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