[mythtv-users] Harmony 700?
lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 14:56:51 UTC 2010
On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>
> >> Costco is selling the Harmony 700 remote right now, so that caught my
> >> the other day. The price is $100, about the same as Amazon. I searched
> >> this forum and found that no one has posted anything about this remote.
> >> Anyone using this remote? Is it suitable for Myth?
> >> Thanks!
> > I picked up the Harmony 700 yesterday, and I mostly have it working all
> > devices, including MythTV. I currently use the IR receiver of a PVR-250,
> > on the Harmony, for my mythtv device, I selected Computer, Media pc,
> > PVR-250. This set up the buttons I mostly needed to control myth, and
> > lircd.conf I already had just worked. I had to remap a few buttons and
> > modify lircrc, but that was expected.
> > I have one little problem that maybe the Harmony experts here can explain
> > me. When I choose an activity like "Watch TV", the remote makes sure all
> > the right devices are powered on, selects the right AVR input, and just
> > that, all the controls work. I use the AVR to control sound, and the
> > box to change channels, and the TV does nothing except look pretty. This
> > all works great.
> > If I choose the activity Watch Myth, again, it makes sure the AVR is on,
> > set to the right input. At that point, I can do volume and mute, and the
> > AVR responds. But none of the mythtv controls work unless I enter the
> > devices menu and manually toggle to the mythTV device. And, once I've
> > that, the audio controls on the AVR no longer work.
> > How can I set this up so that the MythTV activity works seamlessly like
> > watch TV activity? I would rather not have to manually select the mythtv
> > device after executing the watch mythtv activity.
> > Larry
> If you go to http://members.harmonyremote.com and login, then press
> the more button, on the right there will be an activity for your
> mythtv entry.
> Change the behavior of buttons will let you assign the buttons under
> that activity to specific devices. It sounds like the device for most
> of the actions is not set correctly to your pvr device.?
> Other than that, it sounds like you may not have the right devices
> assigned to the activity. You can just re-run the setup wizard for
> that activity and properly select it. That should do it.
> (You can do all of this with the windows software I am sure, but I do
> not have that available).
I think I figured it out. The activity setup has a place to customize
buttons that get passed through to the device I want.
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