Originally Posted by Juppers
The only I have an issue with activities vs. devices is my X10 stuff. When I use it as an activity, it decides to resend the TV input command when switching back to the viewing activity, even though the TV state never changed. As a device, it just works better with the current firmware. Too bad there is no way to reorder devices that I have found. Would love to have that on the first of the device pages, it is just out of my control to do so.
If you are in the "Watch TV" activity and you need to adjust your lighting, you could add the lighting commands to your "Watch TV" activity. This will obviously have no affect on TV inputs.
If you don't want to do this, you could select the "X10" DEVICE(rather than a lighting activity), make your adjustments, then press the "Device" button twice to return to the "Watch TV" activity. This way will also not send any TV input commands.
As for the device order, that is determined by the devices being used in the current activity. ie devices in use are listed first. So in your case it sounds like the X10 device is not part of your "Watch TV" activity. If you add the X10 device to the activity(even if you don't use any of it's commands) then it should be listed on the first page of devices(at least that's how it works with my 659).