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Pronto won't learn my VCR

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by Taz, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. Taz

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    hi all,

    anyone know why my Pronto won't learn the commands to my VCR (panasonic NV-F75) ? I know <br />the VCR is an old one, but I thought the Pronto "Replaces any remote with IR"

    Cheers all

    Taz. <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
     
  2. KAO

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    Unless it's really unusual I can't see why it would not learn. Try moving the original remote closer. Or further away. or out of sunlight. or into sunlight! Just experiment.

    Failing that, try <a href="http://www.remotecentral.com" target="_blank">www.remotecentral.com</a> and look in the components section. They have a file for an NV-F55 and others which I bet wouldn't be too different...most manufacturers don't change IR codes from model to model.
     
  3. Arthur.S

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    There are some devices that the Pronto can't learn, as the IR frequency is different. A good example is the Ondigital box. Though I think some clever chappie over at RC.com found a way round that. Failing that - you are pointing the Pronto 'learning' eye at the Pannies remote, & not the emitting eye, aren't you? Sorry if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but it's a common problem. <img src="redface.gif" border="0">
     
  4. KAO

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    It won't learn IRDA stuff either. But few home entertainment stuff uses that.
     
  5. Taz

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    Thanks for the advice guys but the Pronto is saying 'OK' to the Pannys commands with both Pronto edit and using the 'learn' on screen.<br />any more ideas ???

    Cheers

    <br />Taz. <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
     
  6. Richard46

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    Quote from Arthur.S<br />'There are some devices that the Pronto can't learn, as the IR frequency is different. A good example is the Ondigital box.'

    Does this apply to all Ondigital boxes. I have no trouble controlling my Ondigital box (Pace) with the Marantz RC5000 'version' of the Pronto.
     
  7. Taz

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    Hi Arthur, yeh although it takes some carefull aiming the Panny remote is working fine.<br />Just had a thought though.. there is a switch on both the RC and VCR with 1 and 2 on to enable different remotes to be used, could this be a problem?? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

    Taz. <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
     
  8. Arthur.S

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    Sounds like a strange one Taz. Have you tried selecting both options 1 & 2? How about the earlier suggestion to download the NV55 & NV55B CCFs from remotecentral & try them? Just seems odd that Panny would have one VCR using a different IR freqency. To be honest, I'm baffled. If I were you I'd post this at remotecentral. I'm sure you'll get an answer there. Even if it's bad news at least you'll know. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <br />Let me know the result, I'm well curious!
     
  9. Arthur.S

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    Taz, One of the other suggestions that I was going to make was to use the Pronto's own learning system rather than PE, as PE for some reason is a bit unreliable for learning. But it looks like you've already done that. Is your original remote working OK?

    <br />Richard46, the best place to find that out is remotecentral.com If you own a Pronto/Marantz it's an essential site. Particularly if you use PE.
     
  10. Arthur.S

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    Successful end of thread then. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
  11. Taz

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    SUCCESS! Arthur, i managed to download an nv-f55 Cfc file from RC and it works great! and has nice on screen graphics.

    thanks all. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    <br />Taz. <img src="cool.gif" border="0">

    [ 16-09-2001: Message edited by: Taz ]</p>
     
  12. KAO

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    Great stuff...glad you're sorted out Taz!

    I really must stress again how good RC is for all pronto related stuff!
     
  13. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    damn, thought it might have been the excuse to throw that old piece of junk out, go on, kill it taz, buy a new one, you say it does more harm than good.
     
  14. General Skanky

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    I'm all for Taz chucking it in the bin. Buy a new one.
    You just know it'll only kill your tapes. :D
     
  15. Taz

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    You two.... (Ar's and General) have talked me into enough stuff this year!

    i can't get a new VCR as well can I???? :D


    Taz. :cool:
     
  16. Arthur.S

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    course ya can son - Richer Sounds are practically givin' 'em away!! :D
     

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