12-26-2008 01:58 PM
After receiving the Harmony 550 as a gift, I decided to purchase an additional one to use on the same devices. To program, do I just log into the application and choose the option similar to if I was replacing the existing 550 and its settings (i.e. Replace Remote)? I would assume that this would copy all the information to my new remote. Is my assumption correct?
Thanks in advance for the assistance
12-26-2008 03:47 PM
12-29-2008 10:04 AM
Hello Stiller & welcome to the forums.
HH is correct that two Harmony remotes with the same configuration will not be know what the other is doing & may cause synchronization issues.
I have helped a few customers resolve this situation since many people want to have 2 remotes controlling the same setup (especially if their significant other has fallen asleep). What I've done in the past is designate 1 remote as a Primary & other as Secondary. The setups are the same, but the Primary account is the only remote that does power & inputs. The Secondary remote can go into activities that have the same settings but sends no power or input commands, just has the same or slightly different button configuration.
This is the only way to prevent synchronization issues, but still allow control of devices once an activity has been set up.
Hope that helps,