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Old 02-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #31  
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The problem with the MX-850 is it is marketed for professional use. A consumer can, and usually does, find the programming difficult to learn and quite frankly, the documentation that comes with them is lacking. Only after attending training and programming several MX-850s did I really know how to best program one. The touch screen units are yet again another level, so I would go for the MX-850 to be sure you will have success.
I just obtained a new MX-850 via BestBuy / Overstock. The problem is the software is missing and the manufacturer says they don't make it any longer so won't support it. I was told I had to call BestBuy to get the software. They were no help either.

Any ideas where I can obtain the software to use the computer programing features?

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Checked your blog, I find it really informative! Especially on Remote Control.

Well written.. precise and direct to the point.


I just have some concerns, can a Universal Remote turn into Programmable Remotes?

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:39 AM   #33  
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Checked your blog, I find it really informative! Especially on Remote Control.

Well written.. precise and direct to the point.


I just have some concerns, can a Universal Remote turn into Programmable Remotes?

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Not usually. Universal remotes usually means there are several pre-programmed codes for various manufacturer's equipment and you choose the appropriate codes for the equipment you have. They generally only perform specific functions. Sometime they can "learn" new equipment codes and sometimes they can contain limited macros. Programmable remotes are more of a blank sheet where the user, or programmer, determines the codes and the functions.
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Hate to revive this zombie, but links to URC; where you are supposed to be able to find the programming software for the MX-850 are no longer productive. Does anyone know how to teach the 850 with a new component remote nose to nose? How do I get the MX-850 into LEARN mode?
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Hate to revive this zombie, but links to URC; where you are supposed to be able to find the programming software for the MX-850 are no longer productive. Does anyone know how to teach the 850 with a new component remote nose to nose? How do I get the MX-850 into LEARN mode?
It requires the software and a PC to be able to teach the MX-850 any codes or enter any programming. The PC will need to have a serial port as the MX-850 does not use USB ports like the MX-900 and later. Unfortunately URC is not supporting the 850 any longer, so you will need to find the software elsewhere. I used to have it, but I can't find it. I think it was on a laptop I was using that went belly up. You may be able to get it on eBay, but you may need to buy another MX-850 to get it. You will also need the serial cable that has a mini plug for the 850.

You might try www.remotecentral.com to see if they have the software.
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Remote control is a deviece used for handling any device remotely
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Reprogram an old TV or DVD remote
Grab an old remote and on your Apple TV use the Remote app to head to Settings > General > Remotes > Learn Remote. Hit the Start button and press and hold buttons to assign each a function. You will first get walked through the basic buttons: Up, Down, Left, Right, Select, and Menu.

Next, Apple TV will ask you to give your new remote a name. This way, you can find it from your list of remotes and change how you have the buttons mapped or disconnect it.

After giving it a name, you will then be asked if you want to set up Playback buttons, which include Play, Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind, and 30-second skip backwards and forward buttons, which gives you greater functionality than the minimalistic Apple TV remote offers itself. Plus, a clunky old DVD remote is harder to lose.
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