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MX-450 - Unauthorized reseller
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Post 1 made on Monday December 26, 2011 at 13:46
rjw57
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Hi folks,

I am attempting to get myself out of a bad situation. I need advice. I have purchased an MX-450 from (as you can see on the subject line) an unauthorized internet reseller (something I did NOT relaize until after the product shipped). I am not holding our for any hope of help from either the vendor or Amazon, so I am here seeking advice on what avenues I can travel down to attempt ot get my remote working at the very least as a "universal" device. I have tried the process of shooting codes at my electronics and have passed with flying colors on the "test" only to discover that when trying to use the discrete codes later that they did not function (ie. on/off on my verizon fios qip-7100-1 cable box). I suppose that I could teach the 450 all of my commands one-by-one, but this seems extraordinarily difficult. I notice that there is a "CCP" database of codes, but seeing that I am not an authorized end user, I have no access to this information. What possibility is there of me contacting the manufacturer in an attempt to gain access to this information? Yes, I relaize - caveat emptor, but I would hate to have to abandon the $200+ investment if there is any hope of understanding how to make this device tick. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Post 2 made on Monday December 26, 2011 at 17:21
kgossen
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The 450 doesn't work with CCP so the software wouldn't do you any good. Don't know about the Fios box but most cable/Sat boxes don't have working discrete power codes, only toggles.
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Post 3 made on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 17:04
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Try listing the exact manufacturer/model numbers off all your devices. Folks might be able to help you find the correct code set to use. Pretty helpful group of folks here.
Post 4 made on Thursday December 29, 2011 at 11:10
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You can also go to the main URC website [Link: universalremote.com]
and download the MX450 Archiver/IR Database update software to insure the remote is up to date with new codes.
OP | Post 5 made on Sunday January 29, 2012 at 22:17
rjw57
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On December 27, 2011 at 17:04, jcbremotes said...
Try listing the exact manufacturer/model numbers off all your devices. Folks might be able to help you find the correct code set to use. Pretty helpful group of folks here.

Thanks jcbremotes. I'll give that a go...

AVR: Integra DTR 40.2
Blu Ray Player: Panasonic DP-BDT210
Verizon Fios STB: Motorola HD QIP 7100 1

I seem to be having the most trouble with the STB device code, but all of the codes I've tried seem to be lacking many of the functions. In other words, passing the "test" does not necessarily produce the best device code. Any help in getting the proper codes would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Bob
OP | Post 6 made on Sunday January 29, 2012 at 22:21
rjw57
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On December 29, 2011 at 11:10, JoeFlabitz said...
You can also go to the main URC website [Link: universalremote.com]
and download the MX450 Archiver/IR Database update software to insure the remote is up to date with new codes.

JoeFlabitz,

Thanks for the advice. I have already done this but I see that someone in another post suggested the use of "Run as an Administrator" mode to update the database. I haven't done this yet.
Post 7 made on Monday January 30, 2012 at 01:38
Eastside A/V
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just learn in the codes individually.

I've learned to never trust the database codes. They are usually mostly right (70-80%), but there are almost always a number of codes that do not work (or do not work properly). To get the most out of the remote it helps to have another learning remote, or to set up dummy devices and link button macros to make this easier to use...or Pay to have it professionally programmed. Usually a 2-3 hour undertaking. We usually charge about 300 to program one.
Bryan Levy
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