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Anyone using/spec'ing Harmony remotes?
This thread has 96 replies. Displaying posts 91 through 97.
Post 91 made on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 10:57
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On December 31, 2016 at 10:28, highfigh said...
The LED on the MRF when it's set to Zero is such an easy tool for finding a good location- I don't know why anyone would have such problems. I have seen the code assignment set incorrectly on a couple of jobs I took over (as recently as this month) and as soon as I set it in the editor so the MRF and remote matched, it was smooth sailing.

I have seen my fair of take over jobs where the MRF base was set to RFID 0. Pretty much every takeover job I have done with a MRF do not have the emitter ports assigned either.
Post 92 made on Monday January 2, 2017 at 13:30
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On December 31, 2016 at 10:57, goldenzrule said...
I have seen my fair of take over jobs where the MRF base was set to RFID 0. Pretty much every takeover job I have done with a MRF do not have the emitter ports assigned either.

The most recent one had the RFID set between 1 and 2, missing the detents.

I don't know who messed with it or if it was left that way. The MX isn't as old as the structured wiring install, so whoever programmed it may have just done a crap job.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 93 made on Monday January 2, 2017 at 13:42
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On January 2, 2017 at 13:30, highfigh said...
whoever programmed it may have just done a crap job.

That is the biggest problem I come across on takeover jobs where the remote "isn't working"
Post 94 made on Monday January 2, 2017 at 20:22
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On January 2, 2017 at 13:42, goldenzrule said...
That is the biggest problem I come across on takeover jobs where the remote "isn't working"

I have seen several that had only learned codes attached to the buttons, not from the editor. They seemed to have taught the macros from the individual remotes, too. Seems like a case of "Here' program this" and "I don't know how" mixed with a touch of "Figure it out".
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 95 made on Monday January 2, 2017 at 20:26
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On January 2, 2017 at 20:22, highfigh said...
I have seen several that had only learned codes attached to the buttons, not from the editor. They seemed to have taught the macros from the individual remotes, too. Seems like a case of "Here' program this" and "I don't know how" mixed with a touch of "Figure it out".

Yeah, I've seen every mix of mess up "programming". I always say I love those kind of take over jobs though. Even though I don't make a ton of money on them, I earn a client for life. I take an hour to clean things up and reprogram the remote properly and its like a whole new system. Clients LOVE that.
Post 96 made on Monday January 2, 2017 at 23:34
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Another Harmony today the client hates.

Toggle TV power is attached to the macros. I can tell it's got an old HDMI1 command because repeating it goes to the tuner input and snow.

URC next week and problems go away.
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Post 97 made on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 00:18
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On December 31, 2016 at 10:20, highfigh said...

I was using a GoldX serial-USB adapter and it worked for other remotes, just not that one. I had to make some changes to this remote a few months ago (URC said they didn't see any problem with the remote, itself, when I was having problems with it) and I used a different computer that actually has a serial port- no problems at all.

Well,I guess that tells you how long a URC remote lasts!

They've been using USB for over a decade.
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