Originally Posted by DTV Reviewer
I understand all that. But the bottom line is this - there apparently is no universal code available from any universal remote manufacturer (RCA, GE, One-for-All, Philips, Sony etc. - the most common ones available) to operate any of the functions of a Zenith DTT901 CECB - even a simple on and off - unless you have a learning remote. Not true for the RCS DTA800 series where any old universal remote laying around will operate all its functions straight away using existing Cable Box or Satellite codes.
Has anyone ever found a universal remote code from any remote manufacturer to operate the Zenith 900 series CECB? No Zenith, LG, Goldstar code I know of works. Zenith support says just use the codes for those brands. Wrong answer...
You are still confusing "control signals" with "control codes." Universal remotes emulate the control signals
of OEM remotes. "Control signals" for a Zenith CECB are universal but the "control code" used by one manufacturer of a universal remote is not shared with another manufacturer of a universal remote to control the same Zenith CECB.
Manufacturers of universal remotes assign their own remote code
that activates/implements the control signals
for a given device, such as the Zenith CECB, on their own brand of remote. This control code is not universal among different brands of remotes.
Within this context you are correct, there are no "universal" remote codes.
Universal "learning" remotes may be taught "control signals" from original OEM remotes.
Yesterday I responded to your same question and offered information concerning two inexpensive Philips universal remotes (one a standard model and one a "learning" model, both priced under $10) that I use to control my Zenith CECBs. Both Philips universal remotes use code 0267
to activate the control signals for Zenith CECBs. The 0267 code
is listed twice by Philips under Zenith in the SAT/DTV/WebTV, and DVR/SAT Combo sections in their twelve pages of codes.
The earlier post is found here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post14094860