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Model RC9500 User Guide
Touch Screen Remote Control
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For US and Canada
FCC Compliancy:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rule. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and , if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is not guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
„ Reorient or relocate the RX-77 RF Extender.
„ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
„ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a different circuit from the receiver.
„ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION:
The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Europe
Declaration of Conformity N° V04ECRC9500:
We, Marantz Europe B.V., PO Box 8744, 5605 LS Eindhoven, The Netherlands
declare under our responsibility that the Marantz product described in this user
guide is in compliance with the corresponding technical standards such as
EN301 489-1 of 2002-08, EN301 489-3 of 2002-08, EN300 220-1 of 2002-09 and
IEC60950 of Edition 2001.
Eihdhoven, The Netherland
Bert Kiggen
Marketing manager of Marantz Europe B.V.
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Dear customer,
Please be informed that this carton only contains a copy of the user manual in English. For
German, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian please visit our website www.marantz.com and
check the download section (touch screen remotes).
Sehr geehrter Verbraucher,
bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Verpackung lediglich eine englischsprachige
Bedienungsanleitung enthält. Eine deutsche Bedienungsanleitung erhalten Sie als
Download File (Software - Fernbedienungen) über unsere Internetseite www.marantz.de
oder telefonisch unter 0541-4046630.
Cher client,
Vous trouverez dans cette boîte une copie du manuel d'utilisation en anglais. Les versions
allemande, française, hollandaise, espagnole ou italienne sont disponibles sur notre site:
www.marantz.com (choisir Download et Touch screen remotes ).
Geachte klant,
Wij informeren u dat deze doos enkel een engelse gebruiksaanwijzing bevat. Voor gebruik
van een duitse, franse, nederlandse, spaanse of italiaanse versie verwijzen we u naar onze
website www.marantz.com waar u talenversies kunt downloaden via touch screen remotes.
Estimado consumidor,
Le informamos que este paquete sólo contiene la versión inglesa del manual de usuario. Si
desea obtener la versión española, alemana, francesa u holandesa, podrá conseguirla en
nuestra página web www.marantz.com, sección "download, touch screen remotes" (mandos
con pantalla táctil).
Attenzione: le istruzioni per l'uso a corredo di questo telecomando sono soltanto in lingua
inglese. Le istruzioni in tedesco, francese, olandese, spagnolo ed italiano sono scaricabili
dal sito www.marantz.com sezione "DOWNLOAD" - Touch Screen Remotes.
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Automating Your Home Theater
With The Marantz
RC9500
RC9500 Remote Control User Guide
The information in this manual is copyright-protected. No part of this user guide
may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from
Marantz.
MARANTZ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OMISSIONS OR FOR TECHNICAL
OR EDITORIAL ERRORS CONTAINED IN THIS USER GUIDE. MARANTZ
SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE SUPPLYING OR USE OF THIS
INFORMATION. MARANTZ SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE PERFORMANCE
OR USE OF THE MATERIALS DESCRIBED IN THIS USER GUIDE.
The information in this user guide may be subject to change without prior notice.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies or organizations.
© 2004 Marantz America, Inc.
All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without
prior consent of the copyright owner.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1. The Marantz RC9500
2. The Battery
2
2
3
Getting Started
1. Activating the RC9500
2. Navigating the RC9500
3. Operating a Device
4. Check Battery Life - The Information Page
5 The Setup Pages
6. Setting Time and Date
7. The Mode Menus
8. Adjusting the Touch Screen Brightness
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6
7
11
12
12
14
16
17
Customizing Your RC9500
1. Introduction
2. Cloning All Your Existing Remotes
3 Complex Operation? Macros or Help...
4. Programming Help Lists
5. Macro/Page Jump Capabilities
6. Programming Macros & page Jumps
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20
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23
25
Reference
1. Learning IR Commands
2. Labeling Buttons, Pages and Devices
3. Adding Devices
4. Deleting Buttons and Devices
5. Moving Devices
6. Programming Macros
7. Creating and Editing Timers
8. Using the Remote Control with RF (Radio Frequency)
9. Wizz.it 9 Software
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35
39
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54
56
Maintaining the RC9500
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Troubleshooting
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Frequently Asked Questions
62
Overview of Symbols
64
Specifications
66
Index
67
Service and Support
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Introduction
1.
The Marantz
RC9500
The RC9500 is designed to control most devices that understand
infrared (IR) remote control signals. Its Easy-to-Use Touch Screen and
its Intuitive Interface makes it a perfect remote control for every user.
The RC9500 is completely customizable and programmable. You can
add devices and functions, re-label buttons, record macros and animate
your macros. Although the RC9500 is pre-programmed for Marantz
components, a vast collection of built-in tab guided panels with prearranged button art enables you to easily choose the perfect interface
for any non-Marantz component. The RC9500 easily “learns”
commands from the vast majority of manufacturers’ remote controls.
Learning / Sending
Infrared (IR) Eyes (page 28)
USB Port
VOLUME Up/Down
(page 57)
Page
+/ -
buttons (page 11)
buttons (page 9)
Touch Screen
CHANNEL Up/Down
Backlight
buttons (page 11)
button (page 6)
MUTE button
(page 11)
Left Function
Right Function
button (page 8)
button (page 8)
MENU
ENTER
button (page 11)
button (page 11)
EXIT
HOME
button (page 7)
4-Way Cursor
buttons (page 9)
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button (page 11)
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The Touch Screen
DEVICE OVERVIEW
button (page 8)
INFO
button (page 3)
DEVICE SCROLL
button (page 9)
PAGE OVERVIEW
button (page 9)
DEVICE SCROLL
button (page 9)
UPPER TOOL BAR
USER CONTROL
AREA
LOWER TOOL BAR
CURSOR NAVIGATION
button (page 9) MODE icon
(page 7)
2.
The Battery
When you use the RC9500 for the first time, you will have to:
• Install the battery pack.
• Place the RC9500 in the docking station (DS9500) and charge
the RC9500.
•
Tap the INFO
battery life.
button on the UPPER TOOL BAR to check
Warning Use the docking station only with supplied NiMH rechargeable
battery pack.
We strongly advise you NOT to plug other appliances (like mobile
phones, PDA’s) into the docking station. This will damage both
the docking station and the appliance.
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Installing the Battery Pack
1 Press the latch on the battery cover and remove the battery
cover from the RC9500.
1
2
2 Plug the cable of the battery pack in the connector as illustrated.
3 Place the battery pack in the battery compartment.
3
4
4 Place the battery cover back on.
Note
Make sure the cable of the battery pack does not get stuck
between the molded interior and the battery cover.
After a few seconds, the RC9500 starts up automatically and an
introduction screen appears. The RC9500 beeps twice to
indicate that it has finished starting up.
Because the battery pack of the RC9500 is not fully precharged, you will have to charge it as described in the next
page.
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Charging the RC9500
For charging the RC9500, you use the docking station DS9500.
1 Connect the power adapter to the docking station and plug it
into a wall outlet.
Note
Use only the supplied power adapter with the docking station.
2 Slide the RC9500 into the docking station until it clicks.
Charging starts immediately. The blue charging LEDs on the
front of the docking station indicate charging takes place.
When the RC9500 is fully charged,
the LEDs are turned off.
DS9500
30° to 45°
Make sure you lift
the RC9500 up at
an angle of 30° to 45°
when you take the RC9500 out from the docking station.
Note
Normal charging time is 2 to 3 hours, depending on the
condition of the battery pack.
You can operate the RC9500 while it is being charged.
The battery pack does not have to be entirely empty before
recharging.
You can place the RC9500 in the docking station at any time.
When the battery is running low, the Low Battery
icon appears.
Recharge the RC9500 as soon as possible to
ensure the perfect performance.
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Low Battery icon
The RC9500 retains all settings when the battery is completely
empty. You will only have to adjust the clock.
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Getting Started
1.
Activating the RC9500
Turning on the Touch Screen
Tap the Touch Screen gently with your finger or a blunt, soft
object like a pencil eraser, press the hard buttons or pick the
RC9500 up.
The display is activated and you will see the Home page.
Notes
· If the display stays blank or becomes black, adjust the
brightness using the buttons on the left side.
(see page 17)
· If another panel is displayed, press the HOME button. HOME
· The RC9500 shuts down automatically after being
left alone for a few seconds (you can adjust the time out period
in the Setup pages).
Using the Backlight
RC9500’s backlight can be activated in three different ways,
Pressing the BACKLIGHT button
By pressing the BACKLIGHT button on the left side of the
RC9500, the backlight for the screen and keys is turned on.
Picking up the RC9500
The RC9500 has the Pickup sensor in it. By picking your
RC9500 up from the docking station and tilting more than 50°,
the backlight is turned on.
Note
To enable this function, the “Pickup sensor” setting in the Setup
has to be set to “On”. (see page 13)
Tapping the Touch Screen
By tapping the Touch Screen, the backlight is turned on.
Note
If the “Auto button light” setting is set to “Off”, button backlight
will not be turned on automatically. (see page 13)
The backlight shuts off after the preset time to save power. (see page 13)
Note
The backlight will not turn on at the certain low battery level but
the remote will still function.
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Modes
The RC9500 has different “Modes”. When you activate the RC9500
for the first time, it starts up in USE mode allowing you to
immediately operate your devices. In USE mode, the center of the
LOWER TOOL BAR displays the MODE
icon .Tap and hold
the MODE
icon more than 3 seconds. The Mode Menu page
will appear. If the center of the LOWER TOOL BAR shows another
icon, like
, tap it to reveal the Mode Menu and press the Left
Function button labeled “Exit” to return to USE mode.
Note
2.
If you do not see the Mode icon; it has been inactivated via the
Setup. To enable this function, the “Mode menu” setting in the
Setup has to be set to “On”. (see page 13)
Navigating the RC9500
Your RC9500 is capable of displaying hundreds of different control
pages. RC9500 presents you various ways to navigate easily to the
specific device and page.
Navigating the Devices
Home — The Home Page displays
convenient instant jump buttons that
navigate you to the main category pages
(View, Listen, Control).
Each category page has the buttons
that link to the most frequently used
devices in the home theater.
You can jump to the main control page
of your device by tapping the button
in the page.
Access the Home page by
pressing the HOME button at
the bottom left of the remote.
Note
When you jump to a Device by tapping the device button in the
Category pages (except the Control), the RC9500 will change
the input of your home theater receiver/preamp.
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Device Overview
— The Device Overview page displays
a list of all the devices you can control.
You can jump to the main control page
of your device by tapping the device
button in the list.
Access the Device Overview page by
tapping the DEVICE OVERVIEW button
at the middle of the UPPER TOOL BAR.
When you jump to a Device by tapping the device button in the
Device Overview pages, the RC9500 will change the input of
your home theater receiver/preamp.
Note
The commands assigned to the device button are called
the Device Actions.
If you have more than seven devices, scroll arrows
navigate to the next Device Overview page.
allow you to
zUsing Device Overview without Changing Input (No IR)
If you don’t want to change the input for your
receiver/preamp, you can only jump to a Device without
changing the input by the following steps;
1.
Display the Device Overview page, by tapping
the DEVICE OVERVIEW button.
2.
Look at the label for the Left and Right Function
buttons. At this moment, they are labeled “No IR”.
3.
Press and hold either one of the Left and Right
Function buttons, then tap the device you would like to
jump to. No “input select” commands will be sent to
your receiver/preamp.
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Device Scroll — You can also navigate the devices by
tapping the DEVICE SCROLL buttons on the left and right side of
the UPPER TOOL BAR. Tap the Right arrow button to navigate to
the next device. Tap the Left arrow button to navigate to the
previous device.
Note
This function is not able to use in the Device Overview page.
Cursor Navigation — This function enables you to navigate to
the devices by pressing the Left and Right direction of the 4-way
Cursor button.
Note
This function is inactivated by the default setting.
You can activate it in the Setup pages. (see page 13)
To activate this function, tap the
button in the LOWER TOOL
BAR. When this function was activated, the
button is changed
into the
button and
icon is displayed in the UPPER TOOL
BAR where the left device scroll arrow button
was displayed.
To inactivate this function, tap the
button in the LOWER TOOL
BAR again.
Navigating the Pages
Page Overview
— The Page Overview page displays
a list of all the pages for one device.
You can jump immediately to another
control page in one device by tapping
the page buttons in the list.
Access the Page Overview page by
tapping the PAGE OVERVIEW button
(Page number) in the UPPER TOOL BAR.
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Page Scroll — You can navigate through the pages by
pressing the Page + and Page - buttons on the left side of
RC9500.
Cursor Navigation — This function allows you to navigate
through the different pages as well as through the devices by
pressing the Up and Down direction of the 4-way Cursor button.
Note
This function is deactivated by the default setting.
You can activate it in the Setup pages. (see page 13)
To activate this function, tap the
button in the LOWER TOOL
BAR. When this function is activated, the
button is changed
into the
button and
icon is displayed in the UPPER TOOL
BAR where the left arrow button
was displayed. To inactivate
this function, tap the
button in the LOWER TOOL BAR again.
Tab Buttons — All of your devices
have been programmed with
“one-touch” jump buttons called
Tab buttons. By tapping the Tab button,
you can jump to the appropriate page
of your operation device.
Other Navigation
Ahead and Back Function buttons — Press the Left Function
button labeled “Back” to navigate through the last ten pages
you’ve viewed. Use the Right Function button labeled “Ahead”
to navigate in the other direction.
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3.
Operating a Device
You can operate the devices using two type of buttons:
Soft buttons -
Virtual buttons on the Touch Screen.
Hard buttons -
Ten buttons below the screen and
five buttons next right to the screen.
Using the Soft Buttons
By tapping the Soft buttons on the Touch Screen you send
Infrared (IR) / Radio frequency (RF) commands to the device you
have selected. The name of the device you are controlling is always
displayed on the DEVICE OVERVIEW button.
Sending commands
IR and RF commands are invisible. Therefore, during the duration of
sending IR/RF commands, an icon appears in the INFO button at
the UPPER TOOL BAR indicating that an IR/RF command is being
sent.
IR/RF sending icon
Using the Hard Buttons
The functionality of the hard buttons can be changed depending on
which device is active (learn commands to the specific device).
For example: Since VOLUME Up, VOLUME Down and MUTE are
typically receiver/preamp commands in most home theaters, these
direct access buttons have been pre-programmed to always operate a
Marantz receiver/preamp as the default. Should you own another
brand, see the programming instructions on page 28-29.
MENU, ENTER, EXIT, 4-Way Cursor, CHANNEL Up and Down are
typically programmed to change with the device selected. So when you
are operating your DVD player, you use them to navigate through DVD
menus and change chapters. While you are watching TV, the MENU
button operates the TV menus and the CHANNEL buttons change
channels.
Note
Five hard buttons on the right side of the screen are always
operational, even without turning on the Touch Screen.
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4.
Check Battery Life- The Information Page
Access the Information page by tapping the INFO
UPPER TOOL BAR.
You can check:
button in the
The battery life.
The percentage of the free memory
available for new programming.
Software version information
installed on to your RC9500.
To exit the Information page,
Tap the INFO
button again or press
the Left Function button labeled “Exit”.
5.
The Setup Pages
Most of the RC9500’s features can be set to your own needs.
1 Tap the INFO
button in the
UPPER TOOL BAR.
The Information page appears.
2 Tap the “SETUP” button in the
Information page. The first Setup page
appears. You can display the second
and third Setup page by using the
Page + and Page - buttons.
3 Tap the button of the setting you want
to adjust. The color of the button will be changed.
4 Tap the button again or
setting.
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buttons to adjust the
5 Press the Left Function button labeled “Exit” to store the
settings and exit from the Setup.
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First Setup page
Setting
Time mode
Time, Day, Month
and Year
Pickup sensor
Screen timeout
Button timeout
Function
Sets the time display mode.
(AM/PM, 24H, No Time)
Sets the Time, Day, Month
and Year separately.
Turns the Pickup Sensor On/Off.
Sets the timeout of the TouchScreen.
Sets the timeout of the Buttons
backlight.
Adjusting
Tap the Time Mode button
Repeatedly.
Tap each label, and then adjust
by tapping + and - buttons.
Tap the “Pickup sensor” button
Tap the + and - buttons on both
sides of the “Screen” label.
Tap the + and - buttons on both
sides of the “Button” label.
Second Setup page
Setting
Brightness
Auto button light
Cursor navigation
Animation
Screen (beep)
Button (beep)
Function
Sets the Brightness of the
TouchScreen.
Turns the Auto Button Light On/Off.
Turns the Cursor navigation mode
On/Off.
Selects the Animation mode
(Full, Page, Mode, None).
Selects the beep volume (Off, 1,2,3)
for Touchscreen
Selects the beep volume (Off, 1,2,3)
for Hard buttons.
Adjusting
Tap the + and - buttons on both
side of the “Brightness” label.
Tap the “Auto button light” button
Tap the “Cursor navigation”
button repeatedly.
Tap the “Animation” button.
repeatedly.
Tap the “Screen” button
repeatedly.
Tap the “Button” button
repeatedly.
Third Setup page
Setting
Mode menu
Function
On - Normal. Anyone can access.
Off - Hide the MODE icon.
SPECIAL NOTE
Good when children are tech-savvy.
Device overview
On- The Device Overview active.
Off - The Device Overview inactive.
On- The Page Overview active.
Off - The Page Overview inactive.
Calibrates the Touchscreen.
Page overview
Calibration
Revert*
Reverts the RC9500 to the last
downloaded configuration.
Adjusting
Tap the “Mode menu” button
repeatedly
Tap the “Device overview”
repeatedly.
Tap the “Page overview”
repeatedly.
Tap the “Calibration” button
See page 63 for more detail.
Tap the “Revert” button and
follow the on-screen instruction
* When you revert the RC9500, all customized items on the remote (macros, learned IR commands,..) are lost
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6.
Setting Time and Date
When you have installed the battery pack and turned on RC9500,
you have to set the current time.
Note
Every time you reset your RC9500 you will have to set the time
again.
Changing the Time Format
1 Tap the INFO
button in the
UPPER TOOL BAR.
The Information page appears.
2 Tap the “SETUP” button in the
Information page. The first Setup page
appears.
3 Tap the Time Format button to toggle
between the three time formats:
„ 12 hour (AM/PM): This is the default format
„ 24 hour
„ No time
4 Tap the Left Function button labeled "Exit" to save your
changes and exit the Setup page.
Changing the Time
1 Tap the INFO
button in the UPPER TOOL BAR.
The Information page appears.
2 Tap the “SETUP” button in the Information page.
The first Setup page appears.
3 Tap the Time button in the first Setup page.
The color of the Time button is changed.
4 Tap the
and
buttons to adjust the time.
5 Tap the Time button again. The new time is set.
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6 Tap the Left Function button labeled "Exit" to exit the Setup
page.
Changing the Date
1 Tap the INFO
button in the UPPER TOOL BAR.
The Information page appears.
2 Tap the “SETUP” button in the Information page.
The first Setup page appears.
To Change the Day
1. Tap the Day button in the first Setup page.
The color of the Day button is changed.
„
2. Tap the
and
buttons to adjust the day.
3. Tap the Day button again.
The new day is set.
To Change the Month
1. Tap the Month button in the first Settings Page.
The color of the Month button is changed.
„
2. Tap the
and
buttons to adjust the month.
3. Tap the Month button again.
The new month is set.
To Change the Year
1. Tap the Year button in the first Setup page.
The color of the Year button is changed.
„
2. Tap the
and
buttons to adjust the year.
3. Tap the Year button again.
The new year is set.
3 Tap the Left Function button labeled "Exit" to exit the Setup
page.
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7.
The Mode Menu
RC9500 provides different modes. For customizing your RC9500
you have to switch to the appropriate mode via the Mode Menu
page.
The mode menus are utilized as follows:
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon more
than 3 seconds in the LOWER TOOL
BAR. The Mode Menu page will appear.
2 Select the mode you wish to use to
customize your RC9500 by tapping the
appropriate button on the Mode Menu.
When you operate your devices,
the
RC9500 is in USE mode.
For actions other than operating
(like learning IR commands, recording macros, adding devices,
and so on), you have to switch to the appropriate mode:
For learning IR commands from other remotes.
(Page 28)
For labeling buttons, pages and devices.
(Page 32)
For adding new devices and copying existing devices.
(Page 35)
For deleting buttons and devices.
(Page 39)
For changing the order of devices in the device overview. (Page 41)
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For selecting the commands sending mode IR or RF.
(Page 54)
For recording and editing macros.
(page 42)
For creating and editing timers.
(Page 46)
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To switch to another mode
1 Tap the label of the mode (i.e
LOWER TOOL BAR.
The Mode Menu page appears.
) that you are using in the
2 Tap the appropriate mode button you want to use.
The label of the active mode appears in the LOWER TOOL
BAR. You can now work in the selected mode.
Note
8.
RC9500 will not return automatically to the USE mode.
To return to the USE mode, you have to go back to the Mode
Menu page and press "Exit" (Left Function button) or press
"Cancel" (Right Function button).
Adjusting the Touch Screen Brightness
You can adjust the brightness level of the Touch Screen using the
buttons on the left side of the RC9500.
To adjust the Touch Screen brightness;
1 Press and hold the BACKLIGHT button on the left side of the
RC9500.
2 While still holding the BACKLIGHT button, press Page + button
once to increase the brightness one level up (getting brighter).
Or, press Page - button once to decrease the brightness one
level down (getting darker).
3 Release the BACKLIGHT button when the brightness is
satisfactory. The brightness can be adjusted 4 levels and Off.
Note
To adjust the brightness multiple levels, you have to press the
Page + or - button multiple times. When you press and hold the
Page + or - button, the brightness will only change one level.
In the Setup, you can also adjust the brightness and confirm the
brightness level which you selected .
Tip
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Customizing your RC9500
1.
Introduction
It is best to proceed with customizing in several stages.
The first stage is to teach all your existing remote codes to the
RC9500. The second stage is to practice using your home theater
system with the RC9500. As you gain familiarity with your system,
you’ll notice that many operations in a home theater require several
steps. In the third stage of customization, you will record multiple
step operations as either a “Macro” that you can play back with one
button push or as a list of numbered steps recorded in a “Help List”
device.
In the next few pages you’ll find step by step guidelines on each of
the three stages. If a more detailed explanation exists in the
Reference section, the page number is indicated..
2.
Cloning All Your Existing Remotes
1 Gather all of your remote controls in front of you.
2 Play with all of the example devices. Compare the devices with
your existing remote controls. Can you use any as templates for
non-Marantz components?
3 Use DELETE mode to delete all of the devices that you don’t
use. (see page 39)
4 Use ADD mode to add devices for each Marantz products.
(see page 37)
When you are prompted to add with or without RC codes,
choose “Create with RC codes”.
5 Use ADD mode to add devices for each non-Marantz
products. (see page 37) Choose “Create without RC codes”.
6 Switch to USE Mode or LEARN Mode to evaluate the page
layouts of the new devices.
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7 Switch back to DELETE mode and delete the device if it is not a
good match to your component. Repeat steps 4 through 7 until
all of your remote controls have matching devices.
8 Switch to LABEL mode to relabel each device.
(see page 32)
9 Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your devices, so that your
Device Overview page is arranged the way you want.
(see page 41)
10 Switch to LABEL mode to relabel any buttons as needed to
match your existing remote controls. Check all of your devices.
12 Switch to LEARN mode and learn all of your non-Marantz
components’ RC Codes to the RC9500. (see page 28)
13 Switching back and forth between USE and LEARN modes, test
all codes and reteach as necessary.
Note
Be very careful to NEVER delete the
Jump tabs; they can only be restored
with the editor software using a PC.
(see page 56)
14 Switch back to LEARN mode. Learn the appropriate
Preamp/Receiver Input (source switching) IR command to each
Device as the Device Action. (see page 30)
Congratulations!
You have completed the first stage of customization.
Take a well deserved break.
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3.
Complex Operation? Macro or Help...
If your entire system is new to you, practice using the RC9500
manually for a few days before programming any macros. You’ll find
that your home theater requires many operations that require multiple
steps to do. You have to decide whether to use a:
Macro - The entire operation happens in an automated sequence
when you touch one button.
Help List - The operation happens manually but is prompted by large
sequentially numbered buttons with friendly labels on one sequence of
pages linked together.
Some multiple step operations require you to make decisions before
you proceed. An example is turning on a non-Marantz home theater
system. Many components turn on and off with a single “Power”
button. Before you press a “Power” button, the manufacturer expects
you to look at the component to see whether it is on or off. If you want
it on and it’s off, you press the “Power” button. If you forget to look,
and it is already on, you will turn it off when you press the “Power”
button. The Remote cannot “look” at your components to see if they
are on or off. So, if you recorded a macro intended to power up a nonMarantz home theater, it wouldn’t be very reliable.
Here’s an example:
Your spouse goes out to the local video store and rents a video tape.
When he/she gets home, they pop the tape in the VCR (most VCR’s
automatically turn on when a tape is inserted). Your spouse touches the
macro button you programmed to power up the system. The recorded
sequence of “power” buttons is played back. Unfortunately, since the VCR
was already on, it is now off and everything else is on. Your spouse sees
no picture, assumes the macro didn’t work, so he/she touches the button
again. This time, the macro turns the VCR on and every thing else off.
Frustrating!
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Marantz builds components that are “macro-friendly”. Instead of a
single “power” button, the remote controls have a discrete “On” and a
discrete “Off” button. With a Marantz system, you can record a Macro
that is very reliable from a series of “On” commands. Take a look at
the example ALL ON and ALL OFF macros preprogrammed in the
default configuration.
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The problems don’t stop with powering up a system. Often, you will
want to construct a macro to watch or listen to a specific source. This
may require that both the Television and the Surround Receiver be set
to new inputs. Some components have “discrete” commands to select
sources (meaning the command will only have one effect on the
components, like the CD input on most receivers). Other components
have “toggle” commands (these are commands that require you to
look at the component, evaluate its state and sometimes issue the
command over and over again). An example of a “toggle” command
is the Input or TV/VCR button found on many television remote
controls. You have to look at the TV, decide that it is on the wrong
input, then toggle or scroll through the inputs to select the one you
want.
Evaluate each of the multiple step operations you would like to record
as macros. If all of the commands in the process are “discrete”, the
macro will work reliably. If even one command is a “toggle” command,
you should program a help list for the operation instead of a macro.
Tip
Sometimes there is a reliable way to use toggle type commands in macros.
Unfortunately, it will not be written down in your component’s instruction
manual. You will have to find it through experimentation and imagination.
What you are looking for is an “anchor” command that will put your component
in a known state. Once it is in a known state, you can use toggle commands
in your macro.
An example for Powering Up DVD Players:
Most DVD players will turn on when they receive a Play command.
Thus a discrete On command is two steps,
1) DVD Play
2) DVD Stop
A discrete off command is constructed by:
1) DVD Play
2) DVD Power
An example for Selecting Source on a TV:
Many televisions will return to a particular input with either a channel up or
down command or by selecting a particular channel.
Thus, to construct a macro that selects the EXT1 input:
1) Channel Up (selects the Antenna A input)
2) Input (toggles to the Antenna B input)
3) Input (toggles to the EXT 1 input)
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4.
Programming Help List
1 Write a list of all of the operation you want to record.
2 Gather all of the remote controls you will need for the operation.
3 Select ADD from the Mode menu. Choose “Copy existing
device” when prompted. (see page 35)
In the device list, there is a device labeled “Help”.
Tap it to add the “Help” device and “Select” button.
4 Tap “Copy without RC codes” when it prompted.
(see page 35)
5 Switch to LABEL mode. Relabel the new device currently
labeled “Help 1”. (for details on relabeling devices, see page 32)
Try to use a descriptive title like POWER, RECORD, etc.
6 Go back to the Mode Menu page and re-enter to LABEL mode.
Relabel as many of the buttons on the five pages as you need.
(see page 32)
Tip
Do not relabel the buttons labeled “Press for More ....” unless
the button is the last step in the operation.
7 Switch to LEARN mode. Learn the appropriate command to
each button .
8 Switch to MOVE mode. Move the new device to the appropriate
position in the device list (remember, this determines the Device
button position on Device Overview page).
9 Return to USE mode and test out your new list.
10 You can make as many Help lists as you like. Simply repeat
steps 1 through 8 for each operation you would like to program
a help list.
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5.
Macro/Page Jump Capability
Macros allow you to send a sequence of commands, jumps, delays
and beeps with up to 250 steps using one single touch.
Basically, you can assign any button as a macro button. However,
it is recommended that you use the macro buttons in the reserved
macro device.
In order to plan your macros, you should understand the
capabilities as follows,
Any Button Performs Macros/Jumps
You can program a macro to be played back when a button is
selected on a device page or Home page. (see page 43)
You can program a macro to be played back when a device is
selected via the Device Overview page. (see page 44)
Macros Perform Jumps to Any Device
The RC9500 has the unique capability of jumping to any device
page during a macro.
You can make any or all of the 250 steps a jump to any
devices. This provides you with the opportunity to give some
feedback to the end user while a macro is being played back.
For example: You can reveal the CD device panel to show the user
that commands are being sent to the CD player, then jump to an
A/V Amp panel to show the user that commands are being sent to
the amp. (see page 43)
You can Add/Create a Status device (located in new devices in
the division named OTHER) and custom label each page to give
the end user more specific feedback as to what the macro is
doing. You can then program jumps to each Status page to
occur during the macro. (see page 44)
You cannot jump to the Device Overview and the Page
Overview page. You are allowed to jump to each page of the
devices.
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Macros Send Commands To Your System
You can make any or all of the 250 steps send a remote control
command to your system. The step is actually just a recording
of the location of any button on any device page. To record an
Remote Control (RC) command, you simply navigate to the
panel and button you want, then touch it. Thus, all RC
commands in a Macro must first be learned to a button location.
(see page 43)
You can record a “Device Action”. A Device Action executes the
device action list of the selected device button in the Device
Overview. (see page 44)
Macros Can Contain Delay and Beep Between Steps
You can program a Delay/Beep as any or all of the 250 steps of
a macro. (see page 43)
You can adjust that delay in 1/10th of a second intervals
between 0.1 and 10.0 seconds. (see page 43)
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6.
Programming Macros & Page Jumps
You will do all of your Macro/Jump programming within a screen
that will appear after you press the Macro button on the Mode
menu page. Before proceeding with programming, make sure that
you understand how to move around in the MACRO mode and how
to read the RC9500’s shorthand notation for each macro step.
(see page 42)
1 Write a list of all of the actions in the operation you want to
record.
2 Play with all of the example Macro buttons in MACRO device.
Are any of these examples adaptable to your purposes?
3 Use DELETE mode to delete all of the macro devices that you
don’t like. (see page 40)
4 Use ADD mode to add a new macro device empty of any
programming from the device list. (see page 37)
5 Switch to LABEL mode to re-label your macro devices.
(see page 34)
6 Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your macro devices, so that
the most commonly used Macro devices are near the top.
(see page 41)
7 Switch to LABEL mode and navigate to your new macro device.
Relabel the macro buttons with an appropriate name. The
buttons are large so try to imagine a descriptive name even if it
requires a few words.
8 Switch to MACRO mode. Tap the “Macro to button” to
proceed.
Note
If you like to create a macro to the Device button, tap the
“Macro to device” button instead of the “Macro to button”
button.
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9 Navigate to your new macro device and press your newly
named macro button to enter the MACRO edit page.
The MACRO edit page will appear. If you had any previously
programmed commands in this button, they will appear for you
to edit.
10 Working from your written list, navigate through the desired
device and page to program all of the steps in the Macro.
(see page 43)
Commands - When you tap a button, you will record an RC
command step. (see page 43)
Jumps - When you select a device from the Device Overview
while holding down the Left Function button (now labeled
“Jump”), you will record a page jump to the first page of that
device. (see page 44)
Device Action - When you select a device from the Device
Overview while holding down the Right Function button (now
labeled “Action”), you will record a Device Action of that device.
(see page 44)
Delays - When you select a “Delay”, use the “+” and “-” buttons
to set the length of delay. (see page 43)
Beeps - When you select a “Beep”, you will record a beep.
(see page 43)
Note
Use the Page + / - buttons, Device Overview or Page Overview
to navigate through pages; the Tab buttons will work as a Jump.
If you accidentally record a Tab button as a macro step, it is
better to delete it.
11 Once all steps have been programmed, test your macro by
tapping the “Test” button on the page.
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12 Typically you will need to adjust the timing of the macro. Simply
putting in lots of delays will make the macro work, but it may
make the macro unnecessarily long.
Try moving commands, so that a TV command alternates with
another component command before another TV command is
issued. To move a command, simply select it and use the
and
buttons to reposition it within the Macro action list.
When a delay is added to the macro, the default timing is 0.5
seconds. If the macro works with a 0.5 second delay, try a
smaller delay to shorten the macro.
When programming Channel number macros, use 0.1 second
delays between different digits and 0.5 second delays between
identical digits.
13 Once you are happy with the macro, press the “Done” button on
the screen to save it.
14 Continue to program macros until you have recorded all that you
plan.
Congratulations!
You are now a Home Theater Automator!
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1.
Learning IR command
You program the Remote Control (RC)
commands by transmitting
IR (infrared) signals from your
existing remote controls to the
RC9500’s learning IR eye.
To do this, place the RC9500 and
the device’s remote control on a flat
surface, 1 to 10cm (0.5 to 3.6 inches)
apart. For each new remote control,
you have to find the correct learning distance.
1 to 10 cm apart
(0.5 to 3.6 inches)
It is best to be systematic and teach all of
the buttons from one remote control before
proceeding to the next. Start with the remotes
close together; if you receive a “Failed” message,
move them farther apart in one inch increments.
Although rare, some component remotes require
a very large distance between the sending IR eye LED and
the RC9500’s learning IR eye.
Test the first command from any new remote control to find the
correct learning distance.
Once you have found the correct learning distance, do not
change it for any other button on that particular remote control.
Most commands learn correctly when you press and hold them
until the “OK” indicator appears. However, sometimes the
RC9500 will say “OK”, yet the command will not operate the
component properly. If this occurs, try re-learning the command
with a brief tap. After a short delay the “OK” indicator will
appear. Test the code. If this improves operation, continue to
use the “tap” technique for all other buttons on the remote.
The commands that change the states continuously (example:
Vol. +/-, Ch. +/-) have to be learned using the “press and hold”
technique.
The following buttons can be programmed: Hard and Soft
buttons (buttons in the devices and the Device Overview pages).
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You cannot program the buttons in the Device Overview page
directly. You have to program them using “Learn device action”
function. (see page 30)
The RC9500 also offers empty (non-command programmed)
control buttons which you can program and label as existing
buttons. They are visible in USE mode as grayed-out.
Normal Button
Grayed-out Button
(Command programmed)
(Non-command programmed)
Programming Touch Screen Buttons
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “LEARN” button to switch to the LEARN mode.
3 Select the “Learn button” button
and then navigate to the device page
which contains the button you want to
program.
4 Point the device’s original remote
control to the RC9500’s learning eye
as shown on page 28.
5 Tap the button you want to program
on the RC9500.
“Learning” will be displayed on the DEVICE OVERVIEW button
and the button’s color is reversed.
6 Press and hold the corresponding button on your device’s
original remote control.
If the RC9500 has learned the command successfully, “OK”
appears on the Device Overview button. You can release the
button you’re holding. If the RC9500 has not learned
successfully, you hear a short buzz and “Failed” appears.
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7 Program all other buttons you want and relabel them if
necessary. (see page 32)
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8 Return to the Mode Menu page by tapping
LOWER TOOL BAR.
label in the
9 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled “Exit” via the Mode Menu page.
Programming The Device Buttons (Device Action)
Note
When you teach a command as a Device Action, this command
will be sent when you select the Device from the Device
Overview page.
Remember, the only way to NOT issue this command is to reveal
the Device Overview page, press and hold the Left or Right
Function buttons (now labeled “No IR”) and select the device.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “LEARN” button to switch to the LEARN mode.
3 Select the “Learn device action” button.
The Device Overview page appears.
4 Complete steps 4 to 9 in “Programming Touch Screen buttons”
on page 29. Instead of tapping a button on the Touch Screen,
press the Device button you want to program.
Programming the Hard Buttons per Device
The Hard buttons are defined as the five hard buttons next right to
the Touch Screen (Channel Up/Down, Volume Up/Down, Mute) and
the ten buttons below the Touch Screen (Cursor Up, Down, Right,
Left, Menu, Enter, Exit, HOME, Left and Right Function buttons).
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Notes
· It is possible to teach commands to the LEFT (labeled “Back”)
and RIGHT (labeled “Ahead”) Function buttons on the remote.
But those commands can be re-programmed only via a PC
using the editor software.
· It is not possible to teach commands to the HOME button on
the remote. Unless those commands were re-programmed via a
PC using the editor software.
· When the Cursor Navigation is active, the 4-way cursor buttons
cannot be learned.
Hard buttons can be programmed for a device specific command
for a particular device on the remote (Programming locally).
1 Switch to the device for which you want to program the button.
2 Complete steps 1 to 9 in the programming Touch Screen
buttons on page 29. Instead of tapping a button on the Touch
Screen, press the hard button you want to program.
Note
Only via PC, hard buttons can be programmed with a global
function for all devices (Programming globally).
When a command is learned to a hard button to a device page,
it will only be issued when that device is active, even if a command
has been programmed globally. Local learning overrides global
programming.
For example:
One could program the CH+ & CH- buttons as the Chapter +/command when the DVD is active. Now, if you program the TV channel
+/- globally (and any device other than the DVD is selected) the TV
channel +/- commands will be issued.
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2.
Labeling Buttons, Pages and Devices
The following elements can be labeled: Buttons on a device page
and Home page, Page (the name that appears on the Page
Overview page), and Device (the name that appears on the Device
Overview button and Device Overview page).
Labeling a Button
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “LABEL” button to switch to the LABEL mode.
3 Tap the “Label button” button on
the page. The last visited page in
USE mode appears.
4 Navigate to the page that contains
the button you want to label.
5 Tap the button you want to label.
The virtual “auto-zooming”
mini-keyboard shows up.
The button you want to label is
displayed above the keyboard.
Note
The frames (texts with non-button function) cannot be labeled on
the RC9500.
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6 Edit the label.
„ To delete a character, press the
Right Function button labeled
“Del”.
„ To change the font size, Tap
the “+” or “-” buttons beside the
“Font” label on the page.
Note
If the font size does not fit in
the button, the font size
cannot increase.
To enter a character, tap the
keyboard near the character you
want to use. The keyboard is zoomed in, allowing you to tap
exactly the character you need.
After you have tapped the character, the keyboard is zoomed
out. Repeat this action for every character.
„
Note
You can zoom out again without tapping a character by
tapping the “Unzoom” button.
For capital characters and symbols, tap the “Shift” button
repeatedly to display the keyboard you want.
„
Note
If you type a longer word than fits in the button, the font
size will automatically get smaller.
7 Tap “Enter” button to save the changes. You will be redirected
to the previous page.
-orPress the Left Function button labeled “Back” to return to the
page you were at without saving changes.
8 When you are finished labeling, you can return to the Mode
Menu page by tapping
label in the LOWER TOOL BAR.
9 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled “Exit”.
Note
You cannot label buttons on the Device Overview page directly.
You have to label them using “Label device” function in the
LABEL mode. (see page 34)
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Labeling a Device
You can label all devices which are displayed in the Device
Overview page.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “LABEL” button to switch to the LABEL mode.
3 Tap the “Label device” button on the page.
The Device Overview page appears.
4 Tap the device button which you want to label.
5 Complete steps 6 to 9 in “Labeling a Button” on page 33.
Labeling a Page
You can label all pages which are displayed in the Page Overview
page.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “LABEL” button to switch to the LABEL mode.
3 Tap the “Label page” button on the page.
The Page Overview page appears.
You can navigate to other device by tapping the DEVICE
SCROLL buttons .
4 Tap the page button which you want to label.
5 Complete steps 6 to 9 in “Labeling a Button” on page 32-33.
Note
The font size cannot be set for devices and pages, in contrary to
buttons.
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3.
Adding Devices
If you have a device that is not provided in the Device Overview
page, you can add it to the RC9500.
There are two possible ways to add a device:
„
„
Create New Device
Copy Existing Device
In the following sections we’ll discuss what these options offer you.
Description for the Device Template
You will be able to choose from a list of preprogrammed templates
“with” or “without” Marantz RC codes.
The Device list box will appear. As you scroll down the list using the
Down arrow button, you will notice Device Type Dividers and
Devices you can add. Only select the Device to ADD. Although it is
possible to ADD the Device Type Divider as a Device, it is not
useful. Should you accidentally Add a divider to your device list,
delete it.
Device Type
Divider
This is not
Device
Template
a device template to
When you add this for
add; it is simply an
a Marantz component,
indication of the type
of device.
you should add “with
RC codes”. When you
plan to teach codes
from an existing
remote control, add
“without RC codes”.
With the
device list.
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Receivers are both A/V Amps and Tuners - Since you typically
use the two sections of your Marantz receiver at different times, we
have separated them into two devices. You will find the amp section
in Amp and the Tuner section in Tuner.
The Marantz SR9300
Receiver has actually
two templates: The
SR9300 AMP
template for all
Preamp/Surround
functions and the
SR9300 Tuner
template for all Radio
functions.
All of the devices display Marantz model names with the exception
of the first device type divider, called “Other.” Below the “Other”
device type divider are two device templates that are meant for
other purposes.
STATUS - This template is used to provide status screens you can
jump to during a macro. Five pages are created with the device
name “Status.” If you add additional Status devices, they will be
named Status1, Status2, Status3 and so on. Each page is named
according to its numbered position (1/5, etc.), so that if you are
editing/playing a macro, you will know which panel you have
jumped to.
Status panels help
your family hold the
remote steady during
long complex macros.
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HELP - This template is used to create a Help List that will help
users through a multiple step process that cannot be reliably
programmed as a macro. See page 22 for more information about
help lists.
Help List panels are a
good way to help
casual users through
a long operation with
lots of steps.
DSS - Since Marantz does not make a DSS receiver, we included a
template. Simply teach the RC9500 from your original remote.
Creating a New Device Step by Step
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “ADD” button to switch to
ADD mode.
The RC9500 displays the following
choices:
„
„
Create New DEVICE
Copy Existing DEVICE
3 Tap the “Create new device” button
on the screen.
4 Tap the device you want to add from the device list box and tap
“Select” button.
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5 You can add the device with or without RC codes.
Create with RC codes: Choose this option if you have the
exact Marantz component listed. The new device is added
with operational buttons.
Create without RC codes: If you choose this option, the
new device is added with grayed-out buttons. Program them
using LEARN and LABEL mode.
„
„
Note
When you add a device without RC codes, all buttons are visible
as grayed-out. (see page 29)
By experimentally adding devices and inspecting them in USE
mode, you can decide which is the best match to your
component and delete the ones not used.
Tap the button of your choice.
The new device will be automatically added in the Device
Overview when you return to USE mode.
5 Add all other devices you want and return to the Mode Menu
page by tapping
label in the LOWER TOOL BAR.
6 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled “Exit”.
Copy Existing Device
Tap the “Copy existing device” button in the ADD mode page to
copy a device that is already active.
Tip
It is often useful to have two almost identical devices for your
Television. The only difference between the two is one would
have the Vol+ and Vol- Direct Access buttons programmed
locally with the televisions internal volume + and - commands.
Label this device TV Only (for use late at night without Surround
Sound). The other TV device has no programming in its Direct
Access buttons; as a result, the surround receiver’s Vol+ and
Vol- (programmed globally on the Home panel) is issued when
the TV device is selected.
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4.
Deleting Buttons and Devices
You can delete the Buttons in device pages and the Device itself.
Note
Left, Right Function buttoms, Home button, Pages and Frames
(texts with non-button function) can not be deleted.
Deleting a Button
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “DELETE” button to switch to
the DELETE mode.
3 Tap the “Delete button” button.
4 Navigate to the page that contains
the button you want to delete.
5 Tap the button you want to delete.
6 Tap “Yes” to delete or “No” to cancel.
The label “Undo” appears above
the Right Function button when you have deleted the button.
Note
By pressing the “Undo” function button, the button you just
deleted is restored.
The result depends on the element you are deleting:
Soft buttons (Touch Screen button): The button
disappears from the display.
Hard buttons: Not applicable. You cannot delete.
„
„
7 Delete all the buttons you want and return to the Mode Menu
page by tapping
label in the LOWER TOOL BAR.
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8 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled “Exit”.
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Deleting a Device
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “DELETE” button to switch to DELETE mode.
3 Tap the “Delete device” button.
The Device Overview page appears.
4 Tap the device name you want to delete.
5 Tap “Yes” to delete or “No” to cancel.
The label “Undo” appears above the Right Function button
when you have deleted the device.
Note
By pressing the “Undo” function button, the device you just
deleted is restored.
6 Delete all the devices you want and return to the Mode Menu
page by tapping
label in the LOWER TOOL BAR.
7 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled “Exit”.
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5.
Moving Devices
You can change the order of device buttons in the Device Overview
pages.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “MOVE” button to switch to
the MOVE mode.
The RC9500 displays the Device
list box.
3 Tap the device name of your choice.
The check box next to the selected
device name is highlighted.
4 Tap the Move
and
buttons
below the Device list box to move
the device up or down.
5 Tap the “Done” button to save the changes.
You return to Mode Menu page.
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6.
Programming Macros
Macro Page Notation
Before you begin to program a Macro, study the notation used in
the MACRO mode. Each type of action has its own notation.
DVD/...
- When the device name
with “/...” is listed, the
macro step will be a
Device Action (the action
that occurs when the
Device is selected, which
is typically the
receiver/preamp’s source
selection or input
command).
DVD „
- A device name and the
Stop symbol means that
this particular button’s IR
command will be issued.
The symbol list can be
found on page 54.
Delay 0.5
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- A delay counts as one
of the 250 macro steps.
Delays can be adjusted
in 0.1 second intervals
to be any value between
0.1 second to 10.0
seconds.
42
A/V Amp ON - When
a device name and a
button name are listed,
that particular button’s
IR command will be
issued.
GO: DVD Main
- A Go command
indicates a panel jump.
In this case, “DVD”
means a jump to the
DVD device and Main is
the name for the
particular panel
(sometimes panels just
have numbers, not
names).
Adjusting Delays
- When a delay is
“Selected,” you can
adjust the delay with
the + and - buttons.
Beep - A beep counts
as one of the 250 macro
steps. Useful to notify
when the macro
execution is finished
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Recording a Macro to a Operation Button
Step By Step
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “MACRO” button to switch to MACRO mode.
The RC9500 displays first Macro mode page.
3 Tap the “Macro to BUTTON” button
to proceed to the next step.
4 Navigate to the device and the page
that contains the button for which
you want to create a macro.
5 Tap the button you want to create a
macro.
If the selected button cannot be used
for a macro, you hear a beep which
signifies a failure.
6 Tap the “Add” button to enter the sequence of commands in a
macro.
You can navigate to whatever control page you want, just as you
do in USE mode except using Tab buttons. When you have
selected the sequence, the RC9500 will go back to the Macro
edit page.
7 Tap the “Delay” button to enter the delay in a macro.
The delay is added in the macro list. You can adjust the delay
time by pressing “+” and “-” buttons beside the list box.
8 Tap the “Beep” to enter the beep in a macro.
The Beep is added in the macro list.
9 Tap the “Test” button to try if the macro performes properly.
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10 Tap the “Done” button to finish the macro if it executed properly.
By pressing the Right Function button labeled “Cancel”, you
can cancel creating a macro.
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There are two extra commands you can record as any step in a
macro;
Recording a Device Action (Source or Input Switching)
To record a Device Action containing a source switching command,
open the Device Overview page, hold down the Right Function
button (labeled “Action”) and tap the device you want to record the
device action. This action places the entire Device Action in the
Macro.
Note
If a Device action has been programmed as macro, you can
include all of the commands which were programmed in that
device action as a single step in another Macro, effectively
nesting one macro inside another.
Recording a Jump to a Device page
To jump to any device, open the Device Overview page or Page
Overview page, hold down the Left Function button (labeled
“Jump”) and tap the device/page you want to jump to. This action
places the jump to the selected device’s page in the Macro.
Recording a Macro to a Device Button (as the Device
Action) Step By Step
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “MACRO” button to switch to MACRO mode.
The RC9500 displays first Macro mode page.
2 Tap the “Macro to DEVICE” button to proceed to the next step.
The Device Overview page appears.
3 Tap the device you want to program a macro.
4 Complete steps 6 to 10 in “Recording a Macro to an Operation
Button” on page 43.
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Editing Macros
You can edit any macro you have recorded.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “MACRO” button to switch to MACRO mode.
The RC9500 displays first Macro mode page.
3 Tap the “Macro to button” button if you want to edit the macro
for the operation button, or “Macro to device” button for the
device to proceed to the next step.
4 Navigate to the device and the page that contains the button
you want to edit a macro.
5 Tap the button which holds the macro you want to edit.
The “Macro edit” page appears.
6 You can Move or Delete the listed commands, or you can Add
new commands.
„ Tap “Add”
„ Browse to the page, choose button
„ Use the arrow buttons
and
to move the command to
the right place
7 You can also add delays and beeps to the macro (for example,
to insert a short pause between turning on a device and sending
commands to it, allowing the device to warm up).
The length of a delay can be adjusted:
„ Tap a delay.
„ Tap
or
buttons beside the list box to decrease or
increase the length of the delay.
8 Press the “Test” button to check if edited macro performs
properly.
9 Tap “Done” to store and finish editing.
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7.
Creating and Editing Timers
With the Timer Mode, you can define actions to be carried out at
predefined times.
For instance, you can switch on the lights or program your VCR to
record your favourite daily TV-show.
Note
When a timer is executed, you will hear a beep and a Timer
message appears on screen. If RC9500 is performing another task
(sending out IR codes, testing a macro, ...) when a timer is due to
be executed, RC9500 first continues performing the current task.
Adding a Timer
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in
the LOWER TOOL BAR more than
3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “TIMER” button to switch to
the TIMER mode.
3 Tap "Go" button to proceed to the
next step. The Timer List page appears.
4 Tap "Add" button to add a new timer to the list.
A new timer is added to the Timers list.
By default, a new timer is labelled Timer and a number.
It has no start and stop actions defined.
5 To label the timer, tap "Label" button, as described in 'Labeling
a Timer' on page 48.
6 To define the Start action and Stop action for the timer, tap
"Edit" button, as described in 'Editing a Timer' on page 49.
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7 Tap "OK" button In the Timer list page or
label in the
LOWER TOOL BAR.
The Timer List page closes and the Mode menu page appears
again. The new timer is added.
-orPress the Left Function button labeled "Back" to return the
Mode Menu page without adding the timer.
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8 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled "Exit".
Activating Timers
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in
the LOWER TOOL BAR more than
3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “TIMER” button to switch to
the TIMER mode.
3 Tap "Go" button to proceed to the
next step.
The Timer List page appears.
4 Tap the check box
in front of the timer that you want to
activate.
The color of the check box is changed and the timer is
activated.
5 Tap "OK" button In the Timer list page or
label in the
LOWER TOOL BAR.
The Timer List page closes and the Mode Menu page appears
again. The Timer icon appears next to the time indication.
-orPress the Left Function button labeled "Back" to return the
Mode Menu page without activating the timer.
6 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled "Exit".
Note
In the Timers list, activated timers are displayed first, followed by
the not activated timers. Both activated and not-activated timers are
listed chronologically.
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Deleting a Timer
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “TIMER” button to switch to the TIMER mode.
3 Tap "Go" button to proceed to the next step.
The Timer List page appears.
4 Tap the label of the timer you want to delete.
The color of the selected timer is changed.
5 Tap "Delete" button in the Timer List page.
The delete confirmation page appears.
6 If you really want to delete, tap "Yes" button in the Message
page.
The timer is deleted from the list.
7 Tap "OK" button In the Timer list page or
label in the
LOWER TOOL BAR.
The Timer List page closes and the Mode menu page appears
again. The timer is deleted.
-orPress the Left Function button labeled "Back" to return the
Mode Menu page without deleting the timer.
8 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled "Exit".
Labeling a Timer
The default name for a timer is 'Timer' followed by a number, for
example Timer 5.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “TIMER” button to switch to the TIMER mode.
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3 Tap "Go" button to proceed to the next step.
The Timer List page appears.
4 Tap the label of the timer you want to label.
The color of selected timer is changed.
5 Tap "Label" button in the Timer List page.
The Labelling page appears.
6 Label the timer as described in “Labeling buttons, Pages and
Devices” on page 32.
7 When you finish labeling, tap "Enter" button in the Labeling
page.
The Timer List page appears again and the timer is relabeled.
8 Tap "OK" button In the Timer list page or
LOWER TOOL BAR.
The Mode Menu page appears again.
label in the
Editing a Timer
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “TIMER” button to switch to the TIMER mode.
3 Tap "Go" button to proceed to the next step.
The Timer List page appears.
4 Tap the label of the timer you want
to edit.
The color of selected timer is changed.
5 Tap "Edit" button in the Timer List page.
The Editing Timer page appears.
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6 To edit the timer, execute the following steps:
1. Set the Start Date.
See 'Setting the Start Date' on page 51 for more information.
2. Set the Start Time.
See 'Setting the Start Time or Stop Time' on page 51 for
more information.
3. Define the Start Action.
See 'Defining the Start Action or Stop Action' on page
52 for more details.
4. Set the Stop Time.
See 'Setting the Start Time or Stop Time' on page 51 for
more information.
5. Define the Stop Action.
See 'Defining the Start Action or Stop Action' on page 52 for
more details.
6. Define the Repeat Settings.
See 'Defining the Repeat Settings' on page 52 for more
information.
7 Tap "OK" button in the Editing Timer page.
The timer settings are defined. The Timer List page appears
again.
8 Tap "OK" button In the Timer list page or
LOWER TOOL BAR.
The Mode Menu page appears again.
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Setting the Start Date
When you add a new timer, the Start Date is the current date by
default. The Stop Date is calculated automatically based on the
Start Date, the Start Time and the Stop Time.
To change the Start Date:
1 Tap the Day button in the Editing
Timer page.
The color of Day button is changed.
2 Tap the
and
adjust the day.
buttons to
3 Tap Day button again.
The Day is set.
4 Repeat step 1 to 3 for Month and Year
buttons. The Start Date is set.
Setting the Start Time or Stop Time
1 Tap the "Start Time" button or "Stop Time" button in the Editing
Timer page.
The color of the Start Time button or Stop Time button is
changed.
2 Tap the
and
buttons to adjust the time.
3 Tap the Time button again.
The new Start Time or Stop Time is set.
Notes
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· If the Stop Time lies before the Start Time, the Stop Date
automatically jumps to the next day.using the editor software.
· The Stop Time cannot be edited if no start actions are defined.
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Defining the Start Action or Stop Action
RC9500 uses a similar procedure to define the Action List for the
Start Action or the Stop Action of the selected timer as in the Macro
Tool. See 'Programming Macros' on page 42 for more information.
Example
Some examples of timer actions are: switching on and off
your lights at a specific time
1 Tap the "Start Action" button or "Stop Action" button in the
Editing Timer page.
The Macro edit page appears.
2 Tap "Add" button in the Macro
Edit page.
The last visited page appears again.
3 Navigate to the Device and the Page
that contains the button you want to
add to the macro.
4 Tap the button you want to add to
the action list of the timer.
The Macro Edit page appears.
The action of the selected button is added at the bottom of the
Action List.
5 Tap "OK" button in the Macro Edit page.
The Start Action or Stop Action is defined.
The Editing Timer page appears again.
Notes
The Stop Action cannot be edited if no start actions are defined.
Defining the Repeat Setting
If you want the timer to repeat itself on more than one occasion,
you can use the repeat settings.
1 Tap "Repeat Settings" button in the Editing Timer page.
The Repeat Settings page appears.
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2 Tap the repeat toggle button.
By default 'No' is selected.
The Repeat button toggles between the three settings:
„ No: This is the default setting
„ Daily
„ Weekly
1. To change the setting to “Daily”,
tap the button again.
Every day of the week is
automatically selected.
2. If you want to set an end date for
the repeating timer, select the
End Date check box.
The End Date is enabled.
3. Define the End Date, as described in 'Setting the Start Date'
on page 51.
The End Date is defined.
-or1. To change the setting to “Weekly”, tap the button again.
The current day is selected.
2. Select or deselect the different days of the week on which
the timer has to be executed.
3. If you want to set an end date for the repeating timer, select
the End Date check box.
The End Date is enabled.
4. Define the End Date, as described in 'Setting the Start Date'
on page 51.
The End Date is defined.
-or1. To change the setting to “No”, tap the button again.
The timer will not be repeated.
3 Tap "OK" button in the Repeat Settings page.
The Editing Timer page appears again. Feedback about the
repeat settings is provided below the "Repeat Settings" button.
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8.
Using the RC9500 with Radio Frequency
Warning To use the Remote Control with Radio Frequency (RF) you need
a Marantz RX-77 RF Extender.
This is an optional accessory for the RC9500.
By default, the RC9500 uses
infrared (IR) signals to operate devices.
This means that you have to point the
RC9500’s IR sending eye towards
the devices you’re operating. IR signals
have an operating distance of approximately
10 meters (33 feet).
IR signal
You can choose to operate devices using Radio Frequency (RF)
signals instead of IR signals. RF signals can, unlike IR signals, go
through obstacles like furniture or walls.
The RF signals sent out by the
RC9500 are picked up by the RX-77
RF Extender. The RX-77 translates
the RF signals in IR signals and
RF signal
sends the IR signals to the
appropriate devices. Therefore, the
IR signal
RX-77 has to be placed near the
devices you’re operating with the
RX-77
RX-77’s sending eye pointed to the device.
Your devices will always receive IR signals either directly from the
RC9500 or from the RX-77.
Changing the IR / RF Settings
All devices are set up by default to work with IR signals. To be able
to operate one or more devices with RF signals, you have to
change the RC9500’s IR/RF settings for those devices.
1 Tap and hold the MODE
icon in the LOWER TOOL BAR
more than 3 seconds. Mode Menu page appears.
2 Tap the “IR / RF” button to switch to IR/RF Setting mode.
The RC9500 displays the device list box.
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3 Select the device for which you want to
change the IR / RF settings.
The IR / RF setting page appears.
The reversed color button labeled “IR”
indicates that the selected device is
currently operated with IR signals.
4 Tap “RF” button. The IR/RF settings for
the selected device are
changed from IR to RF.
When you have several RX-77s to operate
devices, you have to assign the correct Extender ID to the selected
device. Continue with Step 5.
-orWhen you have only one RX-77, you can accept the default
settings for the Extender ID and the Channel. Skip to step 6.
Note
The ID on the RF Extender has to match the Extender ID on the
Remote Control.
5 Press
and
buttons beside the
Extender ID label to change the
Extender ID number.
The RC9500 offers 16 Extender IDs.
6 Tap “Done” to save the IR/RF settings
for the selected device or Press the
Right Function button labeled “Cancel”
to return without changing the IR/RF
settings for the selected device.
7 Repeat instructions 1 to 3 for all devices
for which you want to change the IR/RF settings.
8 Tap
label to return to the Mode Menu page.
The RC9500 is configured to operate the devices you have set
with RF signals.
9 Return to USE mode by pressing the Left Function button
labeled “Exit” and try out the devices for which you just changed
the IR/RF settings.
Note
It is possible that a device does not respond properly when
operated with RF signals. In that case, you have to reconfigure the
Remote Control to operate the device with IR signals again.
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Choosing Another Channel
When you notice RF interference or unreliable operation you should
try choosing another channel to operate your devices.
Note
All devices you want to operate with RF signals use the same
channel. If you choose another channel for one device, the Remote
Control will automatically change the channel for all devices that
work with RF signals.
1 Switch back to IR / RF mode. The Device list box appears.
2 Select a device that is set with RF signals.
The IR / RF setting page appears.
3 Tap the “+” and “-” buttons beside the Channel label to change
the Channel number.
The RC9500 offers 4 RF Channels.
Note
The Channel (CH) on the RF Extender has to match the Channel
on the Remote Control.
4 Tap the “Done” button to finish.
9.
Software
If you want to personalize your RC9500 even more, beyond its
standard programming features, Wizz.it 9 is the tool for you to use.
Wizz.it 9 is the RC9500’s companion software that you can
download from the following internet address;
http://www.marantz.com
With Wizz.it 9, you can;
Add, delete, move and modify control pages, devices and
commands anywhere on the touch screen.
Save, duplicate and share configuration files, codes or devices
with other RC9500 remotes.
Preview new configuration files on Wizz.it 9 Simulator. This
way you can check how the RC9500’s interface will look like.
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Upload and download new configurations to and from your
RC9500. You do this with the supplied USB cable connected to
the USB port on the left side of the RC9500.
Connect the USB cable to the
USB port above the Page + button
Convert the RC9200/5200/5000’s
CCF files and RC5400 PCF file for
your RC9500.
Import new graphics to create new
buttons and designs.
Personalize configuration files to optimize the use of your
RC9500.
Programming macros easily.
Customize the system area and make the whole Touch Screen
to your operation area.
Share your work with other enthusiasts on the internet.
Create animated slide shows using your own photos or art.
Internet Fun
A community of enthusiasts helping each other to learn how to use
PC’s to configure their remote controls exists at;
www.remotecentral.com
PC Requirements
„
„
„
User Guide
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Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
64 MB of RAM
75 MB of free hard disk space
Free USB port
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Maintaining Your RC9500
Important Notice
Take care not to scratch the Touch Screen
Use your finger to tap the Touch Screen or use plastic-tipped
pens intended for use with other touch screen products.
Never use an actual pen, pencil or other sharp object on the
Touch Screen.
Protect the RC9500 from extreme temperatures
Keep the RC9500 away from heaters and other heat sources.
Operating temparature for the RC9500 is in between 41°F to
113°F (5°C to 45°C). (page 66)
RC9500 is NOT waterproof
RC9500 should not be exposed to rain or moisture. Do not store
or use the RC9500 in any location that is extremely damp or
wet. When you have spilled water on the RC9500, you have to
take out the batteries and let the RC9500 dry for 48 hours
before you place the batteries back. When you have spilled
other liquids like coffee on the RC9500, you can clean it with
distilled water.
IMPORTANT: Make sure no water gets into the housing.
The Touch Screen of the RC9500 contains a glass element
Do not drop the RC9500 or subject it to any strong impact.
Cleaning the RC9500
Use a clean, soft and damp cloth to clean the RC9500.
If the Touch Screen is soiled, clean it with soft cloth moistened with
diluted window-cleaning solution. Do not use a corrosive detergent
or an abrasive sponge. Avoid the use of abundant water.
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Troubleshooting
General Problems
The display is blank
„ Tap the screen to make sure the RC9500 is turned on.
„ Adjust the screen brightness using the buttons on the left side.
(page 17)
„ Make sure the battery pack is properly installed. (page 4)
„ Recharge the battery pack using the docking station. (page 5)
The display is too light or too dark
Adjust the screen brightness using the buttons on the left side.
(page 17)
„
The RC9500 shuts itself off
This is a feature of the RC9500 to save power. You can change
the length the RC9500 stays on in the Setup. (page 13)
„
Devices do not respond to commands from the RC9500
Make sure the RC9500 is in USE mode. (page 7)
„ Make sure the RC9500’s IR sending eye is pointed towards the
device you’re operating.
„ Check if the Low Battery icon appears. If so, recharge the
battery pack using the docking station. (page 5)
„ Check if the button you are trying to use is programmed
properly. (page 18)
„ Check if your device understands these particular Marantz
infrared codes. Re-add the device with the correct model
number. (page 35)
„
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Troubleshooting
Programming Problems
Hard buttons are not sending the correct commands
Check whether the button is programmed per device or globally.
(page 30) The MACRO mode is useful to confirm the
programmed commands for buttons. (page 45)
„
Macros or Tab Style Jump buttons do not work
Make sure the RC9500’s IR sending eye is pointed towards the
device the entire time the macro is being executed.
„ Insert delays to allow devices to start up properly. (page 45)
„ Check that you have included grayed-out buttons in your macro.
„ Check that you haven’t reprogrammed the buttons. Macros do
not store commands, they store button locations. If you reteach
a button, the macro will execute the newly learned code, not the
code that you taught to the original button.
„
The RC9500 won’t learn, edit, label or delete commands
Make sure your devices are positioned as shown on page 28.
Avoid programming the RC9500 under bright fluorescent light, it
might affect the infrared signals.
„ If the buttons in the Mode menu page do not respond, the
configuration file might been protected to prevent unwanted
changes. You cannot modify or delete commands for on the
RC9500. the protection for the configuration file has to be
released by using Wizz.it 9 software.
„ Make sure the button you want to edit has a border. Frames
cannot be programmed with commands.
„
The RC9500 won’t switch the modes
When the batteries are low, the RC9500 prevents you from
switching to customizing modes so that no customization can
get lost. Recharge the battery pack. (page 5)
„
The RC9500 is low on memory
The RC9500 displays a message to clean up the memory.
Please delete unnecesary devices, macros and learned
commands as many as possible manually.
„
Tip
When you download and upload your configuration file, the size
of the file is reduced. If you download this configuration again,
you will have more free memory available.
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Troubleshooting
The TV goes blank or the input source changes
„ The buttons in the Device Overview page might be programmed
to switch the input source. Select the device without issuing IR
codes using the “No IR” function. (page 8)
The configuration file is corrupted
When this very unlikely event occurs, you can use Wizz.it 9 to
download a new configuration file. Taken into account that all
your customized commands, devices, and macros will be lost
and you will have to reprogram your RC9500. The “Revert”
function on the third Setup page is also available to get back the
last downloaded configuration file.
„
Error messages
If one of the following error messages occurs, please try to
update the firmware. The firmware updater can be found at
www.marantz.com.
z Can’t open configuration file
z Configuration file error
z No configuration file found
z Invalid configuration file version
„
Tip
The bulletin boards and friendly users at www.remotecentral.com
can often give you help with problems.
Recharging Problems
The batteries won’t recharge
„ Make sure you are using the rechargeable battery pack, the
docking station (DS9500) and the power adaptor supplied with
your RC9500.
„ Make sure the battery pack is installed properly in your RC9500.
(see page 4)
The indicator LEDs on the docking station flashe
Check if the contacts on the docking station are clean and free
of obstructions.
„ Make sure the RC9500 lies properly on the docking station.
„ Make sure the battery pack is properly installed. (see page 4)
„
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I program a device button to execute more than one
command?
Yes, you can. You can program a macro to the device button in the
MACRO mode. (see page 42)
How do I program source switching?
See “Programming The Device Buttons ...” on page 30.
How can I edit macros that are programmed in the button of
the Device Overview?
You can do this using “Macro to device” function via the MACRO
mode. (page 45)
How can I label buttons on Device Overview pages?
You can do this using “Label device” function via the LABEL mode.
All changes you make to these items are automatically updated in
the Device Overview page. (page 34)
How can I delete buttons on Device Overview pages?
You can do this using “Delete device” function via the DELETE
mode. All changes you make to these items are automatically
updated in the Device Overview pages. (page 40)
How do I reset the RC9500?
Normally, you never have to reset the RC9500. However, if the
RC9500’s display freezes or if you notice unusual behavior, you
might need to reset the RC9500. You will not lose any saved
programmed commands or macros.
Carefully press the reset button near the battery connector inside
the battery compartment of the RC9500 with a paperclip or sharp
pencil. The RC9500 restarts and beeps to indicate it is ready for
use.
User Guide
Can I revert to the original configuration?
Yes. By using Wizz.it 9 with Windows PC, you can get the factory
default configuration. Using Wizz.it 9, once the program is installed,
open a configuration file named “RC9500_default” in C:\Program
Files\Marantz\Wizzit_9\Samples. Downloading this configuration will
restore your RC9500 to its factory state except the setup items.
By using the “Revert” function in the Setup, you can get the last
downloaded configulation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I calibrate the Touch Screen?
The RC9500 is calibrated when it leaves the factory, so normally
you do not have to calibrate it yourself. It is possible that the
RC9500 displays a message to calibrate the Touch Screen. If this
message appears do the following.
1 Tap the INFO
button in the Upper Tool Bar.
The information page will appear.
2 Tap the “SETUP” button in the Information page.
The first Setup page appears.
Navigate to third Setup page by using the Page + and Page buttons.
3 Tap the “Calibration” button.
4 You will see the instruction “Tap TOP LEFT corner”.
Tap as close as possible the marker in the top-left corner using
a blunt tip of a pencil.
5 You will see the instruction “Tap BOTTOM RIGHT corner”.
Tap as close as possible the marker in the bottem-right corner
using a blunt tip of a pencil.
6 You will see the instruction “Tap TOP RIGHT corner”.
Tap as close as possible the marker in the top-right corner using
a blunt tip of a pencil.
7 You will see the instruction “Tap BOTTOM LEFT corner”.
Tap as close as possible the marker in the bottom-left corner
using a blunt tip of a pencil.
8 You will see the message “Calibration succeeded”.
9 Return to USE mode by tapping the INFO
button again or
press the Left Function button labeled “Exit“.
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Overview of Symbols
Pause
Stop
Play, Normal Run, Normal Speed
Reverse Play, Normal Run, Normal Speed
Fast Forward, Scan Forwards, Fast Run, Fast Speed
Rewind, Scan Backwards, Fast Run, Fast Speed
Slow Motion Forwards, Slow Run, Slow Speed
Slow Motion Backwards, Slow Run, Slow Speed
Eject, Open/Close
Record, General
Key, Lock
Navigate in the direction of the arrow
Still Mode, Freeze Frame
Autoreverse, Tape Running Direction
Next Track, Next Chapter, Next Song
Previous Track, Previous Chapter, Previous Song
Fast Forward to Index
Rewind to Index
Frame by Frame, General
Frame by Frame, General
Subtitle
Cancel Picture
Picture-In-Picture Mode
Menu
Picture-In-Picture Shift
Picture-In-Picture Swap
Multi-Picture Display
Picture-In-Picture Select
Teletext Mode
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Overview of Symbols
Page Number Up
Page Number Down
Page Enlargement
TV and Text Mixed
1st or 2nd Language
Last View, Previous Program
Power, Stand-By
Zone Focus: Long Distance
Zone Focus: Very Short Distance
Single or Multi-Digit Selection
Brightness, Brilliance
Contrast
Brightness / Contrast
Color Saturation
Lamp, Lighting, Illumination
Split Screen Freeze / Double Screen Freeze
Split Screen Swap / Double Screen Swap
Split Screen / Double Screen
Movie Expand
Personal Preference
Picture-In-Picture Freeze
Main Index Page
Picture Freeze
Programmable Timer, General
Tracking
Application Assistance
Actual Time On Screen
EPG / Electronic Program Guide
Video Output
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Specifications
Display
64k color 3.8” TFT touch screen LCD
320x240 pixels (QVGA) resolution
White LED backlighting for LCD and Blue LED for hard buttons
Interface
USB 1.1-port for PC connection
Infrared
(IR)
Sending LED (x4) and learning LED (x1)
Operating distance of approximately 10m (33 ft)
Learns from the vast majority of remotes with a carrier frequency of
up to 78 KHz and 455 KHz
(Most of the Bang & Olufsen commands can be learned.)
Radio
frequency
(RF)
Operating distance of approximately 20m (66ft) in open-air condition
Carrier frequency: 418 MHz (for US), 434MHz (for Europe)
*The distance may vary depending on the surrounding conditions.
Memory
16MB non-volatile flash memory (software upgradeable to 48MB)
Batteries
NiMH rechargeable battery pack
Software
Dynamic, animated interface
Editable macros (up to 250 commands per macro)
Built-in Marantz components codes
Total number of devices and macros limited only by the memory
Power
Power On: By tapping the Touch Screen, by pressing buttons,
management
by picking up the RC9500
Power Off: Auto shut off by adjustable timer
Dimensions
6inch x 3.5inch x 1.2inch (153mm x 90mm x 33.5mm)
Operating
41°F to 113°F
temperature (5°C to 45°C)
Accessories USB cable for PC connection
NiMH 4.8V Rechargeable battery pack
DS9500 Recharging docking station
AC to DC power adapter for docking station
Option
RX-77 RF Extender
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Index
A
Backlight
2, 6
CHANNEL
2, 11
Cursor Navigation
3
Device Overview
3
Device Scroll
3
ENTER
2, 11
EXIT
2, 11
Function
2
Hard Buttons
11
HOME
2, 11
INFO
3
MENU
2, 11
MODE icon
3, 7
MUTE
2, 11
Page +
2, 9
Page 2, 9
Page Overview
3
Soft buttons
11
VOLUME
2, 11
Activating
6
Adding
Device 35
Macro 43
Timer 47
ADD mode
35
Copy Existing Device
37
Create New Device
37
Device Template
35
Device Type Divide
35
Help
37
Status
36
With RC Codes
38
Without RC Codes
38
Adjusting
Brightness 17
Delay
24, 40
Animation
13
Auto Button Light
6, 13
C
B
Backlight Button
2, 6
Button Timeout
13
Battery
3
Battery Compartment
4
Battery Cover
4
Battery Pack
3
Charging
5
Docking Station
3, 5
Low Battery Icon
5
Beep
Button
13
Macro
24, 40
Screen
13
Brightness 17
User Guide
Button 2
4-Way Cursor
67
2, 11
Calibrate
63
Calibration
13
CHANNEL Buttons
2, 11
Charging
5
Choosing Channel
56
Cleaning
58
Cloning
18
Command
26, 42
Configuration File
56
Copy Existing Device
37
Create New Device
37
Cursor Navigation
9, 10, 13
Cursor Navigation Button 3, 9
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Index
D
Day
13, 15
Delay
24, 42
Deleting
Button 39
Device 40
Macro 45
Timer 48
DELETE Mode
39
Button
39
Device
40
Undo
39
Device Action
8, 30, 44
Device Menu
13
Device Overview Button
3
Device Overview Page
8
Device Scroll
9
Device Scroll Buttons
3
Device Template
35
Device Type Divider
35
Discrete Command
20
Docking Station
3, 5
Download
57
DSS
37
E
Edit Software
56
Editing
Macro 45
Timer 49
ENTER Button
2, 11
Error Message
61
EXIT Button
2, 11
Extender ID
55
Error Message 61
F
User Guide
FAQ
Calibrate
63
Original Configuration
Reset
62
68
62
Font Size
32
Frame
32
Free Memory
12
Function Buttons
2
G
General Problem
Globally
31
GO
42
59
H
Hard Button
11
Help
37
Help List
20, 22
HOME Button
2, 6, 11
Home Page
7
I
Import Graphics
57
Important Notice
58
INFO Button
3
Information
12
Battery Life
12
Free Memory
12
Software Version
12
Infrared
2
Infrared Eyes
2
IR
2
Internet Address
56
Internet Fun
57
IR
2
IR / RF Mode
54
Choosing Channel
56
Extender ID
55
Optional Accessory
54
Radio Frequency
54
RF
54
RF Extender
54
RX-77
54
IR Command
11, 28
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Index
J
Jump
44
L
LABEL Mode
32
Button
32
Device
34
Font Size
33
Page
34
Symbols
33
LEARN Mode
29
Button
29
Device
30
Globally
31
Locally
31
Learning
28
Tap Technique
28
Locally
31
Lower Tool Bar 3
Low Battery Icon
5
M
User Guide
Macro-Friendly
20
MACRO Mode
43
Add
43
Adjusting Delay
24, 43
Anchor Command
21
Beep
24, 42
Button
43
Command
26, 43
Delay
24, 42
Delete
45
Device
44
Device Action
26, 44
Discrete Command
20
Editing
45
GO
42
Jump
12, 44
Macro-Friendly
20
Move
45
Multiple Step
20
69
Page Notation
42
RC Command
24
Status Device
23
Test
26, 43
Toggle Command
21
Maintaining
58
Cleaning
58
Important Notice
58
Memory
12, 66
MENU Button
2, 11
Modes 7
MODE Icon
3, 7
Mode Menu
16
ADD
16, 35
DELETE
16, 39
IR / RF
16, 54
LABEL
16, 32
LEARN
16, 28
MACRO
16, 42
MOVE
16, 41
Setup
12
Switch Modes 16
TIMER
16, 46
USE
7
Month
13, 15
MOVE Mode
41
Device
41
Multiple Step Operation
20
MUTE Button
2, 11
N
Navigating
7
Cursor Navigation
9
Device Overview page
8
Device Scroll
9
Home Page
7
Devices
7
Pages
9
Page Overview Page
9
Tab Button
10
No IR
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Index
O
S
Operating
11
Device
11
Hard Button
11
IR Command
11
RF Command
11
Soft Button
11
Optional Accessory
54
Original Configuration
62
Screen Timeout
13
Setting IR / RF
54
Service & Support
72
Updates
72
Setup
12
Animation
13
Auto Button Light
6, 13
Button Timeout
13
Button (Beep)
13
Calibration
13
Cursor Navigation
13
Day
13
Device Menu
13
Mode Menu
13
Month
13
Page Menu
13
Pickup Sensor
13
Revert
13
Scree Timeout 13
Screen (Beep)
13
Setup Button
12
Time
13
Time Mode
13
Year
13
Setup Page
12
Simulator
56
Soft Button
11
Software
56
Software Version
12
Specification
66
Memory
66
Option
66
Start Action 50, 52
Start Date/Time 50, 51
Stop Action 50, 51
Stop Date/Time 50, 51, 53
Switch Modes 16
Symbols
33, 64
System Requirement
57
P
Page +, - Button
2, 9
Page Jump
23, 26
Page Menu
13
Page Notation
42
Page Overview Button
3
Page Overview Page
9
Pickup Sensor
6, 13
Programming
22
Command
26
Device Action
26
Help List
22
Macro
26
Page Jump
26
Programming Problem
60
R
Radio Frequency
11, 54
RC Command
29
Receivers
36
Recharging Problem
61
Remote Central
57
Repeat Setting 50, 53
Reset
62
Revert
13, 61
RF
11, 54
RF Command 11
RF Extender
54, 66
RX-77
54, 66
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Index
T
User Control Area
Tab Button
10
Tap Technique
28
Teach
19
Test
26, 43
Time
13
Time Mode
13
TIMER Mode 46
Add 47
Delete 48
Edit 49
Start Action 50, 52
Start date 50, 51
Start Time 50,51
Stop Action 50, 51
Stop Date 50, 51, 53
Stop Time 50, 51
Repeat Setting 50, 53
Toggle Command
21
Touch Screen
2, 3
Brightness
17
Lower Tool Bar
3
Upper Tool Bar
3
User Control Area
3
Troubleshooting
59
Error Message
61
General Problem
59
Programming Problem
60
Recharging Problem
61
Revert
61
Tuner
36
Turning On
6
U
User Guide
Undo
39
Updates
72
Upload
57
Upper Tool Bar
3
USB Cable
57, 66
USB Port
2, 57
USE mode
7
71
3
V
VOLUME Buttons
2, 11
W
With RC Codes
18, 38
Without RC Codes
18, 38
Wizz.it 9 56
.ccf
57
Configuration file
56
Download
57
Import Graphics
57
Internet Address
56
Internet Fun 57
Remote Central
57
Simulator
56
Software
56
System Requirement
57
Upload
57
USB cable
57
Y
Year
13
Other
.ccf
57
4-Way Cursor
2, 9, 10
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Service and Support
Service and Support
For service and support, please contact your Marantz authorized
dealer or Marantz customer service.
On the Marantz internet site you can find more contact details.
When you contact Marantz customer service, you will be asked for
the technical information listed on the Information page.
To view this information, follow these steps.
1 Tap the INFO icon to display the Information page.
2 When you wish to return to USE mode, tap the INFO icon again
or press the Left Function button labeled “Exit”.
Updates and New Products
For news about updates and new products, please visit us on the
World Wide Web at;
http://www.marantz.com
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www.marantz.com
You can find your nearest Marantz authorized dealer or distributor on our website.
JAPAN
U.S.A
EUROPE
Marantz Japan, Inc.
Marantz America, Inc.
Marantz Europe B.V.
7-35-1 Sagami Ohno, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 228-8505, Japan
1100 Maplewood Drive, Itasca, IL 60143, U.S.A
P.O. Box 8744, 5605 LS Eindhoven, The Netherlands
is a registered trademark.
Printed in Belgium
2004/04 MAI RC95851010