REMOTE CONTROL MANUAL
Contec's RT-M200

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1. Introduction
2. Installing / Replacing Batteries
3. Programming Your Cable Converter
4. Programming Your TV
5. Programming Your TV using Point and Press ® Programming
6. Code Number Readback
7. Button Functions
8. Programming Volume Control
9. Your Remote's [CBL] Button
10. Additional Programming Information
11. Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
12. General Reset

Copyright/Trademark info

1.  Introduction
Your RT-M200 universal remote control is simple to program, easy to use, and can operate up to 2 electronic devices which include:
  • CABLE - Cable converters (DVR's, HD Converters, and Standard Digital Converters)
  • TV - Televisions (HDTV or older)

Some of the special features on the RT-M200 universal remote control are:

  1. Point and Press ® Programming
    Lets you program your TV or Cable devices without using codes, For more information, refer to these two sections:
    1. Point and Press Programming
    2. Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting.
  2. The [CBL] (all power) button
  3. Memory Guard®
    Eliminates reprogramming after battery changes provided new batteries are installed within 12 hours.
  4. Time Out
    Shuts remote off if any button is pressed for over 30 seconds. This extends battery life in the event the remote becomes lodged under or between heavy objects and buttons are pressed.
  5. General Reset®
    Lets you reset your remote to it's original default settings. For more information, see:
    1. General Reset®

 

2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries
Install two (2) "AAA" batteries as indicated by the diagram in the battery compartment. Be careful to properly match the "+ / -" ends of the batteries with the diagram in the battery compartment.

When the batteries become too weak to operate the remote control properly, the mode keys will become dim or not illuminate at all during use. When this happens, install 2 new "AAA" size batteries.

Your remote control has Memory Guard®, which eliminates reprogramming after battery changes.

 

3.  Programming Your Cable Converter

To program (setup) the remote to operate your CABLE converter...

* WARNING! If you have an HDTV, do not attempt this unless you are sure that your TV is NOT plugged into outlet in the back of the converter.

  1. Turn on your CABLE converter.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons illuminate together:

  3. Press  0-0-0-2 for your Motorola Box
  4. Press [OK] to lock in the code. The [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.

 

4.  Programming Your TV
If you have a TV operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable converter.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your TV...

  1. Turn on your TV.

  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons illuminate together:


  3. From the Setup Code list below, locate and enter the 4-digit code for your brand and model.
    • Every time you input a code, the [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons will blink twice and stay on.
      • If the TV turns off, continue to the next step.
      • If not, keep entering the 4-digit codes until the converter turns off, then continue to the next step.
    TV Setup Codes

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    f you cannot find your code, you can use Point and Press Programming - CLICK HERE

  4. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    • If your TV does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your TV off and on.

  5. Try the [VOL UP], [VOL DOWN] and [MUTE] buttons to make sure the proper code for this model was locked in.
    • If [VOL UP], [VOL DOWN] and/or [MUTE] do not work, repeat steps 1-4 using a different setup code.

Write your TV brand & setup code for future reference.

 

5Programming Your TV using Point and Press ® Programming
If you have never used Point and Press ® Programming, please refer to the Point and Press Programming section of this manual first before proceeding.

If you have a TV operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable converter. If the TV is plugged into the converter, try to set the converter to UNSWITCHED or ALWAYS ON. Refer to your Passport ECHO/Passport DCT guide for operation.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your TV...

  1. Turn on your TV.

  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons illuminate together:


  3. Press and hold the [CH ] button until the TV turns off. Every time the [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons blink once, the remote is trying a different code.
    • It may take seconds or several minutes for the remote to find the proper code for your device. Be patient, and be ready to release the [CH ] button when the device turns off.
    • As soon as the TV turns off, proceed to the next step.
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    Or..
    If your TV does not run back on, try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until that device turns back on. Each time you press the [CH ] button
    , the [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons blink once.
    • Once you have found the proper code, press [OK]  to lock in the code.

 

6Code Number Readback

To identify the 4-digit setup code for your TV, follow these steps:

  1. Press [TV], then [OK] - hold both down until the [TV] button lights up under finger.
  2. Press [INFO]. The illuminated button will “blink back” the code number, with a 1-second interval between each digit of the code.
    Note: The remote will display the number "0" as the mode buttons all quickly blinking in sequence (CBL, TV, VCR, DVD, AUDIO).
    Click HERE for example.

 

7Button Functions
A majority of the buttons on the RT-M200 work exclusively for your cable converter. However, there are a few buttons that are designed to work exclusively for your TV.

When the [CBL] button lights up, you are operating a Converter function. When the [TV] button lights up, you are operating a TV function.

The chart below explains each button and their functions.

Pressing : Turns converter on / off.
Pressing : Turns TV on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Displays on-screen features, options on the converter. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel

(converter function)

Pressing : Displays channel, time information. Press TWICE to browse channels

(converter function)

Pressing : Direct access to PPV programming. 

(converter function)

Pressing redday.jpg (1609 bytes): Shows previous / next day in view guide.

(converter function)

Pressing  : Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.

Also controls VOD and DVR playback

 (converter function)

Pressing : Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.

 (converter function)

Pressing : Pages up / down through menus, view guide.

 (converter function)

Pressing Selects Music Choice™ digital music through your converter. 
NOTE: Only works with NON-DVR converters, otherwise, non-functional.
Pressing : Displays on-screen help.

 (converter function)

Pressing : When in the interactive guide, choose "Favorite channels" from the on-screen menu. Pressing the blue FAV button on a selected channel will add it to your list of favorite channels.

When out of the interactive guide, pressing FAV will scroll through your list of favorite channels that you stored through the interactive guide.

 (converter function)

Pressing : Exits on-screen menus, view guide.

 (converter function)

Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG

 (converter function)

Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG

 (converter function)

Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG

 (converter function)

Pressing : Swaps Tuner on a DVR. Currently non-functional for all other converters.

(converter function)

Pressing : Increases / decreases TV (or converter) volume.

(TV or converter function, defaults to TV. See Programming Volume Control for more information)

Pressing : Mutes the TV volume

(TV or converter function, defaults to TV. See Programming Volume Control for more information)

Pressing : Displays last channel viewed. 

(converter function)

Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu.

(converter function)

Pressing : Increases / decreases channel display.

(converter function)

Pressing [ ]: DVR function- Replays last few seconds of DVR recorded program (DVR only)

(converter function)

Pressing [ ]: DVR function- Displays on-screen list DVR recorded programs (DVR only)

(converter function)

Pressing [ ]: DVR function- Goes back to live TV broadcast. (DVR only)

 

(converter function)

Pressing []: Swaps the tuner in the Dual Tuner DVR, so that you can watch one program and record another at the same time. (DVR only)

(converter function)

Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in CABLE or TV mode
Pressing [ ]: Selects Video Source for the TV

(HDMI, Component, Input 1, Input 2, Aux, Game, Video 1, Video 2, etc.)

If your converter is hooked up to an HDTV, you would use this to find the input channel it is on.

 

Pressing []: Stops – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Pauses – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Plays – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Rewinds – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Records – CABLE (DVR) or VCR.
Pressing []: Fast-forwards – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.

 

 

8Programming Volume Control
After you program your remote:
When your Remote is in this mode... Your volume/mute is controlled through ...
CABLE Your TV (default)
TV Your TV (default)

To control volume / mute through your CONVERTER.…

  1. Press [OK], then [CBL] together - hold both down until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [VOL ], then [CBL]. The [CBL] button will blink and go out.

To control volume / mute back through your TV

  1. Press [OK], then [CBL] together - hold both down until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [VOL ], then [TV]. The [CBL] button will blink and go out.

 

9.  Your Remote's [CBL] Button
Once you have programmed the remote to operate your TV as well as your converter, you can press the [CBL] button to turn your converter and TV on and off with one button press.

Programming and using the [CBL] button

  • Press [CBL] then [MENU] buttons together until the [CBL] button blinks two times.
  • The [CBL] button will now send a power signal to the cable set-top, immediately followed by a power signal to the TV with one button press.

The steps above will undo this as well.

 

10Additional Programming Information
Additional Programming Information
  1. The [TV] and [CBL] (power) buttons normally illuminate together.
  2. When programming the remote control using the [CH ] or [CH ]  buttons (Power function) in the Point and Press® Programming method, you may find a code that turns a device off but not back on. If this happens…
    1. The correct code has not been found as you may have a code that operates some but not all of the functions of your device. Continue pressing [CH ]  until your device turns on.
      OR
    2. You may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one press at a time until you find a code that turns your device back on.

 

11Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting / Tips
  1. If the same button is pressed and held for 30 seconds, your remote control will turn itself off automatically. This extends the battery life should the remote become lodged under or between heavy objects, for example sofa cushions.
  2. If you have a TV that’s operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable set-top terminal.
  3. If you have any questions concerning the brand, model or operation of your cable set-top terminal, contact us.
  4. If the [MODE] button is not operating, the remote is in its locked mode. To set the remote to its unlocked mode, see Section 10.

DVR Issue- Muted volume

Powering off converter when it has a recording schedule will cause the DVR to mute when it comes back on to record. This is done on purpose by the DVR manufacturer.

Solutions:

  1. You can prevent this next time by leaving the converter POWERED ON the next time you have a scheduled recording. You do not need to turn off the DVR to record (like you would a VCR)
  2. Here is the situation. The converter volume has been automatically muted. However, when a you turn up the volume on the remote, the TV volume goes up, and this doesn't help. You need to turn up the converter volume. So you will need to change the volume function from the TV to the converter
    • How to change the volume control from TV to CONVERTER:
      1. Hold OK and CABLE buttons together until cable button is solid red.
      2. Push VOLUME UP(+) once.
      3. Push CABLE button once. Cable light will blink 3 times

    Now that the volume function is assigned to the cable box, you can either hit the mute button to UNmute the box, or push the volume up button.

  3. It is advised that you then reassign the volume function to your TV when done viewing the program, and record any future programs with the converter box turned on.
    • Changing the volume function on the remote from Cable to TV
      1. Hold OK and CABLE buttons together until cable button is solid red.
      2. Push VOLUME UP(+) once.
      3. Push TV button once. Cable light will blink 3 times

 

Batteries Weak?
Low Battery Indication - when the batteries become low and need to be replaced, the [CBL], [TV] buttons will not illuminate normally, or at all, during operation. To rectify, install 2 new "AAA" size batteries to restore normal operation to the remote control.. 
refer to: Step 2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries

Frequently Used Terms

Default Setting How your remote is set when you receive it from your cable operator. The programming that is retained even after a remote is reset.
Electronic Components /
Devices
The various electronic devices the remote is designed to operate. These include cable set-top terminals, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, receivers, amplifiers and CD players.
Program (Setup) The process of teaching your remote control to operate your electronic devices.
Transport Functions These are the  [], [], [], [], [], [] (Stop, Play, Fwd, Rew, Pause and REC) buttons. These buttons operate your Cable set-top features for VOD and DVR features.

 

12General Reset

The remote can be reset to its factory default settings if needed. 

  1. Press [OK], then [CBL] together until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).

  2. Press [1].

  3. The [CBL] button will blink 3 times and go out. All codes will now be CLEARED. Start programming your RT-M200 over again, as needed

 

 

Rev. 08/11
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