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A Little Help with Programming an MX-980
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Post 1 made on Friday May 10, 2019 at 09:13
TheCodeMan
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I have a house full of MX-850s and I have been programming them for years. I'm looking to replace them with MX-980s, something a little more recent. The CCP software is quite a jump in complexity. I have a pretty good handle on the basics but I do have several questions.

When selecting layouts, the list seems rather sparse and I really don't understand the need for it when you can just add pages and then select your device via the IR Data tab. This will populate the buttons, albeit not in the order I like.

The other thing I've noticed is when populating a device using IR Data, it seems to place the buttons randomly on the pages. I can reorder them by going into the View tab and selecting Functions. I've noticed that once reordered, the button backgrounds are messed up. Some of the left buttons appear on the right and vice-versa. The only fix for this that I've found is to reload the device via the IR database and it seems to position the buttons correctly and keep my order the second time around.

This really seems convoluted and I just want to go to the pages view and move buttons around quickly to change the order. I guess you just have to work within the constraints of the program.

Also, is there a way to change the text of device buttons, say from all lowercase to all uppercase?

Forgive me if some of these questions are a little basic. I've spent about 8 hours with CCP so I'm far from where my comfort level should be.

Last edited by TheCodeMan on May 10, 2019 14:45.
Post 2 made on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 00:28
tomciara
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I believe shift-alt-select lets you swap buttons across pages and still keep them oriented. Go from simulate to view mode first.

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Post 3 made on Sunday May 12, 2019 at 20:56
JoeFlabitz
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Going from one discontinued to another? Why not the MX-990?
OP | Post 4 made on Monday May 13, 2019 at 10:47
TheCodeMan
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Primarily price is the motivating factor. 980s are much cheaper at this time.

Last edited by TheCodeMan on May 13, 2019 10:59.
OP | Post 5 made on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 08:20
TheCodeMan
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@tomciara

Works like a champ! Thanks.
OP | Post 6 made on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 08:27
TheCodeMan
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So I hit a snag on one of my devices. I have an older amp that turns on and off via a 12v trigger. I currently have it configured in iRule so I am using my iPhone to power it on and off. The path is basically iphone - Global Cache IP2IR - Buffalo IR hub - Xantech Relay - Amp.

So the iPhone sends the command via IP over wifi to the IP2IR device which converts the signal to IR. At this point it is passed through the IR hub to the Xantech relay which triggers the amp on and off.

I have tried using the MX-980 to learn the command once converted to IR by plugging in a flasher at both the IP2IR device as well as the Buffalo IR hub. The flasher emits as it is supposed to from both devices but the MX-980 refuses to learn the command.

Any other suggestions on how I might capture these codes?


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