Universal Remote Control Universal Remote RF10 User Manual

 
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Getting Started-Overview  
This is what MASTERCONTROL™ RF10 is all about!  
The RF10 is designed to operate up to 8 different  
Audio/Video Components and is pre-programmed to  
operate virtually all brands of TV, VCR, DVD and CD  
Players, Cable Set Top Boxes, Satellite Receivers, TiVo  
and other DVRs, Audio Components, Tape Decks,  
Multimedia PCs, XM Radio, Ipod, X-Box, Lighting Controls  
and other custom installation products. It also offers an  
impressive lineup of special features designed to provide  
you with many time-saving conveniences and enhance  
your overall entertainment experience. However, we  
strongly recommend that you fully complete all of the  
Basic Setup steps before proceeding to customize your  
RF10 with any of the special advanced features.  
Battery Installation  
The very first step is to insert  
the four AAA batteries that  
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are included in the package  
into the battery compartment  
located in the back of the  
remote. Just press the tab  
and lift off the cover. Please  
be sure to insert the batteries  
correctly as you see in the  
diagram. Remember, there  
is a positive and negative  
end to each battery and you  
can tell by the + (positive) and  
– (negative) symbols. Once  
the batteries are correctly  
installed, replace the cover.  
Now you’re ready to start!  
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Activating Component Commands –  
Simple, Easy, Intuitive  
The SHIFT Button  
Press SHIFT to access a second command for each  
COMPONENT button. While RF10 is in SHIFT mode, the  
display on the LCD screen will blink. The buttons labeled  
with white text on the case, indicate just some of the sec-  
ondary commands available when you are in SHIFT mode.  
Once you’ve programmed RF10 for your Components, all  
you have to do to operate a specific Component is press  
the desired COMPONENT button. For example, press the  
TV COMPONENT Button. The top of the screen changes  
to TV. Now all of the buttons on the RF10 will work your  
TV. To operate another Component, simply press one of  
the other eight COMPONENT buttons.  
Note: If you don’t press a button within 10 seconds, the RF10 will exit SHIFT  
mode and return to normal operation.  
NOTE: The AUDIO COMPONENT has a unique SHIFT functionality. It can  
send input commands to you’re A/V Surround Sound receiver by pressing  
the COMPONENT buttons after SHIFT is selected.  
The LIGHT Button  
TV  
COMPONENT  
The fully backlit keypad makes the RF10 easy to use in  
the dark or dim lighting conditions. Simply press the  
LIGHT button to backlight all the keypad buttons and  
LCD screen. To turn off the backlight, press the LIGHT  
button again, or just wait ten seconds (the backlight  
automatically shuts itself off). Lights out!  
SHIFT  
BUTTON  
LIGHT  
BUTTON  
Try it out!  
 
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Basic Setup - Overview  
There are three ways to program the RF10:  
> The Pre-Programmed Code Method  
> The Pre-Programmed Auto-Search Method  
> The Learning Method  
The Pre-Programmed Code Method allows you to setup all  
the buttons at once, so it’s the fastest and easiest of the  
three methods. The Auto-Search Method scans through all  
the codes in the RF10, one at a time. The Learning Method  
allows you to transfer functions from other remotes (old or  
new), one button at a time.  
Pre-Programmed Code Method  
STEP 1:  
STEP 2:  
The pre-programmed 3-digit  
codes are found in the back of  
this Manual on page 38. The  
codes are listed by Component  
category (i.e., TV, VCR, DVD,  
etc.), then by brand name. For  
instance, if you want to locate  
a code for a Sony TV, first  
locate the TV category, and  
then look for the Sony brand.  
Now, turn on the Component you  
want to program… let’s say your  
TV to start. Look up your TV’s  
manufacturer setup code from  
your reference list.  
STEP 3:  
Press and hold the  
COMPONENT button (in this  
case TV) and SELECT button at  
the same time for approximately  
3 seconds. The LCD screen will  
display “SET” signaling that you  
are now in Setup mode and  
ready to program your TV.  
Once you have located the  
3-digit code (or in some cases,  
several code numbers) for the  
Component that you want to  
operate with your RF10, write  
them ALL down on a piece of  
note paper. It’s important that  
you write down all the codes  
because only one code is going  
to work for you.  
COMPONENT  
BUTTON  
SELECT  
BUTTON  
IMPORTANT:You now have 30 seconds to  
perform the next step while you are in  
SETUP mode. If you don’t press a button  
within 30 seconds, SET will disappear  
from the screen, signaling that you have  
exited setup mode and you will need to  
start over.  
 
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STEP 5:  
STEP 6:  
STEP 4:  
When the Component turns off,  
press the ON button to turn the  
Component back on. Now you  
Once you have found the right  
code, save the code number by  
pressing the Component button  
Point the RF10 toward the  
Component you want to program,  
(in this example, TV), and punch in  
the 3-digit code that you wrote  
down for that specific Component.  
Use the Number buttons 0-9 on the  
remote to punch in the code. If the  
3-digit code number that you just  
punched in is correct, the  
Component will turn off. If the  
Component does not turn off,  
continue entering code numbers  
from your list until the Component  
turns off. Some brands have  
several possible code numbers.  
can test the Volume and Channel you just programmed (in this case  
buttons (for TV), or PLAY and TV) one more time. The LCD  
STOP (for VCR and DVD) to make screen will blink “SAVED” two  
sure they all work. If any of the times, signaling that the code  
buttons do not work properly, you number has been successfully  
need to find a new correct code. saved, and then return to normal  
For example, maybe your Sony TV operating mode (in this case TV).  
turned off with code number 147,  
but the volume controls did not  
work properly. If this is the case,  
try the next code number listed for  
that Component until you find a  
perfect match.  
CODE  
DISPLAY  
NOTE: If the Component fails to turn off  
after you have entered all the code  
numbers listed for your brand, you can  
use either the Auto-Search Method on  
Page 11 or the Learning Method on  
ON  
BUTTON  
Page 13.  
NOW, PROGRAM THE REST OF YOUR  
COMPONENTS BY REPEATING STEPS  
2 THROUGH 6. IN MOST SYSTEMS,  
YOU CAN FINISH BASIC SETUP IN  
JUST A FEW MINUTES AND PUT ALL  
YOUR OLD REMOTES AWAY.  
VOLUME  
BUTTON  
STOP  
BUTTON  
PLAY  
BUTTON