities are laid out and button-mapped
identically.... ... which helps with the WAF.
Edited by jcalabria - 1/10/13 at 10:09am