Overview: The MX-450 is an IR/RF Universal Remote Control with the
ability to program and control up to 18 A/V devices. The MX-450 features an LCD
screen and backlit buttons. All programming is done from the remote control (no
IR Range: The Universal MX-450 Remote Control has an IR range
(line-of-sight via infrared) of approximately 30'-50' (depending on the
RF Compatible (optional): In combination with the Universal RF Base
Station (554MR260, sold separately), the MX-450 can control your home
entertainment system via RF (418MHz), without being in line-of-sight of the
equipment. The MX-450 remote control has an RF rang of approximately 50'-100'
(depending on environment).
2" LCD Screen: The Universal MX-450 Remote Control features a 2" TFT
color LCD screen (176 x 220 pixels). The color LCD screen will light up with the
press of any button. You can select how long the LCD screen display stays
backlit, from 5-60 seconds.
Note: The remote's LCD screen is not touchscreen.
32MB Memory: The MX-450 employs 32 megabits of flash memory to store
Total Customization Capability: The Universal MX-450 offers
programming capabilities for up to 18 devices (on 3 Main pages), with up to 8
pages for each device, plus up to eight pages of favorite channels; for a total of 155 pages.
Programming Options: The MX-450 is programmed via LCD screen setup
menus and on-screen instructions.
- Basic Setup: Selecting this option enables you to replace all
your remotes by either searching the built-in database or learning commands
one at a time from the original remote for the device.
- Advanced Setup: Advanced Setup enables you to copy & past groups
of commands like Volume and Mute, setup macros, customize labels, add/hide
pages, erase and setup RF Addressing.
- Favorite Channels: Favorite channels are macros that enable you to
tune to a channel with one touch.
- User Settings: Selecting this option lets you adjust how long the
screen or the buttons stay lit.
- Display Tips: Select this option to turn On or Off the built-in Setup
Tips. Setup Tips are the integrated programming manual for the MX-450.
Button Layout: The Universal MX-450 Remote Control features the
following button layout.
- Power On/System Off: Powers On and Off your programmed devices.
System Off, turns off all your programmed devices at once.
- Main Button: The Main button allows you to access the Activities
page, Menu screen, and Setup functions.
- Page Buttons: Press the two Page buttons to see any other
available menu screen choices.
- LCD Buttons: The six LCD buttons control the corresponding LCD
icons or text, and let you select Activities.
- FAV Button: The FAV button lets you store your favorite On-Air,
Cable, or Satellite TV stations (up to 48) for easier access.
- Volume Controls: The Volume and Mute buttons always control the sound
of your system regardless of the what screen menu is displayed
- Channel Controls: The Channel and Previous Channel buttons will
change channels when you have selected an Activity, like "Watch Cable TV" or
"Watch SAT TV".
- 4-Way Cursor: The 4-way cursor buttons enable you to navigate
on-screen guides and menus with ease.
- Transport Keys: The Transport buttons (Play, Stop, Skip +/-, FF,
REW, and Pause) operate when the selected Activity requires transport
controls. For example, if you watch Cable TV with a TiVo type of DVR, these
buttons will control the built-in DVR; or while you are watching a DVD,
these buttons will control the DVD player.
- Numeric Keypad: The Number Keypad will enter numbers for the Activity
you've selected. Thus, for watching Cable TV, you use the number keypad to enter
channel numbers; while when listening to CD, the number keypad enters track
Note: A dedicated Light button enables you to backlight the
buttons of the remote control at any time.
Activities: The remote's Activities function lets you access and control your programmed A/V components.
For example, "Watch TV", "Watch DVD", "Play a Game", etc.. Once you have made
your Activity selection, the remote control's buttons will be configured to
control that particular Activity.
Macro Editing: Macro programming is a critical function for delivering
a specific sequence of commands (up to 255) to a variety of components in order
to provide you with an easy to use system. The MX-450 offers Macro Editing right
from the remote control. You can see the actual macro-steps clearly displayed on
the remote controls' screen. Fine tuning, reordering, adjusting delays, and
adding steps to the macros can be done right from the remote control screen,
without deleting any of your previous entries.
- Add/Insert Steps: At any time you can add a new step to a macro. The
step will be inserted after the step you select in the macro list. By
selecting a Jump step from the Add Menu, you can reset the jump destination
using the Left/Right cursor buttons.
- Move Re-order Steps: Simply select a step with the SELECT button, then
use the Up/Down Cursor buttons to move it to a new position.
- Delays: By simply selecting the Delay you want to adjust, then
using the Left/Right Cursor buttons, you can increase or decrease the amount
of delay in the macro.
- Testing: Instead of constantly entering and exiting setup mode to test,
simply test and keep working until you have success. No more wasted time.
Archiving Software: This remote control allows you to archive your
unique program file. Utilizing special MX-450 software (from the Universal
Remote website), you can easily back up
your control configuration. This special software also allows the MX-450 to download updates with the latest firmware and IR
library for new products.
Note: There is a mini-USB (type-B) port found inside the battery
compartment which can be used to connect the remote to your computer for
archiving and updates. USB cable not provided.
Battery Operated: The Universal Remote Control operates off of 4 "AA"
alkaline batteries (included). The MX-450 offers 18
hours of battery life with continuous button pressing, backlight enabled, and
LCD On. This translates into months for most users.
Note: The batteries are non-rechargeable.
Protect Mode: The MX-450 protects itself if
it gets stuck between couch cushions (with a button being continuously pressed).
After 30 seconds the MX-450 will turn off, and will not turn on again until the
button is released.