MX-700 Remote Programming Process Overview
Well, we've given you some pointers on what you'll want to focus on when programming the MX-700, but you may want to also be aware of the general process involved in programming the unit, starting from scratch. Here is a breakdown of the steps you will most likely take (keep in mind that the editing process is somewhat flexible and you may choose to do things differently depending upon your needs):
- Download/install the MX Editor software and update to the latest version.
- Begin by opening the 'Create and Name Devices' window and proceed to assign your home theater devices to the main screen of the MX-700. As mentioned earlier, I'd recommend adding an additional device called DSP where you'll store your receiver's DSP modes. You can drag and drop any buttons in this window, the LCD Button Editor or the actual remote control itself.
- Click on each device and access the IR Database to assign a base set of codes for all device remotes.
- Learn any device remotes and remaining functionality that are not present in the IR Database.
- Assign 'Punch Through' functionality for master volume and mute to all devices.
- Go through each device and customize, add, and edit the custom LCD buttons using the 'LCD Button Editor' panel. Use the learning function in the 'Edit and Label Buttons' panel as needed.
- Assign your cable/satellite channel favorites to the FAV button/section.
- Assign any macros to the main buttons as needed. I generally set up macros to switch my inputs and jump to the corresponding control page for the device. If you do not have a receiver that has audio-follows-video-switching, this can be very helpful indeed.
- 'Download' you new remote controls settings to the MX-700.
- Test and make changes as needed.
The greatest thing about the MX-700 remote control is that you can go back and make changes. For new users, I predict you will probably download commands into your remote control at least 3-4 times before you get it the way you will like. As you continue to use the remote, you may decide to make changes from time to time - just be sure to save the remote control configuration so that you can recall your remote configuration. Should you lose this file, you can also upload your remote control into the MX Editor and go from there.