This system file was setup for ease of use using the WATCH and LISTEN buttons as well as having quick access with PICTURE and SOUND macros on the LCD for commonly used controls like aspect ratio and sound modes. My home theater is fairly simple consisting of only 4 devices plus the light dimmer, but the programming is a little more complex to make the system so easy to use that my wife and kids have no trouble working it. Some features of my system file:
PICTURE and SOUND macros on the main screen for each activity for quick adjustments to the TV or AV receiver.
Page 2 of the WATCH button has all the devices listed. Press and hold feature used to prevent accidental access to device settings.
Page 3 is a special hidden page for virtual devices with macros for favourite channels and DVD selection and TV power for when listening to music.
The 400 DVD mega changer is conatrolled by a virtual device macro that is split in two. The BEGIN macro prepares the DVD player for a numeric entry of slot number (DVD Profiler is used to print a listing) with the remote. Then the user completes the selection process by pressing END which sends another macro to load the DVD and play it. This macro also returns to the previous screen to select another DVD. This virtual device is also used for the selection of audio CD's under the LISTEN button.
Favourite channels and satellite radio station macro pages. All devices have discrete ON/OFF codes so nothing gets out of sync and RF control just makes this system solid.