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URC-R50 Problems and Possible Alternatives - Help Please
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Post 1 made on Sunday December 6, 2015 at 14:23
Long Time Member
September 2004

I've got 3 URC-R50 remotes in my house. They're all programmed similarly, but just a little different based upon the room. All of my equipment is in a central closet and I have IR repeaters going back to the closet for distribution to the appropriate equipment (Blu Ray, DirecTV HDR receivers, Octava 4/4 HD Matrix Switch).

The problem I'm having is the signal sent from the remote is often not making the equipment perform its function. For example, if I try to fast forward a recorded show on my DirecTV HDR, I may have to press the fast forward button 6 or 7 times to get it to work, and the push the play button the same amount of times to get it to stop fast forwarding. The same is true when I try to get the Octava to change devices. The OEM remotes work perfectly. For some reason, the URCs don't.

Does anybody know a simple fix other than changing remotes? If I do change remotes, what do you recommend? Programming these was a bit of a pain as it's all done via the remote (no PC programming) and each remote must be programmed separately. Even though each remote is a bit different, it would be great to be able to copy the programming via PC from one remote to another and just make the simple changes necessary for each one from there.

Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

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