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Remote Control Questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Milominderbinder2, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. jimmie57

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    Try programming the RC71 like the old remote.
    Use the onscreen menu until you get to the spot to choose the model number.
    Then do the mute and select, wait for 2 blinks of the green light, enter one of the Pioneer codes listed below.
    I got that method to work on my Vizio TV on an HR24 receiver and I have seen other posts that have gotten this method to work on their HR44.

    31123
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    31935 31384 30244 31023 30013
    30289 30300 31343 30823 30531
    30630 30150
     
  2. itzme

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    No luck. i tried all those codes, and they each ended with a red light flash. I tested volume after each, too. But I think the solution to this issue is programming the remote like you've suggested, you're getting us closer I think. thanks.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Have you tried resetting the receiver ?
     
  4. jimmie57

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    Could you try a couple of those with the remote pointed away from the receiver and see if it takes them ?
     
  5. itzme

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    Yes, I've reset this new HR44 a couple times in the past few days.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    Is your remote in RF mode ? Seems like I read something about that working better than the IR mode.
     
  7. itzme

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    I tried a few codes pointed away from the receiver, no luck. Yes, the RC71 is in RF mode, and I need it to be. I use 2 generic universal remotes in the living room and I wanted this RC71 to control things from the next room, my kitchen, which has site lines to the TV.
     
  8. jimmie57

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    Sorry that none of that worked for you.

    I bought one just to play with and that is about all I can do with it since I do not have a Genie.
    I do also use it to help my friend over the phone with her new DTV system. It was impossible without having a remote so that I could do what she was doing with the same remote.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    One last thing.
    Have you reset the remote and started over with it ? Maybe that is where the error is coming from.
    You can do it the old fashioned way. Press and hold mute and select and then after the light flashes 2 times, enter the code 981. I know that works.
    I do not know if your menu forces you to program the TV first but I would do that and then try the Pioneer again.
     
  10. itzme

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    I'm a little hesitant to try that just now. I've got 2 of 3 remotes working perfectly and this RC71 does everything but Volume. I'd hate to mess things up and add to my frustration... but I'm obsessive about these things, so I might try that later. Hopefully others might have more info to offer us.
     
  11. jimmie57

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    I understand.
    Is there an option to reset the remote onscreen ? I believe I saw that somewhere.

    Edit: Sorry about the Typo.
     
  12. itzme

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    I'm not seeing anything like rest, no.
     
  13. Edmund

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    Where are the components located while programming the remote? You can't be programming it through walls.
     
  14. jimmie57

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    Work with Edmund, He is an Expert on remotes.
     
  15. itzme

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    Hellooooo, Edmund! LO friggin' L!!! Edmond gives one line of advice and problem is solved! While I wasn't trying to program it from behind a wall, I do have a glass door on the console. When I opened the door the remote programming process worked and found the right pioneer choice after I told it I didn't know the model number.

    I can close the door now and all 3 remotes, IR and IR/RF are working great. I'm thinking that the onscreen instructions, when the process fails, should give some tips other than "there was an issue. Do you want to cancel or try later".

    As usual, for the umpteenth time, Thank you Edmund! Thank you Jimmie, too!
     
  16. jimmie57

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    LOL
    That is very interesting and at the same time weird that a glass door would keep it from programming yet it will work thru the glass after it is programmed.

    Glad it is working for you.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2013 #417 of 519
    itzme

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    I'm back. New challenge... this time I'm trying to program a second RC71 remote (and later a third) to control the same C41 on a Samsung TV. I've got 2 of the remotes working well in RF mode, but only 1 programmed itself correctly for on/off/volume on the Samsung. When I try to use the problem remote the screen says "TV Keys Aren't Programmed" and prompts me to "Program Remote". I once tried Copy Settings and that confused me and just unprogrammed the Samsung settings from the working remote. I reprogrammed that first remote, and then tried Program Remote with the 2nd (even though it says Samsung Television already, I went through the onscreen menu and chose the same model, and it also unprogrammed the first remote (and didn't program the 2nd).

    How do I get the 2nd and 3rd RC71s all programmed with Samsung for this C41?
     
  18. Aug 1, 2013 #418 of 519
    itzme

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    Well I just tried again using the onscreen prompts, and I got the 2nd remote to work, and the 1st remote stayed programmed. The 3rd RC71 is on order. Hopefully that'll work, too. So, never-mind :hair: for now.
     
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    Codeman00

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    I've read through several posts but I'm not sure which one helps in my case.

    I have a new genie on my Panasonic plasma. I have programmed the RC71 remote to control the receiver, TV, and Onkyo Receiver. However, I have another TV in my office slaved to the same receiver and I would like to use my RC65RX on the same genie, and control the volume, etc on my PROSCAN PLED2435A office TV. Everytime I mess with the RC65RX remote, the RC71 quits working. Now I have the RC71 working again...how to do add the RC65RX remote and can I have it control the volume on the Proscan TV too?
     
  20. Aug 8, 2013 #420 of 519
    Edmund

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    Leave the receiver alone, just do the following on the rc65rx remote:

    1. tv
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    3. enter 1 1 7 5 8

    1. tv
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    3. enter 9 9 3
    4. press SELECT
     

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