Home theater AV control?

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Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:00 am
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Home theater AV control?

If you are using a stand-alone AV home theater control, could you please post here regarding your experiences? I’picked up a Harmony Elite Remote for my family room several months ago and am pretty satisfied with it, but would like better visual graphics and the possibility of incorporating one of my old iPads, perhaps with Roomie or another implementation.


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Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:23 am
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Re: Home theater AV control?

I've got a Harmony Hub, and I find it pretty clunky to program using the harmony software--some of which still doesn't work on Catalina.

Once I get it functioning, It's easy to create whatever interface I want with an Indigo control page, because there's a harmony plugin for indigo.

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:17 am
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Re: Home theater AV control?

I had harmony hub, but gave up on it. Always had problems with it, and the support for Mac software was. poor. In the end I streamlined my media experience to apple TV and the apple remote.

Since my apple tv and all remote speakers are on a separate network, I haven't integrated them with Indigo.

Anybody setup itunes and or apple tv control over separate subnet?

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Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:42 pm
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Re: Home theater AV control?

In the past I used both the itach with the Cynical Caché plugin, which did everything I needed (albeit with well designed Control Pages and Alexa commands).

I was planning to go back to the Harmony line when my theater is done- so the negative reviews are concerning.

In a pinch, the Broadlink IP to IR devices are cheap, Indigo-friendly, and flexible.

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:49 pm
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Re: Home theater AV control?

I find Harmony pretty good...

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