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99 Again, turn the TV and the Receiver to the wrong input, then turn off everything in the theater. Point the
connected MX 700/800 at the system. Select the first step in the list by clicking on it. Now, click on the
button. Observe the television and the receiver. Did they both switch to the correct input?
to revise the macro with delays or changes in order and test until the macro ALWAYS correctly turns
everything on and switches the surround sound receiver and television to the correct input.
When the macro is perfect, click on the SAVE
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A Power Off macro is much simpler than a Power On macro, since there are rarely any delays to test, etc. Usually, to
give the client some feedback that the macro is working, the TV is turned off first.
When you are forced to workaround a DVD player or VCR without a discrete off command, you will make the
macro more reliable if you place the time consuming anchor (the play command) at the beginning of the macro.
Make sure that you turn the DVD player off before testing this kind of workaround. You are testing the worst case,
you know that a toggle type power command will turn the DVD player off, you are concerned about an event that
might happen.The DVD player is already off, but the client presses the MAIN Power Off to turn everything else on. If
you only programmed a toggle Power command, everything else would turn off, but the DVD player would turn on.
This workaround ensures that the DVD player turns off.
Play command turns ON DVD player if OFF. If it is
already ON, it stays ON.
Other power commands provide enough delay
that the DVD player will respond to a Power
command if the play command just turned it OFF.
Power command turns OFF DVD player.