05-16-2012 07:15 PM
are you sure that the remote is pointed at your devices the whole time all of the commands are executed? 13 commands is a long string of commands and if you move the remote a little the commands may be missed
05-22-2012 03:38 PM
A common problem in cases like this is that variable delays between steps are needed. For example, executing the first few steps with a 1 sec delay for each may work fine. But then you encounter a step that brings up a new menu on the device and it needs 2 seconds before it will respond again. So what you have to do is time the delay for each step when you perform them manually, and use the same delays in your macro. Some remotes have variable delays for each step, but harmony does not. So you have to get creative and add dummy commands for extra delays. You can use commands the don't have any effect in the context of your macro.
But the easiest solution in this case is to simply use a different tv input for each desired display mode. Sony remembers the modes for each individual input. So if you have to switch to game mode every time you play a game and back to movie mode when you watch your disc player, simply plug your game device into HDMI1, set it to game mode once, and plug your disc player into HDMI2 and set it to movie mode once. I you use a switch or receiver, you'll have to re-work the audio and some of your activity macros, but you get the idea.
I personally find that once you calibrate your display properly, mode changes are unnecessary.