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post #61 of 113 Old 02-13-2018, 04:36 AM
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Anything for Options?
Options button has the following codes:
EFC5: 00139
EFC: 139
OBC: 115
Hex: 31

See h**p://w*w.hifi-remote.com/forums/dload.php?action=file&file_id=25093 (sorry, this is my first post and I cannot link external URI).
This is my current working setup on 2 URC-7960 I own

Using IrScrutinizer the generated code (not tested) is:
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0000 006C 0022 0002 015B 00AD 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016
0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016
0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016
0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 05F7 015B 0057 0016 0E6C
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Options button has the following codes:
EFC5: 00139
EFC: 139
OBC: 115
Hex: 31

See h**p://w*w.hifi-remote.com/forums/dload.php?action=file&file_id=25093 (sorry, this is my first post and I cannot link external URI).
This is my current working setup on 2 URC-7960 I own

Using IrScrutinizer the generated code (not tested) is:
Code:
0000 006C 0022 0002 015B 00AD 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016
0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016
0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016
0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 05F7 015B 0057 0016 0E6C
Best rgards.



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Did you get the "options" command working while a BD is playing? I contacted Logitech about the "options" command only working while in the XMB and not working while a BD or DVD is playing and below is the response I received:


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Thank you so much for your patience on this.

I've got a feedback from our Product Specialist regarding with the issue that you are having with your PS4. They confirmed that the option command is not supported when on the Bluray as well as the Media Keys using the PS4. This is also one of the limitations of the harmony in terms of controlling the PS4 via Bluray. I'm so sorry about this.

Please let me know if you have further concern and I'll be more than willing to get back to you as soon as possible.


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The PDP works great. Just set it up like post #30 . The PDP doesn't turn off the PS4 the Harmony does. The PDP turns it on and the Harmony turns it off so just set it up like post 30.
Yeah I saw those instructions on here and on Amazon, oddly enough. I just ordered the device from Amazon. Thanks!
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Did you get the "options" command working while a BD is playing? I contacted Logitech about the "options" command only working while in the XMB and not working while a BD or DVD is playing and below is the response I received:
Yep, both Options and media keys work while a BD is playing on my CUH-7016B Italian PS4 Pro with 5.05 firmware.
Just long button pression doesn’t work with my URC-7960.

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I just received my PDP from Amazon and will try to set it up tonight. I have one question:

The instructions in Post #30 of this thread are obviously different from the instructions that come with the device, as I expected. So I will follow the directions in the post. But my question is in regards to something said in the paper instructions, where it says you have to have line of sight to the PDP. So my question is are the instructions wrong? I really need (or at least would really prefer) to have the PDP controlled by the Hub so that I don't have to "point" or aim the remote, and also so I can use Alexa to control some of the functions in the PS4 Activity (mostly on/off/volume) .

My sense in reading the instructions is that since it seems to have been designed as an adjunct for Harmony control over the PS4, and there are only one or two models of Harmony remotes with a Hub, that the instructions are an attempt by the manufacturer to hedge their bet when they admonish us to use line of sight.


Edit: A tangent question I have is, in post #30, why is the PDP being used to control movie playback (second screenshot)? If the only real need for the PDP is to turn the PS4 on via the Harmony, then couldn't I leave the normal PS4 Remote functions as they are and have the PS4 listed as the devices that "plays movies" like I do now, and only use the PSP as a means to turn it on? Or will this foul everything else up? Also, since I use the PS4 for streaming AND blue-rays, not just one or the other, does that change anything in the remote setup? I guess I am not sure if "Which device plays the movie?" is a reference to blue-ray, streaming, or both.

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... it says you have to have line of sight to the PDP. So my question is are the instructions wrong?
I haven't read the instructions, but if they said line of sight with the "remote", that implies hub or blaster as well since they are all functionally equivalent (except in the case of the Smart Control). If it's not line of sight with any of the above, it's not going to work.

As for your second question, since you can apparently already control the PS4 with your Harmony, presumably via HDMI-CEC or some other hardware you haven't mentioned, then you can leave your "plays movies" and other such device choices in your existing activities as-is if you wish. It really makes no difference since the PS4 is going to be controlled either way.

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I haven't read the instructions, but if they said line of sight with the "remote", that implies hub or blaster as well since they are all functionally equivalent (except in the case of the Smart Control). If it's not line of sight with any of the above, it's not going to work.
Yeah, I just checked now, and the instructions say "...position the receiver so that it has a clear line of sight with the Harmony Remote." However, and I guess I will find out soon enough lol, I think this is false. I think that the instructions are vague, and that part is referring to IR control over the receiver only, and what it should say is that if the end user is using a Harmony Hub and/or IR Blasters that the PDP should be in close proximity to at least one of them, so the user can have RC control over the PDP and PS4.

But as I said, I guess I will find out soon enough.

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As for your second question, since you can apparently already control the PS4 with your Harmony, presumably via HDMI-CEC or some other hardware you haven't mentioned, then you can leave your "plays movies" and other such device choices in your existing activities as-is if you wish. It really makes no difference since the PS4 is going to be controlled either way.
I had a feeling this would be the case. I like the layout of the PS4 remote and buttons in the Harmony, BUT I am also amenable to trying this both ways. Who knows? I may prefer having whatever the PDP button layout in the Harmony Elite ends up being, or the two layouts may be identical since the PDP is controlling the PS4 as well.
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...I may prefer having whatever the PDP button layout in the Harmony Elite ends up being, or the two layouts may be identical since the PDP is controlling the PS4 as well.
I don't think I've ever used the default layout of any device on Harmony as the soft buttons are usually nonsensically arranged. All the available PDP commands are in my post near the beginning of the thread, so there won't be any surprises. The "layout" is entirely up to you since you can and should assign whatever commands you wish to the desired buttons. One of the great things about having a programmable remote is being able to change every aspect to fit your own needs.
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Thanks mdavej. Now I am having a strange problem.

I added the device in MyHarmony and synced my remote. Then I set the device up, and it was "seen" by the PS4 in Settings > Devices > Bluetooth menu. I had a green light, indicating it is connected to the PS4, but I had zero control over the PS4 in the PDP device on the Harmony Elite. Even though all the buttons went from greyed out to full color once I activated the PDP. So I tried having the PS4 disconnect from this device, then I pressed the little button on the PDP for 5 seconds to send it into pairing mode. Still I have no control over the PS4 within the PDP activity on the remote. Not to turn it on with the virtual PS button or simple navigation with the hard directional buttons.

The odd thing is that despite the instructions, it doesn't seem necessary to put the PDP into pairing mode as the PS4 Pro just sees it when it is turned on and it connected automatically, without me having to manually connect it. Sp I thought maybe that was the problem, so again, I disconnected it using the OEM Sony PS4 remote, and forced the PDP into pairing mode by holding the button until I got the flashing red. But, once again, it paired automatically without me having to do anything on the remote. And still, no control over the PS4.

I also figured maybe it was a problem with my TV because I had Bravia Sync on so I was able to turn the PS4 on in the Input section of the Bravia's home screen. So I went into the TV's settings, turned off Bravia Sync, restarted the PS4 Pro, and then told the PS4 to disconnect from the PDP and reconnected it.

Any idea why this isn't working?

I haven't even gotten as far as adding the PDP to the PS4 Activity as I want to get it actually working first.


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okay, so I decided to be proactive while trying to figure out what's wrong, and so even though my PDP does NOT work at all, I created the Playstation Activity exactly following the instructions in post #30 . So hopefully once I get this figured out, the Activity will be waiting to start working. I tried a Hail Mary by attempting to use the activity, but it still doesn't work on the PS4 at all. The Activity does turn on the TV, the receiver, and it toggles correctly to the right HDMI input on the TV and the right audio input on my receiver. So I guess its now just a matter of getting the PDP to actually work. What is interesting is that the PDP is absolutely paired with the PS4. I just verified that yet again.

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It's working exactly as you told it to work. Not changing the controlling device to the PDP means no control. Go to device mode to prove it works, then edit your controlling device in the activity setup if you want to actually use the PDP for control.

I have no idea how you were controlling it before you bought the PDP besides my earlier guesses.
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It's working exactly as you told it to work. Not changing the controlling device to the PDP means no control. Go to device mode to prove it works, then edit your controlling device in the activity setup if you want to actually use the PDP for control.

I have no idea how you were controlling it before you bought the PDP besides my earlier guesses.
Maybe you are misunderstanding me or I am misunderstanding you and doing something wrong (lol hopefully the latter, as that is a much easier fix). I set up the activity precisely as post #30 said, and I set up the PDP on the PS4 and added it to the Harmony Elite. When asked "what device plays movies" I picked the PDP. I added the extra step after the others, edited it, and picked "PS" in the third field.

So what am I missing here? Maybe I am not getting what you mean by "controlling device?" Does this have something to do with changing the settings in the PS4 itself, and telling it to preferentially be operated by the PDP or something?
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In that case, I misunderstood and don't see where the mistake is. Somebody else will have to help.
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In that case, I misunderstood and don't see where the mistake is. Somebody else will have to help.
Thanks anyway. I had the feeling that was the case, because I can't get any functionality of the PDP at all, even pointing the Harmony right at it and at the PS4.

One more thing: I cannot seem to get the "steps" added properly in the Start Up and Shut Down sections of the Activity. Not that it matters yet anyway, but when I set the PS4 Pro as the 5th step, as in the picture posted, the "Action" is greyed out and set permanently on "Command" and the only control I have is in the "Value" field, which has no "Turn On" function. And so, in the "Shutdown" section, I can't get PS4 Pro and PDP to say "Shut Down" in the Action menu. Again, at the moment, this is all moot since the device doesn't work at all right now.
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Thanks anyway. I had the feeling that was the case, because I can't get any functionality of the PDP at all, even pointing the Harmony right at it and at the PS4.

One more thing: I cannot seem to get the "steps" added properly in the Start Up and Shut Down sections of the Activity. Not that it matters yet anyway, but when I set the PS4 Pro as the 5th step, as in the picture posted, the "Action" is greyed out and set permanently on "Command" and the only control I have is in the "Value" field, which has no "Turn On" function. And so, in the "Shutdown" section, I can't get PS4 Pro and PDP to say "Shut Down" in the Action menu. Again, at the moment, this is all moot since the device doesn't work at all right now.
Hi ChiroVette, i'm a bit late to the conversation (been away from this thread for a few days) and I'm trying to catch up and understand your issue, so please forgive me if these have already been answered by mdavej.

The PDP doesn't need line of sight to the remote once connected to the Harmony Hub. Once connected to the hub just use your remote like you always do and everything for the PDP will go through the hub so you don't need line of sight from the PDP to the remote.

Are you also saying you cannot connect the PDP to the PS4?

Also as for which device to use to control the PS4, I went into “buttons” and for each activity that had the PS4 I changed all my buttons for that activity from the PS4 to the PDP. For some reason my “PS4” Fast Forward and Rewind would do a chapter skip so I just went ahead and changed every button to use the PDP commands instead of the PS4 commands and it works great.

Hey if you want feel free to pm me with your number or I can send you mine and we can talk and get you set up a lot faster than going back and forth on the forum. I’d be more than happy to help, I’ll be home about 6:00pm EST.

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Hi ChiroVette, i'm a bit late to the conversation (been away from this thread for a few days) and I'm trying to catch up and understand your issue, so please forgive me if these have already been answered by mdavej.

The PDP doesn't need line of sight to the remote once connected to the Harmony Hub. Once connected to the hub just use your remote like you always do and everything for the PDP will go through the hub so you don't need line of sight from the PDP to the remote.

Are you also saying you cannot connect the PDP to the PS4?

Also as for which device to use to control the PS4, I went into “buttons” and for each activity that had the PS4 I changed all my buttons for that activity from the PS4 to the PDP. For some reason my “PS4” Fast Forward and Rewind would do a chapter skip so I just went ahead and changed every button to use the PDP commands instead of the PS4 commands and it works great.

Hey if you want feel free to pm me with your number or I can send you mine and we can talk and get you set up a lot faster than going back and forth on the forum. I’d be more than happy to help, I’ll be home about 6:00pm EST.

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Hey Legairre, thanks for the answer! If I don't get this resolved, I may take you up on your kind offer.

Right now, my main problem is that the PDP doesn't actually work. Now the reason this is so strange is because the PS4 Pro sees it, AND is connected to it. So obviously the pairing worked. However, the PS4 is completely unresponsive to the device on my Harmony Elite remote, even though the buttons when I go into the device are lit up and colorful, which indicates two things:

-The remote and Hub think that the remote is working when I press buttons
-The PS4 thinks it is being controlled by my Harmony, as evidence by the little green dot next to the name of the PDP device in my PS4's XMB, when I go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.

I have even tried manually disconnecting the PDP from the PS4 in the Bluetooth menu then re-discovering and reconnecting to the PS4. All to no avail.
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Hey Legairre, thanks for the answer! If I don't get this resolved, I may take you up on your kind offer.

Right now, my main problem is that the PDP doesn't actually work. Now the reason this is so strange is because the PS4 Pro sees it, AND is connected to it. So obviously the pairing worked. However, the PS4 is completely unresponsive to the device on my Harmony Elite remote, even though the buttons when I go into the device are lit up and colorful, which indicates two things:

-The remote and Hub think that the remote is working when I press buttons
-The PS4 thinks it is being controlled by my Harmony, as evidence by the little green dot next to the name of the PDP device in my PS4's XMB, when I go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.

I have even tried manually disconnecting the PDP from the PS4 in the Bluetooth menu then re-discovering and reconnecting to the PS4. All to no avail.
When you added the PDP to the Harmony software did go to devices and under "Manufacturer" enter PDP and under "Device Model Number" enter "IR RECEIVER For PS4". Just want to make sure you have the right PDP device in your remote because it sound slike it's paired with the PS4 but not the Harmony hub.

Also if you got the actual remote and go to devices and pick the PDP and then click fast forward or any other button does the green light on the Harmony hub blink on and off as you press the remotes buttons?

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With a hub based remote, you sometimes have to assign devices to a certain "port" - hub, blaster or remote. Whichever one is line of sight with the PDP should be assigned appropriately. This is done on the remote itself from what I understand.

A simple test would be to switch to device mode and pick the PDP. Then using your cameraphone, watch the output of the Elite itself and see if you see a violet blinking light (that's IR). If so, aim the remote directly at the PDP and see if the PS4 responds. If that much works, then the PDP is functional and you can worry about fixing the activities.
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I think that I might have a defective unit or there may be something wrong with my PS4 (less likely). After calling and leaving a message with PDP's North American customer support, I spent about an hour on the phone with Logitech tech support and they cannot figure out what's going on either.

First off, another weird thing I noticed about the PDP is that I cannot get the PS4 to "Forget" the device. I can only go into the PDP device on the PS4 and "Disconnect," which is pointless because every time I do, the PDP automatically reconnects for some reason. Additionally, I tried to force the PDP to disconnect from the PS4 by removing the micro-USB power cord from the back, which deprives it of power, BUT the PS4 still thinks it is connected, even without power. I thought that maybe there was some sort of power storage in the unit or a battery of some sort, so I tried pressing the pairing button while the PDP was unplugged, and I get no blinking red lights no matter how long I hold the pairing button for. So that should indicate the unit is completely off. Yet, still the PS4 thinks it is connected AND even when I disconnect, it "re connects" to a PDP that has no power going to it. Which I find a little odd.

Edit: Okay, more weirdness. I not only unplugged the PDP and I unplugged the AC adapter from the power-strip, but I took the PDP out to my car, across the street, and buried it in my dashboard, of course with no power going to it. Yet my PS4 Pro still keeps connecting to a device that neither has power nor is even in the house. I also checked to make sure the device and Activity were deleted from MyHarmony and the remote. Now I managed to get PDP Support on the phone and am on with them now, and they are equally clueless. They told me to unplug my Harmony Hub and turn off the remote just in case the device was still somehow hidden in there, but even that doesn't stop the PS4 from connecting to an imaginary device called "PDP Universal Remote," no matter how many times I click on "Disconnect" in the PS4's devices > Bluetooth menu. Also, I just checked every single Blu-tooth device connected to the PS4, even the ones that are not connected presently because they are off (such as my two controllers). And with every Blu-tooth device I have the ability to press "Options" and then click "Forget" which would allow me to then pair it with the PS4 again. But for some reason, when pressing "Options" within the PDP device, there is no pop up that gives me the ability to "Forget" the device.

This is just getting weirder and weirder!

Edit 2: I just did a hard-reboot of the PS4 and that still doesn't get rid of the PDP's little green "on light" when I booted up the console again. I can still "disconnect" from the device, but I cannot make the PS4 "Forget" the PDP. By the way, PDP's alleged tech support was completely unhelpful. I think I am going to try returning this as defective and ordering a new one.

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I think that I might have a defective unit or there may be something wrong with my PS4 (less likely). After calling and leaving a message with PDP's North American customer support, I spent about an hour on the phone with Logitech tech support and they cannot figure out what's going on either.

First off, another weird thing I noticed about the PDP is that I cannot get the PS4 to "Forget" the device. I can only go into the PDP device on the PS4 and "Disconnect," which is pointless because every time I do, the PDP automatically reconnects for some reason. Additionally, I tried to force the PDP to disconnect from the PS4 by removing the micro-USB power cord from the back, which deprives it of power, BUT the PS4 still thinks it is connected, even without power. I thought that maybe there was some sort of power storage in the unit or a battery of some sort, so I tried pressing the pairing button while the PDP was unplugged, and I get no blinking red lights no matter how long I hold the pairing button for. So that should indicate the unit is completely off. Yet, still the PS4 thinks it is connected AND even when I disconnect, it "re connects" to a PDP that has no power going to it. Which I find a little odd.

Edit: Okay, more weirdness. I not only unplugged the PDP and I unplugged the AC adapter from the power-strip, but I took the PDP out to my car, across the street, and buried it in my dashboard, of course with no power going to it. Yet my PS4 Pro still keeps connecting to a device that neither has power nor is even in the house. I also checked to make sure the device and Activity were deleted from MyHarmony and the remote. Now I managed to get PDP Support on the phone and am on with them now, and they are equally clueless. They told me to unplug my Harmony Hub and turn off the remote just in case the device was still somehow hidden in there, but even that doesn't stop the PS4 from connecting to an imaginary device called "PDP Universal Remote," no matter how many times I click on "Disconnect" in the PS4's devices > Bluetooth menu. Also, I just checked every single Blu-tooth device connected to the PS4, even the ones that are not connected presently because they are off (such as my two controllers). And with every Blu-tooth device I have the ability to press "Options" and then click "Forget" which would allow me to then pair it with the PS4 again. But for some reason, when pressing "Options" within the PDP device, there is no pop up that gives me the ability to "Forget" the device.

This is just getting weirder and weirder!

Edit 2: I just did a hard-reboot of the PS4 and that still doesn't get rid of the PDP's little green "on light" when I booted up the console again. I can still "disconnect" from the device, but I cannot make the PS4 "Forget" the PDP. By the way, PDP's alleged tech support was completely unhelpful. I think I am going to try returning this as defective and ordering a new one.
Wow out of all the post on Amazon and here you're the only one I've read of that is having this kind of trouble with the PDP. I'd have to agree that you have a defective one because it's such a simple device to get up and running. Just pair the PDP with the PS4 and add it from the Harmony database, then follow post 30. It's like you have a phantom PDP that won't go away in the PS4, but it's also not there so the Harmony Hub won't recognize it.

I'll be home in about 1 hour and just for kicks and giggles I'm going to see if I'm able to remove my PDP from my PS4 and I'll post back.

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Wow out of all the post on Amazon and here you're the only one I've read of that is having this kind of trouble with the PDP. I'd have to agree that you have a defective one because it's such a simple device to get up and running. Just pair the PDP with the PS4 and add it from the Harmony database, then follow post 30. It's like you have a phantom PDP that won't go away in the PS4, but it's also not there so the Harmony Hub won't recognize it.

I'll be home in about 1 hour and just for kicks and giggles I'm going to see if I'm able to remove my PDP from my PS4 and I'll post back.
I just ordered a replacement from Amazon, so all I have to do is send the one I have back after I receive the new one. But, in truth, I am starting to wonder now if I have a more serious problem, one with my PS4 Pro. Regardless of whether or not my PDP is defective, the PS4 should absolutely be able to remove it with the "Forget" command like I can do with every single other Blue-tooth device that I have connected to the PS4.

I can "Disconnect" it, but then the PS4 automatically re-connects no matter what I do. LMAO one would think that if the device was unplugged from AC power AND was outside of my house, across the street, buried in the dashboard of my car, that it should not be connecting to the PS4. I actually thought that maybe the PDP has some sort of Phantom Power, and would still be on when disconnected from AC power, but then if the device is out of my apartment, it should not connect even then.

I just posted this problem on Sony's official PS4 forums, in case this turns out to be a PS4 issue and not a PDP problem.
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I just ordered a replacement from Amazon, so all I have to do is send the one I have back after I receive the new one. But, in truth, I am starting to wonder now if I have a more serious problem, one with my PS4 Pro. Regardless of whether or not my PDP is defective, the PS4 should absolutely be able to remove it with the "Forget" command like I can do with every single other Blue-tooth device that I have connected to the PS4.

I can "Disconnect" it, but then the PS4 automatically re-connects no matter what I do. LMAO one would think that if the device was unplugged from AC power AND was outside of my house, across the street, buried in the dashboard of my car, that it should not be connecting to the PS4. I actually thought that maybe the PDP has some sort of Phantom Power, and would still be on when disconnected from AC power, but then if the device is out of my apartment, it should not connect even then.

I just posted this problem on Sony's official PS4 forums, in case this turns out to be a PS4 issue and not a PDP problem.
Yeah that is weird. I don't have the pro just the regular PS4 so when I get home I'll try to forget mine and see if the PS4 is able to do it.

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Just an update:

I got the new unit last night and set it up this morning, a few minutes ago. Everything works fine, as described in Post #30 . So I assume the other unit was defective, and I am sending it back to Amazon.

What is odd, however, is I have TWO entries for PDP in the Settings > Devices > Bluetooth section of my PS4's XMB

One says PDP Universal Remote, which appears to be the inert one. And the other Says PDP IR Receiver, which is the newer entry the PS4 just discovered, and the one that actually just asked me to connect to it. Not sure what the hell is going on with that original PDP entry in my PS4's XMB, but I assume its just an anomaly of some kind as its still there, but apparently has no function of any sort.

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so i am a bit confused, im using a harmony 700 remote, when setting up the activity and adding the pdp to the on sequence it does not add the ps4 to the off sequence, do i have to have a hub for this function to work?
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So I'm trying to follow the instructions in post #30 and got most of the way there, but shutting the system down still doesn't work. I have a Harmony 670, which needs to use the old standalone software and not the MyHarmony stuff used by the newer remotes. I tried adding the "PlayStation 4" device, but there are no device commands in that definition, presumably because the older software assumed no Bluetooth-compatible devices or something like that. Any ideas how to get that to work? I have the turning on part working and all of the commands inside the PS4 itself work. Help?
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So I'm trying to follow the instructions in post #30 and got most of the way there, but shutting the system down still doesn't work. I have a Harmony 670, which needs to use the old standalone software and not the MyHarmony stuff used by the newer remotes. I tried adding the "PlayStation 4" device, but there are no device commands in that definition, presumably because the older software assumed no Bluetooth-compatible devices or something like that. Any ideas how to get that to work? I have the turning on part working and all of the commands inside the PS4 itself work. Help?
I just loaded the older software from when I had an 890 and my old account was still active. Can you select PDP from this screen and try adding the PDP "PS" command for the off command like this screen shot. Maybe with the older software the PDP can turn off the PS4, since the older software doesn't recognize the PS4 and shows no commands for it.
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Anyone have updates on this? Has Logitech updated the Harmony database yet to incorporate the commands from the older software?
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Is the manual for this device posted online anywhere? I can't find it.

Also, what is the 3.5mm jack for? Is it an IR input? (I'm looking to use this with a URC system)
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Is the manual for this device posted online anywhere? I can't find it.

Also, what is the 3.5mm jack for? Is it an IR input? (I'm looking to use this with a URC system)
Where did you see a 3.5mm input? Mine only has a usb input for the usb power cable it doesn't have any other inputs on it.

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Where did you see a 3.5mm input? Mine only has a usb input for the usb power cable it doesn't have any other inputs on it.
I Called PDP customer support [3 Times this week]
to ask one simple question.

Where is the IR Receiver Located?

Left - Middle - Right - I will just have to play locating
my IR Blaster in one of those three locations.

After a week I have not been able to get PDP to
answer my simple question.

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I Called PDP customer support [3 Times this week]
to ask one simple question.

Where is the IR Receiver Located?

Middle
The Middle works great I now have my CRESTRON
control system commanding my PS4 after GOD knows
how many years I have been waiting for this.

Thank You Legairre for getting my attention on this device
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