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WinBook 32 LCD Remote Problems
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Post 1 made on Thursday May 12, 2005 at 08:07
Lurking Member
May 2005

Here is the listing for the television.
I also have a Toshiba sd 2150 DVD Player
Pioneer VSX-D557 Stereo
U.S. Digital HD Tuner

I looked around the forums to see if anyone has had similar problems to no avail.
The problem is that whenever i use the remote for the HD receiver or DVD player it changes something on my Winbook TV.

There is no rhyme or reason for this, the remotes for the DVD and HD tuner can and will change something on the TV.
Has anyone had this happen?
Can I solve this?
Should I just purchase a universal remote?

Thanks for any help.
Post 2 made on Thursday May 12, 2005 at 12:35
Founding Member
November 2001
Both the Toshiba DVD and the US Digital HD receiver box use a very common IR remote control protocol usually referred to as "NEC format". In this protocol, part of each command transmission from the remote contains an address value which is unique to each manufacturer and device type. That is specifically so that multiple remotes using the NEC encoding scheme can co-exist.

My guess would be that your Winbook TV also uses NEC or a similar format, but that for some reason its IR receiver is not properly evaluating the address field and screening out commands intended for other devices. I have seen this type of problem before, so while rare, it is not unkown.

Unfortunately, if that guess is correct, purchasing a universal remote won't change anything. Your TV is going to continue to respond inappropriately to DVD and tuner commands no matter what remote they come from. My advice would thus be to first contact Winbook customer service and describe the problem, asking if they have a firmware upgrade or something which fixes it. Failing that, you can try to arrange your equipment so the IR receiver window on the TV is physically screened from the DVD and tuner remote commands.
Post 3 made on Monday July 11, 2005 at 15:48
Lurking Member
July 2005
I've had the same problem and Winbook's technical line was no help. I have been obliged to press the EXIT key after any use of the TV's remote, so that the next non-TV remote use is not mistaken for a command to the TV.

Winbook told me that its remote functions are similar to Tatung's, but most of my other components' remotes, even with Tatung codes, won't control the TV. The only way my universal remote could do it was by using the learning mode.

Winbook said that they had received only one other call about this "phantom" command problem, and that they were not currently working on a fix.

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