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Model RC9500 User Guide

Touch Screen Remote Control

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For US and Canada

FCC Compliancy:

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:

Reorient or relocate the RX-77 RF Extender.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

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

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

CAUTION:

The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

For Europe

Declaration of Conformity N° V04ECRC9500:

We, Marantz Europe B.V., PO Box 8744, 5605 LS Eindhoven, The Netherlands declare under our responsibility that the Marantz product described in this user guide is in compliance with the corresponding technical standards such as EN301 489-1 of 2002-08, EN301 489-3 of 2002-08, EN300 220-1 of 2002-09 and IEC60950 of Edition 2001.

Eihdhoven, The Netherland

Bert Kiggen

Marketing manager of Marantz Europe B.V.

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Dear customer,

Please be informed that this carton only contains a copy of the user manual in English. For German, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian please visit our website www.marantz.com and check the download section (touch screen remotes).

Sehr geehrter Verbraucher,

bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Verpackung lediglich eine englischsprachige Bedienungsanleitung enthält. Eine deutsche Bedienungsanleitung erhalten Sie als Download File (Software - Fernbedienungen) über unsere Internetseite www.marantz.de oder telefonisch unter 0541-4046630.

Cher client,

Vous trouverez dans cette boîte une copie du manuel d'utilisation en anglais. Les versions allemande, française, hollandaise, espagnole ou italienne sont disponibles sur notre site: www.marantz.com (choisir Download et Touch screen remotes ).

Geachte klant,

Wij informeren u dat deze doos enkel een engelse gebruiksaanwijzing bevat. Voor gebruik van een duitse, franse, nederlandse, spaanse of italiaanse versie verwijzen we u naar onze website www.marantz.com waar u talenversies kunt downloaden via touch screen remotes.

Estimado consumidor,

Le informamos que este paquete sólo contiene la versión inglesa del manual de usuario. Si desea obtener la versión española, alemana, francesa u holandesa, podrá conseguirla en nuestra página web www.marantz.com, sección "download, touch screen remotes" (mandos con pantalla táctil).

Attenzione: le istruzioni per l'uso a corredo di questo telecomando sono soltanto in lingua inglese. Le istruzioni in tedesco, francese, olandese, spagnolo ed italiano sono scaricabili dal sito www.marantz.com sezione "DOWNLOAD" - Touch Screen Remotes.

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Automating Your Home Theater

With The Marantz RC9500

RC9500 Remote Control User Guide

The information in this manual is copyright-protected. No part of this user guide may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from Marantz.

MARANTZ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OMISSIONS OR FOR TECHNICAL

OR EDITORIAL ERRORS CONTAINED IN THIS USER GUIDE. MARANTZ SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE SUPPLYING OR USE OF THIS INFORMATION. MARANTZ SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE PERFORMANCE OR USE OF THE MATERIALS DESCRIBED IN THIS USER GUIDE.

The information in this user guide may be subject to change without prior notice. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.

© 2004 Marantz America, Inc.

All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior consent of the copyright owner.

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

Introduction

2

1.

The Marantz RC9500

2

2.

The Battery

3

Getting Started

6

1.

Activating the RC9500

6

2.

Navigating the RC9500

7

3.

Operating a Device

11

4.

Check Battery Life - The Information Page

12

5

The Setup Pages

12

6.

Setting Time and Date

14

7.

The Mode Menus

16

8.

Adjusting the Touch Screen Brightness

17

Customizing Your RC9500

18

1.

Introduction

18

2.

Cloning All Your Existing Remotes

18

3

Complex Operation? Macros or Help...

20

4.

Programming Help Lists

22

5.

Macro/Page Jump Capabilities

23

6.

Programming Macros & page Jumps

25

Reference

28

1.

Learning IR Commands

28

2.

Labeling Buttons, Pages and Devices

32

3.

Adding Devices

35

4.

Deleting Buttons and Devices

39

5.

Moving Devices

41

6.

Programming Macros

42

7.

Creating and Editing Timers

46

8.

Using the Remote Control with RF (Radio Frequency)

54

9.

Wizz.it 9 Software

56

Maintaining the RC9500

58

Troubleshooting

59

Frequently Asked Questions

62

Overview of Symbols

64

Specifications

66

Index

67

Service and Support

72

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Introduction

1.The Marantz RC9500

The RC9500 is designed to

that understand

infrared (IR) remote control

to-Use Touch Screen and

its Intuitive Interface makes

control for every user.

The RC9500 is completely

programmable. You can

add devices and functions,

record macros and animate

your macros. Although the

for Marantz

components, a vast collection

panels with pre-

arranged button art enables

the perfect interface

for any non-Marantz component

easily “learns”

commands from the vast

remote controls.

28)

USB Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME Up/Down

(page 57)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page +/ -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons (page 11)

 

 

 

 

 

buttons (page 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backlight

Touch Screen

 

 

 

 

 

CHANNEL Up/Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons (page 11)

 

 

 

 

 

button (page 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUTE button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(page 11)

Left Function

 

 

 

 

Right Function

button (page 8)

 

 

 

 

button (page 8)

MENU

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

button (page 11)

 

 

 

button (page 11)

HOME

 

 

EXIT

button (page 7)

4-Way Cursor

button (page 11)

 

buttons (page 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Touch Screen

DEVICE OVERVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFO

button (page 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE OVERVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button (page 3)

 

button (page 9)

 

 

DEVICE SCROLL

 

 

DEVICE SCROLL

 

 

button (page 9)

 

 

button (page 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPPER TOOL BAR

 

 

 

 

 

USER CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AREA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOWER TOOL BAR

CURSOR NAVIGATION

button (page 9) MODE icon (page 7)

2.The Battery

When you use the RC9500 for the first time, you will have to:

Install the battery pack.

Place the RC9500 in the docking station (DS9500) and charge the RC9500.

Tap the INFO button on the UPPER TOOL BAR to check battery life.

Warning Use the docking station only with supplied 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 docking station and the appliance.

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Introduction

Installing the Battery Pack

1 Press the latch on the battery

the battery

cover from the RC9500.

 

1

2

2Plug the cable of the battery pack in the connector as illustrated.

3Place the battery pack in the battery compartment.

3 4

4Place 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 RC9500 starts up automatically and an introduction screen appears. The RC9500 beeps twice to indicate that it has finished starting up.

Because the battery pack of the RC9500 is not fully precharged, you will have to charge it as described in the next page.

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Introduction

Charging the RC9500

For charging the RC9500, you use the docking station DS9500.

1Connect the power adapter to the docking station and plug it into a wall outlet.

Note Use only the supplied power adapter with the docking station.

2Slide the RC9500 into the docking station until it clicks. Charging starts immediately. The blue charging LEDs on the front of the docking station indicate charging takes place.

When the RC9500 is fully charged, the LEDs are turned off.

DS9500

Make sure you lift

30° to 45°

 

the RC9500 up at

 

an angle of 30° to 45°

 

when you take the RC9500 out from the docking station.

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

You can operate the RC9500 while it is being charged. The battery pack does not have to be entirely empty before recharging.

You can place the RC9500 in the docking station at any time.

When the battery is running low, the Low Battery icon appears.

Recharge the RC9500 as soon as possible to Low Battery icon ensure the perfect performance.

Note The RC9500 retains all settings when the battery is completely empty. You will only have to adjust the clock.

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Getting Started

1.

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Activating the RC9500

Turning on the Touch Screen

Tap the Touch Screen gently with your finger or a blunt, soft object like a pencil eraser, press the hard buttons or pick the RC9500 up.

The display is activated and you will see the Home page.

Notes · If the display stays blank or becomes black, adjust the brightness using the buttons on the left side.

(see page 17)

· If another panel is displayed, press the HOME button. HOME

·The RC9500 shuts down automatically after being

left alone for a few seconds (you can adjust the time out period in the Setup pages).

Using the Backlight

RC9500’s backlight can be activated in three different ways,

Pressing the BACKLIGHT button

By pressing the BACKLIGHT button on the left side of the RC9500, the backlight for the screen and keys is turned on.

Picking up the RC9500

The RC9500 has the Pickup sensor in it. By picking your RC9500 up from the docking station and tilting more than 50°, the backlight is turned on.

Note To enable this function, the “Pickup sensor” setting in the Setup has to be set to “On”. (see page 13)

Tapping the Touch Screen

By tapping the Touch Screen, the backlight is turned on.

Note If the “Auto button light” setting is set to “Off”, button backlight will not be turned on automatically. (see page 13)

The backlight shuts off after the preset time to save power. (see page 13)

Note The backlight will not turn on at the certain low battery level but the remote will still function.

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Getting Started

Modes

The RC9500 has different “Modes”. When you activate the RC9500 for the first time, it starts up in USE mode allowing you to immediately operate your devices. In USE mode, the center of the LOWER TOOL BAR displays the MODE icon .Tap and hold the MODE icon more than 3 seconds. The Mode Menu page will appear. If the center of the LOWER TOOL BAR shows another icon, like , tap it to reveal the Mode Menu and press the Left Function button labeled “Exit” to return to USE mode.

Note If you do not see the Mode icon; it has been inactivated via the Setup. To enable this function, the “Mode menu” setting in the Setup has to be set to “On”. (see page 13)

Navigating the RC9500

Your RC9500 is capable of displaying hundreds of different control pages. RC9500 presents you various ways to navigate easily to the specific device and page.

Navigating the Devices

Home — The Home Page displays convenient instant jump buttons that navigate you to the main category pages (View, Listen, Control).

Each category page has the buttons that link to the most frequently used devices in the home theater.

You can jump to the main control page of your device by tapping the button in the page.

Access the Home page by pressing the HOME button at the bottom left of the remote.

Note When you jump to a Device by tapping the device button in the Category pages (except the Control), the RC9500 will change the input of your home theater receiver/preamp.

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Device Overview

— The Device Overview page displays a list of all the devices you can control. You can jump to the main control page of your device by tapping the device button in the list.

Access the Device Overview page by tapping the DEVICE OVERVIEW button at the middle of the UPPER TOOL BAR.

When you jump to a Device by tapping the device button in the Device Overview pages, the RC9500 will change the input of your home theater receiver/preamp.

Note The commands assigned to the device button are called the Device Actions.

If you have more than seven devices, scroll arrows allow you to navigate to the next Device Overview page.

zUsing Device Overview without Changing Input (No IR)

If you don’t want to change the input for your receiver/preamp, you can only jump to a Device without changing the input by the following steps;

1.

Display the Device Overview page, by tapping

 

the DEVICE OVERVIEW button.

2.

Look at the label for the Left and Right Function

 

buttons. At this moment, they are labeled “No IR”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Press and hold either one of the Left and Right

 

Function buttons, then tap the device you would like to

 

jump to. No “input select” commands will be sent to

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your receiver/preamp.

 

 

 

 

 

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Device Scroll — You can also navigate the devices by tapping the DEVICE SCROLL buttons on the left and right side of the UPPER TOOL BAR. Tap the Right arrow button to navigate to the next device. Tap the Left arrow button to navigate to the previous device.

Note This function is not able to use in the Device Overview page.

Cursor Navigation — This function enables you to navigate to the devices by pressing the Left and Right direction of the 4-way Cursor button.

Note This function is inactivated by the default setting.

You can activate it in the Setup pages. (see page 13)

To activate this function, tap the button in the LOWER TOOL BAR. When this function was activated, the button is changed into the button and icon is displayed in the UPPER TOOL BAR where the left device scroll arrow button was displayed. To inactivate this function, tap the button in the LOWER TOOL BAR again.

Navigating the Pages

Page Overview

— The Page Overview page displays a list of all the pages for one device. You can jump immediately to another control page in one device by tapping the page buttons in the list.

Access the Page Overview page by tapping the PAGE OVERVIEW button (Page number) in the UPPER TOOL BAR.

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Page Scroll — You can navigate through the pages by pressing the Page + and Page - buttons on the left side of RC9500.

Cursor Navigation — This function allows you to navigate through the different pages as well as through the devices by pressing the Up and Down direction of the 4-way Cursor button.

Note This function is deactivated by the default setting.

You can activate it in the Setup pages. (see page 13)

To activate this function, tap the button in the LOWER TOOL BAR. When this function is activated, the button is changed into the button and icon is displayed in the UPPER TOOL BAR where the left arrow button was displayed. To inactivate this function, tap the button in the LOWER TOOL BAR again.

Tab Buttons — All of your devices have been programmed with “one-touch” jump buttons called

Tab buttons. By tapping the Tab button, you can jump to the appropriate page of your operation device.

Other Navigation

Ahead and Back Function buttons — Press the Left Function button labeled “Back” to navigate through the last ten pages you’ve viewed. Use the Right Function button labeled “Ahead” to navigate in the other direction.

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Getting Started

Operating a Device

You can operate the devices using two type of buttons:

Soft buttons - Virtual buttons on the Touch Screen.

Hard buttons - Ten buttons below the screen and five buttons next right to the screen.

Using the Soft Buttons

By tapping the Soft buttons on the Touch Screen you send

Infrared (IR) / Radio frequency (RF) commands to the device you have selected. The name of the device you are controlling is always displayed on the DEVICE OVERVIEW button.

Sending commands

IR and RF commands are invisible. Therefore, during the duration of sending IR/RF commands, an icon appears in the INFO button at the UPPER TOOL BAR indicating that an IR/RF command is being sent.

IR/RF sending icon

Using the Hard Buttons

The functionality of the hard buttons can be changed depending on which device is active (learn commands to the specific device).

For example: 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 as the default. Should you own another brand, see the programming instructions on page 28-29.

MENU, ENTER, EXIT, 4-Way Cursor, CHANNEL Up and Down are typically programmed to change with the device selected. So when you are operating your DVD player, you use them to navigate through DVD menus and change chapters. While you are watching TV, the MENU button operates the TV menus and the CHANNEL buttons change channels.

Note Five hard buttons on the right side of the screen are always operational, even without turning on the Touch Screen.

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4.Check Battery Life- The Information Page

Access the Information page by tapping the INFO button in the

UPPER TOOL BAR.

You can check:

The battery life.

The percentage of the free memory available for new programming.

Software version information installed on to your RC9500.

To exit the Information page,

Tap the INFO button again or press the Left Function button labeled “Exit”.

5.The Setup Pages

Most of the RC9500’s features can be set to your own needs.

 

1

Tap the INFO

button in the

 

 

 

 

UPPER TOOL BAR.

 

 

 

 

 

The Information page appears.

 

 

 

 

Tap the “SETUP” button in the

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Information page. The first Setup page

 

 

 

appears. You can display the second

 

 

 

 

and third Setup page by using the

 

 

 

 

Page + and Page - buttons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tap the button of the setting you want

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

to adjust. The color of the button will be changed.

 

 

Tap the button again or

and

buttons to adjust the

4

 

 

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press the Left Function button labeled “Exit” to store the

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settings and exit from the Setup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Started

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Setup page

 

 

 

 

Setting

Function

Adjusting

 

 

 

Time mode

Sets the time display mode.

Tap the Time Mode button

 

 

 

 

(AM/PM, 24H, No Time)

Repeatedly.

 

 

 

Time, Day, Month

Sets the Time, Day, Month

Tap each label, and then adjust

 

 

and Year

and Year separately.

by tapping + and - buttons.

 

 

 

Pickup sensor

Turns the Pickup Sensor On/Off.

Tap the “Pickup sensor” button

 

 

 

Screen timeout

Sets the timeout of the TouchScreen.

Tap the + and - buttons on both

 

 

 

 

 

sides of the “Screen” label.

 

 

 

Button timeout

Sets the timeout of the Buttons

Tap the + and - buttons on both

 

 

 

 

backlight.

sides of the “Button” label.

 

 

Second Setup page

 

 

 

 

Setting

Function

Adjusting

 

 

 

Brightness

Sets the Brightness of the

Tap the + and - buttons on both

 

 

 

 

TouchScreen.

side of the “Brightness” label.

 

 

 

Auto button light

Turns the Auto Button Light On/Off.

Tap the “Auto button light” button

 

 

 

Cursor navigation

Turns the Cursor navigation mode

Tap the “Cursor navigation”

 

 

 

 

On/Off.

button repeatedly.

 

 

 

Animation

Selects the Animation mode

Tap the “Animation” button.

 

 

 

 

(Full, Page, Mode, None).

repeatedly.

 

 

 

Screen (beep)

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

Tap the “Screen” button

 

 

 

 

for Touchscreen

repeatedly.

 

 

 

Button (beep)

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

Tap the “Button” button

 

 

 

 

for Hard buttons.

repeatedly.

 

 

Third Setup page

 

 

 

 

Setting

Function

Adjusting

 

 

 

Mode menu

On - Normal. Anyone can access.

Tap the “Mode menu” button

 

 

 

 

Off - Hide the MODE icon.

repeatedly

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Good when children are tech-savvy.

 

 

 

 

Device overview

On- The Device Overview active.

Tap the “Device overview”

 

 

 

 

Off - The Device Overview inactive.

repeatedly.

 

 

 

Page overview

On- The Page Overview active.

Tap the “Page overview”

 

 

 

 

Off - The Page Overview inactive.

repeatedly.

 

 

 

Calibration

Calibrates the Touchscreen.

Tap the “Calibration” button

 

 

 

 

 

See page 63 for more detail.

 

 

 

Revert*

Reverts the RC9500 to the last

Tap the “Revert” button and

 

 

 

 

downloaded configuration.

follow the on-screen instruction

 

 

* When you revert the RC9500, all customized items on the remote (macros, learned IR commands,..) are lost

 

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permanently. Only the setting items in the Setup remain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6.Setting Time and Date

When you have installed the battery pack and turned on RC9500, you have to set the current time.

Note Every time you reset your RC9500 you will have to set the time again.

Changing the Time Format

1Tap the INFO button in the UPPER TOOL BAR.

The Information page appears.

2Tap the “SETUP” button in the Information page. The first Setup page appears.

3Tap the Time Format button to toggle between the three time formats:

12 hour (AM/PM): This is the default format

24 hour

No time

4Tap the Left Function button labeled "Exit" to save your changes and exit the Setup page.

Changing the Time

1Tap the INFO button in the UPPER TOOL BAR. The Information page appears.

2Tap the “SETUP” button in the Information page. The first Setup page appears.

3Tap the Time button in the first Setup page. The color of the Time button is changed.

4Tap the and buttons to adjust the time.

5Tap the Time button again. The new time is set.

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6Tap the Left Function button labeled "Exit" to exit the Setup page.

Changing the Date

1Tap the INFO button in the UPPER TOOL BAR. The Information page appears.

2Tap the “SETUP” button in the Information page. The first Setup page appears.

To Change the Day

1.Tap the Day button in the first Setup page. The color of the Day button is changed.

2.Tap the and buttons to adjust the day.

3.Tap the Day button again.

The new day is set.

To Change the Month

1.Tap the Month button in the first Settings Page. The color of the Month button is changed.

2.Tap the and buttons to adjust the month.

3.Tap the Month button again.

The new month is set.

To Change the Year

1.Tap the Year button in the first Setup page. The color of the Year button is changed.

2.Tap the and buttons to adjust the year.

3.Tap the Year button again.

The new year is set.

3Tap the Left Function button labeled "Exit" to exit the Setup page.

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7.The Mode Menu

RC9500 provides different modes. For customizing your RC9500 you have to switch to the appropriate mode via the Mode Menu page.

The mode menus are utilized as follows:

1Tap and hold the MODE icon more than 3 seconds in the LOWER TOOL BAR. The Mode Menu page will appear.

2Select the mode you wish to use to customize your RC9500 by tapping the appropriate button on the Mode Menu.

When you operate your devices, RC9500 is in USE mode.

For actions other than operating

(like learning IR commands, recording macros, adding devices, and so on), you have to switch to the appropriate mode:

 

For learning IR commands from other remotes.

(Page 28)

 

For labeling buttons, pages and devices.

(Page 32)

 

 

For adding new devices and copying existing devices.

(Page 35)

 

 

For deleting buttons and devices.

(Page 39)

 

For changing the order of devices in the device overview. (Page 41)

 

For selecting the commands sending mode IR or RF.

(Page 54)

 

For recording and editing macros.

(page 42)

 

 

For creating and editing timers.

(Page 46)

 

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To switch to another mode

1Tap the label of the mode (i.e) that you are using in the LOWER TOOL BAR.

The Mode Menu page appears.

2Tap the appropriate mode button you want to use.

The label of the active mode appears in the LOWER TOOL BAR. You can now work in the selected mode.

Note RC9500 will not return automatically to the USE mode.

To return to the USE mode, you have to go back to the Mode Menu page and press "Exit" (Left Function button) or press "Cancel" (Right Function button).

8.Adjusting the Touch Screen Brightness

You can adjust the brightness level of the Touch Screen using the buttons on the left side of the RC9500.

To adjust the Touch Screen brightness;

1Press and hold the BACKLIGHT button on the left side of the RC9500.

2While still holding the BACKLIGHT button, press Page + button once to increase the brightness one level up (getting brighter). Or, press Page - button once to decrease the brightness one level down (getting darker).

3Release the BACKLIGHT button when the brightness is

satisfactory. The brightness can be adjusted 4 levels and Off.

Note

To adjust the brightness multiple levels, you have to press the

 

Page + or - button multiple times. When you press and hold the

 

Page + or - button, the brightness will only change one level.

Tip

In the Setup, you can also adjust the brightness and confirm the

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1.Introduction

It is best to proceed with customizing in several stages.

The first stage is to teach all your existing remote codes to the RC9500. The second stage is to practice using your home theater system with the RC9500. 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.

In the next few pages you’ll find step by step guidelines on each of the three stages. If a more detailed explanation exists in the Reference section, the page number is indicated..

2.Cloning All Your Existing Remotes

1Gather all of your remote controls in front of you.

2Play with all of the example devices. Compare the devices with your existing remote controls. Can you use any as templates for non-Marantz components?

3Use DELETE mode to delete all of the devices that you don’t use. (see page 39)

4Use ADD mode to add devices for each Marantz products. (see page 37)

When you are prompted to add with or without RC codes, choose “Create with RC codes”.

5Use ADD mode to add devices for each non-Marantz products. (see page 37) Choose “Create without RC codes”.

6Switch to USE Mode or LEARN Mode to evaluate the page layouts of the new devices.

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

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

9Switch to MOVE mode to re-order your devices, so that your Device Overview page is arranged the way you want.

(see page 41)

10 Switch to LABEL mode to relabel any buttons as needed to match your existing remote controls. Check all of your devices.

12 Switch to LEARN mode and learn all of your non-Marantz components’ RC Codes to the RC9500. (see page 28)

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

Note Be very careful to NEVER delete the Jump tabs; they can only be restored with the editor software using a PC. (see page 56)

14 Switch back to LEARN mode. Learn the appropriate Preamp/Receiver Input (source switching) IR command to each Device as the Device Action. (see page 30)

Congratulations!

You have completed the first stage of customization.

Take a well deserved break.

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3.Complex Operation? Macro or Help...

 

If your entire system is new to you, practice using the RC9500

 

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

 

pages 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 Remote 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 video tape.

 

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 he/she touches the button

 

again. This time, the macro turns the VCR on and every thing 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

 

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

 

the example ALL ON and ALL OFF macros preprogrammed in the

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