Marantz RC3200 User Manual

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User Guide

To The

RC3200

Touch Screen Remote Control

Automating Your

Home Theater

With Marantz

Automating Your Home Theater With The Marantz RC3200

RC3200 Remote Control User Guide

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The information in this manual may be subject to change without prior notice.

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FCC NOTICE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rule. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and , if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is not guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

nReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

nIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.

nConnect the equipment into an outlet on a different circuit from the receiver.

nConsult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Note

If serial or parallel ports are configured, a filtered/shielded serial or paral-

 

lel cable is recommended to minimize EMI and ensure FCC class B

 

compliance.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.2

1.

Installing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.3

Using Your RC3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.4

1.

Buttons and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.4

2.

Details of the Touch Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.5

3.

Controlling the LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.6

 

Turning on the Display and the Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.6

 

Changing the LCD Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.7

 

The Battery Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8

4.

Operating Audio Video Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8

 

Using the Two Home Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8

 

Selecting a Device from a Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.8

 

Using the Soft Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.9

 

Using the Hard Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.9

Setting Up Your RC3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

1.

The Mode Button and the Mode Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

2.

Adjusting the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

 

First Setup Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

 

Second Setup Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

 

Third Setup Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

 

To Exit Setup Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

3

Learning From Other Remotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15

 

The Learn Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

 

Tricks for Remote Controls that are “Difficult” . . . . . . . . . . . .

17

4.

Macro Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18

 

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18

 

Secrets of Great Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19

 

Time the Power On Delays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

20

5.

Recording Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

21

Programming Via PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Minimum System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Maintaining RC3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Important Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Cleaning RC3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Index

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

User Guide

 

 

1

Introduction

The RC3200 is an intelligent remote control designed to control virtually all audio video devices that understand infrared (IR)remote control signals. Its easy-to-use LCD touchscreen and its intuitive interface make it a perfect remote control for every user.

The RC3200 is completely customizable and programmable. Although the RC3200 is pre-programmed for Marantz components, a collection of built-in pages with pre-arranged button art enables you to easily choose the perfect interface for any non-Marantz component. The RC3200 easily “learns” commands from your original remote control. See page 15 for more details.

To tame complicated home theaters, the RC3200 will record your favorite sequences of commands as Macros, so that dozens of commands are initiated with the touch of one button. See page 18 for more details.

With the RC3200 Setup Programming Software for PC you can layout your pages, create and label new buttons to completely personlize your RC3200. In the future, the software will enable you to update your RC3200. You can download the software from www.marantz.com. See page 24 for more details.

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Introduction

1.Installing the Batteries

Before you use the RC3200 (and whenever the batteries run out), you will have to install three fresh AA batteries (3 x 1.5V). You can utilize conventional disposable or rechargeable batteries.

1 Release the catch to the battery cover by pressing it down.

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2Remove the battery cover by pulling it away from the body of the remote control.

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3 Place the batteries in the compartment.

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4Replace the battery cover, bottom first, pressing the top into place so that the catch snaps into place securely.

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Using Your RC3200

1.Buttons and Features

Learning Sensor learns any non-Marantz commands.

Sending LED sends the

 

invisible Infrared commands

The Touchscreen

to your components

 

 

The two center hard buttons

 

are labeled “Back” and

 

“FWD”. These buttons enable

The Serial Port

you to quickly navigate the

last six screens you’ve dis-

enables you to

played.

program vua a

 

Windows PC.

 

The Backlight

 

button lights up

 

the screen.

Home Button

 

Page Up and

takes you to the

Home menu of

Page Down but-

devices

tons scroll

 

between control

 

pages of each

 

device.

 

Press and Hold the Mode

 

button to switch to progam-

 

ming modes

 

Hard buttons for Volume, Mute, Channel, Menu, Enter, Exit and 4 way navigator buttons will change their function depending on what device you are controlling.

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Using Your RC3200

2.Details of the Touch Screen Display

When in normal

The name of the device you

operating mode,

can control is always dis-

the top row dis-

played in the center. In this

plays day, date

case TV(US) indicates that a

and time.

Marantz TV made for the

The panel display

American market can be con-

trolled.

 

indicates which of

 

 

 

 

the control page

The battery indicator changes

you are viewing (in

 

 

to

 

whtn the batteries

this case, the 1/4

need to be replaced.

means you are

 

 

 

looking at the first

The Soft buttons you use to

of four page you’ll

control your components.

use to control the

 

 

 

TV).

 

 

 

The bottom row displays the labels for the four hard buttons below the screen.

Touch the Home button to operate another component. The RC3200 will immeadiatly display one of two Home pages listing all of the components in your

system. Switch between the two pages using the page up and page down buttons on the side of the RC3200. When you see the name of the component you want to operate, press its button. The RC3200 will display the first page of several devoted to controling the

device you selected.

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Using Your RC3200

3.Controlling the LCD Display

Turning on the Display and the Backlight

RC3200’s display can be activated in two different ways:

1Tap the touch screen gently with your finger or a blunt, soft object like a pencil eraser.

OR

2Press the Backlight button on the left side of the RC3200.

If the LCD touch screen stays blank or becomes black when turning on the display, read the next section ‘Changing the LCD Contrast’ to adjust the contrast of the LCD touch screen.

Note

RC3200 has a timeout feature: the LCD touch screen and the

 

backlight automatically turn off to save power. See ‘Adjusting the

 

Settings’ on p. 11 to adjust the timeout for the LCD and the

 

backlight.

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Using Your RC3200

Changing the LCD Contrast

To adjust the LCD contrast on the touch screen:

1Press and hold the Backlight button.

2While still holding the Backlight button, press the Page Up button once to increase the LCD contrast one level. The LCD contrast is adjusted one level up. Or, press the Page Down button once to decrease the LCD contrast one level. The LCD contrast is adjusted one level down.

3Release the Backlight button when the contrast is satisfactory. The LCD contrast can be adjusted 16 levels.

Note

To adjust the contrast multiple levels, you have press the Page

 

Up or Page Down button multiple times. When you press and

 

hold the Page Up or Page Down button, the LCD contrast will

 

only change one level.

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Using Your RC3200

The Battery Status

The battery icon indicates the status of your batteries.

When the battery status is low, the Low Battery icon appears at the top of the touch screen.

You can still operate your devices, but you cannot adjust the settings, learn commands or record macros anymore. When you try to perform these actions, a message screen appears.

Replace the batteries to make the RC3200 fully functional again.

See ‘The Batteries’ on p. 3 to replace the batteries.

4.Operating Audio Video Devices

To operate your home theater components via your RC3200 you have to switch to the Home Page. This screen displays the available devices like TV, VCR, DVD, PreAmp and so on.

Using the Two Home Pages

Press the far right Hard button directly beneath the screen (it’s labeled “Home” directly above the button).

The first of two home pages appears, showing some of the available devices in the RC3200.

Use the Page Up and the Page Down hard buttons on the left side of the body of the remote control to switch between the two home panels.

Selecting a Device from a Home Page

Tap the soft button of the device you want to operate.

The first page of the selected device appears. Use the Page Up and Page Down Button to go to another page of the device

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Using Your RC3200

You operate devices using the buttons on your RC3200:

Soft buttons (touch screen buttons);

Hard buttons.

Using the Soft Buttons

By tapping the soft buttons on the LCD touch screen you send IR commands to the device you have selected. The name of the active device is indicated at the top of the touch screen.

Note

You can operate the soft buttons in the same way you operate

 

hard buttons on a conventional remote control. When you keep

 

the soft button pressed instead of tapping it, RC3200 keeps

 

sending the IR command.

Using the Hard Buttons

Hard Buttons can be operated at any time, even without turning on the LCD touch screen.

Mode button:

Back and Fwd buttons:

Home button:

Press and hold 3 sec-

Tap to navigate back and

Tap to activate the

onds to activate the

forth between the last few

Home screen.

Mode screen (enables

panels you’ve viewed (like an

 

you to program the

internet browser).

Menu buttons:

RC3200).

 

 

 

 

To perform actions in

 

 

 

 

 

 

the menu of a device,

 

 

 

like the on screen dis-

Volume Up and

 

 

play of a TV or a VCR

 

 

 

 

display. Use the cursor

Volume Down

 

 

 

 

to move up, down, left

 

 

 

 

 

 

or right in the menu and

 

 

 

press OK to select.

Mute

 

 

Channel Up and

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel Down

 

 

 

Status button:

Function button:

 

 

Reserved for status of

 

 

special Marantz prod-

Can be programmed at

 

 

 

 

ucts.

will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Function button:

 

 

 

Can be programmed

 

 

 

at will.

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+ 25 hidden pages