Marantz RC5200, RC9200 User Manual

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User Guide

To The

RC9200/RC5200

Touch Screen Remote Controls

Automating Your

Home Theater

With Marantz

Automating Your Home Theater With The Marantz RC9200/5200 RC9200/5200 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

Table of Contents

Introduction

2

1.

The Marantz RC9200/5200

2

2.

The Battery

3

Getting Started

6

1.

Activating the RC9200/5200

6

2.

Navigating Control Panels

7

3.

Operating a Device

12

4.

Check Battery Life - The INFO Panels

13

5

The Setup Panels

13

6.

The Mode Menus

15

Customizing Your RC9200/5200

17

7.

Managing Memory

17

1.

Introduction

18

2.

Cloning All Your Existing Remotes

18

3 Complex Operation? Macros or Help...

20

4.

Programming Help Lists

22

5.

Macro/Panel Jump Capabilities

23

6.

Programming Macros & Panel Jumps

24

7.

Macros From Your Home Buttons

26

Reference

28

1.

Programming Buttons

28

2.

Labeling Buttons, Frames and Menu Items

32

3.

Working with Device and Macro Groups

35

4.

Deleting and Restoring

40

5.

Recording Macros

43

6.

Using the Remote Control with Radio Frequency

47

7.

RCEdit

50

Troubleshooting

52

Frequently Asked Questions

55

 

Overview of Symbols

57

 

Specifications

59

 

The Revert Configuration

60

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Index

61

 

 

 

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Introduction

1.The Marantz RC9200/5200

 

The RC9200/5200 is designed to control most devices that understand

 

infrared remote control signals. Its easy-to-use touchscreen and its

 

intuitive interface make it a perfect remote control for every user. The

 

RC9200/5200 is completely customizable and programmable. You can

 

add devices and functions, relabel buttons, record macros and animate

 

your macros. Although the RC9200/5200 is pre-programmed for Marantz

 

components, a vast collection of built-in tab guided panels with pre-

 

arranged button art enables you to easily choose the perfect interface for

 

any non-Marantz component. The RC9200/5200 easily “learns”

The Infrared Eye

commands from the vast majority of manufacturers’ remote controls.

transmits to your

The INFO button

devices and learns

enables you to check

from your existing

battery life.

 

remotes.

The Volume, Channel

The Contrast Dial

and Mute buttons are

adjusts the

typically programmed to

appearance of the

always work the same

screen.

way regardless of what

 

panel is displayed.

The Backlight

 

button lights up the

The Touchscreen

 

screen (you can

 

adjust the length of

 

time it stays on,

Back and Ahead buttons

see page 13).

enable you to quickly

 

navigate the last six

The Serial Port

screens you’ve viewed.

enables you to

 

program the

 

RC9200/5200 on a

 

Windows PC.

 

The Home B utton

 

always takes you

 

back to the Main

\Menu, Enter, Exit and 4

Home Panel Control

way navigator buttons will

Screen (think of it

change their function

as the Start button).

depending on what device

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you are controlling.

 

 

2

Introduction

Tap the Scroll Arrows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

to scroll to other panels within the

 

 

 

 

active group.

 

Tap the Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

menu bar:

Tap the Macro menu Bar:

 

 

to operate devices.

to use your one touch

 

Tap again and a

Macro buttons. Tap again

menu of all your

and a menu of all of your

devices appears.

Macro groups appears.

Tap again to select:

Tap again to select:

 

Use the Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buttons:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to operate your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

components

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel number:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shows active

Tap the Scroll Arrows:

 

 

Tap the Mode Button:

 

 

 

 

control panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to scroll to other

 

 

to access the Mode

Macros Home Devices

panels within the

 

 

Menus. They are

 

 

 

 

active group.

 

 

different based on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

type of panel you last

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

displayed. Use the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mode Menus to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

customize your remote.

 

 

 

2.The Battery

When you use the Remote Control for the first time, you will have to:

install the battery pack;

place the Remote Control in the docking station and charge the Remote Control.

tap the INFO button on the Home Panel to check battery life.

Warning Use the docking station only with the Philips NiMH rechargeable battery pack.

We strongly advise you not to plug other appliances (like mobile phones, PDA’s, …) into the docking station. This will damage both the connector and the appliance.

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Introduction

Installing the Battery Pack

1Press the latch on the battery cover and remove the battery cover from the Remote Control.

2Place the battery pack in the battery compartment.

3Plug the cable of the battery pack in the connector as illustrated.

4 Place the battery cover back on.

Note Make sure the cable of the battery pack does not get stuck between the molded interior and the battery cover.

After a few seconds, the Remote Control starts up automatically and an Introduction screen appears. The Remote Control beeps twice to indicate that it has finished starting up.

Because the battery pack of the Remote Control is not fully precharged, you will have to charge it as described below.

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Introduction

Charging the Remote Control

For charging the Remote Control you use the docking station.

1Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet and connect it to the docking station.

2Place the Remote Control in the docking station. Make sure you hold the Remote

Control at an angle of 30° to 45° when you place the it in the docking station.

Charging starts immediately. The green charging LED on the front of the docking station indicates charging takes place. When the Remote Control is fully charged, the LED goes off.

Note Normal charging time is 2 to 3 hours, depending on the condition of the battery pack.

You can operate the Remote Control while it is being charged. The battery pack does not have to be entirely empty before recharging.

You can place the Remote Control in the docking station at any time.

When the battery pack is running low, the Low Battery icon flashes at the top of the screen. Recharge the Remote Control as soon as possible to ensure perfect performance.

Note

The RC9200/5200 retains all settings when the battery is

 

completely dead. You will only have to reset the clock.

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Getting Started

1.Activating the RC9200/5200

Turning on the Display

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

The display is activated and you see the Home panel.

Notes · If the display stays blank or becomes black, adjust the contrast dial on the left side.

·If another panel is displayed, tap the Home button .

·The RC9200/5200 shuts down automatically after being left alone for a few seconds (you can adjust the time out period in the Setup panels).

Using the Backlight

Press the backlight button on the left side.

The backlight shuts off after a few seconds to save power.

Note

In the settings (see page 13) you can choose to activate the

backlight automatically when you turn the RC9200/5200 on.

Modes

The RC9200/5200 has different “modes.” When you activate the RC9200/5200 for the first time, it starts up in Use mode allowing you to immediately operate your devices.In Use mode the menu bar at the bottom of the screen displays the symbol for the Mode Menu. Tap the symbol. A menu will pop up with USE as an option. If the menu bar shows another symbol, like , tap it to reveal the Mode menu and tap USE to return to normal operating mode.

Note

If you do not see the mode menu

symbol; it has been

 

deactivated via the Setup panel. Press and hold the center of

 

the bottom menu bar to overide the Mode menu deactivation.

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Getting Started

2.Navigating Control Panels

Three Divisions of Control Panel Types

Your RC9200/5200 is capable of displaying hundreds of different control screens. By grouping them into sensible divisions, it is easy to navigate to the control panel you want. The three main divisions are:

Home — The Home group displays convenient instant jump buttons to the main control panels of your system devices (your VCR, TV, CD player etc.). These buttons

also select the Input of your Home Theater Receiver or Preamp (Home buttons are linked to the Device pull down menu, which also selects inputs on your receiver).

Access Home by tapping the Home button at the bottom left of the remote.

Devices — The Device side displays the control panels of your components, one device group at a time. A button on a Device panel will act just like the buttons on the original remote control. You can always select the Device

side of the RC9200/5200 by tapping the menu bar to the right of the remote icon.

Tap to select the Device side

of your RC9200/5200 .

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Macros — The Macro side of your RC9200/5200 displays Macro buttons. Macro buttons play back a sequence of up to 255 different commands (and panel jumps, which can be programmed to do crude animations or

to give messages during the Macro). You can always select the Macro side of the RC9200/5200 by tapping the menu bar to the left.

Tap to select the Macro side of your

RC9200/5200.

Using Menus to Jump to a Panel Group

1Navigate to either the Macro (left) or the Device (right) side of the remote by tapping the left or right menu bar.

2Tap the Menu bar again. A menu will pop into view, enabling you

to choose which group of panels you want. If you have a large system with more than seven groups, scroll arrows enable you to select those that are out of sight.

Macro Groups

Device Groups

 

 

 

 

3After using the scroll arrows to view all of the choices, simply tap the label of the group you would like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

When you jump to a Device, the RC9200/5200 will change the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

input of your home theater receiver/preamp (using the pull down

 

User

 

 

Guide

 

 

menus is exactly the same thing as pressing a Home button).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Buttons Jump to Device Panel Groups and Change Your Receiver’s Inputs

Each of the Device Panel Groups has a matching Device button on the home panel. These Device buttons perform two actions when pressed:

1Jumps to the main panel of the Device Group.

2Changes your home theater receiver/preamp to the appropriate input. See page 30 to program for a non-Marantz receiver/preamp.

Jump to a Device Panel Group

Without Changing Inputs

1Pop up the Device menu, by tapping the Device Menu bar.

2Look at the labels for the Left and Right hard buttons. Now, they are labeled NO IR.

3Press and hold either of the two Left and Right hard buttons, then select the device you would like to jump to. No input commands will be sent to your receiver/preamp.

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Using the Scroll Arrows To Scroll to Panels

Tap the Scroll arrows to navigate to other panels within the active group (home, macros or devices).

Opposite the scroll arrow on the bottom of the screen, the Panel display shows you which panel you are viewing.

Using the Back & Ahead Hard Buttons

Tap the Back hard button to navigate to last six panels you’ve viewed. Use the Ahead hard button to navigate in the other direction.

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Using Tab Buttons to Jump to Panels

All of your device groups have been programmed with “onetouch” jump buttons to all of the panels for that device. Simply touch the tab label and the RC9200/5200 will jump to the appropriate panel.

1.To view the TV’s Effects panel, press the EFX tab.

2.The RC9200/5200 will jump to the TV Effects panel.

Your Macro Groups have also been programmed with “onetouch” jump buttons and tab style navigation to make it easy to sort your macros out.

 

1. To view the channel macros

 

for sports channels, press

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the sports tab.

 

 

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2.The RC9200/5200 will jump to the panel displaying Sports Channel macros.

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You operate devices using two kinds of buttons:
Touchscreen buttons
Hard buttons - nine buttons below the screen (Home is not programmable and doesn’t count) and five to the right of the screen (Vol, Channel and Mute).
Using Touchscreen Buttons
Sending commands
Infrared commands are invisible. However, when you send a command, an animated icon appears at the top of the panel to show that a command is being sent. While RC9200/5200
Transmits
The name of the device you are controlling is always displayed on the device menu tab.
Using the Hard Buttons
Hard buttons can be operated at any time, even without turning on the touchscreen. These buttons can be programmed to always do the same thing regardless of the panel displayed (teach commands on Home Panel) or they can change their function depending on which device is active (teach commands only to the specific device). For example:

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3.Operating a Device

 

Since Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute are typically

 

receiver/preamp commands in most home theaters, these direct

 

access buttons have been pre-programmed to always operate a

 

Marantz receiver/preamp. Should you own another brand, see the

 

programming instructions on page 31-32. Menu, 4 Way Arrows,

 

Channel Up and Channel Down are typically programmed to

 

change with the device selected. So when you are operating your

 

DVD player, you use them to navigate DVD menus and change

 

chapters, while when you are watching TV, the Menu buttons

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operate the TV menus and the Channel buttons change channels.

 

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4.Check Battery Life - The Info Panels

Access INFO panel display by navigating to the Home panel (tap the Home button), then tapping the INFO button at the top of the screen.

The Percentage of battery life.

The Percentage of free memory available for new programming.

There are two configurations built in to your RC9200/5200. If your info screen says:

MZE EV2.0 You are using the factory default file.

MZE REV You are using the memory saving, strippeddown file. See pages 17 and 57.

To exit INFO panel display, Tap the INFO button again.

5 The Setup Panels

Most of the RC9200/5200’s features can be set to your own wishes.

1Make sure you are on the HOME panel. Once you are on the HOME panel, tap the Mode button at the bottom of the screen.

2Choose SETUP.

The first setup panel appears. You can display the second and third setup panel by using the scroll buttons.

3Tap the button of the setting you want to adjust.

The button becomes black.

4Use the Left and Right buttons to adjust the setting.

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First setup panel

Setting

Function

Adjusting

 

 

 

LCD Sleep

Sets how long the touchscreen

Tap the LCD button and use

 

stays on.

the Left and Right buttons.

LCD Light

Sets how long the backlight of

Tap the LCD Light button and

 

the touchscreen stays on.

use the Left and Right buttons.

Button Light

Sets how long the backlight of

Tap the Button Light button and

 

the direct-access and Left/Right

use the Left and Right buttons.

 

buttons stays on.

 

Touch

Selects the beep volume (Off, 1,2,3)

Tap the LCD button.

 

for Touch Screen buttons

 

Button

Selects the beep volume (Off, 1,2,3)

Tap the LCD button.

 

for Hard buttons.

 

Note:

Use the down scroll arrow to move to the second

 

setup panel.

 

Second setup panel

 

Setting

Function

Adjusting

Mode Menu Active

Deactive - Turns off the Mode Menu Icon so the user cannot access

 

SETUP, LEARN, LABEL etc. Good when children are tech-savvy.

 

Active - Normal. Anyone can program or adjust the Remote by tapping on

 

the Mode Menu icon.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

To access the MODE menu after deactivating it, press and hold the spot

 

where the Mode Menu icon used to be for five or six seconds.

Macro Menu Active

DeActive - Turns off Macro Navigation.Tap the LCD button

 

ActiveTurns on Macro Navigation.

repeatedly.

Device Menu Active

DeActive - Turns off Device Navigation.Tap the LCD button

 

ActiveTurns on Device Navigation.

repeatedly.

Calibrate

Calibrates the touchscreen.

Tap the Calibrate button and

 

 

follow the on-screen

 

 

instructions.

Revert*

Reverts the RC9200/5200 to

Tap the Revert button and

 

the Revert 2.01 configuration

follow the on-screen

 

(see pages 15, 17 and 57).

instructions.

*The Revert button will only appear if one change has been made to the RC9200/520o

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6 The Mode Menu

To help you plan how your RC9200/5200 will operate your home theater system, you should practice using the three mode menus.

Working with Modes

All customization is done via the three Mode

Macros Home

Devices

 

 

menus. They differ in their capabilities:

 

 

Macro Side - No IR learning is possible, so

 

 

there is no LEARN ability.

 

 

Home Panels - Since there is only one Home

 

 

group, there is no ability to add or move groups.

 

 

Device Side - No Macros can be programmed,

 

 

so there is no EDIT button.

 

 

The mode menus are utilized like this:

1Select either the Home, Device or Macro divisions of panels by touching the appropriate tabs or the Home Icon.

2Touch the Mode icon at the bottom of the screen.

3Select the mode you wish to use to customize your RC9200/5200 by touching the appropriate button on the Mode Menu.

When you operate your devices, the RC9200/5200 is in Use mode. For actions other than operating (like programming buttons, recording macros, adding devices, and so on) you have to switch to the appropriate mode:

For operating devices.

For learning commands from other devices.

For recording macros and jumping to other panels.

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For labeling buttons and commands.

For adding new devices.

For deleting buttons, devices and macros.

For changing the order in a menu.

For selecting the correct ID for the RF Extender

To switch to another mode

1Tap the Mode button at the bottom of the touchscreen or the label of the mode you are using.

The Mode menu pops up.

2Tap the mode you want to use.

The label of the active mode appears on the RC9200/5200 icon. You can now work in the selected mode.

Note

USE mode is the normal operating mode for the

 

RC9200/5200. The RC9200/5200 will not “time out” and

 

automatically return to USE mode. You must redisplay the Mode

 

Menu and select USE.

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7.Managing Memory

As you customize your remote, the RC9200/5200 will manage memory automatically. It will keep deleted groups of panels restorable as long as possible. When you need additional memory, it will notify you that it needs to do “Memory Cleanup,” which will permanently erase everything you have deleted so far. See page 50.

You can choose to manually manage your memory by choosing a smaller template file to program with. There are two configurations built-in. The default Marantz file and the memory saving strippeddown Revert file. The default Marantz file offers these unique features:

75 pre-programmed templates for home theater components. All have the option of adding pre-programmed Marantz remote codes for your convenience. See creating new devices on page 36.

FAV TV - Macro groups for surfing channels with one touch via customizable labels. See recording macros on page 43.

ADJUST - a macro group with one touch jumps to all of the power user features of a Marantz system.

POWER - a group of control panels that will help your family power up a home theater system. See Deciding on Macros or Help Lists on page 20-21.

Should you feel that you do not need all of these features or you know your configuration requires lots of memory (i.e. you are planning hundreds of animated macros), we provide the Revert configuration. It provides 13 styles of component templates and one macro example. Permanently deleting the factory configuration and using the Revert configuration will add 400kb to your free memory space. See The Revert Configuration on page 60.

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Customizing Your RC9200/5200

 

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Customizing Your RC9200/5200

1.Introduction

It is best to proceed with customizing in several stages. The first stage is to teach all of your existing remote codes to the RC9200/5200. The second stage is to practice using your home theater system with the RC9200/5200. As you gain familiarity with your system, you’ll notice that many operations in a home theater require several steps. In the third stage of customization, you will record multiple step operations as either a “Macro” that you can play back with one button push or as a list of numbered steps recorded in a “Help List” device group.

In the next few pages you’ll find step by step guidelines on each of the three stages. When a more detailed explanation can be found in the Reference section, we’ve noted the page.

2.Cloning All Your Existing Remotes

 

1

Gather all of your remote controls in front of you.

 

2

Play with all of the example device groups. Compare the device

 

 

groups with your existing remote controls. Can you use any as

 

 

templates for non-Marantz components?

 

3

Use DEL mode to delete all of the device groups that you don’t

 

 

like (see page 40).

 

4

Use ADD mode to add the device groups for each Marantz

 

 

component (see page 35-40).

 

 

When you are prompted to add with or without RC codes,

 

 

choose WITH RC CODES.

 

5

Use ADD mode to add a device group for each non-Marantz

 

 

component (see page 38).

 

 

Choose WITHOUT RC CODES.

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Switch to LEARN Mode to evaluate the panel layouts of the new

 

 

 

 

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