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Trying to extract codes from a Pronto Neo file here on RC -- looks blank!
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Post 1 made on Friday May 24, 2013 at 23:02
Ernie Gilman
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I've finally decided to put my surplus Nakamichi TA-4A to use in my office as it's got a great amp in it. I don't have the remote though; but I found one file here at RC. It's a Pronto Neo file.

I've programmed lots of other Pronto and Marantz remotes as well as other brands, but I'm stumped here! I've downloaded and opened the software, and opened the file, but all I see are blanks. The only thing that seems to be in this file is a label for each button.

If I add an IR code to a button, when I'm done there's an added line in the edit screen, but that line is not labeled and I don't see how to add a label. Worse, I'm trying to get the hex code and there's no way to edit the code.

Can someone please head me in the right direction? I will probably look at some other databases but I'd like to understand this situation.

Many thanks,
Ernie
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Post 2 made on Saturday May 25, 2013 at 01:28
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"We can't give you a good answer, or maybe any, without the make and model of everything."
Seriously, I can't tell if you're trying to find the codes to a TA-4A, or trying to add known codes some remote, perhaps a Pronto.

But on the chance that you're looking for the codes, the original source of the Neo file is at hifi-remote.com, and it isn't too hard to convert the functions to Pronto Hex.

The tape and amplifier poertions are NEC1, device 92, while the CD part is 103.  I can post the function numbers here if you need them and don't want to bother with RemoteMaster.  You'll still need to use IrMaster or other NEC to Pronto conversion utility.
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 17:19
Ernie Gilman
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I love it. You've correctly tagged my signature's relevance here, and you've done something I keep doing: tell the poster to back up one step and be sure that what you want help with is really what you want to do. There's no point in you volunteers working out how to implement a hare-brained idea if, instead, a better idea is available!

I want to use the codes in a remote. Yep, A REMOTE. I've got my classic used TS1000 that I take with me as a learner, several RC5200s, a URC MX850 that's not doing much of anything, a TSU7500 (or whatever that prefix was....) and some others. So I want the codes. And of course it did not occur to me to check the URC database. Doing so next.

I appreciate you telling me the source of the codes, and the device numbers. I'm generally too lazy to do those conversions unless really pressed, though (and held!).

I'm confused by one thing, though -- the TA-4A is an early A/V receiver; when you say the Tape portion and the CD part, do you mean the commands that will control a Nak Tape Player and a Nak CD Player? I don't have those... but if you mean the commands that will select the Tape and the CD on the TA-4A, it would be weird for them to be of another device number but it's possible.
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Post 4 made on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 01:53
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All of the TA-4A amplifier signals, including input selection are on device 92. However, to your general thought,  multiple device numbers aren't very weird. Sony, Pioneer, and Panasonic do it commonly.
OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 17:12
Ernie Gilman
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On May 29, 2013 at 01:53, 3FG said...
All of the TA-4A amplifier signals, including input selection are on device 92.

Cool. I checked the RTI and URC device collections, and there's no TA-4A. Oddly, there's a CD Player, the TA-4. I definitely have a receiver. And there's a receiver listed as the TA-2A, which I will give a spin.

However, to your general thought,  multiple device numbers aren't very weird. Sony, Pioneer, and Panasonic do it commonly.

On one device? That's what I thought you were implying and I still think that's weird. But hey, they can program PROMS, so they don't have to simply have a lookup table based on one device.

Oh, wait: if the remote has codes for several devices, i.e. pushing CD on the receiver remote switches the receiver input to CD, then transport buttons on the remote work a CD Player, that makes sense. I thought you were saying that multiple device codes might be needed to accomplish all the functions in one device, say, the receiver.  Switch receiver to CD input using a CD input command from Device 92, switch to Tuner using a command from Device 145 (made that up), for instance.  Weird if that happens.
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