06-08-2012 11:45 AM
I've created an activity for watching tv, amongst others, when I want to turn on the AV-receiver I need to to select devices, the device en browse to the power toggle button, and the to the input selector. Don forget to turn to the activity or else I will experience unwanted behavior.....
Not really the ideal situation, that's not why I bought the harmony one. Ok, so I tried to add the button to the extra buttons section in the setup.... Not possible....
Ok, then add the receiver to the activity, then I'm able to add the buttons, but then the receiver is switched on always when I choose "watch TV". Also not what I want....
Ok, buttons defined, letś remove the receiver.... then the buttons are removed.
How can I create an activity with my htpc, tv and receiver, without turning on the receiver automaticly?
So in short:
Turn on tv
Turn on htpc
set TV to correct input
create buttons to control power for receiver.
It would be nice to have control over the deviced which are to be powered on (or off), the only control you have is the order.
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06-08-2012 12:01 PM
You're looking at this the wrong way. You should not be trying to make one "Watch TV" activity that conditionally includes use of the receiver. You should be making two separate activities, "Watch TV" and "Watch TV w/Receiver", and configure them appropriately.
06-08-2012 12:29 PM
I had that solution, but after expanding with two speakers for the second zone, I was one activity short....
So I had to delete one, which was the tv w/ receiver....
Other wise I'll have to use a seperate remote with my iptv-box.
listen radio second zone
and the seventh one should be watch tv w/ rceiver.
Only the one support only six activities.
06-08-2012 01:19 PM
Are you sure about that 6 activity limit?
That sounds wrong to me. What are you using to program the remote?
I have multiple Harmony remotes (but not an Harmony One) and none of them limit the number of activities. Harmony does (artificially) limit the number of _devices_ they let you program into the lower-cost remotes, but I've never run across a limit to how many activities they allow you to create that use the available devices. If you make more activities than the remote can display at once there should be additional activity pages (you must scroll).
That said, I have never used "myharmony.com" and don't intend to until it supports at least as much functionality as the harmony 7.7 stand-alone software. Perhaps it is setting up yet more artificial limitations.
06-09-2012 09:42 AM - edited 06-09-2012 04:01 PM
The issue was the number of programmable _activities_ not the number of supported devices.
From what I have experienced there is effectively no limit to the number of activities you can set up using the stand-alone Hamony 7.7 programming software (or if there is it is quite high). However, since my last post I have read some posts that indicate MyHarmony.com-style programming may actually limit you to 6 activities. Which is lame, stupid and, if true, yet another strong reason to avoid MyHarmony.com like the plague.
I'd suggest the OP set up an account for using the stand-alone software and try programming the remote that way. It is unfortunate you basically have to start over from scratch, but if you put in the effort you very likely will have a better result in the end (and be able to have the 7 activities you need to accomplish your goal). I don't think you'll hit any artificial 6 activity limit using that approach.
**edited to replace a bleeped word typically associated with what a vacuum does with "is unfortunate"; chat censor-bot is a bit tough.
06-09-2012 02:03 PM
I'm using the programming software. I'm using version 7.7.0. It also liimts you to 6 activities. I've no problem with device limits since I'm using less than 15 devices. I've just learned yesterday of the possibility of programming the remote with the website.
So does one one have an other solution?
06-09-2012 03:57 PM - edited 06-09-2012 03:58 PM
If you're using the Harmony 7.7.x software and it won't let you have more than 6 activities then something is wrong. I have an H900 and, just to make sure nothing was broken in general, went into my own account and added a 9th activity from the 8 I actually use with it. It added it fine. The H900 is basically a Harmony One with RF support and a few minor tweaks. They shouldn't behave differently with the software. I have an account for an older 880Pro that has 14 activities programmed for it.
Did you by any chance have a more limited remote associated with your account and then change the associated remote to the Harmony One? It is really strange it is blocking you at 6 activities.
Regardless, I'd either call or email Harmony support and ask them why you can't add more than 6 activities to your account and if they can correct it.
06-11-2012 09:20 AM
It is my first logitech remote, so no previous remotes configured with my account. I will try to download the latest version to another, create a new account and then give it another try. If that fails I'll post it here, and email tech support. It will take a couple of days due to other activities...