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post #151 of 159
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Originally Posted by patsan View Post

I just gave my husband this for Christmas. He's working on programming it. The question I had was....isn't this supposed to be able to turn the TV and cable box on at the same time by pushing just one button?
I've not been watching to see how he's programming it, but see that the man is having difficulty.

You have to set up an "activity" for it to turn on the tv and cable box at the same time.
post #152 of 159
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Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post

You have to set up an "activity" for it to turn on the tv and cable box at the same time.

Thanks....I'm not quite sure what that means, but I will let him know what you said.
post #153 of 159
I just got this remote yesterday and so far i love it. I am replacing a home theater master mx-650. This is my first pc programmable remote. It took about 4 hours to program everything into it. I could do it less time now after figuring out the software. I do not however have the activities done yet.
the question i have is that the one thing that the remote will not learn are the codes from my monoprice hdmi switcher remote. I have tried every way and it will not learn any of them. My mx-650 has no problems with them. (I have tried using both the monoprice remote and the learned codes from the mx-650.
post #154 of 159
I'm upgrading from a Pronto TSU1000 which I originally had setup for my whole system but after gradual new components it first become a input switcher and then a drawer occupier.

I received my 810 (thanks Surf and Mike for the fast shipping and great customer service!!!). The software is a bit quirky, not very intuitive, and the database IR codes are often sketchy (the LCD buttons will have discrete on and off but not the hard buttons???). Once you learn how the software works however its very easy to tweak things and have a smooth workflow*

I was surprised that there's a preset for the Xbox 360 with many useful buttons.

I twiddled around with the software for about an hour or two before plugging in the remote after an hour of running through my various watching routines I had the remote 98% where I want it. Which includes automating all my tasks from zero. I'm very pleased with my purchase , the remote handles and functions well.

Things they don't tell you:
You need one activity to open the browser
To move around and change activity icons (theres a bunch and they're quite usefull) go to "Customize" then click activities, then next and next again. Also if you click next in devices you can change the icons
To copy a commands around the remote save your file then go to browser browse to find your file and then open. A copy of your remote will open in the browser and it makes it easy to transfer between remotes and add to your macros. You can also import ccf and mxf files from here.
Once you create an activity and it links to a remote it creates a copy of that remote that you can manipulate separately. So if you make changes under "remote" the remote under activities doesn't change (Dose anyone know away around this cause its kind of a PITA to duplicate work once I want to change a setting?)

Mike

*I am huge computer geek and one of my degrees is in MIS/programming so this may be harder for some.
post #155 of 159
I am considering replaceing my MX-850 with one of these, one thing I hope to improve is the speed of the commands in a macro. My late 2005 mx-850 takes about a second per command, thus a 13 command macro takes about 13 seconds (assuming no delays). My newer MX-350, used elsewhere, is much faster, non scientific, but about 5 seconds for 13 commands..... How quick are succesive commands in the MX-810?
post #156 of 159
I just replaced a MX-700 with this remote. I believe the MX-700 is the same as the MX-850 except for RF support.

The MX-810 issues commands MUCH faster then the MX-700. When I get a chance I will count the number steps on a couple of my complex macros and time them for you.

Actually, one of the issues I'm having with this remote is that it is issuing commands too quickly. Several UP/Down arrow scrolling commands are issued to fast. Pressing up momentarily causes the remote move up 2 or 3 items on a menu instead of one.

I’m hoping there is an inter-command delay adjustment somewhere like they have on the Harmony remotes. So far all I can find is a way to add delays between macro commands which won’t work in this situation.
post #157 of 159
Based on your response, I may be upgrading soon.

In my experience, the issue you described with directional presses moving 2-3 items instead of one, can be solved in some cases by using the learning method through trial and error by varying such things as the lenth of button press, proximity of the remotes, or just plain luck.

Thanks and good luck!
post #158 of 159
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Originally Posted by CAT_10 View Post

Based on your response, I may be upgrading soon.

In my experience, the issue you described with directional presses moving 2-3 items instead of one, can be solved in some cases by using the learning method through trial and error by varying such things as the lenth of button press, proximity of the remotes, or just plain luck.

Thanks and good luck!

Yeah, that is usually true.

My issue is that when getting the UP and Down working for my TVIX it only goes up one item per press. When holding the button down it does not auto scroll like on the original remote. I found the codes for up and down on the TVIX site and created a pronto hex code for the commands and imported them. The buttons now auto scroll but too quickly. Most remotes have a way to set the pulse interval for repeating commands. Both pronto and harmony remotes do. I'm hoping the the MX-810 also does. I will have to call customer service tomarrow and see if they have a solution.

As to your original question my MX-810 can process roughly 13 command in 5 seconds or at least that is what my watch is showing me.
post #159 of 159
There is codes in the database for 360, but none of them seem to work for me. I cant turn it on, or do anything!

Its driving me crazy, if anyone can help please.
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