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post #1261 of 1477 Old 09-13-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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Has anyone tried to control a 542i by using the RS-232 controls? If so would you mind sharing one or two of the command strings with us? I am having trouble getting any response from the panel after sending RS-232 commands. Specifically, I would like to change sources using my PC and a remote keyboard and not go through the "wheel" on the remote.

If that does not work out, you might want to try attaching an IR transceiver to your PC and just use IR commands instead.

I use the USB-UIRT. I have software that can transmit pronto codes by clicking on a windows shortcut or typing a keyboard key, so its a breeze to setup and use. I own the 242T, which is basically the replacement for the 542i.
242V = nonremovable speakers on sides
242T = removable speakers on bottom.

With pronto codes you can do anything your sets remote can do and much more. Selecting an input directly for instance. Here are the pronto codes to directly select the inputs for these sets:

Code:
TV

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

VGA

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

COMPOSITE1

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

COMPOSITE2

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

SVIDEO1

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

SVIDEO2

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

COMPONENT1

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

COMPONENT2

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

HDMI1

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94

HDMI2

0000 006D 0022 0002 0157 00AC 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0041 0015 0016 0015 0041 0015 0689 0157 0056 0015 0E94
The codes are slightly different for this set than for the 237 etc., but they should work with the 542i. Thanks to s_evans for his work on the Olevia pronto codes as this is based on information that he provided.

The software I use also allows me to attach an Pronto IR command to a mouse button, so when I want to switch back to the PC I simply click a button on my mouse. The mouse button mapping also allows control of the more common commands such as switching channels, volume, mute, playing/pausing/FF/Rew of a DVD or PVR cable box, etc.
All of my AV components, including the HDTV, feel like windows applications. I click the shortcut icon to switch to the TV for instance, control the functions I want with my mouse, and then switch back to the PC; while never even touching the original remote.

Just for the record, the 242T provides one of the best PC desktops I have ever seen with a VGA connection to an Nvidia 8800 GTX card at 1360x768. In fact it is much better for use as a PC monitor than my JVC LCOS that cost me $2600. The noise reduction feature is the key to obtaining SD picture quality, it is actually watchable, which is not the case with so many HDTV's being sold now. I found the viewing angles to be a bit subpar.

The QAM tuner on the 242T is not quite as capable as I would have liked: If a channel does not have a base without a subchannel, the subchannels are ignored. For example, with a channel that has a base channel such a "7" any subchannels such as 7-1 or 7-2 are found, but when no base is present, a channel such as 92-2 will not be detected as there is no channel "92" (base channel). I have a MYHD MDP-130 card, so I can receive those channels with it, but it is still something I thought I would point out. There is also some delay when switching from a non-HD channel to an HD channel (on my comcast dual tuner HD box). A blue screen with "No Signal" appears and HDCP resyncing at the box is apparent.
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For anyone using a harmony and the 542i, grab the latest firmware from here:
http://64.168.125.230/support/Syntax...07-03/542-B11/
and you now have the holy grail, discrete input selections. Just did this, and changed my 550 setup, and it is great! Evidently there is a newer b12 variant that has 2 hdmi ports, but the above is the latest b11 software.
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Are you sure?, I don't have to cycle thru the inputs any longer? I have a Harmony 710 from Costco, and the 542i. But I dont want to do an upgrade of the firmware, because this TV has been working fine. When I look at olevias site, isnt 0611 the last firmware for the 542i? or something like that?

I would love to have direct input.

Anyone else?
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Are you sure?, I don't have to cycle thru the inputs any longer? I have a Harmony 710 from Costco, and the 542i. But I dont want to do an upgrade of the firmware, because this TV has been working fine. When I look at olevias site, isnt 0611 the last firmware for the 542i? or something like that?

I would love to have direct input.

Anyone else?

I am sure. I bought a harmony 550 this weekend, and noticed that it had discrete input codes for the 542. I did some looking, both on the harmony forums and here, and in the olevia 537 thread, here: https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...757419&page=80
I got the above link for the firmware updates, there is more info on page 78/79. Again, be sure and check your model number for B11 or B12, they use different firmware. I updated my B11 with the firmware here: http://64.168.125.230/support/Syntax...07-03/542-B11/
and changed my activities to use the appropriate discrete input codes, and all is good. I also did some playing using the device control, to test input switching. This is a brand new harmony update. I guess the only other thing i could do is put up a video clip of input switching?
edit: I actually had to use to laptops to do the firmware update, the first one would not detect the 542 comm port due to the bluetooth module I have. The second one picked up the olevia fine and updated the firmware. Have the laptop a/c adapter, thought mine was going to go off halfway through when battery started going. had to run and get the adapter.
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I believe him... it makes sense. The original 542i was always capable of discrete input selection via the RS-232 interface (used by whole house A/V integrators) so it makes sense the only thing lacking was an infrared remote with enough buttons for the 10 different inputs.

I'll take a look at this when I get home, but if this works out, Greg gets the "You are da man" award for this find
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I believe him... it makes sense. The original 542i was always capable of discrete input selection via the RS-232 interface (used by whole house A/V integrators) so it makes sense the only thing lacking was an infrared remote with enough buttons for the 10 different inputs.

I'll take a look at this when I get home, but if this works out, Greg gets the "You are da man" award for this find

really, credit goes to other people, especially the guy (s_evans?) who figured out the proto codes and gave to logitech. This solved my #1 irritation with the tv.
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My firmware version is currently 542-B11-060831D Olevia 542i
Recommned firmware version from above: 542-B11_061218A.zip --> Is this it?

Called Logitech Support, and guy wants me to delete my TV from my Harmony settings, and then add it again. I synched the remote just the other day., and under Devices I can see the Discreet Desciptions of buttons to take me directly to each input. Don't remember that before., or I could be wrong.

Thought before I delete any of the complicated Harmony settings, that I would ask ... if I definately need to upgrade my firmware. I really hate doing that, but I guess it's only a 30 mile drive to their warehouse.

Thanks for your help. Can't wait to get this thing working they way it should have been all along..

OH, and the discreet input doesnt work, even though its on the remote, yet.....
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My firmware version is currently 542-B11-060831D Olevia 542i
Recommned firmware version from above: 542-B11_061218A.zip --> Is this it?

Called Logitech Support, and guy wants me to delete my TV from my Harmony settings, and then add it again. I synched the remote just the other day., and under Devices I can see the Discreet Desciptions of buttons to take me directly to each input. Don't remember that before., or I could be wrong.

Thought before I delete any of the complicated Harmony settings, that I would ask ... if I definately need to upgrade my firmware. I really hate doing that, but I guess it's only a 30 mile drive to their warehouse.

Thanks for your help. Can't wait to get this thing working they way it should have been all along..

OH, and the discreet input doesnt work, even though its on the remote, yet.....

Thats what I had as well. Looking at the firmware revision file, http://64.168.125.230/support/Syntax...B11_FWhist.txt
it looks like 061121B added the ir commands. I don't remember what firmware i had, but the discrete functions on the harmony did not work until I updated the olevia firmware. Once I did that, I went to the tv device, and changed it to a type 2 input selection (discrete buttons for each input), and double checked the input configuration for each activity, and all was good. I only have cable, ps2, and dvd, but this makes it much easier to swap inputs. It just works the way it always should have. I directly linked to the directory with the latest -B11 firmware, which can be verified by looking around the directory tree above the b11 firmware.
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Wow, sounds like quite the headache for the Logitech. With the software I use I just paste the Pronto codes into a box and the new command is ready to use. Why does Logitech make it so hard just to add some IR commands?
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Wow, sounds like quite the headache for the Logitech. With the software I use I just paste the Pronto codes into a box and the new command is ready to use. Why does Logitech make it so hard just to add some IR commands?

What makes you think it's hard to add IR codes to the Logitech remote?

With my 880 I can either learn them directly from another remote, or download them from Logitech's library (which is HUGE), or in a worse case have Logitech make a custom set that I can download. How is that hard?
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I upgrade the Firmware to version inicated above.

I relearned the firmware process.

I restarted 5-6x until I got the correct port. (I though it was 9), and I unplugged my bluetooth USB thingy.

Update of firmware was succesful.

Updated Harmony 720 to choose inputs via STYLE #2 on setup. Then choose which command goes with each "INPUT STYLE" i.e. HDMI --> INPUTHDMI
All 9 had choices. Did not see one for VGA_Component, so I just connected it to VGA, since if I didnt choose anything I could not continue. I don't use that input now, anyway. Not even sure what it would be used.

Then I went to the TV DEVICE and TIMING(s). I hit default as I watch what it was and what the default was changed to. If it was a smaller number I kept it. If it was a long number like the 3 seconds for the INPUT DELAY, I brought that down to 300 or 500.

It works great. Now I need to tweak the timings. I had to expand the timing so long, that going from one input to another was terribly slow.

THIS IS THE GREATEST!!!..

Somone should send an email to everyone that has been involved with this thread. If they were like me, it was a bookmark that was visited quite often during the use of their new Olevia 542i. But with everything working well, many may not come back.

For those that do, enjoy the new GOING DIRECTLY to and INPUT, no longer cycling thru 10 inputs.


Thank you, thank you, thank you.!!!
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Yup, just got mine working also.

Folks who attempt this, remember that all you have to do is go back to the Device settings for the 542i in your setup on the Harmony website and change the Input selection type to direct input instead of sequential and remap the input selections to the new IR commands. There's no need to touch any Activites on the Harmony setup, it takes care of itself.

You gotta hand it to Olevia for continuing to update the firmware on this set, most manufacturers abandon their customers after releasing newer models.

This so rocks... I can honestly say now that my home theater setup is now perfect given the equipment I'm using
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What makes you think it's hard to add IR codes to the Logitech remote?

With my 880 I can either learn them directly from another remote, or download them from Logitech's library (which is HUGE), or in a worse case have Logitech make a custom set that I can download. How is that hard?

It might just be impossible if Logitech decides not to invest the time in your sets codes, and if you think that Logitechs IR code library is impressive, you have never really even explored what a Pronto code is. The Logitech library is a tiny little subset of the Pronto codes available from sites like
Remote Central
You can probably also rest assured that if evan_s hadnt invested the time to hack the Pronto codes and provide them to Logitech you would not be quite so happy right now.

I run an HTPC, and the software I use creates windows shortcuts that issue IR commands when clicked. I have one for each input I use. It also enables me to use my multi-button mouse as my AV system remote control. I never even need to pick up the Olevia remote, as all the commands I use most often are available by clicking a mouse button. Instead of trying to navigate Olevia's nonexistant channel guide, I just click on a watch now icon in TitanTV's grid listings and I am instantly watching that channel.
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Simple answer on Pronto vs Harmony: I'm a software and hardware engineer, I could tweak, fiddle or figure out just about anything and it would make perfect sense to me. I didn't buy my remote for me... I bought it for my family. In terms of operational simplicity and user friendliness (ie, wives and grandmas) nothing beats a Harmony with it's "Activity-based" operational methodology and it's adaptive help system in the remote.

It's really that simple.

There's not a single component I've personally come across I can't control, so it's irrelevant (to me) which database is larger.

I'm sure the Pronto is a fine piece of hardware.
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I run an HTPC, and the software I use creates windows shortcuts that issue IR commands when clicked. I have one for each input I use. It also enables me to use my multi-button mouse as my AV system remote control.

What software are you using? I would love to be able to control stuff from my computer..3 remote controls lying on the couch often end up on teh floor or under one of our butts.!!!

I went to the Pronto Site(by Phillips) and am totally lost..
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The software I use really has nothing to do with Pronto hardware, it simply uses the Pronto hex format IR codes, which has become the accepted standard for handling IR codes. Even the Logitech uses them..
Im afraid that the software I use is no longer being offered to the public, but you may be able to find an older version by searching on the net for "AIVMS".
Its an artificial intelligence that can use hardware such as the USB-UIRT and X10 to command external devices. It basically controls my entire home, from the AV system to the bathroom fans and lights.

If you can find a version of AIVMS on the net, you can use the contact info in it to see if the developer will give you a registered version. He (Michael) is a nice guy, and still provides support and updates to those who had already purchased the software. It seems he only creates things like this as a hobby, so the software is distributed to the public on a very limited basis.

He is currently working on another nice software package that provides HTPC's with a software controllable HD Radio hardware interface. Its called "HD RadioPC" and I use the software together with the Visteon HD Radio receiver hardware myself for both my HTPC and my car.
Yep, the car has a PC in it as well. Ok, so Im spoiled, what can I say..
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Im afraid that the software I use is no longer being offered to the public, but you may be able to find an older version by searching on the net for "AIVMS".

I found AIVMS, which is quite easy since it ties into Skype(a hotbutton right now), but it does not seem to have any of the back-end, nor links to the Home Automation modules.
The website also is impossible to reach.

Thanks for the info...it was worth a try, but I think I will have to side with those who say a Logitech remote is by far the easiest "set it and forget it" way to go...

Anyone know of killer sales going on now? ;-)

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Like I said, the developer no longer distributes it to the public over the net. In fact, most of the software he creates is really only available to the public for a short time. If you are interested in it, you would just drop the developer a note and he would likely send you a software CD.
The software is still supported, but the support is provided from a private password protected site.
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Just an fyi, you don't need to update your TV to the latest firmware for the specific inputs to work. You just need to update your Logitech remote. I did it yesterday and didn't flash my TV and it works great. Thanks to Logitech, we can now choose which input we want without going through every input selection.
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Just an fyi, you don't need to update your TV to the latest firmware for the specific inputs to work. You just need to update your Logitech remote. I did it yesterday and didn't flash my TV and it works great. Thanks to Logitech, we can now choose which input we want without going through every input selection.

This depends on which firmware your tv has-mine did not seem to work until I updated, but people should probably try the discrete commands, and if they work don't worry about the tv firmware update.
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Anyone who's been lusting for a 880 remote, Dell has it on sale for half price:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...s=19&c=us&l=en



Edit: Sale is over. Snooze ya loose
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Thanks for the info on the firmware upgrade/Harmony remote! Worked beautifully, and now when my wife switches from TV to DVD it is instant and foolproof!
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Don't know if it's my components, but when I switch activites on my Harmony 720 from WatchTIVO to WatchREPLAYTV, It doesnt seem to get a signal on the Olevia 542i. I wait, and give it a few more seconds, then I hit the HELP key, and as soon as I do the tuner tells me what input it's on, and I receive the PICTURE and signal that I expected.

Don't know why it's hesitating.... And currently it would be easier to troubleshoot it myself, and ask questions here, then trying to get to someone that knows what they're talking (Level 2 Support)... on the line.

Other than that, the direct input works great.
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It would help to know what inputs the 542i are suppose to be on for each activity. Also, when you updated the programming on your Harmony from sequential to direct inputs for the 542i, did you check that all the activities were correct in terms of sequences? Did you also verify/modify the timing delays for the various activities? Now that there is no longer sequential input switching (with long delays) you should re-examine these timings.
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I have run into an issue that has got me worried. Over the weekend while watching a DVD, 2/3 of my screen went dark all of a sudden. I can see the picture and the color's are present, but there is a dark tint on the bottom 2/3 of the screen and it is very visible, especially on white backgrounds. The top 1/3 of the screen works fine, and there is one line in the middle of the 2/3 tint that appears normal, and then the remaining screen is dark again. This is happening on all input sources, even when I turn the TV on. Any ideas?
I called tech support but it was a 40 minute wait, so I sent them an email.
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It's possible that some of the display backlights have failed.
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Don't know why it's hesitating.... And currently it would be easier to troubleshoot it myself, and ask questions here, then trying to get to someone that knows what they're talking (Level 2 Support)... on the line.

Other than that, the direct input works great.

If you're still having this problem, I'd suggest trying running an update to your remote again, maybe the last update was a little corrupted. I've had to do that before with mine. I think there's a factory reset for the remote too but I haven't had to do that.

I just updated my 542i and it's so much better with my Harmony now Thanks for everyone that helped put this in place.

For anyone not famliar with how to change your TV for discrete inputs on your Harmony: in your Harmony Software, go to the device settings for your TV device, then click "Settings," then choose"Adjust inputs," then choose "Method 2."
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Don't know if it's my components, but when I switch activites on my Harmony 720 from WatchTIVO to WatchREPLAYTV, It doesnt seem to get a signal on the Olevia 542i. I wait, and give it a few more seconds, then I hit the HELP key, and as soon as I do the tuner tells me what input it's on, and I receive the PICTURE and signal that I expected.

Don't know why it's hesitating.... And currently it would be easier to troubleshoot it myself, and ask questions here, then trying to get to someone that knows what they're talking (Level 2 Support)... on the line.

Other than that, the direct input works great.

I think I might have this same problem too, except so far only with the Tuner input. When I switch from my PVR to the tuner, the tuner would say No Signal until I manually change the channel (cable connection without any cable boxes) either by punching in the channel number or with the channel up/down keys--Prev Channel key doesn't help. I played with the Harmony timings a little with no luck so I implemented a workaround.

I set my Watch TV activity to do a Channel Up and then a Channel down as the last steps in that activity.

BTW I now have the TV timing set at 12000, 100, 100, 500.
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Yes, I thought I was going crazy, with the Harmony and 542i combo. I would see the NO SIGNAL, and as soon as I went and hit the HELP key, it would clear the tuner, and or the COMPOSITE 1 that was showing up on the screen and work.

I thought that maybe the commands that they designed for direct INPUT were going longer than needed. But will try the above fix. I was wondering what I could after to automatically suggest a key press. Thanks.
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I updated my logitech harmony remote yesterday after a friend mentioned seeing InputComposite1 as an option on his setup (242T based, but close enough). Setting the Harmony to option 2, and using all the direct input codes works like a champ. Given that I'm only using Composite1 & 2 and HDMI, not having to do a 9 channel cycle from HDMI -> Composite2 is so nice.

It's great when a software update can make your tv more awesome.
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