Yay, another person who says "Let's just add a preference!"
Let's actually try to think things through.
We need to do some serious state table work on the various logic plugins. This will eliminate a lot of the issues that you are seeing. I will not support adding additional UI complexity, just to satisfy the needs of a few people, sorry.
Also, I'm guessing that you have a TV under IR control, with a power toggle, instead of discrete power on/off commands?
when you do a quick reload router, the state of all AV devices is reset to assume the device is off, so if you tap the remote, it will think, "Oh, I need to turn on the TV!" and do the power toggle, which...turns the TV off....
Keep this in mind, when you do a quick router reload, turn the TV off...
don't like that? look for a discrete power command, and implement it.
Seek to understand WHY the system is acting like this, instead of blindly just saying, "fsck it! I wanna control it myself!" ..
for the record, I rather like the automatic scenarios, and I am doing a whole set of truth tables to do more intelligent scenarios...
I think this should be a feature set that can be turned On or Off depending on personal preference.
Something in the admin control panel where you can say "Use Automatic Lighting Events: Y/N"
I find them extremely annoying, especially in the daytime when it turns on the fireplace and the corner table lamp when I start TV. So I use the gyro and navigate to Lights > Off.
Then when I stop TV, it turns the fireplace and corner table lamp back on, and the floor lamp! So I use the gyro and navigate to Lights > Off.
Oh, but then I start a Video and the lights change again!
Can you recognize how annoying that can be? I'd much rather prefer to run the lights by myself. In the daytime, I don't need lights. At night, I can flip on the system and navigate to Lights > "TV Mode" or Lights > "Movie Mode" (which are a couple lighting scenarios I created) as I require, with or without media active.
I have other problems with these auto-generated events too. For some reason, in the basement, the core keeps shutting my TV off at weird places. Sometimes I just click the gyro mouse and off goes the TV. Or while watching TV, I click the media button and select OFF and not only does it stop watching TV -- it shuts my TV off!
I'm about ready to remove the TV as a device completely because just like the lights, it might be better to just let me control it. The core is also flipping through the inputs on the TV, for reasons I don't know, since the only thing I use that TV for is LMCE on HDMI, but it likes to turn the TV on and then start hitting the INPUT button. There are about 6 input selections, and it starts hitting INPUT while the TV is in the middle of turning on (at which point the TV doesn't respond to remote key presses) so it leaves me at VIDEO2, forcing me to grab the TV remote and hit INPUT 3 more times to get to HDMI. So I'm either using the TV remote to constantly turn the TV back ON or adjust the INPUT.
I did edit the TV device template to remove the various Inputs, but that hasn't helped, or else I have to use the ReSync button in the edit A/V Properties area?
Upstairs, the MD seems to control the TV and Stereo power just fine, at the appropriate times. I like that. It works great!
I don't know what's up with the core in the basement! HAL is having fun with me! :-)