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Harmony remotes

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mark4mich, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. Dec 19, 2007 #61 of 100
    Canis Lupus

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    I haven't, and I'm not sure you could enter such a command to the sequence. There would have to some kind of "Press and Hold", "Release", "Play" for things like Slo-Mo etc so don't know if that's achievable. In that case, I'd prolly try to push the buttons on the Harmony like you would on the D* remote. I haven't tried that yet though as I don't use Slomo or skiptotick that often.

     
  2. Dec 19, 2007 #62 of 100
    SDizzle

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    I actually use these custom commands quite a bit, not slow mo so much, but the others for sure. I wonder if you could learn all the buttons in RAW and name them something different..... go in to sequence and add that "long" command, like FF, then add regular FF as the 2nd command, and that may duplicate the long hold then release then quick press? If that worked, it would be "skip to next tick".
     
  3. Dec 19, 2007 #63 of 100
    gcisko

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    Opps. From all of your comments about the harmony, I was starting to think you were not a power user and wanted simplicity :D
     
  4. Dec 19, 2007 #64 of 100
    gcisko

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    So why even come to this thread and vent? What good purpose can that have? I just hope there is a "ludite universal remote" thread that I can go to an vent :eek2:

    People are curious about which harmony is best, not why people hate them. Do you really want to have some kind of flame war about this or something? I do not understand.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2007 #65 of 100
    mossdaddy

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    I have two 670's. I agree that they tend to eat batteries but I certainly get more than a month. Last Christmas my wife gave me a a Homedock Delux that allows me to play back pics and music through my system. Amazingly, the commands were in the database and in no time I was using the 670 to set up and control. I love the activities set up. I have no desire to bounce between three recording devices. However, I am interested in how it would work if I do get a DVR.

    Not gonna happen until D* can give me one that does OTA, but that's another thread.

    I do have one question. Does anyone know how to program a dash for the HD OTA stations?
     
  6. Dec 19, 2007 #66 of 100
    XPLORx4

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    Set the backlight to 5 seconds and start using rechargeable batteries. I have a wall-mounted AAA charger and 2 sets of AAA batteries for my remote. One set is in the remote, the other set is in the charger.

    I set the "clear" button to send the "dash" command. I don't have HD-OTA, so I'm not sure if that solves your problem, though.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2007 #67 of 100
    Lord Vader

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    Such patience you have. Do you stand in front of your microwave yelling at it, "Hurry!!!"?
     
  8. Dec 20, 2007 #68 of 100
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    Is that the only way to get those commands? By calling tech support? WTF? Why can't they put it in their software as an advanced feature or something?
     
  9. Dec 20, 2007 #69 of 100
    Lord Vader

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    You can do these yourself. The OP just didn't have the patience to figure out how.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2007 #70 of 100
    Bill Broderick

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    How can you get a single button (single press) skip to tick? The only method that I currently know of is to hold the ff button for 3 seconds and the press it again a second time. I haven't been able to program that as a sequence.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2007 #71 of 100
    XPLORx4

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    You would have to learn the command in RAW mode. However, you would still have a problem with assigning a button for that feature, unless you use the LCD soft buttons (which not as convenient as using the "skip forward" button).
     
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    Bill Broderick

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    I don't think that will work. If you try to hold the button of the original remote too long when trying to learn a command, the learn process fails.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2007 #73 of 100
    XPLORx4

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    Hmmm. Bummer, that sux. Oh well.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2007 #74 of 100
    scottjf8

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    I snoozed on the $129 Amazon price for the 880, and now it's $144.. blah.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2008 #75 of 100
    scottjf8

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    So I got my new Harmony 880 and it's really awesome.

    The one complaint we (read: my wife) has is that it's very slick and slides around easy. Has anyone put anything on it so it has a decent grip?
     
  16. Jan 4, 2008 #76 of 100
    Drew2k

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    You didn't happen to post over at Remote Central about this did you? :)

    Someone posted a very similar complaing, and I posted a suggestion there that applying "rubberized/padded tape" that is cut to shape and size may help with the grip. You can get this type of tape at Home Depot or Lowes. If applied right, hopefully it will not even interfere with the charging base unit...
     
  17. Jan 4, 2008 #77 of 100
    jdspencer

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    Anything put on the bottom of the 880 will interfere with it sitting in it's charger correctly.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2008 #78 of 100
    Drew2k

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    I just cut to shape the foamy protective material that comes with the Nintendo Wii, and taped it to the back of the 880. No problems sitting in the charger.

    If you the rubberized/padded tape is thinner than the "legs" on the base of the 880, and the tape is cut to size and carefully applied, it shouldn't be a problem. Hearing that "beep" as it rests in the cradle is all you need ...
     
  19. Jan 4, 2008 #79 of 100
    Willis

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    I have both the 670 and 880 for my two HR 20. Functionally I think the 670 works better (buttons are easier to distinguish by feel) but the 880 has a much higher cool factor
     
  20. Jan 5, 2008 #80 of 100
    Drew2k

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