Knee Surgery and Harmony Agony

By | Friday, September 5, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Well, my Knee Surgery is tomorrow. I’m a little nervous, but I’m glad the ordeal will finally be over and I will hopefully soon be able to walk normally, without all the pain. The surgery seems fairly common, and I (and my doctor) don’t foresee any complications, and I should be able to go home the same day.  Within a week I’m supposed to be able to put full weight back on it again, but Physical Therapy will have to continue beyond that.

I’ve been working on perfecting my new Harmony 720 Remote. I got it pretty cheap in the bargain bin at Walmart recently. Sheesh, Logitech’s software really sucks major booty though! Even with the latest version you still can’t re-order your devices the way you want. I’ve had an older Harmony model for a couple years now, and the software has improved a little, but it’s still very hard to use, and not very user-friendly.  Asking online only results in everyone saying that the Harmony remotes are activity-based, and the Device list rearranges itself based on whatever activity you choose. Arrrrrgh. It’s so customizable…yet missing this one seemingly simple feature that I crave… Very frustrating. My setup is too unique to use the Activities, which requires you to ALWAYS use the remote (for powering on and off everything, etc.) and it remembers the state every device is in at all times.  But some of us in the house turn the power of things on and off on the devices themselves once in awhile, and others use the remote most of the time, so it renders the device status memory useless. I love using just the devices with my customized buttons, and it works great, the only little thing I still want is just to be able to re-order the devices so my most-used ones are on the first page. I’m up to 11 devices. Anyone else got a Harmony?