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Pro Control 24.r Programming help
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Post 16 made on Friday December 12, 2014 at 16:30
acegregg
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On October 27, 2014 at 22:02, guti said...
Question for you guys, what happens when/if i upgrade or change some component (like the blue ray player) do i need to go back to the dealer for reprogramming?

Likely yes. ...maybe no. If the device that you replace uses the same code database and functions, then there is no need for reprogramming (ie: updating a Blu-ray player, a new TV if the old one was the same brand and uses the same input).

If the new component is made by different mfr, you will need to have the old device deleted in the programming and the new device added. You will also have to have any macros updated.

If you use different inputs in the new configuration, then the macros have to be adjusted accordingly.

I hope things work out great for you on your setup.
Gregg Sprosty
Owner, ACE
Post 17 made on Sunday December 14, 2014 at 09:37
goldenzrule
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On October 27, 2014 at 22:02, guti said...
i am about to install a home theater setup and the dealer wants to up-sell me on this remote. Question for you guys, what happens when/if i upgrade or change some component (like the blue ray player) do i need to go back to the dealer for reprogramming?

Curious if you went with the remote. A control system is not an up-sell if no control system is already in place. On a theater, think of it as a necessity. THIS is the only interface you have with the system. With a home theater, you will have a display, sources and a amp/receiver. For someone to watch TV, they will have to grab a source remote to power it on and control it, a display remote to turn it on and set input if needed, and a receiver remote to power it on, set the input, and control volume. Now back to the source remote to change channels or select say a Bluray Chapter. Adjust volume? Back to the receiver remote. Now you wish to change to another source? Ok, remember the input? Hope so, now select that input. Don't forget to grab the new source you chose remote to control that source.

OR...

Grab your control system remote and select the source you wish to watch on your screen. The control system will power everything on, select inputs, and then become the source remote control. Change volume? Just press volume up or down. Change source? Go to the main menu and select the new source. The remote will now power on what is needed for the new source, change inputs and now will control the new source. Volume? Same as before, just press volume up or down. Finished? Just press OFF.

Many people think the home theater experience is ONLY about the display, or the speakers, or even the seating. The control is at the VERY top of the list of importance when it comes to the entire experience. It GREATLY simplifies the use of the system as well as cleaning up the clutter of multiple remotes. Everyone should do themselves a favor and move past the price of a "remote" and realize it is a full on control system that will make your life easier when it comes to using your brand new system. It is like the steering wheel of your car. I liken it to the advent of GPS in cars. Before GPS you could certainly get around in unknown areas. You could stop and ask for directions, you could get yourself a nice hagstrom map, or multiple maps depending on how far you were traveling, and use the map guide to figure out which map to use and while driving, look at the map and try to follow where you are going. It was possible, but tedious and dangerous in comparison. With GPS, you set it and go. With a control system, you press it and go!!!
Post 18 made on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 01:40
BrettLee3232
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On October 27, 2014 at 22:02, guti said...
i am about to install a home theater setup and the dealer wants to up-sell me on this remote. Question for you guys, what happens when/if i upgrade or change some component (like the blue ray player) do i need to go back to the dealer for reprogramming?

Yes you have to pay for a service call. Just like when your sink backs up and you call a plumber. Just a service call...
Knowing that Gold went up a few K makes me think "well now I have to do a better job on selling more equipment".

-Me... Jan. 2014
Post 19 made on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 01:42
BrettLee3232
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On December 11, 2013 at 16:51, agdodge4x4 said...
No one needs a professional to program a freakin' remote. OK, maybe some do. The only difference between a pro and an end user for ProControl is the fact that an end user cannot get software. I opted to go with a URC remote. Their product is built beefier, their software is available, and I don't have to rely on some 'dude' that may or may not be installing AV equipment when it comes time for me to upgrade my equipment or that will try to double dip me for programming costs.

Im grateful to the posts here that pointed me to the URC remote and program. It IS a little bit complex, but in reality, its not. Its pretty simple and laid out pretty well. It took me 10 minutes to figure out how to make my remote an 'all in one remote', and I am currently building macros and test statements to make it do what I want. Its taken about 4 hours to get a reasonable handle on the software. I still have a few things that I don't quite understand, but this site has pointed me in the right direction and freed me from being tethered to anyone but myself for my media area. Its awesome!

LOL!!!
Knowing that Gold went up a few K makes me think "well now I have to do a better job on selling more equipment".

-Me... Jan. 2014
Post 20 made on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 13:32
amnaudiovideo
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reading this in 2019... lol
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