Marantz RC5200, RC9200 User Manual

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User Guide

To The


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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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.


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

Table of Contents




The Marantz RC9200/5200



The Battery


Getting Started



Activating the RC9200/5200



Navigating Control Panels



Operating a Device



Check Battery Life - The INFO Panels



The Setup Panels



The Mode Menus


Customizing Your RC9200/5200



Managing Memory






Cloning All Your Existing Remotes


3 Complex Operation? Macros or Help...



Programming Help Lists



Macro/Panel Jump Capabilities



Programming Macros & Panel Jumps



Macros From Your Home Buttons





Programming Buttons



Labeling Buttons, Frames and Menu Items



Working with Device and Macro Groups



Deleting and Restoring



Recording Macros



Using the Remote Control with Radio Frequency







Frequently Asked Questions



Overview of Symbols






The Revert Configuration


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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.



The Volume, Channel

The Contrast Dial

and Mute buttons are

adjusts the

typically programmed to

appearance of the

always work the same


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.





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





















to operate your


















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.




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.




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.


The RC9200/5200 retains all settings when the battery is


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



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.


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

backlight automatically when you turn the RC9200/5200 on.


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.


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


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.








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








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








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





















Getting Started

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.



Getting Started

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.



Getting Started

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.




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

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
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.


Getting Started

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







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.



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

Tap the LCD button.


for Touch Screen buttons



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

Tap the LCD button.


for Hard buttons.



Use the down scroll arrow to move to the second


setup panel.


Second setup panel





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.



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.


Device Menu Active

DeActive - Turns off Device Navigation.Tap the LCD button


ActiveTurns on Device Navigation.



Calibrates the touchscreen.

Tap the Calibrate button and



follow the on-screen





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).


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

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Getting Started

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




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.


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



Customizing Your RC9200/5200


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



Gather all of your remote controls in front of you.



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?



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



like (see page 40).



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,






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



component (see page 38).




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






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device group (in Use Mode, you cannot see buttons that have no RC codes).

7Switch back to DEL mode and delete the group if it is not a good match to your component. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until all of your remote controls have a matching device group.

8Switch to LABEL mode to relabel each device group (see page 32-34).

9Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your devices, so that your home panel is arranged the way you want (see page 39-40).

10 Switch to LABEL mode to personalize the greeting on your home panel (see page 32-34).

11Still in LABEL mode, navigate to the DEVICE side of the RC9200/5200. Relabel any buttons as needed to match your existing remote controls. Check all of your devices.

12Switch to LEARN mode and teach the RC9200/5200 all of your non-Marantz components’ RC Codes (see page 28-32).

13Switching back and forth between USE and LEARN modes, test all codes and reteach as necessary.


Should you need to delete a command, use the DEL mode. Be


very careful to NEVER delete the navigational tabs; they can


only be restored with a personal computer (see page 52).

14 Switch back to LEARN mode. Teach each Device group the appropriate Preamp/Receiver Input (source switching) RC command (see page 30).

15 Congratulations, you have completed the first stage of customization! Take a well deserved break.



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3 Complex Operation? Macros or Help...

If your entire system is new to you, practice using the RC9200/5200 manually for a few days before programming any macros. You’ll find that your home theater requires many operations that require multiple steps to do. You have to decide whether to use a:

Macro - The entire operation happens in an automated sequence when you touch one button.

Help List - The operation happens manually but is prompted by large sequentially numbered buttons with friendly labels on one sequence of panels linked together.

Some multiple step operations require you to make decisions before you proceed. An example is turning on a non-Marantz home theater system. Many components turn on and off with a single “Power” button. Before you press a “Power” button, the manufacturer expects you to look at the component to see whether it is on or off. If you want it on and it’s off, you press the “Power” button. If you forget to look, and it is already on, you will turn it off when you press the “Power” button. The RC9200/5200 cannot “look” at your components to see if they are on or off. So, if you recorded a macro intended to power up a non-Marantz home theater, it wouldn’t be very reliable. Here’s an example:

Your spouse goes out to the local video store and rents a videotape. When he/she gets home, they pop the tape in the VCR (most VCR’s automatically turn on when a tape is inserted). Your spouse touches the macro button you programmed to power up the system. The recorded sequence of “power” buttons is played back. Unfortunately, since the VCR was already on, it is now off and everything else is on. Your spouse sees no picture, assumes the macro didn’t work, so touches the button again. This time, the macro turns the VCR on and everything else off. Frustrating!


Marantz builds components that are “macro-friendly”. Instead of a


single “power” button, the remote controls have a discrete “On” and a


discrete “Off” button. With a Marantz system, you can record a Macro

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that is very reliable from a series of “On” commands. Take a look at




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the example ALL ON and ALL OFF macros preprogrammed in the default configuration.

The problems don’t stop with powering up a system. Often, you will want to construct a macro to watch or listen to a specific source. This may require that both the Television and the Surround Receiver be set to new inputs. Some components have “discrete” commands to select sources (meaning the command will only have one effect on the components, like the CD input on most receivers). Other components have “toggle” commands (these are commands that require you to look at the component, evaluate its state and sometimes issue the command over and over again). An example of a “toggle” command is the Input or TV/VCR button found on many television remote controls. You have to look at the TV, decide that it is on the wrong input, then toggle or scroll through the inputs to select the one you want.

Evaluate each of the multiple step operations you would like to record as macros. If all of the commands in the process are “discrete,” the macro will work reliably. If even one command is a “toggle” command, you should program a help list for the operation instead of a macro.


Sometimes there is a reliable way to use toggle type commands in macros.


Unfortunately, it will not be written down in your component’s instruction


manual. You will have to find it through experimentation and imagination.


What you are looking for is an “anchor” command that will put your component


in a known state. Once it is in a known state, you can use toggle commands


in your macro.

An example for Powering Up DVD Players:

Most DVD players will turn on when off when they receive a Play command.

Thus a discrete On command is two steps,

1)DVD Play

2)DVD Stop

A discrete off command is constructed by:

1)DVD Play

2)DVD Power

An example for Selecting Source on a TV:

Many televisions will return to a particular input with either a channel up or down command or by selecting a particular channel.

Thus, to construct a macro that selects the EXT1 input:



Channel Up (selects the Antenna A input)



Input (toggles to the Antenna B input)

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Input (toggles to the EXT 1 input)






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4.Programming Help Lists

1Write a list of all of the actions in the operation you want to record.

2Gather all of the remote controls you will need for the operation.

3Navigate to the Device side of the RC9200/5200.

4Select ADD from the Mode menu. Choose “Create New Device” when prompted (see page 35-40).

In the “Other” division there is a device group labeled “Help.” Add the Help device.

5Switch to LABEL mode. Relabel the new device currently labeled Help (for details on relabeling devices, see page 32-34). Use no more than 8 characters (more won’t fit). Try to use a descriptive title like POWER, RECORD, etc.

6Stay in LABEL mode. Relabel any of the introductory text on panel 1. Type in any guidelines your family may need to know for this operation.

6Stay in LABEL mode. Relabel as many of the buttons on the five panels as you need.


Do not relabel the buttons labeled “Press for Next Help Screen”

unless the button is the last step in the operation.

7Switch to LEARN mode. Teach each button the appropriate command.

8Switch to MOVE mode. Move the new device to the appropriate position in the device list (remember, this determines the button position on the Home panel).

9Return to USE mode and test out your new list. Congratulations!


10 You can make as many Help lists as you like. Simply repeat


steps 1 through 9 for each operation you would like to program

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a help list.




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5.Macro/Panel Jump Capabilities

Macros can range from a one step jump to any device or home panel to sequences with up to 255 steps. In order to plan your macros, you should understand the capabilities as follows.

Device Panel Buttons Can’t Perform Jumps/Macros

You can program a macro to be played back when any button on the Macro side of the RC9200/5200 is pressed (see page 43).

You can program a macro to be played back when a device group is selected by either pressing a button on a home panel or by selecting the device via the Device Menu (see page 26).

You cannot program a macro to be played back when any button is pressed on a device Panel. All of the tab-style panel jumps programmed into Device panels were programmed using

a windows PC and Marantz RCEdit (see page 47).

Macros Perform Jumps to Any Device Panel

The Marantz RC9200/5200 has the unique capability of jumping to any device panel during a macro.

You can make any or all of the 255 steps a jump to any Device panel. This provides you with the opportunity to give some feedback to the end user while a macro is being played back. For example: you can reveal the CD device panel to show the user that RC commands are being sent to the CD player, then jump to an AMP panel to show the user that RC commands are being sent to the amp.

You can ADD/Create a Status device group (located in new devices in the division named OTHER) and custom label each panel to give the end user more specific feedback as to what the macro is doing. You can then program jumps to each Status panel to occur during the macro.


You cannot jump to any Macro or Home panel. You are only


allowed to jump to Device panels when programming with the

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RC9200/5200 stand alone.




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Macros Send Commands To Your System

You can make any or all of the 255 steps send an remote control command to your system. The step is actually just a recording of the location of any button on any device panel. To record an RC command, you simply navigate to the panel and button you want, then touch it. Thus, all RC commands in a Macro must first be taught to a button location first.

You cannot learn a new IR command. The Macro side of the RC9200/5200 does not have the LEARN mode available.

You cannot record a button on a Home or Macro panel as a step in a macro. However, you can record a “device action,” which is what a home button really does (see page 26).

Macros Can Delay Between Steps

You can program a delay as any or all of the 255 steps of a macro.

You can adjust that delay in 1/10th of a second intervals between .1 and 99.9 seconds.

6.Programming Macros & Panel Jumps

You will do all of your Macro/Jump programming within a window that will appear after you press the EDIT button on the Macro Mode menu. Before proceeding with programming, make sure that you understand how to move around in the Edit window and how to read the RC9200/5200’s shorthand notation for each macro step (see page 43).

1 Write a list of all of the actions in the operation you want to record.

2 Play with all of the example Macro groups. Are any of these examples adaptable to your purposes? If you have only a few

macros to program, you may be better off deleting all of them

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and creating a new Macro group.

3Use DEL mode to delete all of the macro groups that you don’t like (see page 40-42).

4Use ADD mode to add a new macro group empty of any programming (see page 35-40).

5Switch to LABEL mode to relabel your Macro group (see page 32-34).

6Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your Macro groups, so that the most commonly used Macro groups are near the top (see page 39-40).

7Switch to LABEL mode and navigate to the your new Macro group. Relabel the macro buttons (currently labeled New Macro) with an appropriate name. The buttons are large so try to imagine a descriptive name even if it requires a few words.

8Switch to Edit mode.

9Press your newly named Macro button to enter the EDIT window.The EDIT window will appear. If you had any previously programmed commands in this button, they will appear for you to edit.

10 Working from your written list, navigate to the desired device and panel to program all of the steps in the Macro (see step 5 on page 44).

Commands - When you touch a button, you will record an RC command step (see page 43).

Jumps - When you select a device from the Device Menu while holding down the Left hard button (now called device), you will record a panel jump to the last accessed panel of that device (see page 43).


Delays - When you select Delay, use the plus and minus arrows

User Guide

to set the amount of delay (see page 44).




Customizing Your RC9200/5200


Use the Scroll arrows to navigate; the tab style navigational


jumps will not work. If you accidentally record a tab button as a


macro step, it will do nothing because you cannot alias to a


button that jumps. Since it will confuse you to see it in the Macro


Edit window, it is best to delete it.

11Once all steps have been programmed, test your macro by pressing the right hard button (now labeled Play).

12Typically you will need to adjust the timing of the macro. Simply putting in lots of delays will make the macro work, but may make the macro unnecessarily long.

Try moving commands, so that a TV command alternates with another component command before another TV command is issued. To move a command, simply select it and use the up and down arrows to reposition it within the macro window.

When a delay is added to the macro, the default timing is .5 seconds. If the macro works with a .5 second delay, try a smaller delay to shorten the macro.

When programming Channel macros, use .1 second delays between different digits and .5 second delays between identical digits.

13Once you are happy with the macro, press the left hard button (now labeled Close). You will be prompted to Save Macro or Cancel.

14Continue to program macros until you have recorded all that you plan. Congratulations! You are now a Home Theater Automator!



Customizing Your RC9200/5200

7.Macros From Your Home Buttons

It is possible to program a macro to occur when you select a device (the macro will occur both when you press a home button AND when you select the device from the pull down Device menu).

To program:

1Navigate to the Device side of the RC9200/5200.

2Tap the mode button and press the LEARN mode button.

3Tap the Device Tab and reveal the Device Menu.

4While bracing the RC9200/5200 with your right hand, press and hold the Backlight button with a left hand finger.

5Press and hold the Left hard button with your left hand thumb.

6While still bracing, pressing and holding everything, use a right hand finger to select the device from the Device Menu.

7The EDIT window appears with the name of your Device at the top of the window.

8Program your macro following steps 10 through 15 on the previous page.


In use, you can select a device without issuing the macro by


revealing the Device Menu, then pressing and holding the left


hard key labeled NO IR, then selecting the device. Otherwise,


every time you select the device from home or select it from the


device menu, the macro will be sent.





Programming Buttons



You program the RC commands (RC



for Remote Control) by transmitting



infrared signals from your existing



remote controls to the RC9200/5200’s



learning eye. To do this, place the



RC9200/5200 and the device’s



remote control on a flat surface, 1 to



100cm (1/2 to 36 inches) apart.



With each new remote control,



you have to find the correct

1 to 100 cm apart


learning distance.


(1/2 to 36 inches)




It is best to be systematic and



teach all of the buttons from one



remote control before proceeding



to the next. Start with the controls



close together; if you receive a



FAIL, move them farther apart in



one inch increments. Although



rare, some component remotes



require a very large distance



between the sending LED and the



RC9200/5200’s learning eye.


Test the first command from any new remote control to find the correct learning distance. Once you have found the correct learning distance, do not change it for any other button on that particular remote control.

Most commands learn correctly when you press and hold them until the OK indicator appears. However, sometimes the RC9200/5200 will say OK, yet the command will not operate the component properly. If this occurs, try re-teaching the command with a brief tap. After a short delay the OK indicator will appear. Test the code. If this improves operation, continue to use the Tap technique for all other buttons on the remote. The only buttons that you MUST use the press and hold technique for are buttons that you will press and hold when you are operating the component (i.e. volume, scan, etc.).




The following buttons can be programmed: control panel buttons, Device menu items and Direct Access buttons.

You cannot program Home menu buttons directly. You have to program them via the Device menu (see page 30).

The RC9200/5200 also offers empty control panel buttons which you can program and label as existing buttons. They are only visible in Learn and Label mode and appear without label or with label (intended for a specific function). You will also see previously deleted buttons: you can restore them by reprogramming them or you can reuse them for other commands.

Programming Touch Screen Buttons

1Navigate to the Device panel buttons you want to program.

2Switch to Learn mode via the Mode button. Additional empty buttons appear, which can be programmed and labeled.

3Point the device’s original remote control to the RC9200/5200’s learning eye as shown on page 28.

4Tap the RC9200/5200 button you want to program. The button starts flashing.

5Press and hold the corresponding button on your device’s original remote control.

If the RC9200/5200 has learned the command successfully, OK flashes on the RC9200/5200 icon. You can let go of the button you’re holding. If the RC9200/5200 has not learned the command successfully, you hear a short buzz and FAIL appears on the RC9200/5200 icon.

6Program all other buttons you want and relabel them if necessary (see page 32-34).

7Return to Use mode via the Mode button.




Programming The HOME Buttons to Switch Sources


When you teach a command as a Device Action, this command


is automatically assigned to the corresponding button in the


Home menu AND to the act of selecting the Device from the pull


down Device Menu. Typically, you teach the preamp/receiver


source selection or “input” command to the device action.


Remember, the only way to NOT issue this command is to


reveal the device menu, press and hold the LEFT hard key (now


labeled NO IR) and select the device.

1Make sure the device tab is active.

The device tab is active when the name of a device is displayed.

2Switch to Learn mode via the Mode button .

3Point the device’s original remote control to the RC9200/5200’s learning eye as described above.

4Tap the device tab to open the Device menu.

5Touch and hold either the RC9200/5200’s Left or Right button (now labeled Device) and tap the device you want to program. Even when you want to program the currently active device, you have to tap it in the Device menu.

The label “device” starts flashing on the RC9200/5200 icon.

6Press and hold the button the RC9200/5200 has to learn on your device’s original remote control.

If the RC9200/5200 has learned the command successfully, OK flashes on the display. You can let go of the button you’re holding.

If the RC9200/5200 has not learned the command successfully, you hear a short buzz and FAIL appears on the RC9200/5200 icon.

7Program all other items you want and return to Use mode via the Mode button.




Programming Hard Buttons Globally

And/Or Locally Per Device

The Hard buttons are defined as the five hard buttons on the right side of the screen (Mute, Channel Up/Down, Volume Up/Down) and the nine buttons below the screen (don’t count Home, since you cannot program it).


It is possible to teach commands to the LEFT and RIGHT


hard buttons. However, only via a PC can you reprogram


the buttons to scroll up and down so do not reprogram these


keys without considering carefully.

Hard buttons can be programmed with a global function for all devices and/or for a deviced specific (local) command for a particular device.

When a command is taught to a hard button from a device page, it will only be issued when that device group is active, even if a command has been taught globally. Local learning overrides global learning.

When a command is taught to a hard button from a home panel, it will be issued as long as the active device does not have a local command.

For example, one could program the CH+ & CHbuttons as the Chapter +/- command when the DVD is active. Now, if you program the TV channel +/- globally (and any device other than the DVD is selected) the TV channel +/- commands will be issued.




Programming a Hard Button Globally

1Tap the Home button to navigate to the Home Panel.

2Complete steps 2 to 7 in “Programming device panel buttons” on page 29. Instead of tapping a button on the touchscreen, press the Hard button you want to program.

The label of the button you have pressed (e.g. chan+ or vol-) starts flashing on the RC9200/5200 icon.

Programming a Hard Button Locally

1Switch to the device for which you want to program the button.

2Complete steps 2 to 7 in “Programming device panel buttons” on page 29. Instead of tapping a button on the touchscreen, press the button you want to program.

The label of the button you have pressed (e.g. chan+ or vol-) starts flashing on the RC9200/5200 icon.

2.Labeling Buttons, Frames and Menu Items

The following elements can be labeled: buttons on a device panel, text frames on a device panel (they don’t do anything except display text), Device groups (the name for the Device group that appears on the Device Tab and on the Home button), buttons on a macro panel, macro groups (the name for the Macro group that appears on the Macro Tab) and Left/Right hard buttons (these are prelabeled at the factory to be Scroll Up and Scroll Dn.

You cannot label Home menu buttons directly. You have to label them via the Device menu (see page 34).

You can label part of the Home panel greeting: the words “Welcome”, “To”, “Marantz” and “Home Theater” can be relabeled to personalize your RC9200/5200.




Labeling a Button or a Text Frame

1Navigate to the panel containing the button/frame you want to label.

2Switch to Label mode via the Mode button .

3Tap the button/frame you want to label. The display shows a “virtual auto-zooming” mini-keyboard. The button/frame you want to label is displayed above the keyboard.

4Edit the label.

n To delete a character, press the Right button.

n To enter a character, tap the keyboard near the character

you want to use.

The keyboard is zoomed in, allowing you to tap exactly the character you need.

After you have tapped the character, the keyboard is zoomed out. Repeat this action for every character.


You can zoom out again without tapping a character by


pressing the Right button (labeled Zoom).




nFor capital letters and symbols, press the Left hard button repeatedly to display the keyboard you want.

5Tap Enter to save the changes and return to the panel you were at.


Tap Cancel to return to the panel you were at without saving changes.

6Label all other items you want and return to Use mode via the Mode button.

Labeling a Home Button, a Device or a Macro Group

Remember, the buttons on home are linked (automatically aliased)to the labels you create for the Device menu, so any change you make to the Device menu names will be automatically carried out on your home panel buttons.

1Switch to Label mode via the Mode button.

2Tap the device tab to open the Device menu. -or-

Tap the macro tab to open the Macro menu.

3Touch and hold either the RC9200/5200’s Left or Right button and tap the device you want to program.

Even when you want to program the currently active device/macro group, you have to tap it in the Device/Macro menu.

4Complete steps 3 to 6 in “Labeling a button” on page 33.




3.Working with Device and Macro Groups

If you have a device that is not provided in the Device menu, you can add it to the RC9200/5200.

You cannot add devices to the Home menu directly. You have to add them via the Device menu.

There are three possible ways to add a device:

Create New Device

Copy Existing Device

Restore Deleted Device

In the following sections we’ll discuss what these options offer you.

Create New Device

Choose this option to add a completely new device. You will be able to choose from a list of preprogrammed templates with or without Marantz RC codes.

A drop down scrollable list will appear. As you scroll down the list, you will notice Device type dividers and devices you can add. Only select Device Templates to ADD. Although it is possible to ADD the

Device Type Divider

useful. Should you

accidentally Add a

list, delete it.


Device Template


When you add this

Device Type Divider

for a Marantz

This is not a device

component, you

template to add; it

should add with

simply an indication

RC codes. When

the type of device.

you plan to teach


codes from an


existing remote


control, add

User Guide

without RC codes.





Each time you touch the scroll arrow down, more devices will appear as follows:

Marantz constantly updates the templates for new models, so your

remote may show considerably more models than we show here.


If you try to Create New Device and you cannot use a scroll


arrow to reveal all of these devices, you have the Revert


configuration loaded (see pages 15,17 and 60).

Receivers are both AMPS and TUNERS - Since you typically use the two sections of your Marantz receiver at different times, we have separated them into two devices. You will find the amp section in AMPS and the Tuner section in TUNERS.


The Marantz SR14EX


Receiver is actually


two templates: The




template for all




functions and the




template for all radio

User Guide






All of the devices shown are Marantz model #’s with the exception of the first division, called “Other.” Below the “Other” division are three device templates that are meant for other purposes.

DSS - Since Marantz does not make a DSS receiver (yet!), we included a template. Simply teach the RC9200/5200 from your original remote.

Status - This template is used to provide status screens you can jump to during a macro. Five panels are created with the device name “Status.” If you add additional Status devices, they will be named Status2, Status3, Status4 and so on. Each panel is named according to its numbered position (1/5, etc.), so that if you are editing a macro, you will know which panel you have jumped to.

Status panels help

your family hold the

remote steady during

long complex macros.

Help - This template is used to create a Help List that will help users through a multiple step process that cannot be reliably programmed as a macro. See page 20-22 for more information about help lists.

Help List panels are a good way to help casual users through a long operation with lots of steps.




Creating a New Device From a Marantz Template

If you have the exact Marantz model # in the list, add the device with RC codes.

If you have a Marantz component not listed, or your component is not Marantz, add the device without RC codes and use the LABEL and LEARN modes to customize it to your liking.


When you add a device without RC codes, all buttons are


invisible until you enter LABEL or LEARN mode.

By experimentally adding devices and inspecting them in Label mode, you can decide which is the best match to your component and delete the unused ones.

Creating a New Device Step by Step

1Make sure the device tab is active.

The device tab is active when the name of a device is displayed.

2Switch to Add mode via the Mode button.

The RC9200/5200 displays the following choices:

Create New Device Copy Existing Device Restore Deleted Device

3Tap the device you want to add in the Device menu.

4You can add the device with or without RC codes.

n Create with RC codes: Choose this option if you have the exact Marantz component listed. The new device is added with operational buttons.

n Don’t add RC codes: If you choose this option, the new device is added with invisible buttons. Program them using LEARN and LABEL mode.

Tap the button of your choice. The new device will be automatically displayed once you return to Use mode.




Copy Existing Device

Choose this option to copy a device that is already active (you are already using it).


It is often useful to have two almost identical device groups for


your Television. The only difference between the two is one


would have the Vol+ and VolDirect Access buttons


programmed locally with the televisions internal volume + and -


commands. Label this device TV Only (for use late at night


without Surround Sound). The other TV device has no


programming in its Direct Access buttons; as a result, the


surround receiver’s Vol+ and Vol- (programmed globally on the


Home panel) is issued when the TV device is selected.

Restore Deleted Device

Use this option to restore a device you have deleted.

Adding Macro Groups

Macro Groups can be added three ways, with the same procedures as described for Device Groups on page 38.

Create New Group

Copy Existing Group Restore Deleted Group

However, should you choose “Create New Group,” there is not a long list of macro templates. Instead, only one group template is available. It consists of five identical panels as shown.

Moving Groups and Re-Ordering The Home Buttons

You can change the order of Device menu items and Macro menu items. Changes you make in the Device menu are automatically updated in the Home menu.

1Make sure the device tab is active. -or-

Make sure the macro tab is active.





The device or macro tab is active when the name of a device or

macro is displayed.

2Switch to Move mode via the Mode button The RC9200/5200 displays the menu.

3Tap the menu item of your choice. The menu item is highlighted.

4Use the Left and Right buttons to move the menu item up or down.

5Tap Accept to save the changes. You return to Use mode.

4.Deleting and Restoring


You can delete control panel buttons and actions associated with a direct-access or a Left/Right button.

You can also delete Device menu items and Macro menu items.

Home menu buttons cannot be deleted directly. You have to delete them via the Device menu.

Deleting a button or button action


Borderless buttons (frames) such as the greeting on the home


panel cannot be deleted. You can only hide them by deleting all


of the text of their label (see “Labeling a button” on page 18).

1Switch to Delete mode via the Mode button .

2Tap the button you want to delete.

3Tap Delete Button Action.

User Guide

The result depends on the element you are deleting:





nControl panel button: The button disappears from the display.

nLeft or Right button command: The corresponding label disappears from the display.

nDirect-access button: The button becomes inactive.

4Delete all the items you want and return to Use mode via the Mode button.

Deleting a device or macro menu item

1Switch to Delete mode via the Mode button .

2Navigate to the menu item you want to delete.

If you have opened the Device menu, the Left button label changes into Device and the Right button label into Action.If you have opened the Macro menu, the Left and Right button labels change into Group.

3Press and hold down the Left or Right button depending on

what you are deleting:

nLeft button labeled Device: For deleting a device in the Device menu.

nRight button labeled Action: For deleting an action from an item in the Device menu.

nLeft button labeled Group: For deleting a macro group.

4Tap the menu item you want to delete.

5Tap Delete Device or Delete Macro Group.

The Device (and its associated Home menu button) or the Macro Group (including its macros) are deleted.

6Delete all the items you want and return to Use mode via the Mode button.


When you have deleted a control panel button or a menu item, the button or item is no longer visible in Use mode but remains in the RC9200/5200’s memory. This allows you to restore it in ADD mode.




Warning Do Not Delete the Left and Right hard Buttons! Remember, your RC9200/5200 is programmed at the factory with the Browse feature. If you accidentally reprogram the Left/Right hard buttons from the home panel, you cannot restore them with the remote control. The only way to restore deleted back and ahead global buttons is to use a Windows PC with RCEdit.

Reteaching Control panel buttons

1Switch to LEARN mode via the Mode button . The deleted buttons become visible.

2Complete steps 3 to 7 in “Programming control panel buttons” on page 16.

The button reappears.

Restoring Device or Macro menu items

1Make sure the device tab or macro tab is active.

The device or macro tab is active when the name of a device or macro is displayed.

2Switch to Add mode via the Mode button .

3Tap Restore Deleted Device or Restore Deleted Group. The deleted menu items become visible.

4Tap the item you want to restore.

The item is restored and you return to Use mode.




5.Recording Macros

Edit Window Notation

Before you begin to program a Macro, study the notation used in the EDIT Window. Each type of action has its own notation.

TV - When only a device name is listed, the macro step will be a Device Action (the action that occurs when the Device is selected, which is typically the preamp/receiver’s source selection or input command).

GO: TV Main - A Go command indicates a panel jump. In this case, “TV” means a jump to the TV device group and Main is the name for the particular panel (sometimes panels just have numbers, not names).

TV-External Input - When a device name and a button name are listed, that particular button’s IR command will be issued.

DVD-n - A device name and the Stop symbol means that this particular button’s IR command will be issued. A symbol list can be found on page 54.




Delay - A delay counts as one of the 255 macro steps. Delays can be adjusted in 1/10th of a second intervals to be any value between .1 second and 99.9 seconds.

Adjusting Delays - When a delay is “Selected,” you can adjust the delay with the plus and minus buttons.

Recording A Macro Step By Step

To record a macro, there must be at least one macro group in the Macro menu. To create these groups, see page 35-40. Read the instructions for Adding Device Groups (see page 35-36), then note the differences when Adding Macro Groups (see page 39).

1Navigate to the Macro side by tapping the Macro icon.

2Open the macro menu and select a macro group.


Switch to Edit mode via the Mode button


Empty macro buttons appear in the macro control panel.



Tap the button you want to use for your macro.



Enter the sequence of commands you want to record.



You can navigate to whatever control panel you want, just as



you do in Use mode.



Tap the Macro menu button.



The contents of the macro appear. You can now play, edit or



close the macro.



Press the Left button to close the macro.



A confirmation screen appears where you can save or cancel



the macro.

User Guide


Tap Save and assign a label to the macro.







The macro is ready to be used.

There are two extra commands you can record as any step in a macro:

Recording a Device Action (Source Switching or Input)

To record a Device menu item containing a source switching command, open the Device menu, hold down the Right button (labeled Action) and tap the device you want to switch to. This action places the entire Device Action in the Macro.


If a macro has been recorded as a Device Action, you can


include all of it as a single step in another Macro, effectively


nesting one macro inside another. However, the last step of any


Device Action is a jump to the Device’s Main panel. This step is


not included in the nested macro.

Jumping to a device control panel

To jump to any device panel, first navigate to the device you want (using the Device menu), then select the exact device panel you want (using the scroll arrows-not the tab buttons), then open the Device menu, hold down the Left hard button (labeled Device) and tap the device you want. After you’ve recorded a jump, check your Edit window. You’ll see that you recorded both a jump and a device action. If you do not want the device action, delete it.

Editing macros

You can edit any macro you have recorded.


Open the macro group that contains the macro.


Switch to Edit mode via the Mode button



Tap the macro you want to edit.



The contents of the macro appear.



Edit the macro.



You can move or delete listed commands, or you can record


new commands.



You can also add delays to the macro (for example, to insert a

User Guide

short pause between turning on a device and sending







commands to it, allowing the device to warm up):

1Tap Delay.

2Tap or to decrease or increase the length of the delay.

3Use the arrow buttons and to move the delay to the right place.

5Press the Left button to close the macro.

A confirmation screen appears where you can save or cancel the macro.

6Tap Save.

The macro is ready to be used.

Organizing macros into groups

You can create as many macro groups as you like. Each group can contain up to 25 macros.

1Open any macro group.

2Switch to Add mode via the Mode button .

You can create a new group, copy an existing group or restore a previous deleted group.

nCreate a new group: You add a new group in which you can record new macros.

nCopy an existing group: You copy a group and its macros and use it for new macros.

nRestore a previously deleted group: You restore a deleted group and reuse the macros.

3 Tap Create Macro Group.




6. Using the Remote Control with Radio Frequency

Warning To use the Remote Control with radio frequency (RF) you need an RF-77 RF Extender, which is only included with the RC9200. It is an optional accessory for the RC5200.

By default, the Remote Control uses infrared (IR) signals to operate devices. This means that you have to point the Remote Control’s sending eye towards the device you’re operating. IR signals have an operating distance of 10 meters (33 feet).

You can choose to operate devices using radio frequency (RF) signals instead of

IR signals. RF signals have an operating distance of approximately 20 meters (66 feet) in house and can, unlike IR signals, go through obstacles like furniture or walls.

The RF signals sent out by

the Remote Control are picked up by the RF-77 RF Extender. The RF Extender translates the RF signals in IR signals and sends the IR signals to the appropriate device. Therefore, the RF Extender has to be placed near the device you’re operating with the RF Extender’s sending eye pointed to the device.

Your devices will always receive IR signals either directly from the

Remote Control or from the RF Extender.




Changing the Remote Control’s RF IR Settings

All devices are set up by default to work with IR signals. To be able to operate one or more devices with RF signals, you have to change the Remote Control’s RF IR settings for those devices.

1Make sure the Device tab is active.The Device tab is active when the name of a device is displayed at the right side of the touch screen .

2Tap the Mode button and select RF IR. The Device menu appears.

3Select the device for which you want to change the RF IR settings.

The RF IR settings appear. The reversed color label on the button ndicates that the selected device is currently operated with IR signals.

4Tap RF.The RF IR settings for the selected device are changed from IR to RF.

When you have several RF Extenders to operate devices, you have to assign the correct Extender ID to the selected device.Continue with Step 5.


When you have only one RF Extender, you can accept the default settings for the Extender ID and the Channel. Skip to step 7.


The ID on the RF Extender has to match the


Extender ID on the Remote Control.

5Make sure the EXTENDER button is active. The button is active when the button label is red.

6Press the Left and Right Hard buttons to

change the Extender ID. The Remote Control offers 16 Extender ID’s.

7Tap Accept to save the RF IR settings for

the selected device or Tap Cancel to return without changing the RF IR settings for the selected device.




8Repeat instructions 1 to 3 for all devices for which you want to change the RF IR settings.

9Tap Close.

The Remote Control switches back to Use mode. The Remote Control is configured to operate the devices you have set with RF signals.

10 Try out the devices for which you just changed the RF IR settings.

Note It is possible that a device does not respond properly when operated with RF signals. In that case, you have to reconfigure the Remote Control to operate the device with IR signals again.

Choosing Another Channel

When you notice RF interference or unreliable operation you should try choosing another channel to operate your devices.

Note All devices you want to operate with RF signals use the same channel. If you choose another channel for one device, the Remote Control will automatically change the channel for all devices that work with RF signals.

1Switch back to RF IR mode. The Device menu appears.

2Select a device that is set with RF signals. The RF IR settings appear.

3Tap Channel. The button label turns red indicating that the button is active.

4Press the Left and Right hard buttons to change the Channel. The Remote Control offers 4 RF Channels.

Note The Channel (CH) on the RF Extender has to match the Channel on the Remote Control.

5Tap Accept.

6Tap Close.




7.RC Edit Touch Screen Setup Program

If you want to personalize your Remote Control even more, beyond its standard programming features, RCEdit Touch Screen Setup is the tool for you to use. RCEdit Touch Screen Setup is the RC9200/5200’s companion software that you can download from the following internet address:

With RCEdit Touch Screen Setup you can:

Upload and download new configurations to and from your Remote Control. You do this with the serial cable included with your Remote Control connected to the serial port on the side of the remote.

Connect the serial cable to the socket above the Contrast Wheel

Add, delete, modify and move control panels, devices and commands anywhere on the touchscreen.

Save, duplicate and share configuration files, codes or devices with other Remote Controls.

Preview new configuration files on RC9200/5200 Emulator. In this way you can check how the RC9200/5200’s interface will look like.




Import new graphics to create new buttons and designs.

Personalize configuration files to optimize the use of your

Remote Control.

Make any button a macro.

Share your work with other enthusiasts on the internet.

Create animated slide shows using your own photos or art. When you become familiar with RCEdit, you can achieve results like these:

By Conrad Jacobson

By Scott Gardner

By Dale Crawford

Internet Fun

A community of enthusiasts helping each other to learn how to use PC’s to configure their remote controls exists at:

System requirements

nWindows 95/98/2000/XP or NT 4.0

n16 MB of RAM

n16 MB of free hard disk space

nFree serial portng




General Problems

The display is blank

nTap the screen to make sure the RC9200/5200 is turned on.

nAdjust the contrast dial on the left side.

nMake sure the batteries are properly installed.

nInstall new batteries or recharge the battery pack using the recharging dock.

The display is too light or too dark

n Adjust the contrast dial on the left side.

The RC9200/5200 shuts itself off

nThis is a feature of the RC9200/5200 to save power. You can change the length the RC9200/5200 stays on in the Settings (see page 13).

Devices do not respond to commands from the RC9200/5200

nMake sure the RC9200/5200 is in Use mode (see page 6).

nMake sure the RC9200/5200’s sending eye is pointed towards the device you’re operating.

nCheck if the Low Battery icon is flashing. If so, replace the batteries or recharge the battery pack.

nCheck if the button you are trying to use is programmed properly (see page 18).

nCheck if your device understands these particular Marantz infrared codes. Re-add the device group with the correct model number (see page 36).

The RC9200/5200 beeps 4 times after inserting the batteries

nUse RCEdit Touch Screen Setup to update the RC9200/5200’s software (RCEdit > Tools > Update).

Programming Problems

Buttons are not sending the correct commands

nCheck whether the button is programmed globally or per device (see page 31).

Macros or Tab Style Jump buttons do not work


n Make sure the RC9200/5200’s sending eye is pointed towards

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the device the entire time the macro is being executed.





nInsert delays to allow devices to start up properly (see page 26).

nCheck if you have included inactive buttons in your macro.

nCheck if you haven’t reprogrammed the buttons. Macros do not store commands, they store button locations. If you reteach a button, the macro will execute the newly learned code, not the code that you taught to the original button.

The TV goes blank or the input source changes

nThe Device menu item might be programmed to switch the input source. Select the device without issuing IR (p9)

The RC9200/5200 won’t edit, label or delete commands

nIf the label locked appears on the RC9200/5200 icon, the device control panels have been locked to prevent unwanted changes. You cannot modify or delete commands for this device.

nMake sure your devices are positioned as shown on page 28. Avoid programming the RC9200/5200 under bright fluorescent light, it might affect the infrared signals.

nMake sure the button you want to edit has a border. Text frames cannot be programmed with commands.

The RC9200/5200 won’t switch modes

nWhen the batteries are low, the RC9200/5200 prevents you from switching to customizing modes so that no customization can get lost. Recharge the battery pack (see page 3).

The RC9200/5200 is low on memory

nThe RC9200/5200 displays a message to clean up the memory. The RC9200/5200 will do this by permanently removing devices and macro and timer groups you have deleted (see page 40).

Warning Cleaning up memory can take 10 minutes or longer. Never remove batteries during the clean-up process. This might damage the configuration file resulting in loss of your customized commands.


The configuration file is corrupted


n When this very unlikely event occurs, you have to use the


Revert button on the second setup panel (see page 14). All your


customized commands, devices, and macros will be lost, and

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you will have to reprogram your Remote Control. Should you





need the Marantz factory default configuration, you will have to use RCEdit with a Windows PC to restore it (see page 57).

Remote Control error messages

nIf one of the following error messages occurs, please contact your Marantz dealer or Marantz customer service:

n Can’t open configuration file n Configuration file error

n No configuration file found

n Invalid configuration file version


The bulletin boards and friendly users at


can often give you help with problems on weekends or in


evenings when your dealer or Marantz technical support may not


be available.

Recharging Problems

The batteries won’t recharge

nMake sure you are using the rechargeable battery pack included with your recharging dock and not the AA batteries.

The indicator light flashes

nCheck if the contacts on the recharging dock are clean and free of obstructions.

nMake sure the RC9200/5200 lies properly on the dock.

nMake sure the battery pack is installed properly in your Remote Control (see page 4).



Frequently Asked Questions

Can I program a device button to execute more than one command?

No, you can’t. However, you can program a button on the macro side of the remote to execute a sequence of commands (see page 24).

How do I program source switching?

See “Programming device items” on page 16.


How can I edit, label or delete buttons on home panels?


You can do this via the Device menu items. All changes you make


to these items are automatically updated in the Home menu.


How do I reset the RC9200/5200?


Normally, you never have to reset the RC9200/5200. However, if


the RC9200/5200’s display freezes or if you notice unusual


behavior, you might need to reset. You will not lose any saved


programmed commands or macros.


Carefully press the reset button inside the battery compartment of


the RC9200/5200 with a paperclip or sharp pencil. The


RC9200/5200 restarts and beeps to indicate it is ready for use.


Can I revert to the original configuration?


Yes, by using a Windows PC with RCEdit Touch Screen Setup.


Once the program is installed, open a ccf titled


RC9200/5200_Default in C/:Program Files/RCEdit/Samples.


Downloading this configuration to your RC9200/5200 will restore


your RC9200/5200 to its factory state.


How can I free up more memory?


The default configuration of the RC9200/5200 takes up almost 1


megabyte of memory leaving approximately 200kb available for


your programming. If you do not need the library of Marantz IR


codes and the demonstrations of macro programming pre-


programmed in the factory configuration, you can free up over


800kb of memory by using the REVERT feature. By using REVERT,


you will delete the majority of Marantz RC codes and all of the pre-


programmed example macros. The template files that remain after


you revert will allow you to program any system by customizing the


templates and teaching RC codes to the relabled template buttons

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(see page 60).




Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING Should you use the REVERT button, the only way to recover the factory configuration is by using RCEdit and a Windows PC.

Procedure for reverting to the memory saving REVERT file:

1Navigate to the HOME panel.

2Touch the Mode button. The Mode Menu appears.

3Touch the Setup button.

The first setup panel appears.

4Scroll to the second setup panel.

5Tap the Revert button.

6Tap Revert to confirm the action.


The REVERT button is not active until at least one change is


made to the configuration (a label, a delay in a macro or one


new code has been learned). Should the button be greyed out,


make a change to the configuration and then use revert.

How do I calibrate the touchscreen?

The RC9200/5200 is calibrated when it leaves the factory, so normally you do not have to calibrate it yourself. It is possible that the RC9200/5200 displays a message to calibrate the touchscreen. If this message appears do the following.

You will see the instruction “Touch TOP LEFT corner.”

1Tap as close as possible the upper left corner using a blunt tip of a pencil.

You will see the instruction “Touch BOTTOM RIGHT corner.”

2Tap as close as possible the bottom right corner using a blunt tip of a pencil.



Overview of Symbols



Play, Normal run, normal speed

Reverse Play, Normal run, normal speed

Fast Forward, Scan Forwards, Fast run, fast speed

Rewind, Scan Backwards, Fast run, fast speed

Slow Motion Forwards, Slow run, slow speed

Slow Motion Backwards, Slow run, slow speed

Eject, Open/Close

Record, general

Key, Lock

Navigate in the direction of the arrow

Still mode, Freeze Frame

Autoreverse a tape, Tape running direction

Next track, Next chapter, Next song

Previous track, Previous chapter, Previous song

Fast forward to index

Rewind to index

Frame by frame, general

Frame by frame, general


Cancel picture

Picture-in-picture mode


Picture-in-picture shift

Picture-in-picture swap

Multi-picture display

Picture-in-picture select

Teletext mode



Overview of Symbols

Page number up

Page number down

Page enlargement

TV and text mixed

1st or 2nd language

Last view, previous program

Power, Stand-by

Zone focus: long distance

Zone focus: very short distance

Single or multi-digit selection

Brightness, brilliance



Color saturation

Lamp, lighting, illumination

Split screen freeze / double screen freeze

Split screen swap / double screen swap

Split screen / double screen

Movie expand

Personal preference

Picture-in-picture freeze

Main index page

Picture freeze

Programmable timer, general


Application assistance

Actual time on screen

EPG / Electronic Program Guide

Video outputSpecifications












Adjustable high-resolution (320 x 240) liquid crystal display (LCD)



Large touchscreen



Fourteen programmable direct-access buttons



Backlighting for LCD and direct-access buttons



Built-in Marantz codes



Infrared sending and learning eyes



3-wire (RS232) serial port connector







Dynamic, animated interface



Editable macros (up to 255 commands per macro)



Total number of devices and macros limited only by memory and









Infrared (IR)

Operating distance of 10 meters (33 feet)



Learns from the vast majority of remotes with a carrier frequency of



up to 56 KHz (with the exception that most Bang &Olufsen



commands at 455 KHz can also be succesfully learned).



Learning distance 2.5 cm (1 inch) up to 100 cm (3 feet)







2MB (RC5200) 8 MB (RC9200) non-volatile flash memory (memory



is kept with no battery)



512 K SRAM







4 AA 1.5 V batteries or one 4.8 V rechargeable battery pack






Battery life

Approximately 3-4 months with most users.







Power on by tapping the touchscreen, power off automatically











149 mm x 89 mm x 38 mm (5.9 inch x 3.5 inch x 1.5 inch)







0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)











RS232 cable for PC connection



NiMH 4.8 V rechargeable battery pack



Recharging dock



AC to DC power adapter

The specifications and design of this product are subject to change without notice.



The Revert Configuration

Why Use The Revert Configuration

By deleting the Marantz factory default, you will add 400K of free memory. The Revert configuration includes all of the button art and fundamental features of the Default configuration; however, it does not have all of the pre-programmed Marantz RC codes, nor does it have all of the demonstration macro groups (Help, FAV CD, etc.). The thirteen templates programmed into the Revert file are designed to give you the elements necessary to construct any kind of configuration for any kind of home theater system.

How To Use The Revert Configuration

The tab style navigation is present in the ten active device groups. Simply use Copy Existing Device to duplicate a group without RC codes, then relabel buttons and tabs and teach the RC9200/5200 the RC codes of your existing remote controls. The following popular Marantz codes are included:

TV =Marantz PV6080/5580

CD= Marantz CC3000/CC4000

DVD=Marantz DV-18/DV7000

CDR=Marantz DR-17/DR-17II

Tuner=Marantz ST-17

VCR=Marantz MV-880

Tape=Marantz SD4050


Restoring The Default Marantz File Via PC

You can restore the default Marantz configuration on any Windows PC with internet access by using your internet connection to connect to Download RCEdit, a self installing file. Install RCEditby double clicking on the downloaded file. Start RCEdit from the Start button program menu. Connect your RC9200/5200 to your PC. Once RCEdit is up and running, choose Open Configuration from the file menu. Click on Samples and double click on the file named “New_ RC9200/5200_Default.” Now, from the file menu choose Download to RC9200/5200. The file will download and the Marantz default file will be fully restored (see page 47).





GO 43

Add Mode 16


Switch Modes, 16


Anchored Macros 21



Help Lists


Programming 22


Home Buttons, 9

Backlight button, 2

Home Theater Operation 20

Button Light Timeout 14

Home, 7


macros from a home


button 26



Calibrate 14


Cloning 18


Contrast Dial, 2


Control Panel Buttons, 3

Jump Capabilities 23

Control Panel, 7

Jump To A Device Group, 8

customizing, 18

Without Changing Inputs,




Jump to a Macro Group, 8



Delays 24


Delete Mode, 16


Switch Modes, 16

Label Mode 16

Device menu bar, 3

Switch Modes, 16

Devices, 7

LCD Timeout 14

Direct Access buttons, 2

Learn Mode 15

Discrete Codes 20

Switch Modes, 16


Learning, 18


Left menu bar, 8



Edit Mode 15


Switch Modes, 16




Macro Menu Bar, 3



Macro Tips 21



Macro/Panel Jump



Capabilities 23


Free Memory, 13

macro-friendly 20






capabilities 23

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Delay 24







from a home button 26 From Device Buttons 23 jumps to panels 23 moving commands 26 RC Commands 24 Step by Step 24

Use the Scroll arrows 26 Mode Button, 3

Switch Modes, 16 Modes, 6

Switch Modes, 16 Working with Modes, 15

Move Mode 16 Switch Modes, 16

multiple step operations 20


Navigating Control Panels, 7

NO IR, 9


On Commands 20 Operating a Device, 12 operation 20




Panel number, 3


Planning Help Lists, 20


Planning Macros, 20


Power Macros, 21



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Buttons 28




Help Lists 22


Revert 14

right menu bar, 8


Scroll Arrows, 3, 10

in macros 26

Scroll TV Inputs Command, 21

Selecting Source Macros 21

Sending Eye, 2

Serial Port, 2

Setup Panels 13

Show/Hide Device, 14

Show/Hide Macro, 14

Specifications 59

Switch Modes, 16

Symbols 57


TabButtons, 11

Teaching, 18

Toggle Type Commands, 21 Touchscreen, 2

Calibrating, 14

Turning on the display, 6 Using touchscreen buttons 12

Troubleshooting 52


Use Mode 15

Use mode, 6

Switch Modes, 1

Service and Support

Service and Support

For service and support, please contact Marantz customer service at 1-800-447-1970. When you contact Marantz customer service, you will be asked for the technical information listed on the Info panel.

To view this information, follow these steps.

1In Use mode, navigate to the HOME panel by touching the Home button.

2Touch the INFO icon to display the INFO screen.

3When you wish to return to USE

mode, tap the INFO icon again.

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