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Sony BDP-S780 Blu-Ray UPnP Command Notes
Added by AMX_Programmer | 2013 | 2,220 views
Notes on sending UPnP commands to a Sony BDP-S780 Blu-ray Disc Player.
Tim's URC R50 Planner
Added by Tim Lincourt | 2011 | 1,959 views
A graphical Excel spreadsheet-based planner with sections for favorite channels and macros.
Tim's URC MX-500 Planner
Added by Tim Lincourt | 2011 | 1,759 views
A graphical Excel spreadsheet-based planner with sections for favorite channels and macros.
URC Digital R50 System Planning Example & Tutorial
Added by nomad8201 | 2011 | 4,265 views
This 22-sheet Excel file, based on Daniel Tonks' URC R50 Planner, contains a complete System Layout for control of 9 components in my home theater system.

The design makes extensive use of visible and hidden devices, along with one-step macros to "copy" functions from hidden devices to visible devices, so they can be logically arranged on the visible LCD screens.

In addition, each of the 9 devices, along with 2 special devices (subsets of the AUDIO device), support Device Macros, which essentially transform the R50 from a Device Remote into a powerful, user-friendly Activity Remote. The Device Macros sheet was adapted from Daniel Tonks' URC MX-500 Planner.

Finally, there is a Title Sheet, containing a bitmap photo of the R50 (from Daniel Tonks' R50 review) and a Favorite Channel sheet, with 48 Dish Network channels arranged in 6 categories.

The embedded documentation and color coding should be enough to re-create this System Layout from scratch in an empty R50.
Daniel's URC R50 & MX-450 Planner
Added by Daniel Tonks | 2011 | 5,552 views
Since the Digital R50 & Complete Control MX-450 do not allow for easy button re-arrangement, I've created this Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to help you plan button placement and LCD labels.

Due to the R50's freeform structure, this planner is not quite as full-featured as my others, and is intended simply to assist with initial button placement.
Selling Strategies for the Custom Installer
Added by Chris Westfall | 2010 | 2,441 views
Articles from industry trade magazines, focusing on selling strategies for the Custom Installer. Written by Chris Westfall.
Multiple Subs and Room Modes
Added in 2009 | 2,222 views
Harman White Paper on Multiple Subs and room modes.
Sony DVP-CX777ES Checksum Calculator
Added by Todd Tvetene | 2007 | 2,816 views
An Excel spreadsheet for checksum calculation on the Sony 777ES DVD changer. Note: if you want to modify this sheet you will need an Excel addon called morefunc from [Link:] to handle the HEX.
Sony RM-AV3100 / RM-AV3100 Planning Template
Added by Pat Hall | 2006 | 1,915 views
A setup template for the Sony RM-AV3000 or RM-AV3100. LCD image shows all available options and labels. Remote image shows all available hard buttons. Use this PDF template to pre-plan each of your devices.
Custom Installation Sales, Business, & Marketing Articles
Added by Rick Schuett | 2006 | 2,835 views
A complete collection of the articles I've written for various magazines, in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
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