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Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Hub question
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Post 16 made on Thursday June 6, 2013 at 10:22
rehaz1
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See this link [Link: logitech.com] These cables are two sets of 4 cables and will work with the Hub, and you can assign a different port to each DirecTV box.  The problem with not assigning a different command set to each DirecTV box, if you use a DirecTV remote, it will control all 5 at the same time.  It is not hard to change each box to a different command set, there are up to 8 available.  Right now it is not possible to have more than one Hub, per remote.  And if you are using the 7.7 software, once you have changed the command set, in the software, select each DirecTV box, select Settings, then select Confirm IR.  If you are using MyHarmony.com, it is not so easy, you wold have to delete each device, then add it back in with the new command set, the software will ask you to confirm the new device with the changed command set with the changed remote., then you will have to redo each activity.
Post 17 made on Thursday June 6, 2013 at 17:18
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Will this remote allow more control over Macros? I have several things I would like to do but I am limited to only 4 consecutive commands on my 890 Pro. I think they even took away Macros entirely on the One which seems like a huge step backwards.

Also, I have always dreamed of a Harmony remote being opened sourced...I will keep dreaming. I know there are options out there for IR open source stuff but none of them have an actual physical remote control. If this remote could have an open source much like DDWRT for routers you would transform your new remote into a huge success overnight.
Post 18 made on Thursday June 6, 2013 at 19:27
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Hello everyone,

I'm Sylvain, and I work for Harmony, in Ian(HarmonyIan)'s team. I'm excited to join him in helping out people with questions or concerns on this forum!

On June 6, 2013 at 17:18, lmoss2004 said...
Will this remote allow more control over Macros? I have several things I would like to do but I am limited to only 4 consecutive commands on my 890 Pro. I think they even took away Macros entirely on the One which seems like a huge step backwards.

Also, I have always dreamed of a Harmony remote being opened sourced...I will keep dreaming. I know there are options out there for IR open source stuff but none of them have an actual physical remote control. If this remote could have an open source much like DDWRT for routers you would transform your new remote into a huge success overnight.

lmoss2004, The Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control remotes - as well as other models on myharmony.com - support up to 10 sequence steps, including delays.

Regards

-Sylvain
Post 19 made on Friday June 7, 2013 at 00:04
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Thats pretty awesome...i guess i shouldnt complain about that but may I inquire as to why the limit? Seems like that should be pretty trivial to amp up to 25+ above what most anyone would ever use.
Post 20 made on Monday June 10, 2013 at 19:19
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Hello lmoss2004,

Thanks for your feedback. We have circled back to our engineering team to better understand the reasons behind this limit. If it can be increased it will be considered for a future release.

Regards

-Sylvain
Post 21 made on Thursday June 13, 2013 at 21:44
Craig Aguiar-Winter
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Can it be connected to Xantech, or other similar connecting blocks?
Post 22 made on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 11:45
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Hi,

other users have reported using Xantech or other similar connection boxes to distribute the IR signals. I believe most such products use 3.5mm connections whereas Harmony Ultimate uses 2.5mm. Adaptors to go from 2.5mm to 3.5mm are common enough however if you want to go that route.

If your goal is simply to have more, isolated IR LEDs rather than the included mini blasters, we do offer Precision IR Cables which include 4 separate IR emitters on each cable.

Ian.
Post 23 made on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 16:06
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On April 18, 2013 at 10:41, Lowpro said...
Only two wired IR outputs just doesn't cut it. Ah, I see. If you look closely at the fine print below it all makes sense now.

Disclaimer: When using this remote control solution with more than 4 devices additional hubs may be required. The use of a Xantech IR connecting block and/or Xantech RT8/16 IR Router in conjunction with our hubs is not supported.

On May 10, 2013 at 15:06, rehaz1 said...
That discalminer is false as I am presently controling 7 devices with just one Hub, and no mini blasters

Of course the disclaimer I posted within my reply shown above is false. And in all seriousness, thanks rehaz1 for pointing that out to those that didn't understand I was kidding. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. For anyone that did think I was actually quoting a Logitech disclaimer my apologies, but really. What company in their right mind would post such a disclaimer? In a kidding fashion I was implying that perhaps Logitech decided to only offer the two IR ports as a means to sell more hubs if/when multiple hubs are supported while at the same time attempting to prevent their customers from expanding a hubs capabilities in a more sensible fashion instead by adding a Xantech IR connecting block and/or RT8/RT16 IR router.

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Post 24 made on Thursday June 27, 2013 at 17:32
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This is probably covered elsewhere, but does the Ultimate transmit both RF and IR signals, like my 900? I have some devices in a closet, and a few out in front, so I need the remote to be able to transmit IR or RF, depending on the device.
Post 25 made on Thursday June 27, 2013 at 20:58
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Yes, but you can only have a device controlled by either the Hub or the remote, not both at the same time.. You could assign your devices (Cable Box, AVR, Etc) to be controlled by the Hub, and have the TV controlled by the Remote.
Post 26 made on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at 14:39
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Thanks for the reply. I found the info as well. The Harmony site is not very helpful on that point. Appreciate the feedback.
Post 27 made on Friday July 12, 2013 at 11:35
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Does anyone know where you can get the "Precision IR Cables"? I can't find them on the Logitech site.
Post 28 made on Friday July 12, 2013 at 15:24
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On July 12, 2013 at 11:35, carpecervisi said...
Does anyone know where you can get the "Precision IR Cables"? I can't find them on the Logitech site.

I believe you can only find them on the Logitech site, unless your lucky on eBay.

I'm looking for them too and I contacted Logitech and the response was they are just waiting for more stock to arrive and they'll have them back on the site. No date given though!
Post 29 made on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 23:47
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My TSU 1000 finely gave up the ghost. I have thought about purchasing another Pronto but I now have some issues:

1. No longer have a PC that I would want to use for PE, using a mac.
2. Even if I were to use my PC laptop I would have to get the latest file from the configuration that I uploaded to this site years ago...it it's even still here.
3. I do not know where my sync cable is to hook up the Pronto to the PC.
4. Just don't know if I want to go through all of the above hassle to save $300 for a different remote. I LOVED my Pronto....had my X-10 codes in it for my home lighting.

So....I am looking at the Harmony Ultimate.

I do see that I will be able to program my X-10 codes into it and use my IR-543 just as before.

Will I be able to adjust/set delay times between IR transmissions when a "macro" is used, like the Pronto could?

As compaired to the Pronto, what will the Ultimate not do that the Pronto could do?

Last edited by CaptMike on August 8, 2013 00:51.
Post 30 made on Friday August 9, 2013 at 17:10
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On August 7, 2013 at 23:47, CaptMike said...

Will I be able to adjust/set delay times between IR transmissions when a "macro" is used, like the Pronto could?

Hi CaptMike,

Yes - delays can be inserted between the sending of IR commands when creating macros -- known as Sequences in the Harmony platforms.

If no delay is manually inserted between commands, the inter device and inter key delays - also configurable in the software - will apply.

Regards,

Sylvain
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