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DirecTivo & UltimateTV owners: a question about remotes...


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#1 OFFLINE   kfonda

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Posted 09 August 2002 - 09:19 PM

Hi everyone :) I was wondering if you folks could help me out.
It is VERY important to me that the remotes that come with
either the UltimateTV or DirecTivo be able to operate my A/V receiver.
I currently have a Dish Network PVR 501 and I must say it
operates all my other components very well.I am not concerned
about my VCR or TV--almost any remote can operate those.
I downloaded the RCA UltimateTV manual and under the codes
listed for VCR,TV,Cable Boxes and so on there is literally no section
marked A/V Receiver--am I missing something? Here's what I need
to know:

Can someone who has either a RCA UltimateTV,the Sony UltimateTV
or the SonyTivo tell me if there are programmable codes listed for A/V
receivers and if so are there any codes for either Pioneer or harman/kardon
receivers? I am referring to the integrated units meaning DirecTivo or
Direct UltimateTV receivers.I only need the remote to do basic A/V
receiver operations: on,off,volume up/down and mute.Thanks a lot
for reading this :)

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#2 OFFLINE   Corey140

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Posted 09 August 2002 - 09:22 PM

Nothing is listed under for audio in the UTV manual but you would probably have to try the code first to see if it would work,

#3 OFFLINE   James_F

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Posted 09 August 2002 - 09:57 PM

SonyTivo only controls the TV. There is a switch on the side the moves back between TV and Satellite. My Sony Receiver controls my Tivo though... Not sure about the UTV....

#4 OFFLINE   bigrig

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Posted 09 August 2002 - 11:20 PM

I would recommend a good "Universal" remote. I use the Radio Shack (crazy, I know!) 15-1994, and was pleasantly surprised that I could program it to control the RCA UTV, even though such a thing didn't exist when the remote was released. It can "learn" other remotes commands, and can be programmed to execute a series of commands at the touch of a button.

I got it for $30, it's discontinued now, I see there's one on e-bay for $50. There's probably other good universal remotes available, too.

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#5 OFFLINE   Kenster

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Posted 10 August 2002 - 10:46 AM

The UTV remote has an "auxillary" button. If you can't find published codes, you could find them manually. It may take a while because there are several hundred codes. You might also contact the manufacturer of your A/V receiver to see if they can tell you the code for your remote.
BTW, I hope this is not a deal breaker. The UTV is so fantastic, it would be worth it, even if you had to use a separate remote for your A/V receiver.

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Posted 10 August 2002 - 01:36 PM

If you're interested, you can go to http://www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/ , which has links to places to get universal remotes, and tells you how to make a JP1 cable, which lets you program the remote with your computer. I haven't tried the JP1 thing yet, but it sounds cool.

Matt

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Posted 11 August 2002 - 08:13 AM

Thanks Guys--I appreciate all of your help.On the TivoCommunity site there is a thread re the Sony remote for the Sony DirecTivo and how to program it to learn basic A/V receiver commands(though it's not documented in their booklet!) :)

#8 OFFLINE   kfonda

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Posted 11 August 2002 - 01:53 PM

Guys--anybody have Sony's version of the DirecTV/UltimateTV box? It looks like that's the one I'm going to get--does anybody know if that remote can learn or be programmed for A/V receivers?

#9 OFFLINE   James_F

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Posted 11 August 2002 - 06:04 PM

Check this out...

http://www.ultimatet...remote_Sony.asp

Don't see anything specific. I'd just buy a universal remote... :shrug:




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