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Stuck getting Philips discrete codes to work
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Post 1 made on Monday December 10, 2012 at 18:36
scn101
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I have tried everything to get four discrete codes to work on a Philips 55PFL-5505D for my MX-600 remote. I need power on, power off, HDMI 1 and HDMI 2.

I'm using IRClone, CCF2MX, and even tried the Pronto RC5, RC6 to HEX utility, nothing seems to work. When setting up my Panasonic TV and LG Blu-ray everything works!

For example, I've found in several places that Philips TV Power ON Pronto code should be:

0000 0073 0000 000C 0020 0020 0040 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0040 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0040 0040 0020 0CA4

I paste that in CCF2MX Pronto IR Code box and press convert it to MX-500 code and I get:

3 00 166 12 164 00 64 00 32 0 11 51 35 51 51 51 51 50 51 51 51 34 49 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255

which I store and save in a MX-500 txt file that I load into IRClone and paste into button (the Power ON button) but it doesn't work.

I then read that the Power ON code is an RC6 000,063 code. I have no idea how to handle that so I open the Pronto RC5/RC6 to Hex utility and tried "generate" using the RC5, RC6 mode 0 (with defaults of 36000 Hz and 0069 ms delay), and RC6 mode a conversions. Again used CCF2MX but nothing works.

Can anyone help? I must be doing something wrong. If anyone can walk me through on successful conversion I'd be very grateful.
OP | Post 2 made on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 10:21
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Turns out that I wasn't doing anything wrong. As a test I bought the Philips SRT8215 universal remote and although the Philips universal remote has discrete input and power buttons in its LCD display, they don't do anything, they CANNOT control the TV. The SRT can only do what the original remote can do, nothing more. The 2010 Philips TV 55PFL5505D simply does not support discrete power and input selection. I can easily program my old MX-500 and MX-600 remotes with the power toggle RC5 0,12 command and that works but the TV ignores any dicrete commands, for instance RC5 0,61 power off is ignored.

I wish I knew that this series of Philips TV are TOADs. Funny though, as this Philips support post says otherwise: [Link: supportforum.philips.com]

I guess Philips just doesn't understand the needs of the home theatre marketplace.
Post 3 made on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 11:50
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The Pronto Hex you've listed is RC5 device 0, function 61, which should be discrete Off, not On.  The documents linked in the link you've provided say this won't work if CEC is enabled, apparently.  So try it with CEC disabled.

Power On is supposed to be RC6 device 0, function 63
0000 0073 0000 0015 0060 0020 0010 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0BE1
I think this should work even if CEC is enabled.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 20:00
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Thanks for the reply 3FG. I tried the code you gave me and the TV did not respond to it whether it was on or off. The TV has the latest firmware on it.

As a test to ensure I'm doing things correctly I converted RC5 0,12 (power on/off, toggle, toad command) using the Pronto RC5/RC6 to hex conversion utility and got this:

0000 0073 000C 0000 0020 0020 0040 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0040 0020 0020 0040 0020 0020 09B7

The above worked as the power toggle command. I'm really starting to believe that Philips just did not enable the discrete codes in this model. Sad. Great picture, good sound, but not remote control macro friendly.

BTW; I don't know how to disable or enable CEC. I only have the Pronto RC5/RC6 to hex utility and I don't see an option.

Let me know if you have any other ideas.

Thanks.
Post 5 made on Friday December 14, 2012 at 00:14
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CEC doesn't refer to remotes-- it has to do with controlling multiple components over HDMI.

I
 suggest making sure that it is disabled.
Post 6 made on Friday December 14, 2012 at 10:14
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Most devices default to it enabled (for whatever reason). I'll bet that's your issue.
OP | Post 7 made on Friday December 14, 2012 at 16:37
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Turned off Easylink (Philips CEC) but no change. Rats.


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