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Extra Functions PDF Print E-mail
Voice Remote

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.

 
Song Selection PDF Print E-mail
Music Commands

PLAY SONG {SONG NAME}
PLAY SONG NUMBER {NUM}

SHOW SONG {SONG NAME}
SHOW SONG NUMBER {NUM}

Plays or shows a particular song by the currently selected artist.

{SONG NAME}

The name of a song in your music library by the most recently selected musical artist or band. For example, to listen to Beautiful Day by U2, you first select the artist with PLAY ARTIST U2 and then select the song, PLAY SONG BEAUTIFUL DAY.

If the song title is long, you can say only part of the song name and Amulet will find the best match.

{NUM}

When the song panel is displayed on the Amulet music page, each song listed has a number. You can select a song simply by saying the number of the song you want to choose, as an alternative to using its name.

If the song window isn’t visible, just say SHOW SONGS to open it.

EXAMPLES

PLAY SONG SOMETHING SO STRONG
PLAY SONG NUMBER 6

PLAY SOMETHING ELSE
PLAY ANOTHER SONG

Begins playing a randomly selected song by the currently selected artist. Use this when you are tired of the current song and want to quickly choose something else.

SHOW SOMETHING ELSE
SHOW ANOTHER SONG

Selects a song in the song window at random by the currently selected artist.

 
Speech Profiles PDF Print E-mail
Common Commands

Speech profiles are an advanced Amulet feature that allows it to recognize commands from multiple speakers with very different sounding voices.

This section summarizes the voice commands used to control speech profiles. For more information, please see the Working with Speech Profiles chapter in the User Guide.

IDENTIFYING THE CURRENT PROFILE

WHO IS THIS?
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
WHO IS TALKING?
WHO IS SPEAKING?
WHAT IS THE CURRENT PROFILE?
WHAT [SPEECH] PROFILE IS THIS?

All of these commands cause Amulet to speak the name of the currently active Speech Profile.

Pressing the Profile button in the upper right corner of the Amulet Voice Remote also provides this information.

CHANGING TO A DIFFERENT PROFILE

THIS IS {PROFILE}
SELECT PROFILE {PROFILE}

Loads a new speech profile. A gentle chime plays to indicate when the profile is ready for use.

{PROFILE}

The name of the speech profile to load.

EXAMPLES
THIS IS PETER
SELECT PROFILE JONATHAN

WHAT PROFILES ARE AVAILABLE

WHAT PROFILES DO I HAVE?
WHAT PROFILES CAN I SAY?
WHAT ARE THE PROFILES?
TELL ME ABOUT PROFILES

These commands all cause Amulet to read out a list of all the available speech profiles, so that you can choose one by name. If you have more than five profiles, repeat the command to hear additional options.

EDITING PROFILES

GO TO SPEECH PROFILES
GO TO [SPEECH] PROFILE EDITOR

Minimizes Media Center and invokes the speech profile editor on your desktop. You will need a keyboard and mouse to make changes to profiles.

 
Artist Selection PDF Print E-mail
Music Commands

PLAY ARTIST {ARTIST NAME}
PLAY ARTIST NUMBER {NUM}

Begins playing music by the selected artist. Loads the selected artist’s albums and songs for selection. Selection can be made either by artist name or number.

{ARTIST NAME} The name of an artist or band stored in your music library.

{NUM} The number of a musical artist in your music library, using the numbering scheme displayed by the command SHOW ARTISTS.

EXAMPLES

PLAY ARTIST CROWDED HOUSE

SHOW ARTIST {ARTIST NAME}
SHOW ARTIST NUMBER {NUM}
SHOW ARTISTS
HIDE ARTISTS

Displays albums and songs by the selected artist in the song window without interrupting the currently playing music, so that you can browse for more songs to play.

SHOW ARTISTS displays a list of all recognized artist names.

PLAY SOMEONE ELSE
PLAY ANOTHER ARTIST
SHOW SOMEONE ELSE
SHOW ANOTHER ARTIST

Chooses an artist in your collection at random, and shows or plays songs by that artist.

SHOW SONGS
HIDE SONGS

Show or hide the song name panel in the center of the screen.

This panel usually appears automatically when you select a new artist or album. This behavior can be changed in Amulet Settings.

 
Amulet Buttons PDF Print E-mail
Voice Remote

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.

 
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