MX-500 Favorite Channels.

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  1. Ross Williams

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    Just bought this fabulous remote, finally putting the 6 others I had away. Very easy to program, I had it completely set up in an hour. The only thing I was wondering about, was if there was a way to change the favorite channels on that feature? I couldn't figure out any way to edit the names. It'd be nice to be able to put my actual favorite channels on the list, instead of their preset ones. (Weather Channel, yech! And I don't have HBO.) Does anybody know if this is possible?
     
  2. Chuck Kent

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    Ross, I guess I'm confused.

    You edit the names of the Favorites the same way you do the other LCD labels...press and hold the Main button and the ENT button at the same time until you get the setup menu. Press Edit and then the FAV button and edit your 5 character designations.

    The actual remote control macro commands of each FAV button can come from one device only (per FAV LCD button.) The only buttons that can be used are 0 thru 9, Power, System Off, DIS, ENT and the Pause/Info button.

    Hope this helps...
     
  3. Ross Williams

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    Chuck, I swear I tried that, but when I go to edit it only brings up the different system controls: DVD, TV, etc... no favs. I'll look again though. It's not that big of a deal.. just thought since I was setting it all up, I'd set up everything.
     
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    yep, you can DEFINITELY label your fave buttons - i've done it on my own mx-500.

    but it's been a while...however i need to now that i have directv.

    maybe i'll try tonight - i'll let ya know.
     
  5. Ross Williams

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    I tried again last night, no luck. Am I completely overlooking it somehow?
     
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    ross - i totally spaced it last night. my bad. i'll try again this weekend - if you don't have any luck by monday let me know.

    also have you tried the forums at remotecentral.com? they have one dedicated to home theater master remotes.

    http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...aster/list.cgi
     
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    I have done mine as per the Manual:

    Hold Main/Ent together.
    Hit Edit
    Hit Fav button
    Hit the button you wish to edit (or page to it and hit it).
    Edit the label.
    Hit the button again to confirm the changes. Saved flashes.
    Hit Main, Main, Main and you should be done.
     
  8. Chuck Kent

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    I tested it on my 500 and it worked ok for me too. The key to this is hitting the FAV button once you enter the EDIT mode. The FAV lcd labels won't show otherwise...
     
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    yup, paul's instructions are perfect...i just tested it too.
     
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    Thanks guys, I got it to work. I swear I already tried it, but I've been known to have been wrong in the past. [​IMG]
     
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    Cool! Glad you got it going...
     

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