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prowizard bug? Can't save manage inputs selections
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Post 1 made on Saturday November 11, 2017 at 13:31
Jottle
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So I'm running into what I assume is yet another stupid bug in the mx-810 prowizard software. Hoping someone has a good workaround outside of creating a brand new file. I have a couple macros setup to manage inputs of my tv, receiver, an blu-ray player.

Lately I've been experiencing inconsistency in my macros executing input switching for my blu-ray player. The macros are all set up correctly in the prowizard software and verified in the browser.

I double checked my devices screen one more time and found that somehow on the "Which devices have inputs managed by the mx-810?" screen where you select which devices are "normal" devices and "manage inputs" devices, my blu-ray player is no longer on the "manage inputs" list. I'm assuming this is what is causing the sporadic failures in my blu-ray input switching. Easy fix right? Just select the blu-ray and transfer it over to the "manage inputs" list. I do that and click through to save and return to the prowizard homescreen. But lo and behold, even after saving and exiting the file, when I click back to the manage device input screen, the blu-ray player is back on the wrong (left) side of "normal device" rather than "manage inputs" device. The prowizard software is refusing to save my blu-ray as a managed input device. See picture below. I can't get the blu-ray player to stay on the right side of the screen. Any idea how to work around this? My macros that change blu-ray inputs work about 50% of the time for some reason. It's only the blu-ray inputs that are an issue.

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Post 2 made on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 16:45
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Does your blu-ray player have multiple inputs?

Devices with Inputs is for things that do the switching like TVs, receivers or video switchers.
Post 3 made on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 18:37
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What blu-ray has ANY inputs? Its player, the signal flows out of them, not in.
OP | Post 4 made on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 18:54
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My oppo bdp-103 has two hdmi inputs. So yes, it does :) I have a roku connected to one.
Post 5 made on Monday November 13, 2017 at 11:28
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I will bet the pro wizard never thought of such a thing, and he probably can't be taught.
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston Churchill
Post 6 made on Monday November 13, 2017 at 13:30
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It shouldn't really matter that much if it is on that list. You will just need to manually add the commands. It has been a while since I used that software to remember the specific steps.

Can you provide a screenshot of the command list for the activity that is not consistently working?
OP | Post 7 made on Monday December 25, 2017 at 19:41
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On November 13, 2017 at 13:30, dalto said...
It shouldn't really matter that much if it is on that list. You will just need to manually add the commands. It has been a while since I used that software to remember the specific steps.

Can you provide a screenshot of the command list for the activity that is not consistently working?

Sorry for the delay. Here's a screenshot. The delays are all to wait for devices to power up. I have the home button sent twice for the Roku since it seems to require two presses to get it out of sleep and then to the home, but the issue is with the very last command that tells the blu-ray player to switch to the HDMI IN BACK.

I've double checked the accuracy of the settings in the prowizard for how my blu-ray player switches inputs (input button pressed then number key to select particular inputs), and everything tests out fine. I'd say the macro runs perfectly about 60-70% of the time, but will frequently not execute the very last "switch to HDMI IN BACK" command. I have no idea what the issue is since it started doing this after I moved to a new home but didn't change any of my setup. I'm using the IR blaster for my rf-260 (I know, not ideal or recommended), but every other macro, including other ones that change the blu-ray inputs, works flawlessly. Any other ideas? Maybe redo the "setup how your device handles inputs" again?

Post 8 made on Saturday December 30, 2017 at 16:05
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In your input selection macro for the oppo do you have a 2 second delay between the "input" and the number?
OP | Post 9 made on Sunday December 31, 2017 at 12:43
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On December 30, 2017 at 16:05, dalto said...
In your input selection macro for the oppo do you have a 2 second delay between the "input" and the number?

I do not. I have it set for a .3 second delay. The thing is, I'm 99% sure the delay between input selections isn't the issue. When the macro runs correctly, it always selects the correct input.

The issue when the macro fails is that it does not send the "switch source" command (last command) which pushes the "source select" button on my blu-ray player's remote that brings up the actual source selection menu/screen.

So for some reason the macro fails to consistently send the "select source" command. The select source window just never appears. Looking at the picture of the macro in my previous post, all the commands in the macro send successfully up until the very last "change blu-ray to hdmi back" command (that is automated in prowizard to press the "source select" button on the blu-ray and then hit the corresponding number button to select the correct source input for hdmi-in back). I don't think I can override this form of source switching. I've also tried adding a delay before executing the "change blu-ray to hdmi-in back" with not success.


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