Overview: The RF10 universal
and learning remote control is designed to operate up to 8 different audio/video
components. The RF10 sends both IR and RF signals, making whole-house operation
(indoors and outdoors, through cabinets, walls and doors) possible with the
addition of the optional MRF100B RF receiver base station. The RF10 can be
programmed to execute "macros," each with 50 commands.
Basic Setup: You can start
setting up your RF10 using the Pre-Programmed Method, Pre-Programmed Auto-Search
Method, or the Learning Method. The Pre-Programmed Method allows you to choose
codes from the RF10's built-in library, which includes thousands of codes for
different brands and models of remote controls. The Pre-Programmed Auto-Search
Method is a way you can scan through the other codes in the table to find the
right code for your component. Using the Learning Method, the RF10 can learn
commands from your old remote controls one button at a time.
Pre-Programmed Codes: The RF10 is pre-programmed
to control most brands of TVs, VCRs, DVD players, CD players, cable boxes,
satellite receivers, TiVo hard disk recorders, DVRs, tape decks, multimedia PCs,
XM Satellite Radio tuners, iPods, Xbox consoles, lighting controls, and other
custom installation products.
Punch Through: In most home
entertainment systems, the volume is controlled by a single device. In some
systems, the TV speakers produce the sound, so you would use the TV device on
the RF10 to raise and lower the volume. In other systems, a surround sound
receiver and speakers combine to bring you the audio, so you would use the
RF10's Audio device to adjust the volume. You can use SimpleSound to set the
RF10's volume buttons to always control the sound in your system. That way, when
the RF10 is set to VCR or DVD, the volume up, down and mute buttons will work
without switching back to Audio or TV. The Punch Through feature is not limited
to volume, and can be applied to channel selection, playback controls, etc.
MacroPower: The RF10 features
10 macro buttons, each allowing you to program up to 50 commands.
Erasing: You can erase an
individual button with a learned command or a macro. You can erase an entire
Device's learned command or macro buttons. You can also erase all your learned
commands on all devices, or all your macros everywhere. If you really want a
fresh start, it is possible to reset everything to the factory default
Memory: The RF10 stores all of
your settings in non-volatile flash memory. The settings will be retained
Child Lock Feature: The Child
Lock feature blocks all operations of the remote control.
Optional Expander: The RF10
transmits both IR and RF signals. By purchasing the optional MRF100B
PowerBlaster, you can operate your equipment with the RF10 up to 100 feet away
(through walls, doors, cabinets, inside or outside). The RF10 sends a radio
signal to the MRF100B, which is a radio receiver. The MRF100B converts the radio
signals to standard infrared commands and sends them out to components in the
same cabinet space via a built-in front blaster.
Note: The RF10's radio
signals will not control components directly. You must have an MRF100B
to receive the RF10's radio signals.
Learning Capability: 704
IR commands at standard frequencies (15kHz to 100kHz)
Macro Capability: 10
Macros of up to 50 steps each
IR Range (Line of Sight via
Infrared): 30-50 feet, depending on the environment
RF Range (radio frequency):
50 to 100 feet, depending upon the environment
RF Frequency: 418 MHz