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One Humax Remote control to control Two Humax HDR T2 on same TV

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by penshaw, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. penshaw

    penshaw New Member

    At the moment I have one HDR T2 and one Panasonic DVR connected to my Panasonic TV.
    All are controlled with the HDR T2 remote contoller.
    I want to replace the Panasonic DVR with a second HDR T2.
    My question is:
    Will I be able to control two HDR T2's and the TV with just one HDR T2 remote controller?
     
  2. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Doubtfull, you will have to set the new remote to a different channel and use that just for the new box.
     
  3. penshaw

    penshaw New Member

    I wonder if there is a possibilty of using the DVD button at the top of the remote to control the second HDR T2?
     
  4. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    I think you will find you can only enter codes for DVD boxes.
     
  5. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I think you will have to use both Humax remotes as stated above, or use a universal 'learning remote'. We can get around another problem you will have though, that of how to control two humaxs in the same room, there is a answer to this problem on the WiKi HERE
     
  6. penshaw

    penshaw New Member

    Ah, that's a pity.
    Originally I had the Panasonic TV and two Panasonic DVR's but had to use 3 remote controllers.
    When I replaced one of the DVR's with an HDR T2, I found I could use just the HDR T2 remote to control everthing!! Brilliant.
    So it's sad I'll have to go back to two remotes if I buy another HDR T2.
    Many thanks for your help to you both.
     
  7. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    Or get a multi-device univeral remote.
     
  8. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Does the latest Harmony database include the option of channels 1-6 for the Humax boxes that can use the system ?
     
  9. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, I believe so. When I programmed mine it asked for input from the original remote so that it could pick the right set.
     
  10. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Thanks. My Harmony is so old it was programmed long before the multi box hack was revealed.
     
  11. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    If you set up the two Humax remotes Using say channels 1 and 2 as detailed in #5 you can than program a Harmony 200 (£13.34) from Amazon to control Humax (channel 1) + Humax (Channel 2) + your T.V. -- Job Done
     
  12. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    or the Harmony 300i at £18.06 if you prefer the button layout or want 4 devices - the 300i is the same as the 300 except it has a more matt finish which I much prefer.
     
  13. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    af123 would you know if the Harmony 300i (or the 200 for that matter) allows any sequence of key presses to be setup behing the Watch TV key?, I have seen reports that it is not a true 'Macro' key because it only allows power on / Power off key sequencies and I would like to program TV >> Exit >> TV >> Power >> Humax >> Power behind it.

    BTW
    Sorry to hijack this thread, My enquiry to af123 won't affect what penshaw wants to do
     
  14. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    No, it doesn't. You can just specify the devices which are turned on/off and it also doesn't appear to be able to use discrete codes which can result in the devices getting out of sync.
     
  15. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    That's a shame, It looks like even the Harmony 900 (£165) will only allow a list of 'activities' that it expects e.g. power, input select etc. than rather any sequence
     
  16. penshaw

    penshaw New Member

    Thanks, they look like good solutions.
    I'm going ahead to buy the second HDR T2 now and will leave the decision on the remote to my OH, although it looks like she prefers the larger buttons of the Harmony 200 model.
    I'm I right in thinking that on the 200 model the CABLE and DVD buttons would be used to select the two HDR's?
     
  17. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Yes, unlike on the Humax Remote, on the harmony any key can be used for anything, so you can have 3 TVs or 3 DVDs. The makers just placed the most likely titles on each button. The other good thing about the Harmony is that even it their database didn't cover all 6 Humax variations you could still get it to 'learn' the codes from the original remotes, so in your case from 2 Humax remotes, one set-up in channel / mode 1 and another in channel / mode 2
     
  18. penshaw

    penshaw New Member

    That's great, many thanks for all your help.