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Updating Harmony 650 for new TV

Flashy

Distinguished Member
Sure the answer is simple and this will be straightforward, but forewarned is forearmed, as they say...

I have a new TV arriving next week, as my current one's well and truly on the way out after six-and-a-half years. I've had a Harmony 650 for more than four of those years without issue, barring a couple when I was understanding the set-up process. None of my equipment has been updated in that time, barring the laptop and Harmony software I used to set up the remote.

The Logitech site directs me to download software again for my Mac. Am I right in thinking that, after that, it will recognise my settings and will be just a case of removing the current TV and adding the new one to the relevant activities? Could it be that straightforward?

Alternatively, given I've got redundant activities now (don't have the facility to watch standard TV as opposed to Sky, and don't have a VHS machine any more, so there are two), would I be better off starting from scratch?

Many thanks in advance for any advice.
 

logiciel

Moderator
I don't see the need for any new "software".
Use whatever you're used to, to delete and add the old and new TVs, to delete unwanted activities, and to update activities that use the TV.
 

Flashy

Distinguished Member
Thanks. And sorry, my wording might have been ambiguous. The Logitech site suggests I need download software to do update the 650. I will need to download it because the last time I 'managed' anything on the remote was years ago, on an old laptop that's long gone. And because that was four years ago, I'm no longer used to anything and just want to do whatever's going to be best/easiest.

I'll plug it into the Mac when the time comes and see what happens, and will come back, cap in hand, if it's not straightforward.
 

logiciel

Moderator
You'll be fine if you can remember the log-in and password you used before.
Do come back, anyway!
 

Flashy

Distinguished Member
Somehow, at some point in the past four years, I'd managed to use the Harmony Remote Software and the My Harmony app software to set up the remote. Goodness knows how.

The Harmony Remote Software wouldn't work on my Mac because it needed Java, which I've no desire to install. The My Harmony app worked fine, but was missing the Apple TV from my devices. I suspect I had used that for the initial set up years ago, but then added the Apple TV using the Harmony Remote Software. Or something.

But anyway, all's well that ends well and it's all sorted and working perfectly, touch wood. Also gave me the opportunity to tidy up some of my sequences, where firmware updates to the Sky box over the years had made some not work quite as they should have done.
 

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