|Post 1 made on Monday August 21, 2006 at 14:38|
Like most people I am very disappointed with this remote - a great piece of potential kyboshed by rubbish software. Anyway, as my gf bought it for me I feel honour bound to try and get it to work with my system! Here goes...
I have an HDMI switch box which I use to control my SKY HD, DVD and PC through. I need to set up an activity that will automatically switch the box to the relevant channel when I select "Watch TV" "Watch DVD" or "Listen to music on PC". I have tried everything. The RC800i doesn't have a switch box as a device, and you caNn't add extra commands (that I can see) to the activity process. The only thing I can do is get it to learn the switch command as a user defined button - but then it doesn't place the button in the activity, but on the last page of the individual device!! I need my gf to be able to use this device and there is no way she's going to be able to navigate through to the right page to press a button to activate the switch box!! She won't even know that the switch box needs switching! She doesn't even know what a switchbox is!
This all works fine on the Harmony by the way!!!
|Post 2 made on Wednesday August 23, 2006 at 03:53|
I might have an idea. It is a long shot, but you can give it a try.
What you can do is add a dummy device for every input of the switch point(something you don't actually have) and assign to this device for the power on button the corresponding ir code of the switch box input. Add this device to the activity. And when you switch on the activity is also switches the dummy on, therefore it sends the ir code to the switch box.
One thing you have to solve still. That is if you switch from one activity to another the switch box is not controlled. This can (I think) be circumvented by choosing the right dummy device which also has an assignment for a input selection and program the ir code for the input selection as well
I know this is not a elegant method, because your screens will expanded with buttons you don't need and it maybe don't even work.
|OP | Post 3 made on Friday August 25, 2006 at 11:05 |
Thanks for the advice - I will give it a go!
It's just a shame that Philips haven't allowed the devic to be customised a bit more. This could have been a bloomin' excellent remote. At the moment it looks like I'll need to stick with my Harmony which works but looks nowehere near as cool!!
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