Originally Posted by Prinesurf
Yes I'm aware of that option and have tried this. However I never get the blue status bar on the learn steps to go past 1/4 of the way which to me means it is not syncing.
I wonder if I'm doing something wrong. It seems straightforward but I've had no luck.
I know it says to use an unused setting on my remote. Maybe someone could walk me through the exact set up on the remote before I go to that learn menu? ( it's not obvious how to put an unused device on the remote since there are only 2 ways to add a device 1 search database codes and 2 learn. ) so technically these new devices aren't unused since they would now have codes with them! S maybe this is where I'm going wrong?
Like I said I'm using code 412 and I can control on the LCD but not on the actual remote buttons.
I'll go ahead and reply to this old thread in case someone finds it helpful..
I have not tried this with an Apple TV, but here's a way that I manipulate the MX-450 to do what I want.
I assume that the pre-programmed codes will work better than any that I teach it. Sometimes the pre-programmed codes are not on a particular button that I want it to be on.
To solve that problem, I create a simple macro. For example, on my Tivo, the skip and replay buttons are on the LCD screen, but I would prefer to use the hard buttons for skip and replay. The simple macro is when I press the skip hard button, the macro only has one step, and that's to "press" the skip button on the LCD. If a particular button in the macro leaves you on the wrong screen or device, you can also add steps in the macro to take you to the device or screen you want to end up on.
There are many buttons that I like to sort of remap. Since the MX-450 can't be programmed on a PC, using macros is a very effective work around.