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Author: MrSnarkyPants Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 10656  
Subject: Re: Quick Review: Harmony 880 Remote Date: 1/6/2006 10:56 AM
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The remote is not state-aware. That is, it doesn't know if your TV is on or off. When you start an activity--for example, if you want to watch a DVD, and you are already watching your PVR--it assumes that all the equipment is turned off. Thus, if your TV is already on, it will be sent a power signal as part of the "Watch DVD" macro, and will shut off. I haven't seen any remotes that get around this problem. In this case, you can either use the macro, then use the troubleshooter to fix the problem, or you can switch to Device mode and correct it manually.

That's different from my older Harmony remote (I think it's a 688?). I don't have the device mode, only the activity mode, but it does keep track of what device is on, so when I switch from satellite to DVD it keeps the TV on. Maybe there's something buried in the setup that you haven't found yet.

The 880 is the first Harmony remote desgined after Logitech bought the company, but I wouldn't expect them to drop that feature.

I'd open a support ticket and ask about it.
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