I have a RadioShack 6 in 1 remote 15-2146, I have every thing programmed correctly atlest it seems to work. However, when i try to use the MENU button to pre-set a recording time it does not work. I can hit the MENU button but nothing will happen the other buttons seem to freze until i exit out by hitting the menu button again. Other that this the remote is fine, but i would like to be able to record and am not able to do so HELP!!!!!!
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Re: Menu Button not working, can't record
There must be some keys active after you press Menu. Like you said, it must be waiting for you. After you hit Menu have you tried all the numbers and arrows?
If you can't get any of them to respond (except hitting Menu again to exit the menu) perhaps you need to try a different manufacturer code for your device. For example, if you have Brand ABC Model XYZ, perhaps the valid remote codes are 012, 013, and 014. Even if you have found that 012 works for most things but you can't record, you should try programming the remote to codes 013 and 014 and see what happens. There could be slight differences between the codes that allow most features to work, but not ALL features, just as you are experienceing. Good luck.
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You may want to try a method called a Power Scan to program this. The steps are included below:
Power Scan DVD VCR:
1.) Press and hold the correct VCR button (about six seconds) until all mode button backlights come on, then release. 2.) Press 500 pound (#) then record three times. 3.) With the desired equipment on, press and hold the VCR/DVD button until all mode button backlights illuminate (about 3 seconds), then release. 4.) Press and release the Power button. 5.) Press the Up button once a second while pointing the remote at the desired equipment. If the code for the equipment comes up, the equipment will power off. 6.) Press the POUND (#) button
If this doesn't work repeat steps 3-6 if the lights at the top of the remote blink rapidly then you have tried all codes possible.
On most RadioShack universal remotes, when you are running the automatic search, you have to press a button within 2 seconds of the TV switching off or it skips to the next code. If you fail to press the correct button within 2 seconds, the TV wont respond when you subsequently test the code.
I am not sure which is the correct button for your remote as you did not specify the model number of your RadioShack remote. On many models, it is any button other than the "SET" button.
Although getting the TV to switch off is an encouraging sign, there is still the possibility that your RadioShack remote will not work with your TV. There are hundreds of universal remotes, hundreds of TV brands and thousands of different models. This makes for an incalculable number of potential
combinations of remote and TV and many of these combinations simply don't work together.
If you have tried all of the codes supplied for your TV brand and completed the automatic scan with no success, then it's likely that you have one of the combinations that doesn't work. However, you
should ensure you are "setting" the code in the remote as soon as the TV switches off. For correct operation, please consult the instructions for your remote.
It is also possible that a code for a different TV brand will work for you as many TVs are not manufactured by the company with their badge on the front. If you can discover who manufactured the original TV (base-unit), then codes for this brand will sometimes work.
If you would like further assistance, please post back with the brand and model number of both your TV and the RadioShack remote. I will then be able to check on the correct programming instructions for your remote and possibly determine whether codes for another brand will work.
Problem was solved by Holding down the "ENTER" button for no less than 10 seconds and after releasing it press "SYSTEM MENU". This will take you to the setup screen on your TV.
where all settings can be made from there by following the on screen directions.
Not a complete solution, but, around the last page (pg. 14) of your converter box manual there are codes listed for universal remotes. I happen to have a Philips remote that is listed. My code to control my dtv box is 0354. It appears that they have all codes listed for all Radioshack model universal remotes. I would suggest getting a Radioshack remote for Your "Digital Stream" (Radioshack) dtv box...
programming a device: make sure batteries are installed correctly. Turn device on(for ex., your TV). Press TV button next to Power button on your 15-2147...Press and hold the little P button until the red LED lite blinks twice...enter the first four-digit code for your device(in your case,JVC TV...first set of #s is '0463' ) note: the LED will blink once as each number is entered. If the number is correct the LED will blink 2x. Note if the LED doesn't blink twice after entering the 4 digit code, begin again with the next set of numbers. For JVC the codes are 0463 and 0053. Once your remote blinks twice after entering in your TV code, press the power button. This should turn off your TV. Just use like any other remote. Hope this helps you.
IF not then you should be able to program in
Emerson 0591, 0675 for the DVD player
Emerson 0037, 0184, 0000, 0121, 0043, 0209 for the VCR
THe problem arises however, that the vcr and the dvd function buttons are the same, so you can only program one or the other. You need A different remote. I would suggest the 15-2142 made by radioshack. It is the Family 4 in 1 remote, and it has all the functions you need. THis remote is also backlit on some buttons to make it a little easier to see in the dark.