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Training clients has traditionally taken too much of an installer's time and effort. Creating
hand written summary sheets and instruction books for customers is a waste of time.The
MX Remote Control system is designed to save time.With each remote control, Home
Theater Master includes a pre printed Operation Manual. Unlike other remote
controls, this manual has nothing to do with setup or programming. It is a guide to operating
the client's home theater! Although the flexibility of the MXEditor software enables you to
program remote controls in thousands of different ways, the operations manual will show
the customers how to operate their home theater if you follow a few tips as you program.
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The Owner's Manual for both
the MX 800 and the MX 700
remote controls were created
The key programming goals are:
to be a summary sheet for
the entire home theater.
1 You must create a DEVICE (a set of hard buttons and 1 to 4 dedicated LCD pages) for each remote
control in the system. Use the IR database or IR learning so that the MX 700/800 replaces all the remote
controls for normal operation.
2 The MAIN Power On and Power Off buttons turn on and off the entire system with a macro.
3 Each of the MAIN LCD Device buttons issues a macro that reconfigures the system inputs and modes as
necessary for the client to watch or listen to the selected source.
4 Punch Through Volume and Mute have been programmed for all devices so that the client can always adjust
the volume regardless of which device has been selected.
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Since most systems will require some delays in the macros you program to turn the system on,
Turn On Your Entire System
Power on/off your entire system
you will make operation much smoother for your customers if you have them turn everything on
with the MAIN Menu by following
first with one long macro.Then, after the system is on, they can switch between activities like DVD
1. Touch the MAIN button to make
sure that you are on the MAIN Menu.
It doesn't matter which page of the
and Satellite without lengthy delays in the macros.
MAIN Menu is displayed.
In a system that responds instantly (no long Power On delays before responding to input or
mode commands) you might opt to program Power On commands for each activity macro as well.
2. Point the Home Theater Master at
the system (usually a repeating sensor
The manual describes a two step operation:
near the screen).
3. Touch the On or Off button as
desired. Hold the remote steady and
pointed at the system until all compo
nents are correctly powered on or off.
1) Go to MAIN and press Power On.
Turning on the system may take ten to
2) Choose your activity and tap the correct button.
The manual emphasizes the need for the client to point the remote during the macro at the TV or
4. If one component does not turn
on/off, simply touch the button again.
the sensor near the TV. You need to spend time explaining the time needed for each macro.
Hold the remote control
steady and pointed at the sys
tem until the indicator
Encourage the client to be careful to hold the remote control steady and pointed at the
equipment or sensor until the macro is finished.
Page 2 of the Owner's Manual
describes Powering On/Off.