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Harmony Remote Controls
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Post 1 made on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 12:15
pajr2179
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Hello,

I currently have a completely programmed URC-MX950 with MRF-250. I recently bought a Lutron Caseta plug- in wall dimmer to control the lights in my living room. I like to call it my theater room because that is where all my gear is located. Caseta is a closed integration system, but apparently supports Harmony remotes according to Lutron tech support. My end goal was to have my URC-MX950 take the place of the Pico remote, but I am finding out that it is impossible. So here are my questions...Can anyone recommend a Harmony remote that will match the functionality of my MX-950? If I purchase a Harmony Remote is there a way to transfer the programming to the Harmony without starting from scratch? Do Harmony remotes have to be programmed by a dealer to purchase (like URC)? URC sent me the editing software and I was able to program myself. Or, is it cheaper and less confusion to simply exchange the dimmer for an in wall IR dimmer and pay an electrician to perform the work? I am intrigued by the Smartbridge Pro, however.

Thanks!

Pete
Pete
Post 2 made on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 13:12
mdavej
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Check compatibility here:
[Link: support.myharmony.com]

The Elite is probably the closest. It is a big step down in many respects (only has 15 devices instead of 255, no variables, no pronto hex import, etc.). But is a big step up in others (smartphone integration, broader home automation support, IP and BT control, simpler programming).

You will have to start form scratch.

You can program it yourself with freely available software, or hire someone else to do it.

I recommend you buy an Elite to try. If it doesn't work out, return it, and hire that electrician.
Post 3 made on Sunday December 27, 2015 at 15:28
JoeFlabitz
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You could also look for a MRFA-3LD-URC Lamp Dimmer that will natively talk to a MX-950 or a MRFA-600M-URC wall dimmer.
OP | Post 4 made on Sunday December 27, 2015 at 19:08
pajr2179
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Thanks for the input! I did not like the Harmony Remote Controls. I decided to keep with the Caseta plug in dimmer. I am going be upgrading to an Iphone soon and with the addition of a Smartbridge pro I can have whole house lighting control (at some point)on a budget:) A thermostat would be cool too. The extra remote has not aggravated me yet.
Pete
Post 5 made on Thursday October 13, 2016 at 12:18
zibawal
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we were trying to integrate hunter douglas power rise but no luck so far


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