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Harmony One and Samsung LE46M86BDX Inputs
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Post 1 made on Saturday September 6, 2008 at 12:07
Lurking Member
September 2008
Hi Forum, I've just bought a One and have been having fun trying to get it to do exactly what I want...

I have two activities that I will switch between a lot "Watch TV" and "Watch DVD". For Watch TV all is well, I had to train the One with the TV/DTV button from the Samsung remote and add in a custom action after the ones created by the wizard setup, fine. However if I then switch to "Watch DVD" I constantly have to go through help to change the TV input one last time to get the HDMI 1 input selected. At least it was just three button presses on the original remote (which was equally frustrating) :-(

As a work around I have customised the buttons on the One for the TV so I have a source button but again I have to jump through lots more hoops to get it right.

Does anyone out there share the same set up and has managed to find a decent work around? Any suggestions greatly received...

Post 2 made on Saturday September 6, 2008 at 15:06
Long Time Member
February 2008
Apparently you haven't checked yet on what the Harmony can offer you.
Go to Customise Buttons and look in the drop down list of available commands.
You'll find a whole lot of separate Input commands that the original remote does not provide.
Test them, find out which set the inputs you want, then apply them using Method 2, NOT 3 or 1.
Post 3 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 09:16
Super Member
March 2004
Note that if you manually change the TV input then the harmony loses track of where it is in the list so the next time you select an activity it may be off.

What hhatkin is saying is there may be a discrete input selection command so that you don't have to use the cycle method - that is definitely preferred. But if you must use the cycle method:

First check the list of inputs on the TV against the list in the harmony setup and make sure they match exactly - number and position. If they do and it still comes up one short then it's probably missing an input command - try increasing the inter-device delay for the TV. Make it a very large number (5000 ms e.g.) for testing and if that works reliably then go back to the original value and increase it a little at a time until it works reliably.
Post 4 made on Monday September 8, 2008 at 12:12
Long Time Member
February 2008
OP's TV does have a whole list of discrete inputs - whether they work or not is another matter!

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