Harmony One - Device power states advice

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  1. cyberdude

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    I have a number of activities configured, two of which use a HTPC, and would like a bit of advice on setting the power states of the HTPC.

    I would like the HTPC to remain on whilst I view other activities (that don't use the HTPC) like plain "Watch TV" but I'd like the HTPC to be turned off once I press the power button (top left corner) to end an activity.

    So here is a scenario. I want the HTPC to turn on when I specifically switch or start one of the two HTPC activities otherwise it remains off. However, once turned on HTPC should then remain on until I end an activity with the power button.

    How do I set that up?
     
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    It can't be done exactly the way you're looking for.
    Devices can be either "always on", or "off when not in use" which means "when not included in the current activity".
    They can be included as "Additional Devices" in activities that don't actually need them.
    The Off button powers off all devices that have been turned on or off by selecting an activity or by changing from one activity to another, and that are not set to be "always on".
     
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    Thanks for clarifying logicel. A shame as that function would be useful. It makes flicking back and forth between activities a lot smoother as I won't need to wait for the HTPC to wake or power up every time I've flicked away and back to it. The same could apply when flicking between activities that use other devices like Sat receiver and Freeview STB. Those devices typically take 10-15s to boot up.

    Is there any protocol for submitting feature requests? Actually what are the chances that new features even get considered?
     
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    I'd use the method of including devices as Additional to Activities where they're not actually used.
    Depending on the session they might get turned on sooner than they need to be but that's not too serious.
    They'd always be available then as you change from one activity to another and back.
    You can certainly report matters to Logitech support but I wouldn't expect them to make many changes.
    HTH - Logi
     
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    That helps. Now I understand your concept of adding the additional "unused" device.
     
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    OK - it's why I said "It can't be done exactly the way you're looking for" - it's close though. :thumbsup:
     
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    Why dont you just create a HTPC Power Off button in all the activities you have then you'll have just a two button process to turn all off
     

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