TAG MCLAREN AUDIO TMA1 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    2 welcome 4 safety first 5 connecting your TMA1 to the AV32R DP 7 controlling the TMA1 8 TMA1 controller > controlling other products 10 RS232 settings 12 IR learning 20 macros 22 macros: an example 24 macro: RS232...
  • Page 2: Welcome

    welcome w e l c o m e t o Challenging your Imagination Dr. Udo Zucker The TAGtronic Bus is a very sophisticated interface, which allows TMA products to be connected to each other to form a more powerful, integrated system.
  • Page 3 TMA system. Enjoy... The TMA1 Controller now takes the highly regarded RS232/IR TX Controller module from the AV192R and places it, together with a dedicated interface board, in a...
  • Page 4: Safety First

    The TMA1 is designed to stay connected to the mains supply at all times. It generates very little heat itself, so it can be placed very freely, but make sure you do not cover any of the cooling slots of your AV32R DP if you decide to place the TMA1 on top of your AV32R DP! Do not expose your TMA1 to dripping or splashing liquids.
  • Page 5: Connecting Your Tma1 To The Av32R Dp

    Connect the TMA1 to your AV32R Dual Processor using the TAGtronic Bus, just like another TAG McLaren Audio product . Remember, TAGtronic Bus IN at the TMA1 needs to connect to TAGtronic Bus OUT at the AV32R (or vice versa). infra red control...
  • Page 6: Power Supply

    Do not plug the power supply into an AC wall socket until you have completed all connections! The TMA1 can remain connected to the AC Supply at all times - it takes very little energy.
  • Page 7: Controlling The Tma1

    TMA1 The TMA1 is entirely controlled through the AV32R Dual Processor’s on-screen display. For details on how to configure the AV32R’s on-screen display see the AV32R’s user manual. Select Change Set-up, followed by TAGtronic Bus, RS232/IR TX Controller and you come to...
  • Page 8: Tma1 Controller > Controlling Other Products

    TMA1 controller > controlling other products four ways to get results… There are four ways the TMA1, connected to the AV32R Dual Processor, can control other products: TAGtronic Bus messages this is the protocol TAG McLaren products use to communicate with each other.
  • Page 9: Rs232 Settings

    TMA1 controller > RS232 settings RS232 Port Settings... The RS232 Controller offers two bidirectional RS232 interfaces which you need to configure as required by the products you want to control or system controller you want to use: RS232 input uses a 9 way, female D-Sub connector...
  • Page 10 Activate this feature if you want to relay RC5 infra red commands, received via the AV32R Dual Processor’s IR receiver or TAGtronic Bus, to the TMA1’s IR-TX output. You can either connect an IR transmitter to the IR-TX output or connect it directly to a suitable IR distribution system.
  • Page 11: Ir Learning

    TMA1 controller > IR learning IR Command Learning The AV32R DP, connected to the TMA1 Controller, can learn many IR commands by ‘listening’ to them. Please connect the IR transmitter supplied with your TMA1 Controller to the output IR-TX and stick the transmitter close to the infrared receiver of the product you want to control.
  • Page 12 TMA1 controller > IR learning heading Learn A New IR Command Pick the remote control you want to learn an IR command from and select Learn A New IR Command. The explanation screen, as shown on the right, will come up (which will disappear after 1 minute if learning hasn’t started).
  • Page 13 TMA1 controller > IR learning As soon as you have pressed the ok/normal button, the screen shown on the right will come up, advising you to get ready to press the button of the IR remote control you wish to learn.
  • Page 14 TMA1 controller > IR learning You can check if the command has been correctly learnt, if you select Test IR command (you can use the cursor keys on the front panel to navigate). Check if the unit you want to control acts as expected.
  • Page 15 TMA1 controller > IR learning What if IR Learning didn’t work • Learn a command from the AV32R DP remote to verify that you have done everything correctly. • Try to hold the remote you want to learn closer/further away from TMA1‘s learning sensor.
  • Page 16 Don’t forget to move the IR transmitter to the AV32R DP’s infra red receiver window. • Try to hold the remote you want to learn closer/further away from TMA1‘s learning sensor. • Some IR transmission protocols need a certain number of repeats for a code to be accepted.
  • Page 17 TMA1 controller > IR learning Delete Learnt IR Commands This submenu is used to delete a learnt infra red command from the database. Select Command and scroll through the list of learnt commands using the cursor up/down keys until you find the command you want to delete.
  • Page 18 TMA1 controller > delete all settings Delete All Macros/Settings This feature clears the whole memory of the TMA1 Controller, erasing everything permanently! There is no going back, so be careful. It is best to make a backup using the TAG McLaren BackUp Utility before executing this command.
  • Page 19: Macros

    TMA1 controller > macros Macros Macros are a sequence of commands which are executed if specific events occur. They can automate processes which would otherwise need many key presses and often different remote controls. A Macro can be a simple command, such as ‘Switch On TV’...
  • Page 20: Macros: An Example

    TMA1 controller > macros: an example The easiest way to understand how it works is to look at an example: In the following example we switch the TV on when we press the AV32R DP’s input key dvd, then select the TV’s AV input and finally set the AV32R DP’s volume to 15dB: We assume we have learnt the TV’s remote commands for On and for Switch to AV input, as...
  • Page 21 TMA1 controller > macros: an example This macro will work beautifully if you activate the Synchronised Standby features so that the AV32R DP has control over the DVD32 and all amplifiers. This will then result in powering up the DVD32 and the power amplifiers via the TAGtronic Bus when the input key dvd is pressed.
  • Page 22: Rs232 Commands

    ASCII code for comma = <044> and Carriage Return = <013> The TMA1 Controller allows you to set the Character Delay, i.e. the time between sending individual codes and the Delay before the next macro command is executed.
  • Page 23: Macro: Rc5/Tagtronic Bus

    TMA1 controller > macro: RC5 / TAGtronic Bus RC5 Command You can assign an RC5 IR command, using its associated Command and Data information. All TAG McLaren (and many other) products use RC5 commands. TAG McLaren home cinema products ‘understand’ many more RC5 commands than their remote control can transmit, making them perfectly suited for integration with powerful system controllers, such as the TMA1 Controller.
  • Page 24 TMA1 controller > macro: RC5 / TAGtronic Bus TAGtronic Bus Commands TAGtronic Bus commands are specified to the TMA1 Controller in analogy to their RC5 commands. A full list of all RC5 commands TAG McLaren products understand can be found at www.tagmclaren.com.
  • Page 25: Macro: Learnt Ir/Chaining

    The TMA1 Controller chains macros, it doesn’t nest them, i.e. a macro chained is executed after the macro you call it from is finished. If you make recursive calls, the TMA1 Controller will fail.
  • Page 26: Change Bus Id

    TMA1 controller > change bus ID Changing the Bus ID • DVD32R/DVD32FLR (requires v3.8 or higher): Disconnect any connections to the TAGtronic Bus Press both the search+ and search- keys (and keep pressed) whilst powering up (to power cycle the DVD32FLR you need to unplug and reconnect the AC power cable) The DVD32 will enter the Set Bus ID mode, which will display on the DVD32’s front display the...
  • Page 27: 31 Xxx Macros

    TMA1 controller > 31 xxx macros 31 100 31 xxx Macros The TMA1 Controller allows you to trigger up to 128 macros using learning remote controls, such as the Philips Pronto. The advantage of executing macros inside the AV32R DP as opposed to a powerful...
  • Page 28 TMA1 controller > cursor key functions heading If the AV32R DP is connected to the TMA1, then you will find a sixth entry which allows you to activate 6 different macros per input key to the cursor and skip +/ skip - keys.
  • Page 29: Cursor Key Functions

    20. Imagine you linked your satellite receiver to Wouldn’t it be great if now also the AV32R DP using the TMA1 Controller. magically your AV remote could Whenever you press the sat input key your...
  • Page 30 TMA1 controller > cursor key functions In our example, shown below, we assigned six Sky Digibox commands in such a way that the user can now scroll between programs (cursor up, cursor down), scan within the program guide (tv guide, cursor up, cursor down), select a program from the programme guide (ok),...
  • Page 31: Control Via A Pc

    RS232 Cables. From the same location you can download TAG McLaren’s RS232 Message Protocol which tells you how to communicate with the AV32R DP’s TMA1 Controller using your PC or indeed any RS232 system controller. Alternatively email helpdesk@tagmclaren.com.
  • Page 32 TMA1’s software heading One of the most flexible aspects of the TMA1 is that its complete software is stored in re- programmable memory. Details of future upgrades are published on www.tagmclaren.com. The TMA1 can be re-programmed by connecting a suitably equipped and configured PC to the TAGtronic Bus connectors, located on the...
  • Page 33: Upgrading The Tma1'S Software

    Upgrade Wizard to power up the TMA1 connect the power cable. Please note that the TMA1 will still light its blue power LED (which is different to other TAG McLaren Audio products) but it will wait for new software to be loaded.
  • Page 34: Maintenance And Service

    TAG McLaren Audio equipment is designed to give optimum performance for many years. cleaning ser vice In order to maintain the appearance of There are no user-serviceable parts inside the your TMA1, you can clean it as follows: TMA1.