[mythtv-users] logitech harmony setup (hell) - wiki outdated?

Igor Cicimov icicimov at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 00:07:05 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 6:54 AM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM, ikke <ikke at iki.fi> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I got my fingers on Logitech Harmony 1000. I learned it really needs
> > windows to set it up, which is a serious downside for a linux person.
> > But too late for that, need to setup XP in KVM...
> >
> > I read the Harmony page on mythwiki [1], and it tells to use some
> > mythtv setup from harmony. And Harmony setup page suggests MythDora.
> > After I choose it, it successfully adds mythtv pvr as a new device.
> > The problem is now that it won't allow it to be used in any of the
> > activities. How can I add a new activity with it?
> >
> > I setup PS3 as a DVD and movie player for activities, since it was the
> > easiest to start with. Now I would like to setup a new e.g. "Watch
> > Recordings" activity for MythTV, but it won't appear on the list of
> > devices capable of carrying out the activity.
> >
> > About the wiki. Someone really sat down and wrote a lot about it,
> > thanks for him. But he doesn't mention about such activity problems.
> > Also I noticed that people here on the list seem to use rather some
> > Windows Media Center config for Harmony, instead of the MythTV one.
> > See thread "Finding a suitable device for a Harmony remote" [2]
> > earlier this year. Is the wiki outdated?
> >
> > I would hate to pick the wrong way forward, just to find out after two
> > weeks of setup hell that I picked the wrong way, and need to start all
> > over again the other way. Please share your experiences along with the
> > lirc setup file for the chosen Harmony config.
> >
> >
> > [1] http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Logitech_Harmony_Generic_Setup
> > [2] http://www.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2012-March/328985.html
> The activity you will want to use is "MythTv" and I believe you can
> customize it to say that (it may be use a PVR or something like that,
> it has been a long time since I set mine up).  What this will do is
> send any code to power on myth (not mine, myth is always powered on),
> power on your TV and receiver (or keep them on if Harmony thinks they
> are already on) and adjust the inputs correctly.  The LCD on your
> remote will then change to whatever defined settings you have there
> for your mythtv (e.g., I have a play music, play recordings, play
> videos on that screen all linked to jump points for those activities).
> I don't think you can set an activity to just "Play Recordings."
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Have you tried Concordance for Linux?

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