As an environment friendly HomeTheatre fan, I have dutifully brought a Monster Power Centre. Its Control plug is connected to my AVR. So when ever I switch off the power to all other devices (except for my Medial Player) gets disconnected.
Now I have an issue when it comes to shutting down the power. I have to make sure all the devices are set to "stand-by" before shutting down the AVR. Otherwise, when I switch on the AVR next time, the devices will be coming up in either "Stand-by" or "Active/power on" modes based on the status it was powered down.
So now I want to see if I could set the power off sequance (similar to power on sequance for activities) in Harmony. Basically I want to make sure all devices are set to power off when I set my AVR to power off.
Any advice on how to achive this will be much appreciated
Unfortunately, there is no power off sequence option. You could create an activity with only the AVR device and name it "Intermediate Off" for example. You would hit this activity before hitting the "Off" button. Note 1: The "Off" button is a built-in activity. It's like an activity without any device. Note 2: You may want to use the Generic Activity (custom Activity) type under "Utility" sub-type to create your "Intermediate Off" activity.
I can try doing somethyibng like that. but whole point of getting the remote is to make it simple. (especially for the people who have no idea how to get all the devioces working) So trying to create elaborate workarounds can defeat the purpose. :(
Thats one of the options avialble. However, Monster powercenter realy simplifys the power managment. No need to shut so many power switches. No accidental "Stand by/on" of devices so the remote can always start with a clean slate.
Not to mention it helps to save few Kilowatts and hopefully a tree or two.
Interestingly,, I have received a support response from logitech explaning a user interface that could do this configuration. However It seems that user interface in not avaialble to me. I beleive it is eihter avialble for another device or disabled in my computer for some reason.
Also, I think what I am asking is a simple reqirement. I beleive that HArmony team has tried to "dumb-it-down" the user interface by removing complex options. In the proess they might have diabled the same. keeping my fingures crosssed for a positive response from the support
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