Originally Posted by nmurphy
Joe-thank you for the tip. Setting this up has been an exercise in frustration. Sometimes it works - other times not. And sometimes there is a few second delay in the response. I think I am going to return it and go back to the TiVo remote. My setup is not all that complicated, but I thought the Ultimate would be great thing to have.
I have to return it or take a hammer to it! Probably better to bring it back.
I have not used the Ultimate. Looking at pictures of it I do not like the layout of it nor the shape and its a lot of money to pay for something you don't like.
That said, I'm not a rocket scientist but I do get off on the audio video stuff. My set-up is rather elaborate I think. The Harmony software is pretty straight forward but I have been using it for a long time. I have said before its not for everyone and if you only have 1 to three things to work the TiVo Roamio remotes may suit your needs better and save you a few bucks too.
Before you take the Harmony back though try to program it one last time, remember, you CAN NOT
screw it up so don't be intimidated by it and if you think you have everything correct, know you do and something still isn't right hit HELP, it will fix itself if it miss's a step.
Also remember when the programs asks never hit click anything that will ever indicate the TiVo will ever turn off, it never turns off. It WILL TURN OFF
but for the purpose of programing your Harmony remote you don't want it to.
You never want it to anyway unless you are shutting it down to take it with you on vacations or something similar.
You may like the Harmony ONE a lot better than the Ultimate, also, if you can find one, the peanut shaped Harmony 670. Its silver and black and shaped like the TiVo remote with almost the exact same button layout but does the Harmony thing. DO NOT buy a used one!!!! You want one new in the package if you can find it, they are hard to find. I wore mine out, numbers faded out, lcd screen light burned out, it just stopped. I loved the damn thing too. I may have mistakenly refered to it as the 650 in another thread but this
is the one I mean.
You will like that better than the Ultimate!!!!!!!