Logitech Harmony firmware 4.15.206 breaks Home Automation systems

A recent firmware update released by Logitech for its Harmony hub based remote controls, has broken / blocks local LAN access to the hubs. This has left the enthusiast Home Automation and Smart Home community in a bleak situation only six days before Christmas, with their systems for controlling their Audio…

XBMC OpenElec / Logitech Harmony / Micasaverde Vera integration – PART2

You might want to read this article on my other blog as the code snipets are better formatted on there.   In part one here I demonstrated my method of using a Logitech Harmony universal remote control to send keyboard shortcut commands to my XBMC PC. The XBMC PC then…

XBMC OpenElec / Logitech Harmony / Micasaverde Vera integration – UPDATED!

              When I was using Windows Media Center, I was able to program my Logitech Harmony universal remote controls to control my Z-wave lights and devices in Micasaverde Vera, I wrote about that back here. And also here for mControl. Basically the idea is this – Program your…

Logitech confirms Revue is sold out and new Harmony remotes coming soon

During Logitech’s Q3 earnings calls there was some good news for fans of their Harmony remotes. Logitech said they were strengthen their line up of remotes in the coming months with a line-up refresh and new models. Logitech also said that they had cleared out the stock of their Google…

How to use an E.ON TV PowerDown plug with a Logitech Harmony Remote Control

If you want to kill the standby power consumption of the TV’s in your home then using an E.ON TV PowerDown plug is one way to do it. They are free to E.ON Energy customers and you can purchase them from their online shop for only 3 quid each. They…

Speed up your Harmony remote control with MCE

I always found the Logitech Harmony remote controls slow and pretty unresponsive with Media Center no matter which Harmony model I tried. After reading more about the problem I think I have found a solution that actually seems to work. I changed some settings in the Harmony software for a…

How to launch 3rd Party MCE add-in with a Logitech Harmony remote

Update2: I’ve just tried this setup on a Harmony 670 and for some unknown reason the below does not work on this Harmony model. I’ve tried this on Harmony 550, 1000 and 1100 with no problems however. Update: Ensure you also read the comments at the end, as we found…

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