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Big Button Remote Control

I have a Pioneer DVD/VCR recorder (DVR-RT300) hooked up to my Panasonic flat panel TV. (The TV cable goes into the DVD/VCR.) I got my big button remote to turn the TV on and off. It can also turn ON the DVD/VCR, but It cannot turn OFF the DVD/VCR. What it DOES do -- it switches from DVD to VCR but it does not turn off the unit. When I push the (controller) off button again it simply switches the VCR light back to the DVD light. I have to bend down to manually turn off the DVD/VCR. (The controller has a VCR button and a DVD button but no button that says: DVD/VCR.)

So, how can I program my remote control to turn off the DVD/VCR unit ??


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  • applegeorge Jan 25, 2008

    Here is the serial # DE SERE. Please find the Pioneer codes for me. I'm a dummy. applegeorge

  • applegeorge Jan 27, 2008

    Wow, you did a lot for me. Tomorrow I'll check the codes which you provided
    I thought my unit was the 300 but it is the 500, namely: DVR-RT500. I'm sorry I goofed you up.
    I'l check out all the info you gave me so far and let you know tomorrow.


  • applegeorge Jan 31, 2008

    None of the codes worked. I called Pioneer tech support and they were no help. You are correct by saying that since it is a duel system there are no codes for it since my BIG controller has separate DVD and VCR buttons.

    I'm going to solve the problem a different way. I'm getting a SINGLE system -- not a duel.

    Thanks for all your help. You did a lot. Thanks again.


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I can't to programmer to remote control for vcr and dvd?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    The dvd player motor begins running but there is no picture for the cable or dvd



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This is because you did not use the right remote code. Try trying different codes and test different functions with your recorder. Try searching on the Pioneer wesbite for remote codes. I would get the codes for you, but I don't have your model number so I can't. You can search for them yourself or comment back informing me of the model.

Hope this helps :)

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Im having trouble finding the codes. Are you sure your model number is DVR-RT300

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    I don't know if these codes will work but you can try them. :)

    553, 562, 573, 574, 575, 576, 600, 005, 016, 033, 050

    Keep trying different codes.

    Read your remote manual to figure out how to program codes. If none work, comment back and find more codes

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    You can also contact them at 1-(800)-421-1404. This is their support number.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Click Here for the download to the PDF version of the manual if you lost your real one. ;)

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Here is the link for the manual that doesn't need downloading

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    ok alright

    the 500 eh? well... That would have made it easier if you told me that. lol

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    I found some more codes that might work, not sure...
    0305 0369 0376

    0377 1084 0343

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Here are some more codes that are more likely to work than the other ones. ;) 0059, 0571, 0067, 0162, 665, 718, 719

    The highlighted ones are the most likely to work.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Hope all that stuff up there helps man. Spent a long time looking for codes thast might work. The thing is, those codes are only VCR or DVD codes for Pioneer. There were no codes for a dual system. I don't really know if they will work or not. Hope they do though. ;)

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    Hey, did anything work?

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    Did anything weork George?

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    ;) Its

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    my pleasure



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