Voice Remote support topics

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Your remote has two additional capabilities which are occasionally useful.

Deep Sleep Mode

If you are transporting your Amulet Voice Remote, buttons may be accidentally pressed in transit, or the remote may tilt enough to activate the microphone. If either occurs for an extended time, the battery will run down.

To avoid this, you can put the remote into a deep sleep. Press and hold the DVD Menu and TV Power buttons simultaneously, and the Amulet Logo will flash green twice. The remote is now asleep, and will ignore button presses and movement.

To wake it again, press the green Media Center start button in the center of the remote, or briefly connect the charging cable to a USB port.

Firmware Version Report

Your Amulet Voice Remote can report the current version of firmware it is operating. To do this, switch to the Windows Desktop and open Notepad or Wordpad.

Point the remote at your IR receiver and press and hold the Profile button in the upper right corner.

While holding Profile, press and release DVD Menu. The remote will send the version number as numeric characters which are then typed into the current document.

For example, “1*73” means the remote is using firmware version 1.73.

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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