Instruction Booklet for Sentry Really Big Universal Remote (model:RMC-10)
I was able to set up the remote for my TV and VCR after a few hours of guessing what to do next. I followed the instructions as closely as possible considering the fact that the Instruction Booklet and its content are so small that I use my glasses with a 10X magnifying glass to read some of it.
I would normally assume people like myself bought this remote because they have a vision problem. It would be great if I could get a larger version from off the internet.
Providing a miniature version of the instruction booklet has to someone's idea a joke with bad taste.
I was able to find the codes, set the remote for both the TV and VCR but have not been able to figure out why I can ony turn on the units sometimes and other times not. Is there a certain sequence that buttons must be pushed to turn the units on? If there is, I can't find it.
Secondly, None of the code listings indicated if they were for the tv, the vcr, or the cable box. So whenever a inputted code failed to work was it just the wrong code or was I using the wrong set of codes to start with.
the following is a link to the updated code list for the RMC-10, note it is in pdf format so if you do not already have adobe acrobat reader you will have to download that before you can read the code list. I will also leave the link to download the adobe acrobat reader in case you need it
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The DirectTV remote should have the option to scan for the code check the instructions for the automatic scan method most likely you turn on the tv, dvd/vcr keep pressing button until channel changes or set turns off which ever button you use if you dont have the instructions try this address http://www.satex.com/directv/remote_codes.html
Your remote should come with a pamphlet which has instructions on how to do this. The pamphlet should include many codes for different types of TV's and instructions on how to enter them. Find the code for your model of TV and follow the instructions. If you cannot find your pamphlet, this website has a list of all TV, VCR, and Cable box codes. Some devices may have multiple codes. If this is the case then simply enter each code consecutively until the remote works. If you cannot find your pamphlet, then you can try following these instructions-
Find codes for each device and brand below.
Press and "HOLD" CODE SEARCH.
Press and release the TV, VCR or Cable button you want to set up. If programming AUX for a device, press and release AUX first and then the device to be programmed (TV, VCR or Cable). When the selected device button flashes proceed to the next step.
Enter the three digit code from the TV, VCR or Cable Box code lists.
Release CODE SEARCH.
With the device on, press another button, for example CHANNEL UP. If the device responds, no further programming is required. If the device does not respond, repeat steps 1-5 using another code number from the lists.
Press the TV button. Make sure the TV is plugged in. Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else. Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the remote control solutions. The front panel controls may be locked (disabled). Use the remote control to unlock the front panel controls by selecting the Front Panel Block in the Parental Control menu and press OK to uncheck the box. The TV might be performing a periodic diagnostic check. Wait for a few minutes for the TV to turn on.
If still the problem persists then check the following:
Maybe the cable/air function is set to the wrong position. The channel might be blank — change channels. If you’re watching your VCR and it’s connected with coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA jack, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever channel is selected on the 3/4 switch on the back of your VCR). Also check to make sure the TV/VCR button on the VCR is in the correct mode (press the TV/VCR button on your VCR). Check antenna connections. Make sure all of the cables are firmly connected to the jacks. Try adjusting sharpness function to improve weak signals. Closed-captioning might be on. Check Closed Caption in the Setup menu.
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The remote would need to reprogrammed for the other devices. It loses its programming when the batteries are replaced. There may be a model number on the back of the remote or under the battery cover. With that information you can probably find the instructions on the manufacturer's website. Or you can purchase another remote if all else fails. They're pretty inexpensive.
There's nothing the remote can do that would affect your TV unless you hit one of the buttons, possibly switching to another input. Unplug the set and let it sit a few minutes. Plug it back in and go through the initial setup again. This should bring everything back to normal for you.
If you're still having problems, please post a followup comment and I'll try to help more.
Most universal remotes have a search feature that allows you to manually step from code to code till you find the right one. You put the TV on and follow the instructions. Also you might try VCR codes many times combo sets use vcr type codes.