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.