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Discrete Codes for Sony TV Power
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Post 1 made on Thursday February 12, 2004 at 00:05
TV Guy II
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I just got a Sony RM-AV3000 universal remote. Iím trying to program macros to turn my system (TV & amp) on and off to replace the factory installed macros. My Yamaha receiver has discrete codes to turn it on and off which I can copy from itís remote. Iíve also discovered that my Sony TV has discrete on/off codes but all my Sony remotes (except the AV3000) only have the toggle command. The discrete codes would be handy because it wouldnít matter what state either of the components where in (on/off) when I send the command.

Looking through some of the other threads it looks like I need to have another remote to program the codes into so I can learn them to the AV3000. Iíve got to tell you that Iím a little disappointed that I have to buy another remote to program the ďultimateĒ remote.

My question is, since the codes are in the remote (they are used in the factory installed macros that sweep through and turn all the Sony gear on or off) is there any way to use them in my own macro?

My second question is, if I canít transfer the codes in this remote what is the cheapest remote I can buy that will accept the discrete codes I need? Iíve downloaded some manuals for the Radio Shack remotes mentioned in the other threads and none of the ďcheapĒ ones say anything about discrete codes.

Beyond this, I really like the remote and hopefully I can overcome this so my wife can watch a DVD without phoning me to talk her through the set-up.

Thanks,
Peter
Post 2 made on Thursday February 12, 2004 at 10:05
Ron Aronson
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Click here to learn about discrete codes.

You can use the Radio Shack 15-2103 or 15-6131, or the OFA 8810/8811 available at Walmart. The remote manuals never mention discrete codes.

There is no way to extract the codes for on/off from the factory macro.

For your Sony tv, you can program the power on function to the tv button on your 3000, and use that in a macro to get discrete power on, but I donít know how to get a discrete off command. There was a reply somewhere from edmund or cb1 about using a Sony receiver remote to get a discrete off, but since you have a Yamaha receiver that wouldnít work. Maybe they have another way to get a discrete off but I donít know what it is.
Post 3 made on Thursday February 12, 2004 at 14:07
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Look at your TV remote, see if there is a button that says "system off", lift up the flip it may be under there. This turns off all sony equip. Teach that to the 3000 and add it to your System off macro as the last command( it is real long).
cb1
why have a nice system if you cant operate it, program the remote the right way the FIRST time!
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday February 12, 2004 at 14:36
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I've already figured out the power-on function that you suggested. I created a second "dummy" TV button with the power-on function associated to it. I use that in the macro to turn the system on then switch to the normal TV setting (I don't want the power-on command every time I switch to TV). This works fine. Now I need a way to turn the system off.

Someone has loaned me a Radio Shack 15-1911 remote. The instructions look similar to the 15-2103 remote you suggest. What is the secret to programing discrete codes in either one of these remote. As far as I can see from the instructions for either model you can only program entire device codes (TV, VCR etc.) into them. At least the remote I have doesn't recognize the discrete code (109 for off in this case) when I follow the instructions.

Another approach I thought about would be to add my amp power-off command to the end of the factory macro that shuts off Sony gear. Is there anyway to use one macro in another macro. I can't make it work but maybe you know a trick.

Thanks,
Peter
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday February 12, 2004 at 15:28
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Yikes!!! System Off. It's been staring at me for days and I didn't think of it. It works perfectly. Your right, it is a long command but the TV power-off seems to be at the beginning. I'm still curious about programing the Radio Shack remote so I could exploit discrete code at a later date. Thanks again for the tips.

Peter
Post 6 made on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 22:55
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I'm having the same problem as you, what's the solution.


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