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Amazing Discovery: 15-1994 Radio Shack's new 6-in-1 Remote
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OP | Post 16 made on Monday October 25, 1999 at 20:24
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I just bought the 15-1994 here in Louisville KY. It's a great remote, I only have one problem. I can't operate my DSS and Jerrold cable box simutaneously. I had to program the up/down channel in the smart keys, so I can't use the keypad to input any channels. I tried storing the cable box code on the AUX keys, but no such luck. Any help???????
OP | Post 17 made on Tuesday October 26, 1999 at 12:29
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No problem follow the directions at [Link:]

Look for the heading:


Here's the Gist of it:
1. Press SET UP until the red indicator light blinks twice.

2. Press 9 - 9 - 2. The red indicator light blinks twice. Press the key for the type of device you have two of, then the unused device key you want to convert. The red indicator light blinks twice again.

For example, to convert an unused CBL key into a second VCR key:
SET UP - 9 - 9 - 2 - VCR - CBL

To change the CBL key back to its original function, use the following sequence of keystrokes.
SET UP - 9 - 9 - 2 - CBL - CBL

Good Luck.


OP | Post 18 made on Wednesday October 27, 1999 at 00:18
David Lenz
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My local Radio Shack is supposed to be getting this remote in a couple of weeks or so. I will be checking it out!
OP | Post 19 made on Thursday October 28, 1999 at 17:11
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If anyone's interested, Radio Shack has this remote on sale now for $29.99. By the way, I can't get the remote to program my Tosh DVD player on the Aux 2 key. The correct code in in the (way too brief) manual, but nothing happens when I use it. Any insight on this? Thanks.
OP | Post 20 made on Thursday October 28, 1999 at 20:22
David Holmer
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I've been trying to get my hands on one of these remotes but my local Radio Shacks (Baltimore) don't have it in stock yet... Anyone know when it will be avalible on-line? I can't wait to eliminate the multitude of remotes I now deal with. (I wish I had a pronto but it's just a wee bit much...)

Eagerly waiting,
OP | Post 21 made on Friday October 29, 1999 at 06:47
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I have my Toshiba DVD on Aux2. I believe the Device type for a DVD player is the same as VCR. See my revious post abut using similar devices in this thread. The command to do this is:
SET UP - 9 - 9 - 2 - VCR - AUX2

I don't know why Radio Shack decided to leave out key information from the manual for this remote. I recommend using the manual online from Radio Shack for the 15-1918. This older model has a more complete manual with commands that work on the 15-1994. Instructions for the 15-1918 are on the web at the Radio Shack web site here:

If this remote is on sale where I am as well, that meeans I can get $10 back. I kept the reciept and they garentee prices for 30 days from purchase. Woo-hoo! Now I can buy a second one!

OP | Post 22 made on Friday October 29, 1999 at 14:48
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I was all excited about this remote after reading Andre's comments so I went yesterday to look at one. I looked at the manual to see if my DVD player was listed and there was not even a mention of DVD anywhere in the manual. How could such a new remote not even have the words DVD in it let alone the codes. I got the RS phone # from the manual and called today. The tech was pleasant but said it would not handle DVD players and I would need the older 1925 or 1918 that I could call in and get the code. She said this on this new one I could not call and get a code because it did not accept codes. Can this be right? If so which $100 or less remote would be a good choice. I mainly want something easy to setup and use. My new DVD is the Hitachi DVP 250U.
OP | Post 23 made on Saturday October 30, 1999 at 09:10
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The tech was only half right. The 15-1994 does support DVD players even though, for some stupid reason, they are listed as LD players in the manual. I did not see the Hitachi listed as being supported, but that does not mean it is not. You might want to check if anyone knows if there is a code for this DVD player for the Cinema7 learning remote. The the code will be the same for the 15-1994 clone.

As for going to the 15-1918 model. It is true that this one is upgradeable over the telephone, which is really cool. There is an 800 number that you can call and you hold the remote to the telephone handset while they send the code you requested to the remote. The newer models do not have this feature. I would use this option only if you cannot find support for your DVD player on the Cinema7/15-1994 remotes. And remember, Radio Shack has a 30 day return policy so why not buy the remote and check it out? Keep everything in returnable condition and if you cannot get the remote to work with your DVD player in 30 days, take it back.

Good luck
OP | Post 24 made on Saturday October 30, 1999 at 10:51
Steve Shapiro
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I picked up at 15-1994 yesterday. The remote is certainly worth the $30 paid. The only negative I found is that it does not seem to have a built in code for my Kenwood 1090 receiver. My One For All remote, an older Cinema 7, works the Kenwood via code 0313. Entering 0313 as a code results in a long single flash instead of two short flashes. The 15-1994 knows of no such code. I tried every receiver code listed and none worked.

The newer Cinema 7, URC-7800, has the 0313 code so I don't know why the Radio Shack clone does not. I will call the RS support number on Monday to see if they can help. I was able to learn my Kenwood functions but that about used up all the programming codes.

OP | Post 25 made on Sunday October 31, 1999 at 17:58
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Just wanted to thank Andre for his information. I had purchased the 15-1994, loved it but was disappointed that it seemingly could not have a dedicated DVD button. I even went out to purchased a Cinema 7. Well obviously they are essentially the same in coding, thus I was able to figure out how to reconfigure the Aux 2 button for my DVD. Also, all the links to additional codes, etc. were very helpful.

Thanks for the posts and I recommend the 15-1994 to anyone, especially at the 29.95 I spent for it in Tallahassee. When I purchased it a couple days ago, it had just come in. I have a feeling this remote will be very popular.

OP | Post 26 made on Sunday October 31, 1999 at 19:06
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It sounds like the Device button that you are trying to put the 0313 code into is not set up to take a Receiver code. I don't have my directions with me right now, but if you remap the Device botton to be a Receiver type then you should be able to enter your 0313 code.

The AUX1 button is usually set up to accept a Receiver code. I had to remap the AUX2 button to a VCR type so that it would accept my DVD code. Before I remapped it, it was giving me that same long single blink feedback and wouldn't accept the code.

OP | Post 27 made on Tuesday November 2, 1999 at 09:25
Steve Shapiro
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I called the toll free number from the 15-1994 manual. The person I worked with said she believed that the 0313 and 0314 codes should work.

I tried both codes but still no luck. Interesting thing is that only 3 Kenwood codes exist in the manual for the tuner/receiver section. Each of the 3 listed codes are accepted but none work for the 1090 receiver.

It appears that the 15-1994 has some codes left out, perhaps due to space limitations. Looks like I will have to stick with having my 1090 functions programmed via learning.

Still, the 15-1994 is a nice remote for $30.
OP | Post 28 made on Tuesday November 2, 1999 at 15:15
Albert C.
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Thanks for pointing out this device. I love the backlit keys and this is exactly the reason I purchased it. Since it does not have a designated DVD device key, how do I program it to work with my Pioneer DVD 414? It also lacks the macros keys that Cinema 7 has, is there a way to simulate the macros keys in 1s-4s?

Thanks in advance,
Albert C.
OP | Post 29 made on Tuesday November 2, 1999 at 16:47
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All DVD player codes are listed as Laser Disk in the manual. DVD players must be assigned to a VCR device key. So if you what to use it on another device key like AUX2, you must reassign this first to be a VCR type device. All of this is described earlier in this post.

Macros can be programmed to any key, however the macro crosses all devices so you probably only want to program them to a 1S-4S key, or to a shifted key (P then Key).

Good luck,

OP | Post 30 made on Tuesday November 2, 1999 at 20:00
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Got one of these babies earlier today for $29. First impressions = very nice. So far I like it better than the Marantz Mk II I sent back (I MUST have a physical up/down/left/right cursor key layout for my DVD player!)


1.) I would like to make the VOLUME button ALWAYS control my RECEIVER (coded on AUX1). I tried the 'punch thru' function w/ no success. Help!

1.a.) For bonus points (or a refinement of 1.) above - get the VOL to ALWAYS control the AMP, EXCEPT when device is TV - switch to TV VOLUME then.

2.) How do I figure out the code to use for my SONY VPL-W400 LCD video front projection unit? (I tried codes 0000, 0011, 0111, 0080, 0273 with no success - they all control my XBR crt TV though)

3. I see references to a SHIFT button (in the old RS 1918 Remote manual that Andre posted a link to.) What is the equivalent key on the 1994?

4.) My backlight seems to be white/blueish (as opposed to the red backlighting in the catalog). Interesting - everyone else the same?
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