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Ask DBSTalk 921 Marantz Remote

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by bdemz, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. bdemz

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    How do I program the codes of the 921 into my Marantz remote? I thought Mark said there was a way to make the 921 broadcast IR?

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  2. Mark Lamutt

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    Is your Marantz one of the philips pronto clones? If so, download my pronto file that's posted in the forum, and you can load that into the marantz editing software to load it into your remote.

    If you just want to learn the codes, you'll need to use a 721 remote, or one of the other Dish remotes to do it because the 921 (and 811) remotes do not transmit the dish commands in IR.
     
  3. bdemz

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    Thanks Mark but I think it's just a learner.

    Can the 508 remote get the codes in? or do I have to use a 721.

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  4. Mark Lamutt

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    The 508 remote will work, but you won't have the PIP buttons or the SD/HD button. All the other ones will work for you.
     
  5. David_Levin

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    I think you can get SD/HD you can get from TV/Video...
     
  6. bdemz

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    What do I need the HD/SD button for? Do I need to switch between manually?

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  7. Mark Lamutt

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    To be able to switch between HD (1080i/720p/480p) and SD (480i) with a single button press, rather than having to go through the menu to do it.
     
  8. tomb18ca

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    Geez Mark, you're the official 921 and 811 guru?
    Ok, here's one for you... In the setup menu there is an option for the RECEIVER itself to transmit the IR commands from your remote. In other words, go into the menu and setup, find the remote option and then when you press a button on the UHF remote, the receiver will blast the IR command to your learning remote.
    This is a nice feature, however not all of the buttons seem to work. For example the format/* button doesn't but this is repairable using any dish IR remote, where you can learn the * key.

     
  9. Mark Lamutt

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    What's the option, tomb18ca - I don't believe I've ever seen that option on the 921, and I know next to nothing about the 811.
     
  10. tomb18ca

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    I'd have to check tonight. I know that this is a feature not in the manual.


     
  11. bdemz

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    On my 811 I don't have to switch from SD to HD it does it automatically when I go from say DiscoveryHD to Noggin? Is this different on the 921?

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  12. Slordak

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    The SD/HD button on the 921 is misleading; the only thing this button controls is which outputs are active. In "HD" mode, the component and DVI outputs are active. In "SD" mode, the composite and svideo outputs are instead active.

    You do not need to switch this setting when you switch between channels. Most people leave a given output active (most commonly the HD outputs, obviously) for normal use. The only penalty associated with watching an SD channel in HD mode is that the 921 applies forced up-conversion, which can be of lower quality than the scaling in higher-end display devices.
     
  13. tomb18ca

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    Well I'm not halleucinating, and I am not crazy, but for the life of me last night, I couldn't find the option to teach the remote. I went through all of the menu's and I still couldn't find it. Perhaps it's buried somewhere where I didn't look.
    I'll try again tonight.

     
  14. Slordak

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    I thought the "IR Blaster" functionality was so that the receiver could bounce an infrared signal off a wall and talk to a connected VCR. I didn't think it was designed to teach learning remotes, as I thought it would be communicating using the VCR command set and model/brand (i.e. the commands would not be the same commands an IR remote would send to the 921, they would be what an IR remote would send to the VCR). However, I could certainly be wrong.
     
  15. tomb18ca

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    The one thing I didn't check was the System info page. I will check it tonight



     
  16. tomb18ca

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    Hi Mark,

    I found it...It's the "Teach Remote" in the diagnostics menu item. This is present in the 811 I don't know if it is in the 921.
    Nice feature, but not all of the buttons work.

     
  17. Mark Lamutt

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    I have never seen that option on the 921, but I'll look again.
     
  18. SimpleSimon

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    It's not there. Only thing on Menu-6-5 is the phone stuff and a grayed-out "Hard Drive" button.
     
  19. Mark Lamutt

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    That's what I thought...
     

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