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Harmony One Setup Question
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Post 1 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 11:08
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My brother lives in a different city and want me to program his Harmony One for him so as long as he installs the software on his computer, sets up an account, and then connects his remote I should be able to program it on my end by logging in to his account correct?

When entering the model of your tv in the Wizard does the Harmony database select the "Input Method"?

Is it possible to use input Method 2 (discrete codes) even though your tv might use a different method to change inputs?

Last edited by mccoady on January 6, 2011 14:16.
Post 2 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 17:21
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1) You will also need to install the Harmony software on your computer. You don't need the Harmony remote to be connected to the computer to configure or change its setup. It's only needed when your click "Update Remote". So you can make or change the configuration at your end, logoff, then ask him to login to update the remote at is end.

2) Yes, the Wizard will select a default Input Method. It will select the discrete method (Method 2), if the device is deemed to support discrete input commands.

3) Yes, you can change the input method to use Method 2, but first check if the dataset list discrete input commands, and test them in device mode. Else, you will have to hunt for them and submit them to Harmony support.
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OP | Post 3 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 17:37
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Thanks jlet pertaining to #1 since my brother has the remote won't he initially have to do on his end (1) install software (2) setup account (3) connect the remote so it links it to his account before I can login on my end to begin programming?

I ask the above because after registering an account it asks you to check the connection so I'm assuming it wants you to connect your remote.

Last edited by mccoady on January 6, 2011 17:44.
Post 4 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 17:48
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Yes, he needs to do all that to initialize the common amalgamated software so it knows the setup is for the Harmony One model.
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OP | Post 5 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 18:15
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Many Thanks!
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 18:59
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Jlet my brother has a Panasonic TH-50PX80U Plasma do you happen to know if there are discrete codes for TV Inputs and Power ON/Off?
Post 7 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 20:50
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I have a 42PX4260U and they do have discrete Power on and off. I had to ask Harmony support to program them in for me.
OP | Post 8 made on Thursday January 6, 2011 at 21:38
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On January 6, 2011 at 20:50, Sucubus said...
I have a 42PX4260U and they do have discrete Power on and off. I had to ask Harmony support to program them in for me.

Are you saying the discrete commands weren't listed in your Device set up so you called them and they were able to program them for you?

I keep reading guys calling Harmony support to program specific codes but is it up to you to find the discrete codes, how does this work?
Post 9 made on Friday January 7, 2011 at 19:41
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Mccoady, when you enter the TH-50PX80U, it will give you the TH-50PX80 which should be the same. The dataset for the TH-50PX80 has the discrete PowerOn & PowerOff commands, and the default Power configuration is already setup to use them along with a default duration of 2000 ms for both. Note: The default input configuration is already setup to use the discrete method (Method 2).
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OP | Post 10 made on Friday January 7, 2011 at 23:02
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Thanks jlet!

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OP | Post 11 made on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 12:19
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Jlet after entering in all his Devices I ran into one issue I'm not sure about I'm programming three Activities, "Watch TV", "Watch Sat", and "Watch Dvd".

I'm setting up an Activity to "Watch TV" via an OTA antenna and setting up the Panasonic's tv Input the list does not include "Ant" although it includes every other Input.

I see you can add "Ant" to the list but then you have to have the command for it and I'm not sure what it is or if there even is a discrete command for it. I know going to Panasonic's Device screen "Ant" is not listed in any of the commands.

Most tv's have an "Ant" Input in their list of Inputs how do you program a Panasonic Plasma to go the the "Ant" Input I would think you would need the Ant discrete code?

Last edited by mccoady on January 8, 2011 12:40.
Post 12 made on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 22:38
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The Ant/TV command was also missing for my Panasonic model TH-50PZ850U, and that model has been replaced by the TH-50PZ850 in the database. The TH-50PZ850 has the command "ChannelUp" mapped to the input source named "TV". This will work, but it will go up one channel if you press the same activity again. The dataset for the old model (TH-50PZ850U) had commands like "InputAntA", "InputAntB", "InputTuner" but none worked. I ended up teaching the sequence "TvVideo"+ "1" in RAW mode to a command I named "InputTV" which I then mapped to the input source named "TV". In your case (since you don't have the remote to teach it), you could map the "ChannelUp" command to the "TV" source input and live with the minor drawback. You could also map the "TvVideo" command to the "TV" source input, and add the missing "1" command using the activity Start/Exit custom actions. In this case, if you hit the same activity again, it will bring up the TV input menu. You could also use the activity Start/Exit custom actions to issue the full sequence (TvVideo+1) and map a dummy command (a do nothing command) to the "TV" source input.

Note: To access, the Activity Start/Exit macro features, review the settings for the Activity (under Activity > Settings), and select "Yes, but I want to add more control of options and devices for this Activity". It will go through the setup again, just click next/save a few times until you get to the custom actions configuration page where you can add sequence(s) of command(s) to run at Activity start and/or Activity exit.
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OP | Post 13 made on Sunday January 9, 2011 at 16:02
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Jlet his Panasonic does have "TV" as an input and currently that's what I have it set to but I'm assuming it will only bring up the TvVideo menu.

The RAW approach would seem to be the best solution but since I don't have the remote I suppose I could call Tech Support and have them program "TvVideo" + "1" and map it to "TV" like you did.

I think first I'll try sequencing and add it to the Activity athough I wonder if you need to add delays to it.

Last edited by mccoady on January 10, 2011 12:35.
Post 14 made on Monday January 10, 2011 at 19:16
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I am not sure, but I think the Activity Start/Exit sequence feature invokes the device Inter-key Delay. In any case, the Activity Start/Exit macro feature supports adding delays.
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