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RM-VLZ620 vs. RM-VL610
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Post 16 made on Saturday July 3, 2010 at 14:13
maxp
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wdsnls, good catch. I just tried holding the component button longer and the behavior changed slightly: the SET LED flashed quickly and it and the component light turned off. So, the same final result but without having a chance to press the button to be learned.

It's true that I haven't tried a completely fresh set of batteries in it. I'll pick up some today and give that a shot so I can rule that out.

Thanks, everyone.
Post 17 made on Saturday July 3, 2010 at 18:39
Daniel Tonks
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On July 3, 2010 at 07:30, wdsnls said...
EDIT: Look at page 25, Step 4. Are you holding the device button down for three seconds? Your video appears that you are just pushing it until it lights.

Those instructions are for teaching a command onto a device button, not a regular in-device button. This means a learned command sent when actually pressing TV, DVD, Amp, etc.
Post 18 made on Sunday July 4, 2010 at 05:25
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On July 3, 2010 at 18:39, Daniel Tonks said...
Those instructions are for teaching a command onto a device button, not a regular in-device button. This means a learned command sent when actually pressing TV, DVD, Amp, etc.

My mistake.
Post 19 made on Sunday July 4, 2010 at 10:57
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On July 3, 2010 at 02:43, maxp said...
I guess I got a lemon. I talked to Sony's tech support and they gave me an RMA, but I'm thinking I might be better off just returning it and trying to find a 610.

Let us know how you made out.
Of course you could always say you are a reviewer with CNET or something.
Then they would actually test it and make sure it is working before they send it to you.
I went ahead and got the 600, which I am sure is a bit bulkier, but at least it will be working.
The 600 is what I ordered from Best Buy, but they switched it with the 620.
I now know why.
I guess they have to unload them fast,
I'll still use the 620 for entering codes only.
Good Luck, Max P and don't think for a second that yours is an isolated case.
Post 20 made on Sunday July 4, 2010 at 22:47
Daniel Tonks
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Personally I like the 610 and 710 over the 600, but those are both very hard to get now.
Post 21 made on Monday July 5, 2010 at 13:10
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On July 4, 2010 at 22:47, Daniel Tonks said...
Personally I like the 610 and 710 over the 600, but those are both very hard to get now.

Seems like most of the 610's are now refurbished.
But that might not be a bad thing, because I am sure they test them afterwards.
One odd thing with the RM-VLZ620, is now Best Buy completely removed them from their website, no backorder, it's as if they never existed on their site.
I'm sure it was just sold out and not recalled from Sony.
I'll avoid Best Buy like the plague and stick with Amazon or Ebay from now on.
Post 22 made on Monday July 19, 2010 at 21:23
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i just picked up two 620s from Best Buy today. Neither one of them will learn. I'm sure I'm following the directions correctly. I get the quick flash and the device key goes out. I'm not impressed. They're going back in the morning. I have a Vizio sound bar with no code available. This thing is useless to me.
Post 23 made on Monday July 19, 2010 at 23:30
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This is very weird. Either they changed the steps without updating the documentation, or there's a bad batch out there. My unit - unfortunantly it IS an early unit marked "sample" and without even an official rear label - works fine.
Post 24 made on Saturday July 31, 2010 at 16:41
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Hello all. Add me to the list of those with a non-learning 620. the odd thing is, i own the 600 and it learned the exact same buttons with no issues. It took me less than 10mins to program the 600 while I have spent several hours and several phone calls to Sony trying to get the 620 to work. UGH!
Post 25 made on Sunday August 1, 2010 at 01:41
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I picked up the 620, and had no trouble learning at all. Having to press the Device key, the key to learn to, and the donor key for each command you want to learn, is a pain. Reminds my of urc-100, 200, 300 and double press of each key while in learn mode.


Daniel these remotes are made by UEI, no doubt.
Post 26 made on Sunday August 1, 2010 at 06:56
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On August 1, 2010 at 01:41, edmund said...
Daniel these remotes are made by UEI, no doubt.

Yup. Which is a shame, because that means the budget remote market just lost one of only a few remaining players (and frankly the best player for a budget remote that didn't behave like a budget remote).

The only SLIGHT saving grace so far is that it seems to be highly customized on the programming front, and not just a rebadge of a stock UEI item.
Post 27 made on Monday August 2, 2010 at 18:07
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Sony has used UEI made remotes before as oem remotes, Sony SA tivo & T60 Dtivo remotes were made by UEI.
Post 28 made on Monday August 2, 2010 at 23:40
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You'll find that everyone has always used everyone when it comes to OEM remotes, even companies that themselves have their own remote lines. It's rather shocking.

Go to a CES a look at all the Asian exhibitors in the tiny booths, you'll see many familiar remote styles and brands.
Post 29 made on Tuesday August 3, 2010 at 00:08
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Back on track, I ordered the vlz620 from amazon.com and got a delivery date 8-4, I couldn't wait. So bought one from Best buy too, thats the one that I had no trouble learning to, the amazon one showed early and it doesn't learn. :( They both go back, terrible quality control.
Post 30 made on Tuesday August 3, 2010 at 01:54
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i guess they are made in China these days.
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