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mx1000 and x-10
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Post 1 made on Sunday November 5, 2000 at 02:36
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Please help!

I want to buy the MX-1000 but I found out that it does not control x-10 stuff since x-10 is RF. However, I read an earlier message stating that I can purchase a "IR543" to convert IR to RF which will control my x-10 components.

Has anyone tried this with the mx-1000? (if so, please decribe), if not has anyone tried it with a SL9000/8000. If so, how did you input the codes into the remote??

Any advice appreciated
OP | Post 2 made on Sunday November 5, 2000 at 16:57
Cam Ens
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All you need to do is buy an Infrared X10 Command Console. This unit will accept IR signals and transmit equivalent X10 commands. You can get it from SmartHome for $29.99 (part #4040). I believe that the MX-1000 has a preprogrammed code for X10 signals.
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday November 5, 2000 at 21:30
Daniel Tonks
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X-10 is not RF, X-10 is sent through your house wiring. How to CONTROL X-10, however, can be accomplished through three means: RF to an X-10 transmitter, IR to an X-10 transmitter, or your finger (on a button) to an X-10 transmitter. For use with the MX-1000, Pronto, Take Control, etc. you'll need to buy an IR to X-10 transciever, the IR-543.
OP | Post 4 made on Monday November 6, 2000 at 09:50
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Unless the MXOP software has a way to add IR codes via direct entry of HEX codes (copied from the Pronto files, using the freeware ProntoEdit from this site), you will need a remote that has the X-10 IR commands built-in, to teach the MX-1000. Smarthome has a remote that will send X-10 both in IR and RF, but I am not sure it can send unit codes 11-16. [Link:]

You can also try the more expensive OFA remotes.
OP | Post 5 made on Monday November 6, 2000 at 14:35
Ron Barr
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I'm using an IR-543 right now. It's one of the pre-programmed options in the AUX category, and it works fine manually - that is, I can issue a "2" followed by a "channel down." to turn off a command.

The one issue I have is that macro commands are started and stopped by "channel Up" commands, so I need to figure out how to include channel up in a macro.

Other than that, it works fine out of the box.

OP | Post 6 made on Monday November 6, 2000 at 17:00
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I thought channel down was to cancel a macro being programmed.

In any case, I have found that the second screen in the AUX function has a few of the X-10 commands preprogrammed. For example, K2 corresponds to 'On', K8 is 'Off', K4 is 'Dim', K6 is 'Bright'. (I'm doing this from memory so I might be off on the exact button names.) Give it a try.
OP | Post 7 made on Tuesday November 7, 2000 at 12:19
Ron Barr
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Great! Thanks! I'll try it instead of channel up or down.

How did you figure out which is which?

OP | Post 8 made on Tuesday November 7, 2000 at 16:53
Daniel Tonks
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Probably the old "try and see"!

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