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[Take Control] IRIQ - Cannot learn Sony XBR or DVD S3000 codes
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Post 1 made on Sunday January 3, 1999 at 21:30
Steve Schaffer
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Just tried this one. As I've come to discover having tried to find a "universal remote" - this seems to be an oxymoron. As far as it went, I think the use of wizards if fine, but the screen is almost impossible to read, so unless you're operating in strong light, forget it. The serial port does help in programming, but the trouble-shooting falls short in giving you reasons for failure of the remote to learn. I suspect most of the Sony codes are either too complex to learn. Still searching for the 'holy grail'...
OP | Post 2 made on Sunday January 3, 1999 at 21:51
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In your honest opinion would you reccomend this remote? Thinking of buying the HK for 299. Would you do it again????
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday January 3, 1999 at 23:11
George Mills
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Try learning at different distances.

Then try aiming the remote carefully and extending your arm at full length and then lean forward.

You can strap one of those laser light pens to the bottom for better aim.

For in the dark use you can put fluorescent stickers around the IR receivers to know your on target in the dark (if using a light pen of course).

If your more than 6 feet away it gets a little more complex. Pick up a rifle with a laser guide and night vision (no light pen or stickers needed in this case !!!). Then strap the remote to the end. Now you have extended range, great aim and in the dark usage. But how do reach the buttons? Fear not, H/K has the answer. Since each button can be a macro, program a 5 second delay at the start of all buttons.

Now just hit a button, take aim and the H/K will do the rest !!! When you get good you can decrease the delay.

Or you take the rifle and shoot the H/K remote and then go pick up a Pronto.
OP | Post 4 made on Monday January 4, 1999 at 11:34
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try loading win 98 on it ! they're both a piece of crap!!! buy a PRONTO
OP | Post 5 made on Monday January 4, 1999 at 15:27
Daniel Tonks
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Um, well, that's a bit strong. Until I've had time to use one at length I'm reserving judgement.

As for Win98, well, what else you gonna run, eh? :-)
OP | Post 6 made on Tuesday January 5, 1999 at 07:06
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NT !! 1000x more stable than 98..
OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday January 6, 1999 at 01:10
Daniel Tonks
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Heh, but it's still a Microsoft product, eh? Plus, currently it's not good for entertainment software - though tops for productivity.
OP | Post 8 made on Wednesday January 13, 1999 at 20:24
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If I'm not mistaken. The RF problem everybody has been screaming about is probably caused by weak signal being sent out by the remote transmitter or it could have been a defective lens (make by sub-contracting companies) on the remote. It may very well be a software problem of not encoding the RF value correctly before the signal get send. But what's that got to do with Windows 98? Further more, I don't think anybody from HK, Madrigal or Microsoft is forcing this down on anybody's throat. If you don't like this product, simply stating the defficiencies would work for the majority of the audients in this forum.
OP | Post 9 made on Friday January 15, 1999 at 01:16
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try learning the codes in a completely dark room- this usually works for ir learning problems!

- jerry

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