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post #10681 of 11255
The reason I like this remote so much is that, when I'm in the dark and not looking at the remote I can change channels, volume, skip forward and back, pull up info, menus, settings, etc. I like the hard buttons so my thumb knows what to push. You can't do that with remotes that only have touch screens. Their new remote has many less buttons. I don't get it. Don't these people USE remote controls? I hope that the ONE does not go away.
post #10682 of 11255
Wow, some people are really trying it on:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0012RHQN4/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

In case the listing disappears, here's a screen grab:

post #10683 of 11255
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Originally Posted by yaomizzle View Post

So I have had my H1 for almost 5 years, I normally hit forgot password to login cause I could never remember the login name I used, yesterday I finally remembered it without having to go that route and logged in. Upon doing so it prompted me to go through initial programming.....I have 12 devices programmed into my H1 and have spent countless hours making it nearly perfect and have 2 devices in there that I taught the IR codes and no longer have those remotes. I purchased an Oppo 103 and want to add it but dont want to add EVERYTHING all over again. How can I get the data off the remote into the software?
Is there a chance that you have two accounts, one that was setup correctly and one that was never configured?

Suggest that you try the forgot password route. If that still takes you to the initial programming selection try calling customer service to see if they can restore the old one.
post #10684 of 11255
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Originally Posted by yaomizzle View Post

So I have had my H1 for almost 5 years, I normally hit forgot password to login cause I could never remember the login name I used, yesterday I finally remembered it without having to go that route and logged in. Upon doing so it prompted me to go through initial programming.....I have 12 devices programmed into my H1 and have spent countless hours making it nearly perfect and have 2 devices in there that I taught the IR codes and no longer have those remotes. I purchased an Oppo 103 and want to add it but dont want to add EVERYTHING all over again. How can I get the data off the remote into the software?

I always forget too. It’s been a while but it usually it goes like this. I try to go into the software and realize that I’ve forgotten the password. Either I’m prompted to connect the remote or there is an option to connect it. I don’t remember which and I’m at work right now so I can’t verify. I guess info is stored on the remote that the software reads and then knows who I am, my settings/programming, etc. Then I create a new password. Sorry for being a little vague. It’s not something I do a lot. Hope this helps.
post #10685 of 11255
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Originally Posted by DeadEd View Post

The reason I like this remote so much is that, when I'm in the dark and not looking at the remote I can change channels, volume, skip forward and back, pull up info, menus, settings, etc. I like the hard buttons so my thumb knows what to push. You can't do that with remotes that only have touch screens. Their new remote has many less buttons. I don't get it. Don't these people USE remote controls? I hope that the ONE does not go away.
+1 hard buttons make it so easy to do basic functions without having to take your eyes off of the screen.
post #10686 of 11255
Guys, I am looking at buying the one but have doubts on reliability of the remote(swollen battery, other issues) Is it wise to buy this or are there better choices?
post #10687 of 11255
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Originally Posted by GoodToGo1 View Post

Guys, I am looking at buying the one but have doubts on reliability of the remote(swollen battery, other issues) Is it wise to buy this or are there better choices?
I've used my H1 for 3-8 hours almost every day for nearly 6 yrs and never had any issues at all. It provides excellent control for my 15 HT devices. When I shutdown at night the H1 is placed in the charging cradle. I highly recommend the H1.
post #10688 of 11255
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Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post

I've used my H1 for 3-8 hours almost every day for nearly 6 yrs and never had any issues at all. It provides excellent control for my 15 HT devices. When I shutdown at night the H1 is placed in the charging cradle. I highly recommend the H1.

+1
post #10689 of 11255
^^^ Agreed! We acutally have 3 H1's. All have been working flawlessly. Someone earlier mentioned the 'older' batteries with the blue stripe were the faulty ones. None of mine have the stripe, solid white. The oldest one is just over 3yrs old.
post #10690 of 11255
+1 to the Harmony One.The Ultimate has potential if there are additional software enhancements.
post #10691 of 11255
For those looking to buy a new battery for your One, make sure to get a 950m version as the 930m will work but results in issues.

One of the my "customers" (that I provide programming for) also had a swollen battery and Logitech is sending him a Touch. The above is good info about them "killing" the account for changes on the One.

Seems they are really pushing the Touch now that they discontinued argubly their best product......
post #10692 of 11255
I posted this in another thread but though I ought to put it here too since it might be useful for someone...

The price on the ONE seems to have gone through the roof in most places. Amazon is selling it for $300 now, most places for more. I bought one at Radio Shack about six months ago for $99 but they don't seem to have them anymore. I did find that Meritline.com is selling them for $124 with free shipping so I ordered another while I still can just in case one of mine go out (we have four) though so far (knock on wood) they have been great. Right now it says they have them in stock.
post #10693 of 11255
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Originally Posted by DeadEd View Post

I posted this in another thread but though I ought to put it here too since it might be useful for someone...

The price on the ONE seems to have gone through the roof in most places. Amazon is selling it for $300 now, most places for more. I bought one at Radio Shack about six months ago for $99 but they don't seem to have them anymore. I did find that Meritline.com is selling them for $124 with free shipping so I ordered another while I still can just in case one of mine go out (we have four) though so far (knock on wood) they have been great. Right now it says they have them in stock.

Interesting. I've never heard of them before, are they a good company to deal with? I'm wondering if I should get another one also, just in case...
post #10694 of 11255
Not a great company to deal with but a great remote for a good price. Next best one would be from Universal Remote and they go for $600 +. That's because I like hard buttons. Easy remote to navigate with your eyes closed. Since they are discontinuing them I figure I should have one around just in case.

... edit...

Oh! You probably mean Meritline! Are THEY a good company? LOL, I'm an idiot, sorry. YES, I've dealt with them for probably 15 years. They are great, fast, reliable, and easy to deal with if there is a problem. I highly recommend them. The only down side (for me) is that they are in California so I have to pay sales tax.
Edited by DeadEd - 4/20/13 at 10:20pm
post #10695 of 11255
Thanks DeadEd! I actually have a LOT of Logitech products from mice/keyboards/touchpads/computer cameras/ and yes, 4 remotes. They do make good products.

I never heard of Meritline - I went on their site and notice they carry a lot of referbished stuff also. That is a good price on the H1. I actually got all mine at Costo for the $99 like you did - should have gotten a couple more when at that price. They 'cleared out' the day Logitech announced dumping the line.
post #10696 of 11255
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Originally Posted by DeadEd View Post

Not a great company to deal with but a great remote for a good price. Next best one would be from Universal Remote and they go for $600 +. That's because I like hard buttons. Easy remote to navigate with your eyes closed. Since they are discontinuing them I figure I should have one around just in case.

You can get a good URC for less then $600. I guess it all depends on the options, and button setup you prefer.

The mx-8xx line (personally my favorite for basic home theater/entertainment rooms) can be had for as little as $450-500 on ebay and includes the RF base station for complete RF control. I got just the mx-880 for $200 on ebay.

Granted going the ebay route is only for the technical tinkerers that are comfortable on their own (along with google) since warranty and support is void since ebay is not an official distributor. (http://www.surfremotecontrol.com/ sells URC and provides software, they are an official channel I believe.)

I will say logitech probably covers 90% of what a typical home needs (TV, DVR, Blu-ray, receiver + game console etc). I am anal though and want complete control and URC does provide that.
post #10697 of 11255
Hi folks. I just ordered a Harmony One because I've read so much about them and I would just like one to play around with. The reason I replied to this thread is this: I have a URC MX-700 that I've been using for a number of years. I am pretty good at programming it I guess. But it seems from what I've read about the Harmony One that it "remembers" what state all of your devices are in so it knows whether the TV is on or off, etc. This is particularly important for components that don't have separate codes for ON and OFF of the power for that device.

My wife hates the way I programmed the MX-700 because say if she wants to switch from watching TV to watching a DVD, she has to run a macro first called TVOFF which essentially turns everything off, and then run another macro called DVDON which turns stuff back on and sets it up for the DVD.

I know this is a thread for the Harmony One but since I just started looking at the thread today and saw comments about URC remotes, I thought maybe someone in the forum could help me see if I'm missing something regarding having the URC remote know the current state of devices at all times.

Thanks ......... Rob
post #10698 of 11255
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

Hi folks. I just ordered a Harmony One because I've read so much about them and I would just like one to play around with. The reason I replied to this thread is this: I have a URC MX-700 that I've been using for a number of years. I am pretty good at programming it I guess. But it seems from what I've read about the Harmony One that it "remembers" what state all of your devices are in so it knows whether the TV is on or off, etc. This is particularly important for components that don't have separate codes for ON and OFF of the power for that device.

My wife hates the way I programmed the MX-700 because say if she wants to switch from watching TV to watching a DVD, she has to run a macro first called TVOFF which essentially turns everything off, and then run another macro called DVDON which turns stuff back on and sets it up for the DVD.

I know this is a thread for the Harmony One but since I just started looking at the thread today and saw comments about URC remotes, I thought maybe someone in the forum could help me see if I'm missing something regarding having the URC remote know the current state of devices at all times.

Thanks ......... Rob

No macros necessary. When you go from watching a DVD to watching TV, the One will automatically (hopefully) program itself to turn off the DVD player, turn on your cable box (if you have one), and switch the TV and your receiver to the right inputs and outputs for watching TV. When you're done, there is a single OFF button that turns off all of the devices that are in use at that time. Finally, there is a HELP feature that comes to the rescue if something doesn't go on or off properly--it asks you some YES/NO questions and uses your answers to send signals that make things right (for example, if something momentarily blocked the infrared signal and one of your devices missed its cue).

So I didn't answer your question about the URC because the Harmony One eliminates that annoying macro problem.
post #10699 of 11255
I don't have a URC, but in remotes that lack state tracking, I just add all the discrete off's for unused devices to the beginning of all my macros. I thought URC had variables and flags, so you could do your own state tracking anyway. Is that not correct?

In your case, the TV macro would turn on the TV and possibly the cable box and AVR, as well as turn off everything else (DVD, game console, etc.). The DVD macro would send discrete on's to the TV and DVD and possibly AVR, and send discrete off's to everything else (cable box, etc.).

If you don't want to do it that way, you could simply call your TVOFF macro at the beginning of every macro to save steps for your wife without having to do much re-programming.

If you have devices that lack discrete on/off, you simply use a boolean flag to keep track of the state. ON would check the flag, and if the flag is false, send power toggle, then set the flag, else do nothing. OFF would check the flag, and if the flag is true, send power toggle, then clear the flag, else do nothing.
post #10700 of 11255
Thank you for the response. I have another question: My DVR remains on all the time because I have scheduled programs to record (as I assume everyone else does too). So is there an easy way to tell the Harmony One not to turn this device off ever?

I am a computer system support person for a large company so I assume once I have everything in hand it won't be that hard to figure out. However, at the same time, I am impatient and want to figure things out before I even have the remote in hand.

Another question: My new TV (Sharp LC-80LE844U) and my new receiver (Onkyo TX-NR616) talk to each other. By that I mean when I turn on the TV it automatically send a signal to the receiver to come on and when I turn off my TV it automatically turns off the receiver. Will I have to disable those functions and let the Harmony do all of that instead?

Thanks again ........... Rob
post #10701 of 11255
@mdavej: Thanks for that response. I had not even thought about doing my own state tracking. I guess I'm not as good at this as I thought :-).

I will have to go back to the original manual and read it again thoroughly and see what features I haven't used to their fullest potential yet. I didn't even realize I could use variables that I set myself and check myself.

Man I just love the AVS forums ............ I learn so much here.

Rob
post #10702 of 11255
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

Thank you for the response. I have another question: My DVR remains on all the time because I have scheduled programs to record (as I assume everyone else does too). So is there an easy way to tell the Harmony One not to turn this device off ever?

I doubt powering off your DVR prevents your programs from recording. At least with my DirecTV DVR...it records when it's "off".
post #10703 of 11255
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

Thank you for the response. I have another question: My DVR remains on all the time because I have scheduled programs to record (as I assume everyone else does too). So is there an easy way to tell the Harmony One not to turn this device off ever?
Yes, very easy. In the device power setup pick "leave this device alone" or something to that effect. However, I've never seen a DVR that would not record in standby.
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Another question: My new TV (Sharp LC-80LE844U) and my new receiver (Onkyo TX-NR616) talk to each other. By that I mean when I turn on the TV it automatically send a signal to the receiver to come on and when I turn off my TV it automatically turns off the receiver. Will I have to disable those functions and let the Harmony do all of that instead?
Yes, you will have to disable that for harmony to work properly. And since your macros will be longer, you and your wife will have to get accustomed to aiming the remote long enough for the macros to finish.

Personally, I'd take the programming capabilities, quality and reliability of URC over harmony any day. So I wouldn't switch. But I also understand the desire for greater simplicity and change.
post #10704 of 11255
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

Thank you for the response. I have another question: My DVR remains on all the time because I have scheduled programs to record (as I assume everyone else does too). So is there an easy way to tell the Harmony One not to turn this device off ever?

I am a computer system support person for a large company so I assume once I have everything in hand it won't be that hard to figure out. However, at the same time, I am impatient and want to figure things out before I even have the remote in hand.

Another question: My new TV (Sharp LC-80LE844U) and my new receiver (Onkyo TX-NR616) talk to each other. By that I mean when I turn on the TV it automatically send a signal to the receiver to come on and when I turn off my TV it automatically turns off the receiver. Will I have to disable those functions and let the Harmony do all of that instead?

Thanks again ........... Rob


In regards to the ONE, my wife loves it. I have a wonderful home theater and she can run it when I'm gone. No more repeated phone calls about this or that.

What DVR do you have? When mine is in stand by it still records my scheduled programs. I would assume yours would also.
post #10705 of 11255
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

@mdavej: Thanks for that response. I had not even thought about doing my own state tracking. I guess I'm not as good at this as I thought :-).

I will have to go back to the original manual and read it again thoroughly and see what features I haven't used to their fullest potential yet. I didn't even realize I could use variables that I set myself and check myself.

Man I just love the AVS forums ............ I learn so much here.

Rob
I'm no URC expert, so I don't know for sure about the variables, but everything I've read leads me to believe this functionality exists in the URC software. I've done my own state tracking in my JP1 remotes for years, and it works very well.
post #10706 of 11255
to all: I never thought about my DVR recording in standby mode. I have always just assumed I needed to leave it on. Fortunately it does not use much electricity because I've been operating it that way for about as long as DVR's have been out. Currently I have a Comcast DVR. It's a Motorola but I'm at work and don't recall exactly which model it is.
post #10707 of 11255
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

Thank you for the response. I have another question: My DVR remains on all the time because I have scheduled programs to record (as I assume everyone else does too). So is there an easy way to tell the Harmony One not to turn this device off ever?

Are you sure the cable box actually has to be turned ON in order to record programs? Mine has the DVR and the hard drive always running, even when the cable box is set to OFF. No signal goes out of the box, but programs are recorded.

If your DVR is different than that, then yes, it's possible to customize the sequences so as to leave a device always ON. It's not that hard...
post #10708 of 11255
I know others have told you that you don't have to leave your DVR on for it to record, but you can tell the remote software to leave the box on at all times if you want to.
It's your choice. The ONE is pretty good at letting you do just about anything you want to do.
post #10709 of 11255
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Originally Posted by Tom Thomas View Post

I know others have told you that you don't have to leave your DVR on for it to record, but you can tell the remote software to leave the box on at all times if you want to.
It's your choice. The ONE is pretty good at letting you do just about anything you want to do.

True, but seems like waste of electricity to me.
post #10710 of 11255
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

True, but seems like waste of electricity to me.

True, just making the point of how versatile the ONE is...
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