Sunday, October 2, 2005

Using two Harmony remotes

We got a new TV, so I wanted to reprogram our Harmony Remotes.  I logged onto the web site and made the changes, and then updated the Harmony 880 remote.  Everything worked fine, so then I updated the Harmony 688 remote.

At that point I noticed that the keys that I had mapped to the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down keys, did work.  It looks like this was caused because the Harmony 880 has ˆ and ˇ keys, while the Harmony 688 has 'Pg -' and 'Pg +' buttons.  When you connect to a remote that has doesn't have a key, the you configuration loses the settings for those keys.  So then when you connect back to the remote that has those keys, the settings are gone.

You would think that the settings on the web site would contain all of the remote key mappings, regardless if the last connected remote actually had the keys

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  1. This post makes it sound as if you have two Harmony remotes and both use the same setup / devices / and that correct? If so, how did you do it?

    When I tried to add a second remote to my existing Harmony account, my option was either replace my old remote or create a new blank account. The first option defeats the purpose of buying the second remote; the second option defeats the purpose of buying a second Harmony.

    Can you tell me how you did it?

  2. I experienced the same thing that you did. When I connected the second harmony remote to my account, it replaced the existing one, but all of the key mappings remained the same. I just synchronized it, and it worked

    I just had to change the mappings where the keys were not present, as I mentioned in my post.


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