Vizio VUR14 remote: the user-programable buttons - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 01:20 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
UncleOp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I am helping my in-laws with their new Vizio M370VT. Its remote - probably model VUR14 - is simple (which is a Good Thing!) and I have got it talking to their Direct TV box. They will have a Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player arriving soon, and the goal is to get them going with *one* remote.

The stock Vizio remote has four buttons near the middle, labeled only with four different colors. The manual says they can be programmed to user-specific tasks, but doesn't say how to do that. I haven't found a reference yet.

Should I wait for the Sony and its remote, or does someone have a procedure for assigning functions to the Vizio remote's colored keys? I'm trying to keep this really simple for them, at their request. Juggling multiple remotes isn't simple. But you all already know that.

Thanks for any help!
UncleOp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 02:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mdavej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 279
Some vizio remotes work with the instructions in my sig. The Sony remote definitely won't work with DirecTV. If the vizio uses code 1377 for DirecTV, then 1516 is the Sony 360 code. If that works, post back and I can give you codes for every function if you are missing any. You can put any function or macro on any button (or shifted button), not only the colored ones.
mdavej is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 03:11 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
UncleOp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the quick reply to what's doubtless an FAQ! (I did look a little before asking, honest.)

I'll post an update when I play with the info you have offered up; the in-laws in question are 10 minutes away, and I suspect I'll do most of my tinkering when the Blu-ray player arrives.

Practically speaking, how "clever" can one get in 15 keypresses or less? I suppose that will depend in part on how clever the TV is...

Thanks again!
UncleOp is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-04-2010, 03:22 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mdavej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 279
I've got some pretty complex macros and almost never to go over 15 steps.

If I guessed wrong about your vizio and none of my instructions work, then you may be better off just getting them a new universal remote like harmony or, my personal preference, a JP1 remote. One of my favorites, the radio shack 15-134, is only 97 cents at radio shack and can be programmed according to the instructions in my sig or from a computer if you buy a programming cable.
mdavej is offline  
Reply Remote Control Area

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off