RC5000i User Guide
Automating Your
Home Theater
With The
Marantz RC5000i
Automating Your Home Theater With The Marantz RC5000i
RC5000i Remote Control User Guide
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n Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Note
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1. The Marantz RC5000i
2. Battery
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3
Getting Started
1. Activating the RC5000i
2. Navigating Control Panels
3. Operating a Device
4. Adjusting the Settings
5. The Mode Menus
6. Managing Memory
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Customizing Your RC5000i
1. Introduction
2. Programming Remote Codes
3 Deciding between Macros or Help Lists
4. Programming Help Lists
5. Macro/Panel Jump Capabilities
6. Programming Macros & Panel Jumps
7. Programming Macros as a Device Action
8. Protecting Your Work from Changes
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Reference
1. Programming Buttons
2. Labeling Buttons, Frames and Menu Items
3. Working with Device and Macro Groups
4. Deleting and Restoring
5. Recording Macros
6. RC5000 Setup
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Troubleshooting
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Overview of Symbols
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Specifications
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The Revert Configuration
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Index
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Introduction
1.
The Marantz RC5000i
The RC5000i can be used for all devices that understand infrared
remote control signals. Its easy-to-use touchscreen and its intuitive
interface make it a perfect remote control for every user. The
RC5000i is completely customizable and programmable. You can add
devices and functions, relabel buttons, record macros and animate
your macros. Although the RC5000i is pre-programmed for Marantz
components, a vast collection of built-in tab guided panels with prearranged button art enables you to easily choose the perfect interface
for any non-Marantz component. The RC5000i easily “learns”
commands from the vast majority of manufacturers’ remote controls.
The Sending Eye
transmits to your
devices.
The Direct Access
buttons control your
systems main functions
The Contrast Dial
regardless of what
adjusts the
screen is displayed
appearance of the
screen.
The Backlight
The Touchscreen
button lights up
The Left and Right hard
the screen (you
buttons (labeled Back and
can adjust the
Ahead) enable you to
length of time it
quickly navigate the last 6
stays on, see
screens you’ve viewed.
page 13).
The Serial Port
The Learning Eye enables
enables you to
you to “clone” your non-
program the
Marantz remotes.
RC5000i on a
Windows PC.
The Reset Button
is used to restart
Recharging Contacts
the RC5000i without
losing any
Battery Door
programming.
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Introduction
Home Icon:
to jump to the Home group of
shortcut buttons.
RC5000i icon:
press and hold to enter the Setup Mode.
Tap the Device
menu bar:
to operate devices.
Tap again and a
menu of all your
devices appears.
Tap again to select:
Tap the Macro menu Bar:
to use your one touch
Macro buttons. Tap again
and a menu of all of your
Macro groups appears.
Tap again to select:
Use the Control Panel
Buttons:
to operate your
components
Panel number:
shows active
control panel
2.
Tap the Mode Button:
to access the Mode
Macros
Menus. They are
different based on the
type of panel you last
displayed. Use the
Mode Menus to
customize your remote.
Battery
Installing the Battery Pack
1 Slide the battery door off the back
of the RC5000i.
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Tap the Scroll
Arrows:
to scroll to other
panels within the
active group.
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Devices
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2 Remove the AA tray if necessary
(see step 2, page 5).
3 Insert the battery pack (included
with the RC5000i but an optional
accessory with the SR14EX) as
indicated on the side of the
battery pack.
4 Slide the battery door back on.
After a few seconds, the RC5000i starts up automatically and
beeps twice to indicate that it is ready to use.
When batteries are running low, the Low Battery icon
flashes at
the center top of the display. Recharge or replace the batteries as
soon as possible to ensure perfect performance.
Note
The RC5000i retains all settings when batteries have run out or
when you replace them. You will only have to reset the clock.
Recharging Dock
Warning
Use the recharging dock only with the Philips NiMH
rechargeable battery pack.
1 Plug the power adapter into
a wall outlet and connect it
to the recharging dock.
2 Place the RC5000i
on the recharging dock.
Recharging starts automatically.
The light on the front of the recharging dock lights up constantly while normal charging occurs.
When the battery pack is fully charged, the light goes off.
Should the light blink, see Troubleshooting on page 51.
Notes
· You can operate the RC5000i while it is being charged.
· Normal charging time is 2 to 3 hours, depending on the
condition of the battery pack.
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Introduction
Using Non-Rechargeable AA Batteries
Warning
Use the recharging dock only with the Philips NiMH
rechargeable battery pack. It cannot be used with AA batteries.
1 Slide the battery door off the back of the RC5000i.
2 Install the plastic AA battery tray
in the battery compartment.
3 Insert four AA batteries as
indicated on the bottom of
the battery compartment.
4 Slide the battery door back on.
After a few seconds, the RC5000i starts up automatically and
beeps twice to indicate that it has finished starting up.
Note
The RC5000i retains all settings when the AA batteries have run
out. You will only have to reset the clock.
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Getting Started
1.
Activating the RC5000i
Turning on the Display
Tap the screen gently with your finger or a blunt, soft object like
a pencil eraser.
The display is activated and you see the Home panel.
Notes
· If the display stays blank or becomes black, adjust the contrast
dial on the left side.
· If another panel is displayed, tap the Home button
.
· The RC5000i shuts down automatically.
Using the Backlight
Press the backlight button on the left side.
The backlight shuts off after a few seconds to save power.
Note
In the settings (see page 13) you can choose to activate the
backlight automatically when you turn the RC5000i on.
Use Mode
The RC5000i has different “modes.” When you activate the
RC5000i for the first time, it starts up in Use mode allowing you to
immediately operate your devices.
In Use mode the RC5000i icon
is entirely visible. If a label
(like
or
) covers the icon, just tap the label. A menu will
pop up with USE as an option. Tap the USE label to return to
normal operating mode.
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2.
Navigating Control Panels
Three Divisions of Control Panel Types
Your RC5000i is capable of displaying hundreds of different control
screens. By grouping them into sensible divisions, it is easy to
navigate to the control panel you want. The three main divisions
are:
Home — The Home group displays convenient instant jump buttons
to the main control panels of your
system devices (your VCR, TV, CD
player etc.). These buttons
also select the Input of your Home
Theater Receiver or Preamp (Home
buttons are linked to the Device
pull down menu, which also selects
inputs on your receiver).
You can always access Home by
tapping the Home Icon
at the
top of the screen.
Devices — The Device side
displays the control panels of your
components, one device group at a
time. A button on a Device panel
will act just like the buttons on the
original remote control.
You can always select the Device
side of the RC5000i by tapping the
menu bar to the right of the remote
icon.
Tap to select the Device side of your RC5000i .
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Macros — The Macro side of your
RC5000i displays Macro buttons.
Macro buttons play back a sequence
of up to 255 different commands (and
panel jumps, which can be programmed to give status during the
Macro).
You can always select the Macro side
of the RC5000i by tapping the menu
bar to the left of the remote icon.
Tap to select the Macro side of your RC5000i.
Using Menus to Jump to a Panel Group
1 Navigate to either the Macro (left) or the Device (right) side of
the remote by tapping the left or right menu bar.
2 Tap the Menu bar again. A menu will pop into view, enabling you
to choose which group of panels you want. If you have a large
system with more than seven groups, scroll arrows
enable
you to select those that are out of sight.
Macro Groups
Device Groups
3 After using the scroll arrows to view all of the choices, simply
tap the label of the group you would like.
Note
When you jump to a Device, the RC5000i will change the input
of your home theater receiver/preamp (using the pull down
menus is exactly the same thing as pressing a Home button).
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Home Buttons Jump to Device Panel Groups
and Change Your Receiver’s Inputs
Each of the Device Panel Groups has a matching Device button on
the home panel. These Device buttons perform two actions when
pressed:
1 Jumps to the main panel of the Device Group.
2 Changes your home theater receiver/preamp to the appropriate
input. See page 30 to program for a non-Marantz
receiver/preamp.
Jump to a Device Panel Group
Without Changing Inputs
1 Pop up the Device menu, by tapping
the Device Menu bar.
2 Look at the labels for the Left and Right
hard buttons. Now, they are labeled
NO IR.
3 Press and hold either of the two Left and Right hard buttons,
then select the device you would like to jump to. No input
commands will be sent to your receiver/preamp.
While you are pressing and holding one of
the NO IR buttons, the remote icon will
turn its back to you.
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Using the Left and Right Hard Buttons (Back and
Ahead) to Browse Your Last Six Panels
The RC5000i always remembers the last six panels you’ve viewed.
By using the Left and Right hard buttons at the base of the remote,
you can navigate freely back and forth among the six panels.
1. To view the previous screen,
press the Back button.
2. The RC5000i will jump to
the last panel you viewed.
Using the Scroll Arrows to Jump to Panels
You can browse all of the panels within a Device
or Macro group by using the scroll arrows at the
top and bottom of the screen. When you are on
the macro side, the arrows are on the left; when
you are on the device side, the arrows are on
the right.
Opposite the scroll arrow on the bottom of the
screen, the Panel display shows you which
panel you are viewing (1/7= first of seven panels).
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Using Tab Buttons to Jump to Panels
All of your device groups have been programmed with “onetouch” jump buttons to all of the panels for that device. Simply
touch the tab label and the RC5000i will jump to the appropriate
panel.
1. To view the Setup panel,
press the Setup tab.
2. The RC5000i will jump to
the Setup panel.
Your Macro Groups have also been programmed with “onetouch” jump buttons and tab style navigation to make it easy to
sort your macros out.
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1. To view the channel macros
for movie channels, press
the movie tab.
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2. The RC5000i will jump to
the panel displaying Movie
Channel macros.
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3.
Operating a Device
You operate devices using two kinds of buttons:
Touchscreen buttons
Direct-access buttons (to the right of the touchscreen)
Using Touchscreen Buttons
Sending commands
By tapping the touchscreen buttons, you send commands to the
device you have selected. When you send a command, the
RC5000i icon changes to show that it is transmitting signals.
Before Touching
While RC5000i
The Screen
Transmits
The name of the device you are controlling is always displayed on
the device menu tab.
Using the Direct-Access Buttons
Mute, Channel and Volume can be operated at any time, even
without turning on the touchscreen. These buttons can be
programmed to always do the same thing regardless of the panel
displayed, or they can change their function depending on which
device is active. For example:
Since Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute are typically
receiver/preamp commands in most home theaters, these direct
access buttons have been pre-programmed to always operate a
Marantz receiver/preamp. Should you own another brand, see the
programming instructions on page 31-32. Channel Up and Channel
Down are typically programmed to change with the device selected.
So when you are operating your DVD player, you use them to
change Chapters. Likewise, when you are using the TV control
panels, they change channels.
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4.
Adjusting the Settings
Most of the RC5000i’s features can be set to your own wishes.
1 Touch and hold the RC5000i icon for a few seconds.
The first setup panel appears. You can display the second and
third setup panel by using the scroll buttons.
2 Tap the button of the setting you want to adjust.
The button becomes black.
3 Use the Left and Right buttons to adjust the setting.
First setup panel
Setting
Battery
Clock
Function
Shows the battery level.
Turns the clock display on
or off and lets you set 12h or
24h time display.
Sets the clock.
Time
LCD
LCD Light
Button Light
Note
Sets how long the touchscreen
stays on.
Sets how long the backlight of
the touchscreen stays on.
Sets how long the backlight of
the direct-access and Left/Right
buttons stays on.
Adjusting
Tap the clock repeatedly.
Tap the time button and use
the Left and Right buttons.
Tap the LCD button and use
the Left and Right buttons.
Tap the LCD Light button and
use the Left and Right buttons.
Tap the Button Light button and
use the Left and Right buttons.
Use the down scroll arrow to move to the second setup panel.
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Second setup panel
Setting
Hide/Show Macro
Hide/Show Device
Function
Hide - Turns off Macro Navigation.
Show- Turns on Macro Navigation.
Hide - Turns off Device Navigation.
Show- Turns on Device Navigation.
Adjusting
Tap the Hide/Show button
repeatedly.
Tap the Hide/Show button
repeatedly.
Warning! Both Macro and Device should be left visible and usable when using RC5000i
standalone for programming.
When the Button is labeled Hide, you will be able to navigate using the Menu bars.
When the Button is labeled Show, you will not be able to use the Tabs and Menu bars.
Hiding Navigational bars is only useful to programmers using computers to program
elaborate jump configurations. When programming with the RC5000i stand alone, you
want your Macro and Device Tabs and pull-down menus operational!
Level
Turns the backlight always on
or off when the touchscreen is
activated.
Note: When you choose always
off, you can only activate the
backlight using the backlight
button.
Mode Menu
Touch
Hides or shows the Mode button.
Adjusts or turns off the
touchscreen beep.
Adjusts or turns off the beep of
Left/Right and direct-access
buttons.
Calibrates the touchscreen.
Button
Calibrate
Always on: Tap the Level button
and position the indicator in the left
half of the indication bar using the
Left button.
Always off: Tap the Level button
and position the indicator in the
right half of the indication bar using
the Right button.
Tap the Mode Menu button.
Tap the Touch button
repeatedly.
Tap the Button button
repeatedly.
Tap the Calibrate button and
follow the on-screen
instructions.
Revert*
Reverts the RC5000i to
Tap the Revert button and
the Revert 2.01 configuration
follow the on-screen
(see pages 15, 17 and 57).
instructions.
*The Revert button will only appear if one change has been made to the RC5000i.
Note
Use the down scroll arrow to move to the third setup panel.
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Third setup panel displays:
The Percentage of free memory available for new programming.
There are two configurations built in to your RC5000i. If your
third setup screen says:
Marantz V201
Revert V201
You are using the factory default file.
You are using the memory saving, strippeddown file. See pages 17 and 57.
To exit Setup Mode
Tap the Setup label on the RC5000i icon.
5.
The Mode Menus
To help you plan how your RC5000i will operate your home theater
system, you should practice using the three mode menus.
Working with Modes
All customization is done via the three Mode
menus. They differ in their capabilities:
Macros
Home
Devices
Macro Side - No IR learning is possible, so
there is no LEARN ability.
Home Panels - Since there is only one Home
group, there is no ability to add or move groups.
Device Side - No Macros can be programmed,
so there is no EDIT button.
The mode menus are utilized like this:
1 Select either the Home, Device or Macro divisions of panels by
touching the appropriate tabs or the Home Icon.
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2 Touch the Mode icon
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3 Select the mode you wish to use to customize your RC5000i by
touching the appropriate button on the Mode Menu.
When you operate your devices, the RC5000i is in Use mode. For
actions other than operating (like programming buttons, recording
macros, adding devices, and so on) you have to switch to the
appropriate mode:
For operating devices.
For learning commands from other devices.
For recording macros and jumping to other panels.
For labeling buttons and commands.
For adding new devices.
For deleting buttons, devices and macros.
For changing the order in a menu.
To switch to another mode
1 Tap the Mode button
at the bottom of the touchscreen or
the label of the mode you are using.
The Mode menu pops up.
2 Tap the mode you want to use.
The label of the active mode appears on the RC5000i icon. You
can now work in the selected mode.
Note
USE mode is the normal operating mode for the
RC5000i. The RC5000i will not “time out” and automatically
return to USE mode. You must redisplay the Mode Menu and
select USE.
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6.
Managing Memory
As you customize your remote, the RC5000i will manage memory
automatically. It will keep deleted groups of panels restorable as
long as possible. When you need additional memory, it will notify
you that it needs to do “Memory Cleanup,” which will permanently
erase everything you have deleted so far. See page 50.
You can choose to manually manage your memory by choosing a
smaller template file to program with. There are two configurations
built-in. The default Marantz file and the memory saving strippeddown Revert file. The default Marantz file offers these unique
features:
43 pre-programmed templates for home theater components.
All have the option of adding pre-programmed Marantz
remote codes for your convenience. See creating new
devices on page 36.
FAV TV & ICON SURF - Macro groups for surfing channels
with one touch via customizable labels or icons. See
recording macros on page 43.
FAV DVD, FAV CD & FAV CD2 - Macro groups for mega disc
changers that allow one touch access to particular discs.
HELP - a macro group with animated demonstrations of
setting, adjusting and programming your RC5000i.
ADJUST - a macro group with one touch jumps to all of the
power user features of a Marantz system.
POWER - a group of control panels that will help your family
power up a home theater system. See Deciding on Macros
or Help Lists on page 20-21.
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Should you feel that you do not need all of these features or you
know your configuration requires lots of memory (i.e. you are
planning hundreds of animated macros), we provide the Revert
configuration. It provides 13 styles of component templates and one
macro example. Permanently deleting the factory configuration and
using the Revert configuration will add 800kb to your free memory
space. See The Revert Configuration on page 57.
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1.
Introduction
It is best to proceed with customizing in several stages. The first
stage is to teach all of your existing remote codes to the
RC5000i. The second stage is to practice using your home
theater system with the RC5000i. As you gain familiarity with
your system, you’ll notice that many operations in a home
theater require several steps. In the third stage of
customization, you will record multiple step operations as either
a “Macro” that you can play back with one button push or as a
list of numbered steps recorded in a “Help” device group.
In the next few pages you’ll find step by step guidelines on each
of the three stages. When a more detailed explanation can be
found in the Reference section, we’ve noted the page.
2.
Programming Remote Codes
1 Gather all of your remote controls in front of you.
2 Play with all of the example device groups. Compare the device
groups with your existing remote controls. Can you use any as
templates for non-Marantz components?
3 Use DEL mode to delete all of the device groups that you don’t
like (see page 40).
4 Use ADD mode to add the device groups for each Marantz
component (see page 35-40).
When you are prompted to add with or without RC codes,
choose WITH RC CODES.
5 Use ADD mode to add a device group for each non-Marantz
component (see page 38).
Choose WITHOUT RC CODES.
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6 Switch to LEARN Mode to evaluate the panel layouts of the new
device group (in Use Mode, you cannot see buttons that have
no RC codes).
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7 Switch back to DEL mode and delete the group if it is not a
good match to your component. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until
all of your remote controls have a matching device group.
8 Switch to LABEL mode to relabel each device group (see page
32-34).
9 Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your devices, so that your
home panel is arranged the way you want (see page 39-40).
10 Switch to LABEL mode to personalize the greeting on your
home panel (see page 32-34).
11 Still in LABEL mode, navigate to the DEVICE side of the
RC5000i. Relabel any buttons as needed to match your existing
remote controls. Check all of your devices.
12 Switch to LEARN mode and teach the RC5000i all of your nonMarantz components’ RC Codes (see page 28-32).
13 Switching back and forth between USE and LEARN modes, test
all codes and reteach as necessary.
Note
Should you need to delete a command, use the DEL mode. Be
very careful to NEVER delete the navigational tabs; they can
only be restored with a personal computer (see page 52).
14 Switch back to LEARN mode. Teach each Device group the
appropriate Preamp/Receiver Input (source switching) RC
command (see page 30).
15 Congratulations, you have completed the first stage of
customization! Take a well deserved break.
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Deciding Between Macros or Help Lists
If your entire system is new to you, practice using the RC5000i
manually for a few days before programming any macros. You’ll find
that your home theater requires many operations that require multiple
steps to do. You have to decide whether to use a:
Macro - The entire operation happens in an automated sequence
when you touch one button.
Help List - The operation happens manually but is prompted by large
sequentially numbered buttons with friendly labels on one sequence of
panels linked together.
Some multiple step operations require you to make decisions before
you proceed. An example is turning on a non-Marantz home theater
system. Many components turn on and off with a single “Power”
button. Before you press a “Power” button, the manufacturer expects
you to look at the component to see whether it is on or off. If you want
it on and it’s off, you press the “Power” button. If you forget to look,
and it is already on, you will turn it off when you press the “Power”
button.
The RC5000i cannot “look” at your components to see if they are on
or off. So, if you recorded a macro intended to power up a nonMarantz home theater, it wouldn’t be very reliable. Here’s an example:
Your spouse goes out to the local video store and rents a videotape.
When he/she gets home, they pop the tape in the VCR (most VCR’s
automatically turn on when a tape is inserted). Your spouse touches
the macro button you programmed to power up the system. The
recorded sequence of “power” buttons is played back. Unfortunately,
since the VCR was already on, it is now off and everything else is on.
Your spouse sees no picture, assumes the macro didn’t work, so
touches the button again. This time, the macro turns the VCR on and
everything else off. Frustrating!
Marantz builds components that are “macro-friendly”. Instead of a
single “power” button, the remote controls have a discrete “On” and a
discrete “Off” button. With a Marantz system, you can record a Macro
that is very reliable from a series of “On” commands. Take a look at
the example ALL ON and ALL OFF macros preprogrammed in the
default configuration.
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The problems don’t stop with powering up a system. Often, you will
want to construct a macro to watch or listen to a specific source. This
may require that both the Television and the Surround Receiver be set
to new inputs. Some components have “discrete” commands to select
sources (meaning the command will only have one effect on the
components, like the CD input on most receivers). Other components
have “toggle” commands (these are commands that require you to
look at the component, evaluate its state and sometimes issue the
command over and over again). An example of a “toggle” command is
the Input or TV/VCR button found on many television remote controls.
You have to look at the TV, decide that it is on the wrong input, then
toggle or scroll through the inputs to select the one you want.
Evaluate each of the multiple step operations you would like to record
as macros. If all of the commands in the process are “discrete,” the
macro will work reliably. If even one command is a “toggle” command,
you should program a help list for the operation instead of a macro.
Tip
Sometimes there is a reliable way to use toggle type commands
in macros. Unfortunately, it will not be written down in your
component’s instruction manual. You will have to find it through
experimentation and imagination.
What you are looking for is an “anchor” command that will put
your component in a known state. Once it is in a known state,
you can use toggle commands in your macro.
An example for Powering Up DVD Players:
Most DVD players will turn on when off when they receive a
Play command.
Thus a discrete On command is two steps,
1) DVD Play
2) DVD Stop
A discrete off command is constructed by:
1) DVD Play
2) DVD Power
An example for Selecting Source on a TV:
Many televisions will return to a particular input with either a
channel up or down command or by selecting a particular
channel.
Thus, to construct a macro that selects the EXT1 input:
1) Channel Up (selects the Antenna A input)
2) Input (toggles to the Antenna B input)
3) Input (toggles to the EXT 1 input)
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4.
Programming Help Lists
1 Write a list of all of the actions in the operation you want to
record.
2 Gather all of the remote controls you will need for the operation.
3 Navigate to the Device side of the RC5000i.
4 Select ADD from the Mode menu. Choose “Create New Device”
when prompted (see page 35-40).
In the “Other” division there is a device group labeled “Help.”
Add the Help device.
5 Switch to LABEL mode. Relabel the new device currently
labeled Help (for details on relabeling devices, see page 32-34).
Use no more than 8 characters (more won’t fit). Try to use a
descriptive title like POWER, RECORD, etc.
6 Stay in LABEL mode. Relabel any of the introductory text on
panel 1. Type in any guidelines your family may need to know
for this operation.
6 Stay in LABEL mode. Relabel as many of the buttons on the
five panels as you need.
Tip
Do not relabel the buttons labeled “Press for Next Help Screen”
unless the button is the last step in the operation.
7 Switch to LEARN mode. Teach each button the appropriate
command.
8 Switch to MOVE mode. Move the new device to the appropriate
position in the device list (remember, this determines the button
position on the Home panel).
9 Return to USE mode and test out your new list. Congratulations!
10 You can make as many Help lists as you like. Simply repeat
steps 1 through 9 for each operation you would like to program
a help list.
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5.
Macro/Panel Jump Capabilities
Macros can range from a one step navigational jump to any device
or home panel to multiple step processes with up to 255 steps. In
order to plan your macros, you should understand the capabilities
and limitations of macro programming as follows.
Device Panel Buttons Can’t Perform Jumps/Macros
You can program a macro to be played back when any button
on the Macro side of the RC5000i is pressed (see page 43).
You can program a macro to be played back when a device
group is selected by either pressing a button on a home panel
or by selecting the device via the Device Menu (see page 26).
You cannot program a macro to be played back when any
button is pressed on a device Panel. All of the tab-style panel
jumps programmed into Device panels were programmed using
a windows PC and Marantz RC5000 Setup (see page 47).
Macros Perform Jumps to Any Device Panel
The Marantz RC5000i has the unique capability of jumping to any
device panel during a macro.
You can make any or all of the 255 steps a jump to any Device
panel. This provides you with the opportunity to give some
feedback to the end user while a macro is being played back.
For example: you can reveal the CD device panel to show the
user that RC commands are being sent to the CD player, then
jump to an AMP panel to show the user that RC commands are
being sent to the amp.
You can ADD/Create a Status device group (located in new
devices in the division named OTHER) and custom label each
panel to give the end user more specific feedback as to what
the macro is doing. You can then program jumps to each Status
panel to occur during the macro.
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You cannot jump to any Macro or Home panel. You are only
allowed to jump to Device panels when programming with the
RC5000i stand alone.
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Macros Send RC Commands To Your System
You can make any or all of the 255 steps send an RC
command to your system. The step is actually just a recording
of the location of any button on any device panel. To record an
RC command, you simply navigate to the panel and button you
want, then touch it. Thus, all RC commands in a Macro must
first be taught to a device panel button, a direct access button
(the Mute, Channel or Volume buttons) or a device action
(typically the preamp/receiver source selection command that is
issued when you select a new device group from home or the
device menu).
You cannot learn a new IR command. The Macro side of the
RC5000i does not have the LEARN mode available.
You cannot record a button on a Home or Macro panel as a
step in a macro. However, you can record a “device action,”
which is what a home button really does (see page 26).
Macros Can Delay Between Steps
You can program a delay as any or all of the 255 steps of a
macro.
You can adjust that delay in 1/10th of a second intervals
between .1 and 99.9 seconds.
6.
Programming Macros & Panel Jumps
You will do all of your Macro/Jump programming within a window
that will appear after you press the EDIT button on the Macro Mode
menu. Before proceeding with programming, make sure that you
understand how to move around in the Edit window and how to
read the RC5000i’s shorthand notation for each macro step (see
page 43).
1 Write a list of all of the actions in the operation you want to
record.
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examples adaptable to your purposes? If you have only a few
macros to program, you may be better off deleting all of them
and creating a new Macro group.
3 Use DEL mode to delete all of the macro groups that you don’t
like (see page 40-42).
4 Use ADD mode to add a new macro group empty of any
programming (see page 35-40).
5 Switch to LABEL mode to relabel your Macro group (see page
32-34).
6 Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your Macro groups, so that
the most commonly used Macro groups are near the top (see
page 39-40).
7 Switch to LABEL mode and navigate to the your new Macro
group. Relabel the macro buttons (currently labeled New Macro)
with an appropriate name. The buttons are large so try to
imagine a descriptive name even if it requires a few words.
8 Switch to Edit mode.
9 Press your newly named Macro button to enter the EDIT
window.
The EDIT window will appear. If you had any previously
programmed commands in this button, they will appear for you
to edit.
10 Working from your written list, navigate to the desired device
and panel to program all of the steps in the Macro (see step 5
on page 44).
Commands - When you touch a button, you will record an RC
command step (see page 43).
Jumps - When you select a device from the Device Menu while
holding down the Left hard button (now called device), you will
record a panel jump to the last accessed panel of that device
(see page 43).
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Delays - When you select Delay, use the plus and minus arrows
to set the amount of delay (see page 44).
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Note
Use the Scroll arrows to navigate; the tab style navigational
jumps will not work. If you accidentally record a tab button as a
macro step, it will do nothing because you cannot alias to a
button that jumps. Since it will confuse you to see it in the Macro
Edit window, it is best to delete it.
11 Once all steps have been programmed, test your macro by
pressing the right hard button (now labeled Play).
12 Typically you will need to adjust the timing of the macro. Simply
putting in lots of delays will make the macro work, but may
make the macro unnecessarily long.
Try moving commands, so that a TV command alternates with
another component command before another TV command is
issued. To move a command, simply select it and use the up
and down arrows to reposition it within the macro window.
When a delay is added to the macro, the default timing is .5
seconds. If the macro works with a .5 second delay, try a
smaller delay to shorten the macro.
When programming Channel macros, use .1 second delays
between different digits and .5 second delays between identical
digits.
13 Once you are happy with the macro, press the left hard button
(now labeled Close). You will be prompted to Save Macro or
Cancel.
14 Continue to program macros until you have recorded all that you
plan. Congratulations! You are now a Home Theater Automator!
7.
Programming Macros as a Device Action
It is possible to program a macro to occur when you select a device
(the macro will occur both when you press a home button and
when you select the device from the pull down Device menu).
To program:
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1 Navigate to the Device side of the RC5000i.
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2 Tap the mode button and press the LEARN mode button.
3 Tap the Device Tab and reveal the Device Menu.
4 While bracing the RC5000i with your right hand, press and hold
the Backlight button with a left hand finger.
5 Press and hold the Left hard button with your left hand thumb.
6 While still bracing, pressing and holding everything, use a right
hand finger to select the device from the Device Menu.
7 The EDIT window appears with the name of your Device at the
top of the window.
8 Program your macro following steps 10 through 15 on the
previous page.
Note
8.
In use, you can select a device without issuing the macro by
revealing the Device Menu, then pressing and holding the left
hard key, then selecting the device. Otherwise, every time you
select the device from home or select it from the device menu,
the macro will be sent.
Protecting Your Work From Changes
To hide the Mode menu
To prevent accidental changes to the RC5000i interface and
commands once you’ve finished customizing, you can hide the
Mode menu.
1 Make sure the RC5000i is in Use mode.
2 Touch and hold the RC5000i icon for a few seconds.
The first setup panel appears.
3 Scroll down to the second setup panel.
4 Tap the Mode Menu button.
The mode menu icon is crossed out.
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5 Tap
. The RC5000i switches to Use mode. The Mode
button is no longer visible.
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1.
Programming Buttons
You program the RC commands (RC for Remote Control) by
transmitting infrared signals from your existing remote controls to
the RC5000i’s learning eye. To do
this, place the RC5000i and the
device’s remote control on a flat
surface, 1 to 100cm (1/2 to 36
inches) apart.
With each new remote control,
you have to find the correct
learning distance.
1 to 100 cm apart
(1/2 to 36 inches)
It is best to be systematic and
teach all of the buttons from one
remote control before proceeding
to the next.
Here are some tips.
Start with the controls close
together; if you receive a FAIL,
move them farther apart in one
inch increments. Although
rare, some component remotes require a very large distance
between the sending LED and the RC5000i’s learning eye.
Test the first command from any new remote control to find the
correct learning distance. Once you have found the correct
learning distance, do not change it for any other button on that
particular remote control.
Most commands learn correctly when you press and hold them
until the OK indicator appears. However, sometimes the
RC5000i will say OK, yet the command will not operate the
component properly. If this occurs, try re-teaching the command
with a brief tap. After a short delay the OK indicator will appear.
Test the code. If this improves operation, continue to use the
Tap technique for all other buttons on the remote. The only
buttons that you MUST use the press and hold technique for are
buttons that you will press and hold when you are operating the
component (i.e. volume, scan, etc.).
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The following buttons can be programmed: control panel
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buttons, Device menu items and Direct Access buttons.
You cannot program Home menu buttons directly. You have to
program them via the Device menu (see page 30).
The RC5000i also offers empty control panel buttons which you
can program and label as existing buttons. They are only visible
in Learn and Label mode and appear without label or with label
(intended for a specific function). You will also see previously
deleted buttons: you can restore them by reprogramming them
or you can reuse them for other commands.
Programming Device Panel Buttons
1 Navigate to the Device panel buttons you want to program.
2 Switch to Learn mode via the Mode button
.
Additional empty buttons appear, which can be programmed
and labeled as existing buttons.
3 Point the device’s original remote control to the RC5000i’s
learning eye as shown on page 28.
4 Tap the RC5000i button you want to program.
The button starts flashing.
5 Press and hold the corresponding button on your device’s
original remote control.
If the RC5000i has learned the command successfully, OK
flashes on the RC5000i icon. You can let go of the button you’re
holding.
If the RC5000i has not learned the command successfully, you
hear a short buzz and FAIL appears on the RC5000i icon.
6 Program all other buttons you want and relabel them if
necessary (see page 32-34).
7 Return to Use mode via the Mode button.
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Programming Device Action (Home Buttons)
Note
When you teach a command as a Device Action, this command
is automatically assigned to the corresponding button in the
Home menu and to the act of selecting the Device from the pull
down Device Menu. Typically, you teach the preamp/receiver
source selection or “input” command to the device action.
Remember, the only way to NOT issue this command is to
reveal the device menu, press and hold the LEFT hard key (now
labeled NO IR) and select the device.
1 Make sure the device tab is active.
The device tab is active when the name of a device is displayed.
2 Switch to Learn mode via the Mode button
.
3 Point the device’s original remote control to the RC5000i’s
learning eye as described above.
4 Tap the device tab to open the Device menu.
5 Touch and hold either the RC5000i’s Left or Right button (now
labeled Device) and tap the device you want to program.
Even when you want to program the currently active device, you
have to tap it in the Device menu.
The label “device” starts flashing on the RC5000i icon.
6 Press and hold the button the RC5000i has to learn on your
device’s original remote control.
If the RC5000i has learned the command successfully, OK
flashes on the display. You can let go of the button you’re
holding.
If the RC5000i has not learned the command successfully, you
hear a short buzz and FAIL appears on the RC5000i icon.
7 Program all other items you want and return to Use mode via
the Mode button.
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Programming Direct Access Buttons Globally
And/Or Locally Per Device
Direct Access buttons are defined as the five hard buttons on the
right side of the screen (Mute, Channel Up/Down, Volume
Up/Down).
WARNING
It is possible to teach commands to the LEFT and RIGHT
hard buttons. This is NOT RECOMMENDED. The LEFT and
RIGHT hard buttons are programmed at the factory to
browse back and forth through the last six panels you’ve
viewed. Should you accidentally teach a command to a
LEFT or RIGHT hard button, you will have to use a
Windows PC with RC5000 Setup to correct the problem
(see page 47).
Direct-access buttons can be programmed with a global function
and/or for a dedicated (local) command for that device.
When a command is taught to a direct access button from a device
page, it will only be issued when that device group is active, even if
a command has been taught globally. Local learning overrides
global learning.
When a command is taught to a direct access button from a home
panel, it will be issued as long as the active device does not have
a local command.
For example, one could program the CH+ & CH- buttons as the
Chapter +/- command when the DVD is active. Now, if you
program the TV channel +/- globally (and any device other than the
DVD is selected) the TV channel +/- commands will be issued.
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Programming a Direct Access Button Globally
1 Tap the Home menu button
.
2 Complete steps 2 to 7 in “Programming device panel buttons”
on page 29. Instead of tapping a button on the touchscreen,
press the Direct Access button you want to program.
The label of the button you have pressed (e.g. chan+ or vol-)
starts flashing on the RC5000i icon.
Programming a Direct Access Button Locally
1 Switch to the device for which you want to program the button.
2 Complete steps 2 to 7 in “Programming device panel buttons”
on page 29. Instead of tapping a button on the touchscreen,
press the button you want to program.
The label of the button you have pressed (e.g. chan+ or vol-)
starts flashing on the RC5000i icon.
2.
Labeling Buttons, Frames and Menu Items
The following elements can be labeled: buttons on a device panel,
text frames on a device panel (they don’t do anything except
display text), Device groups (the name for the Device group that
appears on the Device Tab and on the Home button), buttons on a
macro panel, macro groups (the name for the Macro group that
appears on the Macro Tab) and Left/Right hard buttons (these are
prelabeled at the factory to be Back and Ahead - reflecting the
RC5000i’s unique ability to browse the last six panels you’ve
viewed).
You cannot label Home menu buttons directly. You have to label
them via the Device menu (see page 34).
You can label part of the Home panel greeting: the words
“Welcome”, “To”, “Marantz” and “Home Theater” can be relabeled to
personalize your RC5000i.
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Labeling a Button or a Text Frame
1 Navigate to the panel containing the button/frame you want to
label.
2 Switch to Label mode via the Mode button
.
3 Tap the button/frame you want to
label. The display shows a “virtual
auto-zooming” mini-keyboard. The
button/frame you want to label is
displayed above the keyboard.
4 Edit the label.
n To delete a character, press the Right button.
n To enter a character, tap the keyboard near the character
you want to use.
The keyboard is zoomed in, allowing you to tap exactly the
character you need.
After you have tapped the character, the keyboard is zoomed
out. Repeat this action for every character.
Note
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You can zoom out again without tapping a character by
pressing the Right button (labeled Zoom).
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For capital letters and symbols, press the Left hard button
repeatedly to display the keyboard you want.
n
5 Tap Enter to save the changes and return to the panel you were
at.
-orTap Cancel to return to the panel you were at without saving
changes.
6 Label all other items you want and return to Use mode via the
Mode button.
Labeling a Home Button, a Device or a Macro Group
Remember, the buttons on home are linked (automatically
aliased)to the labels you create for the Device menu, so any
change you make to the Device menu names will be automatically
carried out on your home panel buttons.
1 Switch to Label mode via the Mode button
.
2 Tap the device tab to open the Device menu.
-orTap the macro tab to open the Macro menu.
3 Touch and hold either the RC5000i’s Left or Right button and
tap the device you want to program.
Even when you want to program the currently active
device/macro group, you have to tap it in the Device/Macro
menu.
4 Complete steps 3 to 6 in “Labeling a button” on page 33.
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3.
Working with Device and Macro Groups
If you have a device that is not provided in the Device menu, you
can add it to the RC5000i.
You cannot add devices to the Home menu directly. You have to
add them via the Device menu.
There are three possible ways to add a device:
Create New Device
Copy Existing Device
Restore Deleted Device
In the following sections we’ll discuss what these options offer you.
Create New Device
Choose this option to add a completely new device. You will be
able to choose from a list of preprogrammed templates with or
without Marantz RC codes.
A drop down scrollable list will appear. As you scroll down the list,
you will notice Device type dividers and devices you can add. Only
select Device Templates to ADD. Although it is possible to ADD the
Device Type Divider as a Device, it is not useful. Should you
accidentally Add a divider to your device list, delete it.
Device Type Divider
This is not a device
template to add; it is
simply an indication of
the type of device.
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Device Template
When you add this
for a Marantz
component, you
should add with
RC codes. When
you plan to teach
codes from an
existing remote
control, add
without RC codes.
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Each time you touch the scroll arrow down,
more devices will appear as follows:
All of the devices shown are Marantz model #’s with
the exception of the first division, called “Other.”
Below the “Other” division are four device templates
that are meant for other purposes.
DSS - Since Marantz does not make a DSS receiver
(yet!), we included a template with codes. If your DSS
does not operate with these codes, simply teach the
RC5000i from your original remote.
Note
If you try to Create New Device and you cannot use a scroll
arrow to reveal all of these devices, you have the Revert
configuration loaded (see pages 15,17 and 57).
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Status - This template is used to
provide status screens you can
jump to during a macro. Five panels
are created with the device name
“Status.” If you add additional Status
devices, they will be named
Status2, Status3, Status4 and so
on. Each panel is named according
to its numbered position (1/5, etc.), so that if you are editing a
macro, you will know which panel you have jumped to.
Help - This template is used to
create a Help List that will help
users through a multiple step
process that cannot be reliably
programmed as a macro. See page
20-22 for more information about
help lists.
EZRead - This template can be used for any
component. It has two features that may interest
you.
1) Text on buttons is larger than normal.
2) There are no tabs, so more buttons per panel.
There are 18 panels in the device, all of which are
invisible when first added. You could add an
EZRead device for every component in your
system if you like.
Like any template added
without RC codes, the
EZRead is invisible until
you enter LEARN or
LABEL mode.
By switching modes to LEARN or LABEL, the
EZRead panels become visible. Any panel that you
make active will become visible (simply teaching one button an RC
command makes a panel active). Teach RC commands to the
buttons on panels that you like and ignore the rest (teach no
RCcommands). That way, the empty panels will never appear in
USE mode.
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Creating a New Device From a Marantz Template
If you have the exact Marantz model # in the list, add the device
with RC codes.
If you have a Marantz component not listed, or your component is
not Marantz, add the device without RC codes and use the LABEL
and LEARN modes to customize it to your liking.
Note
When you add a device without RC codes, all buttons are
invisible until you enter LABEL or LEARN mode.
By experimentally adding devices and inspecting them in Label
mode, you can decide which is the best match to your component
and delete the unused ones.
Creating a New Device Step by Step
1 Make sure the device tab is active.
The device tab is active when the name of a device is displayed.
2 Switch to Add mode via the Mode button.
The RC5000i displays the following choices:
Create New Device
Copy Existing Device
Restore Deleted Device
3 Tap the device you want to add in the Device menu.
4 You can add the device with or without RC codes.
n
Create with RC codes: Choose this option if you have the
exact Marantz component listed. The new device is added
with operational buttons.
Don’t add RC codes: If you choose this option, the new
device is added with invisible buttons. Program them using
LEARN and LABEL mode.
n
Tap the button of your choice.
The new device will be automatically displayed once you return
to Use mode.
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Copy Existing Device
Choose this option to copy a device that is already active (you are
already using it).
TIP
It is often useful to have two almost identical device groups for
your Television. The only difference between the two is one
would have the Vol+ and Vol- Direct Access buttons
programmed locally with the televisions internal volume + and commands. Label this device TV Only (for use late at night
without Surround Sound). The other TV device has no
programming in its Direct Access buttons; as a result, the
surround receiver’s Vol+ and Vol- (programmed globally on the
Home panel) is utilized when the TV device is selected.
Restore Deleted Device
Use this option to restore a device you have deleted.
Adding Macro Groups
Macro Groups can be added three ways,
with the same procedures as described
for Device Groups on page 38.
Create New Group
Copy Existing Group
Restore Deleted Group
However, should you choose “Create
New Group,” there is not a long list of
macro templates. Instead, only one
group template is available. It consists
of five identical panels as shown.
Moving Groups and Re-Ordering The Home Buttons
You can change the order of Device menu items and Macro menu
items. Changes you make in the Device menu are automatically
updated in the Home menu.
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1 Make sure the device tab is active.
-orMake sure the macro tab is active.
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Note
The device or macro tab is active when the name of a device or
macro is displayed.
2 Switch to Move mode via the Mode button
The RC5000i displays the menu.
.
3 Tap the menu item of your choice.
The menu item is highlighted.
4 Use the Left and Right buttons to move the menu item up or
down.
5 Tap Accept to save the changes.
You return to Use mode.
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Deleting and Restoring
Deleting
You can delete control panel buttons and actions associated with a
direct-access or a Left/Right button.
You can also delete Device menu items and Macro menu items.
Home menu buttons cannot be deleted directly. You have to delete
them via the Device menu.
Deleting a button or button action
Note
Borderless buttons (frames) such as the greeting on the home
panel cannot be deleted. You can only hide them by deleting all
of the text of their label (see “Labeling a button” on page 18).
1 Switch to Delete mode via the Mode button
.
2 Tap the button you want to delete.
3 Tap Delete Button Action.
The result depends on the element you are deleting:
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n
n
Control panel button: The button disappears from the display.
Left or Right button command: The corresponding label
disappears from the display.
Direct-access button: The button becomes inactive.
4 Delete all the items you want and return to Use mode via the
Mode button.
Deleting a device or macro menu item
1 Switch to Delete mode via the Mode button
.
2 Navigate to the menu item you want to delete.
If you have opened the Device menu, the Left button label
changes into Device and the Right button label into Action.
If you have opened the Macro menu, the Left and Right button
labels change into Group.
3 Press and hold down the Left or Right button depending on
what you are deleting:
n
n
n
Left button labeled Device: For deleting a device in the
Device menu.
Right button labeled Action: For deleting an action from an
item in the Device menu.
Left button labeled Group: For deleting a macro group.
4 Tap the menu item you want to delete.
5 Tap Delete Device or Delete Macro Group.
The Device (and its associated Home menu button) or the
Macro Group (including its macros) are deleted.
6 Delete all the items you want and return to Use mode via the
Mode button.
Restoring
When you have deleted a control panel button or a menu item, the
button or item is no longer visible in Use mode but remains in the
RC5000i’s memory. This allows you to restore it in ADD mode.
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Warning
Do Not Delete the Left and Right hard Buttons! Remember, your
RC5000i is programmed at the factory with the Browse feature.
If you accidentally reprogram the Left/Right hard buttons from
the home panel, you cannot restore them with the remote
control. The only way to restore deleted back and ahead global
buttons is to use a Windows PC with RC5000 Setup.
Reteaching Control panel buttons
1 Switch to LEARN mode via the Mode button
The deleted buttons become visible.
.
2 Complete steps 3 to 7 in “Programming control panel buttons”
on page 16.
The button reappears.
Restoring Device or Macro menu items
1 Make sure the device tab or macro tab is active.
The device or macro tab is active when the name of a device or
macro is displayed.
2 Switch to Add mode via the Mode button
.
3 Tap Restore Deleted Device or Restore Deleted Group.
The deleted menu items become visible.
4 Tap the item you want to restore.
The item is restored and you return to Use mode.
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5.
Recording Macros
Edit Window Notation
Before you begin to program a Macro, study the notation used in
the EDIT Window. Each type of action has its own notation.
TV - When only a device name is
listed, the macro step will be a
Device Action (the action that occurs
when the Device is selected, which
is typically the preamp/receiver’s
source selection or input command).
GO: TV Main - A Go command
indicates a panel jump. In this case,
“TV” means a jump to the TV device
group and Main is the name for the
particular panel (sometimes panels
just have numbers, not names).
TV-External Input - When a device
name and a button name are listed,
that particular button’s IR command
will be issued.
n - A device name and a
DVD-n
symbol also means that particular
button’s IR command will be issued.
A symbol list can be found on page
54.
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Delay - A delay counts as one of the
255 macro steps. Delays can be
adjusted in 1/10th of a second
intervals to be any value between .1
second and 99.9 seconds.
Adjusting Delays - When a delay is
“Selected,” you can adjust the delay
with the plus and minus buttons.
Recording A Macro Step By Step
Note
To record a macro, there must be at least one macro group in
the Macro menu. To create these groups, see page 35-40. Read
the instructions for Adding Device Groups (see page 35-36),
then note the differences when Adding Macro Groups (see page
39).
1 Tap the Macro menu button
.
2 Open the macro menu and select a macro group.
3 Switch to Edit mode via the Mode button
.
Empty macro buttons appear in the macro control panel.
4 Tap the button you want to use for your macro.
5 Enter the sequence of commands you want to record.
You can navigate to whatever control panel you want, just as
you do in Use mode.
6 Tap the Macro menu button.
The contents of the macro appear. You can now play, edit or
close the macro.
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7 Press the Left button to close the macro.
A confirmation screen appears where you can save or cancel
the macro.
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8 Tap Save and assign a label to the macro.
The macro is ready to be used.
There are two extra commands you can record as any step in a
macro:
Recording a Device Action (Source Switching or Input)
To record a Device menu item containing a source switching
command, open the Device menu, hold down the Right button
(labeled Action) and tap the device you want to switch to. This
action places the entire Device Action in the Macro.
Note
If a macro has been recorded as a Device Action, you can
include all of it as a single step in another Macro, effectively
nesting one macro inside another. However, the last step of any
Device Action is a jump to the Device’s Main panel. This step is
not included in the nested macro.
Jumping to a device control panel
To jump to any device panel, first navigate to the device you want
(using the Device menu), then select the exact device panel you
want (using the scroll arrows-not the tab buttons), then open the
Device menu, hold down the Left hard button (labeled Device) and
tap the device you want. After you’ve recorded a jump, check your
Edit window. You’ll see that you recorded both a jump and a device
action. If you do not want the device action, delete it.
Editing macros
You can edit any macro you have recorded.
1 Open the macro group that contains the macro.
2 Switch to Edit mode via the Mode button
.
3 Tap the macro you want to edit.
The contents of the macro appear.
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4 Edit the macro.
You can move or delete listed commands, or you can record
new commands.
You can also add delays to the macro (for example, to insert a
short pause between turning on a device and sending
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commands to it, allowing the device to warm up):
1 Tap Delay.
2 Tap
or
delay.
to decrease or increase the length of the
3 Use the arrow buttons
right place.
and
to move the delay to the
5 Press the Left button to close the macro.
A confirmation screen appears where you can save or cancel
the macro.
6 Tap Save.
The macro is ready to be used.
Organizing macros into groups
You can create as many macro groups as you like. Each group can
contain up to 25 macros.
1 Open any macro group.
2 Switch to Add mode via the Mode button
.
You can create a new group, copy an existing group or restore a
previous deleted group.
Create a new group: You add a new group in which you can
record new macros.
Copy an existing group: You copy a group and its macros
and use it for new macros.
Restore a previously deleted group: You restore a deleted
group and reuse the macros.
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n
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3 Tap Create Macro Group.
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Reference
6.
RC5000 Setup
If you want to personalize your Remote Control even more, beyond
its standard programming features, RC5000 Setup is the tool for
you to use. RC5000 Setup is the RC5000i’s companion software
that you can download from the following internet address:
http://www.marantzamerica.com/rcsetup.htm.
With RC5000 Setup you can:
Upload and download new
configurations to and from your Remote
Control. You do this with the serial cable
included with your Remote Control.
Add, delete, modify and move control panels, devices and
commands anywhere on the touchscreen.
Save, duplicate and share configuration files, codes or devices
with other Remote Controls.
Preview new configuration files on RC5000Emulator. In this way
you can check how the RC5000i’s interface will look like.
Import new graphics to create new buttons and designs.
Personalize configuration files to optimize the use of your
Remote Control.
Make any button a macro.
Share your work with other enthusiasts on the internet.
Create animated slide shows using your own photos or art.
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Reference
When you become familiar with RC5000 Setup, you can achieve
results like these:
By Conrad Jacobson
By Scott Gardner
By Dale Crawford
Internet Fun
Daniel Tonks (the illustrator who created the button art for your
RC5000i) maintains a superb site about remote controls with a
dedicated RC5000 bulletin board and lots of file sharing and
swapping from hundreds of downloadable RC5000 configurations.
His internet address is:
http://www.remotecentral.com
Jack Schultz maintains a friendly and helpful bulletin board and an
excellent collection of downloadable files.
His internet address is:
http://www.prontoedit.com
Andrea Whitlock maintains a website with downloadable channel
icons in neat frames, calendars and other configurations.
Her internet address is:
http://mobius.mobius-soft.com/~andrea/rc5000.shtml
System requirements
n
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PC
Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0
16 MB of RAM
16 MB of free hard disk space
Free serial port
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Troubleshooting
General Problems
The display is blank
n Tap the screen to make sure the RC5000i is turned on.
n Adjust the contrast dial on the left side.
n Make sure the batteries are properly installed.
n Install new batteries or recharge the battery pack using the
recharging dock.
The display is too light or too dark
Adjust the contrast dial on the left side.
n
The RC5000i shuts itself off
This is a feature of the RC5000i to save power. You can change
the length the RC5000i stays on in the Settings (see page 13).
n
Devices do not respond to commands from the RC5000i
Make sure the RC5000i is in Use mode (see page 6).
n Make sure the RC5000i’s sending eye is pointed towards the
device you’re operating.
n Check if the Low Battery icon is flashing. If so, replace the
batteries or recharge the battery pack.
n Check if the button you are trying to use is programmed
properly (see page 18).
n Check if your device understands these particular Marantz
infrared codes. Re-add the device group with the correct model
number (see page 36).
n
The RC5000i beeps 4 times after inserting the batteries
Use RC5000 Setup to update the RC5000i’s software (RC5000
Setup > Tools > Update).
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Programming Problems
Buttons are not sending the correct commands
n Check whether the button is programmed globally or per device
(see page 31).
Macros or Tab Style Jump buttons do not work
Make sure the RC5000i’s sending eye is pointed towards the
device the entire time the macro is being executed.
n Insert delays to allow devices to start up properly (see page 26).
n Check if you have included inactive buttons in your macro.
n Check if you haven’t reprogrammed the buttons. Macros do not
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store commands, they store button locations. If you reprogram a
button, the button executes the new command assigned to the
button.
The TV goes blank or the input source changes
The Device menu item might be programmed to switch the input
source. Operate the device without affecting the input source
(see page 9).
n
The RC5000i won’t edit, label or delete commands
If the label locked appears on the RC5000i icon, the device
control panels have been locked to prevent unwanted changes.
You cannot modify or delete commands for this device.
n Make sure your devices are positioned as shown on page 28.
Avoid programming the RC5000i under bright fluorescent light, it
might affect the infrared signals.
n Make sure the button you want to edit has a border. Text frames
cannot be programmed with commands.
n
The RC5000i won’t switch modes
When the batteries are low, the RC5000i prevents you from
switching to customizing modes so that no customization can
get lost. Replace the batteries or recharge the battery pack (see
page 3).
n
The RC5000i is low on memory
The RC5000i displays a message to clean up the memory. The
RC5000i will do this by permanently removing devices and
macro and timer groups you have deleted (see page 40).
n
Warning
Cleaning up memory can take 10 minutes or longer. Never
remove batteries during the clean-up process. This might
damage the configuration file resulting in loss of your
customized commands.
The configuration file is corrupted
n When this very unlikely event occurs, you have to use the
Revert button on the second setup panel (see page 14). All your
customized commands, devices, and macros will be lost, and
you will have to reprogram your Remote Control. Should you
need the Marantz factory default configuration, you will have to
use RC5000 Setup with a Windows PC to restore it (see page
57).
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Troubleshooting
Remote Control error messages
n If one of the following error messages occurs, please contact
your Marantz dealer or Marantz customer service:
Can’t open configuration file
Configuration file error
n No configuration file found
n Invalid configuration file version
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Tip
The bulletin boards and friendly users at www.remotecentral.com
and www.prontoedit.com can often give you help with problems
on weekends or in evenings when your dealer or Marantz
technical support may not be available.
Recharging Problems
The batteries won’t recharge
n Make sure you are using the rechargeable battery pack included
with your recharging dock and not the AA batteries.
The indicator light flashes
Check if the contacts on the recharging dock are clean and free
of obstructions.
n Make sure the RC5000i lies properly on the dock.
n Make sure the battery pack is installed properly in your Remote
Control (see page 4).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I program a device button to execute more than one
command?
No, you can’t. However, you can program a button on the macro side
of the remote to execute a sequence of commands (see page 24).
How do I program source switching?
See “Programming device items” on page 16.
How can I edit, label or delete buttons on home panels?
You can do this via the Device menu items. All changes you make
to these items are automatically updated in the Home menu.
How do I reset the RC5000i?
Normally, you never have to reset the RC5000i. However, if the
RC5000i’s display freezes or if you notice unusual behavior, you
might need to reset. You will not lose any saved programmed
commands or macros.
n
Carefully press the reset button on the back of the RC5000i with
a paperclip or sharp pencil.
The RC5000i restarts and beeps to indicate it is ready for use.
Can I revert to the original configuration?
Yes, by using a Windows PC with RC5000 Setup. Once RC5000
Setup is installed, open a ccf titled New_RC5000i_Default in
C/:Program Files/RC5000/Samples. Downloading this configuration
to your RC5000i will restore your RC5000i to its factory state.
How can I free up more memory?
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The default configuration of the RC5000i takes up almost 1
megabyte of memory leaving approximately 200kb available for
your programming. If you do not need the library of Marantz IR
codes and the demonstrations of macro programming preprogrammed in the factory configuration, you can free up over
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800kb of memory by using the REVERT feature.
By using REVERT, you will delete the majority of Marantz RC
codes and all of the pre-programmed example macros. The
template files that remain after you revert will allow you to program
any system by customizing the templates and teaching RC codes
to the relabled template buttons (see page 57).
WARNING
Should you use the REVERT button, the only way to recover
the factory configuration is by using RC5000 Setup and a
Windows PC.
Procedure for reverting to the memory saving REVERT file:
1 Touch and hold the RC5000i icon for a few seconds.
The first setup panel appears.
2 Scroll to the second setup panel.
3 Tap the Revert button.
4 Tap Revert to confirm the action.
Note
The REVERT button is not active until at least one change is
made to the configuration (a label, a delay in a macro or one
new code has been learned). Should the button be greyed out,
make a change to the configuration and then use revert.
How do I calibrate the touchscreen?
The RC5000i is calibrated when it leaves the factory, so normally
you do not have to calibrate it yourself. It is possible that the
RC5000i displays a message to calibrate the touchscreen. If this
message appears do the following.
You will see the instruction “Touch TOP LEFT corner.”
1 Tap as close as possible the upper left corner using a blunt tip
of a pencil.
You will see the instruction “Touch BOTTOM RIGHT corner.”
2 Tap as close as possible the bottom right corner using a blunt tip
of a pencil.
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Overview of Symbols
Pause
Stop
Play, Normal run, normal speed
Reverse Play, Normal run, normal speed
Fast Forward, Scan Forwards, Fast run, fast speed
Rewind, Scan Backwards, Fast run, fast speed
Slow Motion Forwards, Slow run, slow speed
Slow Motion Backwards, Slow run, slow speed
Eject, Open/Close
Record, general
Key, Lock
Navigate in the direction of the arrow
Still mode, Freeze Frame
Autoreverse a tape, Tape running direction
Next track, Next chapter, Next song
Previous track, Previous chapter, Previous song
Fast forward to index
Rewind to index
Frame by frame, general
Frame by frame, general
Subtitle
Cancel picture
Picture-in-picture mode
Menu
Picture-in-picture shift
Picture-in-picture swap
Multi-picture display
Picture-in-picture select
Teletext mode
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Overview of Symbols
Page number up
Page number down
Page enlargement
TV and text mixed
1st or 2nd language
Last view, previous program
Power, Stand-by
Zone focus: long distance
Zone focus: very short distance
Single or multi-digit selection
Brightness, brilliance
Contrast
Brightness/contrast
Color saturation
Lamp, lighting, illumination
Split screen freeze / double screen freeze
Split screen swap / double screen swap
Split screen / double screen
Movie expand
Personal preference
Picture-in-picture freeze
Main index page
Picture freeze
Programmable timer, general
Tracking
Application assistance
Actual time on screen
EPG / Electronic Program Guide
Specifications
Video output
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Specifications
Hardware
Adjustable high-resolution (320 x 240) liquid crystal display (LCD)
Large touchscreen
Seven programmable direct-access buttons
Backlighting for LCD and direct-access buttons
Built-in Marantz codes
Infrared sending and learning eyes
3-wire (RS232) serial port connector
Software
Dynamic, animated interface
Editable macros (up to 255 commands per macro)
Total number of devices and macros limited only by memory and
imagination
Infrared (IR)
Operating distance of 10 meters (33 feet)
Learns from the vast majority of remotes with a carrier frequency of
up to 56 KHz (with the exception that most Bang &Olufsen
commands at 455 KHz can also be succesfully learned).
Learning distance 2.5 cm (1 inch) up to 100 cm (3 feet)
Memory
2 MB non-volatile flash memory (memory is kept with no battery)
512 K SRAM
Batteries
4 AA 1.5 V batteries or one 4.8 V rechargeable battery pack
Battery life
Approximately 3-4 months with most users.
Power
Power on by tapping the touchscreen, power off automatically
management
Dimensions
138 mm x 92 mm x 38 mm (5.4 inch x 3.6 inch x 1.5 inch)
Operating
temperature
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Accessories
RS232 cable for PC connection
AC5000 Recharge Package*
NiMH 4.8 V rechargeable battery pack
Recharging dock
110 V-to-12 V power adapter
*The AC5000 Recharge Package is only included with an RC5000i purchased by itself.
It is available as an optional accessory for the RC5000i packaged with the SR14EX.
The specifications and design of this product are subject to
change without notice.
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The Revert Configuration
Why Use The Revert Configuration
By deleting the Marantz factory default, you will add 800K of free
memory. The Revert configuration includes all of the button art and
fundamental features of the Default configuration; however, it does
not have all of the pre-programmed Marantz RC codes, nor does it
have all of the demonstration macro groups (Help, FAV CD, etc.).
The thirteen templates programmed into the Revert file are
designed to give you the elements necessary to construct any kind
of configuration for any kind of home theater system.
How To Use The Revert Configuration
To program using the Revert configuration, begin by deciding
whether you like tab style control panel jumps as an alternative to
scrolling up and down through a group of panels. Use Create New
Device and choose EZread if you do not want tab style panels (see
page 37 for a better description of the EZRead template).
The tab style navigation is present in the ten active device groups.
Simply use Copy Existing Device to duplicate a group without RC
codes, then relabel buttons and tabs and teach the RC5000i the
RC codes of your existing remote controls. The following popular
Marantz codes are included:
TV =Marantz PV6080/5580
CD= Marantz CC3000/CC4000
DVD=Marantz DV-18/DV7000
CDR=Marantz DR-17/DR-17II
Tuner=Marantz ST-17
VCR=Marantz MV-880
Tape=Marantz SD4050
AMP=SR18/AV9000
Restoring The Default Marantz File Via PC
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You can restore the default Marantz configuration on any Windows
PC with internet access by using your internet connection to
connect to http://www.marantzamerica.com/rcsetup.htm. Download
RC5000 Setup, a self installing file. Install RC5000 Setup by double
clicking on the downloaded file. Start RC5000 Setup from the Start
button program menu. Connect your RC5000i to your PC. Once
RC5000 Setup is up and running, choose Open Configuration from
the file menu. Click on Samples and double click on the file named
“New_ RC5000i_Default.” Now, from the file menu choose
Download to RC5000i. The file will download and the Marantz
default file will be fully restored (see page 47).
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Index
A
add a device, 35
A Marantz Template, 38
restoring groups, 39
add a macro group, 35
procedure, 39
restoring groups, 39
Add Mode, 16
Adjusting the Settings, 13
Anchored Macros, 21
B
Back and Ahead Buttons, 10
location, 2
re-programming, 31
Backlight button, 2
Battery, 3
AA batteries, 5
battery level, 13
battery tray, 5
charge, 4
Installing, 3
Low Battery icon, 4
Recharging Problems, 51
Beeps, 14
Built-in RC codes, 36
Button Light Timeout, 13
with a PC, 47
D
Delays, 24
Delete Mode, 16
step by step, 40
Switch Modes, 17
Device Action, 30
Device menu bar, 3
Devices, 7
Direct Access buttons, 2
programming, 31
Discrete Codes, 20
DSS, 36
E
Edit Mode, 16
Switch Modes, 16
Edit Window, 43
Editing macros, 45
EZRead template, 37
F
Free Memory, 17, 57
G
Global Programming, 31
GO (Jumps), 43
C
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Calibrate, 14
Channel Buttons, 12
programming, 31
Clean up memory, 17, 50
Clock, 13
Cloning, 18
Computer Programming, 47
configuration is corrupted, 50
Contrast Dial, 2
Control Panel Buttons, 3
Control Panel, 7
Create New Device, 35
A Marantz Template, 38
Step by Step, 38
customizing, 18
macro fundamentals, 43
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H
Help Lists, 20
Programming, 22
Help Template, 37
Hide/Show Device, 14
Hide/Show Macro, 14
Hiding Mode Menu, 14
Hiding Navigational bars, 14
Home Buttons, 9
Home Icon, 3
Home, 7
Changing the placement of
home buttons, 39
macros from a home
button, 26
preamp/receiver inputs, 30
Index
Programming Direct Access
Buttons Globally, 31
source switching, 30
I
Input Selection, 30
Internet Resources, 48
Invisible Button Art, 37
J
Jump Capabilities, 23
Jump To A Device Group, 8
w/oChanging Inputs, 9
Jump to a Macro Group, 8
L
Label Mode, 16
Switch Modes, 17
Labeling, 32
LCD Timeout, 13
Learn Mode, 16
Switch Modes, 17
Learning Eye, 2
Learning, 18
preamp/receiver inputs, 30
source selection, 30
Left and Right hard buttons, 10
programming, 31
Left menu bar, 8
Level Setting, 14
List of Marantz Devices, 36, 57
Local Progamming, 31
low memory, 50
fundamentals, 43
jumps to panels, 23
moving commands, 26
nesting macros, 45
Notation, 43
RC Commands, 24
Step by Step, 24
Use the Scroll arrows, 26
with a PC, 47
Marantz
Factory Default, 17,35-38
Restoring Default, 57
Devices, 36
Memory Warning, 50
Mode Button, 3
Hiding via Setup panel, 14
Switch Modes, 17
Modes, 6
Switch Modes, 17
Working with Modes, 16
Move Mode, 16
Switch Modes, 17
Moving Menus, 39
multiple step operations, 20
Mute Button, 12
programming, 31
N
Naming, 32
Navigating Control Panels, 7
Nesting Macros 45
NO IR, 9
O
M
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Macro Menu Bar, 3
Macro Tips, 21
Macro/Panel Jumps, 23
macro-friendly, 20
Macros, 20
as a Device Action, 26
capabilities, 23
Delay, 24
from a home button, 26
From Device Buttons, 23
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On Commands 20
Operating a Device, 12
Operation Planning, 20
P
Panel number, 3
explanation, 10
PC programming, 47
Planning Help Lists, 20
Planning Macros, 20
Power Macros, 21
Index
Programming, 18
Buttons, 28
Help Lists, 22
input changes, 30
macro fundamentals, 43
source selection, 30
with a PC, 47
Protecting Your Work, 27
R
RC5000 Setup 47
Internet, 48
RC5000i icon, 3
Recharging Contacts, 2
Recharging dock, 4
Reset Button, 2
Restore Deleted Device, 39
Restore Marantz Default, 57
Restoring, 41
Revert
The Revert Button, 14-15
Memory Management, 17
Using Revert, 57
right menu bar, 8
S
Scroll Arrows, 3, 10
in macros, 26
Scroll TV Inputs Command, 21
Selecting Source Macros 21
Sending Eye, 2
Serial Port, 2
Setup Panels, 13
Show/Hide Device, 14
Show/Hide Macro, 14
Source Switching, 30
Specifications, 56
Status Template, 37
Switch Modes, 17
Symbols, 54
Templates for Devices, 36, 57
Time, 13
Toggle Type Commands, 21
Touchscreen, 2
Backlight Level Setting, 14
Calibrating, 14
LCD Timeout, 13
Turning on the display, 6
Using touchscreen, 12
Troubleshooting, 49
Buttons are not sending, 49
Devices do not respond, 49
display is blank, 49
display is to dark, 49
display is too light, 49
input source changes, 50
low on memory, 50
Macros or Tab Style Jump
buttons, 49
RC5000i beeps, 49
The TV goes blank, 50
won’t edit, 50
won’t switch modes, 50
won't delete, 50
won't label, 50
Typing, 32
U
Use Mode, 16
Use mode, 6
Switch Modes, 17
V
Volume Buttons, 12
programming 31
W
Writing, 32
Z
Zooming Keyboard, 33
T
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TabButtons, 11
buttons do not work, 49
Teaching, 18
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Service and Support
For service and support, please contact Marantz customer service
at 1-800-447-1970. When you contact Marantz customer service,
you will be asked for the technical information listed on the third
panel of Setup.
To view this information, follow these steps.
1 In Use mode, press and hold the icon
Setup.
2 Scroll using the scroll arrow
for 2 seconds to enter
to reach the third Setup panel.
Updates and New Products
For news about updates and new products, please visit us on the
World Wide Web at:
http://www.marantzamerica.com
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