MX-450 Programming Guide - Professional Audio Associates

MX‐450
Programming
Guide
The
MX‐450
may
arguably
be
the
most
user
/
installer
friendly
manually
programmable
professional
line
remote.
The
multiple
on‐screen
tips
make
programming
a
breeze.
One
could
easily
pick
up
an
MX‐450,
having
no
prior
experience
with
a
URC
remote
and
fly
through
the
programming
in
no
time.
Below
is
a
step
by
step
guide
for
basic
programming.
First
and
foremost,
press
and
hold
the
“Main”
button
for
3‐5
seconds
to
enter
the
Main
Setup
Menu.
*Tip:
Either
push
“SEL”
or
“Next”
to
move
to
the
next
programming
step
at
any
time
Part
1:
Creating
Devices
Search
the
Database
From
the
Main
Setup
Menu,
select
“Basic
Setup.”
Now…
1. Choose
“Search
the
Database.”
(Either
push
“SEL”
or
“Next”
to
move
to
the
next
programming
step)
2. Select
the
icon
position
you
want
the
device
to
appear
on
the
LCD
screen.
3. Select
the
type
of
device
you
want
to
program.
4. Using
the
directional
arrow
left
and
right,
find
the
device
icon
you
would
like
to
use.
5. Use
the
numerical
buttons
to
re‐name
the
device
if
you
wish.
6. Choose
the
brand
of
the
device
(The
most
commonly
used
devices
are
found
at
the
top
of
this
list
in
bold
lettering.)
7. Point
the
MX‐450
at
the
device
and
press
the
directional
arrow
up
or
down
until
the
device
turns
off.(Note
the
4
digit
number
in
the
“Current
Code
Set”
box
on
the
LCD
screen
changing
as
you
continue
pressing
the
arrow
button.
When
a
code
turns
off
the
device,
press
“Test”
on
the
bottom
left
of
the
LCD
screen.
Test
the
commands
shown
on
the
LCD
screen.
If
these
commands
work,
press
“Pass.”
If
not,
press
“Back
and
try
another
code.)
Learning
If
you
cannot
find
a
code
that
offers
functionality,
you
can
always
use
the
learn
method
to
teach
the
MX‐450
all
the
commands
from
the
device’s
original
remote
control
1. Choose
“Learn”
from
the
Basic
Setup
page.
2. Choose
“Inside
a
Device.”
3. Select
the
icon
position
you
want
the
device
to
appear
on
the
LCD
screen.
4. Choose
whether
or
not
you
want
to
edit
the
text
of
the
device
now
or
later.
(We
recommend
editing
the
text
before
learning.)
5. Select
the
type
of
device
you
want
to
program.
6. Using
the
directional
arrow
left
and
right,
find
the
device
icon
you
would
like
to
use.
7. Use
the
numerical
buttons
to
re‐name
the
device
if
you
wish.
8. Choose
the
button
you
want
to
teach
a
command
to.
9. If
the
button
is
on
the
LCD,
edit
the
text
now
using
the
numerical
keypad.
10. LCD
screen
will
say
“Ready”
at
the
top.
11. Face
the
device’s
original
remote
control
toward
the
IR
window
on
the
MX‐450
and
press
and
hold
the
corresponding
button.
(LCD
screen
will
say
“Good‐
Saving”
12. Repeat
for
all
desired
commands.
Part
2:
Copy
and
Pasting,
Macros
and
Editing
Copy
and
Paste
The
Copy
and
Paste
feature
is
truly
a
feature
of
convenience.
Let’s
say
you
have
an
audio
receiver
which
is
your
main
source
of
volume
for
all
devices.
This
will
allow
you
to
“borrow”
the
volume
commands
from
the
receiver
while
you
are
in
another
device’s
pages
without
navigating
back
and
forth.
It
doesn’t
stop
there!
You
can
also
copy
and
paste
power,
menu,
play
and
channel
functions
anywhere
for
maximum
customization.
1. Choose
“Advanced
Setup”
from
the
Main
Setup
Menu.
2. Choose
“Copy
and
Paste.”
3. Select
the
“Group”
you
want
to
copy.
4. Choose
“Where”
you
want
to
paste
it.
5. Select
the
“Source”
the
function
is
coming
from
Pretty
simple!
Macros
The
macro
feature
will
allow
multiple
commands
to
be
sent
out
from
the
press
of
one
button.
Macros
can
consist
of
simple
on
and
off
commands
or
be
as
in
depth
as
switching
inputs
on
your
TV
and
/
or
audio
receiver.
We
recommend
figuring
out
what
you
want
to
do
with
your
macro,
and
writing
it
down
on
a
piece
of
paper.
This
will
make
programming
simpler
when
it
comes
time
to
start
recording
your
macro.
1. Choose
“Advanced
Setup”
from
the
Main
Setup
Menu.
2. Choose
“Macros.”
3. Select
“Setup
a
New
Macro.”
4. Choose
where
you
want
the
macro
to
execute
from.
(“On
the
Main
Menu”
or
“Inside
a
Device”)
5. Choose
the
button
you
want
to
program
the
macro
on.
The
top
right
of
the
LCD
screen
will
say
“REC.”(This
can
be
the
On,
Off
or
any
LCD
button.)
6. Now
record
your
macro
as
desired.
Note:
Pressing
“Main”
will
take
you
back
to
the
Main
screen
to
choose
another
device.
Also,
pressing
the
“Pause”
button
will
add
a
delay
in
between
macro
steps.
Testing
and
editing
an
existing
macro
is
just
as
simple.
1. Choose
“Advanced
Setup”
from
the
Main
Setup
Menu.
2. Choose
“Macros.”
3. Select
“Test/Edit
Existing
Macro.”
4. Choose
where
the
macro
was
programmed.
(“On
the
Main
Menu”
or
“Inside
a
Device”)
5. Choose
the
button
the
macro
was
programmed
on.
6. The
steps
for
the
macro
will
appear
on
the
LCD
screen.
7. Press
the
“SEL”
button
for
a
list
of
editing
options.
8. Once
you
are
done
editing,
press
“Save”
at
the
bottom
left
on
the
LCD
screen.
Hiding
Pages
and
Devices
Sometimes
you
may
not
want
to
see
every
page
or
button
in
every
device.
Or
maybe
you
don’t
want
the
end
user
to
access
certain
devices:
1. Choose
“Advanced
Setup”
from
the
Main
Setup
Menu.
2. Choose
“Hide
or
Display
Pages.”
3. Choose
where
the
you
want
to
hide
pages
/
device
icons
(“On
the
Main
Menu”
or
“Inside
a
Device”)
From
this
point,
you
can
choose
to
hide
or
display
items
according
to
your
discretion.
Editing
Labels
We
touched
upon
editing
text
earlier
in
the
above
examples.
The
steps
are
pretty
much
the
same
here.
1. Choose
“Advanced
Setup”
from
the
Main
Setup
Menu.
2. Choose
“Edit
Labels.”
3. Choose
where
you
want
to
edit
text
(“On
the
Main
Menu,”
“Inside
a
Device”
or
“Edit
the
Main
Label”)
This
will
allow
you
to
edit
the
icon
and
text
on
a
device
button
or
simply
the
text
on
buttons
within
a
device.
Part
3:
Favorite
Channels
Programming
favorite
channels
may
be
your
easiest
task
yet!
1. From
the
Main
Setup
Menu,
choose
“Favorite
Channels.”
2. Select
“Add
/
Edit
Favs.”
3. Select
location
on
the
LCD.
4. Choose
a
channel
icon
or
blank
button
from
the
list.
5. If
you
selected
a
blank
button,
press
“Label”
to
enter
the
name
of
the
channel.
6. Press
“Device”
to
select
the
source
of
the
channel
control.
7. Press
“Channel”
to
key
in
the
channel
number.
8. Press
“Save”
to
save
the
favorite
channel
macro.
Part
4:
RF
If
you
are
working
with
an
RF
basestation,
all
of
your
RF
control
gets
programmed
in
the
“RF
Setup”
portion
of
the
Advanced
Setup.
This
is
where
you
can
set
the
remote
to
a
valid
RF
ID
and
route
all
of
your
emitters.
1. From
the
Advanced
Setup
Menu,
choose
“RF
Setup.”
2. Select
“All
Devices
Set
Same.”
(If
you
are
working
with
multiple
basestations,
select
“Each
Device
Differs.”)
• To
set
each
device
to
an
IR
or
RF
signal,
press
“IR
or
RF
Signal.”
• To
set
your
remote
to
the
same
ID
your
basestation
is
set
to,
press
“RF
ID#.”
• To
route
each
emitter
port
to
specific
devices,
press
“Emitter
Routing.”
• To
enable
or
disable
the
front
IR
blaster
on
the
bastation,
press
“Blaster
On
/
Off.
This
is
just
a
walk
through
on
basic
programming.
For
more
examples
of
the
MX‐450s
capabilities,
it’s
best
to
check
out
the
“Programming
the
MX‐450”
tutorial
on
www.urccontrolroom.com.
Just
click
on
“Training
and
Education,”
then
“24/7
Classes
on
Demand.”
Happy
programming!