Universal Remote Control Universal Remote omega MX 650 User Manual

omega  
MX-650  
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 Omega 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  
 
T h e O m e g a  
Getting Started  
Congratulations!  
You’ve purchased one of the most advanced and easy to setup control sys-  
tems available. The Omega’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 Omega is enter which brands and models you own. If you  
own a component too new to be in the library, the Omega uses advanced  
learning technology to quickly set each Omega button, one at at time.  
Setting up your Omega to replace all your existing remote controls can be  
done in a few minutes. Basic Setup is described on pages 5 to 13.  
The Omega’s exciting advanced features automate and customize opera-  
tion in many ways. You could use Macro Setup to power on all of your  
components and start the show with the press of one button! With the  
Omega’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  
POWER  
OFF  
Button  
POWER  
ON  
Button  
LIGHT  
Button  
Screen  
Labeled  
Display  
Buttons  
Screen  
Labeled  
Display  
Buttons  
PAGE  
Numbers  
PAGE  
Buttons  
change the  
page of  
FAVORITE  
CHANNEL  
Button  
Display  
Buttons.  
MAIN  
Button  
takes you  
to the  
FUNCTION  
Buttons  
MAIN  
Menu.  
*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 Omega is “busy”, it will ignore a button push.  
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T h e O m e g a  
Selecting a New DEVICE Changes  
All Button Commands Instantly  
The Omega can operate twenty 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 button. Watch the  
labels of the display buttons change with each press. There are four  
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 ten 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 ten 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 Omega using either the Pre-Programmed  
Method or the Learning Method. However, all the buttons of the Omega  
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 - 52 and  
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write down the code numbers listed for your A/V component. The  
code numbers are listed by categories of devices, then by brand.  
See page 37 for a category list. Code tables with model numbers  
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 Omega will time out and return to  
normal operation.  
MAIN  
Button  
ENT  
Button  
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T h e O m e g a  
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.  
Press the  
Page button  
to display  
the other ten  
Device  
First ten  
Device Names  
names.  
Press the device button you’d like to setup.  
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The bottom of the display will now flash “FROM TABLE”.  
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In this step you select which code table to use. Thus, you can pro-  
gram a device named “TV” with codes from the CABLE code tables  
and a device named” VIDEO” with codes from the TV code table.  
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If you don’t see the code table you need, press the PAGE buttons to  
reveal the other page of code table categories, then select the code  
table you want to use.  
Note: Each name that appears in the display may include several types of  
components. For example, the AUX category includes many types of cus-  
tom installation devices. See page 37 for a list of component types each  
Code Table contains.  
Point the Omega 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  
it turned off.  
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Use the  
number  
buttons to  
enter the  
code  
number.  
Continue to enter code numbers until the component turns 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 Omega, 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 pow-  
ered off the TV.  
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