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Operating Your System
With the MX-980
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Custom Programming of a complex home theater and/or a multiroom system is one of the most challenging tasks within an
audio/video installation. It involves an intimate knowledge of how the
components interact and exact details on the proper sequences of
control.
Only a Complete Control dealer has the requisite experience and
training to quickly and effectively customize a remote control for
true automated operation.
Congratulations on your choice!
MX-980 Owners Manual © 2007 Universal Remote Control, Inc.
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MX-980 OWNERS MANUAL
Table of Contents
Introduction
4
Using the Color LCD & the Screen Buttons
4
Optional RF “No Rules” Operation
5
Connecting the Battery Pack
6
Using the Charging Base
7
Programming the MX-980
7
Selecting a New “Activity”
8
Using the MX-980 to Control an “Activity”
9
Displaying the Setup Screens
10
Main Settings Menu
11
Adjusting the Display
11
Sound Volume
12
System Settings Menu
12
Information Menu
13
Setting Time
13
Specifications
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Congratulations!
You’ve purchased a unique synthesis of hardware and software engineering, the Complete Control MX-980. The MX-980 achieves a magnificent combination of power and flexibility, simplifying and automating operation of even the most complex system.
Automatic Backlighting
The integral motion sensor detects any movement of the remote
control and automatically backlights the screen. You do not have to
press any button to display the screen. Any movement of the MX980 renews the backlighting.
Integrated Sound Signaling
The MX-980 incorporates a small speaker for beeps. Anytime you
press a button, the MX-980 signals that it has understood your command with a beep sound.
Using the Color LCD and the Screen Buttons
The MX-980 is equipped with a
bright easy to read LCD screen
which your installer will customize
for your system. The screen labels
the eight hard buttons (easy to find
by feel) positioned on either side of
the screen. Normally, the screen is
“split” so each button is allocated
to a specific function (as shown on
the right). This provides you with
the ability to see and operate up to
8 functions on a single screen.
However, your installer can combine two buttons to create a single
row that can be accessed by either
adjacent button. This simplifies
operation for the entire family and
enables convenient operation for
both left and right-handed users for
important functions you use frequently.
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Optional RF “No Rules” Operation
In combination with an MSC-400 Master System Controller, or an
RF Base Station, the MX-980 can control your system without being
in line-of-sight of the equipment.
The MSC-400 enhances the capabilities of the MX-980 by storing and
issuing Smart Macros to your main system components. It is triggered
by RF Smart Macro commands via RF (radio frequency). In addition,
your MX-980 can control components in secondary rooms and systems
via MRF-350 or MRF-260 RF base stations
1.The MX-980 sends radio
waves in every direction, so
you don’t have to point the
remote anymore!
2.The RFX-250 RF Sensor can be freely
positioned for optimal reception.
3.The MSC-400 can control IR, RS232 and Relay controlled
devices.
4. Self-adhesive “Flashers” affix to the
Infrared sensors on the front panels of
your components. Uniquely, all Complete
Control base stations can also connect to
components with rear panel IR Inputs via
adjustable IR Line Outputs.The MSC-400
offers RS-232 control via rear panel connections as well.
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Connecting the Battery Pack
Open the battery cover by
depressing the release and
pulling back the cover on the
back of the control. Remove
the cover.
Observe the three contacts for
the battery at the bottom left of
the battery compartment.
Observe the contacts on the
battery
First, angle the battery so that
the contacts connect to the
contacts inside the battery
compartment. Then let the
base of the battery down.
Apply gentle pressure against
the spring action of the contacts to fit the battery into
place.
Now, replace the battery
cover.
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Using the Charging Base
Plug the 5V DC adapter into a
power outlet and into the back of the
charging base.
Gently place the MX-980 into the
cradle of the charging base.
The Status light should immediately
light. Red indicates that it is charging.
Blue shows that it is fully charged.
There is no harm in leaving the MX980 on its charging base whenever it
is not in use. The Lithium Ion battery
cannot be overcharged.
The MX-980 on it’s Charger.
Programming the MX-980
The MX-980 is programmed via a Windows PC equipped with a
USB port (programming cable included), using our proprietary software, MX-980 Editor. You could download this software from our
website:
www.universalremote.com
However, although some enthusiasts have learned to use the setup
software, to fully automate an audio/video system the user must
have a detailed knowledge of how the system is connected and
operated. We highly recommend that you use a professional
audio/video installer to program your MX-980 so you will be able
to enjoy all the benefits of the MX-980 as well as one touch operation via macros.
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Selecting a New “Activity”
The MX-980’s WATCH and LISTEN buttons display the activities
you can control with your MX-980. When you want to watch something else (a DVD movie, a videotape or an HDTV broadcast), simply press the WATCH button and select the new activity. When you
want to listen to the radio or to a CD, touch the LISTEN button and
select what you would like to listen to.
Your installer will have programmed the button you pressed to
totally configure your system to watch or listen to whatever you
selected. Now, the screen will change, and all of the LCD buttons
will be reconfigured to give you full control of your system while
watching or listening to your selection!
When you press
the LISTEN button, you can see
the most frequently used
activities you
have for listening
in your system.
Press either of the
PAGE buttons to
see any other
available choices.
You may have only
one page or your
system may have
several pages of
“Listening
Activities”.
When you press
the WATCH button, you can see
the most frequently used
activities you
have for watching the sources
in your system.
Press either of the
PAGE buttons to
see any other
available choices.
You may have only
one page or your
system may have
several pages of
“Watching
Activities”.
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Using the MX-980 to Control an “Activity”
Once you’ve selected a new activity, the MX-980 displays the title
of the activity at the top of the screen. Below the title, the LCD displays the customized names of any special features you need for
the activity. All the hard buttons of the MX-980 have now changed
to functions optimized for this activity.
The LCD button
labels describe special features for this
activity. When
there are two functions, you press the
corresponding button, when a single
function is listed,
you can press
either the left or the
right side button.
The Title displays
the activity you
have selected.
Press either of the
PAGE buttons to
see any other available choices. You
may have only one
page or your system may have several pages of special features for this
activity.
The Channel buttons operate when
the selected activity
requires them.
The Volume and
Mute buttons
always control the
sound regardless of
what screen is displayed.
The 4 way cursor
buttons enable you
to navigate on
screen guides and
menus with ease.
The number buttons operate when
the selected activity
requires them.
The transport buttons (Play, Stop,
Skip-, Skip+ and
Pause) operate when
the selected activity
requires them.
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Displaying the Setup Screens
You can adjust the settings of the MX-980
whenever you like by pressing and holding
both the WATCH and the ENTER button at
the same time for three seconds.If you do
not press any button on the SETUP screen
within 30 seconds, the MX-980 will time out
and automatically return to normal operation. You can return to normal operation
before that by pressing either the WATCH or
the LISTEN button.
At the same time, press and
hold both the WATCH button
and the ENTER button. When
the SETUP screen appears, you
can release the two buttons.
To adjust one of
the settings, press
either the left or
the right hand
button.
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Main Settings Menu
DISPLAY- Press this setting button to
adjust the screen and button backlighting. The longer your screen is lit, the
more frequently you’ll need to charge
the MX-980.
SOUND - Adjust the volume of the
sounds your MX-980 makes when you
press buttons.
SYSTEM - These settings are for service
use. For diagnostic purposes, an installer
can turn off the Pick Up sensor, display
remaining battery charge and erase all
programming permanently. Some of this
menu may have been disabled by your
installer as a safety measure.
INFORMATION - Adjust the time, date
or you can display the amount of memory available and the version number of
the firmware loaded into your MX-980.
Adjusting the Display
BACKLIGHT - Specify how long the MX980 screen should stay lit after you press
a button. You can select two different
time out settings. One for when it is
hand held, another for when it is in the
charging base.
BRIGHT - Adjust the brightness of the
screen.
BUTTON LIGHT - Turn the backlighting
for all buttons on or off. When on, all
the buttons backlight so that you can
read their labels in total darkness.
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Sound Volume
Press this button
to lower the volume.
Press this button
to raise the volume.
Press this button
to save any
changes you’ve
made and return
to the Main
Setting menu.
Press this button
to cancel any
changes you’ve
made and return
to the Main
Setting menu.
System Settings Menu
POWER- Displays the current power
remaining and enables you to set the
level that triggers a warning when you
are using the MX-980.
PICKUP - The MX-980 normally turns
itself on when its angle is changed. This
can be disabled for diagnostic purposes.
FACTORY DEFAULT - WARNING!
This setting is for service use. Your
installer can erase all programming permanently, before downloading your
configuration back into the MX-980 via
his/her PC. This button may have been
disabled by your installer as a safety
measure.
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Information Menu
DATE- Press this button to set the date.
TIME - Press this button to set the time.
MEMORY - Press this button to display
the amount of memory available.
VERSION - Press this button to display
the version of the MX-980 firmware.
Setting Time
Press this button
to change from
AM to PM.
Each time you
press this button
the hour will
change.
Press this button
to turn daylight
savings time on.
Each time you
press this button
the minute will
change.
Press this button
to save any
changes you’ve
made and return
to the Main
Setting menu.
Press this button
to turn daylight
savings time off.
Press this button
to cancel any
changes you’ve
made and return
to the Main
Setting menu.
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USA Limited Warranty Statement
Your Universal Remote Control, when delivered to you in new condition, is warranted against defects in materials or workmanship as follows: UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL, INC. warrants this product
against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year
and as set forth below. Universal Remote Control will, at its sole
option, repair the product using new or comparable rebuilt parts, or
exchange the product for a comparable new or rebuilt product. In the
event of a defect, these are your exclusive remedies.
This Limited Warranty covers only the hardware components packaged
with the Product. It does not cover technical assistance for hardware or
software usage and it does not cover any software products whether or
not contained in the Product; any such software is provided "AS IS"
unless expressly provided for in any enclosed software Limited
Warranty.
To obtain warranty service, you must deliver the product, freight prepaid, in its original packaging or packaging affording adequate protection to Universal Remote Control at the address provided in the
Owner's Manual. It is your responsibility to backup any macro programming, artwork, software or other materials that may have been
programmed into your unit. It is likely that such data, software, or
other materials will be lost during service and Universal Remote
Control will not be responsible for any such damage or loss. A dated
purchase receipt, Bill of Sale, Installation Contract or other verifiable
Proof of Purchase is required. For product support and other important
information visit Universal Remote Control's website:
http://www.UniversalRemote.com
Or call the Universal Remote Control Customer Service Center
(914) 835-4484.
This Limited Warranty only covers product issues caused by
defects in material or workmanship during ordinary consumer
use. It does not cover product issues caused by any other reason, including but not limited to product issues due to commercial use, acts of God, third-party installation, misuse, limitations
of technology, or modification of or to any part of the Universal
Remote Control product. This Limited Warranty does not cover
Universal Remote Control products sold as USED, AS IS,
REFURBISHED, so-called "B STOCK" or consumables (such as
batteries). This Limited Warranty is invalid if the factory-applied
serial number has been altered or removed from the product.
This Limited Warranty is valid only in the United States of
America. This Limited Warranty specifically excludes products
sold by unauthorized resellers.
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Specifications
Microprocessor: ARM9 32bit 202MHz
LCD - 2.4” TFT (QVGA) 262,144 Colors
Memory - 64 Megabytes of SDRAM & 34 Megabytes of Nand Flash
Devices - Supports up to 255 Devices with text, less with heavy
graphics usage
Pages - Supports up to 255 Pages on each Device with text, less
with heavy graphics usage
Learning Capability - Standard frequencies (15kHz to 455kHz)
Macro Capability - Up to 255 steps each, however nesting is
allowed
IR Range (Line of Sight via Infrared): 30-50 feet, depending on the environment
RF Range (radio frequency): 50 to 100 feet, depending upon the environment
RF Frequency: 418MHz
Batteries: 1070mAh, 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion battery pack included
Battery Life: 120 minutes continuous use, 6000 minutes in standby
mode.
Weight: 7 oz. (with battery)
Size: 2.4” x 9.2 x 1”
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Information To The User
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one more of the following measures:
® Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
® Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
® Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
® Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Warning
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Note : The manufacturer is not responsible for any Radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such
modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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