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Post 1 made on Monday October 9, 2017 at 01:20
m1964
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Hi

Last time I programmed my MX-780 was about 5 years ago after I bought it from Surfremote- it took a little struggle and help from Surfremote CS but I was able to program the remote to control my TV, Cable box, AVR and VCR/DVD.

I just ordered a Roku Ultra which is supposed to be compatible with IR remotes.

I struggled again initially with programming the Roku into the new program, but was eventually able to recall the process and programmed the macro to switch TV and AVR on and to proper inputs.

URC does have codes for RRoku but it says "roku 1", "Roku 2", etc. and does not specify which code is for what box.

I chose the "Roku 3" b/c it has the least amount of buttons/commands.

I wonder if I can program certain shortcuts into the page labels- like Netflix, etc. to show up on the page 1.

Also, does anyone know which set of commands in URC database I should use for the ultra model- "1", "2", or "3"?

Can anyone advise me how to do it?

thanks
Post 2 made on Monday October 9, 2017 at 13:29
jfs95
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Aux 565 and Aux 839 both work for me on a Roku 4 player. Code set Aux 839 has a IR command for Netflix, Pandora, and Crackle. Not sure if it has IR commands for any other Roku Channels, though.
Post 3 made on Monday October 9, 2017 at 14:03
tomciara
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The files database here has some nice additional buttons in hex format, including the channel store.

In your case I would have used the one with the MOST buttons, which is 839.
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OP | Post 4 made on Monday October 9, 2017 at 20:47
m1964
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Hi guys,

Thanks for quick replies- I changed the set up to Aux 839 but I do not see the labels on the Roku's screen.

When I am on the 2nd main page "Devices" and I press "TV" I have my labels like "picture size', "source", etc.

I went to Roku's page 1 - it was blank.

I "managed" to create 3 labels for the AVR on the first page ( sub woofer level ("SUB"), increase sub level ("go UP"), and to decrease the sub level ("go Down"), and attached appropriate commands to those lebels from AVR's menu- my AVR allows to increase/decrease level only after pressing the SUB button.

But none of my devices have labels for Netflix, etc.

I see the "neflix" command in the Aux 839 IR set, but what is the corresponding button on MX-780?

How do i copy those to soft buttons?

Thanks a lot
Post 5 made on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 09:30
jfs95
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Under the "Program" tab, select "Database". That should pop-up the program window on the "IR Data" page. Under the "Devices" drop down, select your Roku player. Then on the "IR Data From" drop down, select AUX, and then type 839 in the "Enter Setup Number" field to the right of that drop down. Then click "Save All" to pre-populate the Roku Device page with all of the IR functions that URC has under the AUX 839 codeset. From there, you can move the buttons around, if you don't like the default layout, under the "3. Edit Buttons" tab within the Program window.

Alternatively, if you don't want to pre-populate the Roku device page with all of the AUX 839 presets, you can add individual buttons as desired by selection "Edit Buttons", type select the roku player in the "Device" drop down winder, and then enter in the name that you want for the button. Then exit click "save" and exit out of the program window. Under the "Model Designer" window on the left side of the screen, click on Page 1 of the Roku player. On the right side of the screen, find the "IR Database Navigator" tab, and then type in AUX 839 in the "IR Data From" drop down. From there, it should populate all the available codes under AUX 839. You can simply drag and drop the command to the button label you created above. (Or click on the button, and then drag and down the command into the "Macro" tab on the bottom right of the screen.
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 01:23
m1964
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Hi jfs95,

Your method #2 worked- now there are 6 "soft" buttons. Not necessary all I want but that is not the biggest problem.

I tried to load the new file onto the remote and the remote would not connect to either laptop or desktop- both are running Win7 Pro 64-bits.

The windows installed the remote as an "unknown device" and it would not connect.

Then, I tried installing drivers from MX-880 and even after the drivers installed, I received the following message: "Device error- device cannot start (error 10)''.

I cannot remember if I did the initial programming of the MX-780 using the current desktop or if I used an old Dell desktop with Win XP.

In any case, I now need help in connecting the remote to the computer(s).

I e-mailed the Surfremote where I bought the MX-780. Hopefully, they can point me into the right direction.

Or someone here would be able to help...

Anyway, thanks a lot


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