Sony STR-DB1080 Learning remote - SKY

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  1. Biggles

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    I've got a Sony Str-DB1080 and I've had it for a couple of weeks, during this time I've read the remote controls manual from cover to cover 4 or 5 times ,and yet I can't find any instructions on how to get the system to learn any codes.

    I want to use the remote to control my SKY, can any one help?

    Thanks
     
  2. pompeysteve

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    You're out of luck I'm afraid. The Sony 1080 remote
    is NOT a learning remote.

    <RANT style="Sony" class="2nd">
    To be frank (may I?) it's a joke. Unless you have a Sony
    Sky box you won't be able to use it to control your Sky.

    I've got a Kenwood DVD player but will it control it? Nope.

    The 1080 remote is clearly designed for the NA market
    and as a result is uselss for UK owners - and to top it
    off, we lose the component switching and 2nd room out!

    I've got an e-Pilot on backorder from Maplin and as soon
    as that arrives the 1080 remote will be consigned to
    the drawer along with the 304 other remotes!

    I like my 1080 a lot, I just think Sony have short-changed
    UK and EU owners

    </RANT>
     
  3. Biggles

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    But it's advertised as a learning remote!

    The dealer even suggested bringing it as he said " Oh its a learning remote, I show you how to do it"

    And I've noticed it's got two IR ports at the front.
     
  4. mjn

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    proberly cos its a 2-way remote....rather than a learning remote.
     
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    Surely this is a con then, I was sold it as a 'learning remote' and now find that it won't control my Sony Sat box at all. I love it apart from that.

    S
     
  6. Biggles

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    I feel it's a con, the 1080 is sold as mid level Amp which you would expect to have a learning remote especially as the old model did.

    I went into the shop that I bought it from on Saturday with both remotes that, will soon be turning into a Sony Centre and asked how I could control the Sat box, after about 10 minutes the assistant said try each one of the Sat models listed and one would work, when I replied I'd done this he suggested contacting www.sony.net

    I'm really disapointed as last week one of the assistants said it had a learning remote in the shop and said bring it in.

    One of the attractions for me of the 1080 over the 780 was the learning remote. The idea of getting rid of 5 remotes was very appealing.

    If I get a response from Sony I'll post it up.
     
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  8. DJWillis

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    Wrong :(. The 1070 had the same remote. 2 way it maybe but learning it was not.

    The last mid range Sony amp to have a propper learning remote was the 940. The 940 remote controls both the 1070 and 1080 fine by the way (even 2 way) so why Sony did not stick with it is beyound me :eek:.

    Still, I ditched my 1080 remote in the end and went for the Sony RM-3000. A propper remote :D.
     
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    I couldn't agree with you anymore m8. I upgraded if you can call it upgrading more like downgrading from the STR DB 940 to the STR DB 1080.

    The great things about the 940 in my eyes were:

    i the learning remote
    ii The second room speaker 2 way switch
    iii The bass boost button on the remote

    Was it really worth having the extra channel which is discret anyway.

    I'll stick to my trusty Pronto anyday of the week.
     

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