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Waiting for my Harmony 900
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Post 1 made on Friday October 28, 2011 at 03:04
rsblaski
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I will be getting a Harmony 900 from Amazon on Monday and have a few questions while I anxiously wait for delivery.
If I have a problem using the blaster and mini blasters in my a/v cabinets, does anyone have a suggestion as to getting a splitter and extra emitters? I know Logitech sells their "precision" ir cables, but when you order, do you get just one or a two-piece set? (Their web site is a little ambiguous.They say you can control up to eight devices, but their illustration only shows one cable with four emitters.) At $24.99 for a pair, it wouldn't be so bad, but if you only get one, I would think that it would be overpriced.
Does anyone have suggestions for after-market emitters and splitters?
Another concern is that I have two DirecTv dvrs in my cabinet. They use two different remote code sets. During the process of adding devices, does Logitech provide codes for the two sets or will I have to "learn" them afterwards?
The last question I have (for now) is whether there will be a problem getting my hdmi switch into the mix. It is a powered Monoprice switch that is not listed in the Harmony supported devices. I currently have all of my input devices (2 dvrs, a Toshiba HD-DVD player, an Oppo DVD player, and a PS3) running into the switch, and from there into my receiver. Will the Harmony 900 have any problem controlling the switch?
Thanks for any and all answers, comments and suggestions.
Post 2 made on Friday October 28, 2011 at 11:35
squareeyes
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On October 28, 2011 at 03:04, rsblaski said...
I will be getting a Harmony 900 from Amazon on Monday and have a few questions while I anxiously wait for delivery.
If I have a problem using the blaster and mini blasters in my a/v cabinets, does anyone have a suggestion as to getting a splitter and extra emitters? I know Logitech sells their "precision" ir cables, but when you order, do you get just one or a two-piece set? (Their web site is a little ambiguous.They say you can control up to eight devices, but their illustration only shows one cable with four emitters.) At $24.99 for a pair, it wouldn't be so bad, but if you only get one, I would think that it would be overpriced.
Does anyone have suggestions for after-market emitters and splitters?
Another concern is that I have two DirecTv dvrs in my cabinet. They use two different remote code sets. During the process of adding devices, does Logitech provide codes for the two sets or will I have to "learn" them afterwards?
The last question I have (for now) is whether there will be a problem getting my hdmi switch into the mix. It is a powered Monoprice switch that is not listed in the Harmony supported devices. I currently have all of my input devices (2 dvrs, a Toshiba HD-DVD player, an Oppo DVD player, and a PS3) running into the switch, and from there into my receiver. Will the Harmony 900 have any problem controlling the switch?
Thanks for any and all answers, comments and suggestions.

1. I used a splitter, adapter and cable from my friendly neighborhood RShack and it works just fine. It essentially allows me 4 leads off the back of the main blaster. Two of which I use for the mini blasters and the other two I have going direct in to the receiver and CD disc changer as they both have IR in ports on the back.

2. I'll defer this one to other users with 2 DirecTV receivers.
3. S/A
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Post 3 made on Friday October 28, 2011 at 11:58
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On October 28, 2011 at 03:04, rsblaski said...
I will be getting a Harmony 900 from Amazon on Monday and have a few questions while I anxiously wait for delivery.
If I have a problem using the blaster and mini blasters in my a/v cabinets, does anyone have a suggestion as to getting a splitter and extra emitters? I know Logitech sells their "precision" ir cables, but when you order, do you get just one or a two-piece set? (Their web site is a little ambiguous.They say you can control up to eight devices, but their illustration only shows one cable with four emitters.) At $24.99 for a pair, it wouldn't be so bad, but if you only get one, I would think that it would be overpriced.
Does anyone have suggestions for after-market emitters and splitters?
Another concern is that I have two DirecTv dvrs in my cabinet. They use two different remote code sets. During the process of adding devices, does Logitech provide codes for the two sets or will I have to "learn" them afterwards?
The last question I have (for now) is whether there will be a problem getting my hdmi switch into the mix. It is a powered Monoprice switch that is not listed in the Harmony supported devices. I currently have all of my input devices (2 dvrs, a Toshiba HD-DVD player, an Oppo DVD player, and a PS3) running into the switch, and from there into my receiver. Will the Harmony 900 have any problem controlling the switch?
Thanks for any and all answers, comments and suggestions.

As for controlling two DirecTV receivers, as long as one of them is configured to a different IR address, you should hav no problem controlling them, I control 2 DirecTV HD dvrs, one is set to the default command set and the other is set to commands set 2, I just had to do a Confirm IR to get the correct command set in my Haarmony 900.  I have found that when you add a DirecTV receiver or DVR, you will be asked to command the command set for the device, this will have you confirm the PWR, Select, and one other command ( I can't remember what that third one was as it has been a couple of years since I have added the devices to my profile) from the original remote.
OP | Post 4 made on Friday October 28, 2011 at 14:19
rsblaski
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Thanks for the responses. I'm anxious to set this sucker up. For me, that's more than half the fun of getting a new toy.
Another question:
When I add a device, does Logitech have all of the menu/submenu controls or will I have to add some of them myself. For instance, with my Denon receiver, will I have to add things like soundfields (Dolby, Widescreen, DTS, etc) or will they already be available on the lcd buttons?
Post 5 made on Friday October 28, 2011 at 16:20
squareeyes
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that depends upon the device. i've found that some of my devices included discrete commands that weren't on the oem remotes. with others, i've found online hex codes for discrete commands and have sent them to logi to add to my database for that device.
in the case of my denon receiver, it did not include all the discretes for the sound fields or for the vol +/- for separate surround channels, but logi added them all to my setup after i sent them the codes i found online, and now i can control all from my harmony remote.
I believe there's also a new online tool that allows users to submit hex code commands to their harmony remotes as well but I haven't tried it.

Last edited by squareeyes on October 28, 2011 16:35.
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OP | Post 6 made on Friday October 28, 2011 at 17:35
rsblaski
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On October 28, 2011 at 16:20, squareeyes said...
that depends upon the device. i've found that some of my devices included discrete commands that weren't on the oem remotes. with others, i've found online hex codes for discrete commands and have sent them to logi to add to my database for that device.
in the case of my denon receiver, it did not include all the discretes for the sound fields or for the vol +/- for separate surround channels, but logi added them all to my setup after i sent them the codes i found online, and now i can control all from my harmony remote.
I believe there's also a new online tool that allows users to submit hex code commands to their harmony remotes as well but I haven't tried it.

Squareeyes,
please check for a private message,
Thanks,
Rick


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