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A macro is a recording of a sequence of commands that is played back when the user presses a single button. A
macro can have up to 190 steps. A step can be:
maanndd Any IR command on any hard button, LCD button on any device. IR commands in the IR
Database are not available to Macros until they have been programmed into a button somewhere within
Deellaayy Adjustable delay between steps of .1 and 30 seconds. Longer delays can be created by using more
than one delay. If a delay is programmed as the first step in a Macro, the macro will not be issued until the
button is pressed and held for the specified amount of time.
mpp As the last step in a Macro, you can specify a jump to any page of any device. However, an LCD
button on MAIN is automatically programmed to jump to the first page of the device as the first step in a
Macro (unless all pages are hidden). You can program another jump in the macro, so that the automatic
jump will happen at the beginning of the macro and the manually programmed jump will happen at the end
of the macro. See Advanced Programming Tips on page 45 for examples of how you can utilize this feature.
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Only LCD buttons and the Power On and Power Off buttons can be PROGRAMMED with a Macro. However, any
button can playback a Macro by using a shortcut to a button that has a Macro in it.Thus, if you need a Macro on a
hard button (i.e. Prev CH), you can program the macro on an LCD button (could be in a hidden page somewhere)
and simply shortcut to it (see page 22 for step by step info on shortcuts).
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Manufacturers program their products to respond to IR codes with one action or many:
oggggllee More than one action can occur when the code is sent by a remote control. An example is a POWER but
ton.The manufacturer programs the TV to respond to a POWER command by turning it on if it was off and
turning off if it was on. So one button can do two things. This requires that the user know or see that the
television is on or off before pressing the button.
Another example is a television with an INPUT command. When the code is issued, the television changes its
input. Since the television has 5 inputs, the single INPUT command can have five different results, depending on
what input was previously selected.The user has to know or see what input was previously selected before
deciding how many times to push the INPUT button.
Diissccrreettee Only one action can occur when the code is sent by a remote control. An example is a television with
a POWER ON button and a POWER OFF button. If the television is already on, the POWER ON command has no
effect. If the television is off, the POWER ON command will turn on the television. Another example is a television
with five discrete input commands (ANT A, ANT B, EXT 1, EXT 2 and EXT 3). No matter what input was previously
selected, any of these commands will change the television to the desired input WITHOUT the end user knowing
or seeing what the previously selected input was!
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