Universal Remote Control Universal Remote MX 3500 User Manual

Owner’s  
Manual  
 
Table of Contents  
Getting Started  
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Button Layout  
Basic Setup  
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Pre-Programmed Method  
Learning Method  
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Volume Control Punch Through  
Advanced Operation  
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Advanced Setup  
Editing Button Labels  
Macro Button Setup  
Favorite Channel Setup  
Hiding and Adding Pages  
Erasing  
Cloning One Osiris to Another  
Recalling Pre-Programmed Settings  
Utilizing Optional RF Base Stations  
IR/RF Signal Setting  
ID # - Setting Base Station Address  
EMITT - Setting IR Emitter Outputs  
BLAST - Setting the Front Panel Blaster On or Off  
Pre-Programmed Code Tables  
Frequently Asked Questions  
Warranty  
Specifications  
Memo  
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Getting Started  
Congratulations!  
You’ve purchased one of the most advanced and easy to setup control sys-  
tems available. The Osiris’s built-in library includes thousands of different  
brands and models of remote controls. In most systems, all you have to do  
to setup the Osiris is enter which brands and models you own. If you own  
a component too new to be in the library, the Osiris uses advanced learn-  
ing technology to quickly set each Osiris button, one at at time. Setting up  
your Osiris to replace all your existing remote controls can be done in a  
few minutes. Basic Setup is described on pages 5 to 13.  
The Osiris’s exciting advanced features automate and customize operation  
in many ways. You could use Macro Setup to power on all of your compo-  
nents and start the show with the press of one button! With the Osiris’s  
unique Favorite Channel capability, you can tune in a channel with the  
press of one button instead of entering the entire channel number. Any of  
the button names on the display can be edited as you like. It is best to  
delay any Advanced Setup (described on pages 14 to 36) until after you  
finish Basic Setup.  
Battery Installation  
Remove the battery compartment cover by pressing up the cover lock.  
Insert four AAA batteries into the battery compartment as shown in the  
diagram.  
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Button Layout  
Transmitting  
“Busy” Signal  
Indicator*  
TITLE  
FAVORITE  
CHANNEL  
Button  
LIGHT  
Button  
PAGE  
Buttons  
change the  
page of  
Screen  
Labeled  
Display  
Buttons  
Display  
Buttons.  
PAGE  
Numbers  
MAIN  
Button  
takes you  
to the  
MAIN  
Menu.  
FUNCTION  
Buttons  
*Note: When a command, macro or favorite channel is being transmitted, an icon will appear  
in the top right corner of the display. While the Osiris is “busy”, it will ignore a button push.  
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Selecting a New DEVICE Changes  
All Button Commands Instantly  
The Osiris can operate ten different devices even though it is only one  
remote control. Let’s try it now! Press the MAIN button, then press the TV  
DEVICE button.  
TV  
DEVICE  
Button  
MAIN  
Button  
The top of the screen changes from MAIN to TV. Now all of the buttons  
change their function to operate a TV. Press the page buttons. Watch the  
labels of the display buttons change with each press. There are five pages  
of display buttons already labeled for TV operation. To operate another  
component (e.g., VCR, DVD etc.), press the MAIN button to return to the  
MAIN menu. The MAIN menu displays five of your Devices on the  
screen. Simply press one of the screen-labeled Device buttons to operate  
another device. If you don’t see the device name you want, then use the  
PAGE buttons to display the remaining five devices on page 2 of the  
MAIN menu.  
Light Button  
Press the LIGHT button to backlight all the buttons. To turn off the back-  
lighting, press the LIGHT button again, or just wait ten seconds (the back-  
lighting automatically shuts itself off).  
LIGHT  
Button  
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Basic Setup  
You can start setting up your Osiris using either the Pre-Programmed  
Method or the Learning Method. However, all the buttons of the Osiris are  
setup at once with the Pre-Programmed Method, so it is usually faster than  
the one-button-at-a-time Learning Method.  
Pre-Programmed Method  
Power on the A/V component you wish to setup, so that you can test  
codes by sending power off commands.  
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Refer to the pre-programmed code tables on pages 37 - 51 and  
write down the code numbers listed for your A/V component. The  
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code numbers are listed by categories of devices, then by brand.  
See page 37 for a category list.  
Press and hold both the MAIN and ENT (Enter) buttons for approxi-  
mately three seconds. The top of the display will show “SETUP”.  
You are in SETUP mode now.  
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Note: You have 30 seconds to perform a step while you are in SETUP mode. If  
you don’t press a button within that time, the Osiris will time out and return to  
normal operation.  
MAIN  
Button  
ENT  
Button  
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Press the P-PRO button to select the Pre-Programmed Method.  
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P-PRO  
Button  
The display changes so that you can select which Device button to  
setup.  
First  
Five  
Device  
Names  
Press a Page button to display the  
other five Device names.  
In this step you choose the name of the device you’d like to setup.  
Use the cursor UP or DOWN buttons to change the flashing name.  
When it is correct, press the SELECT button.  
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UP  
SELECT  
DOWN  
For Example: I wanted to setup the TV Device button first, so I pressed the  
cursor UP or DOWN until “TV” was flashing in the display.  
The bottom of the display will flash “FROM TABLE”.  
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In this step you verify the type of component you plan to operate  
with this device button. If the flashing name is correct, press  
SELECT.  
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SELECT  
If the name flashing in the display is incorrect (for example, you are setting up  
AUX to operate a Laser Disc Player), use the UP and DOWN buttons to  
change the flashing name to the correct type of component.  
Note: Each name that appears in the display may include several types of  
components. For example, the DVD category includes DVD players and  
Laser Disc Players. See page 37 for a list of component types each Code  
Table contains.  
Point the Osiris at the component, then enter the first three digit  
code number from your notes using the numbered buttons. After  
you enter each three digit number, look at the component to see if  
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it turned off.  
Use the  
number  
buttons to  
enter the  
code  
number.  
Continue to enter code numbers until the component powers off.  
For Example: I have a Sony TV. I found the code numbers 070, 139,147,  
126, 185, 194 and 085 under Sony in the TV TABLE. Using the numbered  
buttons on the Osiris, I entered 070 and looked at the TV. It didn’t turn off,  
so I entered 139, then 147 and so on, until I found the code that powered  
off the TV.  
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Note: If a component fails to turn off after you have entered all of the code  
numbers listed for your brand, you can scan through the other brands in the  
table using the UP and DOWN buttons to change the code number displayed,  
then tapping either the Power On or Power Off buttons to see if the compo-  
nent powers on or off (there is a chance that your component was actually  
manufactured by another brand). However, most of the code tables are so  
large it is usually faster to use the Learning Method on Page 9.  
Scan Up to the next Code  
Number  
Scan Down to the previous  
Code Number  
Press Power On or Power  
Off to test if the device  
powers off.  
When the component turns off, save the code number you entered  
by pressing the SAVE button that appears on the screen.  
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Code  
Number  
You  
Entered  
SAVE  
Button  
Exit SETUP mode by pressing the MAIN button two times. When  
the display shows “MAIN”, you are back in normal operating  
mode.  
MAIN  
Button  
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Repeat steps one through nine for each of your devices. If you are  
missing any commands, use the learning method, described next  
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Learning Method  
The Osiris can learn commands from your old remote controls one-but-  
ton-at-a-time by following these simple steps:  
Line-up the Osiris with your old remote control, head-to-head,  
one or two inches apart.  
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On the Osiris, press and hold the MAIN and ENT (Enter) buttons at  
the same time for approximately three seconds. The top of the dis-  
play will show “SETUP”. You are in SETUP mode now.  
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Note: You have 30 seconds to perform a step while you are in SETUP mode. If  
you don’t press a button within that time, the Osiris will time out and return to  
normal operation.  
Press the LEARN button.  
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LEARN  
Button  
The top of the screen will change to “LEARN”.  
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The display will show a list of the first five devices.  
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Select the device you would like to teach commands to by pressing  
the Device button.  
Press any  
of the  
Device  
Buttons.  
Now, press any button you want to teach a command to.  
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Press  
any  
Button.  
Note: If you don’t see the display button you would like to teach, use the  
PAGE buttons. The only buttons you can’t teach are the PAGE and MAIN but-  
tons.  
Once you press a button, the top of the display will change from  
“LEARN” to “READY”.  
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Press and hold the button you want on your old remote control until  
the display changes to either “GOOD” or “FAILED”.  
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If the “GOOD” label appears on top of the display, you were successful.  
Now, press the next button you wish to teach. Keep repeating steps 6  
through 7 until you have learned all the buttons you want.  
If the “FAILED” label appears on top of the display, try to teach the  
same button in Osiris once again by repeating steps 6-7.  
Continue to teach any commands from any of your remote controls  
by repeating steps 5-7 (to go back to step five, press MAIN once).  
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Once you completed teaching all the buttons, return to normal opera-  
tion by pressing the MAIN button twice. Test all your new commands.  
If any of them don’t work, try learning again using these notes:  
Move to another room. Plasma TVs, sunlight, halogen or  
quartz lighting can interfere with the learning process.  
Although the old remote control seems to work fine,  
change the batteries to fresh alkaline batteries.  
Vary the distance between the remote controls  
gradually. Try 1/4”, 1”, 2”and so on, up to 4 feet.  
Tap the button on the original remote control instead of  
pressing and holding it during the learning process.  
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Volume Control Punch Through  
In most home entertainment systems, the sound volume is only con-  
trolled by one device. In some systems, it is the TV speakers that make  
the sound, so you would use the TV device on the Osiris to raise and  
lower the volume. In another system, it might be a surround sound  
receiver and speakers that control the sound, so you would use the  
Osiris’s AUDIO device to adjust the volume. Constantly switching the  
Osiris to TV or AUDIO to adjust the volume is inconvenient in daily  
life.  
You can use Punch Through to set the Osiris’s volume buttons to always  
control the sound in your system. That way when the Osiris is set to  
VCR or DVD, the volume up, down and mute buttons will work perfect-  
ly without switching back to AUDIO or TV. Here’s how:  
Enter Setup mode by pressing and holding both MAIN and ENT for  
three seconds. The top of the display show you are in SETUP mode  
now.  
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Note: You have 30 seconds for each step, otherwise the Osiris will time  
out automatically.  
Press the PAGE UP button to get to page 2 of the SETUP menu.  
Press the PUNCH button.  
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Press the VOL button. The display confirms by displaying “VOL” at the  
top of the screen. This sets up the group of three buttons (Volume Up,  
Volume Down and Mute) in one action!  
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Select  
Volume  
The bottom of the display flashes ”PUNCH TO”.  
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