Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ENTONE URC-4 REMOTE CONTROL - HOW TO PROGRAM


How to program the Entone URC-4 _ Universal Remote Control
  The Entone Universal Remote Control v4.x (URC 4) is designed to work either on Radio Signals (RF) or Infrared (IR).   It can control Janus Media Hub using RF from another room where is not at direct sight distance from the Janus.  Janus is a multi-television media hub. It can support multiple outputs in multiple rooms viewing different channels or TV programs. Amulet is a single output video receiver. You can connect Amulet to a primary output only. You can use RF URC 4 to control Janus/Amulet using radio signals (RF). These radio signals travel over long distances and go through walls and other solid objects. You must connect the Remote Antenna Package (RAP) to the rear panel of the Janus/Amulet.  Janus/Amulet comes with one IR URC 4 to be used for output 1 (primary). (Additional RF URC 4 can be purchased separately.) Your RF URC 4 must be registered to one of the 2 outputs (primary or secondary) before it can be used. One RF URC 4 can only be registered to one output. However, you can register at most 3 RF URC 4 to an output. After registration, you need to use the corresponding RF URC 4 to control the outputs.
  Each output allows a maximum of 3 RF URC 4 to be registered and a registration list is maintained. If the user has registered 3 RF URC 4 and tries to register another RF URC 4, the first registered RF URC 4 will be removed from the registration list. This works as a first-in-first-out fashion.
  Each RF URC 4 can only be registered for one output. If user tries to register a RF URC 4 which is already registered to another output, that remote registration will be removed from the original registration list.
  The registration list is maintained in order. If the secondly registered RF URC 4 is removed from the list, the third entry will move forth to the second and the third will be blank for a new RF URC 4 to be registered.  You must install the Remote Antenna Package (RAP) comes with Entone Second Stream Kit before doing the registration.
RAP Installation (in remote room)
* Plug the RAP into the TV.
* Connect the TV coax cable to the RAP and the TV coax network wall outlet. { If your URC 4 isn’t working very well from far away , you may be experiencing interference from objects near your receiver. To improve your URC 4’s reception range, try to adjust the antenna orientation.
Connecting STB to the TV coax network
Janus without Tuner Connection: Connect the Janus “MATV” or “TV OUT” output to the TV coax network.
Connect the Janus “MATV” or “TV OUT” and “RF IN” or “CABLE/ANT IN” output to the TV coax network.
Connect the Amulet “REMOTECONTROL” and “COAX” or”TV OUT” output to the TV coax network.
RF URC Registration.
* Press and hold the “OK” button on the STB front panel for 5 seconds until the touch panel backlightis flashing. The STB is now in URC registration mode. [If registration is not completed in 30 seconds, the touch panel backlight will stop flashing.]
* Press “STB” button once on the URC.
* Press and hold the “STB” button on the URC for 5seconds until the “STB” button backlight is on.
* Press “STB” button once again. Both the “STB” and “AUX” button backlight will illuminate.
* Press “1” or “2” to register the URC to output 1(primary) or output 2 (secondary) (depending on the middleware). Upon successful registration, the STB POWER indicator will flash once and the touch panel backlight will stop flashing.
  The POWER key can be configured to control both the STB and TV while the URC 4 is in “STB” mode, please refer to the section “Toggle Power Key Punch-through Functionality” in Chapter 4 for details.  The Volume +/- and MUTE key can be configured to control both the STB and TV while the URC 4 is in “STB” mode.
Controlling STB using IR URC
On the URC 4, press and hold the “STB” button for approx. 5 seconds. The “STB” button backlight will illuminate. Now the URC 4 is in registration mode.
On the URC 4, press “STB” once again. Both the “STB” and “AUX” button backlight will illuminate.
  Press “0” to set RF URC 4 to IR mode only. The RF URC 4 will not send any RF signal.   The “STB” button backlight on the URC 4 will blink twice to indicate that the setting was successful. Pressing  a  key  other than “0”, “1”,  “2”, “3”  or  a  button  is  not  pressed  within  30  seconds, the  “STB” backlight  will  blink  rapidly  for  7  times  to  indicate  an  error  and  then  extinguish,  and  the  URC  4 registration process will be terminated.
Controlling Your Television and other A/V Devices
  The POWER key can be configured to control both the STB and TV while the URC 4 is in “STB” mode.
  The Volume +/- and MUTE key can be configured to control both the STB and TV while the URC 4 is in “STB” mode.
To Program a TV or AUX device.
* Locate the device code for your desired device in the device code table provided in the Appendix. If you could not find the device code for your device or it does not work after trying the listed device codes for your device brand, then you can go to the next section to try the auto search procedures.
* Turn on your device and with media inserted (if applicable).
* On the remote control, press a device mode key for 5 seconds (i.e., “TV” or “AUX”). The device mode key will light up. [NOTE: Use the “AUX” mode key to program control of VCR, DVD player, cable box, satellite set-top box and audio device.]
* Enter the four-digit device code for you device. If you perform this procedure correctly, the selected device mode key back-light will blink twice. [NOTE: If you enter an invalid device code, the selected device mode key will fast blink 7 times. Device program mode will be terminated.]
* Aim the remote control at your device and press the “POWER” once. The device should be turned off. If it does not respond, repeat the above steps.
NOTE: In the programming mode if no key is received with in 30s, the device mode key back-light will blink rapidly for 7 times to indicate an error and then extinguish, and the programming mode will end.
Toggle Power Key Punch-through Functionality
By default, if the remote control is in STB mode, the URC Power button switches STB off ONLY. To control the URC Power button functionality to switch off either both the TV and/or STB, do the following:
* Press and hold the “STB mode key for 5s. The “STB” device mode key backlight will light up.
* Press “POWER” key once.
* Either do the following:
# Press 1 to control both the STB and TV, OR
# Press 0 to control the STB ONLY
NOTE: In the programming mode if no key is received with in 30s, the device mode key back-light will blink rapidly for 7 times to indicate an error and then extinguish, and the programming mode will end.
Toggle Volume Key Punch-through Functionality
By default, Vol +/- and MUTE keys are sent to STB only when URC is in STB mode. Punch-through function for those keys is enabled at the same time when programming the device code for TV or AUX. That is:
* If user program device code for a TV device, the punch through function will be configured for TV at the same time.
* If user program device code for an AUX device, the punch through function will be configured for AUX at the same time.
To disable the Punch-through function for those keys, do the following:
* Press and Hold STB for 5 seconds, then STB led will switch on.
* Press STB key once again, then both STB and AUX led will switch on.
* Press 0
Auto Search Procedures
If your device does not respond to the remote control after trying all devices codes listed for you brand, or if your brand is not listed at all, try searching for your device code as follows:
* Turn on your TV or your A/V device.
* On the remote control, press a device mode key (i.e., “TV” or “AUX”) and hold for 5s. The device mode key will light up.
NOTE: Use the “AUX” mode key to program control of VCR, DVD player, cable box, satellite set-top box and audio device. 3.  Press the “POWER” key once.
* Aim the remote control at the device. Press either the “CH UP” key or “CH DOWN” key to do device auto-scan:
# Press the “CH UP” key to start searching upward at an approx. 5 seconds interval for each device code. The TV/AUX mode key will be on and blink every 5 seconds while in the device scan mode.
NOTE: In this search mode, the remote control will send  IR codes from the library starting from the lowest code set number to the end of code set for that device; OR
# Press the “CH DOWN” key to start searching downward at an approx. 5 seconds interval for each code set. The TV/AUX mode key will be on and blink every 5 seconds while in the device scan mode.
NOTE: In this search mode, the remote control will send IR codes from the highest code set number to the beginning of code set of that device.
* If the device turns off, a working code has been found. Press OK once to lock in the code. The selected mode key will blink twice
* If all code sets of that device is exhausted in the search and the OK is not pressed, the selected device key will fast blink 7 times and the search mode will be terminated.
NOTE: During the auto-scan, you can press “UP” arrow or “DOWN” arrow to advance to the next device code immediately without waiting for 5 seconds. You can also use “UP” arrow or “DOWN” arrow to change the direction of the search.
NOTE: In the programming mode if no key is received with in 30s, the device mode key back light will blink rapidly for 7 times to indicate an error and then extinguish, and the programming mode will end.