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Topic # 108570 1-Sep-2012 11:44 Send private message

Yesterday I acquired a Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote, which was largely prompted by Dexter the Destroyer Beagle deciding it was a good idea to use our DVD Recorder remote as a chew toy. I initially set it up using the myharmony.com website, as instructed in the Quickstart Guide. I've now got it all pretty much configured how I like, but when investigating how to change the device names, I found that this can only be done using the Harmony desktop software (which I didn't even know existed).

I downloaded this software, and found that it didn't recognize the account I had created initially using myharmony.com (SSO must be a foreign concept to Logitech). So I had to create a new account, and also reconfigure all my devices and activities. When doing so, I noted I had less flexibility when setting up activities. The myharmony.com site allowed me to easily initially set up 'Watch Blu-Ray' and 'Watch DVD' separate activities, but the desktop software didn't (although I assume this may be possible after I've done the initial sync with the remote).

Considering that the only real beef I have with the myharmony.com site is that I can't rename the devices to something more user friendly, is there any benefit to starting from scratch and reprogramming the remote using the desktop software? It took a bit of extra configuration this morning to get additional button functionality added to the remote, so I want to be sure that this will be worth it in the long run.

Conversely, is there any risk in giving it a crack? Or will I be able to log back on to myharmony.com and blast the config with the one saved there?

Finally, I'm also having problems controlling my PS3. Well, actually, controlling it is fine (I have the adapter thingy), but it's not powering down correctly. When it tries to power down, it shows the standard PS3 prompt asking whether to shut down the system or the controller, and then it toggles between the two for a few seconds before dumping you back to the XMB. It won't be the end of the world to if I can't get this working nicely, as you have to be near the device to insert media anyway, but it would be great to have it working as intended if this is possible.

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  Reply # 680056 1-Sep-2012 12:15 Send private message

Your account should work with both but if you are having issues click on the option to say you have forgotten your password on the desktop software. You then get an option to recover it by attaching your remote (which is linked with your account).







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  Reply # 680060 1-Sep-2012 12:18 Send private message

Nety: Your account should work with both but if you are having issues click on the option to say you have forgotten your password on the desktop software. You then get an option to recover it by attaching your remote (which is linked with your account).


Hmm... I'll try that, but I'm not convinced it'll work. It allowed me to create a new account using the same email address I used for the website. 



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  Reply # 680064 1-Sep-2012 12:30 Send private message

I tried the forgot password method, but I suspect its resolving to the account I created when using the desktop software. Even after deleting the software and re-installing, its taking me to the final step of the setup Wizard, where it will download my initial setup to the device. This will give me a setup that is not as optimized as what I currently have, so I'm back to wondering whether its worth it.

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  Reply # 680090 1-Sep-2012 14:30 Send private message

i have the harmony one - and fully recommend the use of the sw

has allowed me to create all sorts of activities and control a multitude of devices - incl htpc / freeview recorder / plasma / av amp / xbox 360 / projector / screen

fully worth the effort to do it all using the logitech sw imho

also means once your profile is saved (incl devices and activities) - should you get different kit and / or a different remote - then its a simple process to just update things ie. you don't have to start from scratch

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