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I remember trying a year or so ago with a GC100 where I didn't use that cable, instead I used a direct mono cable. Fried the GC100, Xantech block undamaged. So there is some kind of subtle voltage difference I'd guess. It's a cheap and simple cable and hooked the GC100 up perfectly to a Xantech block. Wont make that mistake again. Since then I've switched to iTachs/Roomie anyway but iTachs still need those cables for the Xantech blocks (though I'm not going to try it without it to see whether stuff doesn't fry anymore).
 

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This app is really nice. The customization in the new version is fantastic ! Graphics and 2 way feedback are top notch. Highly recommended.
 

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Good to know. Glad I didn't try it. The only issue I have so far is that Roomie won't turn my Denon 3808 "ON" when it is powered off. I have just finished my basement and rack so I haven't spent a lot of time on it. Will shortly. So far, its fun to play with.
 

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Good to know. Glad I didn't try it. The only issue I have so far is that Roomie won't turn my Denon 3808 "ON" when it is powered off. I have just finished my basement and rack so I haven't spent a lot of time on it. Will shortly. So far, its fun to play with.

I have the same receiver. You have to turn off power saving mode under the network settings on the Denon.


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I have a question about turning certain activities OFF when I'm finished for the day.

Do I need to create a TURN OFF activity for each activity.

If I'm say watching a DVD with the TV on, DVD on, AMP on and I want to switch them all OFF do I need to create an activity just to do that.

The SYSTEM OFF that is in roomie doesn't seem to do anything unless you you add a command to switch stuff off.

I'm probably doing something wrong.
 

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Roomie is a Diamond with some rough edges that they are very actively working on.


For now System Off works for a complete shut down on those device which are On for all activities.


On and Off for an Activity is coming.


For now I just turn Off the main device used in the Activity before changing to another Activity.


For example: Watching a DVD and changing to Watch TV. I just tap the Off icon for the DVD before changing to the TV.


Hope this helps

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Originally Posted by crabra /forum/post/21256176


I have a question about turning certain activities OFF when I'm finished for the day.

Do I need to create a TURN OFF activity for each activity.

If I'm say watching a DVD with the TV on, DVD on, AMP on and I want to switch them all OFF do I need to create an activity just to do that.

The SYSTEM OFF that is in roomie doesn't seem to do anything unless you you add a command to switch stuff off.

I'm probably doing something wrong.

As the previous poster mentioned the "System Off" activity only automatically includes power off comands for components that are marked for "ON" for all activities. You can edit the system off activity and add other commands though.


Another thing you can do for powering off specific components that don't need to be on in another activity is add power offs for unneeded components in the new activity. for example for the activity "watch dvd" you power up the TV, Receiver, and DVD player, but at the end of that activity add a discrete power off for all you other gear. That way when ever you move from on activity to another you insure that you only have what is needed on. I've not set that up with Roomie but did that on a previous universal remote and it worked well.
 

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As the previous poster mentioned the "System Off" activity only automatically includes power off comands for components that are marked for "ON" for all activities. You can edit the system off activity and add other commands though.


Another thing you can do for powering off specific components that don't need to be on in another activity is add power offs for unneeded components in the new activity. for example for the activity "watch dvd" you power up the TV, Receiver, and DVD player, but at the end of that activity add a discrete power off for all you other gear. That way when ever you move from on activity to another you insure that you only have what is needed on. I've not set that up with Roomie but did that on a previous universal remote and it worked well.

The problem is currently the commands only run on entering to a Activity, there is not anyway to issue a command when exiting a Activity.


I understand it's in the works and as TS goes, they are pretty quick in responding.


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Hi all

I am thinking of converting from irule to roomie but wanted to check how difficult it is to set up devices that are not supported. I have some fairly esoteric hifi components that all work off infra- red and I guess I would need to program these one by one or use a learning feature if one exists for this remote.

Is this quite easy to do and what do I need to know before I can be certain that the roomie can control these units? I have already emailed roomie and they told me that I would need to know the codes at least.

Thanks

James

Hi, can anyone help me add learned ir commands to roomie. I have ilearn and saved the commands to desktop

But I'm lost how to proceed.

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Hi, can anyone help me add learned ir commands to roomie. I have ilearn and saved the commands to desktop

But I'm lost how to proceed.

Thequietman

If your devices are not in Roomie current device list, I would send them to support and ask their help. They can help you get the learned codes in correctly. it is doable just needs to be done right.


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Is there a way to customise buttons for the remotes only.

I could only customise the button through the activity.

Any help would be great.
 

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glad i found this thread, i was just about to purchase irule and now i'm not going to

Both are great offerings (I have both) but the ease of getting a Roomie remote up and running as well as the WAF factor made Roomie what I use at home.


I am glad to have both as iRule and Roomie continue to grow and expand I have additional options.
 

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Both are great offerings (I have both) but the ease of getting a Roomie remote up and running as well as the WAF factor made Roomie what I use at home.


I am glad to have both as iRule and Roomie continue to grow and expand I have additional options.

Don't forget Demopad... I have all three and each has it's strengths, my fav at the moment though is Demopad because of the WAF that I have been able to create with it. If you are not into spending the time learning the technology then Roomie is the way to go. It is a great product that will only get better, but it can never deliver a true customized solution.
 

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Originally Posted by khiser /forum/post/21286767


Both are great offerings (I have both) but the ease of getting a Roomie remote up and running as well as the WAF factor made Roomie what I use at home.


I am glad to have both as iRule and Roomie continue to grow and expand I have additional options.

well, i'm not opposed to having both, but roomie is much cheaper, i would need to spend 100 on iRule or my needs. i think what i will do, is use Roomie, get it up and running fast so that my wife and kid can use it with their devices no problem. then in the future i can play with irule and see what happens.


let me ask a question though since you use both, i see that Roomie works well with activities, remembering what you have turned on and so forth, so if i hit power off it will turn off everything. does irule do this? i asked in the irule forum and emailed support, and all i get is it's as smart as you make it, which didn't answer my question. just wondering if the activities work like a logitech, it remembers everything thats been turned on, so i can hit power off, and it only powers off things that have been turned on since i sat down to watch tv or game or whatever.


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well, i'm not opposed to having both, but roomie is much cheaper, i would need to spend 100 on iRule or my needs. i think what i will do, is use Roomie, get it up and running fast so that my wife and kid can use it with their devices no problem. then in the future i can play with irule and see what happens.


let me ask a question though since you use both, i see that Roomie works well with activities, remembering what you have turned on and so forth, so if i hit power off it will turn off everything. does irule do this? i asked in the irule forum and emailed support, and all i get is it's as smart as you make it, which didn't answer my question. just wondering if the activities work like a logitech, it remembers everything thats been turned on, so i can hit power off, and it only powers off things that have been turned on since i sat down to watch tv or game or whatever.


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No iRule will not do that, but then again neither will roomie at the moment. Both of them require you to add specific commands to switch devices off, other than roomie will switch of anything that is checked to be used in all activities.


The only one that can be programmed to remember what has been switched on, and can therefore only power off what is on is Demopad. This is with the current versions, roomie does intend to add that capability I believe.


However no matter what you use, if you are using multiple devices you will have issues trying to do this.
 

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Hi all; cannot decide which to get, the itach ethernet or wi-fi to ir adapter, any suggestions?


My setup is; emotive umc-1 preamp, adcom gfa-7500 amp, cox motorola cable box(ethernet connectable), oppo upconverting dvd, linksys wireless router.

Thanks for any help!
 
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