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Controlling the Magnavox TB100MW9 Digital/Analog Converter
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Post 1 made on Monday February 18, 2008 at 13:59
GeeWiz
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Greetings all...
I picked up the new Magnavox digital converter box at Walmart yesterday, and it's great...no more analog broadcasts :)

While the wife appreciates the crystal clear reception, she's not enthused with yet another remote added to control the converter box. I'm pretty uneducated about remotes and would like to consolidate the 3 or 4 we now have to control the following...

1.Bell & Howell 26" tv with PIP (This is about 10 years old, and believe it's really a Magnovox/Phillips manufacture.)
2. Phillips 4-head VCR deck - about 8 years old.
3. Toshiba DVD player
4. Hauppage Media Player
5. Magnavox TB100MW9 Digital converter.

I believe these are all infrared devices, and I don't need anything fancy (or expensive.) I think the codes for the television, VCR, and DVD players will be relatively easy, but knowing the codes to enter for the converter box and media player might be another matter.

Any suggestions on this GREATLY appreciated!

Last edited by GeeWiz on February 18, 2008 14:11.
OP | Post 2 made on Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 06:46
GeeWiz
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Found a solution that works well...

I picked up a Sony RM-VL600 universal remote with learning capability. With this unit, I've been able to program all the functions of the TB100MW9 DTV Converter box.

I picked up this unit at Walmart for $25, but have seen it on Amazon for as little as $16.

This remote is a vast improvement over the remote that comes with the Magnavox DTV converter, and was easy to program.
Post 3 made on Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 07:08
Daniel Tonks
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The VL600 is a great remote for the money. You (and your wife) should be happy with it!
Post 4 made on Thursday March 27, 2008 at 18:07
Bill K---r
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I just purchased two Magnavox TB100MW9 DTV Digital to Analog Converter boxes. I spent about 1 1/2 hours trying to set it up with one of our TV's. I do not have cable, just a multi directional TV aerial. I followed the directions to a "T" for setting up the connections to include a VCR. Everything went the way the manual said except for two things:
(1) I cannot get NBC channel 4 or the PBS stations even after trying to add them manually. It just keeps saying "no signal". Bull no signal! I am close to New York City, so signal strength (especially for NBC) should not be a problem.

(2) My VCR won't work with this converter box. I followed the wiring setup as shown in the manual. I even tried different wiring setups. Nothing works. What good is this if I can't record or watch TV programs using my VCR?

Has anyone had similar problems with channel selection and VCR?
Post 5 made on Sunday May 25, 2008 at 16:45
BSToFF
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I bought the same Digital Converter from WalMart; Magnavox TB100MW9. I have a Sony Universal Remote RM-V310. I already have it programed to my Toshiba TV / Optimus stereo AMP / Pioneer CD deck.

I would love to be able to program this remote to my new DTV Digital Coverter and my wife's TruTech DVD player. Is it possible? Where would I find the codes?
Post 6 made on Saturday May 31, 2008 at 14:52
javaclf7
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I also purchased at Wal-Mart the Magnavox TB100MW9 and hooked it up with no problems. The picture and performance is great. Due to the fact that the stations are not at full power as yet the sound is high and low for different channels.
My biggest complaint is the same as yours, I cannot record off of my VCR. I call the company and they explained that you only could record the station that you are currently watching! This was never stated on the instructions or on any information offered before hand.
Someone goofed!
Post 7 made on Thursday June 26, 2008 at 00:09
junk4u
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When you apply for your government converter box coupons take note of all the
eligible converter boxes.Your kind goverment has screened them all for you.
The only ones that are eligible for the coupon are without a doubt some of the
worst ever pos tuners on the planet.Use the credit card coupons as handy wallet size
ice scrapers.The only tuner that even comes close to being usable is the Samsung
DTB-H260F.It runs about $160 and is not eligible for the worthless coupon.Don't
waste your time even bothering to get the coupons,another shaft from uncle sam.
Post 8 made on Monday September 15, 2008 at 13:56
ZBonster
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I had the same problem with channel 5 KSL in Salt Lake City Utah.
I surfed the net and found that this channel is UHF rather than VHF which meant I need a UHF antenna.
When I installed the UHF/VHF antenna the converter picked up channel 5.
Hope this helps.
Post 9 made on Monday November 24, 2008 at 08:06
BestOption
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The Philips, universal remote, SRU2103/27 will control the Magnavox TB100MW9 set top box. It will also control two other devices... VCR or DVD and TV. If you are looking for inexpensive, this is the answer. Rite Aid was selling it for $4.99 with a $4.99 mail-in or online rebate! That made the total cost 30 cents here in Michigan.
Post 10 made on Saturday January 3, 2009 at 13:54
LMRUD
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On November 24, 2008 at 08:06, BestOption said...
The Philips, universal remote, SRU2103/27 will control
the Magnavox TB100MW9 set top box.

What function and code did you use for the Philips?
Post 11 made on Friday January 30, 2009 at 14:45
SusieQ
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On January 3, 2009 at 13:54, LMRUD said...
What function and code did you use for the Philips?

I am also having trouble, could you tell me the function and code that you used that worked for you?
Post 12 made on Friday February 13, 2009 at 22:11
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What is the code for the Sony remote for the Maganavox dtv converter box??
Post 13 made on Sunday February 22, 2009 at 21:48
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Reading your statement that the Phillips Universal Remote, Model Number SRU2103/27 would indeed control the Magnavox TB100MW9 Digital Converter, I drove into Sears today and purchased two of them, opening only one of them of course upon returning home.

I am computer literate, fairly well versed in the electronic world, and have no problem reading and understanding diirections, meaning that I am aware of the code lookup function of the converter and the inserting procedure of the various codes.

Knowing that the insertion of codes to control any TV, VCR, or DVD is pretty much above board and straight forward, I jumped right in to have the Phillips Remote control the TB100MW9 Digital Converter.

Approximately two hours later after trying everything I could think of plus following the instructions to the letter in all aspects of the instructions, I have failed to have this SRU2103/27 Phillips remote control the TB100MW9 Magnavox converter, leaving me quite puzzled.

Speaking not only for myself but for many others I suspect, it would be appreciated very much if you would take the time to explain in full your exact procedure in obtaining success in this Remote/Converter problem.

(Edit: 02/23/09) It appears unlikely that the original author, for some reason, will answer any of the above questions. I contacted others elsewhere and found that they could not get the "Phillips Universal Remote, Model Number SRU2103/27" to function with the "TB100MW9 Magnavox converter" either. I'm returning the two I purchased. Should I have success with any other remote, I'll return and make a statement here.

Last edited by OMC_Joe3B on February 23, 2009 09:52.
Post 14 made on Monday February 23, 2009 at 12:55
edmund
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Some of the converters are using older DSS sat codes, try Directv codes in the philips remotes.
Post 15 made on Tuesday February 24, 2009 at 17:33
The Robman
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Just FYI, we have seen this device already in the JP1 world and have created an upgrade for it:

[Link: hifi-remote.com]

The captured data seems to match UEI's CBL/1563 setup code, which can be found in the following "Radio Shack" remotes: 15-100, 15-133, 15-134, 15-135
Rob.
[Link: hifi-remote.com]
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