Controls up to 8 components: Buttons are pre-labeled for Audio,
CD, DVD, Auxiliary, Satellite, TV, VCR and Cable. You can change the LCD
to display one of 24 labels, including TV, VCR, Cable, Sat, Audio, CD, DVD,
Aux, TV2, VCR2, Tuner, Amp, Tape1, Tape2, WebTV, Surr, DAT, Proje, Aux2, LD,
Aud2, Light, DSS and AV.
10 macro buttons: 5 buttons can be used twice each, once for the
top row of devices and once for the bottom row of devices. Each macro
can hold up to 15 commands selected from any device. Note that each time you
press a device button that counts as a command and inserts a half second delay.
Macro keys include the POWER button in Audio or Satellite mode and M1 to M4.
LCD screen: Displays the currently selected component and assists
in programming the remote.
Automatic Audio Mode:
When you press a device button twice the SL-9000 switches to Automatic Audio Mode,
where the volume, mute plus 14 buttons along the button reflect whatever is
programmed on the Audio device. This allows you to adjust secondary volume levels
and more while still maintaining control of that component's primary functions.
"Punch Through" buttons from another device:
You can program the SL-9000 so that the volume, channel or transport controls can
be permanently "punched through" from one device to any number of other devices.
Device buttons can have a signal assigned to them.
When you press a device button twice (changing to Automatic Audio Mode) the SL-9000 can
send out any learned signal you wish, such as power or input selection.
55 buttons: 42 of them can be pre-programmed or taught any
function. 8 are used for device selection, an additional 4 are dedicated to macros
while 1 is used to turn on the backlight.
Codes for a wide variety of components are built in. For instance,
you simply tell it that the TV function is set to code 085 (Sony) and
all relevant buttons are set to Sony. A complete list of brands is included
below. A search mode is included to "hunt" for device codes.
Blue backlit keys and yellow backlit LCD stay on (silently) for
7 seconds when you press the LIGHT button. Each press of a button extends
the timer by 7 seconds.
Memory backup for remote configuration lasts for 10 years with
dead batteries installed and 1 year with no batteries. When the batteries are low the
display reads "L_BAT".
Relabel buttons with stickers: The SL-9000 ships with over
420 tiny stickers that you can use to relabel keys to match their actual