Universal Remote Medius TX-1000 Owner`s manual

Operating Your System
With The Medius TX-1000
This remote control was
Custom Programmed for you by:
For questions about your Custom Programming call:
Custom Programming of a complex home theater and/or a multi-room
system is one of the most challenging tasks within an audio/video installation. It involves an intimate knowledge of how the components interact
and exact details on the proper sequences of control.
Only a Complete Control dealer has the requisite experience and training
to quickly and effectively customize a remote control for true automated
operation.
Congratulations on your choice!
TX-1000 Owners Manual © 2006-2013 Universal Remote Control, Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
1
LCD Touch Screen
1
Optional RF “No Rules” Operation
2
Installing Batteries
3
Programming the Medius
4
Selecting a New “Activity”
5
Using the Medius to Control an “Activity”
6
Displaying the Setup Screen
7
Selecting from the Setup Screen
7
Setting the TIME
8
Setting the LCD
8
Light Settings
10
Sound Volume
10
System Settings
11
Calibrating the Touch Screen
11
Version Information Displays
12
Warranty
12
End User Agreement
15
Specifications
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Congratulations!
You’ve purchased a unique synthesis of hardware and software engineering,
the Complete Control Medius. The Medius achieves a magnificent combination of power and flexibility, simplifying and automating operation of even the
most complex system.
One Touch Multi-Color Backlighting
Simply press the LIGHT button to backlight the screen.
Integrated Sound Signaling
The Medius incorporates a small speaker for beeps. Anytime you press a
button, the Medius signals that it has understood your command with a
beep sound.
LCD Touch Screen
The Medius is equipped with a bright easy to read LCD touch screen
which your installer will customize for your system. The screen buttons
change based on your activity. To use a button, simply tap the screen
with the tip of your finger. It is not necessary to use a stylus from a PDA.
Simply tap the interactive touch
screen buttons to operate them.
The busy symbol
appears
when Medius is controlling your
system. It will blink as long as the
Medius is transmitting a command
or a series of commands (a
macro) to your system. While it is
transmitting, the Medius will not
respond to another button press.
When the Medius is finished controlling your system, the indicator
will disappear, and you can press
any button.
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Optional RF “No Rules” Operation
In combination with a Complete Control RF Base Station, the Medius can
control your system without being in line-of-sight of the equipment.
Any of the Complete Control MRF series of RF base stations is compatible with
the Medius. Both incorporate RF addressing. RF Addressing gives you the ability
to control equipment locations throughout your home, even if they are concealed
in other rooms or are behind closed doors.
1. The Medius sends radio
waves in every direction, so
you don’t have to point the
remote anymore!
2. The RFX-150 RF Sensor can be
freely positioned for optimal reception.
3. The MRF-300’s built-in Front Blaster sends commands to
components in the same cabinet space as the MRF-300.
4. Self-adhesive “Flashers” affix to the
Infrared sensors on the front panels of your
components. The Flashers relay commands
to components out of sight of the MRF-300’s
Front Blaster. The flashers plug in to the
MRF-300’s rear flasher line outputs via their
10 foot cables. Uniquely, the MRF-300 can
also connect to a components rear panel IR
input via its adjustable IR Line Outputs.
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Installing Batteries
Open the battery cover by depressing
the release latch and pulling back
the cover on the back of the control.
Remove the cover.
Observe the + and - polarity indications inside the battery compartment.
Place the four AA batteries into their
positions in the battery compartment
observing the + and - polarity indicators on the batteries.
Now, replace the battery cover by
inserting the hinged end in first, then
snapping the cover back into place.
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Programming the Medius
The Medius is programmed via a Windows PC equipped with a USB port
(programming cable included), using our proprietary software, TX-1000
Editor. You can download this software from our website:
www.universalremote.com
Basic setup takes only a short time with this software. However, to fully
automate an audio/video system the user must have a detailed knowledge
of each component, you the user (and your preferences) and how the system is connected and operated. We highly recommend that you use a
professional audio/video installer to program your Medius so you will be
able to enjoy all the benefits of the Medius as well as one touch operation
via macros.
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Selecting a New “Activity”
The Medius’s WATCH and LISTEN buttons display the activities you can control
with your Medius. When you want to watch something else (a DVD movie, a
videotape or an HDTV broadcast), simply press the WATCH button and select the
new activity. When you want to listen to the radio or to a CD, touch the LISTEN
button and select what you would like to listen to.
Your installer will have programmed the button you pressed to totally configure
your system to watch or listen to whatever you selected. Now, the screen will
change, and all of the LCD buttons will be reconfigured to give you full control of
your system while watching or listening to your selection!
Press either of the PAGE buttons to see
any other available choices. You may
have only one page or your system may
have several pages of “Listen Activities”.
When you press the LISTEN button, you
can see the most frequently used activities you have for listening in your system.
Press either of the PAGE buttons to see
any other available choices. You may
have only one page or your system may
have several pages of “Watch Activities”.
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When you press the WATCH button,
you can see the most frequently used
activities you have for watching the
sources in your system.
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Using the Medius to Control an “Activity”
Once you’ve selected a new activity, the Medius displays the title of the
activity at the top of the screen. Below the title, the LCD displays the customized names of any special features you need for the activity. All the
hard buttons of the Medius have now changed to functions optimized for
this activity.
The Title displays
what activity you
can control.
The touch screen button labels describe
special features for this activity.
The Channel
and Previous
Channel buttons are programmable.
They will
change channels when
you have
selected an
activity like
Watching
HDTV .
The Volume
and Mute buttons always
control the
sound regardless of what
screen is displayed.
Press either of the
PAGE buttons to
see any other available choices. You
may have only one
page or your system may have several pages of special features for this
activity.
The 4 way cursor
buttons enable you
to navigate on
screen guides and
menus with ease.
The transport buttons (Play, Stop,
Back, Ahead and Pause) operate
when the selected activity requires
them (for example, if you watch
HDTV with a TiVo type of DVR,
these buttons will control the DVR).
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Displaying the Setup Screen
You can adjust the settings of the Medius whenever you like by pressing and
holding both the WATCH and the SEL button at the same time for three seconds. When you do, the screen will change to the SETUP screen. If you do
not press any button on the SETUP screen within 30 seconds, the Medius
will time out and automatically return to normal operation. You can return to
normal operation before that by pressing either the WATCH or the LISTEN
button.
At the same time, press and
hold both the WATCH
button and the SEL button.
When the SETUP screen
appears, you can release the
two buttons.
Selecting from the Setup Screen
Simply touch the button for the setting you’d like to adjust:
TIME - The time displayed on the Medius.
LCD - The appearance of the screen.
LIGHT - What the LIGHT button does.
SOUND - The beeps the Medius can make.
SYSTEM - The battery low warning.
TOUCH - Calibration of the touch screen.
VER - No adjustments are possible. Displays factory info.
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Setting the TIME
You can correct the time displayed by changing the settings on this screen.
After activating
AM/PM, press this
button to change
AM/PM.
To activate the
AM/PM setting,
press this button. .
To activate the
HOUR setting,
press this button.
After activating
them, change the
HOURS or MINUTES by observing
these buttons and
adjusting with the
LEFT and RIGHT
arrow keys.
To activate the
MINUTE setting,
press this button.
To SAVE any
changes you have
made, press SAVE.
To exit without saving
any changes you have
made, press EXIT.
Setting the LCD
With these settings, you set the screen’s appearance when the Medius is not in
use. You can select either a blank or constant LCD display. Additionally, you can
control the contrast of the screen and the color of the backlighting.
After activating LCD
On/Off, press this
button to change
whether the LCD is
displayed when not
in use.
Press the TIMEOUT
button if you wish to
change how much
time must pass
before the Medius
turns the LCD off.
To activate the LCD
On/Off setting,
press this button. .
To activate the
CONTRAST setting,
press this button.
For COLOR settings, see the next
page.
To SAVE any
changes you have
made, press SAVE.
After activating
change the CONTRAST by observing
this button and
adjusting with the
LEFT and RIGHT
arrow keys.
To exit without saving
any changes you have
made, press EXIT.
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Overriding COLOR Settings
Your professional installer may have set the color of the backlighting to display different colors when you change activities. You can override the settings he/she made
in the TX-1000 software with one constant backlighting color for all activities
Normally, this button displays S/W to
indicate that the colors are controlled by
the software (S/W).
To override these
settings, after
activating the
COLOR row, press
the S/W button to
change it to USER.
Once the button displays USER, press
the EDIT button to
change the backlight
color.
Press the COLOR
button to activate
the COLOR Settings
row of buttons.
After pressing the EDIT button shown above, the COLOR SET screen appears.
Here’s how the settings are adjusted:
After activating
them, change the
RED, GREEN or
BLUE by observing
these buttons and
adjusting with the
LEFT and RIGHT
arrow keys.
To activate RED,
first press this button.
To activate GREEN,
first press this button.
To activate BLUE,
first press this button.
To SAVE any
changes you have
made, press SAVE.
To exit without saving any changes
you have made,
press EXIT.
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Light Settings
You can adjust the backlighting of the remote in three additional ways:
1. You can turn on/off the LCD backlighting.
2. You can turn on/off the hard button backlighting.
3. You can select the amount of time the lighting stays on after the last button
press.
Once the LCD row is
activated, change
whether the backlighting is on or off by
pressing this button.
To activate LCD
backlighting, first
press this button.
To activate the hard
button backlighting,
first press this button.
Once the BUTTON
row is activated,
change whether
the backlighting is
on or off by pressing this button.
To activate the
TIMER setting, first
press this button.
To SAVE any
changes you have
made, press
SAVE.
Once the TIMER row
is activated, change
the amount of time
the backlighting will
stay on by using the
LEFT and RIGHT
arrow keys.
To exit without saving any changes
you have made,
press EXIT.
Sound Volume
Your Medius beeps whenever a button is pressed. However, you can adjust
the volume to any level you like by adjusting the volume control here.
Adjust the volume of
the beep by using the
LEFT and RIGHT
arrow keys.
To SAVE any
changes you have
made, press
SAVE.
To exit without saving any changes
you have made,
press EXIT.
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System Settings
You can set your Medius to display the Low Battery warning at a power
level between 0% and 20% (in 5% increments).
The current battery
power remaining is
displayed here.
To activate the
battery low warning row, press the
WARN button.
Once the WARN row
has been activated,
use the LEFT and
RIGHT arrow keys to
cycle through the
available battery level
settings (0%, 5%,
10%, 15% or 20%).
The amount of
available memory
left to utilize is displayed in this row.
To exit without saving any changes you
have made, press
EXIT.
To SAVE any
changes you have
made, press
SAVE.
Calibrating the Touch Screen
If you find that your Medius is not responding to finger presses accurately,
you can calibrate the touch screen with this setting. It works like this:
1. Press the TOUCH button on the SETUP screen.
2. The screen changes and displays a small + symbol in the top left
corner.
3. Press the + symbol with the tip of your fingernail as accurately as
you can.
4. The + symbol now moves to the top right corner, then the bottom
left corner, the bottom right corner and finally the center of the
screen. Each time, press the + symbol as accurately as you can.
5. When the process is complete, the screen will return to the
SETUP screen.
Anytime you want, you can exit the Calibration screen by pressing the
WATCH button.
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Version Information Displays
Should you be curious, the Version indicates what firmware and software
versions were used to program your Medius.
To exit, press
EXIT.
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Specifications
Memory - 4 Megabits of Flash Memory (for User Configuration)
Devices - Flexible, typically can support up to 40 Devices
Pages - Flexible, typically can support up to 40 Pages on each Device
Learning Capability - Standard frequencies (15kHz to 460kHz)
Macro Capability - Up to 255 steps each, however nesting is allowed
IR Range (Line of Sight via Infrared): 30-50 feet, depending on the environment
RF Range (radio frequency): 50 to 100 feet, depending upon the environment
RF Frequency: 418MHz
Weight: 31.4 ounces (with batteries)
Size: 6.46” H x 5.39” W x 1.66” D
Batteries: 4 AA Batteries
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