I have a MX-700 Universal Remote, set up almost 2 years ago by the techies at Tweeter, Etc. I got a new Direct TV-DVR a couple of months ago, and want to program it into the remote. Tweeter closed the local store, so I've downloaded the MX-700 Editor software and the manual. Read the manual, got the proper chord, had to get a USB to serial connector for my laptop. Fired up the software, plugged in the remote, and it will not recognize my remote. Keeps telling me I either have the wrong Port, or the chord is defective. I checked my Device Manager, and it tells me it's COM 4, so I set it at COM 4. I tried rebooting, reinstalling the software...nothing seems to get the remote to be recognized. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I really like the remote, actually have 2 of them, and Tweeter now wants $200 to come and reprogram it and add the new DVR, just a little annoying. I should be able to do this. Thank you in advance. Carl
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If you have a learning universal remote, such as the MX-500, just put the remote in learning mode, press the button on the universal remote you want to program then press the appropriate button on the other remote. Otherwise, we'll need to know also what remote control you have. They are not all alike.
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Trying to program a universal remote can sometimes be a frustrating process. Successful programming of a universal remote depends on whether the universal remote manufacturer included our company’s information in the remote when it was assembled. Then a cable company (ie., Comcast) or satellite provider (ie., Dish Network) orders their decoder box and universal remote control from a manufacturer (ie., Scientific Atlanta, Motorola, etc.), the decoder box manufacturer provides a list of all the possible remote controls this universal can duplicate. From that list the cable company or satellite selects which manufacture’s products to include on their new universal remote. Once those manufacturers names have been decided, they are placed on the universal remote and a numeric code is assigned. If they choose not to include our company on the universal remote, the universal remote may not access the Maxent screen. If you cannot locate Maxent on the list provided to you by the universal remote provider, please try the following: Through contact with various cable and satellite content providers we have developed a list of the most common numeric codes that are used with universal remotes. Content Provider/Most commonly used code Comcast: 1755 Comcast (ML-3251HLT Model): 0054 Insight: 1755 Direct TV: 11755 Dish Network: 742 Cable Vision: 165 Adelphia: 0156, 1755 Universal: 0762 One4All: 0036 Time Warner: 0230
We have identified other manufacturers of display products that have similar remote control information to ours. Depending on the universal remote you are using these manufacturers may work. Please use the documentation that accompanied your universal remote, and look up the following companies. Input the numeric code associate with that company. Gateway Sampo Viewsonic Magnavox Phillips Marantz Pilot If the universal remote you are trying to program contains a Code Search (the remote will scan through all the codes contained within the universal remote) function, we recommend that you try that procedure. It is possible that there may be another manufacturer code that may work with our monitor. You may also want to try a Learning Remote from another manufacturer. This type of remote control can absorb or record the information coming directly out of the Maxent remote control. The learning remote then duplicates that information and acts like the Maxent Remote control. This type of remote can also record the signal coming from your other universal remotes in the same manner. In which case you can use this learning remote for your entire audio video system