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Need Universal Remote for 5 Disc DVD Player
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Post 1 made on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 00:27
Theuser
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Hello everyone! I have a Panasonic DVD-F87 5 Disc DVD changer, and I wanted to know what kind of Universal Remote works for 5 disc DVD changers?

Is there an available function on most standard, Universal Remotes that I'm not aware of?

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Theuser
Post 2 made on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 11:54
SquiddOhio
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I don't really understand either of your questions.

As to the first, Universal Remotes are called universal because they are designed to work with any device. I have used the same remote to control many different TVs, DVD, TiVos, etc. I now use an 850 and a 950 to control a Sony 5 disc DVD player. The codes for almost every device from major manufacturers are in a database in the software, and you can always use the dedicated remote to teach the universal remote codes that aren't in the database.

I just checked my 950 software, and all the codes for your player are there, including descrete codes for disc selection.

Also, files on this web site contain codes that are not always available elsewhere. I used such codes to add a discrete disc select button to my DVD player, so I can go directly to any disc from any other. (It looks to me like this is already built into your code set for the Panasonic in the database.)

As for your second questions, I really can't answer that because we don't know what functions you are aware of. However, as far as I know, all universal remotes have the standard play, pause, ff buttons that serve the common functions of controlling a DVD player. Remotes such as the 700, 850 and 950 allow you to name and program additional buttons for any function you want, so you don't need decicated function keys pre-labeled for everything.

Using a universal remote to control a DVD player, 1 disc or 5 discs or even those giant Sony 100 disc players is a fairly common use. You should have no problem setting it up. Clearly the 700, 850 and 950, at least, have these codes ready for use.
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday January 26, 2006 at 01:47
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Well, the universal remote that I own even states in its manual that the remote may not control all of the features of my device. So, without any luck getting it to change the discs in my DVD changer, it only seemed logical that some Universal Remotes simply do not have all of the same features as others. I'm certainly not going to take a marketing term like "Universal" as an absolute.

I own a Phillips Universal Consolidator. It cost me around $10.00.

The problem that I am encountering is that I do not know the combination of functions that will allow me to switch from one disc to another, if there are any. I cannot find any instructions relating to a multi-disc DVD changer in the remote's manual.
Post 4 made on Thursday January 26, 2006 at 07:52
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I think the confusion comes from the title of this forum. Universal Remote Control is the name of a company that makes remotes (see www.universalremote.com), so this is not a general forum for all "universal" remotes.

Dino
Post 5 made on Thursday January 26, 2006 at 09:06
SquiddOhio
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Now he tells us. No $10.00 "universal remote" is going to have the flexibility or even the database of the high end remotes made by URC. The remotes that are the subject of this forum cost several hundred dollars and are, for the most part, programed through a connected computer.

Your problem is that the instructions for that manual only cover a series of basic TVs, DVDs and VCRs. All you can do is set it to one of the Panasonic DVD code sets, and try the buttons to see if the "next disc" code is on one of the buttons. My guess is that it is not.

Thus, you can either get a replacement Panasonic dedicated remote for that device or go to a higher cost remote with more codes.
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday January 26, 2006 at 16:27
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Well, guys, I do apologize for wasting your time. LOL! It seems that I took a wrong turn, and I thank you for your patience. Carry on!


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