Philips Universal Remote intelligent remote control User Manual

user guide  
User Guide  
Intelligent Remote Control  
customizable/programmable, touch screen  
universal remote control  
Insert batteries  
Insert 4 AA batteries according to the picture  
on the inside of the battery compartment.  
Use the rechargeable battery pack included  
with the dock. (Remove the AA battery tray  
first). Before using the remote control, be sure  
to charge the battery completely according to  
the instructions in the manual.  
Battery compartment lid slides off  
Touch the screen to start  
To turn on the screen, tap it gently with your finger.  
To use the touchscreen, simply tap the images you  
see on the screen.  
There's no need to turn the screen off–it shuts off  
automatically to save power.  
Be sure to read the manual for  
important information about care and  
use of the touchscreen  
Operate your components  
You can also use the  
Device menu; tap  
here to display it.  
Tap name of  
to display  
control panels  
Tap to scroll to  
next panel for this  
If you get lost, you  
can always go Home.  
Just tap  
Fresh out of the box, the remote control is set up to work with popular components  
made by Philips, Marantz and certain other companies. If someone has programmed  
the remote control for you, it will operate all your components. If not, you need to  
teach it.Teaching the remote control is easy:Add components to the Device menu, if  
necessary. Then, teach the remote control the commands for the components. For  
instructions, refer to the manual.  
The remote control icon  
Press and hold for 3  
seconds to go to Setup  
Sending eye  
(IR transmitter)  
Send commands to devices  
Scroll button  
Display previous  
control panel  
Easy access to all  
Device menu  
Open a component’s  
control panels  
Macro menu  
Execute stored lists  
of commands  
Mode menu  
Customize the remote  
control (see below)  
Control panel  
Tap buttons to send  
commands to  
Scroll button  
Panel number  
Shows what panel  
you’re onl l  
Display next control  
panel. Scroll buttons  
may appear on left  
Left and Right buttons  
Activate the commands  
shown immediately  
Learning eye  
(bottom of remote control)  
For learning commands from  
other remote controls  
above the buttons  
Normal use controlling components.  
Learn commands from other remote controls.When a macro panel  
is displayed, this button changes to for recording macros.  
Assign letters and symbols to buttons and commands.  
Add a new component or group of macros.  
Delete a button, component, macro, or macro group.  
Change the order of commands in a menu.  
Welcome 7  
Features 8  
The intelligent remote control  
Recharging dock  
1 Batteries 9  
Installing AA batteries 9  
Using the recharging dock 11  
2 Using the remote control 14  
Buttons and controls 14  
Direct-access buttons 15  
Left and Right buttons 15  
Touchscreen buttons 15  
Getting started 16  
To turn the display on 16  
To adjust the display 17  
To turn on the backlight 17  
Using the remote control to control your equipment 18  
Home 18  
Device menu 19  
Control panels 21  
Use mode 22  
To switch devices without affecting the source 23  
3 Customizing the intelligent remote control 25  
To customize the remote control 25  
Understanding modes 28  
To switch modes 29  
To show or hide the Mode menu 29  
Learning commands from other remote controls  
(Learn mode) 30  
To program a button on the display (soft button) 31  
To program an item on the Device menu 34  
To program a template button 36  
Programming the direct-access and Left/Right buttons 37  
To program a button globally 37  
To program a direct-access button on a per-device basis 38  
Adding devices to your system (Add mode) 39  
To add a device 39  
Relabeling buttons and menu items (Label mode) 41  
To relabel a button 41  
To relabel an item on a menu 43  
Rearranging items in menus (Move mode) 44  
To rearrange the items in a menu 44  
Deleting buttons and menu items (Delete mode) 46  
To delete a button or button action 46  
To delete a device, Device menu action, or macro group 47  
4 Creating Macros 50  
Recording macros 52  
To record a macro 52  
To view the commands in a macro 57  
Editing macros 57  
To edit a previously recorded macro 57  
Organizing macros into groups 59  
To add a macro group 59  
Using macros 61  
To execute a macro 61  
To stop a macro 61  
5 Settings 62  
To adjust settings 62  
To exit Setup 65  
6 Troubleshooting 66  
Problems using the remote control 66  
Problems using the recharging dock 69  
Common questions 70  
Additional procedures 71  
To reset the remote control 71  
To revert to the original configuration 72  
To calibrate the touchscreen 72  
Service and support 73  
7 Specifications 74  
8 Command Reference 75  
Congratulations on purchasing the intelligent remote control. The remote  
control is a universal learning remote control that combines flexibility with ease  
of use through an LCD touchscreen and an intuitive user interface.  
The remote control and  
recharging dock  
You decide how you want the remote control to look. You can add and remove  
devices and functions. You can relabel buttons using the remote control’s  
unique virtual keyboard. You can record all the macros you need, and edit them  
on-screen. The remote control is as individual as you are.  
While other universal remotes confine you to a predefined list of devices, the  
remote control lets you add, delete, reorganize, and even relabel new devices, so  
it grows with your system. It can learn to control any device that understands  
infrared signals, from your TV to your remote-control curtains. The built-in  
device templates make it easy to add and program all kinds of devices.  
The remote control’s elegant interface is simple enough for the entire family to  
use. Yet it has the power and flexibility to satisfy any home entertainment or  
home control enthusiast.  
The intelligent remote control  
• Large dynamic touchscreen with liquid crystal display.  
• Direct-access buttons for frequently used functions.  
• Elegant, intuitive interface with animation (patent pending).  
• Automatic backlighting for visibility in the dark.  
• Built-in, customizable device templates for total control.  
• Programmable, editable macros (patent pending).  
• Virtual keyboard for labeling buttons and devices (patent pending).  
• Can control any device that receives infrared remote control signals.  
• Learns infrared (IR) codes from your existing remote controls—then replaces  
those remotes.  
• Comes with hundreds of built-in commands (RC-5/6) for out-of-the-box use  
with your Philips and Marantz components.  
• Designed for one- or two-handed operation, or tabletop use.  
• Flash memory stores your commands even when batteries aren’t present.  
Recharging dock  
• Easy, unlimited recharging—no need to remove the battery.  
• The remote control can be used while it’s on the dock,  
even if the battery is low.  
• NiMH rechargeable battery pack minimizes loss of battery life over time.  
• Rechargeable battery pack is easier on the environment than ordinary  
batteries that need replacing.  
• Indicator light tells you when the remote control is charging.  
PC serial cable  
To connect the remote control with your computer.  
• Allows you to customize the graphical user interface through PC software.  
The remote control uses four AA batteries or the rechargeable battery pack  
supplied with the recharging dock. If you purchased the recharging dock, see  
Installing AA batteries  
Install four AA batteries as shown.  
Slide the battery cover  
off the back of the  
remote control.  
Insert 4 AA batteries  
as shown. Improper  
installation could damage  
the remote control.  
When you’re done, slide  
the battery cover back  
on. The remote control  
starts up automatically,  
and the word “remote  
control” appears on the  
display. After a few  
seconds, the remote  
control beeps twice to  
indicate that it’s ready to  
Chapter 1—Batteries  
NOTE If the display is too light or too dark, adjust the contrast. (See page 14.)  
When the batteries are running low, the Low Battery icon  
blinks at the  
center top of the display. The remote control may continue to operate your  
equipment with low batteries. However, you won’t be able to use the remote  
control’s learning or customizing features until the batteries have been replaced.  
This prevents the remote control from accidentally losing custom commands if  
it’s in a customization mode when the batteries run out.  
TIP To preserve battery life, set the LCD backlight to stay on very briefly (20  
seconds or less). For instructions, see Chapter 5, “Settings.”  
The remote control will retain your commands and settings in memory even  
after the batteries run out. However, you should replace the worn batteries with  
a fresh set as soon as possible.  
After replacing batteries, you’ll need to set the clock to the current time. For  
instructions, see Chapter 5, “Settings.”  
Chapter 1—Batteries  
Using the recharging dock  
The recharging dock comes with a rechargeable battery pack.  
You should fully charge the battery pack before using the remote control.  
Slide the battery cover  
off the back of the  
remote control.  
Remove the AA battery  
tray (the ridged piece of  
plastic at the back of the  
battery compartment).  
AA battery tray  
Using the recharging dock  
Orient the battery pack  
as shown. The label  
should face outward, and  
the plastic tabs on the  
battery pack should be  
aligned with the notches  
in the sides of the battery  
Insert the battery pack  
You will need to press  
When you’re done, slide  
the battery cover back  
on. You’re ready to  
charge up the battery.  
When you insert the battery pack, the remote control starts up automatically,  
and the word “remote control” appears on the display. After a few seconds, the  
remote control beeps twice to indicate that it has finished starting up. Now  
you’re ready to charge up the battery.  
Plug the power adapter  
into a wall outlet and  
connect it to the  
recharging dock.  
Power adapter  
Recharging dock  
Chapter 1—Batteries