Sony RM-AX4000 Owner's manual

Sony RM-AX4000 Owner's manual
Features
AX Remote Editor is a software application that lets you edit the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) settings on your PC. By following the
wizard, you can easily program the Remote Commander, including XPRESS function and AV component control setup.
Furthermore, AX Remote Editor gives you and easier way to set up and edit a macro (Action list) for a key/button. There is also a wide range
of customizable options which can only be set up with the software, such as changing the Timer and Air-Slide functions.
The wizard makes complicated settings simple
The first time you start up AX Remote Editor, the wizard helps you set up the Remote Commander. By following the wizard, you can program
complicated settings easily, such as setting the XPRESS function or setting up AV component commands.
Furthermore, the wizard allows you to easily change components and add new components and XPRESS functions even after the initial
setup.
Two modes for editing (Standard mode/Advanced mode)
AX Remote Editor has "Standard mode" and "Advanced mode."
Standard mode is for programming the basic settings of the Remote Commander, such as setting up AV component commands.
Advanced mode is for programming higher level functions on the Remote Commander, such as customizing the function of a key/button.
You can switch between modes whenever you want.
Intuitive programming of the Remote Commander
AX Remote Editor provides an easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface) which looks like the front of the Remote Commander. This makes
programming easier, such as renaming or programming keys and buttons or editing a macro (Action list).
Editing macros (Action lists) is easier
With AX Remote Editor, it is easier to check/edit a macro (Action list), since the macro is displayed as a list.
Changing Timer and Air-Slide functions
You can change a Timer function or Air-Slide operation.
In Standard mode you can set up the Timer or Air-Slide to operate XPRESS function. In Advanced mode you can set up the Timer or Air-Slide
to operate a macro (Action list).
Testing the Remote Commander on your PC (Emulator)
AX Remote Editor includes an Emulator which helps you confirm that settings will work properly.
By connecting your PC to the Remote Commander with the USB mini cable, you can test the settings of an AV component by pressing the
keys/buttons on the Emulator.
Exchanging data between the Remote Commander and your PC with the USB mini cable
AX Remote Editor allows you to exchange data between the Remote Commander and your PC with the USB mini cable. This means it is
possible to download the AX Remote Editor settings to the Remote Commander, or to upload the Remote Commander settings to AX
Remote Editor and make a backup copy.
Saving multiple settings for the Remote Commander to your PC (Project)
You can save settings made on AX Remote Editor as a "project" on the hard disk drive of a PC.
You can create as many projects as necessary. For example, you can save several Remote Commander settings as different names. Or,
you can make a backup copy of the Remote Commander settings as a precaution against accidental data loss.
Updating the Remote Commander's firmware
The AX Remote Editor website (http://www.sony.com/remotesupport/) provides the latest version of AX Remote Editor. By downloading the
file from the website and installing it on your PC, you can update the Remote Commander's firmware to be compatible with the latest version
of AX Remote Editor, including updated codes.
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About this Help
This section explains how to use AX Remote Editor.
With Help, you can find information on a specific topic by clicking on the "Contents" tab, for the table of contents; or the "Index" tab, for an indexed list of
keyw ords; or the "Search" tab, for typing in keyw ord(s) to perform a search.
To search by contents (Contents)
When you select the "Contents" tab on the left side, the table of contents (Contents) w ill appear. The topic titles are listed on the left side (e.g., "Starting up AX
Remote Editor" and "Adding a component," etc.). When you click on a topic, an explanation of that topic appears to the right.
To search indexed information (Index)
When you click the "Index" tab, a list of keyw ords appears on the left side. You can type in the first few letters of a keyw ord in the "Type in the keyw ord to
find" field (or select a keyw ord from the list) then click "Display," and the explanation relating to the keyw ord is show n to the right.
To search using key words (Search)
When you click the "Search" tab, "Search" w ill be displayed on the left side. If you enter a w ord or phrase into the "Type in the keyw ord to find" field and click
"List Topics," a list of items containing the w ord(s) w ill appear on the left side. If you click an item on this list, the explanation w ill be show n to the right.
The entered w ord(s) is highlighted in the explanation.
To toggle between related information and the currently viewed explanation
When you click on underlined text or
, you can see detailed information of the topic on the right side. To return to the previous screen, click
the top of the w indow . The previous screen reappears.
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Starting up AX Remote Editor
Click the Window s "Start" button and point to "All Program s " - "Sony Re m ote AX," - "AX Rem ote Editor" and click .
AX Remote Editor starts up, and the last project appears.
The first time AX Remote Editor starts up, the "New Project" w izard appears. Follow ing the on-screen instructions, create a project.
1.
Hints

If you are using an operating system other than Window s XP, click the "Start" button of Window s and point to "Programs" - "Sony Remote AX" - "AX Remote
Editor" and click to start up AX Remote Editor.

If
(the shortcut icon of AX Remote Editor) is displayed on the desktop of Window s, double-click the icon to open it. (Depending on the setting,
Window s XP may delete icons from the desktop if they have not been used for a certain period of time. If
"Start" button.)
is not displayed on the desktop, use the
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Exiting AX Remote Editor
1.
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

Do one of the follow ing:
Click [Exit] in the low e r right of AX Re m ote Editor.
Click
in the uppe r right corner of AX Rem ote Editor.
Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Exit."
AX Remote Editor closes.
Hint
If you try to exit AX Remote Editor w ithout saving the project you are editing, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm saving. To save the project you are
editing, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
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About Standard mode/Advanced mode
Tw o edit modes (Standard mode/Advanced mode)
Editing flow in Standard mode
Editing flow in Advanced mode
Editable contents in Standard mode/Advanced mode
Two edit modes (Standard mode/Advanced mode)
AX Remote Editor has "Standard mode" and "Advanced mode."
Standard mode is for programming the basic settings of the Remote Commander, such as setting the preset code of a component.
Advanced mode is for programming higher level functions on the Remote Commander, such as customizing the function of a key/button.
You can sw itch betw een modes by clicking the tab in the low er left of the screen on AX Remote Editor.
Editing flow in Standard mode
Perform the follow ing steps to edit in Standard mode.
1. Cre ate a proje ct.
To edit on AX Remote Editor, first you need to create a project.
In Standard mode, create a project follow ing the "New Project" w izard.
The w izard allow s you to make all the necessary settings, such as setting a project name, components, XPRESS keys, and dow nloading the settings to
the Remote Commander, so once you have finished w ith the "New Project" w izard, you can operate an AV component w ith the Remote Commander
(RM-AX4000) right aw ay.
Hint
The first time you start up AX Remote Editor, the "New Project" w izard appears.
Edit the Re m ote Com m ande r s e tting.
Open the project you w ant to edit. When the project is displayed on the screen, set the follow ing as necessary.
2.
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Change com pone nt s e ttings
You can add a new component setting and delete an unnecessary component, for example, w hen you buy a new AV component.
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Change the s e ttings of XPRESS k e ys
You can add a new XPRESS key and delete an unnecessary XPRESS key, for example, w hen you add or replace a component in your AV system.
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Change a Tim e r/Air-Slide s e tting as ne ce s s ary
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Change the setting w hen you w ant to:
 Set an action (XPRESS procedure) to operate at a scheduled time w ith the Timer function.
 Change the action of an Air-Slide pattern.
Hint
You can edit various other settings in Standard mode as w ell. For further details, see "Editable contents in Standard mode/Advanced mode."
Che ck the s e tting on the Em ulator
When you finished editing, connect the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) to your PC and start the Emulator. When you press a key/button on the
Emulator, the Remote Commander sends a signal to the component so you can confirm the operation.
Dow nload the s e ttings to the Re m ote Com m ande r
When you finished checking, dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000). After dow nloading, you can use the Remote Commander
w ith the new setting.
3.
4.
Editing flow in Advanced mode
Perform the follow ing steps to edit in Advanced mode.
1. Cre ate a proje ct.
To edit on AX Remote Editor, first you need to create a project.
A project in Advanced mode is set by default to operate Sony brand AV component. Change the Remote Commander preset code according to the AV
component.
Hint
The first time you start up AX Remote Editor, the "New Project" w izard appears and helps you create a project in Standard mode. In this case, after
creating a project follow ing the "New Project" w izard, sw itch to Advanced mode to edit a key/button.
Edit the Re m ote Com m ande r s e tting.
Open the project you w ant to edit. When the project is displayed on the screen, set the follow ing as necessary.
2.
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Change com pone nt s e ttings
First, change the preset codes according to your AV components, as necessary.
Second, delete any unnecessary components. If you have several AV components of the same category, or if you have an AV component w hose
category is not preset, add a component.
Lastly, change the assignment of components as you like.
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Change the s e ttings of XPRESS k e ys
First, delete any XPRESS key(s) that no longer reflects your actual AV system, if necessary.
Second, add an XPRESS key(s) that reflects any addition(s) to your AV system. If you w ant to add an action for each XPRESS key, edit a Start
macro or Exit macro.
Lastly, change the assignment of each XPRESS key as you like.
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Change a Tim e r/Air-Slide/Sys te m Control s e tting as ne ce s s ary
Change the setting w hen you w ant to:
 Set an action (XPRESS procedure) to operate at a scheduled time w ith the Timer function.
 Change an action for an Air-Slide pattern.
 Change an action (System Control macro) to be assigned to a System Control button/key.
Hint
3.
4.
You can edit other various settings in Advanced mode as w ell. For further details, see "Editable contents in Standard mode/Advanced mode."
Che ck the s e tting on the Em ulator.
When you finished editing, connect the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) to your PC and start the Emulator. When you press a key/button on the
Emulator, the Remote Commander sends a signal to the component to confirm the operation.
Dow nload the s e ttings to the Re m ote Com m ande r.
When you finished checking, dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000). After dow nloading, you can use the Remote Commander
w ith the new setting.
Editable contents in Standard mode/Advanced mode
With AX Remote Editor you can edit the follow ing items in Standard mode/Advanced mode.
Editable conte nts
Standard
m ode Advance d
m ode
Editing a component
Change the label of a component
Editable
Editable
Change the assignment of components
Editable
Editable
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Change the preset code of a component*1
Editable
Editable
Add a component *1*2
Editable
Editable
Change the key/button setting for a component
-
Editable
Delete a component
Editable
Editable
Initialize the key/button setting for a component
-
Editable
Change the label of an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Change the assignment of XPRESS keys
Editable
Editable
Add an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Edit a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Change the key/button setting for an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Copy an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Editing the settings of XPRESS keys
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Delete an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Initialize the settings of an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Change the Timer function *3
Editable
Editable
Change an Air-Slide's settings *4
Editable
Editable
Setting a Timer/Air-Slide/System Control
Change a System Control setting
Editable
*1 Standard mode sets a preset code by "SOLUTION preset" method (by reading the preset code from the remote control signal of your AV component).
Advanced mode sets a preset code by "SOLUTION preset," or by "BRAND preset" method (by selecting the manufacturer and the preset code).
*2 Only in Advanced mode, can you select "None" for a component that has no preset code.
*3 In Standard mode you can set an XPRESS procedure to operate at a scheduled time.
In Advanced mode you can set a macro (Action list) to operate at a scheduled time.
*4 In Standard mode you can set an XPRESS procedure for an Air-Slide pattern.
In Advanced mode you can set a macro (Action list) as an action for an Air-Slide pattern.
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Connecting the Remote Commander to your PC
You can connect the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) to your PC w ith the supplied USB mini cable. When you check the remote control signal of a macro
(Action list) programmed for a key/button, or w hen you exchange setting data betw een your PC and the Remote Commander, connect the Remote Commander
to your PC.
IM PORTANT

Do not keep the Remote Commander connected to the PC w hen the PC is in standby/hibernation, otherw ise, a malfunction could occur. Be sure to
disconnect the Remote Commander from the PC before standby/hibernation begins.

Furthermore, do not connect the Remote Commander to the PC w hile it is in standby/hibernation. Wait until the PC comes out of standby/hibernation before
connecting.
Note s
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The Remote Commander uses the battery w hen connected to the PC. When you finish the setup, unplug from the USB connector.

Before connecting the Remote Commander to your PC, make sure that the battery charge is enough.

Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC w hile your PC is communicating w ith the Remote Commander, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
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1.
2.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, your PC w on't be able to communicate w ith the Remote Commander.
Conne ct the USB m ini cable to the USB conne ctor of the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000).
Conne ct the USB m ini cable to the USB conne ctor of your PC.
Note
The first time you connect the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) to your PC, the USB driver install w izard appears. For further installation details, refer to the
supplied operating instructions.
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About projects
AX Remote Editor allow s you to manage the Remote Commander settings as a "project."
When you first install AX Remote Editor, there are no projects yet, so the "New Project" w izard appears asking you to create a project w hen you start up AX
Remote Editor. The on-screen instructions in this w izard guide you through the necessary procedures to create a project, such as setting a project name,
components, XPRESS keys, and dow nloading the settings to the Remote Commander.
When you create a project, a folder of the same name (project folder) as the project is created on your PC w here its settings file (AX Remote Editor file w ith
the file extension ".axe") is saved along w ith various other files for that project.
You can create as many projects as necessary. For example, you can save several Remote Commander settings as different projects, according to your
needs. Or, you can make a backup copy of the Remote Commander settings as a precaution against accidental data loss.
Note
Do not use Window s Explorer, etc., to move project folders and or the files w ithin. Doing so may make it impossible to edit the project on AX Remote Editor.
Project related topics
With AX Remote Editor you can:

Create a new project

Create a project in Standard mode (New Project Wizard)

Create a project in Advanced mode

Save a project

Open a project

Enter a user name and comments for a project
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Creating a project in Standard mode (New Project Wizard)
Perform the follow ing steps to create a project in Standard mode follow ing the "New Project" w izard instructions.
Ste p 1: Se t a project nam e
Enter a name for the project you w ant to create.
Ste p 2: Se t com pone nts
In this step, perform the follow ing steps to set various component settings.
1. Select all the component types you w ant the Remote Commander to control.
2.
Check or change the label of components.
3.
Program the preset code of a component.
4.
Check if the preset code you programmed w orks.
5.
Repeat steps 3 to 4 for each component you are editing.
Ste p 3: Se t XPRESS k e ys
In this step, perform the follow ing steps to set various settings of XPRESS keys.
1. Select the "Purpose" and the "Source component" (that outputs images and sound) of all the XPRESS keys you w ant to program.
2.
Check or change the label of XPRESS keys.
3.
Select a video component (that outputs images from the source component).
4.
Select an audio component (that outputs sound from the source component).
5.
Set the follow ing items about the video component.
Select the type of pow er button on the video component's remote control.
Set the information about the input select button on the video component's remote control.
Make the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) learn the video component's remote control signal.
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6.
Set the follow ing items about the audio component.
Select the type of pow er button on the audio component's remote control.
Se the information about the input select button on the audio component's remote control.
Make the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) learn the audio component's remote control signal.
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o
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7.
Set the follow ing items about the source component.
Select the type of pow er button on the source component's remote control.
Make the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) learn the source component's remote control signal.
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8.
Set a Start macro (action to be executed w hen operating an XPRESS key) and an Exit macro (action to be executed w hen sw itching to another XPRESS
display) of an XPRESS key.
9.
Repeat steps 3 to 8 for each XPRESS key you are setting.
Ste p 4: Dow nload the s e ttings to the Re m ote Com m ande r
Dow nload the settings made on the w izard to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000).
Hints

When you start up AX Remote Editor for the first time, the "New Project" w izard appears asking you to create a project. In this case, create a project
follow ing the above procedure.

If you w ant to exit the setting procedure at any point, click "Save and Exit" in the low er right of the screen. The setting is saved and AX Remote Editor
closes.
The next time you start AX Remote Editor, you can resume the setting from the point you stopped.
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Setting a project name
You can create a project in Standard mode.
In the first step, set the project name.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Ne w ."
The "New Project" dialog box appears.
Hint
2.
3.
If the project you are editing is not saved, a message box appears asking you to confirm saving before the "New Project" dialog box appears. To save
the project, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
Click "Standard," the n click "OK."
The "New Project" w izard appears.
Click "Ne xt."
The "Project Name" screen appears.
4.
Ente r a proje ct nam e unde r "Input a proje ct folde r nam e ," ne xt to
5.
Click
unde r "Save the project folde r in."
A dialog box appears for you to select a folder.
.
Hint
6.
7.
The "Save the project folder in" field show s the folder (location) in w hich you created a project or saved the project under a different name last time.
The first time you start AX Remote Editor, the field show s the Window s desktop.
Se le ct the folde r in w hich you w ant to cre ate the project, the n click "OK."
The dialog box closes, and the selected folder is displayed to the left of
Click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Select Component" screen appears.
Follow ing the w izard instructions, set components.
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Setting components
The "Component Settings" screen in the "New Project" w izard allow s you to make various settings for components.
Hint
You can save and exit the setting procedure at any point; just click "Save and Exit" in the low er right of the screen. The setting is saved and AX Remote Editor
closes.
The next time you start AX Remote Editor, you can resume the setting from the point you stopped.
1. From the com pone nt cate gory lis t on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n, click the com pone nt that you w ant the Re m ote Com m ande r to
control, the n click "Se le ct ->."
The selected component is added to the "Preview " area on the right side. Repeat to add other components to the "Preview " area.
Hints
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You can add up to 16 components.
o
Click "Clear the Last Selected" to delete the last added component from the "Preview " area.
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2.
3.
When you are not sure w hich component to select, see "About the component category" below . (Clicking "Help" on the "Component Settings - Select
Component" screen also displays the same information.)
Afte r adding the ne ce s s ary com pone nts to "Pre vie w ," click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Confirming the Label of a Component Key" screen appears. This screen allow s you to change the component's label
displayed on the Remote Commander.
If you w ant to change the labe l, e nte r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label, skip to step 4.
o
By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
o
The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l, click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen appears. This screen allow s you to program the preset
code for each component. Preset code refers to the IR code of a component's remote control.
4.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
Click "Pre s e t."
The "Preset" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-NX4000) goes to standby mode.
Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"The preset code of "component name" is programmed" appears w hen the programming is complete.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Hints
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If 60 seconds passes in standby mode, or if the Remote Commander cannot define the preset code, a dialog box appears for you to confirm redoing
the operation. If you click "Yes," the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode again and you can redo the operation. If you click "No,"
the "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears, allow ing you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the code of the selected component from its
remote control.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
9. Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the screen returns to "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)".
10. Click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to test the remote control signal of the preset code
programmed in steps 6 to 9.
11. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate ."
The Emulator appears.
12. One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
o
Note
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
13. Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
The Emulator closes, and the screen returns to "Component Settings - Checking the Operations."
14. Click "Ne xt."
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The "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen reappears, and the second component setting starts.
Repeat steps 5 to 13 to finish all the component settings.
Hint
If only one component is added in step 1, the "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen does not
appear. In this case, go to step 15.
15. Click "Ne xt."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to save the settings and continue.
16. Click "Ye s ."
The "XPRESS Settings - What is XPRESS?" screen appears.
Follow ing the w izard instructions, set XPRESS keys.
About the component category
When you select the component category (type) in the "New Project" w izard (for creating a project) or in the "New Component" w izard (for adding a
component), be careful of the follow ing:
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A "DVD/Receiver Combo" is a Sony AV amplifier w ith a built-in DVD player.

A "DVR/DVD Combo" is a DVD recorder w ith a built-in hard disk drive.

Except the DVD/Receiver combo, the components w ith the built-in amplifier should be registered as Receiver. All the keys that are inoperative should be
registered by the learning function.

When you have a multi-component (such as a DVD/VCR combo), select only one of either component for the category.
For example, in the case of a DVD/VCR combo, select "DVD" or "VCR" for the category. If you select both components, the XPRESS function w ill not w ork
properly.

Only w hen you add a component in Advanced mode, can you select "None" (that has no preset code). When you cannot find an appropriate component
type, select "None."
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Setting XPRESS keys
The "XPRESS Settings" screen in the "New Project" w izard allow s you to make various settings for XPRESS keys.
Hint
You can save and exit the setting procedure at any point; just click "Save and Exit" in the low er right of the screen. The setting is saved and AX Remote Editor
closes.
The next time you start AX Remote Editor, you can resume the setting from the point you stopped.
1. Afte r re ading the introduction, click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Purpose and Source Component" screen appears.
Hint
Clicking "Help" on the "XPRESS Settings - What is XPRESS?" screen also displays the information about the XPRESS function.
Se t the follow ing:
2.
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Purpose
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Select the purpose of the XPRESS key by clicking
be set in the same w ay.
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Source com pone nt
o
Select the source component (that outputs images and sound) for the XPRESS key by clicking
selecting the component, the next line can be set in the same w ay to add another XPRESS key.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After selecting the purpose, the "Source component" can
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After
Repeat step 2 to set up other XPRESS keys.
Hint
You can set up to eight XPRESS keys.
Afte r e nte ring e ach require d XPRESS k e y, click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Confirming the Label of an XPRESS Key" screen appears. This screen allow s you to change the XPRESS key's label displayed
on the Remote Commander and its name.
If you w ant to change the labe l and nam e , s e t the follow ing:
3.
4.
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XPRESS Ke y
Enter the label (displayed on the Remote Commander). You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates
the information.
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XPRESS Nam e
Enter the name (w hich w ill appear on the XPRESS display as its title). You can enter up to 12 characters.
Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label or name, skip to step 5.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
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The "XPRESS Key" or "XPRESS Name" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the
shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l and nam e , click "Ne xt."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to save the settings and continue.
6. Click "Ye s ."
The "XPRESS Settings - Video Component" screen appears.
7. Se le ct a video com pone nt (that outputs im age s from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Audio Component" screen appears.
8. Se le ct an audio com pone nt (that outputs s ound from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
9. Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Input Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
10. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
5.
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I pre s s a button re pe ate dly to cycle through the inputs . (Type A)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a button repeatedly, then go to step 14.
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I pre s s a button to directly s e le ct the de s ire d input. (Type B)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a particular button. Then enter the name of the source component button in the text box and go to step
15.
Othe rs
Select this if you change the input on the menu display, then go to step 11.
11. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
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Type C
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing the up/dow n button, then go to step 12.
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Type D
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing a particular button. In the text box, enter the name of the button you press after
the menu button to use the source component, then go to step 15.
Hint
For further details about the difference of "Type C" and "Type D," see "About the remote control's input select button type." (Clicking "Help" on the
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"XPRESS Settings - Input Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen also displays the same information.)
12. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
o
What is the total num be r of inputs you can s e le ct from the on s cre e n m e nu?
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Click
o
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Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
o
In w hat orde r doe s your s e le ction (in [2]) appe ar on the lis t (1s t, 2nd, 3rd, e tc.)?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
13. Se le ct w hich input is highlighte d w he n you pre s s the input s e le ct button on the re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
After this selection, go to step 15.
14. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
o
What is the total num be r of inputs you can change by pre s s ing the Input Se le ct button?
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Click
o
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Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
o
Whe re doe s the input (in [2]) stand from the initial input?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
15. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
Note
Make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
16. Click "Le arn."
The "Learn" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
17. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"Learning is complete" appears w hen learning is successful. Keep follow ing the on-screen instructions.
The "Learning is complete" message box show s "OK" w hen learning is complete.
Hints
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18.
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20.
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23.
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25.
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If "A time out error: 60 seconds has passed" appears, click [OK] and redo from step 16.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes and the screen returns to "XPRESS Settings - Learn."
Click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Audio Component" screen appears.
Se t the inform ation re garding the audio com pone nt's re m ote control in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt (s how n in ste ps 9
to18).
Whe n finis he d, the n click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Source Component" screen appears.
Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Learn" screen appears.
M ak e the Re m ote Com m ande r le arn the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control s ignal in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt
(s how n in ste ps 15 to18).
Whe n le arning is com ple te , click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Options" screen appears.
Se t the follow ing options :
Option1: Start M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Start macro) to w ork w hen operating an XPRESS key. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the box.
Option2: Exit M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Exit macro) to w ork w henever you sw itch to another XPRESS display. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the
box.
26. Click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to check if the Start macro added in step 25 w orks properly.
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Note
Before checking, make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
27. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Te s t."
A message box appears.
28. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, pre pare the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate and click "OK."
The "Test" dialog box appears.
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29. Click "Se nd."
The signal programmed for the Remote Commander as a Start macro is sent to the AV component. Check if the AV component w orks properly.
30. Afte r the che ck ing, click "Cance l."
The "Test" dialog box closes and the screen returns to the "XPRESS Settings - Checking the Operations."
31. Click "Ne xt."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to save the settings and continue.
32. Click "Ye s ."
The follow ing screen appears:
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If you se t tw o or m ore XPRESS k e ys in s te p 2
The "XPRESS Settings - Video Component" screen reappears, and the second XPRESS key's setting starts. Repeat steps 7 to 32 to set all the
XPRESS keys.
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If you se t only one XPRESS k e y in s te p 2, or othe rw is e , w he n all the XPRESS k e y's s e ttings are com ple te
The "Data Dow nload to Remote" screen appears.
Follow ing the w izard instructions, dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000).
About the remote control's input select button type
Generally, there are four types of input select button on remote controls. See the follow ing:
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Type A
Changes the input by pressing the button repeatedly.
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In the above example, pressing the "TV/VIDEO" button repeatedly changes the input.
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Type B
Changes the input by pressing a particular button.
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In the above example, pressing the "TV" button changes the input to "TV;" the "VIDEO1" button is "VIDEO1."
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Type C
Changes the input on the menu display by selecting w ith the up/dow n button.
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In the above example, press the up/dow n button to select "Video1," and then select the button to decide the selection. The input is changed to "Video1."
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Type D
Changes the input on the menu display by pressing a particular button.
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In the above example, pressing the "VIDEO2" button changes the input to "VIDEO2."
In the above example, the current input (VIDEO1) is displayed on the menu display. Pressing the button for changing the input (such as Ch2, VIDEO2)
changes the input to "VIDEO2." (The button differs depending on the AV component.)
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Downloading the settings to the Remote Commander
The "Data Dow nload to Remote" screen of the "New Project" w izard allow s you to dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000).
Hint
If you don't w ant to dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander, skip the follow ing steps. Just click "Finish" on the "Data Dow nload to Remote" screen.
M ak e s ure that the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) is conne cte d to your PC.
Click "Dow nload."
The "Dow nload to Remote" dialog box appears.
Click "Dow nload."
The settings are dow nloaded to the Remote Commander. When dow nloading is complete, a message box appears.
1.
2.
3.
Note s
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If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
firmw are w hen you click "Dow nload." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
4.
o
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor w hen you click "Dow nload." In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible
version of AX Remote Editor from the w ebsite.
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If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The Standard mode screen of AX Remote Editor appears.
Now you have finished all the settings. After disconnecting the USB mini cable from the Remote Commander, try operating your AV components w ith
the Remote Commander.
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Creating a project in Advanced mode
You can create a project in Advanced mode.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Ne w ."
The "New Project" dialog box appears.
Hint
2.
If the project you are editing is not saved, a message box appears asking you to confirm saving before the "New Project" dialog box appears. To save
the project, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
Click "Advance d," the n click "OK."
The "New Project" w izard appears.
3.
Ente r a proje ct nam e unde r "Input a proje ct folde r nam e ," ne xt to
4.
Click
unde r "Save the project folde r in."
A dialog box appears for you to select a folder.
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Hint
5.
6.
The "Save the project folder in" field show s the folder (location) in w hich you created a project or saved the project under a different name last time.
The first time you start AX Remote Editor, the field show s the Window s desktop.
Se le ct the folde r in w hich you w ant to cre ate the project, the n click "OK."
The dialog box closes, and the selected folder is displayed to the left side of
.
Click "OK."
The "New " dialog box closes, and the new project named in step 3 is created. The project is displayed in Advanced mode on the AX Remote Editor
screen.
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Standard mode screen reference
The Standard mode of AX Remote Editor displays the follow ing items.
A Title bar
Displays the current project name as "Project name - AX Remote Editor."
B M e nu bar
Displays the AX Remote Editor menu.
C Edit Com pone nt button
Sw itches the edit area on the right side of the screen to the Component edit pane.
D Edit XPRESS Se tting button
Sw itches the edit area on the right side of the screen to the XPRESS edit pane.
E Se t Up Tim e r or Air-Slide button
Sw itches the edit area on the right side of the screen to the Timer/Air-Slide edit pane.
F Edit are a
One of the follow ing panes appears, depending on the button you click on the left pane.
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Whe n the Edit Com pone nt button is click e d
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The Component edit pane opens.
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Whe n the Edit XPRESS Se tting button is click e d
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The XPRESS edit pane opens.
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Whe n the Se t Up Tim e r or Air-Slide button is click e d
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The Timer/Air-Slide edit pane opens.
G M inim ize button
Minimizes the AX Remote Editor screen and show s an icon on the Window s taskbar.
H Clos e button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
I ADVANCED tab
Sw itches to Advanced mode for more advanced programming of keys and buttons, such as macros (Action lists).
J Conne ction status
Displays the connection status betw een your PC and the Remote Commander.
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Whe n
appe ars
One Remote Commander is connected to the PC. You can send data.
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Whe n
appe ars
Tw o or more Remote Commanders are connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
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Whe n
appe ars
The Remote Commander is not connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
K Dow nload to Rem ote button
Dow nloads the settings you made on AX Remote Editor to the Remote Commander.
L Em ulate button
Starts the Emulator. By pressing the keys/buttons on the Emulator, the signal from the Remote Commander connected to your PC is sent to an AV
component to confirm that the settings made on AX Remote Editor w ill w ork properly.
M Exit button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
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Changing the component settings (Standard mode)
The Component edit pane in Standard mode displays the follow ing items.
A Com pone nt lis t
Displays the programmed components on a list. Items on the top line of the list are Component keys of page 1 on the Remote Commander's display. You can
program up to four Component keys on each line (page), up to 16 Component keys on four lines (pages).
By clicking a Component key on a list, you can edit the component. You can also change the assignment of components on a list by dragging and dropping
the components you w ant to move.
B Com pone nt inform ation
Type :
Displays the selected component type (category).
Brand:
Displays the manufacturer of the selected component.
Labe l:
Displays a label of the selected component (Component key) on the button. By clicking the button, you can change the label of the Component key.
Note
If the component sets the preset code by "SOLUTION preset" (by reading the preset code from the remote control signal of your AV component),
manufacturer is not displayed in the "Brand" field.
C Change Pre s e t button
Changes the preset code of the selected component.
D Add button
Adds a component on an empty key position (w here no component is assigned) in the component list.
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Note
You cannot add a component to the key position w here a component is already assigned or if 16 components are already programmed.
E De le te button
Deletes the selected component.
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About editing components
About operating and editing of a component
Editable contents for a component
About operating and editing of a component
A "component" refers to an AV component that you w ant the Remote Commander to control.
When you press a COMPONENT button on the Remote Commander, keys show ing components, called "Component keys," appear at the bottom of the display.
You can create up to 16 Component keys.
When you press the Component key of the component you w ant to operate, the display to operate the component appears. This display is called "Component
display." Keys on the Component display are divided into tw o types--"Touch-keys" (w hose labels are already set) and "Label keys" (w hose label you can
enter). You can create up to 12 Label keys per component.
Furthermore, for each component, you can set different actions for each button on the Remote Commander.
Editable contents for a component
With AX Remote Editor you can edit the follow ing items for a component in Standard mode/Advanced mode.
Editing conte nts
Standard
m ode Advance d
m ode
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Change the label of a component
Editable
Editable
Change the assignment of components
Editable
Editable
Change the preset code of a component*1
Editable
Editable
Add a component *1*2
Editable
Editable
Change the key/button setting for a component
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Editable
Delete a component
Editable
Editable
Initialize the key/button setting for a component
Editable
*1 The Standard mode sets the preset code by "SOLUTION preset" (by reading the preset code from the remote control signal of your AV component).
The Advanced mode sets the preset code by "SOLUTION preset" or "BRAND preset " (by selecting the manufacturer and the preset code).
*2 Only in Advanced mode, can you select "None" for a component (that has no preset code).
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Changing the label of a component (Standard mode)
You can change the label of a component (Component key).
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Edit Com pone nt" in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click the com pone nt w hos e labe l you w ant to change from the com pone nt lis t on the right.
4. Click the button to the right of "Label."
The "Edit Key Label" dialog box appears.
5. Ente r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
Hints
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
.
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The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
Note
6.
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Click "OK."
The "Edit Key Label" dialog box closes, and the label of the component selected in step 3 is changed.
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Changing the assignment of components (Standard mode)
You can change the assignment of the components (Component keys) displayed on the Remote Commander.
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Edit Com pone nt" in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click the com pone nt you w ant to m ove from the com pone nt lis t on the right s ide , the n drag and drop it to the k e y pos ition w he re
you w ant to m ove it.
If no component occupies that key, the component w ill move there.
If another component already occupies that key, the components w ill sw ap key positions.
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Changing the preset code of a component (Standard mode)
You can change the preset code programmed for each component. In this topic, preset code refers to the IR code of a component's remote control.
Change the preset code of a component only w hen necessary, for example, w hen you buy a new AV component.
Note s
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If you change the preset code of a component, all the learned key/button settings (Learn action and Learn+ action) for that component are deleted. So
proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete necessary data.

If you change the preset code of a component, any XPRESS key w hich includes that component in its setting w ill also be deleted. So proceed w ith caution,
being careful not to delete necessary data.
Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
Click "Edit Com pone nt" in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
Click the com pone nt w ith the pre s e t code you w ant to change in the com pone nt lis t on the right s ide .
Click "Change Pre s e t."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to change the preset code.
Click "Ye s ."
The "Confirming the Label of a Component Key" screen in the "Component Setting" w izard appears.
If you w ant to change the labe l, e nte r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
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2.
3.
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6.
Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label, skip to step 7.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
o
The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l, click "Ne xt."
The "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen appears.
7.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
10. Click "Pre s e t."
The "Preset" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
11. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"The preset code of "component name" is programmed." appears w hen the programming is complete.
8.
9.
Hints
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If 60 seconds passes in standby mode, or if the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) cannot define the preset code, a dialog box appears for you to
confirm redoing the operation. If you click "Yes," the Remote Commander goes to standby mode again and you can redo the operation. If you click
"No," the "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears, allow ing you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the code of the selected component from
its remote control.
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12.
13.
14.
15.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the screen returns to "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)."
Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to test the remote control signal of the preset code programmed in steps 9 to
12.
Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate ."
The Emulator appears.
One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
Note
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
16. Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
The Emulator closes and the screen returns to "Checking the Operations."
17. Click "Finis h."
The preset code of the component selected in step 3 is changed.
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Adding a component (Standard mode)
When you buy a new compatible AV component, etc., you can add it to the Remote Commander's (RM-AX4000) control list using AX Remote Editor.
Note
If 16 components are already programmed, you cannot add another component.
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Edit Com pone nt" in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click an e m pty k e y pos ition in the com pone nt lis t on the right s ide .
4. Click "Add."
The "Select Component Category" screen in the "New Component" w izard appears.
5. Click the com pone nt type you w ant to add, the n click "Ne xt."
The "Confirming the Label of a Component Key" screen appears.
Hint
When you are not sure w hich component to select, see "About the component category." (Clicking "Help" on the "Select Component Category" screen
also displays the same information.)
If you w ant to change the labe l, e nte r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
6.
Hints
o
If you don't w ant to change the label, skip to step 7.
o
By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
o
The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
Note s
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l, click "Ne xt."
The "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen appears. Preset code refers to the IR code of a component's remote control.
7.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
10. Click "Pre s e t."
The "Preset" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
11. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"The preset code of "component name" is programmed." appears w hen the programming is complete.
8.
9.
Hints
o
If 60 seconds passes in standby mode, or if the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) cannot define the preset code, a dialog box appears for you to
confirm redoing the operation. If you click "Yes," the Remote Commander goes to standby mode again and you can redo the operation. If you click
"No," the "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears, allow ing you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the code of the selected component from
its remote control.
o
12.
13.
14.
15.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the screen returns to "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)."
Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to test the remote control signal of the preset code programmed in steps 9 to
12.
Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate ."
The Emulator appears.
One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
Note
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
16. Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
The Emulator closes and the screen returns to "Checking the Operations."
17. Click "Finis h."
The new component is added to the place selected in step 3.
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Deleting a component (Standard mode)
You can delete unnecessary components (Component key).
Delete a component w hen the existing component is no longer necessary, such as w hen you replace an AV component.
Note
If you delete a component, any XPRESS key that includes that component w ill also be deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete necessary
data.
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Edit Com pone nt" in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click the com pone nt you w ant to de le te from the com pone nt lis t on the right s ide .
4. Click "De le te " at the bottom of the s cre e n.
A dialog box appears for you to confirm the deletion.
5. Click "Ye s ."
The component selected in step 3 is deleted.
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Changing the settings of XPRESS keys (Standard mode)
The XPRESS edit pane in Standard mode displays the follow ing items.
A Start Se tting Wizard
Adds an XPRESS key on an empty key position (w here no XPRESS key is assigned) in the XPRESS list.
Note
You cannot add an XPRESS key to the key position w here an XPRESS key is already assigned, or if eight XPRESS keys are already programmed.
B XPRESS lis t
Displays the programmed XPRESS keys on a list. Items on the top line of the list are XPRESS keys of page 1 on the Remote Commander's display. You can
program up to four XPRESS keys on each line (page), up to eight XPRESS keys on tw o lines (pages).
By clicking an XPRESS key on a list, you can edit it. You can also change the assignment of XPRESS keys on a list by dragging and dropping the XPRESS
keys you w ant to move.
C XPRESS inform ation
XPRESS Nam e :
The name of the selected XPRESS key is displayed on this button. By clicking the button, you can change the name and label of the XPRESS key.
XPRESS s tructure :
Displays the components operated by a selected XPRESS function.
In the center is the source component that outputs images and sound, the left side is the video component that outputs images from the source component,
On the right side is the audio component that outputs sound from the source component.
The input (jack) name through w hich images and sound from the source component are sent appears below each illustration.
D De le te button
Deletes the selected XPRESS key.
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About editing XPRESS keys
What is the XPRESS function?
About components that you can operate by XPRESS function (Source component/Video component/Audio component)
About operating and editing an XPRESS key
About a Start macro/Exit macro of an XPRESS key
Editable contents for an XPRESS key
What is the XPRESS function?
The XPRESS function is an executed series of actions that operate several AV components by pressing just one key (XPRESS key).
For example, you have to perform the follow ing operations sequentially to w atch a DVD using a TV, an amplifier/receiver, and a DVD player.
1. Turn on the DVD player.
2. Turn on the TV.
3. Set the input selector of the TV to VIDEO1.
4. Turn on the amplifier/receiver.
5. Set the input selector of the amplifier/receiver to DVD.
6. Start DVD playback.
By setting the above actions as an XPRESS key, you can w atch a DVD by simply pressing one key.
About components that you can operate by XPRESS function (Source component/Video component/Audio component)
When setting an XPRESS function, set the follow ing three components as a target of operating.
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Source com pone nt
The component that outputs image and sound signals.
You cannot select PJ (Projector) or LIGHT for the source component.



Vide o com pone nt
The component that displays the images from the source component.
You can select TV or PJ (Projector) for the video component. Or, you can set an XPRESS key w ithout selecting the video component.



Audio com pone nt
The component that amplifies sound from the source component.
You can select TV, PJ (Projector), RCVR (Receiver), or DAV (DVD/Receiver Combo) for the audio component. Or, you can set an XPRESS key w ithout
selecting the audio component.
In the above example of "w atching a DVD," the source component, the video component, and the audio component are a DVD player, a TV, and an
amplifier/receiver, respectively.
The components that you can operate by XPRESS function are displayed on the AX Remote Editor screen as show n below .
Note
You cannot select a component that has no preset code ("None" component) as an XPRESS function target of operation.
About operating and editing an XPRESS key
When you press an XPRESS button on the Remote Commander, "XPRESS keys" appear at the bottom of the display. You can create up to eight XPRESS keys.
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When you press an XPRESS key, the Action list (Start macro) programmed for that key is performed and a screen called "XPRESS display" appears. Keys on
the XPRESS display are divided into tw o types--"Touch-key" (w hose labels are already set) and "Label key" (that sw itch to the display of each component that
of the XPRESS function).
For each XPRESS key, different actions for each button on the Remote Commander are set (you can also change these settings).
About a Start macro/Exit macro of an XPRESS key
You can program a Start macro/Exit macro for each XPRESS key. A Start macro is a list of actions (macro) to be performed w hen an XPRESS key is pressed.
For example, you can program the follow ing actions as the Start macro of the XPRESS key to "w atch a DVD" using a TV, an amplifier/receiver, and DVD
player.
1. Sw itch the display to the XPRESS display for DVD.
2. Turn on the DVD player.
3. Turn on the TV.
4. Set the input selector of the TV to VIDEO1.
5. Turn on the amplifier/receiver.
6. Set the input selector of the amplifier/receiver to DVD.
7. Start DVD playback.
By programming the above Start macro, you can perform the above actions by simply pressing the DVD XPRESS key.
An Exit macro is a list of actions (macro) to be performed w hen sw itching to another XPRESS display.
For example, you can program the follow ing actions as the Exit macro of the XPRESS key to "w atch a DVD."
1. Stop DVD playback.
2. Turn off the DVD player.
3. Turn off the TV.
4. Turn off the amplifier/receiver.
By programming the above Exit macro, you can perform the above actions after the DVD XPRESS operation, by simply pressing the TV XPRESS key.
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You can program a Start macro/Exit macro by simply follow ing the w izard instructions in "Creating a project in Standard mode" and in "Adding an XPRESS
key."
Furthermore, you can edit a Start macro/Exit macro of the programmed XPRESS key in Advanced mode.
Se e als o
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Creating a project in Standard mode

Adding an XPRESS key (Standard mode)
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Adding an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)

Editing a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key
Editable contents for an XPRESS key
With AX Remote Editor you can edit the follow ing items for an XPRESS key in Standard mode/Advanced mode.
Editing conte nts
Standard
m ode Advance d
m ode
Change the label of an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Change the assignment of XPRESS keys
Editable
Editable
Add an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Edit a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Change the key/button setting for an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Copy an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Delete an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Initialize the settings of an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Note
You cannot change the follow ing settings for the programmed XPRESS key.
o The audio component's remote control setting (pow er button type/input select button type/learned setting)
o The video component's remote control setting (pow er button type/input select button type/learned setting)
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o
The source component's remote control setting (pow er button type/learned setting)
If an XPRESS key does not w ork properly, delete the XPRESS key and recreate a new XPRESS key.
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Changing the label of an XPRESS key (Standard mode)
You
1.
2.
3.
4.
can change the label of an XPRESS key.
Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
Click "Edit XPRESS Se tting" on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
Click the XPRESS k e y w hos e labe l you w ant to change in the XPRESS list on the right s ide .
Click the button to the right of "XPRESS Nam e ."
The "Rename XPRESS" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
o
o
XPRESS Nam e
Enter the name (w hich w ill appear on the XPRESS display as its title). You can enter up to 12 characters.
o
o
o
XPRESS Ke y
Enter the label (displayed on the Remote Commander). You can enter up to eight characters.
The label preview at the bottom of the screen updates the information.
Hints
o
By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
.
o
The "XPRESS Key" or "XPRESS Name" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the
shortcut keys.
Note s
5.
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Click "OK."
The "Rename XPRESS" dialog box closes, and the label of the XPRESS key selected in step 3 is changed.
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Changing the assignment of XPRESS keys (Standard mode)
You
1.
2.
3.
can change the assignment of the XPRESS keys displayed on the Remote Commander.
Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
Click "Edit XPRESS Se tting" on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
Click the XPRESS k e y you w ant to m ove from the XPRESS lis t on the right s ide , the n drag and drop it to the k e y pos ition w he re you
w ant to m ove it.
If no XPRESS key occupies that key position, the XPRESS key w ill move there.
If another XPRESS key already occupies that key position, the XPRESS keys w ill sw ap key positions.
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Adding an XPRESS key (Standard mode)
You can add an XPRESS key, for example, w henever you add or replace a component in your AV system.
Note
If eight XPRESS keys are already programmed, you cannot add another XPRESS key.
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Edit XPRESS Se tting" on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Start Setting Wizard."
The "What is XPRESS?" screen in the "New XPRESS" w izard appears.
Hint
Clicking "Help" on the screen also displays the information about the XPRESS function.
Afte r re ading the introduction, click "Ne xt."
The "Purpose and Source Component" screen appears.
Se t the follow ing:
4.
5.
o
Purpose
o
Select the purpose of the XPRESS key by clicking
be set in the same w ay.
o
Source com pone nt
o
Select the source component (that outputs images and sound) for the XPRESS key by clicking
selecting the component, the next line can be set in the same w ay to add another XPRESS key.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After selecting the purpose, the "Source component" can
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After
Repeat step 5 to set up other XPRESS keys.
Hint
You can set up to eight XPRESS keys.
Afte r e nte ring e ach require d XPRESS k e y, click "Ne xt."
The "Confirming the Label of an XPRESS Key" screen appears.
If you w ant to change the labe l and nam e , s e t the follow ing:
6.
7.
o
o
XPRESS Ke y
Enter the label (displayed on the Remote Commander). You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates
the information.
o
o
XPRESS Nam e
Enter the name (w hich w ill appear on the XPRESS display as its title). You can enter up to 12 characters.
Hints
o
If you don't w ant to change the label or name, skip to step 8.
o
By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
o
The "XPRESS Key" or "XPRESS Name" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the
shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
8. Afte r e nte ring the labe l and nam e , click "Ne xt."
The "Video Component" screen appears.
9. Se le ct a video com pone nt (that outputs im age s from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "Audio Component" screen appears.
10. Se le ct an audio com pone nt (that outputs s ound from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
11. Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "Input Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
12. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
o
o
I pre s s a button re pe ate dly to cycle through the inputs . (Type A)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a button repeatedly, then go to step 16.
o
o
I pre s s a button to directly s e le ct the de s ire d input. (Type B)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a particular button. Then enter the name of the source component button in the text box and go to step
17.
Othe rs
Select this if you change the input on the menu display, then go to step 13.
13. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
o
o
o
o
Type C
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing the up/dow n button, then go to step 14.
o
o
Type D
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing a particular button. In the text box, enter the name of the button you press after
the menu button to use the source component, then go to step 17.
Hint
For further details about the difference of "Type C" and "Type D," see "About the remote control's input select button type." (Clicking "Help" on the "Input
Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen also displays the same information.)
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14. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
o
What is the total num be r of inputs you can s e le ct from the on s cre e n m e nu?
o
Click
o
o
Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
o
In w hat orde r doe s your s e le ction (in [2]) appe ar on the lis t (1s t, 2nd, 3rd, e tc.)?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
15. Se le ct w hich input is highlighte d w he n you pre s s the input s e le ct button on the re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
After this selection, go to step 17.
16. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
o
What is the total num be r of inputs you can change by pre s s ing the Input Se le ct button?
o
Click
o
o
Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
o
Whe re doe s the input (in [2]) stand from the initial input?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
17. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
Note
Make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
18. Click "Le arn."
The "Learn" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
19. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"Learning is complete." appears w hen learning is successful. Keep follow ing the on-screen instructions.
The "Learning is complete." message box show s "OK" w hen learning is complete.
Hints
o
o
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
o
o
If "A time out error: 60 seconds has passed" appears, click [OK] and redo from step 18.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes and the screen returns to "Learn."
Click "Ne xt."
The "Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Audio Component" screen appears.
Se t the inform ation re garding the audio com pone nt's re m ote control in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt (s how n in ste ps
11 to 20).
Whe n finis he d, click "Ne xt."
The "Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Source Component" screen appears.
Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "Learn" screen appears.
M ak e the Re m ote Com m ande r le arn the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control s ignal in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt
(s how n in ste ps 17 to 20).
Whe n le arning is com ple te , click "Ne xt."
The "Options" screen appears.
Se t the follow ing options :
Option1: Start M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Start macro) to w ork w hen operating an XPRESS key. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the box.
Option2: Exit M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Exit macro) to w ork w henever you sw itch to another XPRESS display. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the
box.
28. Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to check if the Start macro added in step 27 w orks properly.
o
o
Note
Before checking, make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
29. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Te s t."
A message box appears.
30. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, pre pare the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate and click "OK."
The "Test" dialog box appears.
31. Click "Se nd."
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The signal programmed for the Remote Commander as a Start macro is sent to the AV component. Check if the AV component w orks properly.
32. Afte r che ck ing, click "Cance l."
The "Test" dialog box closes, and the screen returns to "Checking the Operations."
33. Do e ithe r of the follow ing:
o
o
o
If you se t tw o or m ore XPRESS k e ys in s te p 5
Click "Next."
The "Video Component" screen reappears, and the second XPRESS key's setting starts. Repeat steps 9 to 32 to set all the XPRESS keys.
o
o
o
If you se t only one XPRESS k e y in s te p 5, or othe rw is e , w he n all the XPRESS k e y's s e ttings are com ple te
Click "Finish."
The XPRESS key(s) set in step 5 is added.
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Deleting an XPRESS key (Standard mode)
You can delete unnecessary XPRESS keys.
Delete an XPRESS key w hen it is no longer necessary or w hen the programmed XPRESS key does not w ork properly.
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Edit XPRESS Se tting" on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
3. Click the XPRESS k e y you w ant to de le te from the XPRESS list on the right s ide .
4. Click "De le te " at the bottom of the s cre e n.
A dialog box appears for you to confirm the deletion.
5. Click "Ye s ."
The XPRESS key selected in step 3 is deleted.
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Changing the Timer/Air-Slide settings (Standard mode)
The Timer/Air-Slide edit pane in Standard mode displays the follow ing items.
A Edit Tim e r button
Sets an XPRESS procedure to operate at a scheduled time by the Timer function.
B Edit Air-Slide button
Sets a macro (Action list) to operate for an Air-Slide pattern.
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About the Timer/Air-Slide/System Control function
About the Timer function
About the Air-Slide function
About the System Control function
About the Timer function
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) can perform a programmed action automatically at a scheduled time every day or on particular days. This is called a
"Timer function."
You can set up to eight Timer functions w ith the follow ing options.
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
Tim e r ON/OFF
Sw itches ON/OFF each Timer function.



Ke y Labe l
When you press the TIMER button on the Remote Commander, "Timer keys" show ing a Timer function are displayed at the bottom of the display.
The default labels of each Timer key are show n as "PROG1" to "PROG8," w hich you can change.


Actions to be pe rform e d
In Standard mode you can set an XPRESS procedure to operate at a scheduled time. In Advanced mode you can set a "Timer macro" (Action list) to operate
at a scheduled time.
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
Tim e
Sets the operation time (hour, minute, AM/PM) for a Timer function.


Day
Sets the day for a Timer function to operate. The default setting is "Everyday."
Se e als o

Changing the Timer function (Standard mode)

Changing the Timer function (Advanced mode)
About the Air-Slide function
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) can perform a programmed action by sliding your finger across its display. This is called an "Air-Slide function."
The Air-Slide has the follow ing six patterns.
In Standard mode you can set each Air-Slide pattern to operate an XPRESS procedure. In Advanced mode you can set each Air-Slide pattern to operate a
macro (Action list). This is called an "Air-Slide macro."
Se e als o

Changing an Air-Slide's settings (Standard mode)

Changing an Air-Slide's settings (Advanced mode)
About the System Control function
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) has special buttons called "System Control buttons," and you can perform programmed actions by pressing these
buttons.
If you press the MORE button (rightmost System Control button), all keys sharing the same function as that System Control buttons are displayed at the bottom
of the display. These keys are called, "System Control keys."
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Advanced mode allow s you to set a macro (Action list) for each of four System Control buttons and four System Control keys. This is called a "System Control
macro."
Note
You cannot set a System Control macro in Standard mode.
Se e als o
Changing a System Control setting (Advanced mode)
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Changing the Timer function (Standard mode)
The Timer function allow s an XPRESS procedure to operate at a scheduled time. You can set up to eight Timer macros.
Note
You cannot set the Timer function w hen no XPRESS key is programmed.
1. Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
2. Click "Se t Up Tim e r or Air-Slider" in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Edit Tim e r" on the right s ide .
The "Edit Timer" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
o
o
ON/OFF
Sw itches ON/OFF each Timer program.
o
: The Timer program is on. Click
to deactivate the Timer program.
o
: The Timer program is off. Click
to activate the Timer program.
o
o
o
Ke y Label
Makes a label for a Timer key. The default labels are show n as "PROG1" to "PROG8."
By clicking the Key Label button, the "Edit Label" dialog box appears. Enter a label and click "OK" to update the information.
Hints

You can enter up to eight characters. How ever, the label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.

By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to enter symbols such as

The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
o
XPRESS
o
Sets an XPRESS key to operate by clicking
o
o
Tim e
Sets the operation time (hour, minute, AM/PM).
o
For the hour/minute setting, enter the digit or click
o
o
o
Day
Sets the day for the Timer macro to operate. The default setting is "Everyday."
Click the day setting button to display the "Edit Day" dialog box, w hich show s the follow ing options:








o
o
4.
.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list.
. For the AM/PM setting, click
and select from the drop-dow n list.
Eve ryday
Operates everyday.
We e k day
Operates w eekdays.
We e k e nd
Operates at the scheduled time on w eekends.
Sunday - Saturday
Operates at the scheduled time and day. Check only the box of the day w hen you w ant to operate the Timer program.
[Cle ar]
Returns to the initial setting.
Click "OK."
The Timer program is changed and the "Edit Timer" dialog box closes.
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Changing an Air-Slide's settings (Standard mode)
You can set each Air-Slide pattern to operate an XPRESS procedure.
Note
You
1.
2.
3.
cannot set the Air-Slide function w hen no XPRESS key is programmed.
Click the "Standard" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Standard m ode .
Click "Se t Up Tim e r or Air-Slide" in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n.
Click "Edit Air-Slide " on the right s ide .
The "Edit Air-Slide" dialog box appears.
4.
Se le ct an XPRESS k e y you w ant to ope rate by click ing
be low the Air-Slide patte rn and s e le cting.
Hints
o
o
5.
If you click "Clear," the setting for the Air-Slide pattern is cleared.
If you change an Air-Slide pattern in Advanced mode, the drop-dow n list for the Air-Slide pattern show s "Advanced."
Click "OK."
The "Edit Air-Slide" dialog box closes, and the setting of the Air-Slide is changed.
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Advanced mode screen reference
The Advanced mode of AX Remote Editor displays the follow ing items.
A Title bar
Displays the current project name as "Project name - AX Remote Editor."
B M e nu bar
Displays the AX Remote Editor menu.
C Com pone nt e dit are a
Displays the area for editing Component settings.
D XPRESS e dit are a
Displays the area for editing an XPRESS key.
E M acro e dit are a
Displays the area for editing a Macro (Action list) for Timer/Air-Slide/System Control.
F M inim ize button
Minimizes the AX Remote Editor screen and show s an icon on the Window s taskbar.
G Clos e button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
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H STANDARD tab
Sw itches the edit mode to Standard mode, allow ing more basic programming for components and XPRESS settings, etc.
I Conne ction status
Displays the connection status betw een your PC and the Remote Commander.


Whe n
appe ars
One Remote Commander is connected to the PC. You can send data.


Whe n
appe ars
Tw o or more Remote Commanders are connected to the PC. You cannot send data.


Whe n
appe ars
The Remote Commander is not connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
J Dow nload to Rem ote button
Dow nloads the settings you made on AX Remote Editor to the Remote Commander.
K Em ulate button
Starts the Emulator. By pressing the keys/buttons on the Emulator, the signal from the Remote Commander connected to your PC is sent to an AV
component to confirm that the settings made on AX Remote Editor w ill w ork properly.
L Exit button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
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Changing the component settings (Advanced mode)
The component edit area in Advanced mode displays the follow ing items.
A Com pone nt lis t
Displays the programmed components on a list. Items on the top line of the list are Component keys of page 1 on the Remote Commander's display. You can
program up to four Component keys on each line (page), up to 16 Component keys on four lines (pages).
By clicking a Component key on a list, you can edit the component. You can also change the assignment of components on a list by dragging and dropping
the components you w ant to move.
B Com pone nt inform ation
Type :
Displays the selected component type (category).
Brand:
Displays the manufacturer of the selected component.
Labe l:
Displays a label of the selected component (Component key) on the button. By clicking the button, you can change the label of the Component key.
Note
If the component sets the preset code by "SOLUTION preset" (by reading the preset code from the remote control signal of your AV component),
manufacturer is not displayed in the "Brand" field.
C Add button
Adds a component on an empty key position (w here no component is assigned) in the component list.
Note
You cannot add a component to the key position w here a component is already assigned or if 16 components are already programmed.
D De le te button
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Deletes the selected component.
E Change Pre s e t button
Changes the preset code of the selected component.
F Initialize button
Returns each key/button for the component to the initial setting.
G Edit Ke ys button
Changes the key/button setting for the selected component.
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About editing components
About operating and editing of a component
Editable contents for a component
About operating and editing of a component
A "component" refers to an AV component that you w ant the Remote Commander to control.
When you press a COMPONENT button on the Remote Commander, keys show ing components, called "Component keys," appear at the bottom of the display.
You can create up to 16 Component keys.
When you press the Component key of the component you w ant to operate, the display to operate the component appears. This display is called "Component
display." Keys on the Component display are divided into tw o types--"Touch-keys" (w hose labels are already set) and "Label keys" (w hose label you can
enter). You can create up to 12 Label keys per component.
Furthermore, for each component, you can set different actions for each button on the Remote Commander.
Editable contents for a component
With AX Remote Editor you can edit the follow ing items for a component in Standard mode/Advanced mode.
Editing conte nts
Standard
m ode Advance d
m ode
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Change the label of a component
Editable
Editable
Change the assignment of components
Editable
Editable
Change the preset code of a component*1
Editable
Editable
Add a component *1*2
Editable
Editable
Change the key/button setting for a component
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Editable
Delete a component
Editable
Editable
Initialize the key/button setting for a component
Editable
*1 The Standard mode sets the preset code by "SOLUTION preset" (by reading the preset code from the remote control signal of your AV component).
The Advanced mode sets the preset code by "SOLUTION preset" or "BRAND preset " (by selecting the manufacturer and the preset code).
*2 Only in Advanced mode, can you select "None" for a component (that has no preset code).
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Changing the label of a component (Advanced mode)
You can change the label of a component (Component key).
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the com pone nt w hos e labe l you w ant to change from the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click the button to the right s ide of "Labe l."
The "Edit Key Label" dialog box appears.
4. Ente r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
Hints
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
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The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
Note
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The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Click "OK."
The "Edit Key Label" dialog box closes, and the label of the component selected in step 2 is changed.
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Changing the assignment of components (Advanced mode)
You can change the assignment of the Component keys displayed on the Remote Commander.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the com pone nt you w ant to m ove from the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n, the n drag and drop it to the k e y
pos ition w he re you w ant to m ove it.
If no component occupies that key, the component w ill move there.
If another component already occupies that key, the components w ill sw ap key positions.
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Changing the preset code of a component (Advanced mode)
You can change the preset code programmed for each component. In this topic, preset code refers to the IR code of a component's remote control.
Change the preset code of a component only w hen necessary, for example, w hen you buy a new AV component.
Note s
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If you change the preset code of a component, all the learned key/button settings (Learn action and Learn+ action) for that component are deleted. So
proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete necessary data.
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If you change the preset code of a component, any XPRESS key w hich includes that component in its setting w ill also be deleted. So proceed w ith caution,
being careful not to delete necessary data.
Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
Click the com pone nt w ith the pre s e t code you w ant to change in the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
Click "Change Pre s e t."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to change the preset code.
Click "Ye s ."
The "Confirming the Label of a Component Key" screen in the "Component Setting" w izard appears.
If you w ant to change the labe l, e nte r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
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Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label, skip to step 6.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
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The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
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Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l, click "Ne xt."
The "Selecting a Method to Program a Preset Code" screen appears.
Se le ct the m e thod of s e tting the pre s e t code from the follow ing options :
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SOLUTION (recom m e nde d)
Reads the preset code from the remote control signal of the AV component. If you don't know the number, use this method.
BRAND
Selects the manufacturer and the preset code. Refer to the supplied "Preset code lists."
Click "Ne xt."
One of the follow ing screens appears:
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If you se le ct "SOLUTION" in s te p 7
The "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen appears. Go to step 9.
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If you se le ct "Brand" in s te p 7
The "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (BRAND)" screen appears. Skip to step 15.
9. Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
10. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
11. Click "Pre s e t."
The "Preset" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
12. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"The preset code of "component name" is programmed." appears w hen the programming is complete.
Hints
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If 60 seconds passes in standby mode, or if the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) cannot define the preset code, a dialog box appears for you to
confirm redoing the operation. If you click "Yes," the Remote Commander goes to standby mode again and you can redo the operation. If you click
"No," the "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears, allow ing you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the code of the selected component from
its remote control.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
13. Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the screen returns to "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)."
14. Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears. Skip to step 18.
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15. Click
of "Brand" and s e le ct the m anufacture r.
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16. Click
of "Pre s e t Code" and s e le ct the 4-digit num be r.
17. Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears.
18. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate ."
The Emulator appears.
19. One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
Note
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
20. Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
The Emulator closes and the screen returns to "Checking the Operations."
21. Click "Finis h."
The preset code of the component selected in step 2 is changed.
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Adding a component (Advanced mode)
When you buy a new compatible component, etc., you can add it to the Remote Commander's control list using AX Remote Editor.
Note
If 16 components are already programmed, you cannot add another component.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click an e m pty k e y pos ition in the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Add."
The "Select Component Category" screen in the "New Component" w izard appears.
4. Click the com pone nt type you w ant to add, the n click "Ne xt."
The "Confirming the Label of a Component Key" screen appears.
Hint
When you are not sure w hich component to select, see "About the component category." (Clicking "Help" on the "Select Component Category" screen
also displays the same information.)
If you w ant to change the labe l, e nte r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
5.
Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label, skip to step 6.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
o
The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l, click "Ne xt."
The "Selecting a Method to Program a Preset Code" screen appears. Preset code refers to the IR code of a component's remote control.
Se le ct the m e thod of s e tting the pre s e t code from the follow ing options :
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7.
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8.
SOLUTION (recom m e nde d)
Reads the preset code from the remote control signal of the AV component. If you don't know the number, use this method.
BRAND
Selects the manufacturer and the preset code. Refer to the supplied "Preset code lists."
Click "Ne xt."
One of the follow ing screens appears:
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If you se le ct "SOLUTION" in s te p 7
The "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen appears. Go to step 9.
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If you se le ct "BRAND" in s te p 7
The "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (BRAND)" screen appears. Skip to step 15.
9. Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
10. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
11. Click "Pre s e t."
The "Preset" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander C goes to standby mode.
Note
The "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears if you select "None" in step 4. This dialog box allow s you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the
preset code of the selected component from its remote control.
12. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"The preset code of "component name" is programmed." appears w hen the programming is complete.
Hints
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If 60 seconds passes in standby mode, or if the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) cannot define the preset code, a dialog box appears for you to
confirm redoing the operation. If you click "Yes," the Remote Commander goes to standby mode again and you can redo the operation. If you click
"No," the "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears, allow ing you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the code of the selected component from
its remote control.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
13. Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the screen returns to "Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)."
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14. Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears. Skip to step 18.
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15. Click
of "Brand" and s e le ct the m anufacture r.
16. Click
of "Pre s e t Code" and s e le ct the 4-digit num be r.
17. Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears.
18. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate ."
The Emulator appears.
19. One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
Note
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
20. Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
The Emulator closes and the screen returns to "Checking the Operations."
21. Click "Finis h."
The new component is added to the place selected in step 2.
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Changing the key/button setting for a component (Advanced mode)
You can change the setting of a key/button programmed for a component.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the com pone nt w hos e k e y/button you w ant to change from the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Edit Ke ys ."
The "Edit Keys" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
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Status
Assigns a color code to keys/buttons based on their settings.
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Show
Displays the follow ing colored coded frames around keys/buttons depending on their settings.
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Blue (Pre s e t): A key/button for w hich only one preset action is programmed.
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Pink (Le arn): A key/button for w hich only one Learn action or Learn+ action is programmed.
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Gre e n (M acro): A key/button for w hich tw o or more effective actions are programmed or only one Jump action is programmed.
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Purple (Alias ): A key/button for w hich only one Alias action is programmed.
Hide
Does not display the colored frame around a key/button.
Ke y/button list
Displays keys/buttons programmed for a component.
If you select a key/button you w ant to edit, you can confirm or change the setting for the key/button in "Properties" on the right side.
Note
If an Action list for a key/button includes an invalid action, the "X" indicator appears on the key/button.
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[Le arn Signal in Orde r]
If you click the button, the "Learn Signal in Order" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to make each of the keys/buttons (for w hich no
action is programmed, and the "Display this key" box is on) learn the remote control's signal. For further details, see "Teaching the remote control's
signal in succession to keys/buttons that have no action ("Learn Signal in Order" dialog box)" below .
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Dis play this k e y
This is displayed w hen a touch-key is selected. If you uncheck the box, the key is hidden on the Remote Commander.
Note
A touch-key for w hich no action is programmed is hidden on the Remote Commander; so in this case you cannot check the box.
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Labe l
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If a touch-ke y is s e le cte d:
Its label is displayed.
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You can change the label by clicking
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If a Labe l k e y is s e le cte d:
Its label is displayed.
If you click "Edit Label," the "Edit Label" dialog box appears. Entering the label and clicking "OK" allow s you to change the label.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list.
Hints
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You can enter up to eight characters. How ever, the label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
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The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
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Action List
Displays the Action list programmed for the selected key/button. Clicking the "Edit Actions" allow s you to change the setting of the Action list.
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[Edit Actions ]
If you click this, the "Edit Actions" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete the action in the Action list or change the
action order.
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Ke y-pre s s e d Tim e
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Sets the length of time for w hich you need to press a key/button to execute the Action list by clicking
Key-pressed time ranges from 0 to 2 (seconds).
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and selecting from the drop-dow n list. The
Mem o
Enters a comment for the key/button such as the function.
Click "OK."
The "Edit Keys" dialog box closes and the setting of the key/button is changed.
Teaching the remote control's signal in succession to keys/buttons ("Learn Signal in Order" dialog box)
The "Learn Signal in Order" dialog box allow s you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the remote control's signal.
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After the "Learn Signal in Order" appears, perform the follow ing steps.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
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Note s
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Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC w hile teaching the remote control signals, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, teaching may not be successful.
Confirm the s e le cte d k e y/button in the k e y/button list on the right s ide of the dialog box.
If you don't w ant to teach the signal to the selected key/button, click "Skip." The next possible key/button to be learned is selected.
Whe n the k e y/button you w ant to te ach is s e le cte d, click "Le arn."
The "Learn" dialog box appears.
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e s ignal you w ant to te ach.
Click "Le arn."
The Remote Commander (RM-NX4000) goes to standby mode.
Hint
If you check the "Save remote control signal as raw data" box, the remote control signal of the AV component is programmed as the raw -data onto the
Remote Commander. If the AV component does not w ork properly w hen a learned key is pressed, check this box to try the learning. In this case, the
learned data is larger than normal learning.
Pre s s and hold dow n the button on the re m ote control until "Le arning is com ple te ." appe ars .
If "Learning is complete." appear, learning w as successful.
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Hints
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If "A time out error: 60 seconds has passed" appears, click [OK] and redo from step 5.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The screen returns to "Learn Signal in Order," and the next possible key/button to be learned is selected.
Re pe at s te ps 1 to 7 to continue to othe r k e ys /buttons you w ant to te ach.
When all the possible settings are finished, "Programming remote control signals of "component name" is complete." appears.
Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box and the "Learn Signal in Order" dialog box close.
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Deleting a component (Advanced mode)
You can delete unnecessary components (Component key).
Delete a component w hen the existing component is no longer necessary, such as w hen you replace an AV component.
Note
If you delete a component, any XPRESS key that includes that component w ill also be deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete necessary
data.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the com pone nt you w ant to de le te from the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click "De le te " in the uppe r right of the s cre e n.
A dialog box appears for you to confirm the deletion.
4. Click "Ye s ."
The component selected in step 2 is deleted.
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Initializing the key/button setting for a component (Advanced mode)
AX Remote Editor allow s each key/button for a component to return to the initial setting.
The settings and Action lists for a key/button edited in the "Edit keys" dialog box are cleared.
Note
If you initialize a component, any XPRESS key that includes that component w ill also be deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete necessary
data.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the com pone nt w hos e s e ttings you w ant to re turn to de fault (initialize ) from the com pone nt lis t in the uppe r le ft of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Initialize " in the uppe r right of the s cre e n.
A dialog box appears for you to confirm initializing.
4. Click "Ye s ."
The setting of each key of the component selected in step 2 is initialized.
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Changing the settings of XPRESS keys (Advanced mode)
The XPRESS edit area in Advanced mode displays the follow ing items.
A Start Se tting Wizard
Adds an XPRESS key on an empty key position (w here no XPRESS key is assigned) in the XPRESS list.
Note
You cannot add an XPRESS key to the key position w here an XPRESS key is already assigned, or if eight XPRESS keys are already programmed.
B XPRESS lis t
Displays the programmed XPRESS keys on a list. Items on the top line of the list are XPRESS keys of page 1 on the Remote Commander's display. You can
program up to four XPRESS keys on each line (page), up to eight XPRESS keys on tw o lines (pages).
By clicking an XPRESS key on a list, you can edit it. You can also change the assignment of XPRESS keys on a list by dragging and dropping the XPRESS
keys you w ant to move.
C XPRESS Nam e
The name of the selected XPRESS key is displayed on this button. By clicking the button, you can change the name and label of the XPRESS key.
D XPRESS s tructure
Displays the components operated by a selected XPRESS function.
In the center is the source component that outputs images and sound, the left side is the video component that outputs images from the source component,
On the right side is the audio component that outputs sound from the source component.
The input (jack) name through w hich images and sound from the source component are sent appears below each illustration.
E Edit Actions button
Edits a Start macro/Exit macro of the selected XPRESS key.
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F Edit Ke ys button
Changes the key/button setting of the selected XPRESS key.
G De le te button
Deletes the selected XPRESS key.
H Initialize button
Returns the selected XPRESS key to the initial setting.
I Duplicate button
Copies the selected XPRESS key to the empty key position (w here no XPRESS key is assigned).
Note
If eight XPRESS keys are already programmed, you cannot copy an XPRESS key.
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About editing XPRESS keys
What is the XPRESS function?
About components that you can operate by XPRESS function (Source component/Video component/Audio component)
About operating and editing an XPRESS key
About a Start macro/Exit macro of an XPRESS key
Editable contents for an XPRESS key
What is the XPRESS function?
The XPRESS function is an executed series of actions that operate several AV components by pressing just one key (XPRESS key).
For example, you have to perform the follow ing operations sequentially to w atch a DVD using a TV, an amplifier/receiver, and a DVD player.
1. Turn on the DVD player.
2. Turn on the TV.
3. Set the input selector of the TV to VIDEO1.
4. Turn on the amplifier/receiver.
5. Set the input selector of the amplifier/receiver to DVD.
6. Start DVD playback.
By setting the above actions as an XPRESS key, you can w atch a DVD by simply pressing one key.
About components that you can operate by XPRESS function (Source component/Video component/Audio component)
When setting an XPRESS function, set the follow ing three components as a target of operating.
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Source com pone nt
The component that outputs image and sound signals.
You cannot select PJ (Projector) or LIGHT for the source component.
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Vide o com pone nt
The component that displays the images from the source component.
You can select TV or PJ (Projector) for the video component. Or, you can set an XPRESS key w ithout selecting the video component.
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Audio com pone nt
The component that amplifies sound from the source component.
You can select TV, PJ (Projector), RCVR (Receiver), or DAV (DVD/Receiver Combo) for the audio component. Or, you can set an XPRESS key w ithout
selecting the audio component.
In the above example of "w atching a DVD," the source component, the video component, and the audio component are a DVD player, a TV, and an
amplifier/receiver, respectively.
The components that you can operate by XPRESS function are displayed on the AX Remote Editor screen as show n below .
Note
You cannot select a component that has no preset code ("None" component) as an XPRESS function target of operation.
About operating and editing an XPRESS key
When you press an XPRESS button on the Remote Commander, "XPRESS keys" appear at the bottom of the display. You can create up to eight XPRESS keys.
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When you press an XPRESS key, the Action list (Start macro) programmed for that key is performed and a screen called "XPRESS display" appears. Keys on
the XPRESS display are divided into tw o types--"Touch-key" (w hose labels are already set) and "Label key" (that sw itch to the display of each component that
of the XPRESS function).
For each XPRESS key, different actions for each button on the Remote Commander are set (you can also change these settings).
About a Start macro/Exit macro of an XPRESS key
You can program a Start macro/Exit macro for each XPRESS key. A Start macro is a list of actions (macro) to be performed w hen an XPRESS key is pressed.
For example, you can program the follow ing actions as the Start macro of the XPRESS key to "w atch a DVD" using a TV, an amplifier/receiver, and DVD
player.
1. Sw itch the display to the XPRESS display for DVD.
2. Turn on the DVD player.
3. Turn on the TV.
4. Set the input selector of the TV to VIDEO1.
5. Turn on the amplifier/receiver.
6. Set the input selector of the amplifier/receiver to DVD.
7. Start DVD playback.
By programming the above Start macro, you can perform the above actions by simply pressing the DVD XPRESS key.
An Exit macro is a list of actions (macro) to be performed w hen sw itching to another XPRESS display.
For example, you can program the follow ing actions as the Exit macro of the XPRESS key to "w atch a DVD."
1. Stop DVD playback.
2. Turn off the DVD player.
3. Turn off the TV.
4. Turn off the amplifier/receiver.
By programming the above Exit macro, you can perform the above actions after the DVD XPRESS operation, by simply pressing the TV XPRESS key.
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You can program a Start macro/Exit macro by simply follow ing the w izard instructions in "Creating a project in Standard mode" and in "Adding an XPRESS
key."
Furthermore, you can edit a Start macro/Exit macro of the programmed XPRESS key in Advanced mode.
Se e als o
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Creating a project in Standard mode
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Adding an XPRESS key (Standard mode)
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Adding an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
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Editing a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key
Editable contents for an XPRESS key
With AX Remote Editor you can edit the follow ing items for an XPRESS key in Standard mode/Advanced mode.
Editing conte nts
Standard
m ode Advance d
m ode
Change the label of an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Change the assignment of XPRESS keys
Editable
Editable
Add an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Edit a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key
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Editable
Change the key/button setting for an XPRESS key
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Editable
Copy an XPRESS key
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Editable
Delete an XPRESS key
Editable
Editable
Initialize the settings of an XPRESS key
-
Editable
Note
You cannot change the follow ing settings for the programmed XPRESS key.
o The audio component's remote control setting (pow er button type/input select button type/learned setting)
o The video component's remote control setting (pow er button type/input select button type/learned setting)
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o
The source component's remote control setting (pow er button type/learned setting)
If an XPRESS key does not w ork properly, delete the XPRESS key and recreate a new XPRESS key.
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Changing the label of an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You
1.
2.
3.
can change the label of an XPRESS key.
Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
Click the XPRESS k e y w hos e labe l you w ant to change in the XPRESS list on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
Click the button to the right of "XPRESS Nam e ."
The "Rename XPRESS" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
o
o
XPRESS Nam e
Enter the name (w hich w ill appear on the XPRESS display as its title). You can enter up to 12 characters.
o
o
o
XPRESS Ke y
Enter the label (displayed on the Remote Commander). You can enter up to eight characters.
The label preview at the bottom of the screen updates the information.
Hints
o
By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
.
o
The "XPRESS Key" or "XPRESS Name" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the
shortcut keys.
Note
4.
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Click "OK."
The "Rename XPRESS" dialog box closes, and the label of the XPRESS key selected in step 2 is changed.
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Changing the assignment of XPRESS keys (Advanced mode)
You can change the assignment of the XPRESS keys displayed on the Remote Commander.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the XPRESS k e y you w ant to m ove from the XPRESS lis t on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n, the n drag and drop it to the k e y pos ition
w he re you w ant to m ove it.
If no XPRESS key occupies that key position, the XPRESS key w ill move there.
If another XPRESS key already occupies that key position, the XPRESS keys w ill sw ap key positions.
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Adding an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You can add an XPRESS key, for example, w henever you add or replace a component in your AV system.
Note
If eight XPRESS keys are already programmed, you cannot add another XPRESS key.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click "Start Setting Wizard."
The "What is XPRESS?" screen in the "New XPRESS" w izard appears.
Hint
Clicking "Help" on the screen also displays the information about the XPRESS function.
Afte r re ading the introduction, click "Ne xt."
The "Purpose and Source Component" screen appears.
Se t the follow ing:
3.
4.
o
Purpose
o
Select the purpose of the XPRESS key by clicking
be set in the same w ay.
o
Source com pone nt
o
Select the source component (that outputs images and sound) for the XPRESS key by clicking
selecting the component, the next line can be set in the same w ay to add another XPRESS key.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After selecting the purpose, the "Source component" can
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After
Repeat step 4 to set up other XPRESS keys.
Hint
You can set up to eight XPRESS keys.
Afte r e nte ring e ach require d XPRESS k e y, click "Ne xt."
The "Confirming the Label of an XPRESS Key" screen appears.
If you w ant to change the labe l and nam e , s e t the follow ing:
5.
6.
o
o
XPRESS Ke y
Enter the label (displayed on the Remote Commander). You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates
the information.
o
o
XPRESS Nam e
Enter the name (w hich w ill appear on the XPRESS display as its title). You can enter up to 12 characters.
Hints
o
If you don't w ant to change the label or name, skip to step 7.
o
By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
o
The "XPRESS Key" or "XPRESS Name" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the
shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l and nam e , click "Ne xt."
The "Video Component" screen appears.
8. Se le ct a video com pone nt (that outputs im age s from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "Audio Component" screen appears.
9. Se le ct an audio com pone nt (that outputs s ound from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
10. Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "Input Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
11. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
7.
o
o
I pre s s a button re pe ate dly to cycle through the inputs . (Type A)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a button repeatedly, then go to step 15.
o
o
I pre s s a button to directly s e le ct the de s ire d input. (Type B)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a particular button. Then enter the name of the source component button in the text box and go to step
16.
Othe rs
Select this if you change the input on the menu display, then go to step 12.
12. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
o
o
o
o
Type C
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing the up/dow n button, then go to step 13.
o
o
Type D
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing a particular button. In the text box, enter the name of the button you press after
the menu button to use the source component, then go to step 16.
Hint
For further details about the difference of "Type C" and "Type D," see "About the remote control's input select button type." (Clicking "Help" on the "Input
Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen also displays the same information.)
13. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
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o What is the total num be r of inputs you can s e le ct from the on s cre e n m e nu?
o
Click
and select the number.
o
o
Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
o
In w hat orde r doe s your s e le ction (in [2]) appe ar on the lis t (1s t, 2nd, 3rd, e tc.)?
o Select the order number by clicking .
14. Se le ct w hich input is highlighte d w he n you pre s s the input s e le ct button on the re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
After this selection, go to step 16.
15. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
o
What is the total num be r of inputs you can change by pre s s ing the Input Se le ct button?
o
Click
o
o
Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
o
Whe re doe s the input (in [2]) stand from the initial input?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
16. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
Note
Make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
17. Click "Le arn."
The "Learn" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
18. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"Learning is complete." appears w hen learning is successful. Keep follow ing the on-screen instructions.
The "Learning is complete." message box show s "OK" w hen learning is complete.
Hints
o
o
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
o
o
If "A time out error: 60 seconds has passed" appears, click [OK] and redo from step 17.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes and the screen returns to "Learn."
Click "Ne xt."
The "Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Audio Component" screen appears.
Se t the inform ation re garding the audio com pone nt's re m ote control in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt (s how n in ste ps
10 to19).
Whe n finis he d, click "Ne xt."
The "Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Source Component" screen appears.
Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "Learn" screen appears.
M ak e the Re m ote Com m ande r le arn the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control s ignal in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt
(s how n in ste ps 16 to19).
Whe n le arning is com ple te , click "Ne xt."
The "Options" screen appears.
Se t the follow ing options :
Option1: Start M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Start macro) to w ork w hen operating an XPRESS key. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the box.
Option2: Exit M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Exit macro) to w ork w henever you sw itch to another XPRESS display. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the
box.
27. Click "Ne xt."
The "Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to check if the Start macro added in step 26 w orks properly.
o
o
Note
Before checking, make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
28. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Te s t."
A message box appears.
29. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, pre pare the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate and click "OK."
The "Test" dialog box appears.
30. Click "Se nd."
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The signal programmed for the Remote Commander as a Start macro is sent to the AV component. Check if the AV component w orks properly.
31. Afte r che ck ing, click "Cance l."
The "Test" dialog box closes, and the screen returns to "Checking the Operations."
32. Do e ithe r of the follow ing:
o
o
o
If you se t tw o or m ore XPRESS k e ys in s te p 4
Click "Next."
The "Video Component" screen reappears, and the second XPRESS key's setting starts. Repeat steps 8 to 31 to set all the XPRESS keys.
o
o
o
If you se t only one XPRESS k e y in s te p 4, or othe rw is e , w he n all the XPRESS k e y's s e ttings are com ple te
Click "Finish."
The XPRESS key(s) set in step 4 is added.
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Editing a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You
1.
2.
3.
can edit an Action list (Start macro/Exit macro) programmed for an XPRESS key.
Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
Click the XPRESS k e y you w ant to e dit a Start m acro/Exit m acro in the XPRESS list on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
Click "Edit Actions " on the right s ide .
The "Edit Actions" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to confirm/edit a Start macro and Exit macro.
o
o
Start M acro
Displays a Start macro (Action list) programmed for an XPRESS key. If you click "Edit Start Macro," you can change the setting of the macro (Action
list).
o
o
[Edit Start M acro]
By clicking this, the "Edit Start Macro" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete the action of a Start macro or change the
action order.
4.
o
o
Exit M acro
Displays an Exit macro (Action list) programmed for an XPRESS key. If you click "Edit Exit Macro," you can change the setting of the macro (Action
list).
o
o
[Edit Exit M acro]
By clicking this, the "Edit Exit Macro" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete an action of an Exit macro or change the
action order.
Click "OK."
The ""Edit Actions" dialog box closes, and the Start macro/Exit macro of the XPRESS key selected in step 2 is changed.
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Changing the key/button setting for an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You
1.
2.
3.
o
o
can change the setting of a key/button programmed for an XPRESS key.
Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
Click the XPRESS k e y w hos e k e y/button you w ant to change from the XPRESS list on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
Click "Edit Ke ys ."
The "Edit Keys" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
Status
Assigns a color code to keys/buttons based on their settings.


Show
Displays the follow ing colored coded frames around keys/buttons depending on their settings.

Gre e n (M acro): A key/button for w hich tw o or more effective actions are programmed or only one Jump action is programmed.



Purple (Alias ): A key/button for w hich only one Alias action is programmed.
Hide
Does not display the colored frame around a key/button.
o
o
o
Ke y/button list
Displays keys/buttons programmed for an XPRESS key.
If you select a key/button you w ant to edit, you can confirm or change the setting for the key/button in "Properties" on the right side.
o
o
Dis play this k e y
This is displayed w hen a touch-key is selected. If you uncheck the box, the key is hidden on the Remote Commander.
Note
A touch-key for w hich no action is programmed is hidden on the Remote Commander; so in this case you cannot check the box.
o
Labe l
o
o
If a touch-ke y is s e le cte d:
Its label is displayed.
o
You can change the label by clicking
o
o
If a Labe l k e y is s e le cte d:
Its label is displayed. How ever, you cannot change the label.
o
o
Action List
Displays the Action list programmed for the selected key/button. Clicking the "Edit Actions" allow s you to change the setting of the Action list.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list.
Note
You cannot edit the action for a Label key.
o
o
[Edit Actions ]
If you click this, the "Edit Actions" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete the action in the Action list or change the
action order.
Note
You cannot click "Edit Actions" w hen a Label key is selected.
o
Ke y-pre s s e d Tim e
o
Sets the length of time for w hich you need to press a key/button to execute the Action list by clicking
Key-pressed time ranges from 0 to 2 (seconds).
o
o
4.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. The
Mem o
Enters a comment for the key/button such as the function.
Click "OK."
The "Edit Keys" dialog box closes and the setting of the key/button is changed.
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Copying an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You can copy an XPRESS key.
By copying an XPRESS key, you can create another XPRESS key that includes the same settings as the original. This operation is useful to create a new
XPRESS key based on an existing XPRESS key's setting.
Note
If eight XPRESS keys are already programmed, you cannot copy an XPRESS key.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the XPRESS k e y you w ant to copy from the XPRESS lis t on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Duplicate " on the right s ide .
A dialog box appears for you to confirm copying.
4. Click "Ye s ."
The copy of the XPRESS key selected in step 2 is created at the empty key position on the XPRESS list.
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Deleting an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You can delete unnecessary XPRESS keys.
Delete an XPRESS key w hen it is no longer necessary or w hen the programmed XPRESS key does not w ork properly.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the XPRESS k e y you w ant to de le te from the com pone nt lis t on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
3. Click "De le te " on the right s ide .
A dialog box appears for you to confirm the deletion.
4. Click "Ye s ."
The XPRESS key selected in step 2 is deleted.
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Initializing the settings of an XPRESS key (Advanced mode)
You can return the settings of an XPRESS key to the initial settings.
The settings to be cleared are the follow ing:
 The label of an XPRESS key
 The settings and Action lists for the key/button edited in the "Edit Keys" dialog box
 The settings of any Start macro/Exit macro edited in the "Edit Actions" dialog box.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click the XPRESS k e y w hos e s e ttings you w ant to re turn to de fault (initialize ) from the XPRESS list on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n.
3. Click "Initialize " on the right s ide .
A dialog box appears for you to confirm initializing.
4. Click "Ye s ."
The settings selected in step 2 are initialized.
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Changing the Timer/Air-Slide/System Control settings (Advanced mode)
The Macro edit area in Advanced mode displays the follow ing items.
A Edit Tim e r button
Sets a macro (Action list) to operate at a scheduled time by the Timer function.
B Edit Air-Slide button
Sets a macro (Action list) to operate for an Air-Slide pattern.
C Edit Sys te m Control button
Sets a macro (Action list) to operate for a System Control button/key.
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About the Timer/Air-Slide/System Control function
About the Timer function
About the Air-Slide function
About the System Control function
About the Timer function
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) can perform a programmed action automatically at a scheduled time every day or on particular days. This is called a
"Timer function."
You can set up to eight Timer functions w ith the follow ing options.


Tim e r ON/OFF
Sw itches ON/OFF each Timer function.



Ke y Labe l
When you press the TIMER button on the Remote Commander, "Timer keys" show ing a Timer function are displayed at the bottom of the display.
The default labels of each Timer key are show n as "PROG1" to "PROG8," w hich you can change.


Actions to be pe rform e d
In Standard mode you can set an XPRESS procedure to operate at a scheduled time. In Advanced mode you can set a "Timer macro" (Action list) to operate
at a scheduled time.


Tim e
Sets the operation time (hour, minute, AM/PM) for a Timer function.


Day
Sets the day for a Timer function to operate. The default setting is "Everyday."
Se e als o

Changing the Timer function (Standard mode)

Changing the Timer function (Advanced mode)
About the Air-Slide function
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) can perform a programmed action by sliding your finger across its display. This is called an "Air-Slide function."
The Air-Slide has the follow ing six patterns.
In Standard mode you can set each Air-Slide pattern to operate an XPRESS procedure. In Advanced mode you can set each Air-Slide pattern to operate a
macro (Action list). This is called an "Air-Slide macro."
Se e als o

Changing an Air-Slide's settings (Standard mode)

Changing an Air-Slide's settings (Advanced mode)
About the System Control function
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) has special buttons called "System Control buttons," and you can perform programmed actions by pressing these
buttons.
If you press the MORE button (rightmost System Control button), all keys sharing the same function as that System Control buttons are displayed at the bottom
of the display. These keys are called, "System Control keys."
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Advanced mode allow s you to set a macro (Action list) for each of four System Control buttons and four System Control keys. This is called a "System Control
macro."
Note
You cannot set a System Control macro in Standard mode.
Se e als o
Changing a System Control setting (Advanced mode)
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Changing the Timer function (Advanced mode)
The Timer function allow s you to set the Remote Commander to operate a series of actions, called a macro (Action list), at a scheduled time. (Timer macro)
You can set up to eight Timer macros.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click "Edit Tim e r" in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n.
The 'Edit Timer" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
o
o
ON/OFF
Sw itches ON/OFF each Timer program.
o
: The Timer program is on. Click
to deactivate the Timer program.
o
: The Timer program is off. Click
to activate the Timer program.
o
o
o
Ke y Label
Makes a label for a Timer key. The default labels are show n as "PROG1" to "PROG8."
By clicking the button, the "Edit Label" dialog box appears. Enter a label and click "OK" to update the information.
Hint
o
o

You can enter up to eight characters. How ever, the label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.

By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to enter symbols such as

The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
Tim e r M acro
By clicking "Edit Actions," the "Edit Actions" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete the action of a Timer macro or
change the action order.
o
o
Tim e
Sets the operation time (hour, minute, AM/PM) for a Timer macro.
o
For the hour/minute setting, enter the digit or click
o
o
o
Day
Set the day for the Timer macro to operate. The default setting is "Everyday."
Click the day setting button to display the "Edit Day" dialog box, w hich show s the follow ing options:








o
o
3.
. For the AM/PM setting, click
and select from the drop-dow n list.
Eve ryday
Operates everyday.
We e k day
Operates w eekdays.
We e k e nd
Operates at the scheduled time on w eekends.
Sunday - Saturday
Operates at the scheduled time and day. Check only the box of the day w hen you w ant to operate the Timer macro.
[Cle ar]
Returns to the initial setting.
Click "OK."
The Timer program is changed and the "Edit Timer" dialog box closes.
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Changing an Air-Slide's settings (Advanced mode)
You can set a macro (Action list) for each pattern of an Air-Slide to operate. (Air-Slide macro)
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click "Edit Air-Slide " in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n.
The "Edit Air-Slide" dialog box appears.
3. Click "Edit Actions " under an Air-Slide patte rn you w ant to e dit.
The "Edit Actions" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete an action of the macro for the Air-Slide, or change the action
order.
Hint
4.
If you click "Clear," the setting for the Air-Slide pattern is cleared.
Click "OK."
The "Edit Air-Slide" dialog box closes, and the setting of the Air-Slide is changed.
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Changing a System Control setting (Advanced mode)
You can set a macro (Action list) for a System Control button/key to operate (System Control macro). You can set up to eight System Control macros.
1. Click the "Advance d" tab in the low e r le ft of the s cre e n to s w itch to Advanced m ode .
2. Click "Edit Sys te m Control" at the bottom of the s cre e n.
The "Edit System Control" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
o
o
o
Sys te m Control button list/Sys te m Control k e y lis t
The System Control button list is in the upper left and the System Control key list is in the low er left.
Selecting a button/key you w ant to edit allow s you to confirm/change the label and macro (Action list) in the "Properties" area on the right side.
o
o
o
[Edit Label]
Sets the label of a System Control key. The default labels are show n as "SYSTEM5" to "SYSTEM8."
By clicking the key you w ant to edit and clicking "Edit Label," the "Edit Label" dialog box appears. Enter a label and click "OK" to update the information.
Hints
3.

You can enter up to eight characters. How ever, the label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.

By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to enter symbols such as

The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
o
o
Action List
Displays a macro (Action list) of the selected button/key. Click the "Edit Actions" to change the setting of the macro.
o
o
[Edit Actions ]
By clicking this, the "Edit Actions" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete an action of a System Control macro or
change the action order.
Click "OK."
The "Edit System Control" dialog box closes, and the setting of the System Control is changed.
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About projects
AX Remote Editor allow s you to manage the Remote Commander settings as a "project."
When you first install AX Remote Editor, there are no projects yet, so the "New Project" w izard appears asking you to create a project w hen you start up AX
Remote Editor. The on-screen instructions in this w izard guide you through the necessary procedures to create a project, such as setting a project name,
components, XPRESS keys, and dow nloading the settings to the Remote Commander.
When you create a project, a folder of the same name (project folder) as the project is created on your PC w here its settings file (AX Remote Editor file w ith
the file extension ".axe") is saved along w ith various other files for that project.
You can create as many projects as necessary. For example, you can save several Remote Commander settings as different projects, according to your
needs. Or, you can make a backup copy of the Remote Commander settings as a precaution against accidental data loss.
Note
Do not use Window s Explorer, etc., to move project folders and or the files w ithin. Doing so may make it impossible to edit the project on AX Remote Editor.
Project related topics
With AX Remote Editor you can:

Create a new project

Create a project in Standard mode (New Project Wizard)

Create a project in Advanced mode

Save a project

Open a project

Enter a user name and comments for a project
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Creating a project in Standard mode (New Project Wizard)
Perform the follow ing steps to create a project in Standard mode follow ing the "New Project" w izard instructions.
Ste p 1: Se t a project nam e
Enter a name for the project you w ant to create.
Ste p 2: Se t com pone nts
In this step, perform the follow ing steps to set various component settings.
1. Select all the component types you w ant the Remote Commander to control.
2.
Check or change the label of components.
3.
Program the preset code of a component.
4.
Check if the preset code you programmed w orks.
5.
Repeat steps 3 to 4 for each component you are editing.
Ste p 3: Se t XPRESS k e ys
In this step, perform the follow ing steps to set various settings of XPRESS keys.
1. Select the "Purpose" and the "Source component" (that outputs images and sound) of all the XPRESS keys you w ant to program.
2.
Check or change the label of XPRESS keys.
3.
Select a video component (that outputs images from the source component).
4.
Select an audio component (that outputs sound from the source component).
5.
Set the follow ing items about the video component.
Select the type of pow er button on the video component's remote control.
Set the information about the input select button on the video component's remote control.
Make the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) learn the video component's remote control signal.
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6.
Set the follow ing items about the audio component.
Select the type of pow er button on the audio component's remote control.
Se the information about the input select button on the audio component's remote control.
Make the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) learn the audio component's remote control signal.
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7.
Set the follow ing items about the source component.
Select the type of pow er button on the source component's remote control.
Make the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) learn the source component's remote control signal.
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8.
Set a Start macro (action to be executed w hen operating an XPRESS key) and an Exit macro (action to be executed w hen sw itching to another XPRESS
display) of an XPRESS key.
9.
Repeat steps 3 to 8 for each XPRESS key you are setting.
Ste p 4: Dow nload the s e ttings to the Re m ote Com m ande r
Dow nload the settings made on the w izard to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000).
Hints
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When you start up AX Remote Editor for the first time, the "New Project" w izard appears asking you to create a project. In this case, create a project
follow ing the above procedure.
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If you w ant to exit the setting procedure at any point, click "Save and Exit" in the low er right of the screen. The setting is saved and AX Remote Editor
closes.
The next time you start AX Remote Editor, you can resume the setting from the point you stopped.
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Setting a project name
You can create a project in Standard mode.
In the first step, set the project name.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Ne w ."
The "New Project" dialog box appears.
Hint
2.
3.
If the project you are editing is not saved, a message box appears asking you to confirm saving before the "New Project" dialog box appears. To save
the project, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
Click "Standard," the n click "OK."
The "New Project" w izard appears.
Click "Ne xt."
The "Project Name" screen appears.
4.
Ente r a proje ct nam e unde r "Input a proje ct folde r nam e ," ne xt to
5.
Click
unde r "Save the project folde r in."
A dialog box appears for you to select a folder.
.
Hint
6.
7.
The "Save the project folder in" field show s the folder (location) in w hich you created a project or saved the project under a different name last time.
The first time you start AX Remote Editor, the field show s the Window s desktop.
Se le ct the folde r in w hich you w ant to cre ate the project, the n click "OK."
The dialog box closes, and the selected folder is displayed to the left of
Click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Select Component" screen appears.
Follow ing the w izard instructions, set components.
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Setting components
The "Component Settings" screen in the "New Project" w izard allow s you to make various settings for components.
Hint
You can save and exit the setting procedure at any point; just click "Save and Exit" in the low er right of the screen. The setting is saved and AX Remote Editor
closes.
The next time you start AX Remote Editor, you can resume the setting from the point you stopped.
1. From the com pone nt cate gory lis t on the le ft s ide of the s cre e n, click the com pone nt that you w ant the Re m ote Com m ande r to
control, the n click "Se le ct ->."
The selected component is added to the "Preview " area on the right side. Repeat to add other components to the "Preview " area.
Hints
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You can add up to 16 components.
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Click "Clear the Last Selected" to delete the last added component from the "Preview " area.
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2.
3.
When you are not sure w hich component to select, see "About the component category" below . (Clicking "Help" on the "Component Settings - Select
Component" screen also displays the same information.)
Afte r adding the ne ce s s ary com pone nts to "Pre vie w ," click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Confirming the Label of a Component Key" screen appears. This screen allow s you to change the component's label
displayed on the Remote Commander.
If you w ant to change the labe l, e nte r the ne w labe l in the te xt box to the right of "Label."
You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates the information.
Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label, skip to step 4.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
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The "Label" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l, click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen appears. This screen allow s you to program the preset
code for each component. Preset code refers to the IR code of a component's remote control.
4.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
Click "Pre s e t."
The "Preset" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-NX4000) goes to standby mode.
Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"The preset code of "component name" is programmed" appears w hen the programming is complete.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Hints
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If 60 seconds passes in standby mode, or if the Remote Commander cannot define the preset code, a dialog box appears for you to confirm redoing
the operation. If you click "Yes," the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode again and you can redo the operation. If you click "No,"
the "Learn signal in Order" dialog box appears, allow ing you to make each of the keys/buttons learn the code of the selected component from its
remote control.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
9. Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the screen returns to "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)".
10. Click "Ne xt."
The "Component Settings - Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to test the remote control signal of the preset code
programmed in steps 6 to 9.
11. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate ."
The Emulator appears.
12. One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
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Note
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
13. Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
The Emulator closes, and the screen returns to "Component Settings - Checking the Operations."
14. Click "Ne xt."
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The "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen reappears, and the second component setting starts.
Repeat steps 5 to 13 to finish all the component settings.
Hint
If only one component is added in step 1, the "Component Settings - Programming the Preset Codes of Components (SOLUTION)" screen does not
appear. In this case, go to step 15.
15. Click "Ne xt."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to save the settings and continue.
16. Click "Ye s ."
The "XPRESS Settings - What is XPRESS?" screen appears.
Follow ing the w izard instructions, set XPRESS keys.
About the component category
When you select the component category (type) in the "New Project" w izard (for creating a project) or in the "New Component" w izard (for adding a
component), be careful of the follow ing:
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A "DVD/Receiver Combo" is a Sony AV amplifier w ith a built-in DVD player.
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A "DVR/DVD Combo" is a DVD recorder w ith a built-in hard disk drive.
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Except the DVD/Receiver combo, the components w ith the built-in amplifier should be registered as Receiver. All the keys that are inoperative should be
registered by the learning function.
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When you have a multi-component (such as a DVD/VCR combo), select only one of either component for the category.
For example, in the case of a DVD/VCR combo, select "DVD" or "VCR" for the category. If you select both components, the XPRESS function w ill not w ork
properly.
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Only w hen you add a component in Advanced mode, can you select "None" (that has no preset code). When you cannot find an appropriate component
type, select "None."
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Setting XPRESS keys
The "XPRESS Settings" screen in the "New Project" w izard allow s you to make various settings for XPRESS keys.
Hint
You can save and exit the setting procedure at any point; just click "Save and Exit" in the low er right of the screen. The setting is saved and AX Remote Editor
closes.
The next time you start AX Remote Editor, you can resume the setting from the point you stopped.
1. Afte r re ading the introduction, click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Purpose and Source Component" screen appears.
Hint
Clicking "Help" on the "XPRESS Settings - What is XPRESS?" screen also displays the information about the XPRESS function.
Se t the follow ing:
2.
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Purpose
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Select the purpose of the XPRESS key by clicking
be set in the same w ay.
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Source com pone nt
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Select the source component (that outputs images and sound) for the XPRESS key by clicking
selecting the component, the next line can be set in the same w ay to add another XPRESS key.
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After selecting the purpose, the "Source component" can
and selecting from the drop-dow n list. After
Repeat step 2 to set up other XPRESS keys.
Hint
You can set up to eight XPRESS keys.
Afte r e nte ring e ach require d XPRESS k e y, click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Confirming the Label of an XPRESS Key" screen appears. This screen allow s you to change the XPRESS key's label displayed
on the Remote Commander and its name.
If you w ant to change the labe l and nam e , s e t the follow ing:
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4.
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XPRESS Ke y
Enter the label (displayed on the Remote Commander). You can enter up to eight characters. The label preview in the center of the screen updates
the information.
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XPRESS Nam e
Enter the name (w hich w ill appear on the XPRESS display as its title). You can enter up to 12 characters.
Hints
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If you don't w ant to change the label or name, skip to step 5.
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By clicking "Symbol," the "Symbol select" dialog box appears, allow ing you to enter symbols such as
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The "XPRESS Key" or "XPRESS Name" text box allow s you to copy and paste characters by using the shortcut menu (right-click menu) or the
shortcut keys.
.
Note
The label cannot be left blank. Be sure to enter at least one character.
Afte r e nte ring the labe l and nam e , click "Ne xt."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to save the settings and continue.
6. Click "Ye s ."
The "XPRESS Settings - Video Component" screen appears.
7. Se le ct a video com pone nt (that outputs im age s from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Audio Component" screen appears.
8. Se le ct an audio com pone nt (that outputs s ound from the s ource com pone nt), the n click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
9. Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Input Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen appears.
10. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the vide o com pone nt's re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
5.
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I pre s s a button re pe ate dly to cycle through the inputs . (Type A)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a button repeatedly, then go to step 14.
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I pre s s a button to directly s e le ct the de s ire d input. (Type B)
Select this if you change the input by pressing a particular button. Then enter the name of the source component button in the text box and go to step
15.
Othe rs
Select this if you change the input on the menu display, then go to step 11.
11. Se le ct the type of input s e le ct button on the re m ote control from the follow ing options , the n click "Ne xt."
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Type C
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing the up/dow n button, then go to step 12.
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Type D
Select this if you change the input on the menu display by pressing a particular button. In the text box, enter the name of the button you press after
the menu button to use the source component, then go to step 15.
Hint
For further details about the difference of "Type C" and "Type D," see "About the remote control's input select button type." (Clicking "Help" on the
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"XPRESS Settings - Input Select Button on your Remote Control of the Video Component" screen also displays the same information.)
12. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
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What is the total num be r of inputs you can s e le ct from the on s cre e n m e nu?
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Click
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Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
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In w hat orde r doe s your s e le ction (in [2]) appe ar on the lis t (1s t, 2nd, 3rd, e tc.)?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
13. Se le ct w hich input is highlighte d w he n you pre s s the input s e le ct button on the re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
After this selection, go to step 15.
14. Ente r the follow ing inform ation re garding the input s e le ction of the vide o com pone nt, the n click "Ne xt".
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What is the total num be r of inputs you can change by pre s s ing the Input Se le ct button?
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Click
o
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Which input do you s e le ct w he n you us e "Source com pone nt nam e "?
Enter the input name in the text box.
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Whe re doe s the input (in [2]) stand from the initial input?
and select the number.
o Select the order number by clicking .
15. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e pre s e t code you w ant to program .
Note
Make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
16. Click "Le arn."
The "Learn" dialog box appears, and the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) goes to standby mode.
17. Ope rate the re m ote control according to the on-s cre e n ins tructions.
"Learning is complete" appears w hen learning is successful. Keep follow ing the on-screen instructions.
The "Learning is complete" message box show s "OK" w hen learning is complete.
Hints
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18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
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If "A time out error: 60 seconds has passed" appears, click [OK] and redo from step 16.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes and the screen returns to "XPRESS Settings - Learn."
Click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Audio Component" screen appears.
Se t the inform ation re garding the audio com pone nt's re m ote control in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt (s how n in ste ps 9
to18).
Whe n finis he d, the n click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Pow er Button on your Remote Control of the Source Component" screen appears.
Se le ct the type of pow e r button on the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control, then click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Learn" screen appears.
M ak e the Re m ote Com m ande r le arn the s ource com pone nt's re m ote control s ignal in the s am e w ay as for the vide o com pone nt
(s how n in ste ps 15 to18).
Whe n le arning is com ple te , click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Options" screen appears.
Se t the follow ing options :
Option1: Start M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Start macro) to w ork w hen operating an XPRESS key. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the box.
Option2: Exit M acro
Select this to set additional actions (Exit macro) to w ork w henever you sw itch to another XPRESS display. If an action is not necessary, uncheck the
box.
26. Click "Ne xt."
The "XPRESS Settings - Checking the Operations" screen appears. This screen allow s you to check if the Start macro added in step 25 w orks properly.
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Note
Before checking, make sure that the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) is connected to your PC.
27. Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Te s t."
A message box appears.
28. Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, pre pare the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate and click "OK."
The "Test" dialog box appears.
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29. Click "Se nd."
The signal programmed for the Remote Commander as a Start macro is sent to the AV component. Check if the AV component w orks properly.
30. Afte r the che ck ing, click "Cance l."
The "Test" dialog box closes and the screen returns to the "XPRESS Settings - Checking the Operations."
31. Click "Ne xt."
A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you w ant to save the settings and continue.
32. Click "Ye s ."
The follow ing screen appears:
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If you se t tw o or m ore XPRESS k e ys in s te p 2
The "XPRESS Settings - Video Component" screen reappears, and the second XPRESS key's setting starts. Repeat steps 7 to 32 to set all the
XPRESS keys.
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If you se t only one XPRESS k e y in s te p 2, or othe rw is e , w he n all the XPRESS k e y's s e ttings are com ple te
The "Data Dow nload to Remote" screen appears.
Follow ing the w izard instructions, dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000).
About the remote control's input select button type
Generally, there are four types of input select button on remote controls. See the follow ing:
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Type A
Changes the input by pressing the button repeatedly.
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In the above example, pressing the "TV/VIDEO" button repeatedly changes the input.
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Type B
Changes the input by pressing a particular button.
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In the above example, pressing the "TV" button changes the input to "TV;" the "VIDEO1" button is "VIDEO1."
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Type C
Changes the input on the menu display by selecting w ith the up/dow n button.
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In the above example, press the up/dow n button to select "Video1," and then select the button to decide the selection. The input is changed to "Video1."
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Type D
Changes the input on the menu display by pressing a particular button.
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In the above example, pressing the "VIDEO2" button changes the input to "VIDEO2."
In the above example, the current input (VIDEO1) is displayed on the menu display. Pressing the button for changing the input (such as Ch2, VIDEO2)
changes the input to "VIDEO2." (The button differs depending on the AV component.)
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Downloading the settings to the Remote Commander
The "Data Dow nload to Remote" screen of the "New Project" w izard allow s you to dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000).
Hint
If you don't w ant to dow nload the settings to the Remote Commander, skip the follow ing steps. Just click "Finish" on the "Data Dow nload to Remote" screen.
M ak e s ure that the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) is conne cte d to your PC.
Click "Dow nload."
The "Dow nload to Remote" dialog box appears.
Click "Dow nload."
The settings are dow nloaded to the Remote Commander. When dow nloading is complete, a message box appears.
1.
2.
3.
Note s
o
If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
firmw are w hen you click "Dow nload." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
4.
o
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor w hen you click "Dow nload." In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible
version of AX Remote Editor from the w ebsite.
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If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The Standard mode screen of AX Remote Editor appears.
Now you have finished all the settings. After disconnecting the USB mini cable from the Remote Commander, try operating your AV components w ith
the Remote Commander.
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Creating a project in Advanced mode
You can create a project in Advanced mode.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Ne w ."
The "New Project" dialog box appears.
Hint
2.
If the project you are editing is not saved, a message box appears asking you to confirm saving before the "New Project" dialog box appears. To save
the project, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
Click "Advance d," the n click "OK."
The "New Project" w izard appears.
3.
Ente r a proje ct nam e unde r "Input a proje ct folde r nam e ," ne xt to
4.
Click
unde r "Save the project folde r in."
A dialog box appears for you to select a folder.
.
Hint
5.
6.
The "Save the project folder in" field show s the folder (location) in w hich you created a project or saved the project under a different name last time.
The first time you start AX Remote Editor, the field show s the Window s desktop.
Se le ct the folde r in w hich you w ant to cre ate the project, the n click "OK."
The dialog box closes, and the selected folder is displayed to the left side of
.
Click "OK."
The "New " dialog box closes, and the new project named in step 3 is created. The project is displayed in Advanced mode on the AX Remote Editor
screen.
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Saving a project
You can save the project you are editing on your PC.
Saving a project under a different name
Saving a project
Saving a project under a different name
You can save a project under a different name.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Save as ."
The "Save as" dialog box appears.
2.
Ente r a proje ct nam e unde r "Input a proje ct folde r nam e ," ne xt to
3.
Click
.
A dialog box appears for you to select a folder.
.
Hint
4.
5.
The "Save the project folder in" field show s the folder (location) in w hich you created a project or saved the project under a different name last time.
The first time you start AX Remote Editor, the field show s the Window s desktop.
Se le ct the folde r in w hich you w ant to s ave the project, the n click "OK."
The display returns to the "Save as" dialog box, and the selected folder is displayed on the left side of
Click "OK."
The "Save as" dialog box closes, and the project is saved under the name entered in step 2.
.
Saving a project
You can save (overw rite) a project.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Save ."
The project you are editing is saved.
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Opening a project
You can open a saved project and display it on AX Remote Editor.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Ope n."
The "Open" dialog box appears.
Hint
If the project you are editing is not saved, a message box appears asking you to confirm saving before the "Open" dialog box appears. To save the
project, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
2.
3.
Click
of "Look in," the n s e le ct the project folde r you w ant to ope n.
Se le ct the AX Re m ote Editor file w ith the file e xte ns ion ".axe ," and click "Ope n."
The "Open" dialog box closes, and the selected project is displayed on AX Remote Editor.
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Entering a user name and comments for a project
You can enter a user name and comments for the project you are editing.
1. Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Propertie s ."
The "Properties" dialog box appears, w hich allow s you to check/set the follow ing items:
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Proje ct
Displays the project name. You cannot change it.
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Us e rnam e
Enter the user name for the project. You can enter up to 30 characters.
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2.
Com m e nts
Enter the comments for the project. You can enter up to 60 characters, but cannot start a new line.
You can enter project information (overview , date saved, version, etc.).
Click "OK."
The "Properties" dialog box closes, and the user name and comments are set for the project.
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Checking the settings on the Emulator
You can confirm on the PC screen that the settings made on AX Remote Editor w ill w ork properly.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
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2.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until checking is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to start the Emulator.
Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Em ulate " in the low e r right of the s cre e n.
The Emulator appears.
Note s
o
If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
firmw are w hen you click "Emulate." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
o
3.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears w hen you click "Emulate," the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be
connected to your PC properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
One by one , pre s s the k e ys and buttons on the Em ulator to confirm the corre s ponding action on the AV com pone nt.
Note s
o
Press the keys/buttons longer than usual.
o
The Emulator cannot check the operations w hen the follow ing buttons are pressed.
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4.
SYNC-UP button
TIMER button
LIGHT button
COMMANDER OFF button
Afte r che ck ing all the k e ys and buttons , click
The Emulator closes.
in the uppe r right of the Em ulator.
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Downloading the settings to the Remote Commander
You can send (dow nload) the settings you made w ith AX Remote Editor to the Remote Commander through the USB mini cable.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
o
o
2.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until dow nloading is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to dow nload the settings correctly.
Click "File " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Dow nload to Rem ote ."
The "Dow nload to Remote" dialog box appears.
Hints
o
o
3.
4.
If the project you are editing is not saved, a message box appears asking you to confirm saving before the "New Project" dialog box appears. To
save the project, click "Yes," otherw ise, click "No."
If you check the "Dow nload the Unit Setting data together w ith the project data" box in this dialog box, you can dow nload the unit settings of the
Remote Commander together w ith the project.
Click "Dow nload."
A confirmation dialog box appears.
Click "Ye s ."
The settings dow nload to the Remote Commander starts. When dow nloading is complete, a message box appears.
Note s
o
o
If the data capacity to be dow nloaded from AX Remote Editor is larger than the memory capacity of the Remote Commander, an error message
appears w hen you click "Dow nload." In this case, decrease the data capacity by:
 Deleting macros (Action lists).
 Deleting learned settings from keys/buttons.
 Hiding unnecessary keys.
If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
firmw are w hen you click "Dow nload." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
5.
o
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor w hen you click "Dow nload." In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible
version of AX Remote Editor from the w ebsite.
o
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes.
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Downloading the settings of the Remote Commander from the PC to the Remote Commander
You can check the unit settings of the Remote Commander (main unit) and change them.
1. Click "Options " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Unit Settings ."
The "Unit Settings" dialog box appears.
This dialog box allow s you to set the follow ing:
o
[Dow nload]
Dow nloads the updated unit settings (you made in this dialog box) to the Remote Commander. For further details, see "Dow nload the unit settings to
the Remote Commander" below .
o
o
[Upload]
Uploads the unit settings of the Remote Commander to your PC and displays them. For further details, see "Uploading the unit settings to your PC"
below .
o
LCD Scre e n
o
o
Adjusts the pow er consumption and screen brightness. You can select from 3 levels (High/Middle/Low ) by using the
Clicking "Detail >>" allow s you to make more advanced settings for the screen.
o
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[De tail >>]/[Hide <<]
Show s or hides the "Detail Settings - LCD Screen" screen.
o
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De tail Se ttings - LCD Scree n
Makes more advanced settings for the LCD Screen.
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Dis play Autom atic-Off Tim e (DISP-OFF)
Sets the Remote Commander to hide the display w hen no operation is done for a set number of minutes.
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
For the setting, enter the number (1 to 30) in the field or click
.
Back light Autom atic-Off Tim e (OFF-TIM E)
Sets the Remote Commander to turn off the backlight w hen no operation is done for a set number of seconds.
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
For the setting, enter the number (1 to 60) in the field or click
Back light Brightne s s (LEVEL)
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
Adjusts the brightness by using the
bar. You can select the brightness from 15 levels. A larger number means a brighter setting.
Back light Fade Effe ct (FADE)
Sw itches ON/OFF of the backlight fade effect.
Back light Turn-On M ode (ON M ODE)
Sets the conditions for the backlight to turn on.

Turn-On w ith Any Valid Ke y (ALL): When you press a key/button on the Remote Commander, the backlight turns on.

Turn-On w ith LIGHT button (LIGHT): When you press the LIGHT button on the Remote Commander, the backlight turns on.
o
Contras t
o
Adjusts the contrast by using the
o
o
Be e p Sound
Sw itches ON/OFF the beep sound.
o
o
2.
bar.
.
bar. You can select the brightness from 15 levels, the larger the number, the greater the contrast.
[Re s e t]
Returns to the initial settings.
Click "OK."
The dialog box closes.
Download the unit settings to the Remote Commander
You can dow nload the unit settings made in the "Unit Settings" dialog box to the Remote Commander so that the unit settings in the Remote Commander w ill be
replaced.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
o
o
2.
3.
4.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until dow nloading is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to dow nload the settings correctly.
Click "Dow nload" in the "Unit Se ttings" dialog box.
The "Dow nload to Remote" dialog box appears.
Click "Dow nload."
A confirmation dialog box appears.
Click "Ye s ."
The settings dow nload to the Remote Commander starts. When dow nloading is complete, a message box appears.
Note s
o
If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
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firmw are w hen you click "Dow nload." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
o
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor w hen you click "Dow nload." In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible
version of AX Remote Editor from the w ebsite.
o
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes.
5.
Uploading the unit settings to your PC
You can upload the current unit settings of the Remote Commander to your PC and display the information on the "Unit Settings" dialog box.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
o
o
2.
3.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until uploading is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to upload the settings correctly.
Click "Upload" in the "Unit Se ttings" dialog box.
The "Upload from Remote" dialog box appears.
Click "Upload."
The settings upload to your PC starts. When uploading is complete, a message box appears.
Note s
o
If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
firmw are w hen you click "Upload." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
4.
o
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor w hen you click "Upload." In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible
version of AX Remote Editor from the w ebsite.
o
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes, and the current unit settings are displayed.
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Backing up the Remote Commander's settings on your PC
You can send (upload) the RM-AX4000 Remote Commander settings (raw -data) to your PC to make a backup copy.
You can use the raw -data by sending (dow nloading) it to the Remote Commander in case of trouble.
Note
You cannot edit the raw -data (saved onto your PC) on AX Remote Editor.
Uploading the settings (raw -data) to your PC for copying
Dow nloading the settings (raw -data) to the Remote Commander
Uploading the settings (raw-data) to your PC for copying
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
o
o
2.
3.
4.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until uploading is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to upload the settings correctly.
Click "Tools " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Back up."
The "Backup" dialog box appears.
Click "Back up the raw data on the Re m ote Com m ande r to your PC," the n s e le ct "OK."
The "Save As" dialog box appears.
Se le ct the folde r in w hich you w ant to s ave the s e ttings , the n click "Save ."
AX Remote Editor starts to upload the settings. When uploading is complete, a message box appears.
Note
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes.
5.
Downloading the settings (raw-data) to the Remote Commander
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
o
o
2.
3.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until dow nloading is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to dow nload the settings correctly.
Click "Tools " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Back up."
The "Backup" dialog box appears.
Click "Se nd the raw data s ave d on your PC to the Re m ote Com m ande r.," the n s e le ct "OK."
The "Open" dialog box appears.
Click
of "Look in," the n s e le ct the folde r that contains the s e ttings .
The raw -data file (file extension: .axb) is displayed in the folder in the center of the dialog box.
Se le ct the file you w ant to dow nload, the n click "Se le ct."
The settings (raw -data) dow nload to the Remote Commander starts. When dow nloading is complete, a message dialog box appears.
4.
5.
Note s
o
If the firmw are version of the Remote Commander is older than that of AX Remote Editor, a dialog box appears asking you to confirm updating the
firmw are w hen you click "Select." By clicking "OK," the firmw are is updated.
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete
necessary data.
o
o
6.
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor w hen you click "Select." In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible version
of AX Remote Editor from the w ebsite.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK."
The message box closes.
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Updating the Remote Commander's firmware
You can update the Remote Commander's firmw are to the one compatible w ith the version of AX Remote Editor.
Note
If you update the firmw are, all the current settings of the Remote Commander are deleted. So proceed w ith caution, being careful not to delete necessary data.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
o
o
2.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC until dow nloading is complete, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to dow nload the settings correctly.
Click "Tools " on the m e nu bar, the n s e le ct "Update Firm w are for Re m ote ."
A confirmation dialog box appears.
Note s
If the version of AX Remote Editor is older than the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, a message box appears asking you to update AX
Remote Editor. In this case, after checking the firmw are version of the Remote Commander, dow nload the compatible version of AX Remote Editor from
the w ebsite.
Click "Ye s ."
AX Remote Editor starts dow nload the update file. When dow nloading is complete, a message box appears.
3.
Note s
o
o
4.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
If "Cannot perform the operation because the system cannot open the file." appears, reinstall AX Remote Editor.
Click "OK."
The message box closes.
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About editing Action lists
What is an Action list?
Example of an Action list
Actions that can be added to an Action list
About alias loops
About Active code
About invalid actions
What is an Action list?
The Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) allow s you to program an action procedure for individual keys or buttons. A series of actions programmed for a key or
button is called an "Action list." Several actions are performed sequentially, just by pressing the key or button.
Example of an Action list
For example, if you program the follow ing actions for a key to select channel 123 for TV, these operations are performed automatically in sequence by simply
pressing one key.
1. Turn on the TV.
2. Press "1" on the TV's remote control.
3. Press "2" on the TV's remote control.
4. Press "3" on the TV's remote control.
5. Press the "Enter" key on the TV's remote control.
The above actions are programmed as the Action list show n below .
The processes (actions) of "pow er on," and "pressing the number key," and "pressing the Enter key" are usually preset to specific keys on a component. To
add these kinds of actions to an Action list, refer to the actions of existing keys using Alias actions - (1), (3), (4), (5), and (6).
Note that AV components may not accept subsequent remote control signals immediately after pow ering on. Therefore, use the Delay action command - (2) to set an interval after the pow er on action that turns an AV component on.
Hint
You can also change the order of the Action list, rather than inserting a Delay action command.
Using the follow ing list as an example, if you rearrange the action order, the Delay actions can be omitted because the remote control signal is not sent to the
same AV component consecutively.
(Exam ple of w he n the De lay action is ne e de d)
1. Turn on the TV.
2. Set the input selector of the TV to VIDEO1.
3. Turn on the amplifier/receiver.
4. Set the input selector of the amplifier/receiver to DVD.
5. Turn on the DVD player.
6. Start DVD playback.
(Exam ple of w he n the De lay action is om itte d)
1. Turn on the amplifier/receiver.
2. Turn on the TV.
3. Turn on the DVD.
4. Set the input selector of the amplifier/receiver to DVD.
5. Set the input selector of the TV to VIDEO1.
6. Start DVD playback.
Actions that can be added to an Action list
You can program the follow ing five types of actions to an Action list:

De lay action
An action that sets an interval (delay time) betw een actions. The delay time ranges from 0.1 to 60.0 seconds.

(Example)
[De lay] 0.5 s e c

Sets an interval of 0.5 seconds (delay time) betw een actions.

You can program a Delay action for the follow ing Action lists:

A key/button on the Component display

A key/button on the XPRESS display
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
A Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key
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The Timer function

The Air-Slide function

A System Control button/key
Hint
AV components may not accept subsequent remote control signals just after they are turned on. Therefore, use the Delay action to set an interval after the
action to turn on an AV component.
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Jum p action
An action that jumps to another display.
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(Example)
[Jum p] DVD
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Jumps to the DVD Component display.
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The Jump action can be programmed for the follow ing Action lists:

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A key/button on the Component display
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A key/button on the XPRESS display

The Timer function

The Air-Slide function

A System Control button/key
Pre s e t action
An action programmed for a key/button, based on the preset code of the component.
For a key/button that has no preset action, you can program a Preset action, selected from the preset code options listed for that component.

(Example)
[Pre s e t] TV - SONY - INPUT2

Adds a Preset action to send the remote control signal of selecting INPUT2 to a Sony brand TV.

You can program a Preset action only for an Action list w ith a key/button on the component display.
Note
You cannot add a Preset action to an Action list for a key/button that already has a Preset action or Learn action.

Le arn (Le arn+) action
An action set w hen a key or a button has learned a remote control signal of an AV component.

(Example)
[Le arn] 1 Learn Code (s )

Performs the learned action.

You can add a Learn action to an Action list w ith a key/button that already has a Preset action or Learn action.

You can program up to four Learn actions (or Learn+ actions) to one key/button. If you taught several remote control signals to one key/button, the signal is
sent in the order in w hich the signal is taught, w ith each press of the key/button.
Hint
If you teach remote control signals to a key that does not have the Preset action, the Learn action is added. If you teach to a key that has the Preset action,
the Learn+ action is added instead of the Preset action.
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Alias action
An Alias action refers to and performs actions programmed for other keys and buttons. When you program an Alias action, select the component or
function you w ant to refer to, then select the key/button you w ant to perform the action.
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(Example)
[Alias ] TV - POWER ON
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Refers to the TV POWER key of the TV Component display.
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The Alias action can be programmed for the follow ing Action lists:
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A key/button on the Component display

A key/button on the XPRESS display

A Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key

The Timer function

The Air-Slide function

A System Control button/key
Note s
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If the reference sequence loops, a message appears and the Alias action cannot be set. For further details, see "About alias loops" below .

If the XPRESS function is set as an Alias action, Exit Macro w ill not w ork.
About alias loops
If tw o or more keys have Alias actions that refer to each other, the operation repeats endlessly. This kind of reference is called an "alias loop."
For example, if key A and B have Action lists as follow s:
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Action list of key A
[Alias] key B
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Action list of key B
[Alias] key A
The alias loop created by key A and B referring to each other endlessly repeats operation.
AX Remote Editor checks the reference sequence w hen you set an Alias action. If the reference sequence loops, a message appears and the Alias action
cannot be set.
About Active code
Active code determines w hether the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) sends the pow er on signal, depending on the component status you w ant to operate.
When you create an XPRESS key, the Active code is programmed for a Start macro/Exit macro of the XPRESS key.
(Exam ple ) Whe n an XPRESS k e y of "w atching a DVD on TV" is pe rform e d afte r turning on the TV w ith the RM -AX4000
The RM-AX4000 judges the TV status from the signal history, thereby determining that the Start macro of the XPRESS key does not need to send a pow er on
signal for the TV.
About invalid actions
A programmed action becomes invalid w hen:
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The display you w ant to jump to no longer exists.
(Example) When the TV component is deleted, any Jump action to the TV Component display becomes invalid.
The invalid Jump action is displayed as
[Jum p] *** Invalid ***
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
The key/button you w ant to refer to no longer exists.
(Example) When the TV component is deleted, the Alias action referring to the key/button on the TV Component display becomes invalid.
The invalid Alias action is displayed as
[Alias ] *** Invalid ***

The Alias action refers to the key/button that has an invalid action.

The "The Remote Commander w ill not transmit any Active Codes" box is checked in the dialog box, displayed by clicking "Options" on the menu bar and
selecting "Active Code Settings."
The invalid action is grayed out on the Action list.
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Editing an Action list ("Edit Actions" dialog box)
The "Edit actions" dialog box allow s you to add/change/delete the actions of an Action list (a series of actions) and change its order.
Hint
You can edit the Action list (macro) in the same w ay as you edit a Start macro/Exit macro for an XPRESS key in the "Edit Start Macro" dialog box or in the "Exit
Macro" dialog box.
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
Action lis t
Lists a series of actions programmed for a key/button. By clicking the action in the Action list, the action is selected.
Note
If an Action list includes an invalid action, the action is grayed out.


/
Changes the action order.

If you select an action on the Action list and click
, the selected action moves one step up.

If you select an action on the Action list and click
, the selected action moves one step dow n.
Hint
You can also change the action order by dragging and dropping on the Action list.

[De le te ]
Deletes the selected action on the Action list by clicking "Delete."
Hint
If you delete the Learn+ action, the setting is reset to preset (Preset action).
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
[De lay]
Adds a Delay action to the Action list. This action allow s you to set an interval betw een actions.
By clicking "Delay," the "Set delay time" dialog box appears. Enter the number of the interval time from 0.1 to 60.0 seconds, then click "OK." The Delay action
is added.
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
[Jum p]
Adds a Jump action to the Action list.
By clicking "Jump," the "Select Display" dialog box appears. Select the display you w ant to jump to (after pressing a key/button) and click "OK." The Jump
action is added to the Action list.
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
[Pre s e t]
Adds a Preset action to the Action list.
By clicking "Preset," the "Selected Preset Code" dialog box appears. Click the Preset action you w ant to program, then click "OK." The selected Preset action
is added.
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
[Le arn]
Adds a Learn action (or a Learn+ action) to the Action list.
By clicking "Learn," the "Learn" dialog box appears. This dialog box allow s you to teach the remote control signal of an AV component to a key/button for a
component or XPRESS key. For further details, see "Adding a Learn action ("Learn" dialog box)" below .
Hints
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
A Learn action is added w hen you teach the signal to a key/button that does not have a Preset action. A Learn+ action replaces the Preset action if you
teach to a key/button that has a Preset action.

You can program up to four Learn actions (or Learn+ actions) to one key/button. If you taught several remote control signals to one key/button, the
signal is sent in the order in w hich the signal is taught, w ith each press of the key/button.
Add an Alias action
Adds an Alias action to the Action list. This action allow s you to program the key/button to perform the same action programmed for other keys/buttons.
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Com pone nt/Function
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

Click
and select a component or a function (XPRESS/System Control/ALL OFF) you w ant to refer to from the drop-dow n list.
If you select a component, the "Key on the LCD" and "Hard key" tabs appear under the drop-dow n list.
If you select "XPRESS," the programmed XPRESS list appears.
If you select "System Control," the programmed System Control list appears.
"ALL OFF" is the Active code to send a signal of "turning off all the components that make up an XPRESS key." If you select "ALL OFF" and click "Add,"
the Alias action to send the Active code is added to the Action list.



[Ke y on the LCD] tab
Displays the keys of the selected component.
If you click the key you w ant to refer to and click "Add," the Alias action programmed for the key is added to the Action list.



[Hard k e y] tab
Displays the buttons on the Remote Commander.
If you click the button you w ant to refer to and click "Add," the Alias action programmed for the button is added to the Action list.


XPRESS list/Sys te m Control lis t
If you click an XPRESS function/System Control and click "Add," the Alias action programmed for the XPRESS/System Control list is added to the Action
list.
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Note
If the XPRESS function is set as an Alias action, Exit Macro w ill not w ork.


[Add]
Adds the Alias action programmed for the selected item is added to the Action list.


[OK]
Saves the setting of the Action list, and the "Edit actions" dialog box closes.
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[Cancel]
Cancels the setting for the Action list, and the "Edit actions" dialog box closes.


[Te s t]
Opens the "Test" dialog box for you to check if the Action list w orks properly. For further details, see "Checking the action of the Action list" below .
Adding a Learn action ("Learn" dialog box)
The "Adding a Learn action" dialog box allow s you to teach the remote control signal of an AV component to a key/button for a component/XPRESS key. This
operation adds the Learn action (or the Learn+ action) to the Action list of the key/button.
After the "Learn" dialog box appears, perform the follow ing steps.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
1.
Note s
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
2.
3.
Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC w hile teaching the remote control signals, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, teaching may not be successful.
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, place the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) he ad to head w ith the AV com pone nt's re m ote
control w hos e s ignal you w ant to te ach.
Click "Le arn."
The Remote Commander (RM-NX4000) goes to standby mode.
Hint
If you check the "Save remote control signal as raw data" box, the remote control signal of the AV component is programmed as the raw -data onto the
Remote Commander. If the AV component does not w ork properly w hen a learned key is pressed, check this box to try the learning. In this case, the
learned data is larger than normal learning.
Pre s s and hold dow n the button on the re m ote control until "Le arning com ple te d" appe ars .
If "Learning is complete." appear, learning w as successful.
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Hints
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If "A time out error: 60 seconds has passed" appears, click [OK] and redo from step 3.
If "The Remote Commander is not connected or not responding." appears, the Remote Commander (RM-AX4000) may not be connected to your PC
properly. After checking the connection, click "Retry" to repeat the operation.
Click "OK" in the m e s s age box.
The message box closes, and the follow ing action is added to the Action list.
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If a Pre s e t action is in the Action lis t
The Learn+ action replaces the Preset action.
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If a Pre s e t action is not in the Action lis t
The Learn action is added.
Checking the action of the Action list
The "Edit actions" dialog box allow s you to check if the Action list w orks properly.
For the checking, perform the follow ing steps.
Conne ct the Re m ote Com m ande r (RM -AX4000) to your PC w ith the USB m ini cable .
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Note s
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Do not disconnect the USB mini cable from your PC w hile the checking, otherw ise a malfunction may occur.
Only connect one Remote Commander to your PC at a time. Otherw ise, you w on't be able to check the action correctly.
Aim the Re m ote Com m ande r at the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate , the n click "Te s t."
A message box appears.
Follow ing the on-s cre e n ins tructions, pre pare the AV com pone nt you w ant to ope rate and click "OK."
The "Test" dialog box appears.
Click "Se nd."
The signal programmed for the Remote Commander as an Action list is sent to the AV component. Check if the AV component w orks properly.
Afte r che ck ing, click "Cance l."
The "Test" dialog box closes, and the screen returns to the "Edit Actions" dialog box.
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Standard mode screen reference
The Standard mode of AX Remote Editor displays the follow ing items.
A Title bar
Displays the current project name as "Project name - AX Remote Editor."
B M e nu bar
Displays the AX Remote Editor menu.
C Edit Com pone nt button
Sw itches the edit area on the right side of the screen to the Component edit pane.
D Edit XPRESS Se tting button
Sw itches the edit area on the right side of the screen to the XPRESS edit pane.
E Se t Up Tim e r or Air-Slide button
Sw itches the edit area on the right side of the screen to the Timer/Air-Slide edit pane.
F Edit are a
One of the follow ing panes appears, depending on the button you click on the left pane.
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Whe n the Edit Com pone nt button is click e d
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The Component edit pane opens.
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Whe n the Edit XPRESS Se tting button is click e d
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The XPRESS edit pane opens.
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Whe n the Se t Up Tim e r or Air-Slide button is click e d
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The Timer/Air-Slide edit pane opens.
G M inim ize button
Minimizes the AX Remote Editor screen and show s an icon on the Window s taskbar.
H Clos e button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
I ADVANCED tab
Sw itches to Advanced mode for more advanced programming of keys and buttons, such as macros (Action lists).
J Conne ction status
Displays the connection status betw een your PC and the Remote Commander.
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Whe n
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One Remote Commander is connected to the PC. You can send data.
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Whe n
appe ars
Tw o or more Remote Commanders are connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
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Whe n
appe ars
The Remote Commander is not connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
K Dow nload to Rem ote button
Dow nloads the settings you made on AX Remote Editor to the Remote Commander.
L Em ulate button
Starts the Emulator. By pressing the keys/buttons on the Emulator, the signal from the Remote Commander connected to your PC is sent to an AV
component to confirm that the settings made on AX Remote Editor w ill w ork properly.
M Exit button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
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Advanced mode screen reference
The Advanced mode of AX Remote Editor displays the follow ing items.
A Title bar
Displays the current project name as "Project name - AX Remote Editor."
B M e nu bar
Displays the AX Remote Editor menu.
C Com pone nt e dit are a
Displays the area for editing Component settings.
D XPRESS e dit are a
Displays the area for editing an XPRESS key.
E M acro e dit are a
Displays the area for editing a Macro (Action list) for Timer/Air-Slide/System Control.
F M inim ize button
Minimizes the AX Remote Editor screen and show s an icon on the Window s taskbar.
G Clos e button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
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H STANDARD tab
Sw itches the edit mode to Standard mode, allow ing more basic programming for components and XPRESS settings, etc.
I Conne ction status
Displays the connection status betw een your PC and the Remote Commander.
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Whe n
appe ars
One Remote Commander is connected to the PC. You can send data.
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Whe n
appe ars
Tw o or more Remote Commanders are connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
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Whe n
appe ars
The Remote Commander is not connected to the PC. You cannot send data.
J Dow nload to Rem ote button
Dow nloads the settings you made on AX Remote Editor to the Remote Commander.
K Em ulate button
Starts the Emulator. By pressing the keys/buttons on the Emulator, the signal from the Remote Commander connected to your PC is sent to an AV
component to confirm that the settings made on AX Remote Editor w ill w ork properly.
L Exit button
Exits AX Remote Editor.
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Menu reference
The follow ing menu items appear w hen you click each item on the menu bar.
File
Ne w
Creates a new project and displays it on AX Remote Editor.
Ope n
Opens a saved project and displays it on AX Remote Editor.
Save
Saves the project you are editing.
Save as
Saves the project you are editing under a different name.
Dow nload to Rem ote
Dow nloads the AX Remote Editor settings to the Remote Commander w ith the USB mini cable.
Prope rtie s
Enters the user name and comments for the project you are editing.
Exit
Exits AX Remote Editor.
Option
Unit Se ttings
Changes the unit settings of the Remote Commander (such as LCD screen and Beep sound) and dow nloads them to the Remote Commander.
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Active Code Se ttings
Determines w hether the Active code programmed for a Start macro/Exit macro of the XPRESS key is sent.
If the Active code is set not to be sent, then it alone is not sent w hen the XPRESS key is operated.
When using several RM-AX4000s in a room, it is recommended that you check this box for all of them except for the one you mainly use.
Tools
Update Firm w are for Re m ote
Transfers the latest firmw are (the Remote Commander's basic program) to the Remote Commander.
Back up
Makes a backup copy of the Remote Commander settings (raw -data) or dow nloads the settings to the Remote Commander.
Help
AX Re m ote Editor He lp
Displays this Help file.
Ve rs ion
Displays the AX Remote Editor version.
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Troubleshooting
Eve n if you pre s s a le arne d k e y/button, the AV com pone nt doe s not w ork .
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Make the key/button that does not w ork learn the remote control signal again. In this case, check the "Save remote control signal as raw data" box in the
"Learn" dialog box and test the signal.
Eve n if you operate an XPRESS k e y, the AV com pone nt doe s not turn on/off or change the input s e le ct.
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Delete the XPRESS key and recreate a new XPRESS key.
Eve n if you pre s s the k e ys /buttons on the Em ulator, the AV com pone nt doe s not w ork .
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Press the keys/buttons longer.
You w ant to change the s e ttings m ade on AX Rem ote Editor on the Re m ote Com m ande r.
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Update the firmw are of the Remote Commander.
Your PC doe s not recognize the USB conne ction.
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Reconnect the USB mini cable to your PC.
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Restart your PC.
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The softw are specifications may be subject to change w ithout notice.
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