Logitech 1100, Harmony Advanced Universal Remote 1100 User Manual

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Contents

 

Introduction.........................................................................................................................

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Getting to know your remote ...........................................................................................

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How your Harmony 1100 works ..................................................................................

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Activities, devices, and inputs.......................................................................................

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The buttons on your Harmony 1100............................................................................

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Navigation icons ............................................................................................................

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What’s on the Harmony 1100 screen ..........................................................................

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Using your Harmony 1100...............................................................................................

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Selecting an Activity....................................................................................................

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Switching between Activities .....................................................................................

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Turning off your devices..............................................................................................

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Using the Help button ................................................................................................

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Controlling your devices individually .........................................................................

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Charging your remote.................................................................................................

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Setting up your Harmony 1100 for the first time ........................................................

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Overview of the setup process ...................................................................................

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1.

Creating your user account .............................................................................

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2.

Connecting your Harmony 1100 to your computer .....................................

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3.

Setting up the devices you want to control ...................................................

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4.

Setting up Activities for your Harmony 1100.................................................

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5.

Updating the remote .......................................................................................

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Testing your setup ............................................................................................................

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Changing your setup ........................................................................................................

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Adding and changing your devices ............................................................................

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Adding and changing your Activities .........................................................................

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Renaming an Activity...................................................................................................

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Adding an extra device (passthrough) to an Activity ................................................

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Customizing the on-remote help ...............................................................................

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Controlling the Remote Assistant...............................................................................

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Customizing your Harmony 1100...................................................................................

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Renaming an Activity...................................................................................................

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Changing the order of Activities on your Harmony 1100 screen ............................

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Setting up your favorite channels...............................................................................

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Changing how buttons work in an Activity................................................................

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Adding custom-labeled buttons to an Activity ..........................................................

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Adding a slideshow to your Harmony 1100 screen..................................................

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Viewing a slideshow on your Harmony 1100 screen................................................

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Changing the backlight settings.................................................................................

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Setting a background ..................................................................................................

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Adding additional features to your Harmony 1100 ....................................................

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Teaching your Harmony 1100 new commands using your old remote .................

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Naming a new command your remote learned ........................................................

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Types of delays or speed settings ...............................................................................

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Adjusting the delay between IR commands (speed settings)...................................

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Maintaining your Harmony 1100 ...................................................................................

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Testing your remote settings after a remote upgrade..............................................

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Troubleshooting problems with your Harmony 1100.................................................

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Figuring out which inputs your system uses ................................................................

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Figuring out which type of input control you have...................................................

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Step 1— Turn on all your devices...............................................................................

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Step 2 — Watch the TV...............................................................................................

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Step 3 — Listen to the sound .....................................................................................

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RF Wireless Extender ........................................................................................................

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The lights on the RF Wireless Extender ......................................................................

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Setting up the RF Wireless Extender...........................................................................

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Assigning Devices to the Harmony Remote or to the RF Wireless Extender ...........

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Controlling a device with the RF Wireless Extender .................................................

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Controlling a device with the Harmony remote .......................................................

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Installing the RF Wireless Extender.............................................................................

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Using the Emitters .......................................................................................................

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Finding where to place the emitters..........................................................................

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Attaching the emitters ................................................................................................

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Assigning a device to a specific port on the RF Wireless Extender ..........................

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Adding additional RF Wireless Extenders ...................................................................

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Removing the RF Wireless Extender from your network...........................................

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Getting help with your Harmony remote......................................................................

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Contacting Customer Support ...................................................................................

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Finding answers to questions .....................................................................................

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Getting help with your online setup ..........................................................................

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Using the On-Remote Help .........................................................................................

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Logitech’s Harmony Remote user forums..................................................................

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Appendix A - Device Information ....................................................................................

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Appendix B - Glossary........................................................................................................

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Appendix C - Product Specification ................................................................................

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Introduction

You’re about to experience a new standard in simplicity with even the most complex components. With just one touch you can start watching, listening or playing.

Whether you’re new to Harmony products or you consider yourself an expert, this User Manual provides you with useful information to get you going.

Getting to know your remote

How your Harmony 1100 works

The Harmony 1100 is an Activity-based infrared (IR) universal remote control. Using the Harmony

Remote Software, you can configure the Harmony 1100 to control up to 15 devices.

When you pair the Harmony 1100 with the optional RF Wireless Extender, you can control up to eight components that are out of sight, for example, in a cabinet or in another room.

The Harmony 1100 uses Smart State Technology® to deliver powerful Activity-based control. This technology allows the Harmony 1100 to control your home theatre as a whole. It knows which devices need to be turned on and which inputs the devices need to be set to. Using Smart State Technology®, the Harmony 1100 switches effortlessly from watching a DVD to listening to music on the stereo with the touch of a button.

Activities, devices, and inputs

Activities are the basis for how the Harmony 1100 works. Watching a DVD, listening to the radio, and playing a game are all examples of Activities you can set up for your remote using the Harmony Remote Software.

During setup, a step-by-step wizard walks you through creating these Activities for your system.

When you select an Activity, your Harmony 1100 sends a series of commands to your entertainment system to turn on the necessary devices and configure them for the selected Activity. All the buttons you need for that Activity are automatically at your fingertips.

Devices are the components that make up your entertainment system. The TV, cable box, DVD player, and game system are all examples of Devices.

Inputs are how your devices are connected. For example, if you look at the back of your TV, there are a number of ports where you can connect your devices. These are inputs.

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The buttons on your Harmony 1100

The Harmony 1100 buttons can have different functions or control different devices, depending on which Activity you’re in. For example, when you watch a DVD, the volume button controls your stereo while the Play and Pause buttons control your DVD player.

A

Play Music

Play Game

Watch VCR

 

Listen to

 

Watch TV

Raido

Play DVD

 

Activities

 

B C

D

E

F

G

I H

A

Off

Turns off all the devices used in an Activity

B

Volume Up/Down

Increases or decreases the volume of a device

C

Channel Up/Down

Changes channels

D

Mute

Temporarily turns off the sound

E

Previous Channel

Returns to the last channel you were watching

F

OK

Confirms a selection from a menu on your device

G

Navigation Buttons

Use these buttons to scroll through menu options

H

Smart Buttons

Customize your buttons

I

Activities

Displays the Activities screen on the remote

 

 

 

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Navigation icons

The navigation icons are displayed in the corners of the LCD screen. Different icons are displayed, depending on which screen you are in. Pressing the icon takes you to the desired screen.

Home Takes you to the Activity home screen of your Harmony remote.

Settings Provides access to the Slideshow, Remote Settings, and the Devices home screen.

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Numeric Entry Displays a numeric or alpha-numeric keypad to change chan-

nels, CDs, and more, depending on the Activity.

Transport Control Displays buttons like Play, Pause, Stop, and Record when you are in Activities such as Watch PVR, Watch a DVD, or Play a CD.

Favorite Channels Displays a list of your favorite channels in the TV Activities. To use this feature, you must set up favorite channels in the Harmony Remote Software.

Custom Control Displays secondary Activity controls (depending on the Activity) and additional buttons that you can customize.

Game Controller Provides access to your game controller buttons in certain video game Activities.

Back Returns you to the previous screen.

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What’s on the Harmony 1100 screen

Commands common to your Activity

When you’re in an Activity, your Harmony 1100 screen displays all the commands you need for that Activity. For example,

if you’re watching TV, your screen displays functions and commands for your Set Top Box and your AV Receiver. You’ll never have to pick up a different remote to raise the volume ever again!

Favorite Channels

You can set up your favorite channels on your Harmony so that you have quick access to the channels you watch the most. Each channel can have its own custom icon to make it easier to recognize. Just press the button and the Harmony 1100 will change to the desired channel for you. To access this feature, press the Heart Icon from your Watch TV start screen.

 

 

Help

 

 

A

List

Display

Aspect

Menu

 

 

 

Ratio

 

 

 

 

Guide

B

 

 

 

C

PIP

PIP

PIP

Info

Toggle

Swap

Move

 

 

Live TV

 

 

 

Exit

 

Devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watch TV

 

 

 

 

Help

 

 

A

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Guide

 

 

B

 

 

 

Info

 

 

 

 

C

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Exit

 

Live TV

 

 

 

List

 

 

 

 

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Watch TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

A

B C

The Activities screen is your starting point on the Harmony 1100. From this screen, you select which Activity you want to start.

 

Help

 

Play Music

Play Game

Watch VCR

 

Listen to

 

Watch TV

Radio

Play DVD

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Activities

 

Devices

The Devices screen lists all of the devices in your entertainment system. You can access the Devices screen by pressing the Settings icon (wrench) from your main Activity page, or if you are in an Activity, by pressing the Custom Control icon. From there, press the Devices button.

 

 

Digital Set

TV

DVD

Top Box

Devices

Activities

Smart Buttons

Although there is a default setting for the buttons in most Activities, you can customize these buttons to send other commands you use on a regular basis. To access your custom buttons, press the Custom Control icon (star).

 

 

Help

 

 

A

List

Display

Aspect

Menu

 

 

 

Ratio

 

 

 

 

Guide

B

 

 

 

C

PIP

PIP

PIP

Info

Toggle

Swap

Move

Live TV

 

Devices

 

Exit

 

 

 

 

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WatchWatch TVTV

 

 

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Status icons

The status indicator flashes whenever an IR command is being sent from your Harmony 1100.

The battery indicator shows the battery level or charging status. To ensure your Harmony stays properly charged, see Charging your remote.

The clock is on your main Activity screen so you always know what time it is.

A B C

 

Help

 

Play Music

Play Game

Watch VCR

 

Listen to

 

Watch TV

Radio

Play DVD

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Activities

 

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Using your Harmony 1100

Selecting an Activity

The Activities screen displays the Activities you created for the remote. You can start an Activity by touching the item on the screen.

 

Help

 

Play Music

Play Game

Watch VCR

 

 

Play DVD

 

 

PM

Switching between Activities

To select a new Activity, press the Activities button, and then select the Activity you want to enjoy.

The Harmony 1100 takes care of powering on the needed devices, and powering off the ones not needed.

Turning off your devices

Press the system off button to power off all the devices used in an Activity.

You don’t have to press the system off button when switching between Activities. When switching to a new Activity, the Harmony turns off the devices from the old Activity and turns on the devices for the new Activity. For example, if you switch from watching a DVD to watching TV, the Harmony turns off the DVD player, turns on the cablebox, but leaves the TV on because it’s still in use.

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Using the Help button

When you start an Activity, the Harmony 1100 sends out commands to turn your devices on and sets them to the right input. However, if someone walks between your Harmony 1100 and the TV when you press Watch TV, or you’re too far away from the system when you start an Activity, or the remote isn’t aimed at your entertainment system, the command may not reach the device. This causes the device to not respond and your Harmony 1100 becomes “out of sync” with your devices. The Help feature guides you through a series of questions to help you fix the problem and bring your devices back “in sync” with your remote.

To use the Help feature to get your Harmony 1100 back “in sync” with your entertainment system, on the Harmony remote screen:

1.Press the Help button.

2.Answer the questions on the Harmony 1100 screen by selecting Yes or No.

Based on your answers, the Harmony 1100 re-sends the necessary commands to synchronize the power and input settings for that Activity.

When you complete this process, the Harmony 1100 is back “in sync” with your devices.

Before using the Help button, make sure you’ve addressed the cause of the problem, such as removing any obstacles from the line of sight.

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Controlling your devices individually

When you first set up an Activity, the Harmony Remote Software automatically assigns common commands for you to use in that Activity. For example, when you set up Watch TV, the Harmony Remote Software maps the channel and volume buttons in that Activity so that you can change channels and adjust the volume.

You may need a command that you use only once in awhile that is not in the Activity. To do this, from the Harmony remote:

1.From your main Activity page, press the Settings icon .

2.Select the Device for which you need the command.

3.Cycle through the list of commands until you find the command you need.

Once you’ve finished, return to Activities for optimal control of your entertainment system.

Charging your remote

Your Harmony 1100 comes with a charging station. The charging station plugs into a wall outlet and charges the battery every time you put the remote on it. All you have to do is pick up the remote, use it, and place it back on the charging station when you’re done to make sure it stays charged.

Activities

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Setting up your Harmony 1100 for the first time

Overview of the setup process

When you insert the Harmony remote CD in your computer, the guided online setup launches. Follow the easy setup instructions to install the Harmony Remote Software. For more information on installing the Harmony Remote Software, refer to the Installation Guide.

After the software installs, start the Harmony Remote Software. When you start the Harmony Remote Software, it automatically checks for updates and downloads them if necessary.

After you install the Harmony Remote Software and gather your device information using the Device Worksheet, the setup process guides you through five steps in which you answer a series of questions about how your entertainment system is set up.

1.Create Account: the setup walks you through creating a user account on the Harmony Remote Software.

2.Check connection: the software ensures your computer and Harmony 1100 are communicating with each other.

3.Set up Devices: the software walks you through entering the manufacturer and model numbers of your entertainment system that you collected using the Device Worksheet.

4.Set up Activities: the software asks you questions about how your entertainment system is set up, and then saves the settings.

5.Update Remote: the software transfers the information from your PC to the remote.

Gathering your device information

To simplify the setup process, we recommend you fill out the Device Worksheet so that all the device information is at hand when you need it.

Locating manufacturer and model number on your devices

Manufacturer names and model numbers are typically found at the front of a device, on a label on the back of the device, or in the User Manual for that device.

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1.Creating your user account

When you start the Harmony Remote Software for the first time, you must create a user account.

To create a user account, from the Harmony Remote Software:

1.Click Create New Account.

2.Complete the required account information.

3.Follow the instructions in the setup wizard.

After you create your user account, the Harmony Remote Software opens your home page each time you log in.

Your home page is where you manage your Activities and Devices, as well as change the settings on your remote.

Whether you want to add a new Activity or device, troubleshoot a problem with an Activity, or customize remote buttons, the Harmony Remote Software home page is the place to start.

2.Connecting your Harmony 1100 to your computer

To connect your Harmony 1100 to your PC, use the USB cable provided.

1.Remove your Harmony 1100 from the charging station.

2.Connect the smaller end of the cable to the USB port on your remote.

3.Connect the wider end of the USB cable to a USB port on your computer.

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3.Setting up the devices you want to control

The guided online setup asks you to enter your device information. Enter the information for all the entertainment components you want to control with your Harmony 1100. You should use the Device Worksheet to gather all your device information before starting the setup process.

To set up the devices you want to control, from the Harmony Remote Software:

1.Select the Device Type for each of your devices.

2.Select the Manufacturer for each device.

3.Enter the Model numbers for each device.

Adding new devices at a later time

If you want to add newly acquired devices after the initial setup, see Adding and changing your devices.

4.Setting up Activities for your Harmony 1100

To set up Activities, you need to enter the information related to the Activities you will be using on your Harmony 1100. The Harmony Remote Software shows you a selection of recommended Activities based on the device information you provided.

When you set up Activities, the software asks questions about the function of each device. For example, if you set up the Watch TV Activity, you’re asked which device changes the channels (TV or satellite/cable box). If you have only one device that is capable of doing something, then the software skips the question. For example, if you have only one TV, the software doesn’t ask you which device displays video.

If the device has more than one input, the software asks you which input the device needs to set. If you’re not sure which input a device uses, see Determining your inputs for more information.

Activities are the basis for how the Harmony 1100 works. With Activities, the Harmony 1100 eliminates the need to use multiple remotes for simple tasks. Just select the Activity and the Harmony 1100 does the rest. For more information on Activities, see Adding and changing Activities.

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