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Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Using Harmony 880 with XBOX 360
Adding MCE command for XBOX 360 with Harmony 880 remote
I have had a couple of people ask questions recently about how to get the Harmony 880 remote to start the XBOX 360 then fire up Windows Media Center Edition 2005.

I hadn't programmed my Harmony to do that; however, tonight, I thought I would poke around and see what I could figure out.

1. I added a new General Activity by selecting "Utility" from the list of possible Activities
2. I added my TV, receiver and XBOX 360
3. I stepped through the wizard and designated the inputs for each device
4. When asked if the activity was setup, I selected the prompt that says "Yes, but I want to add more control of options and devices for this Activity."
5. I added two actions for the 360 when it started up -- one that delays 10 seconds, another that sends the "Media Center" command
6. I saved the Activity
7. I updated the remote

Now, the remote turns on the TV, the receiver and the XBOX 360. Then it pauses for 10 seconds before sending the Media Center command.

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