Originally Posted by noah katz
It's not clear from the options presented that there's a way to have the Harmony not mess with a device's power settings; see pic.
I don't want to waste lamp strikes on my projector trying to figure this out.
Is there any I can't just leave the projector device out of an activity?
I'm fine with switching to it to power on/off and make any adjustments necessary, plus I can add any of its remote buttons that I use a lot (like lens memories) to the activity, right?
The options do just what they say:
"I want to turn this device off when not in use"
If you have an activity that uses this device it will be turned on when the activity is started. If you switch to another activity that includes
this device then the device will remain on (no additional power on command sent). If you switch to another activity that does not include
this device then a power off command will be sent to it. When the Off button is pressed a power off command will be sent to the device (if it was on in the last activity in use).
"I want to leave this device powered on all the time"
Power an and power off commands are not sent to the device by any activity. This option is typically used for cable boxes that do not have discrete power commands and you leave them in the power on state all the time.
"I want to keep this device on when switching Activities and only turn it off when I press the Off button"
This is very similar to the first option. A power on command will be sent to the device the very first time that an activity that uses this device is selected. After that you can switch to any activity (that use or do not use the device) without any power commands being sent to the device. A power off command will only be sent when the Off button is pressed. This is what some people refer to as "piggy back activities".
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