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Sony RM-AX1400 Operating Instructions Manual

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Integrated Remote
Commander
Operating Instructions
RM-AX1400
© 2006 Sony Corporation
2-680-316-12(1)
Getting Started
Operating
Unit Settings
Additional Information
Appendix

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  • Page 1 Integrated Remote Commander Operating Instructions RM-AX1400 © 2006 Sony Corporation 2-680-316-12(1) Getting Started Operating Unit Settings Additional Information Appendix...
  • Page 2 Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. RM-AX1400 Serial No.
  • Page 3 •In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software supplied with this unit.
  • Page 4: Features

    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...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    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 ...
  • Page 6: Overview

    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.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    – 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.
  • Page 8: Location And Function Of Controls

    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.
  • Page 9: Setting Up For Your Pc

    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.
  • Page 10: Installing The Usb Driver

    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...
  • Page 11: Connecting The Remote Commander To Your Pc

    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).
  • Page 12: Using The "Ax1400 Remote Editor" To Set Up The Remote Commander

    (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.
  • Page 13: Using "Ax1400 Remote Editor" - Help

    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”.
  • Page 14: Operating

    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.
  • Page 15: Selecting Desired Function

    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...
  • Page 16: Operating The Xpress Function

    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.
  • Page 17: Operating Components Individually

    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.
  • Page 18: Other Useful Functions

    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.
  • Page 19: To Turn Off All The Components At One Time

    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.
  • Page 20: Unit Settings

    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.
  • Page 21 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...
  • Page 22: Setting The Display

    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.
  • Page 23: Setting The Beep

    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.
  • Page 24: Additional Information

    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.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 26 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/...
  • Page 27 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.
  • Page 28: Appendix

    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...
  • Page 29 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.
  • Page 30 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 +/–...
  • Page 31 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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