Setting up my Harmony 700 remote...

jzurawski

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I have been fumbling with 4 different remotes for a while now and figured that it was finally time to take the plunge into the world of harmony remotes. After some research I found that the Harmony 700 would work for me...
It will be arriving soon and wanted to check in here and see if I could get some tips on getting things set up so that everything goes smoothly...
Here are my devices:
- Pioneer PDP-5020FD Plasma TV
- Pioneer VSX-1020-K Receiver
- Comcast Motorola HD DVR
- Playstation 3
- Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3
- Wii
Recommendations? Tips? Tricks? Things to look out for? Good step by step directions?
I have read that some people have trouble with getting the inputs to switch correctly and need to set delays? Is there any certain way I should order my devices? Or is it pretty intuitive?
Any and all info would be greatly appreciated! I am excited!!
 

Adam Gregorich

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I use Universal Remote Brand, not Harmony (which is a great brand), so I don't have anything specific to the Harmony. In general try to create macros that aren't dependent on if things are on or off. For instance on a DVD or Blu-ray macro I start them off by sending the play command. If the player is off the play button will turn it on and if its on the play button won't turn it off. I also put the really common commands on the first page and the ones I don't use that often on the following pages.
 

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Jeff,

First, welcome to the forum.

I own several Harmony Remotes, most notably,
the Harmony One and 1100.

Programming the Harmony remotes is pretty
simple and straightforward. You are going to plug
your device into your computer's USB port, go to
Logitech's website, and enter specific information
related to your home theater/gaming hardware.

When you enter your specific device/model number
into Logitech's website, it matches that information
against their database. It then automatically downloads
the commands to your device.

Looking over your list of components, you shouldn't
have too many problems. What is the Logitech Harmony
Adapter all about?

If you run into any problems, please feel free to ask
questions. I will monitor this thread and will be happy
to assist if I can.

Good luck with your new device. Hope you continue
to participate here.
 

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