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  #339860 9-Jun-2010 17:14
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chiefie and other experts. I went back to the advanced TV setup for my TV (Toshiba 32SW8UA) and tried "method 2" but that failed miserably. I didn't know what buttons to select in the software for when it asked "what buttons do you push on your remote to get to Input 1, Input 2, etc. so I just put "None" for each of those.

Not sure what else to have put there to be honest, but it didn't work anyway.

I tried Method 4 (Toshiba TVs and others where you push "Input select" and then another button selecting which input). Again it asked me to tell it which buttons it would push in sequence. I aborted.

Any advice? I tried googling my model number but it isn't a very common TV.

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  #339886 9-Jun-2010 18:18
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ahmad: chiefie and other experts. I went back to the advanced TV setup for my TV (Toshiba 32SW8UA) and tried "method 2" but that failed miserably. I didn't know what buttons to select in the software for when it asked "what buttons do you push on your remote to get to Input 1, Input 2, etc. so I just put "None" for each of those.

Not sure what else to have put there to be honest, but it didn't work anyway.

I tried Method 4 (Toshiba TVs and others where you push "Input select" and then another button selecting which input). Again it asked me to tell it which buttons it would push in sequence. I aborted.

Any advice? I tried googling my model number but it isn't a very common TV.


for me the trick we to go through each press on the existing remote to change from one input source to another. I noted that down then matched it against the options available. If the buttons do not appear to match what is available, I added what I needed and deleted the default ones that I didn't want.

 
 
 
 


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  #339901 9-Jun-2010 19:09
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Sorry but I can't understand your post...

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  #339902 9-Jun-2010 19:09

ahmad: chiefie and other experts. I went back to the advanced TV setup for my TV (Toshiba 32SW8UA) and tried "method 2" but that failed miserably. I didn't know what buttons to select in the software for when it asked "what buttons do you push on your remote to get to Input 1, Input 2, etc. so I just put "None" for each of those.

Not sure what else to have put there to be honest, but it didn't work anyway.

I tried Method 4 (Toshiba TVs and others where you push "Input select" and then another button selecting which input). Again it asked me to tell it which buttons it would push in sequence. I aborted.

Any advice? I tried googling my model number but it isn't a very common TV.


Yeah, they don't have my toshiba dvd player either.. Kinda sucks.

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  #339905 9-Jun-2010 19:14
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They have my TV. This is about discrete input selection commands.

@robbyp - surely any Toshiba DVD player would work fine?

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  #339909 9-Jun-2010 19:27
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Go to the devices tab, select settings for the TV, choose Adjust inputs and press next, try method 4, lets say you use the tuner but perhaps it's missitng another input, let's say HDMI, type in HDMI and press add, and press next. Press teh learn button, follow the instructions from there.

Note: when I tested this I found your TV and model Toshiba TV (32SW8UA)

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  #339920 9-Jun-2010 19:55
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They are there (Tuner, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4), under method 2 and 4, but let's say I use method 4.

The next screen asks me to map the buttons I would "normally use" to the functions it asks for.

Button A is the button I usually press to say "change input", then Button B is the button that chooses the specific input I want to switch to (pressed after Button A in sequence).

My problem is that I don't have anything I can logically put into those options.

Thanks for your help so far, hopefully you can lead me to the right solution.

 
 
 
 


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  #339974 9-Jun-2010 21:36
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First off, ideal setting is Method 2 (i.e. discrete inputs). Are you sure your TV doesn't have them available? The way to check is under Devices, Additional Buttons should have all the buttons for your TV. I added your TV and I see there are no such discrete buttons (i.e. InputAV1 or similar).

In that case you need to use one of the other methods that mimics what you would do with your remote. The wizard would suggest Method 4, but is that what your remote does? I.e. press InputNext and then press other buttons? Or should it be Method 1 or 3?

You'll need to tell us how it normally works on our remote before we can advise which method and buttons to use. The other option is trying a different Toshiba model and seeing if that has discrete inputs, sometimes they are the same across the same brand.

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  #340012 9-Jun-2010 23:37
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Well how do you change inputs on the stock remote that came with the TV?

Add that button to the device if its not already there, then pick it in the list when you choose the method.




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  #340031 10-Jun-2010 00:50
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Thanks everyone I worked it out.

Someone was saying earlier to try discrete inputs *even if it appears my TV doesn't support it* because it might work.

The traditional "Input next, input next, input next" wasn't working which annoyed me you see.

So I tried discrete but that didn't work (as verified by bazzer above I think).

What worked was to change the DELAY on the "Input next" function. The Tosh takes AGES to change inputs and it was trying to send the next "Input next" at around 1500ms. I changed it to 3000ms and it almost worked. It needed a full 3500ms before it worked properly.

I have another problem now :(

Have just emailed support - my Freeview box and my traditional DVD recorder both operate audio via the AV receiver. But when I change between activities "watch TV" or "record video", for some reason it toggles my AV receiver OFF even though it knows it should stay ON for "record video" (it is programmed to have the AVR ON for both activities).

Any ideas?

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  #340033 10-Jun-2010 00:57
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Nope, worked fine with my AVR both input and power state wise, as it does on the one I have set up for a friend other than the stupid IR extender the sky guy sold them often spewing crap jamming the harmony from working some of the gear.

The logitech software is pretty hopeless in that if you learn a remote and 1 and power and volume up match then it calls it the same remote, negating the fact that a crap load of satellite receivers use the same codes for those but different ones for all the other buttons on them since they are the same remote with different labeling on it.

Had to go and learn every button on a friends one I was setting up because it kept thinking it was a totally different brand.




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  #340037 10-Jun-2010 01:20
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So I can't work out why I go from "Watch TV" (AV receiver correctly turned on when this was first pressed), to "Record video" (AV receiver should be "turned" on but is already on in this situation), and it toggles the AVR power while changing inputs to the DVR recorder :/

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  #340175 10-Jun-2010 13:16
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Are you sure that the AV receiver is one of the devices used in "record video"? The remote should not send a power toggle to the receiver if it thinks it is already turned on. If the recevier isn't in the devices list for "Record Video" then it will switch it off when you change activities.

My setup always leaves my receiver on no matter what activity, because all my activities use the receiver.

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  #340176 10-Jun-2010 13:17
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I am not sure why record video would be an activity on its on on the harmony to be honest.




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  #340185 10-Jun-2010 13:28
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richms: I am not sure why record video would be an activity on its on on the harmony to be honest.

Without knowng any more about his setup, which activity do you think it belongs in then?

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