Originally Posted by mdavej
I asked for a specific example of one of your macros to determine if you really need sequence macros or just activity macros. Harmony has no practical limit on the steps in an activity macro. The sequence workaround is pretty easy for a few commands, but it can be really hard, if not impossible, to get more than 5 commands on an 1100.
Here are some examples of activity versus sequence macros:
- Turn on tv, turn on amp, set avr input, set tv input, map vol keys to amp - Activity
- While watching a movie, pause and raise the lights to 100% with a single button - Sequence
- While watching cable, perform several steps to navigate the menus in order to turn on captions with a single button - Sequence
- Turn on tv, turn on DVD player, set tv input, navigate to netflix, map vol keys to tv - Activity
Yeah, I'm talking about a sequence
of getting into the receiver and accessing a menu then a few steps to get to the specific screen to turn on a feature.
It takes me 12 steps or pushes of a button/s to complete the task on my receiver remote.
However, I'd ideally like this sequence
to happen as part of a couple different activity
So, at this point I now know I don't need RF, but at least 6 devices and less than 15 step sequence macros capability but more than 5. Rechargeable is a big plus. Touch screen is not important either way, but all things being equal, I thought the 1100 seemed like it'd be comfortable to use on a daily basis. Otherwise, if I choose a Harmony, I guess a 700 would meet my requirements and be a better choice in terms of paying for features i will actually use.
unless a URC model is a better value: price, build quality/longevity, and possible to program on my own
But, according to Logitech:"All Harmony models except H300, H900 and H1100...
...Mapping multiple commands to a single is button is known as a Sequence.
...There is a Maximum of 5 commands per Sequence.
The amount of sequences per account is unlimited, however, there is a maximum of 10 sequences per Activity.
It is not possible to use Sequences in Picture or Sound mode."
So I'm looking for sequences
composed of more than 5 commands
. And I'm worried I might need to add pauses in between each command
to allow my receiver to react to each command.
Are there workarounds for any of this?
my example: menu (press menu 1x to access the menu) / audio/video adjust (press right arrow/move right 1x to access this menu page) / audio adjust (press right arrow/move right 1x to access this menu page) / audyssey settings (press down arrow/move down 1x, then press right arrow/move right 1x to access this menu page) / dynamic volume (press down arrow 3x/move down 3 selections to hi-light this selection, then press left arrow/move left 1x to activate this feature) / setting (press down/move down 1x to select this option to adjust the setting) / midnight (press left arrow/move left 1x to select midnight setting) / exit/menu (press menu 1x to exit the menu)
total for this sequence
so where does that leave me? either get a Harmony 700 and forget about programming my desired sequence/s, or get an URC model and hope I can figure out how to program it?