Originally Posted by vestaviascott
Can you elaborate on this a bit? I'm presuming that you aren't simply talking about "Activities" when you refer to creating "Sequences"
And by "assign them to any button", I'd like to know how you are doing that. I can assign a discrete command to any button (both short and long press), but the only way that I know to program a "sequence" is via the Activities menu and they are only allowed to be assigned to one of the three activity buttons (six if you count short/long press)
Every hard button on the remote (can't speak for the soft buttons on the Ultimate since I only use the basic remote) can be set to send a single command to any of your devices OR it can be assigned to do a pre-programmed sequence. And thanks to the short press/long press functionality, each button can, in theory, be assigned to do both. For instance, when I am in my Watch Satellite TV activity, I have the Red button set to perform a "Turn Closed Captioning On" sequence upon receiving a short press and it will perform a "Enter TV Brightness Adjustment Mode" sequence upon receiving a long press. The first sequence consists of a series of commands to the Dish receiver (Menu, 8, 6, 1, Left, Select, Right, Select, Live TV, Cancel). The second sequence consists of a series of commands to put the Samsung TV into the backlight adjust mode.
All these settings are setup using the MyHarmony.com web portal. When you first get your remote, you create an account, log on, tell it which remote you have, and set up your profiles. If you're migrating from a different Harmony remote, MyHarmony will even import the old settings and apply them to the new profile. Once everything is set, you connect the hub to your computer and upload the settings. You're then good to go.
Like I said, I love this remote and it works SO much better for my setup than the Harmony One did. There are still rare occasions when the Off button does not properly shut down my PS3 (like when I'm in the Netflix app or something) but that isn't a huge deal and there might even be a setting I haven't found to modify the shutdown sequence. But all in all, I'm loving this remote, especially for $120.