Originally Posted by chillspace
When using a Z-wave dimmer you can program one of those remotes to do exactly what you want with sequences.
You can't use any Z-wave commands within a sequence. You can only add a Z-wave scene to the activity startup and exit. This means you can hit Watch Movie and it dim the lights, but you can't make it dim the lights when you hit the Play button/sequence. The reason is that Z-wave switches are not added as a Device in the Harmony software for you to select when creating sequences.
I would personally decouple the remote from the lighting control. I have a Harmony 890 which supports Z-wave and then purchased five Z-wave dimmers. Now that Harmony doesn't support Z-wave I have hardly any choice in a new remote if I wish to keep my dimmers (Nevo remotes is about my only choice).
If I had to do it over again I would get something like the IRLinc IR receiver to Insteon lighting controller. With an IR receiver for your lighting you can use any remote to control your lights (and include them in sequences). I would use my RF extender and just run an IR emitter to the IRLinc controller. The IRLinc would then control the lights in a self contained system that is not tied to any particular remote.