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post #241 of 257
They do, its called the mx-890.
Edited by Edmund - 12/9/13 at 9:06pm
post #242 of 257
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Originally Posted by Edmund View Post

They do, its called the mx-890.

I thought you had to get that from a custom installer and they got the magic software that let's it be programmed. I didn't think mere mortals could get the software.
post #243 of 257
There's a lot of things in my post I didn't say, that doesn't mean its understand that I had said them.
post #244 of 257
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Originally Posted by boe View Post

I thought you had to get that from a custom installer and they got the magic software that let's it be programmed. I didn't think mere mortals could get the software.

Some dealers will provide you a copy of the software.
post #245 of 257
That is interesting - that would make it a lot more tempting.
post #246 of 257
Just received my R40 and so far so good! However, one issue that I can't seem to figure out is, after begining to program my favorites I entered ESPN (Sports) and entered appropriate channel. The problem I am having is from the front of the remote right below the stop button there is the "my favorites section". So, I press the "sports" icon fully expecting ESPN. I am however, receiving the show info for what is currently airing..... Not ESPN. Am I understanding the favorites correctly? I figured I entered sports/espn I could then just navigate to the "sports" on the remote and all my favorite sports stations would be there. I have not tried any other favorites or try to add any other channels. Hopefully this makes sense

Thank you
post #247 of 257
I'm thinking about getting a Marantz SR5008 to replace my breaking Onkyo. I need to get discreet ON/OFF codes (I have the HEX values) into some remote so that I can teach the R40.

There is a chance that one of the built in devices under Marantz will have the correct codes configured.

Q1: Has anyone set up a Marantz receiver with the R40? If so, which one and how did you do it? (does NOT need to be the 5008, a lot of them share the same codes).

Q2: Is there a cheap IR remote that will take HEX values and produce the correct IR response ?

Thanks,
Craig.
post #248 of 257
I am having trouble programming 2 new components with the R40. The first is my dune media player (tv 303hd) and my Zvox soundbar. Neither, that I can find are listed in database. I tried to manually learn both by programming each remotes functions to the R40 but after doing this in some trial/error with basic commands like power on and offf the R40 does not respond. My other gear, Samsung TV, Roku, Direct Tv all work great.

Any help is appreciated..... thank you
post #249 of 257

I can't help directly, I am not yet very experienced with my own R40; and I don't know the components you reference.  However, I might suggest you also look at the URC/R40 thread(s) over at remotecentral.com.  Also the R50, which was closely similar to the R40.  Being more specialized in this particular area than AVS, they have a lot of in-depth info.

 

Good luck!

post #250 of 257
Thank you, I completeiy forgot about that forum. Will post over there
post #251 of 257
I just received my R40 this week. Pretty easy to program - much like the MX 500. I "learned" all of the commands vs using their database. Takes a little longer but works well. My MX850 goes in the toy box, as I no longer have the program to update the remote via computer. This is a great alternative to trying to use one of the device remotes to control everything.
post #252 of 257
Is there anyway to delete or hide a soft button that you don't need? I used the quick setup for my devices and don't need some of the buttons. If not, could I create a device in advanced setup (ie Bluray device), and custom program the needed soft buttons? Then delete the one that was added in quick setup and copy the new one in the same spot. How would this affect any macro that was using the device?

Thanks
post #253 of 257
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Originally Posted by Outofphase View Post

Is there anyway to delete or hide a soft button that you don't need? I used the quick setup for my devices and don't need some of the buttons. If not, could I create a device in advanced setup (ie Bluray device), and custom program the needed soft buttons? Then delete the one that was added in quick setup and copy the new one in the same spot. How would this affect any macro that was using the device?

I don't think you can "erase" soft buttons that are part of a built-in device/setting, but you can certainly erase the LABEL of the button (at least that's what I do). Another thing I found useful was swapping buttons (I think it's a copy command) within the soft button banks to move the buttons I do use to the first couple of screens. Then you can still go and blank out the labels for those you no longer want to see.
post #254 of 257
Hi, I just built a Windows 7 Media Center HTPC and I've been using a Flirc to control it but it just doesn't seem to work well with my system. So I'm now looking into just getting an MCE Remote/IR Receiver instead.
Does anyone know if the R40 has built-in codes for MCE? I've heard the Xbox codes in the "AUX" section work but I'd like to know if there are specific MCE codes.
I know I can use the Learn function to make it work but I was hoping there was a native solution built-in as I've heard they can be more reliable. Any help would be appreciated.
post #255 of 257
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Originally Posted by element192 View Post

Hi, I just built a Windows 7 Media Center HTPC and I've been using a Flirc to control it but it just doesn't seem to work well with my system. So I'm now looking into just getting an MCE Remote/IR Receiver instead.
Does anyone know if the R40 has built-in codes for MCE? I've heard the Xbox codes in the "AUX" section work but I'd like to know if there are specific MCE codes.
I know I can use the Learn function to make it work but I was hoping there was a native solution built-in as I've heard they can be more reliable. Any help would be appreciated.

There are a bunch of them in the database but I usually use aux 481
post #256 of 257
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Originally Posted by dalto View Post

There are a bunch of them in the database but I usually use aux 481
That's great, thanks so much for letting me know. Did this have every function necessary or did you still need a MCE remote to teach commands to the R40? I'm trying to decide on what IR receiver/remote I should get. I'm likely going to get one that does come with a remote just in case, but I'm just curious how your experience has been. Thanks for the reply.
post #257 of 257
FWIW, I used code 1319 to start setting up a Denon X4000. This had discreet ON/OFF buttons plus the basics. Used learn mode for the other buttons.
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