I’ve got a couple of Logitech 650 remotes. My needs are pretty simple: I want a backlight and I want one remote to control my TV viewing, which is always either my Dish Hopper 3 receiver plus Sony AV soundbar receiver and Panasonic flatscreens, or my Roku plus the Sony plus the Panny.
Here’s my simple issue - I have an activity that is Watch TV. That turns on and turns over control of the remote such that the remote volume controls the volume through the Sony to the speakers, and the channels, DVR, etc. controls the Dish Hopper 3.
The other Activity is Roku. That turns on the Roku and TV and Sony and volume control goes to the Sony, all other commands go to the Roku.
And hear’s the problem. If we’re watch TV on the Dish, then decide to watch a show on, say, Amazon Prime on the Roku, there’s no way I can see to simply switch to the remote sending commands to the Roku and volume to the Sony (oh, forgot to mention, Sony has to be set to the HDMI input for the Dish or Roku, built into the Activity) and Input on Sony to Roku without hitting the Off button for the Watch TV activity then hitting the Watch Roku activity to turn everything back on and to the right setting. It’s a minor thing, sure, but it irritates me.
What I want is a way, while watching TV on the Dish, to simply switch the Sony to the Roku input and the remote to run the Roku. If I just go to devices and select the Sony and switch the input to the Roku, and then go back to devices and select the Roku, I can see and run the Roku, but the volume controls while I have the Device set to Roku no longer send the volume up and down to the Sony. And I see no way to set the Device settings for the Roku to send volume controls to the Sony. I seem to only be able to do that as an Activity. Which is where I am now, i.e. the only way to switch is to turn one activity off, wait, then turn the other one on.
Is there a way to do what I want simply? (Simply = easily explaining to my tech-phobic spouse how to do it.)