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Help with an MX900 macro
This thread has 18 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 19.
Post 16 made on Monday June 18, 2012 at 08:38
Duct Tape
Loyal Member
November 2008
just a tip:

when using an RF base station, it is a good idea to add all the devices to the configuration and alias each command that you need to use in your macros.  then use punch through to assign all the hard buttons.  this way you can assign an ir port for that device and the rf routing will always be correct even if you need to add commands from multiple devices to the same macro. 

when you drag ir commands into macros using the database, they will only route to the port assigned for that page, so if you have two devices that share the same codeset, they will be responding to the same commands.

even if you are not using an rf basestation, this method will make it easier to change out devices in the future.
Post 17 made on Monday June 18, 2012 at 13:46
Tom Ciaramitaro
Loyal Member
May 2002
On June 18, 2012 at 08:38, Duct Tape said...
just a tip:

In a nutshell you are saying to use an alias and not drag an IR code from the database. I'm with you on that.

I would reiterate that best practice would be to put the most frequently used macro (usually watch TV) on the main ON button, then for the watch TV button in the LCD, alias MAIN ON.

May not be so critical on the 900 but if you use an MX450 now and then, you will have to do it that way. YMMV.
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Post 18 made on Monday June 18, 2012 at 16:33
Loyal Member
June 2005
Good points DT. I learned that long ago but have since forgotten due to not using these as much anymore.

I'm still perplexed how having his RF ID wide open caused his issue.
OP | Post 19 made on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 17:12
Long Time Member
January 2007
I'm still perplexed how having his RF ID wide open caused his issue.

Me too Tweet. When I get back over to my buddies place, I'm going to turn on Anynet CEC on the BDP and test the power on button of the 900. That seems to make the most sense to me. I'll let you know of my findings.
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