01-09-2009 09:00 AM
I posted this on another thread a few days ago but I'm not sure if it was seen or not.
On my 670 remote, the "Sound" button is supposed to control the volume on the default sound device no matter what mode or device you are in. However, this has never worked for me. Am I missing something with regards to the true function of that button? I don't really need to use it often since most of the time I am controlling through an activity, but it would be nice to know that I can if needed.
Also, is the "Pic" button theoretically the same thing but intended to control the default viewing device which is my TV?
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01-09-2009 09:23 AM
01-09-2009 09:33 AM - edited 01-09-2009 09:34 AM
Thanks, rehaz1. I actually misspoke and didn't think that the "Sound" button would actually control the sound........rather allow you to use the volume up/down buttons to control the volume on the default sound device while say you are in device mode for the PVR, etc.
So, you say it is supposed to bring up a menu, though? The only thing that I see change on the LCD is the word "Sound" in parenthesis. Basically, there are no options to do anything on the screen.
01-09-2009 09:35 AM
Hi there gedunk,
I read your post very carefully and you stated "Sound" button is supposed to control the volume on the default sound device no matter what mode or device you are in."
The sound and picture buttons will bring up the sound or picture controls for the default sound or picture device in an activity. This is not the case in device mode. In device mode you are exclusively controlling that one device. Sound and Picture buttons don't apply to device mode.
06-09-2009 07:01 PM
I know this thread is stale but .Am .I'm losing my mind.. Somehow I was able to get custom buttons( std device commands) under my Sound and Pic buttons, and they work fine in the activity. This is a Generic Activity with a few devices used. Dell HTPC
My problem is I can't see them in my web or Harmony software when I go back to look at what I added. Is this the database thing? I see it's not advisable to use these buttons for customizations.
Any info, advise would be appreciated,
06-10-2009 03:38 AM
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06-10-2009 03:57 AM
As far as I know the sound and picture buttons are not programable in a Utility Activity
right....a utility activity by definition has no 'default' display or sound device...so it won't let you set them up...
since the new question is about using a Dell HTPC, I would recommend creating a new activity, manual, play slideshow, ......, that should get your PC in the activity and start you down the right track
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06-10-2009 04:34 AM
Hi all, thanks for the speedy replies. I agree, it certainly makes complete sense that a Generic Activity
has no known default devices. I have no idea how I got some custom buttons under Sound and Pic and they
work perfectly. Strange. I'll check out Bev's info right away. Secondly, I'll move the buttons to Custom Activity buttons
just to be safe. If I find a place to post some screen shots of my remote etc..., I'll let you know.
Thank you all for the help,