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post #31 of 144
awesome.
thanks!
post #32 of 144
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Originally Posted by Stanton View Post

They've had a huge review on it for over a month: are you on the same website? That's basically what led me to buy it (and I'm happy I did)!

Sorry if my comment was confusing. I found the review thanks to your link. I was just commenting that it had been so long since I was on remotecentral they hadn't posted a review at that time.
post #33 of 144
Question for one of the owners of this beauty – this may be a stupid one, but I’ve been out of this market for several years and I’m not sure what kind of “advances” were maid in that area:
Does it have a build in codes for any of the IR keyboards (old LiteOn Airboard is what I’m looking for)
post #34 of 144
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Originally Posted by art crazy View Post

Question for one of the owners of this beauty - this may be a stupid one, but I've been out of this market for several years and I'm not sure what kind of advances were maid in that area:
Does it have a build in codes for any of the IR keyboards (old LiteOn Airboard is what I'm looking for)

Not sure that it's in their but the R50 does have learning capabilities so you can simply teach it the IR commands you want
post #35 of 144
Can anyone tell me if the R50 can control 3 separate TiVo's all on different frequencies? My current remote 1-4-all urc-8910 can only control 2.

Also, am I correct in reading that the hard keys such as volume control, that are set for the TV, can remain functional if I am in other devices such as a Tivo? I don't have an av system, just TV speakers and don't want to switch to the TV device every time I want to change the volume or mute. Thanks
post #36 of 144
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Originally Posted by GreggRN View Post

Also, am I correct in reading that the hard keys such as volume control, that are set for the TV, can remain functional if I am in other devices such as a Tivo? I don't have an av system, just TV speakers and don't want to switch to the TV device every time I want to change the volume or mute. Thanks

Absolutely: there is a "copy and paste" capability for certain functions/keys that allow you to "punch through" things like volume and channel up/down. I do this for my receiver volume on all devices.
post #37 of 144
Thanks...
What about multiple (3) Tivo's??
post #38 of 144
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Originally Posted by GreggRN View Post

Thanks...
What about multiple (3) Tivo's??

Your problem won't be the remote (which can hold 15 or 20 devices--I forget), but the Tivo's: if they're all in the same rack, they're all going to see the same command (unless Tivo changed their frequencies for different models).
post #39 of 144
Thanks....

Can the FAV button be re-assigned as an TV/VCR (Input) button?
post #40 of 144
i think the 'Main' and 'Fav' buttons are the only buttons that can't be changed
post #41 of 144
Problem...I have 3 TiVos installed. The Menu key did not work for any of the TiVo devices. I "learned" the "Tivo" button from each original remote to the Menu button for each TiVo device. Problem is...regardless of which TiVo is engaged, the Menu only works for the 1st TiVo device. I can't get Menu to work for either of the other 2 TiVos. Any Ideas???
post #42 of 144
Did you configure each TiVo to use a separate IR code, as per these instructions?

Your first step is to setup three TiVo remotes (or separate switches) so they do not conflict. Then learn each set of IR codes into each separate TiVo device / activity.
post #43 of 144
Batteries supplied with the remote are out after about six weeks. I think I'll try some rechargeable ones next. BTW, the display brightness was set to 30% (second lowest), and the red glow was rarely used.

UPDATE: When I wrote this a few days ago, the battery indicator was changing color from red to green. Yesterday, the entire display was flashing off and on saying replace batteries or something like that, and it wouldn't do anything. I measured the voltage on the spent batteries, and it was 1.12V (usually when AA's are spent, they're like .7 or .8V). I put them in an MCE remote that I occasionally use with my desktop computer, and they'll probably last there for years.

The rechargeable batteries that I reclaimed charged only to 1.45V (they are designed to operate nominally from 1.2V down to .8V), and the remote only shows four out of five dots on the battery charge indicator. For comparison, brand new alkaline AA'a come charged ato 1.6V. I'm just curious how long these will last in the remote. I hope I won't have to recharge them every two weeks or so.
post #44 of 144
Typically, the batteries that are shipped with ANY consumer electronics are junk: I throw them away immediately. I put new (alkaline) Duracells in my R50 when I bought it in January and they're STILL going strong. That includes all the programming I did (which comsumes a lot of power) when it was new. Bottom line: (good) batts in this remote last a long time.
post #45 of 144
That's what I thought, but I just wanted to do this rechargeable experiment.
post #46 of 144
I have a Panasonic TH-46PZ85U. I also have an R50. Can anyone tell me which of the Panasonic presets work best with the 46PZ85U. There are bunch that turn the TV on and off, but they seem to have different control set ups on the LCD screen. If anyone has chosen one that works well with my plasma please share! I guess worst case would be to use the learning function.

I have read through the thread and am still confused about the macros. I programmed on that would turn on the tv, turn on the dishentwork dvr and select the guide screen. Worked great. But for the life of me I can't program a simple one to turn on the tv and then the take me to the tv/video selection menu. Guess I'll keep trying.

UPDATE I was not smart enough to realize that the tv would not accept any command for a full 4 seconds after powered on. When I used the R50 pause function (pressed it 10 times) the tv then accepted further commands and took me to the tv/video. After that i could prgram the source by pressing a number button. So that one is SOLVED!

p.s. I really can't believe this remote does not come with a hard copy manual or at least have one online.
post #47 of 144
I have the same panny screen - tried all the codes that turn the TV on/off - I found that code 0524 is the best choice - provides the most functions on the LCD screen that relate to the 46PZ85U.

I also contacted URC via phone and was immediately connected to a tech - posed question how to add a space when entering text - press the right cursor twice for the first space, then once for any additional spaces in the same series.

To Kdviner70 - I am using 8 pauses sucessfully, why wait an extra second.
post #48 of 144
Thanks for the info. I'll look but I think that is the one that I am using. I have finally built macros for the four functions I routinely use and this remote has replaced the four that I used before.

BTW - I posed my question above to URC tech support via email and got an answer within a day. Not too bad.
post #49 of 144
Anyone figure out which code to use for the new JVC Blu-Ray player? None of the JVC codes work for me and for some strange reason my R50 won't learn the Fast Forward button from the JVC remote.
post #50 of 144
With this remote, can you set a macro to be used like the SLEEP function on any device, so the remote can basically turn off all your devices after a set time? For example, if you wanted your TV and DVD players to turn off after two hr, can a macro be set to a 2 hr delay, after which it will hit the off buttons for both devices?
post #51 of 144
No, not on the remote side. Wonder if any remote on the market can do it. But why would that be important? Most TVs and receivers do have the feature, and it's really no big deal if the DVD player remain on.
post #52 of 144
I currently use my Pioneer receiver remote because it has a separate section dedicated to the TV, with it's own power, channel, volume, and input buttons. It may seem trivial but I love this about the remote and won't buy another until I can duplicate this somehow.

If the soft buttons can be assigned to power, input, and volume for the TV in a "punchthrough" fashion then it could work. Can the R50 do this?

Thanks
post #53 of 144
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Originally Posted by Analoguesque View Post

If the soft buttons can be assigned to power, input, and volume for the TV in a "punchthrough" fashion then it could work. Can the R50 do this?

Yes, you can copy buttons from any device to any other device.

Personally, I would "punch-through" volume and mute and put input in a macro. If you buy a remote of this caliber and still have to hit the input button manually that would be a waste.
post #54 of 144
Sounds good. Only problem with the stupid Input selection is that it pops up a menu and you have to move to the selection you want and press Enter. The popup menu will NOT disappear from the screen unless you press enter or exit. So annoying.
post #55 of 144
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Originally Posted by Analoguesque View Post

Sounds good. Only problem with the stupid Input selection is that it pops up a menu and you have to move to the selection you want and press Enter. The popup menu will NOT disappear from the screen unless you press enter or exit. So annoying.

You could probably deal with that with a macro. What model TV do you have?
post #56 of 144
I have a Samsung PN58B550 Plasma.
post #57 of 144
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Originally Posted by Analoguesque View Post

I have a Samsung PN58B550 Plasma.

That TV should have discrete codes for it. Meaning that there are buttons available that go directly to the right input with a single button press.
post #58 of 144
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Originally Posted by dalto View Post

That TV should have discrete codes for it. Meaning that there are buttons available that go directly to the right input with a single button press.

Any idea how to program the discrete codes into the R50? I don't see anywhere in the menu system to do this.

Thanks
Ian
post #59 of 144
Ok, forget about my last email. I was able to select one of the Samsung code options and it had all the discrete codes already setup on the LCD buttons in several menus .

Now if only I could figure out how to "copy" each individual discrete code and paste it onto specific buttons!! Maybe I'll "teach" one of my old crappy remotes using these codes, and then have it learn them back on the button I want. Sounds like a long process!!!
post #60 of 144
Anyone out there try teaching their r50 commands for nyko's ps3 blu-wave remote?

I can't get the nav pad to work correctly. When I press up once it moves 3x. Same happens when I press the pad right or left. Down works fine. Very irritating
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