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Newbie Alert...Discrete code question
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Post 1 made on Tuesday January 22, 2002 at 16:36
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January 2002
I apologize in advance since I'm sure this has been asked and answered a few times, although I could not find out what I was looking for by doing a search.
I think I understand the Advanced codes and Discrete codes. If I understand this correctly, I need a RS remote to put in Advanced codes and Discrete codes, then learn these codes with my MX-500? If so, my main question is how do you get the discrete codes into the RS remotes? Do you have to do this via JP1?
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, if so, just let me know which forum would be a better fit.

Thanks much in advance.


This message was edited by RobJ on 01/22/02 16:37.39.
Post 2 made on Wednesday January 23, 2002 at 00:01
Founding Member
January 2002
I'm also quite new to this, but I'll put in my thoughts in the hopes that they will at least push forth some interaction from those who actually know what they are doing.

I too am using an MX-500, and I have learned that yes, you will need another remote such as a 15-1994 or Cinema 7 to actually program in advanced codes. From there, your MX-500 can learn directly from that remote.

As to how to program in the codes, check out this site: [Link:]

The most comprehensive and easy-to-use list of codes that I have found was on

Veterans, please correct me if I am wrong, but what I have read so far seems to indicate that a "discrete" code is actually a certain type of "advanced" code. More specifically, it is an advanced code that eliminates the need for a toggle feature (Vid1->Vid2->Vid3->Vid1) in lieu of a direct (straight to Vid3) approach.

RobJ, our levels of knowledge in this field are now exactly equal. Let me know if yours continues to increase.

Input, responses, and corrections are much appreciated.

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