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"Reading" a remote

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MadMac, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. MadMac

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    I have a remote (RC64, IIRC) that is on its way out. Is there any way to "read" or "interrogate" the codes to make programming its replacement easier?
     
  2. peds48

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    Sure, I just dont remember how. Sorry. perhaps someone that knows will jump in. at least you know is doable. getting the manual from DirecTV.com/manuals will help as well


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  3. MadMac

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    Thanks for the response. Like you, I have a recollection that there's a way to do this. Googling hasn't helped thus far....
     
  4. peds48

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  5. samrs

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    It would be easier to set the remote up from scratch, than trying to read the blinks.
     
  6. Edmund

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    1. tv, av1 or av2
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    3. enter 9 9 0
     
    a) press #1 key, count the blinks
    b. press #2 key, count the blinks
    c) press #3 key, count the blinks
    d) press #4 key, count the blinks
    e) press #5 key, count the blinks
     
  7. studechip

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    Jeez Edmund, you make it sound so simple. Wait a minute, it is simple!
     
  8. dennisj00

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    I think it's easier to read the blinks that to remember what you set the TV or AVR to 6 months ago! Write it down!!
     
  9. peds48

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    Well depends. if there are popular brands, is a lot easier to program from scratch


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  10. dennisj00

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    I'm actually sticking with Write It Down!
     
  11. samrs

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    LOL! :)

    An RC64 is so..2007.

    XP is approaching end of life.

    Why would you read the blinks. Or use something you wrote down. ;)
     
  12. dennisj00

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    Because what I wrote down WORKS!
     
  13. samrs

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    I can appreciate that......but, what if...the code you search for in say, an RC66 does the Menu on the TV. Along with some other stuff.

    Would that be better, than sliding the slider, to turn the TV off. ;)
     
  14. peds48

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    They don't understand cuz...
     
  15. kenglish

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    Lots of folks write the codes down on a label stuck inside the battery compartment.
     

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