Originally Posted by DD210
Can the old RCA remote control a satellite box? If so, It might be able to control the box. If not, you can probably find an inexpensive universal remote and still end up paying less than other converter boxes. (Just be sure you can return any remote you buy if it does not work with either one.)
The remote that came with the TV/VCR is not programmable. But, I had a Sony Directv box that I used with it and the remote that came with DTV box was programmable and worked with the TV/VCR.
I have found two RCA support sites, one for the DTA800B1 and one for RCA TVs. I have contacted each stating the problem hoping for an answer. If either responds with a code that works, I will post it here. Otherwise, I will wait a week or so and if the problem is not solved I will try to find a universal that will work.
Thanks for the response.
Here is what I sent to the support address provided in the DTA800B1 User manual on July 7:
RCA Customer Support:
I just bought an RCA DTA800B1 - Digital to Analog Converter Box to work with my RCA model T09081BC TV/VCR purchased
in 1999. I am unable to program the remote that came with the STB to work with the TV/VCR. I have tried all 30 of the codes that are specified in the user manual at least twice.
Is there a 3 digit code that will program the remote to work with this TV?
If there is not, is there an RCA universal remote that will work with both?
Thank you for your support and making RCA "The most trusted name in electronics".
This is the response that I received on July 17:
We have try our best to list all the codes in the manual.
Please do not create a new mail for reply.
Venturer Electronics Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org