Remote Programming for Samsung Soundbar

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  1. Edmund

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    The code the OP used was 32609, which was only an upgrade code put into is x series of remote by the receiver. Maybe later remotes have it preset, I have no idea since I haven't had directv since the summer 2012.
     
  2. Rich

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    Do you have any idea what code the D* remotes need for my Polk Audio Omni 1 Plus sound bar? I can always use an older remote that will let my input codes. This is just a minor annoyance, first time I've run into this sort of problem.

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    I'm using a 24-100. Why are you at a loss, do you have a Polk sound bar? That's the problem, not the remote's fault.

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  4. jimmie57

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    Because you had the Sound Bar volume working with the AV 1 or 2 and now it is not.
     
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    You didn't start anything, the soundbar is the problem...coupled with my inability to input codes on the new remote. Really odd, I can program my ATV and FTV remotes for the soundbar but the D* remote refuses to work with the damn thing, it passes the test for "Did it work?", I can control the volume right after I do the test but when I put the remote back in service I lose the ability to control the sound. I could also program the soundbar to accept commands from the D* remote but that lasts for a couple days and I have to do it all over again. Again, this is just a minor annoyance, I'm at a point where I'm used to reaching for another remote to change the volume when I'm viewing D* content and with the NFL season winding down I won't be watching much from D*.

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    It works very briefly after it asks me "Did it work?", then when I put it back in normal use I lose it. And I can use it if I put it in AV1.

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  7. jimmie57

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    That sounds like the remote might be the problem ( not holding the code ).
     
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    So, it still works in AV1 ?
    If yes, it should work if you put in the 993 and select while the selector is in the AV1 spot.
     
  9. Rich

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    I originally used an older remote, the same thing happened. Exactly, except I could input codes in the older remote.

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    I did that. No joy.

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  11. jimmie57

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    I have to take my son for a visit to the cardiologist now but later or tomorrow I will send you my phone number if you want to try this on the phone.
     
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    I just tried an older remote, none of the codes work now. I'm not gonna go any farther with this, I'm done.

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  13. Delroy E Walleye

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    As I think about this, I seem to recall similar frustrations trying to program the AVR code using the "automated" functions of the H25 receiver.

    It even had the exact model number of my AVR listed. It would pass, and then not work.

    This is probably why I ditched the automated version and went back to the HR21's on-screen directions (trying the listed codes - and for TVs, too). Always I've had the best luck doing it this way. Even with the newer RC6 remotes - they still take "manually" programmed codes, I've found.

    (But to be fair it's not too surprising the older models would be listed in the HR21's on-screen list of codes. What surprised me more is that the newer-model TVs worked with the older-listed codes, usually the first or second one tried.)
     
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    Well, not only the D* remote will not allow me to raise or lower the volume, the new 4K ATV remote stopped doing volume too. I think all the screwing around adversely affected the soundbar All this for something I really didn't care about.

    How do you get the 66 remotes to allow you to input codes, I could not do it yesterday?

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    You stated once that every time you tried to put in a code that the DTV receiver put a message to the screen that it was going to search.
    This sounds like you first did Menu, Settings & Help, Setting, Remote, Program Remote. ??
    You do not do any of that to manually put in codes. You should have the units on and programming on the screen just to see if they work after putting them in. If you had the codes and were 100% sure of the numbers you could program this totally away from the system.
     
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    If the remote is losing the code after a couple of days you could do this.
    Menu, Settings & Help, Settings, Remote , Program Remote. Program the TV, then do the sound bar. When you get to the first code that works, tell it no it did not work and let it search for a second code that works. If it finds one, tell it it worked. This code might stay in the remote.
     
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    In effect this is what I had to do. I think I wound up actually having to unplug the H25, then reset the remote and start from scratch using the on-screen instructions from the HR21 (of course programming the TV settings first and going from there).

    There's no actual "interaction" between the old HR21 and the remote, just instructions on the screen to follow. I'm pretty sure this is why it worked for me.
     
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    I can't even fathom why the ATV remote would quit, but if the soundbar's own remote doesn't work anymore there must be something else going on or some other kind of "interference" with the signal. Weird, this is.

    As far as getting the 66 to take codes, I think getting it away from the system is necessary, for starters. Maybe get a printed set of instructions and start over.

    If the remote is actually "losing" the code there must be something else going on with it. (Could it be getting "conflicting" instructions from the DVR, for example? Might it be a "defective" remote?)

    All I know is that using the receiver to program my remote wouldn't work for me.

    Unless somethings changed since the last time I programmed a 66, I wouldn't think there would be a problem programming it using older instructions (which is essentially all the HR21's on-screen directions are).
     
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    (1) I can understand what happened to the ATV, I can even give you an example: A few years ago, I was sitting in the living room and my doorbell started ringing. I looked outside and saw no one. Then the bell rang again. I rang my doorbell and got another ring from somewhere right back. I got my spare doorbell button and sat down and went to war. For a couple hours we battled, back and forth. Finally I got tired and gave up and changed the doorbell's code. Had someplace to go and tried to start my car from my key fob...nothing happened. Went outside and couldn't open the door of my Caddie with my key fob. Used the key, went to the store, came back and tried the fob again...it worked. Sat down and started watching a program...couldn't concentrate, the doorbell thing bothered me. Reset the code on the doorbell and hit my button a couple times...back to the battle. This time the other person gave up. I tried to use the fob and it didn't work again...got in the car and drove around the block. Got home and the fob worked. Came to the conclusion the doorbell button constantly being used caused the fob to stop working...see the similarity? I spent a lot of time trying to get the remote to work and I think it caused the ATV's volume control to stop working. And everybody that reads this may assume I know how to program remotes, I've been doing this far too long for anyone to be suggesting I don't know how to do it properly.

    (2) Tried two remotes, one new 66 and an older 64, both with the same results. Not the remote's fault.

    (3) Using the 64 I had no choice but to use the codes, nothing worked. This is the first time I've ever had this problem with a remote, it has to be the sound bar's (the spell checker keeps telling me "soundbar" is correct, but it thinks "sound bar's" the correct spelling) fault.

    In any event I bought a Sidekick for the ATV remote, that will stop any issues with the ATV sound control. Here's a link to that very nice device: https://www.amazon.com/Sideclick-Re...r=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=sidekick+remote+apple+tv

    I would recommend this device for the FTVs, Fire Sticks and the ATVs. It just works better and does far more than what the ATV remote does.

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