The Remote Commander is preset at the factory to operate Sony brand components, so you can use it out of the box as a control center for your Sony AV components. Remote control signals for non-Sony components are also preset...
Table of Contents Features ... 4 Overview ... 6 Getting Started Unpacking ... 7 Installing the batteries ... 7 Location and function of controls ... 8 Setting up for your PC ... 9 Installing the “AX1400 Remote Editor” ... 9 Installing the USB driver ...
Overview Easy setup on your PC You can easily download a variety of settings from your PC to the Remote Commander (RM-AX1400) using the “AX1400 Remote Editor” on the supplied CD-ROM. AX1400 Remote Editor The setup wizard helps you make all the necessary settings! Note Most of settings of the Remote Commander (RM-AX1400) can be customized only on the PC.
– of the battery compartment. When to replace the batteries Alkaline batteries will last up to 5 months (a Sony TV turned on/off up to approx. 300 times per day). If the Remote Commander does not operate properly, the batteries are getting weak and E appears on the screen.
Location and function of controls The CHANNEL +, number 5 and N buttons have a tactile dot. 1 LIGHT button (pages 18) Used to brighten the button illumination in the dark. Press the button once to turn on/off the button illumination.
Setting up for your PC By installing the “AX1400 Remote Editor” on the supplied CD-ROM onto your PC, you can set up the Remote Commander simply with your PC. “AX1400 Remote Editor” makes setting up a complex series of operations (a macro) easy, and also allows various other convenient functions to be set up.
Setting up for your PC (continued) Click [Next]. Follow the on-screen instructions and proceed with the installation. When the installation is complete, “AX1400 Remote Editor 1.0 Setup” automatically quits. If the installation screen is hidden behind other windows If “AX1400 Remote Editor 1.0 Setup” disappears behind other screen while installing, press the [Tab] key several times while pressing down the [Alt] key to bring...
For Windows 2000 users Close all software running on Windows. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of the PC. After a moment, “RM-AX1400 Install CD Menu” appears. Click [Exit] to close “RM-AX1400 Install CD Menu.” Connect the PC and the Remote Commander using the supplied Dedicated USB cable (page 11).
(which controls multiple components), have it handy as well. On your PC, click the Windows “Start” button and point to “All Programs” - “Sony Remote AX1400,” - “AX1400 Remote Editor” and click. “AX1400 Remote Editor” starts up, and the last project appears.
Remote Editor” for details. Tips • If you are using an operating system other than Windows XP, click the “Start” button of Windows and point to “Programs” - “Sony Remote AX1400” - “AX1400 Remote Editor” and click to start up “AX1400 Remote Editor”.
Operating Operating the Remote Commander There are two ways to operate the components on the Remote Commander (RM-AX1400). • XPRESS operation: You can operate multiple AV components related to a specific task, such as “watching a DVD,” or “watching a digital satellite,” etc.
Selecting desired function XPRESS buttons: Press an XPRESS button for the desired function. MULTI-FUNCTION buttons/MORE button: Displays the functions on the screen by pressing the MORE button repeatedly, then select by pressing the MULTI-FUNCTION button for the desired function. Select: XPRESS XPRESS XPRESS XPRESS buttons and MULTI-FUNCTION buttons are assigned with the XPRESS...
Operating the XPRESS function When you select an XPRESS function with the MULTI-FUNCTION buttons or XPRESS buttons, the XPRESS function label and component label made for an XPRESS function appear on the screen. XPRESS MOVIE Video Component Source Component Pressing a MULTI-FUNCTION button switches to the individual component operation (page 17) that make up the XPRESS function.
Operating components individually When you select a component operation with the MULTI-FUNCTION buttons or XPRESS buttons, the component label and its functions appear on the screen. COMP. POWER Functions Example: To operate a DVD player individually Display desired component you want to operate individually by pressing the MORE button repeatedly.
Other useful functions To operate the Remote Commander in the dark Press the LIGHT button to turn on the button illumination. Pressing any button also activates this by default. If no button is pushed within a set time, the button illumination automatically turns off.
To turn off all the components at one time ALL OFF button If you press the ALL OFF button, all controlling components turn off . Some components may not turn off by pressing the button. In this case, press the SYNC-UP button to synchronize with the power on/off status of the components.
Unit Settings Setting the button illumination Button illumination is preset at the factory to activate whenever the Remote Commander is operated, and to switch off automatically if you do not operate for more than 10 seconds. You can set the button illumination automatic-off time, brightness, fade effect and which buttons activate the button illumination.
Select “3 LIGHT ON MODE” by pressing the V/v button, then press the OK button. The following setting screen for buttons to activate the button illumination appears. The current setting is shown inside [ ]. LIGHT ON MODE LIGHT [ ALL ] Press the B/b button or the left/ right MULTI-FUNCTION button to select which buttons activate the...
Setting the display The Remote Commander is preset at the factory to switch off the display automatically if you do not operate it for more than 30 seconds. You can set the display’s automatic-off time and brightness. To change this setting, perform the following procedure.
Setting the beep The Remote Commander is preset at the factory with the confirmation beep set to on. To change this setting, perform the following procedure. While pressing the LIGHT button, press the MORE button The following “SET MODE” screen appears.
Power requirements Remote control and button illumination: Two size AA (R6) batteries Battery life Approx. 5 months (a Sony TV turned on/off up to approx. 300 times per day) Dimensions × 9 × 1 in. (w × h × d) Approx.
Troubleshooting If you have problems setting up or using the Remote Commander, first check the batteries (page 7), then check the items below. Refer also to Help of “AX1400 Remote Editor.” Trouble with the Remote Commander's basic settings Problem The Remote Commander does not turn on.
Troubleshooting (continued) Problem A System Control function does not work correctly. Even if I operate an XPRESS function, the TV does not turn on, or it turns off. Even if I operate an XPRESS function, the source component does not turn on, or it turns off. Even if I operate an XPRESS function, the input selector of the TV or RCVR (Receiver/...
USB connection. Customer Support Information After you have read through this manual, if you still cannot get the Remote Commander to work properly, call the Sony Customer Support Helpline at 1-800-822-2217. Solution • When learning, place your component’s remote control and Remote Commander (RM-AX1400) of about 1-3 inches (3-8 cm) apart.
Appendix Table of preset functions Note There may be some components or functions that cannot be operated. BUTTON POWER To turn on and off on the TV INPUT To change the input mode 1 - 9, 0 To decide the channel •(Dot) To enter the subchannel number To decide the channel...
BUTTON CD player POWER To turn on and off on the CD INPUT 1 - 9, 0 To select the track number •(Dot) +10: To select numbers 10 and above To enter the selected track number VOL +/– Volume up/down on the receiver. MUTING To silence the sound on the receiver.
Table of preset functions (continued) BUTTON Digital Satellite (SAT) POWER To turn on and off on the SAT INPUT To change the input mode 1 - 9, 0 To decide the channel •(Dot) To enter the subchannel number To decide the channel VOL +/–...
BUTTON VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) POWER To turn on and off on the VCR INPUT To change the input mode 1 - 9, 0 To decide the channel •(Dot) To decide the channel VOL +/– Volume up/down on the TV MUTING To silence the sound on the TV.
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