Introduction Redefining Brands Learning Commands Labeling Elements Adding and Moving Deleting and Restoring Recording Macros and Setting Timers Using the Remote Control with Radio Frequency ProntoPro Edit Troubleshooting General Problems Programming Problems Recharging Problems Maintaining the Remote Control Important notices...
Remote Control, RC codes are stored to activate different brands for all kinds of video and audio devices. The Remote Control is set up by default to operate with Philips or Marantz devices. When you have other brands, you simply define the brands of your devices when you use the Remote Control for the first time.
The docking station is used: • to charge the Remote Control; • to connect your Remote Control to your computer. The serial port on the docking station can be used as an alternative for the serial port on the Remote Control.
• place the Remote Control in the docking station and charge the Remote Control. Warning Use the docking station only with the Philips NiMH rechargeable battery pack. We strongly advise you not to plug other appliances (like mobile phones, PDA’s, …) into the docking station. This causes damage to the connector and the appliance.
Introduction screen appears. The Remote Control beeps twice to indicate that it has finished starting up. Because the battery pack of the Remote Control is not fully pre-charged, you will have to charge it as described below. Charging the Remote Control For charging the Remote Control you use the docking station.
If the screen stays black or becomes blank, adjust the contrast using the contrast dial on the left side. The Remote Control has a switch-off feature: it automatically turns off to save power. In the settings (p. 18) you can define the switch-off time for the touch screen.
When you select a device on the Home panel for the first time, you will notice that the Remote Control is set up by default to operate Philips or Marantz devices. For all devices other than Philips or Marantz, you will have to define the brand before you can operate them with the Remote Control.
Getting Started Selecting Brands and Code Sets A list of brands and their corresponding RC codes are stored in the Remote Control’s memory. You have to select your brand from the list. Because not every device of a certain brand uses the same RC codes, you might also have to select a set of RC codes for your brand.
Every time you enter a character the list displays the brands that match the character(s). The Remote Control makes a pre-selection of the (first) matching brand. You only have to type as many characters as needed to display your brand.
The selected code set is highlighted. The Search button switches to Next. 2 Tap Next. The Remote Control switches to Try mode. Continue with step 5. -or- When you do not know which code set to select for your device, you can search the code set in Remote Control’s memory:...
When you are not satisfied with the selected code set, tap Back to select another code set. When the RC codes for your device are installed, the Remote Control beeps and returns to Use mode. Your brand is now defined for the selected device.
Getting Started Searching Brands and Code Sets When the brand of your device is not listed, the Remote Control can search through all available brands and code sets in its memory to find the matching code set for your device.
When you are not satisfied with the selected code set, tap Back to to continue the automatic search. When the RC codes for your device are installed, the Remote Control beeps and returns to Use mode. Your brand is now defined for the selected device.
Getting Started Activating the Device Menu Tap the Device tab icon The Device menu is activated. The dynamic interface displays the Device menu on the right side of the touch screen. Macro tab icon: To activate the Macro menu Go to page 15 and the following to learn how to work with the different devices. Activating the Macro Menu Tap the Macro tab icon The Macro menu is activated.
Home panel. 1 From within any device control panel, tap the Device tab next to the Remote Control icon. The Device menu appears. You can scroll through this menu using the Page Up and Page Down buttons below the touch screen.
When you select a device that is programmed with a device action (see p. 27), the following happens: • the Remote Control sends commands to the selected device to execute the device action; • the control panel of the selected device is displayed.
IR codes to the selected device so that none of your devices will be affected. 3 Tap the device you want to select. The control panel of the new selected device appears and the Remote Control icon turns to its original position selected device without affecting the previously active device.
Adjusting the Settings Most of the Remote Control’s features can be set to your own wishes. 1 Touch and hold the Remote Control icon for three seconds. The Remote Control switches to Setup mode. The first setup panel appears.
First setup panel Setting Note When you set the brightness level above the default level (3), battery life time will be reduced. When you set the brightness level below the default level (3), battery life time will be prolonged. User Guide Getting Started Function Shows the battery level.
Getting Started Second setup panel Setting Note Activating the Pick Up sensor will turn on the Remote Control more often and will reduce the battery life time. User Guide Function Indicates the amount of free memory that is available. Turns on or off the option to activate the Remote Control by picking it up.
Note When you tap the Device tab, the Macro tab or the Home button from within the Setup panel, you exit Setup Mode and the Remote Control immediately switches to the selected menu or to the Home panel. User Guide...
For adding new devices.and macros. For deleting buttons, actions, devices and macros. For changing the order in a menu. For defining brands using the Remote Control’s database. For configuring the Remote Control to operate devices with RF or IR signals. User Guide...
There is no visual feedback to indicate that the Mode menu is disabled. This means that the Mode menu will not appear when you tap the Remote Control icon. To enable the Mode menu again, return to Setup mode and turn the Mode Menu button back on.
If you replace an existing device with a new one, you might have to redefine the brand of the device. You can redefine brands by selecting or by searching. 1 Switch to Brand mode via the Remote Control icon The Device menu appears. 2 Select the device for which you want to redefine the brand.
• device actions; • direct-access buttons and action buttons. You cannot program the Page Up/Page Down buttons on the Remote Control directly. You have to program them via ProntoPro Edit. You cannot program Home panel buttons directly. You have to program them via the Device menu (see p.
If the Remote Control has learned the command successfully, OK flashes on the Remote Control icon. If the Remote Control has not learned the command successfully, you hear a short buzz and FAIL appears on the Remote Control icon. 6 Program all other buttons you want and relabel them if necessary (see p.
Device menu. The label Device starts flashing on the Remote Control icon. 6 Press and hold the button the Remote Control has to learn as device action on your device’s original remote control.
The label for the direct-access button you have pressed (e.g. chan +) starts flashing on the Remote Control icon. The label above the action button you have pressed (e.g. play ) starts flashing.
Device menu (see p. 30). 1 Navigate to the panel containing the button you want to label. 2 Switch to Label mode via the Remote Control icon 3 Tap the button you want to label. The display shows a “virtual auto-zooming”...
1 Switch to Label mode via the Remote Control icon 2 Tap the Device tab Touch and hold either the Remote Control’s left or right action button (labeled Device ) and tap the device you want to label. Even when you want to label the currently active device, you have to tap it in the Device menu.
If the device you want to add is not provided, choose a similar one. You can customize it later. The Remote Control gives you the possibility to add the new device with or without RC codes. • Create with RC codes: Choose this option if you think the new device understands RC codes.
Getting the Maximum out of it 2 Switch to Move mode via the Remote Control icon The Remote Control displays the Device menu or the Macro menu. 3 Tap the device or group you want to move. The menu item is highlighted.
Remote Control icon. Deleting device actions 1 Switch to Delete mode via the Remote Control icon 2 Tap the Device tab to open the Device menu. When you open the Device menu, the left action button label changes into Device and the right action button label changes into Action .
When you have deleted elements, they are no longer visible in Use mode but remain in the Remote Control’s memory. This allows you to restore them. • When you have deleted a button or a device action you can restore it in Learn mode.
The Macro menu appears. You can scroll through this menu using the Page Up and Page Down buttons below the touch screen. 3 In the Macro menu select a macro group. 4 Switch to Edit mode via the Remote Control icon Empty macro buttons appear in the macro control panel.
You can edit any macro you have recorded. 1 Open the macro group that contains the macro. 2 Switch to Edit mode via the Remote Control icon 3 Tap the macro you want to edit. The contents of the macro appear.
1 Tap the Macro tab The Macro menu appears. 2 In the Macro menu select a timer group. 3 Switch to Edit mode via the Remote Control icon Empty timer buttons appear in the timer control panel. 4 Tap the button you want to set a timer for.
You return to Use mode and the timer is activated. Note The timer only works when the Remote Control’s sending eye is pointed towards the controlled device and no obstructions interfere the infrared signal. When a timer command is executed, the Alarm icon Control icon.
Groups or Timer Group” on page 31. Using the Remote Control with Radio Frequency Warning To use the Remote Control with radio frequency (RF) you need an RF Extender, which is not included with the Remote Control. By default, the Remote Control uses infrared (IR) signals to operate devices.
Changing the Remote Control’s RF IR Settings All devices are set up by default to work with IR signals. To be able to operate one or more devices with RF signals, you have to change the Remote Control’s RF IR settings for those devices.
The button is active when the button label is red. 2 Press the action buttons change the Extender ID. The Remote Control offers 16 Extender ID’s. 5 Tap Accept to save the RF IR settings for the selected device. -or- Tap Cancel to return without changing the RF IR settings for the selected device.
It is possible that a device does not respond properly when operated with RF signals. This is mostly due to IR signals that cannot be properly transmitted as RF signals. In that case, you have to reconfigure the Remote Control to operate the device with IR signals again. Choosing Another Channel When you notice RF interference, for instance from your neighbours, you have to choose another channel to operate your devices.
-or- Tap Cancel to return without changing the Channel. 6 Tap Close. The Remote Control switches back to Use mode. The Remote Control is configured to operate the devices you have set with RF signals through the selected Channel. 7 Try out all devices for which you just changed the Channel.
Getting the Maximum out of it ProntoPro Edit If you want to personalize your Remote Control even more beyond its standard programming features, ProntoPro Edit is the tool for you to use. ProntoPro Edit is the Remote Control’s companion software that you find on the included CD-ROM.
Getting the Maximum out of it In this way you can check how the Remote Control’s interface will look like. • import new graphics to create new buttons and designs; • personalize configuration files to optimize the use of your Remote Control.
• Check if the button you are trying to use is assigned properly via Brand mode (see p. 24) or via Learn mode (see p. 25). • Check if your device understands Philips-Marantz RC codes. Normally you can find this in the documentation of your device.
• Check if you have defined the correct brands for your devices. Macros do not work • Make sure the Remote Control’s sending eye is pointed towards the device the entire time the macro is being executed. • Insert delays to allow devices to start up properly (see p. 36).
See “Installing the Battery Pack” on page 4. • Make sure the Remote Control lies placed properly in the docking station. You need to hold the Remote Control at an angle of 30 to 45° to plug it in the connector of the docking station.
Can I recharge the Remote Control any time I want? Yes, you can. It is not necessary to use the Remote Control until the battery pack has ran out completely. The docking station is the most suitable place for the Remote Control when not in use.
4 Tap Revert to confirm the action. How do I calibrate the touch screen? The Remote Control is calibrated when it leaves the factory. It is possible you have to calibrate the touch screen: • when the touch screen buttons do not respond properly.
The Remote Control is not waterproof The Remote Control should not be exposed to rain or moisture. Do not store or use the Remote Control in any location that is extremely damp or wet. When you have spilled water on the Remote Control, you have to take out the battery pack and let the Remote Control dry for 48 hours before you replace the battery pack.
Overview of Symbols Pause Stop Normal run; normal speed Normal run; normal speed Fast run; fast speed Fast run; fast speed Slow run; slow speed Slow run; slow speed Eject Recording, general Navigate Still mode Tape running direction Next track Previous track Fast forward to index Rewind to index...
Overview of Symbols Page number up Page number down Page enlargement TV and text mixed 1st or 2nd language Last view; previous program Stand-by Zone focus: long distance Zone focus: very short distance Single or multi-digit selection Brightness; brilliance Contrast Brightness/contrast Color saturation Lamp;...
Overview of Symbols Read data from store Write data into store Page hold Sound muting Additional information on screen Viewing angle Spatial sound effect Television; video Sound; audio Surround sound Picture size adjustment Active control User Guide...
3-wire (RS232) serial port connector Software Dynamic, animated interface with 256 colors Built-in Philips-Marantz RC codes Database with RC codes to operate different brands Editable macros (up to 255 commands per macro) Total number of devices and macros limited only by memory...
2, 17 deleting, 32 labeling, 29 learning globally, 28 learning per device, 28 restoring, 34 activating the Remote Control, 6 Add mode, 22, 31, 38 adding delays, 36 devices, 31 devices to the Home panel, 31 macro groups, 38...
38 empty buttons, 25, 26 empty macro buttons, 35 empty timer buttons, 37 Extender ID on the Remote Control, 41 on the RF Extender, 41 for learning commands, 2, 25 for sending commands, 2, 16 first time usage activating, 6...
6 display, 6 uploading new configurations, 44 Use mode, 22 using the Remote Control with RF, 39 Zoom in and out (virtual keyboard), 8, Documentation concept and elaboration: The Human Interface Group, de Regenboog 11, 2800 Mechelen, http://www.higroup.com 3104 205 3231.1...