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Urc Mx 3000 Editor Software Download


MX-3000 Editor is developed by Universal Remote Control, Inc. and is used by 2 users of Software Informer. The most popular version of this product among our users is 1.1. The names of program executable files are editor2.exe, MX450.exe, MX880Editor.exe, MX900Editor.exe and MX950Editor.exe. Works with rcf file type. The product will soon be reviewed by our informers.




Urc Mx 3000 Editor Software Download



By accepting this End User License Agreement, you agree to not sell, give or share this copyrighted software in any way to any other party. Doing so will result in full prosecution as allowed by law. This software is meant for your own personal use. Our editor software is exclusive to authorized dealers and professional installers; therefore, URC does not provide programming support. A programming manual for your specific model remote control will be provided for your reference.


The MX-3000 also uses WMDC but uses a "standalone" editor software to program the device. It is not a part of the Complete Control Program software. The software required to program the MX-3000 can be found under the Legacy Resources section of the URC dealer portal.


[ SEARCH ][ CONTACT ]The following page was printed from RemoteCentral.com:Forums > Professional > Complete Control by URCMX-3000 Editor Software.Login:Pass:Register Forum Search LoginTopic:MX-3000 Editor Software.This thread has 9 replies. Displaying all posts.Post 1 made on Saturday July 3, 2010 at 13:15BoscoukLurking MemberJoined:Posts:July 20101View ProfileOk, so i gather from most forum's that URC no longer let you download the editor software so would anybody be able to send me the software please as i cannot seem to find the disc?My e-mail address is boscouk@sky.com if you can help i would be very grateful as i've spent the last 3 hours searching online for it.Thank you very much people!ReplyPost 2 made on Saturday July 3, 2010 at 18:22mistachyLong Time MemberJoined:Posts:April 2010269View Profile[Link: remotecentral.com]MX6000 :o) myfile [Link: texas-rebel.com]LR: Onkyo TX-NR807, Samsung 52", MRX-1. BR1: LG 37", Sony AVR, MRF-260. BR2: MarantzSR8002, Epson8500 100", Klipsch RF-82 HT System, MSC400, HTPC ReplyPost 3 made on Sunday July 4, 2010 at 11:41kgossenSuper MemberJoined:Posts:March 20083,026View ProfileThe software is 60MB so emailing to you is out of the question (at least for me). If you bought it legitimately and just lost the disc I'm sure a call to the dealer or URC could get you a copy, might be a small shipping fee."Quality isn't expensive, it's Priceless!"ReplyPost 4 made on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 19:16Jack FLurking MemberJoined:Posts:January 20111View ProfileIf anybody can help i also need the software for the MX3000. My installer wants $250 to program the unit. What a rip off.Jack FReplyPost 5 made on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 22:53tgav8rsActive MemberJoined:Posts:December 2003741View ProfileOn January 8, 2011 at 19:16, Jack F said...If anybody can help i also need the software for the MX3000. My installer wants $250 to program the unit. What a rip off.Programming the 3000 is not for the faint of heart. $250 is not unreasonable depending on the complexity of the program. CEDIA Certified Installer and Designer. Denon CI, URC, CrestronReplyPost 6 made on Sunday January 9, 2011 at 10:24Duct TapeLoyal MemberJoined:Posts:November 20085,218View ProfileOn January 8, 2011 at 19:16, Jack F said...If anybody can help i also need the software for the MX3000. My installer wants $250 to program the unit. What a rip off. [Link: framedesigns-gallery.com]how ironic that i found this quote listed on your website:Remember


SETUP Though URC intends these remotes to be professionally programmed and installed, the programming software is available on their Web site. All three use similar Windows-based programming architectures that I would rate about a 6 out of 10 in difficulty. Still, to extract all the capabilities from an MX-3000, I'd highly recommend going with a pro.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:Having used the MX-500 for almost two years, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the MX-700. The unit comes packaged in a simple cardboard box with the remote, serial cable, and four batteries tucked securely into a formed plastic cradle inside. The omission of the MX-500's trio of macro buttons from the bottom of the face would seem to be a minor change, but it actually made the hard button area seem noticeably less congested. The buttons are made of the same material used on the MX-500 – the "gemstone" buttons were originally offered only with the MX-700, but Universal Remote began using them throughout the MX series product line a couple of years ago. These buttons have a nice feel to them – smooth, but not slippery. The nearly-white face is also a nice touch, making the remote stand out from the usual black plastic remotes.MX-500 and MX-700 side by sideAs mentioned above, the MX-700 package comes with the remote, batteries, and serial cable. That means there is no manual or software in the box. This is because the MX-700 was (and still is) intended as a custom install product, and the custom installers would get a single program CD and user's manual. Fortunately, Universal Remotes had a good web site at the time, and this download page gave me everything I needed. In August 2006, URC scaled back their site drastically and removed the installation software and programming manuals. You can still get the user's manuals from there, but software and programming manuals must come from your authorized distributor. I have mirrored the user's manual, MX Editor, and MX Editor Programming Manual on my site (as well as some other software, listed in the Customization section below), but you should check with your authorized dealer to get newer versions.Now that we've met the MX-700 and gathered the manual and software, it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty: configuring it to operate my devices.return to top


CUSTOMIZING THE REMOTE:This is the biggest difference between the MX-700 and its little brother. The method of configuring the remote using the LCD display (described in my MX-500 review) doesn't work for the MX-700. Instead, the MX-700 is configured through a PC interface. The Excel or Word templates used by many MX-500 owners to mock up their button layouts are readily replaced by the MX Editor program. Where the MX-500 interface is as user-friendly as I have seen in a standalone universal remote, the MX-700's PC-based interface is a whole different beast – it joins the ranks of such software-configurable remotes as the Philips Pronto family. The Pronto can be considered the gold standard for software customization (at least without moving up to the high-end custom market, where manufacturers such as Crestron enter the equation) – its software will allow users to customize every aspect of the interface, including the shape and arrangement of buttons on the Pronto's touch screen. There is not that same degree of control available with the MX-700, if only because the MX-700's button layout is fixed and the LCD screen's buttons are (as with the MX-500) limited to five character labels.MX-700 Configuration SoftwareWhile the MX-700 may not offer the level of personal customization of a Pronto, it does provide a convenient interface for configuring the remote. The program contains an extensive database of device codes, and the database is regularly updated through a simple automated download (called Live Update in the software) to include additional codes as Universal Remote adds to their master database. You can download configuration files from Remote Central, either complete remote configuration files uploaded by other MX-700 users or simply individual device configuration files created for a specific component. I downloaded some files that gave me learned remote codes for a few of my devices, but in general I wanted to arrange the buttons on each device in a manner that best suited us, so there was a lot that I simply elected to learn manually. UPDATE: On August 1, 2006, Universal Remote pulled all software from their site, disabled the Live Update feature in existing versions, and revised their policy to only allow authorized dealers to distribute software updates to owners. The goal is to cripple the large number of unauthorized dealers selling products online for significantly lower prices. There are some customer support issues relating to this policy that don't sit well with everyone – the MX-500 and MX-700 have been Internet favorites for years now, and this strikes many as a slap in the face to that user base when Universal Remotes could have chosen to tighten up its distribution channels rather than restricting support to customers. Another unfortunate side-effect is that potential customers can no longer download the software and "test drive" it. I'm not particularly comfortable with Universal Remote's choice, especially since I've long considered their hardware to be some of the best around. For folks considering the MX-700 who may want to experiment with an older version of the software before buying, I've still got a copy of the final "pre-policy change" MX Editor software available for download here. I also have copies of the software for the MX-800, MX-850, MX-900, MX-950, MX-3000, and TX-1000, all the July 31, 2006 versions from before the policy change. I do not have the current (Live Update enabled) versions of any of them, as they must be obtained through an authorized distributor.First, let me touch on some of the MX-700 software's strengths. Features such as punch-through and macros are extremely easy to implement, especially compared to the methods usually required for universal remotes. It is also easy to place duplicates of commands from one device onto another device (the program calls these "shortcuts"). For example, every video device I have offers a button at the bottom left of the first page labeled "FIXTV" – this button will send a discrete command to the TV to set it to the appropriate video input for that source device (in most cases, this is component2). Each time I did this with the MX-500, I had to dig out the little Radio Shack remote that was set up with the discrete input codes for the TV and learn the appropriate command to the "FIXTV" button. With the MX-700's software, it's a simple matter of picking "HDTV" from one pull-down, picking the input button from another pull-down, and revising the button label to FIXTV (it automatically changes to match the label of the button being duplicated). And since the shortcut created by this process is a link to the original, revisions to the "master" copy are automatically picked up on any linked copies elsewhere on the remote – this also allows the user to set up much of the remote configuration file without a remote, as the learning process can be carried out later and the links immediately work as intended. Be aware, however, that the shortcuts link to a specific button position on the remote; moving the original button to a different place will break any shortcuts. When learning multiple commands to a device, the software offers a convenient "continue to next button" setting that saves the properly-received code for the button and automatically goes to the next button to wait for the next signal. This "continue" command is a great way to learn entire remotes quickly. Lastly, if you have some learned commands stored in a Philips Pronto format .ccf file (a format that has been in use for a number of years, so there is an abundance of .ccf resources available on the Internet), you can import those commands directly into an MX-700 *.mxf file using the universal browser.The program is not perfect, however, and there are a couple quirks that can be irritating. Re-arranging devices is not an obvious process, although it is easier than I initially believed it to be. While it would seem intuitive to be able to drag a device to a free spot and adjust the layout of the MAIN pages in that way, this will not work. Instead, you cut and paste devices by right-clicking on the device name in the left window, selecting "Cut," creating a new device (pick on the desired button under Main), right-click on the new device in the left window, and select "Paste." A problem I ran into that is not really the fault of the software or the remote is that when learning commands, you need to hold the original button down for a couple seconds, especially for commands that may be able to be sent continuously and continue to cause the component to react (such as volume controls, channel controls, and fast forward controls). Pressing the original button briefly will only learn that brief duration of signal, and all that the MX-700 will do later is send a single brief burst. This is true of all learning remotes that I've dealt with over the years, but it can easily be overlooked by a newcomer to the world of universal remotes. Lastly, since the MX-700 uses a serial port interface (which was the logical choice when the MX-700 was developed, although today the preferred approach would be USB), it takes time to upload or download a complete system configuration – my system averaged a little over a minute. That's not bad, but if your computer is too far from the system to make use of the "test" feature (which allows you to test any command by operating the program's simulated remote through the real remote's IR emitter) and you have to do a full upload to test your setup, you may want to factor this transfer time in. Overall, the software's foibles are pretty minor.The MX-700 offers much more robust support for macros than the MX-500. You can't make any button a macro, but you can assign macros to any LCD button as well as the two power buttons at the top of the remote. That's two buttons per device (including two on the "Main" page) plus anywhere from ten to forty buttons per device depending on how many pages are included. The 50 Favorites buttons are also macro buttons of a sort, although they are intended mainly just as a way to send direct channel numbers. These macros can be very handy. Since the Model 990 allows direct access to radio presets (type in "01" to go to preset 1, for example), I added a page to the TUNER device with macro buttons that went to each preset station.In November 2006, I posted a few tips on writing macros for a new MX-700 owner at Outlaw's forum, and I figured it would make sense to include those tips here as well. This is far from a comprehensive guide on macro writing, but it may help some folks plan their macros. Keep the existing status of devices in mind. This means that a power on/off command for a common device such as TV or receiver should not be used as part of the mode changing macros for each source device, as it will only put the device in the correct state (on) half of the time - the other times, it will turn the device off because it was already on from a previous macro. This is also true of input toggle commands such as those often used to control TV inputs. If you know where the device started out ("INPUT 1" as an example), you can send that toggle command multiple times to get to where you want to be ("INPUT 4" after three toggle commands for this example), but if you can't predict where the device will start out then you can't do this.Corollary: discrete codes are cool. While you can't use toggles for power and input without some care, you can use discrete codes ("power on" or "input3") quite freely. Source selection macros can send a "power on" command to the source to make sure it's on (and if it already is, it'll just ignore it), a specific input command to the TV (to make sure it's on "video3" for example), and set the receiver or processor to the correct input. A global "off" macro can tell every device you have to power off, and you won't have to worry about stuff that's already off getting turned on needlessly.Simple is best. The fewer steps that you include, the less time you'll need to keep the IR emitter aimed in the right direction and the less likely that casual users will be to assume that the remote is finished and set it down or that something is wrong and start messing with it.Some devices need time to think about the commands sent to them. When sending more than one command to a specific device in a macro, test it to make sure that all of the commands are received by that device. Consider locating the commands at opposite ends of the macro (turn the TV on, then turn the cable box and receiver on before telling the TV what input to switch to). If that doesn't work, add a delay before the second command and adjust it up and down until it is just enough to give the device time to recover from the previous command before getting the second one.Be creative. The MX-700 will allow macros on almost any button, which can create some unique opportunities. An example is the macro I mentioned above with the Model 990's tuner and its direct access to presets by typing the two-digit preset number into the remote. Remembering what preset each station is set to can be a pain, so I created a page under the TUNER device with nine or ten macro buttons. Each button was labeled with the station (92.9, 102.7, 99.7, 98.1, and so on), and each button had a macro that sent the corresponding two-digit preset number to the 990.There is a huge collection of files available at Remote Central to help you build your own system file. I've also got my system file available here, along with a number of standalone device files that I have created. I converted several of my device files into a generic format (eliminating some of the commands shared with other devices, such as FIXTV).Generic Device FilesOutlaw Audio Model 990 (including separate pages for zone 2 remote and for tuner device)Outlaw Audio Model 990 (version created by JedM)Outlaw Audio Model 970/1070Outlaw Audio Model 950Yamaha DVD-S1500Panasonic DMR-E80 (remote code 3)OPPO Digital OPDV971H (white remote)Pace Micro DC-550 (Time Warner service)Zenith C32V37Panasonic PV-S4566 VCRAkai 13" combo TV/DVDPanasonic DVD-RA60My Custom FilesOverall System File * Updated 3/10/2008 *Outlaw Audio Model 990 (including separate pages for zone 2 remote and for tuner device)Yamaha DVD-S1500Panasonic DMR-E80 (remote code 3)Panasonic DMP-BD30Toshiba HD-A2OPPO Digital OPDV971H (white remote)OPPO Digital OPDV971H (black remote)OPPO Digital DV-981HDOPPO Digital DV-980HOPPO Digital DV-983H * Added 3/10/2008 *Pace Micro DC-550 (Time Warner service)Zenith C32V37Panasonic PV-S4566 VCRVelodyne SMS-1Lutron Maestro IRI'll be posting many of these files to Remote Central in the near future, but they will also remain available for download here.return to top


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