Originally Posted by James A. McGahee
My son gave me a new Onkyo receiver. It does not list the Remote Control Code for the BD-UP5000. Its HD DVD codes are not for Onkyo players and it only lists one Blu Ray code for Samsung which doesn't work.
Anyone know if the 5000 has a BR/HD DVD code?
Would an Onkyo receiver recognize it if it doesn't list it?
I suspect not, but it is worth asking as I can't get the Onkyo to respond to the IR learning signal.
Not even sure if I can figure out how to enter it if it isn't on their list.
This all depends on the age of the AVR. Was it born before or after the 5K? If before it might lack the codes for the newer stuff. Have you checked the Onkyo site online? Often new codes are posted.
You can't get the Onkyo remote to go into learning mode? I'm not sure what you are asking there. If it has a learning mode, then you program the AVR remote by putting the remotes head to head and following a learning/recording procedure.
IF the Onkyo remote has any code for a Samsung BD player, then it should control the 5K. Samsung uses/used the same codes for all of their initial players. The newer ones might use different codes, but I assume that your AVR remote is older and includes the code that was used with the BD-P1000-BD-P1600 and possibly the BD-P25xx series?
You might try the respective forum(s) for your Onkyo AVR. If there are no codes for HD-DVD players that is a red flag that it is just too old to have the newer codes.
Seriously I recommend getting a Harmony remote. I know they are expensive, but well worth it. I don't know how I would function without mine. There are other decent advanced remotes out there also, but I don't see a reason to not just get one of the many Harmonys out there. I use the 670 it is old fashioned and not as fancy as the new ones, but controls 15 devices, which with the new ones you have to spend the big bucks to get one that controls that many devices. I have at least 10 devices I have to control, most of the cheep Harmony's these days only control 5-8 devices.