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URC Digital R50 System Planning Example & Tutorial
User-Written Articles & Documentation
Added by nomad8201 | 2011
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.

System Devices:
  • Panasonic PV-8662 VCR (Light Tower Program Director)
  • Sony DVP-NC85H DVD Player (RMT-D117A)
  • Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray Player (RMT-B107A)
  • Onkyo TX-SR601 A/V Receiver (RC-590M)
  • Samsung HP-S4253 42" Plasma TV (BN59-00511A)
  • Dish VIP722 HD DVR Satellite Receiver (5.3 IR 148785)
  • Seville Classics 10177 UltraSlimline Floor Fan (Fan Remote)
  • X-10 IR543 Lighting Controller (None)
  • HP Pavillion DV8205US 17" Laptop (396397-001)
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March 5, 2011
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Comment by sceaga on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 00:14
I just purchased an R50 and have played around a bit with the programming and setup. This complete example with explanation and methodology for setting up the devices and macros is great! This will be indispensable in setting up my system (even if it is much smaller than yours. Two thumbs up! Love it! Thanks!
Comment by NCguy on Friday June 13, 2014 at 14:02
I have a complex mult-room setup.

Can't thank you enough - Awesome!!

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