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Post 1 made on Friday January 8, 2016 at 19:37
hermv2000
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I had to replace my dying Bell 2700 remote so I ordered a refurbished unit. It works well except the volume doesn't do what it should. On my old remote, the volume control adjusted the receiver volume, i.e. when I pressed the volume controls the 'satellite' light on the remote would illuminate and the volume would go up or down. Same with the 'mute' button.

On the new remote when I press the volume control, or the mute button, the 'TV' light on the remote illuminates. But, it doesn't control the volume on the TV either, so I have to use the remote for the TV itself to control the volume. The TV is a fairly recent RCA 29 inch flat screen.

Thinking I had received a defective unit, I ordered another from a different source, same problem, pressing the volume buttons illuminates the 'TV' light on the remote and nothing happens.

I have tried various methods for 'programming' the remote and have read the Bell express vu manuals from front to back but nothing addresses the problem.

I have no desire to buy a more modern receiver, this one works fine. It's just the remote that's giving me grief.

Any ideas of how to get the remote to control the receiver volume as it should?

Thank you,

Herman
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Post 2 made on Friday January 8, 2016 at 23:11
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The Bell remotes have list of tv codes you can enter? If the RCA aren't working, try codes under LG or Goldstar.
Post 3 made on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 04:05
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I've done a quick search and come across this. At the very end (past the codes) there's a section detailing a means to change how the sound volume is controlled. Have you tried it?
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OP | Post 4 made on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 12:53
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Thanks DJY, I tried that yesterday but it accomplished nothing. Despite selecting the receiver as the sound to control, the 'TV' light on the remote remains illuminated. I also tried every other method including those provided in the Bell user manual, under the 'menu' options.

It seems to me that in its previous life (this is a refurbished remote) the user had it set up to control TV volume, but of course I have no idea of what make that TV was. In other words, I need to 'undo' the changes made which seems to have assigned the volume controls to some unknown make of TV.

Thanks,

Herman
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Post 5 made on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 15:29
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That's odd, from reading the instructions one would have thought that control would be interchangeable.

I use a Humax Youview box and Panasonic TV - the Youview volume output is set to 100% so TV volume is controlled from the panny remote. However, I could if I wanted to quite easily reverse that control - set the panny TV volume to 100% and use the Youview remote for controlling volume (I don't because I find the the former method smoother).

Following those linked instructions I would program the TV code, set the TV volume control to a reasonable level then select DISH remote volume control in System Setup and save. To my mind this should set the box volume control as default - 100% being the level to which you previously set the TV volume to.

To return to TV volume control, select TV remote volume control in System Setup and save. I see no reason why a code for a different brand of TV need be required.
To get Brexit through Teresa May fell on her sword - and missed.
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 22:29
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OK, tried all that, still no luck. Whenever I press the volume button on the remote, the 'TV' light on the remote illuminates. I tried the various things described in the user guide to which you referred me.

When I tried the step listed on page 3-15, 'determining the remote control device codes', it gave me a number of 087, i.e. one quick flash followed by 8 and then 7. That number doesn't match any of the TV numbers shown in the guide, they mostly start with a 5.

Entering 'menu' and then selecting 'Receiver remote volume control' also did not put volume control back on to the receiver.

I also tried 'PERFORMING THE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE CODE SCAN' shown on page 3-15, I pressed the 'up' key at least 60 times but nothing happened.

Herman
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OP | Post 7 made on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 23:03
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Problem solved. I looked up the user manual for a blue button Echostar remote. It told me to enter device code 222, which I did and the remote now controls the volume. Phew!

Herman
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Post 8 made on Sunday January 10, 2016 at 03:25
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Ah! Retreading those linked instructions, I see the 222 code is mentioned on page 3-9 (under Mute) - meaning I may have misinterpreted those later instructions on page 3-18.
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