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Sony learming remote

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by testcard, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. testcard

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    Hi

    I was wondering if anyone had experience of learning remotes - in particular the Sony RM-VZ950T. I need something to control a LS60 TV, Sony DVD, Panasonic VCR, Panasonic Sky box, and possibly a Denon Hi-Fi. Any views/advice gratefully received.
    Thanks.
     
  2. lynx

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    Moving to remotes.
     
  3. taimur

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    I have a sony learning remote - a VL-900 (http://www.remotecentral.com/vl900/index.html) which controls my sony TV, pioneer CD music system, NTL pace box, and Sony VCR. I had to teach it the controls of my CD player and NTL box, but it had no trouble doing this. I bought it from Richer sounds for about £40.

    One of the reasons I like it, is that it has four coloured buttons (red, green yellow and blue) which come in handy for programming the NTL box as well as the TV
     
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    I too have the Sony VL 900. It was really good until the buttons started acting up. I foolishly opened it and voided the warranty.

    The contacts were really c**p. I got fed up repairing it and bought a one-for-all 6 which is trouble free (and about half the price). They are upgradeable through the phone line as new equipment comes out.

    HTH u some.
     
  5. testcard

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    Oops! Sorry LYNX - didn't realise there was a dedicated remotes section:(
     
  6. taimur

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    how long did it last before acting up?
     
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    Still under warranty if I had not interfered.
    Approx 5/6months up/down channel select poor on "up" and got worse -then I opened it. ( crazy as local Sony Centre would have changed it no prob , they are great). I suffered it couple months more (with some more soldering inside). Then got OFA (One for All)
    Cheers

    PS its still working except for a few sluggish buttons - but I seldom use it.

    PPS without this fault it would be great - some raves on web, thats why I got it initially.
     
  8. taimur

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    oh dear, I'd better try and find my receipt, in that case!
     
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    Relax, Taimur, maybe I'm just unlucky. :rolleyes: :)

    Or perhaps my wife is right and I spend far to much time channel hopping. :rolleyes:
     
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    I say what's the point in getting cable or satellite if you can't channel hop?! :D
     
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    Going back to my original question, is the 950T a "learning remote" or does it rely on code numbers? All I really want to know is whether or not it will control my Panasonic Sky box.
     
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    The 950 is a learning remote and very nice is it too. The only trouble with it (apart from the price which is a bit steep) is that you have to scroll the wheel to select each device to control. Its easy enough but a slight hassle. I took it back in the end and got the 900 for £40. Highly recommend it - not bust yet! Sole down side is that i wish it had a backlight. The keys glow but it simply is not bright enough. It has learnt everything - including my TiVo which the Philips 880 would not do - and has a macro facility ( i use it to change the region number on the DVD)
     
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    Thanks for the advice!
     

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