I have a Z-Wave dimmer attached to my smartthings hub. I’ve successfully linked the ST hub and Harmony hub and vice-versa - they both see each other.
In the Harmony Android app, I can drill down to my dimmer and control it. It’s a bit laggy, but it works.
What I was really hoping to do, and half the reason I bought the ST Hub, is to control the dimmer with my Harmony remote. I was hoping to map the Channel up/down buttons for this purpose. However, when I try to map them in the Harmony app, the home automation devices don’t show up as options. It would be a step in the right direction if I could just turn the light on/off.
I believe the specific Harmony device I have is the “Smart Control” consisting of Remote N-R0005 and Hub O-R0004
This thread seems to suggest it’s possible, but doesn’t actually say how.
JDRoberts - thank you. I was kind-of afraid of that. Can you point me toward how to implement the work-arounds?
Is there a list somewhere of the Harmony remotes that CAN directly control home items? E.g. can the Ultimate Remote?
smart - I know what you mean about the dark buttons. I’m not quite ready to upgrade. That will be a hard pill to swallow if the appearance is that Logitech has simply crippled a perfectly good remote to force upgrades.
I have 2 white and one black. The white get very dirty but are easier to find @smart is right about buttons not lighting up, and I regret getting one of those in the bedroom. For the living room and fireplace room, they are good though.
Couldn’t agree more. I was never a big fan of touch screen tv remote controls as they are too sensitive, especially with 2 little kids running around. I also felt if you needed a fancy remote control, use the app on the phone, it’s virtually the same screen. The only advantage the fancy remote has is for guests when the physical remote activity fails and you have no idea how to fix it. Then again, my guests would be clueless with the fancy touch screen as well
Activities seem to be a lot of overkill here. I currently have 3 activities set up. Turn on TV, Turn on Chromcast and Turn on Apple TV. All of them power up TV, Receiver, Tivo ( for TV), Apple TV then switch receiver to proper output to my TV. All output from TV goes through same HDMI. Everything works and TV goes to last channel that was used. (that I believe is a TIVO Configuration option). What I cannot do is simpler things. I woud love to tell Alexa to Switch to CNN or MUTE Receiver or Skip Commercial ( button on Tivo) I know all this can be done by pressing a button on my Iphone through Harmony interface, but I need a simpler way to have this done leaving the power/inputs/ and other activitiy actions alone. Any one doing thiese?