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aurels_ 11-27-2019 06:04 AM

Harmony Companion : controling multiple devices at the same time
 
Hello,

I bough a Harmony Companion and its hub second hand.

I successfully configured it for my main room's equiment : an amplifier, an Apple TV and a STB.
Everything is supported and recognized: with the iOS app, I can control the 3 devices.

I created some "activities" : one to watch movies (amp + Apple TV) and one the watch TV (amp + STB).
I can start/stop them with my remote : the correct equipent turns on/off according to the acivity. Yey!

My issue is when I am "into" an activity: whatever the key I press, it is sent to the amplifier.That's cool for the volume controls, but not for the arrows, numbers, "menu", "guide" etc.
I would obviously like to control the Apple TV/STB in that case.

Do I have to configure something for that ? A kind of priority ? I've checked the manual and google without any success, I guess I am missing something.

Thanks for any help.

aurels

karrank% 11-27-2019 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aurels_ (Post 58880368)
Hello,

I bough a Harmony Companion and its hub second hand.

I successfully configured it for my main room's equiment : an amplifier, an Apple TV and a STB.
Everything is supported and recognized: with the iOS app, I can control the 3 devices.

I created some "activities" : one to watch movies (amp + Apple TV) and one the watch TV (amp + STB).
I can start/stop them with my remote : the correct equipent turns on/off according to the acivity. Yey!

My issue is when I am "into" an activity: whatever the key I press, it is sent to the amplifier.That's cool for the volume controls, but not for the arrows, numbers, "menu", "guide" etc.
I would obviously like to control the Apple TV/STB in that case.

Do I have to configure something for that ? A kind of priority ? I've checked the manual and google without any success, I guess I am missing something.

Thanks for any help.

aurels

Did you get the app as well?

(Reason being, I find it easier to use rather than any desktop interface)


-That's how I reassign remote button functions within/for my different activities.

aurels_ 11-28-2019 01:54 AM

Yes, I used the iOS app to setup everything actually.

I'm OK to assign some keys but I don't understand why the amp is getting all the signals, why is it prioritary ?
Because it's the first device I added to the system ?

Thanks.

karrank% 11-28-2019 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aurels_ (Post 58885140)
Yes, I used the iOS app to setup everything actually.

I'm OK to assign some keys but I don't understand why the amp is getting all the signals, why is it prioritary ?
Because it's the first device I added to the system ?

Thanks.

Drawing a blank here. I've read elsewhere that having CEC/ARC enabled can contribute to these problems, and isn't necessary with the Harmonys since they do all the controlling anyway. So try disabling those functions maybe?

Good luck, and happy Thanksgiving.

aurels_ 11-28-2019 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karrank% (Post 58885984)
Drawing a blank here. I've read elsewhere that having CEC/ARC enabled can contribute to these problems, and isn't necessary with the Harmonys since they do all the controlling anyway. So try disabling those functions maybe?

Thanks, I'll try.

Quote:

Good luck, and happy Thanksgiving.
We don't have Thanksgiving here, but thaks anyway, and happy Thanksgiving to you ;-)

karrank% 11-28-2019 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by aurels_ (Post 58886004)



We don't have Thanksgiving here, but thaks anyway, and happy Thanksgiving to you ;-)

"This must be Thursday; I could never get the hang of Thursdays"

aurels_ 11-28-2019 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by karrank% (Post 58886216)
"This must be Thursday; I could never get the hang of Thursdays"

Then, don't panic !

aurels_ 11-29-2019 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karrank% (Post 58885984)
Drawing a blank here. I've read elsewhere that having CEC/ARC enabled can contribute to these problems, and isn't necessary with the Harmonys since they do all the controlling anyway. So try disabling those functions maybe?

I disabled CEC on the TV and "HDMI link" on my amplifier, nothing changed :-/

aurels_ 11-29-2019 02:35 PM

It took an hour but I eventually finished to map each key one by one for each activity and it's OK.

karrank% 11-29-2019 03:33 PM

Glad you got it, seems like you shouldn't have had to remap every button, but whatever works!

aurels_ 12-04-2019 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by karrank% (Post 58891448)
Glad you got it, seems like you shouldn't have had to remap every button, but whatever works!

So long and thanks for all the fish !


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