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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by satcrazy, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. satcrazy

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    Great...
    OK, got a new universal remote with learning and macro capabilities, [ RCA RCRN06gr] and the existing library codes have worked for my devices, and now I'm reading how to add additional button commands [ the print is "micro" making this harder than it has to be] and I've looked at these instructions over and over, and I can not find anything reffering to the colored buttons, so two questions for now,

    1 what are the colored buttons used for

    2 exactly what is "macros"? does that mean performing 1 function for multiple devices? That is all I can figure out from reading the forum.

    thanks!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm afraid I don't know what color buttons are used for on a Dish receiver. DIRECTV receivers use them for different miscellaneous tasks like bringing up an options menu.

    Macros are where the remote does more than one thing in succession like: TV ON, TV to HDMI1, DVR ON, AV Receiver ON.
     
  3. satcrazy

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    The colored buttons on the dish remote are non operational.

    So on the new RCA universal remote I just bought, the colored buttons can't be assigned a function? They are only used for the coreseponding colored buttons on the Satellite remote?


    Thanks
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Not having precise knowledge of that remote, I don't know if you can map those buttons to something else. I know it's possible on other remotes.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    What Dish receiver do you have?

    The 922 actually does use the colored buttons in some menus, but I think it is the only Dish receiver that does.
     
  6. satcrazy

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    colored buttons don't respond to anything.
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Thanks... I just wanted to be sure. I don't have experience with all Dish receivers, but was pretty sure only the 922 makes limited use of the color buttons.
     

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