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Harmony Remotes and the 622

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#26 OFFLINE   elbodude



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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:26 PM

I've been eying that Harmony One. I have the 880 but don't really like the tiny flat buttons. I just don't know if I can justify the price of the new remote. How do you like it? Does it feel better in the grip? Looks like they finally go the design down with better buttons but still some screen functionality... best of both worlds IMO...

Amazingly, I got FREE Harmony One from http://www.bzzagent.com/ where my wife receives products and writes reviews. I am not affiliated with them in any way. Very cool!

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#27 OFFLINE   bheil


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:43 PM

Joining the party late, but I thought I could contribute. I have 2 622s and use both a 659 and 670. One 622 is IR channel 1 and the other is channel 2. I could control the channel 1 622 with the codes on the harmony site, but had to learn every channel 2 code from the remote for the other dish. It doesn't take too long to do the programming and it works like a champ.
I am curious though, SaltiDawg you said the remotes 'can be set up to operate at any of these channels'. Are you talking about using the learning function for the codes on these other channels, or have I missed something in setting up my remote. Are there codes available on the Harmony site for the different IR channels?

I've got nothing but good things to say about the harmony remotes (except for maybe that the 659 sucks for DVR ff/rew type functions). Easy to set up and use, and it get's a thumbs up from the wife and the 8 year old!

#28 OFFLINE   bheil


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for the info - one vacation and then dealing with floods in the midwest so I haven't had a chance to respond (not directly affected thank <diety of choice>!. I wasn't aware of this setup option. I'll give it a try.

There are codes for the 622, for example. These codes are sent at different frequencies when you change IR channels. The fundamental signal is identical for both channels. In other words, there is no need to "learn" new signals.... only to know what frequency is to be used.

If you add two 622 devices to the Harmony it is smart enough to understand that there will need to be two different IR channels involved. During the Activity setup it will ask you to push a couple of selected buttons on the associated Dish Remotes while they are physically in the learning mode position. The Harmony is not "learning" the command, it is "determining" what IR channel is to be used.

I did not have to "learn" any commands due to having two different E* receivers.

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