Originally Posted by djsmvp
This remote is frustrating the hell out of me, after almost 2 full days of trying to set this up I am thinking about returning it.
Problems I am having:
- About 50% of the time I press an activity it won't even respond (all devices stay off)
- It's not "learning." If I go through the help assistant and solve a problem, isn't it supposed to record that? I repeatedly have to fix the same problem.
- No matter what I do, I can't seem to have an activty that gets to "Services" on my WD TV Live. I've entered all inputs/channels and it always goes to the wrong one.
Anyone have any ideas?
Harmony does learn some things, but not necessarily the things you want it to. If you run an activity twice in a row, it won't do anything because it remembers it already ran. The only way to repeat is to use help or press the power button. If the activity doesn't work the first time, then you have bad aim, the wrong delays, or interference of some kind.
It doesn't remember anything from a help session. Help only re-sends a few commands and doesn't affect the programming of the activity macro at all. It's up to you to determine any fundamental problems and fix them (delays, wrong commands, etc.).
Getting the correct delays should fix your Services activity. Do all the steps manually and note the time required between steps. Then in your TV and WD devices make sure the power on and inter-key/inter-device delays match what works manually.
I don't know if the WD responds to HDMI CEC, but it's a possibility that could be overriding some of your steps.
If you're used to a remote where you write all the macros yourself, then harmony can be frustrating because of the way it automatically builds them. Sometimes you have to program around the automatic steps by adding a few of your own.