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Harmony Remotes and the 622

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by msalvail, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. msalvail

    msalvail Legend

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    Are any of you using a Harmony remote with your DISH receiver? I have the Harmony 520 and while it will turn the 622 on and off, it won't control any of the other functions. The Harmony website said it has something to do with the specific IR signal that DISH uses. I was just wondering if some of you may have had luck with another model and which one.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. EXTACAMO

    EXTACAMO Godfather

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    I have an older Harmony 659 that works perfectly. Had no problems setting it up to work with my 622.
     
  3. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    There is a number of us that have Harmony 880s that I am aware of and speaking for myself they work great. I have 3. :D

    The other day I was listening to the HTGuys podcast and they mentioned they were selling them for 99 bucks. Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
  4. girdnerg

    girdnerg AllStar

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    I'm using the new Harmony One with a 622 and it is working great. All of the harmony remotes use the same code set, so the model shouldn't the problem.

    I noticed that the harmony software said that there is an updated set of codes for the 622. I downloaded that set to a cloned account and didn't like the looks of it. It had some weird commands like the thumbsUp and down the TIVO uses. It also had some missing commands and when I went to learn these from the original remote, the software said it couldn't learn from this device. Didn't sound like a new a better command set to me, so I didn't import it into my main account.

    Since I had lost some functionality doing one of these updates for my TV, I don't do them anymore unless I see a real benefit.

    I guess that i'm trying to say that the new set of commands may be bad. Try using the 722 code set and if that fails, PM me and I'll give you my harmony user name and you can have harmony level 2 tech support port the command set over to your account from mine.

    Rob
     
  5. msalvail

    msalvail Legend

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    $147 at HT Guys as of this moment, thru Amazon and sent out by Beach Camera. The $99 must have been a one day deal...
     
  6. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

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    Any Harmony remote will work with the 622. As you know, you can set your Dish IR to any one of about 16 different different channels to avoid conflicts with another remote - and the Harmony can be set up to operate at any of these channels. In that you are able to turn the 622 On and Off with the Harmony, you presumably have the Harmony set up on the correct IR channel.

    Call Harmony Tech Support - they're excellent. Also, I'd be interested to see where "The Harmony website said it has something to do with the specific IR signal that DISH uses. :rolleyes:

    PS You may find that you wish the Harmony not to turn the 622 OFF (or ON.)
     
  7. jkane

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    Set your dish to remote channel number 1 and try it again. Instructions are in the manual.

    Be sure you are trying it in the same room. You are not on TV2 are you?
     
  8. msalvail

    msalvail Legend

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    No, I am on TV1.

    Instructions are in which manual, the 622 or the Remote?

    I just want to get the PVR functions on the Harmony as well as be able to change channels.
     
  9. msalvail

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    I think it was a forum member on the site, not an employee, now that I think of it.

    Why would I not want the Harmony to turn the 622 off and on? It will come back on when it's set to record...just wondering...
     
  10. fmcomputer

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    I have 2 SST-659's that work with the 622. You can go go to advanced settings on logitechs web site, and configure your remote to have the 622 stay on all the time or turn off.
     
  11. stoner51

    stoner51 New Member

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    Page 72 of the 622 Manual

    1. Press SYSTEM INFO on the rec front panel
    If changing Address for remote control 1 write down primary address

    2. Press and hold SAT on your remote for three seconds, until all of the mode buttons light up, and the let go of SAT

    3. Use the NUMBER PAD to enter any number between one and 16 but not the one you wrote down in step 1
    4. Press the POUND(#). If you entered the address correctly, SAT will flash three times.
    Write down the number you entered

    5. Press RECORD. Make sure the remote adrees you see on the System Inof scree is the same as the one you entered in step 3. If it isn't, the remote cannot control the receiver.

    6. Press SELECT to close the system info screen

    In my case the Original Adress was 3 and the one that worked for my 880 was 1

    hope this helps
    steve
     
  12. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

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    As you know, the 622 never truly turns Off. There is no harm in leaving it always On - it will go to standby and wake up as required. Also, you won't "tempt fate" by attempting to turn it off whule it is recording on one of the other tuners.

    With all my Harmonys and different Dish Receivers I've set it up so the Dish Receiver is always "On." YMMV
     
  13. stoner51

    stoner51 New Member

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    Sorry I must have totally missed the question on this. I thought he couldn't control the 622
    sorry
    steve
     
  14. msalvail

    msalvail Legend

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    No, you are exactly right. That IS what I was asking. I reset mine to 1 and everything seems to be working. Thanks for your help! I have only had this for 2 days and am trying to decide if I want to get one of the ones that is meant more for DVR functions or step up to one of the color LCD screens.

    All I am running on it is

    DISH 622
    DTV HD-21
    Yamaha Receiver
    Sony TV

    ...do you think the 520 is sufficient for this or would I be happier with another?

    Thanks!

    Mary
     
  15. SaltiDawg

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    And again, if you have a reason for wanting an IR Channel other than 1 the Harmony will accommodate. If the Harmony was originally controlling the On and Off of the 622 the original problem was not being on an IR Channel other than 1.

    Best of luck.
     
  16. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    I don't believe turning it "off" will affect a recording in progress.
     
  17. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

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    And I never said it would.:rolleyes:
     
  18. msalvail

    msalvail Legend

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    Again, thanks for everyone's help. It's working fine but I think I may return it for one of the other models. The buttons are so small and close together that it's an awkward remote to use, especially one handed.
     
  19. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Using 659 and 880. I found though that I had to teach some of my own command. Such as PiP and PiP swap.

    Otherwise the Harmony's work wonderful with all my Dish receivers.
     
  20. jkane

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    If you intend to use it for DVR functions, look for a remote with the DVR buttons in the middle or higher. I hated remotes with them at the bottom. The remote is off balance when you are pressing the most common buttons.
     

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