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Universal code for RCA dvd player
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Post 1 made on Sunday July 6, 2008 at 17:55
MClay
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Hello, not sure if this is correct subforum to post my Q but I can really use some help and out of options :(

I have a RCA dvd player, model #DRC200N. Its remote died and I bought the Radio Shack universal remote 3in1, #15-2147.

I very much need working code! I already tried codes recommended in remote manual for RCA players (0522,0571,0717,0822,0790,1974,1913) and didnt work. This 3in1 remote can search for code but the one code that it responded to, the keys and functions did not work correctly. Another site recommended trying the Memorex codes and that didn't work either.

Is there alternative remote control for less than $10 that does work? Does anyone have the code? Or maybe, even a website to recommend that has useful codes?

I already tried the rcaaudiovideo.com site and no codes.

Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance. MClay
Post 2 made on Sunday July 6, 2008 at 21:23
johnsfine
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On July 6, 2008 at 17:55, MClay said...
This 3in1 remote can search for code
but the one code that it responded to, the keys and functions
did not work correctly.

I think that remote has a blink-back operation that can tell you which setup code number is currently set.

If a setup code gets any response, that is actually quite close to being able to identify the exact code set. If you can tell us which setup code number has some response, we probably can deduce a lot. It would also be very helpful to know which buttons trigger which functions of the DVD.

Is there alternative remote control for less than $10
that does work?

Almost certainly not.

RCA IR signals never act the way you describe (so that you would get a wrong response, rather than no response when using a wrong setup code in a universal remote). That means the DVD you have uses non RCA IR signals. Usually that sort of thing means the major brand has put its name and some model number on a random device of some no name manufacturer. There are so many different IR code sets for such rebranded DVD players, that there is no way any universal remote could have even a moderate fraction of them.

I forget which Radio Shack models have various UEIC features, such as EFC keymoves. If your model has those and you start with a setup code that gets some response, you can then individually program buttons to get the correct response.

If that is too much work, or that model lacks that feature, you're not likely to solve it with a $10 remote.
Post 3 made on Monday July 7, 2008 at 23:31
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The cheapest UEI Radio Shack's with the latest codes are the $20 15-135 and 15-133. They both learn, do keymoves, have tons of codes and memory. Sometimes they go on sale for $10-$15.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 20:55
MClay
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Thanks johnsfine for all your guidance.
I think that remote has a blink-back operation that can
tell you which setup code number is currently set.

There is such an option and way it does it is that it blinks # of times for each of 4 digits of the code.
Either this option does not work OR code is 0000 b/c it did not blink back at all when I tested all 4 digits. Manual did say that it would not blink if # is 0.

If a setup code gets any response, that is actually quite
close to being able to identify the exact code set. If
you can tell us which setup code number has some response,
we probably can deduce a lot. It would also be very helpful
to know which buttons trigger which functions of the DVD.

#0 and play button = sets language option
#1 button = slow motion by frames
#2 button = open/close dvd tray
#3 and #6 button = no response
#4 button and + volume button = forward a chapter
#5 button = brings up dvd root menu
#7 button = stop
#8 button = power
Stop button = play
Info display button = speeds up x2, x4 or x8
Rewind and fast forward button = does not perform this function!
Enter button = no response
The above are most of the buttons.

RCA IR signals never act the way you describe (so that
you would get a wrong response, rather than no response
when using a wrong setup code in a universal remote).
That means the DVD you have uses non RCA IR signals.

I forget which Radio Shack models have various UEIC features,
such as EFC keymoves. If your model has those and you
start with a setup code that gets some response, you can
then individually program buttons to get the correct response.

Unfortunately, no feature that lets me individually program :(

So does the above tell you anything helpful on what correct code may be?

Thanks again. Kind Regards, MClay
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 21:02
MClay
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The cheapest UEI Radio Shack's with the latest codes are
the $20 15-135 and 15-133. They both learn, do keymoves,
have tons of codes and memory. Sometimes they go on sale
for $10-$15.

Mdavej - Thanks for recommend! I do not want to spend that much b/c dvd player was gift and I think it wasn't much more expensive than $40!
With the model #s you gave me I can check and hope that it goes on sale very soon. otherwise i will be stuck with what I have or return it before is too late!

Kind Regards, MClay
Post 6 made on Tuesday July 15, 2008 at 07:45
johnsfine
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On July 10, 2008 at 20:55, MClay said...
There is such an option and way it does it is that it
blinks # of times for each of 4 digits of the code.
Either this option does not work OR code is 0000 b/c it
did not blink back at all when I tested all 4 digits.

I don't know what the problem is. I'm pretty sure the setup code is not 0000.

The details of button to wrong function are only useful if we know the setup code number.

Unfortunately, no feature that lets me individually program

I don't know whether the KeyMove function is just undocumented or isn't in that model.

I'm out of ideas here. Sorry.
OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 00:12
MClay
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johnsfine: thank you for your time then
Post 8 made on Saturday July 19, 2008 at 21:55
The Robman
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On July 10, 2008 at 21:02, MClay said...
I do not want to spend
that much b/c dvd player was gift and I think it wasn't
much more expensive than $40!

Just as an aside, I've never understood this argument (and I've heard it a LOT). What difference does it make what the DVD player cost? If it's worthless without a remote, you'll need to buy one. If I sold you a car for $40, would you junk it once it needed a $30 oil change?

Anyway, if you try again to determine the code that gives you the mis-labelled buttons, John might be able to determine what code you need.
Rob.
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