08-12-2010 08:47 PM
I recently purchased a harmony one remote and have been trying to set it up for a couple of days. My setup is as follows:
Harmony One Remote
RCA L37WD12 Television
Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD (Time Warner Digital Cable Box)
Sony HTSS360 (Home Theater in a box)
IOGearGHDMIS4 (4x IR HDMI switch)
Connections for these devices are as follows:
Scientific Atlanta -> HDMI "SAT" input on the HTSS360
Xbox 360 -> HDMI "DVD" input on the HTSS360
PS3 -> HDMI "BD" input on the HTSS360
HTSS360 -> "Input 1" on the IOGear switch
Custom PC (video) -> "Input 4" on the IOGear Switch
Custom PC (audio) -> "TV" on the HTSS360 via Toslink
IOGear Switch -> "HDMI" input on RCA TV
Wii (video) -> "CMP1" input on the RCA TV via component cables
wii (audio) -> "SA-CD/CD" input on HTSS360 via red/white stereo jacks
phew, now that thats all down, on to the problem. Everything works near perfectly, with not issue on any components that run off the network of HDMI switches (this includes proper audio for all the different components). The issue arises when trying to switch to the Wii on "CMP1". As far as I can tell, this RCA tv has no discrete inputs, it can only cycle. The list of inputs is as follows:
As one can tell, I only need 2 of these inputs; CMP1 and HDMI. The problem is that when switching to the "Play Wii" activity or back from the "Play Wii" activity, it almost never makes it to the proper input. With the regular remote there seems to be no delay when cylcing back from HDMI to Vid, and the input button can be pressed quite rapidly with the tv still cycling through smoothly, so it seems unlikely that a faulty IR sensor is the culprit. What makes the issue more frustrating is that there seems to be no consistency to how it fails. Sometimes from one of the HDMI based components it will stop two short, sometimes one short, and sometimes (though very rarely) it will even not change at all or make it to the right input. I have messed around with a bunch of different timings for the television, all with different, but ultimately incorrect results. Any help in getting this mess figured out is greatly appreciated
08-13-2010 07:00 AM
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for providing your setup as that will go a long way in others being able to help you. Also, you can link back to it in the future so as to not have to keep reentering.
On to your issue. Are you sure that your RCA tv does not provide discrete inputs. I ask because that would greatly simplify things for you. As a check, just go into the device (rca tv) and check to see what has been provieded as far as input commands. Anything that starts with input or the like. Test these out and see if any of them work. You could also try to load a similar rca tv that may contain discrete inputs which would also help solve your issue.
08-13-2010 07:24 AM
Thank you for your response, I greatly appreciate it.
As far as I can tell the TV really doesnt have any discrete inputs. I have gone through all the input relative commands that appear in the additional buttons menu do not create any response from the TV, just the "inputnext" command. I would love to set it up like a similar tv with discrete inputs, though I'm not really sure how to go about trying to find a TV similar enough that the commands would work. Should I basically just look for other RCA LCD models from around the time as this one?
I do still feel like this has to be some issue with delay timings and my TV just not getting the signal. I can use the "inputnext" command on the remote repeatedly without any kind of delayed response and without the television ever missing a single command. I currently have my interdelay set to 600ms, and so far this has given me the best results. My inter-key delay is at 100 and my input delay is at 1000, and messing with these has seemed to have little effect (unlike the interdelay), though I cant say for certain since I havent toyed with them too much.