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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I have had my RCA UTV for 5 years now and I have to say I love it! The only issue is the remote. The report is really wearing out and can be a little doggy at times. Can anyone recommend a universal remote that has the jump forward and jump backward functions?
post #2 of 21
The Directv RC23 works quite well. On RCA units the colored buttons will even perform the PIP functions(not on Sony units). You can get them on Ebay quite cheap. Usually under $15 shipped. There is an auction right now for $8.99 and free shipping. It does need to be programmed. For RCA units, hold down select and mute until the light flashes twice. Then enter 01392. The light should flash twice. The code for the Sony units is 01640. The remote seems to keep the programming even if the batteries are removed.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by ennieip View Post

I have had my RCA UTV for 5 years now and I have to say I love it! The only issue is the remote. The report is really wearing out and can be a little doggy at times. Can anyone recommend a universal remote that has the jump forward and jump backward functions?

I suggest a one-for-all remote like the urc-6131n, the original urc-6131 is hard to come by nowadays. Other ofa remote models will do, urc-6820, 8820, 10820.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Has anyone had success with harmony type remotes and UTV? I like the fancy pants remotes out there but I am apprehensive about them having the jump forward and back functions.
post #5 of 21
I use the MX500

I have the bottom two (left, right) LED screen buttons as the skips
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by klassic View Post

I use the MX500
I have the bottom two (left, right) LED screen buttons as the skips

I second the nomination ... I love my MX-500.
post #7 of 21
I like mine as well.
post #8 of 21
Howdy,

Got myself a Westinghouse Digital HDTV this weekend and was hoping to find a compatible TV remote code for my RCA UTV Remote.

Anyone know if Westinghouse uses codes from other known TV Makers? I was kind of surprised that Westinghouse didn't have ANY codes listed in the UTV's list. Yet again , I'm forced to realize Westinghouse only recently reentered the TV market after UTV was introduced nearly 6 years ago.

Any help is appreciated.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by lgodave View Post

Howdy,

Got myself a Westinghouse Digital HDTV this weekend and was hoping to find a compatible TV remote code for my RCA UTV Remote.

Anyone know if Westinghouse uses codes from other known TV Makers? I was kind of surprised that Westinghouse didn't have ANY codes listed in the UTV's list. Yet again , I'm forced to realize Westinghouse only recently reentered the TV market after UTV was introduced nearly 6 years ago.

Any help is appreciated.

If you're lucky it will respond to the Sony tv codes.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Edmund View Post

If you're lucky it will respond to the Sony tv codes.

I'm a lucky man.

Refreshed both my Sony and RCA UTV Remotes with the Sony TV Codes included with both UTVs and found they work OK.

Works better then my DTV Tivo DVR's remote does. An Input command must be sent repeatedly before it responds. Maybe it's weak batteries.


Thank You,
post #11 of 21
i have the harmony 880 and it works perfectly. the utv was not listed on the web when i went to add it to the remote, but when this happens the software asks to send a remote signal to your pc and then it finds a suitbble set of codes. i cant remember but i think i had to teach the remote a few codes but it is quite easy.

the ir strength on this remote is awesome. i dont need to point the remote at all
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by zcarguy View Post

i have the harmony 880 and it works perfectly. the utv was not listed on the web when i went to add it to the remote, but when this happens the software asks to send a remote signal to your pc and then it finds a suitbble set of codes. i cant remember but i think i had to teach the remote a few codes but it is quite easy.

the ir strength on this remote is awesome. i dont need to point the remote at all


Funny, someone on Tivocommunity found one of my posts suggesting a ofa 8820 for multiple tivos, they bought it and loved so much, they gave me their harmony 880 for free. I hated it, and sold it.
post #13 of 21
Anybody know a TV remote code for a Syntax Olevia 32' HDTV (232V) for my Sony remote. I have tried all the recommendations that I could find and all to no avail. Any help would be great.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by uga_trader View Post

Anybody know a TV remote code for a Syntax Olevia 32' HDTV (232V) for my Sony remote. I have tried all the recommendations that I could find and all to no avail. Any help would be great.


Sorry you're out of luck, there isn't a code for the new olevia tv's in any oem or universal remote. Directv will be releasing for purchase new line of remotes, the rc64, rc64r, and rc64rb. In them there is a tv code for the olrevia, 11610. I am being sent one of each in a week or two. For being a techknow guide on directv forums, for answering remote questions of course.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Edmund View Post

Sorry you're out of luck, there isn't a code for the new olevia tv's in any oem or universal remote. Directv will be releasing for purchase new line of remotes, the rc64, rc64r, and rc64rb. In them there is a tv code for the olrevia, 11610. I am being sent one of each in a week or two. For being a techknow guide on directv forums, for answering remote questions of course.

Got myself a DTV Universal Remote "RC64" from DTV early this week. Seems to work great with my HDVR2 (DTV Tivo),RCA UTVs (in DTV mode),Phillips DVD Recorder(maybe? Powers OK at least)and JVC TV.

Only thing DTV doesn't list is a code for RCA UTVs set to "AUX" Mode. Anyone have any luck on that front? If not... I'm still rather impressed with this FREE remote. (I'm sending back an R15 but I can keep the RC64)

I'm kind of glad the RC64 is a "Universal" Remote because I wasn't real happy with it as the R15's remote interface. TOO MANY KEYS AND THEY ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE. But, program in several devices and it starts making more sense.
post #16 of 21
The VERY LAST Code listed (on DTV's Remote Code Lookup Page) for the RCA UTV (RCA DWD490RE) lets me power up the UTV and pull up the guide but nothing much else...

00855 (AUX)
post #17 of 21
Back from the Dead.

Figured I'd open the thread to some more current UTV Remote issues...

I gave a couple of my RCA UTV Remotes to my Grandma for use with her TV/VCR/Digital Converter boxes...

Her Wal-Mart Magnavox Converters don't seem to use any recognized codes in the RCA UTV Remote's memory.

Any "current" Universal Remotes people might recommend?

I spotted a SONY RM-AV2100 Remote Commander (Touch Screen with Learning Function) at a Rummage Sale and bought it for $8. Can't seem to figure out a way to "add" new buttons to a Component Layout... but it does seem to "Learn" just fine... (By "default" this remote rather well with my Westinghouse and Sony living room setup)

If I could find another AV2100 (or more) for such a low low price... that might be a good idea for her... (If she's willing to "Learn" it herself)
post #18 of 21
There is an auction for new RCA UTV remotes on eBay right now ($11.99 w/ free shipping). Been thinking about picking one up for myself since the lettering is pretty worn on mine. I finally got the UTV keyboard working since I dared press the "WebTV" button on it. It started dialing out, but it allowed me to cancel (thank goodness). Now it works across the board. Handy for searches.
post #19 of 21
I just got a Harmony 620 from Target. It handles UTV operations extremely well. This includes the jump forward or jump back functions.

My problems have been with my Vizio TV. It uses a fairly unique input switching input system that required contact with a Level 2 Tech. It has been very frustrating.
post #20 of 21
Looks interesting. (The 620)

So the Harmony class remotes can all be hooked up to a PC and download updated codes?

Otherwise they have decent learning functions? Might be a bit too high end for my Grandmother but might be easier then using my "new" Sony RM-AV2100... which is hard to misplace, but not the easiest to navigate by "feel" or one handed.
post #21 of 21
Just shy of 7 years and my 32" Westinghouse HDTV fried it's HDMI port yesterday. So I'm on the hunt for the best Code(s) to use with my UTV Remote on my new 42" Vizio E420i-B0 . Using the code for a Goldstar TV (1006) for Power/Volume. What I'm currently missing out on is a way to remotely change my INPUT/Source.

Anyone with some ideas/experience with the RCA UTV Remote and Vizio TVs?
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