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Harmony One- Can I Skip input selection in an activity
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Post 1 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 11:02
theesir
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Just got my One. Love it. SOOO easy to set up, but I do have 1 question...

I have a number of TV related Activities. I can't prevent the "Watch TV" Activities from forcing the TV to set to HDMI1 on startup. Its no big deal, but it is annoying because it blacks the screen out for a minute as it "changes" to the input it is already on.

Is there any way to eliminate this command when selecting the TV Device.

I know I could create a utility activity and that does give the option to choose no input, but I loose alot of other things by taking that approach (like having to set all my buttons manually and losing my Red, Green, Yellow and Blue Icons in my Directv Sat Receiver).

Thanks.
Post 2 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 11:10
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I assume your TV is always on HDMI1? If so, just edit the list of TV inputs so HDMI1 is the only one listed. If that doesn't work, also change it to a "cycling" method of input selection instead of discretes with only HDMI 1 listed and it won't try to change it every time.
OP | Post 3 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 11:41
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No, I actually use many of the inputs, (for playstation, a Wii, etc). I have any of the activities that turn those devices on reset the TV to HDMI1 when they shut down.

I only want certain activities to skip the "Select input" step. The more I read, the more this annoying step (as it flashes my screen as it makes the selection) seems to be something I am stuck with.
Post 4 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 13:52
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As you can see, resetting it to HDMI 1 when leaving the other activities is not only unnecessary but gets the smart state out of sync (doesn't cause problems now because you're using discretes).

How are you using these multiple watch TV activities? There might be another solution if you can explain what you're doing.
OP | Post 5 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 14:24
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There really are just 3 "Watch TV" activities, but the are the most common activities we use.
1- Just TV- This just turns on the TV and the Sat box
2- TV with Stereo- Same as above, but turns on the receiver, sets it to the audio input from the sat box and then mutes the TV.
3- ONe I set up for my son- Same as one, but changes channel to Nickelodeon and opens the List of recorded programs on the Sat box.

I understand its not necessary to add the "back to HDMI1" option on shutdown of the other Activities. I only did it in hopes of finding a solution to being forced to select a TV input on start up on 1-3 above.

Thanks for the help by the way.
Post 6 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 14:37
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If the non-watch TV activities aren't used a lot, you could switch to the cycling method of input selection. With that method it won't do anything if it's already on hdmi1. However, you'll have to cycle through the inputs when switching from and to the other activities.

Another option is to use 2 TV devices - one for the watch TV activities that only includes HDMI1 and the regular one for everything else. As long as the TV has discrete power commands it should work ok.
OP | Post 7 made on Monday February 1, 2010 at 16:04
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This sounds reasonable. How do I Identify that "TV1" only has a single (HDMI1) input available?

NEVERMIND. I seem to have found the setting. I will try it out tonight.


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