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Charging Your Remote PDF Print E-mail
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Your Amulet Voice Remote uses a rechargeable battery. Under normal circumstances, this should provide up to several days of regular voice use.

If the battery level becomes low, the voice capability will automatically stop functioning to conserve power, and you will no longer see a solid red light when you lift the remote up to activate the microphone. You can still continue to use buttons as normal to interact with your Media Center.

If the battery level becomes too low, normal operations will not be possible and instead, you will see the Amulet Logo flash amber whenever you try and press a key. You should recharge your remote before continuing to use it.

To charge your remote, connect the small connector on the supplied charging cable to the charging port at the bottom of your remote. Then plug the other end of the cable into a free USB port on your Media Center or a spare USB port on any other device, and your remote will start to charge.

During charging, the Amulet Logo will flash green. When charging is complete, the Logo will change to solid green and you can unplug the cable. Charging takes up to four hours for a fully depleted battery.


You do not need to wait until your Amulet Remote battery has completely run down before recharging it – you can recharge it whenever convenient, for example every night or two.

The Amulet Logo colours PDF Print E-mail
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The circular logo at the top of your Voice Remote lights up in different colors, to show what the remote is doing. The table below summarizes what each color means.


Microphone on, listening for speech commands


Unable to establish wireless microphone link: check USB dongle is plugged in, and remote hasn't moved out of range


Plugged in to USB cable and fully charged


Plugged in to USB cable and currently charging


Entering deep sleep mode (press the green Media Center Start button to wake it up again)


Transmitting a built-in Media Center remote keystroke


Transmitting a learned keystroke


In learning mode, waiting for a key stroke


In erase mode


Successful learning or erasing


Failed to learn or erase a button, low battery, memory full, or general error


In pairing mode, waiting to pair with a new USB dongle

Amulet Buttons PDF Print E-mail
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Your Amulet Voice Remote includes these additional buttons and capabilities. See the next chapter for more information about how to program them.

Profile button

Press to identify the current speech profile. Pressing it again will switch to a new profile.

Music button

This goes to the Media Center Music Library. You can reprogram it to send a TV device code such as select source video input.

Device selection buttons

These colored buttons are also used to select one of four button keymaps for controlling other equipment.

Media Center Buttons PDF Print E-mail
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Your Amulet Voice Remote includes all of the standard Microsoft buttons used to control Windows Media Center. Below is a quick reminder of what they do.

Navigation Controls

The navigation controls form the main interaction point with the user interface.

Numeric keypad

The numeric keypad is used to enter numbers in Windows Media Center.

Audio / Video Controls

Use these controls to adjust the volume, mute sound and change channels. The green button takes you to the Media Center start page.

Sleep Mode

This button puts your Media Center to sleep, to conserve power, or wakes it up again.

Transport Controls

The transport controls are used to control playback of your digital music and video media files.

TV Power

You can program this button to turn on and off your TV. For more info, see the next chapter.

Shortcut buttons

These go to an experience— such as live or recorded TV, the TV guide, or a DVD—by pressing a single button.

Interactive TV buttons

These buttons are used with TV experiences such as Teletext or Broadcast Markup Language (BML).

How long does it take to recharge the remote? PDF Print E-mail
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It takes approximately two hours to fully charge the battery when completely discharged.

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