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URC 8910 ir strength/angle
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Post 1 made on Saturday January 8, 2005 at 01:52
derbaff
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Hello, I just bought an URC 8910 to replace my old Cinema 7 (non-learning). It works great and I was able to setup all my devices and macros in about an hour. However, the ir transmitter is finicky when controlling my Harman/Kardon receiver and Magnavox dvd player. I have point the remote almost exactly at the ir sensor in the device. But with my Pioneer cd player, Panasonic tv, and Magnavox vcr, I can point the remote almost anywhere in the room and the device responds. My old Cinema 7 and the original remotes for dvd player and receiver are not as picky the the 8910, so I don't think there's anything wrong with the devices. Does anybody know why the remote would have a harder time getting signals to some devices and not others? Is there a way I could modify the remote to make it send a wider or stronger signal? Thanks for the help.
Post 2 made on Saturday January 8, 2005 at 02:10
edmund
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Its the emitter sunken into the case, if you take it apart and push the emitter further out of the casing it improves performance greatly. If you have the donut ring version of the 8910, be careful when taking the remote apart, getting the rubber mambrane back into the donut ring is a bitch.
OP | Post 3 made on Saturday January 8, 2005 at 10:16
derbaff
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Thanks for the advice. is this difficult to do? Will I have to resolder anything or does it push out pretty easy? Better yet, has anybody posted instructions on doing this? I just don't want to end up voiding my warrenty and being stuck with a broken remote because I messed up. :-) Thanks again.
Post 4 made on Saturday January 8, 2005 at 17:29
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If you don't break anything there's nothing to solder. Just push as for as you can, any movement will help. I have done it, on an older 9910 & newer 8910. I guess the hardest part is getting the remote apart, start at the bottom of the remote. Once you get something between the two halves, slide an old credit card around popping the catches.
OP | Post 5 made on Saturday January 8, 2005 at 23:31
derbaff
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Thanks for the tip. It worked great. The receiver and dvd player are still a bit more picky about wherethe remote is pointing, but not nearly as bad as before. Why didn't one-for-all just design the remote this way to begin with?


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