I have a Marantz sr-8000 receiver and the remote is in pieces that i can make work if i concentrate. I'd like to replace it, and have seen the OFA 8810w and 8811 recommended on this site. Is that still the best choice for someone with light pockets? Which one is better? Thanks a lot.
The OFA remotes are awesome. However, you may want to spend a few bucks more on the 8910 over the 8810. The difference is an lcd display at the top of the remote and the way upgrades would be handled. If you need a code that is not in the remote the 8810 will have to be sent to OFA for upgrading while the 8910 can be upgraded by OFA support in a 5 min phone call by hold the remote to the phone.
Thanks for the advice. I got the 6610 yesterday because it was all the local Walmart had... but its functionality out of the box is less than ideal for my receiver; the menu and guide buttons don't do anything, so I can't access any of the functions that can't be accessed from the front panel of the receiver. I guess I'll look at OFA's site and possibly at the 8910 for help. Where can I get the 8910? Thanks again for the information.
Twelve years later... RS8000 remote on the cheap (not full function, but basics) I picked up a used Marantz RS8000/U1B receiver on ebay with no remote. My goal was to access the OSD menus which you can't through the bottons on the front panel. You'll need a composite or S-Video monitor to see the OSD screens (sorry, no HDMI or component output on this monster).
Tried a GE 8 unit controller... no go with the codes. Then I remembered that I had an old (6-8 years old?) DirecTV RC65RX remote... why not try it.
Directv has a list of codes online for the remote for AV equipment and the remote has a switch to control 4 different things (Directv box, AV1, AV2, TV) at the top. I looked up the Marantz, and there were codes! I chose AV1 and started trying the remote codes. To set the code, hold mute and select until the display blinks twice. Enter 5 digit code 31289 (make sure the LED blinks once for each number entered), and it should blink twice after the fifth digit).
What works: Power (PWR) for on/off, Volume up, down, mute, numeric keys (each take you to a setup screen for an source (select analog, digital input....). The MENU key doesn't take you to the OSD menus, but after hitting a number key (7 for example), you can use the up arrow and you're at the MAIN MENU. Now the arrow and select keys work, which is all you need. I was able to configure the speaker and subwoofer setup and choose which input (digital or analog) I wanted for each source.
Saved me big bucks instead of buying an old remote just to setup and control the volume and power. Thanks DirecTV!
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