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Logitech Reintroduces Harmony One Key Macros

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  1. Sep 9, 2007 #1 of 175
    DishDog

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    Posted on the Harmony Forums 9/6/07:
    The web interface for the Harmony remote client was updated on September 6, 2007. With this update, the Harmony Remote team is pleased to announce that all Harmony Remote customers now have the ability to map multiple commands to a single button. This process is known as creating a Sequence.
    To create a sequence, please follow these steps:
    Click Customize Buttons beside an Activity.
    Click Add Sequence.
    Give the Sequence a name.
    Select the device(s) and commands that will be included in the sequence.
    Click Add another Sequence to append additional sequences to the list.
    Click Done when you are satisfied with your changes.
    Sequence will now appear as a selectable item in each drop down menu in the Device column.
    If Sequence has been selected in the Device column, all the Sequences that have been created will appear in the Command column.
    Select a Sequence.
    Click Done.
    Click Update Remote to download these changes into your remote.
    There is a Maximum of 5 commands per Sequence.
    The amount of sequences per account is unlimited, however, there is a maximum of 10 sequences per Activity.
    It is not possible to use Sequences in Picture or Sound mode.

    Kindest Regards,
    The Logitech Harmony Remote Support Team
     
  2. Sep 9, 2007 #2 of 175
    Drew2k

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    I saw this earlier while updating a 360 remote for my mother, and started imagining ways to create sequences ...

    Sadly, I can't think of a lot of multi-step tasks I do with my HR20 that can be done with only five commands.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2007 #3 of 175
    mikeny

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    It's good they have this option now, even if it is only 5 commands. A lot of people are going to add the 2 step sequence to get to "To Do", of course. Many have already done that by programming a key with 2 quick IR commands.

    I've got one 5 command sequence I could think of: '02468':)
     
  4. Sep 9, 2007 #4 of 175
    Drew2k

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    Another "5-key" sequences that some may find useful:

    Sequence: Go to System Setup

    1. Menu
    2. Up
    3. Select
    4. Down
    5. Select
     
  5. Sep 9, 2007 #5 of 175
    Drew2k

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    Sequence: Go to Restart Receiver*

    1. Channel/Page Down
    2. Up
    3. Select
    4. Select
    5. [OPTIONAL key for the brave] Dash

    * Must launch "Go to Setup" sequence first
     
  6. Sep 9, 2007 #6 of 175
    Drew2k

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    I would also love to have a sequence to go to directly History, but that needs 6 keys, so you'll have to settle for a sequence that just puts you on the option, and you'll have to press select manually:

    Sequence: Get to History Option

    1. List
    2. Yellow
    3. Left
    4. Down
    5. Down
    ---
    6. Select
     
  7. Sep 9, 2007 #7 of 175
    Drew2k

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    Two related sequences for the Guide ...


    Sequence Name: What's Up Next On This Channel*

    1. Guide
    2. Left
    3. Info

    *This assumes you are NOT already in the guide. Add a second GUIDE press as needed according to your guide preferences


    Sequence Name: What's Up Next on the Next Channel

    1. Left
    2. Down
    3. Select
    4. Down
    5. Info


    Here's how I'd use these: Press Sequence 1 above to show what's on THIS channel. While looking at that list of upcoming programs, press Sequence 2 to look at the next channel. Repeat with Sequence 2 as desired. (Simulates the TiVo List Style Guide.)
     
  8. Sep 9, 2007 #8 of 175
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    I believe that "To Do" can now be accessed directly using the "ToDo List" command from the pop up menu. (Last HR20 Command in the list.)
     
  9. Sep 9, 2007 #9 of 175
    dorfmunder

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    Awesome, thanks for sharing! Will definitely make use of this.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2007 #10 of 175
    Drew2k

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    I only know of two ways to get to the To Do List on the Hr20:

    1. Press LIST, then YELLOW (YELLOW key is listed at the bottom of the Playlist)
    2. Press MENU, choose Help, choose Scheduler. To Do is the first item.

    Can you clarify where you see To Do on a pop-up menu?

    Thanks.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2007 #11 of 175
    DishDog

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    You can access it through Harmony desktop software or through their web site. Remember we're talking about programing the Harmony remotes, not the HR20 remote.:)
     
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    DrZaiusATL

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    I tried the Harmony Remote and did not like it. I returned it three days later. I got a Pronto instead.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2007 #13 of 175
    Drew2k

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    I just checked, and there's no "To Do" command in the list of learned or database commands for the HR20-700.

    Earlier you wrote, "I believe that ..." Can you pleae verify that there is a "To Do" command stored in Logitech's database of IR commands for the HR20-700? I'm not finding it.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2007 #14 of 175
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    Here's a screen shot from the DTS.
     

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    Another way to get there (with the Harmony) is hold down info for about 3 seconds then press it briefly again.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2007 #16 of 175
    Drew2k

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    Thanks for posting it. That command is not in my HR20-700 list, though, so I guess I'm out of luck using it.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2007 #17 of 175
    Drew2k

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    True, but you can't simulate a three second press-and-hold key in a sequence. :(
     
  18. Sep 9, 2007 #18 of 175
    mikeny

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    I wasn't suggesting that you could. ..Just noting it as an alternative.. Also, I don't know how many extra buttons people have, although I guess you could map these with the extra pages, but they may not want to utilize that particular one, as it only takes two key presses with "normal use". It's definitely valuable though, as some may not want to do the timing trick.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2007 #19 of 175
    DishDog

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    How did you setup your HR20? I set ours up as a PVR 'cause you seem to get a fuller command set that way.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2007 #20 of 175
    Drew2k

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    As a PVR. In total, I have 43 commands to choose from for the HR20-700 device.
     
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