Remote Features

DSR-920 Remote

 

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Using Your Remote
Volume Function
Multiple 4DTV's
Master Power
Programming the Remote Control
TV Codes
Cable box Codes
VCR Codes
Code Scanning



4DTV DSR-920 Remote Control

The 4DTV 3-in-1 remote control operate your satellite receiver, VCR and TV by following the simple programming instructions presented here. In addition, your remote control is both UHF and IR ready, so that you may use it from virtually any location within your home.

Remote Control Range

Typical UHF range is 35 to 120 feet. The specific UHF range of the remote control in your system is affected by many factors. Wall and house construction materials, IRD location and other components co-located with the receiver can all affect the performance of the UHF transmission range. If the range in your installation is inadequate you can improve the performance of UHF range in several ways:

  1. Move the "whip" antenna away from the components by adding a short length of properly terminated 75-ohm coaxial cable. Small changes in the positioning of the antenna can make large changes in performance.

  2. Add a 10dB UHF-RF amplifier between the "whip" antenna and the input to the IRD. These small amplifiers are available at most electronics parts suppliers such as Radio Shack. This type of amplifier will boost the signal coming into the receiver and can help to extend the UHF range of the remote control.

  3. Use existing antenna or cable wiring in your house to relocate the supplied "whip" antenna or a small set of ‘rabbit ears’ to a more central location in your home. Combining this with the RF amplifier described above will provide you with maximum range.
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Using Your Remote

The 4DTV remote control is set at the factory to control all of the 4DTV receiver functions, but in order to use it to operate your TV and VCR as well, you will need to "program" it for the brand of TV and VCR you own.

The 4DTV remote control has three main modes of operation: 4DTV mode, TV mode and VCR mode. This means that when you press the 4DTV, TV or VCR keys on the remote control, you enable it to control each of these devices, one at a time. Naturally, some of the remote control keys have more than one function, depending upon which mode you are using at the time. Keep this in mind as you read the descriptions for each remote control key. Also, keep in mind that some 4DTV functions are available only within 4DTV mode. Among these special functions are access to the 4DTV menus through the OPTIONS key, use of the Interactive Program Guide (IPG) through the GUIDE key, and the ability to select a satellite by using the SAT key. In addition, you can assume that if you see a key on the 4DTV remote that you have never seen on a TV or VCR remote control, it is only useful for 4DTV functions and can only operate when the remote is in the 4DTV mode.

 

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Programming the Volume Function

One of the newest features added to the 4DTV IRD is the ability for the remote control to operate the source volume of the receiver via UHF and Infrared (IR). If your TV does not have remote control of volume, or if you would like to be able to control the volume of the receiver from other locations in your home, for whole house audio applications for instance, you can "program" that function into the remote control.
The 3-in-1 remote is programmed at the factory to control the volume of your TV. To reprogram the remote control to operate the source volume of the IRD press and hold the 4DTV button at the top of the remote until the LED light begins to flash. The key in 1-0-0. You will see the light stop flashing. The volume function of the remote control will now bring up a volume "bar" on the on-screen display of the receiver and allow you to control volume via UHF and IR.

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Multiple 4DTV UHF Frequencies

If you have more than one 4DTV receiver you may want to prevent the remote controls from affecting the other receivers. This may also be important if your neighbor has a 4DTV. To prevent this kind of interference you must "pair" each remote control with one receiver. In order to do this you will have to assign a new "address" to each pair of remote controls and receivers so that each pair functions independently of the others.

To assign a unique "address" to a pair of remote controls and receivers:

  • Press the POWER key on the receivers front panel to turn it on.

  • Press the UP key and the DOWN key on the front of the receiver at the same time. The receiver will display two figures: first an "A," then a second number from 0 to 3. All together, it looks like this: "A 0." The second figure is also known as the "address" to which we referred earlier.

  • Press the UP or DOWN keys on the receiver’s Front Panel to change the address to 0, 1, 2, or 3.

  • Press the ENTER key on the front panel to memorize the change. Failure to do this will cause the receiver to reset to the factory mode of "A 0" the next time the power is cycled.

  • Press the POWER key to exit this mode

  • On the remote control that you plan to use with the receiver, press and hold down the 4DTV key for about three seconds until the LED flashes.

  • On the remote control, enter the numbers "00" and the third number (the address) that you already have entered on the Front Panel of the receiver (either 1, 2, or 3). If the remote control accepts the new address, the LED will flash rapidly several times. The four possible address combinations are "000," "001," 002’" and "003."

  • If you are using the volume function to control the source volume of the 4DTV receiver the codes should begin with the number "1." The four possible codes for source volume control are "100," "101," 102," and "103."
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Master Power

  • Press and hold 4Dtv/SAT button until the LED blinks, release the 4Dtv/SAT button, and press and release POWER, the LED light will now stay light, press POWER again and the LED will blink a few times and return to normal state.
  • Now when you press power it will turn on and off all three pieces (4Dtv, TV, and VCR) with one press of the power button. To get rid of Master Power, simply repeat the process.
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Programming the Remote Control for Your TV or VCR

  1. Turn on your TV or VCR

  2. Use the table provided below to find the brand of your TV or VCR

  3. After the manufacturer’s brand name is a three digit code number (or several three digit code numbers).

  4. Press and hold the TV or VCR key on the 4DTV remote control for at least three seconds – until the LED on your remote flashes.

  5. When the LED flashes, key in the first of the three digit codes (listed in the table) for your TV or VCR brand using the number keys on the remote control. Make sure to do this accurately and without a long delay. If the remote control "accepts" the brand code, you will see several flashes on the LED. If it does not flash, repeat steps 4 and 5.

  6. After the remote control accepts the code, press the POWER key on the remote control to make sure the remote control is able to turn you TV or VCR off. This means it is functioning properly.

  7. If your TV or VCR does not respond to the remote control, even though it has "accepted" the manufacturer’s code, repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 using the second three-digit code from the table. If this does not work try the third code, etc., until the remote control accepts the code and your TV or VCR responds to the remote control.

  8. Make a note of the correct code for your TV and VCR and store it in a safe and convenient place. You may need it for future reference. If the batteries on the remote control die or you remove them you will need to reprogram the remote with these codes.

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TV Codes

A-Mark 120
Akai 032, 070
Alba 113
Amstrad 033
Anam 021, 041, 121
Anam-National 009, 021
AOC 005, 006, 019, 020, 120
Archer 120
ASA 047
Audiovox 120
Bauer 111
Candle 006, 022, 023, 025
Capehart 019
Citizen 006, 016, 022, 023, 024, 026
Concerto 023
Contec 027, 028, 041, 091
Craig 021, 041
Crown 026
Curtis Mathes 006, 016, 026
CXC 041
Daewoo 005, 024, 026, 029, 030, 031, 032
Daytron 026
Dixi 032, 088
Dumont 047
Electrohome 026
Elta 032
Emerson 023, 026, 027, 028, 033, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 122
Envision 006
Erson 034
Etron 032
Finlux 047
Fisher 042, 090
Formenti 111
Fortress 105
Fujitsu 034
Funai 034, 041
Futuretech 041
GE 003, 008, 009, 015, 023, 043, 044
GE – Spacemaker 040
Genexxa 113
Goldstar 005, 023, 026, 045, 046, 088
Goodmans/Tashiko 017
Grundig 047
Harmon Kardon 062
Hallmark 023
Hinari 034
Hitachi 023, 026, 048, 049, 050, 051, 052, 053, 054, 055, 126
Infinity 066
JBL 066
Jensen 056
JVC 057, 058, 059, 060
Kawasho 061
Kenwood 006
Kloss 022, 110
Kloss-Novabeam 062
KTV 026, 039, 041
Lloytron 026
Loewe 088
Logik 018
Luxman 023
LXI 003, 066, 090, 095, 117
LXI - Sears 063
Magnavox 006, 020, 025, 064, 065, 066, 067, 068, 069, 110
Marantz 006, 066, 088
Matsui 032, 109
Memorex 018, 032, 090
MGA 004, 005, 006, 023
Minerva 047
Mitsubishi 004, 005, 017, 023, 070, 072, 123
MTC 005, 006, 016, 023, 031
NAD 005, 006, 016, 023, 031
NEC 005, 006, 007, 017, 023, 127
Nikkai 112, 113, 118
Nordmende 051
Novabeam 062
Onwa 041
Optonica 105, 107
Osaki 112
Osume 091
Panasonic 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 066, 074, 075
Penney 003, 005, 006, 014, 016, 026, 043, 096
Philco 005, 006, 025, 064, 065, 068, 110
Philips 066, 088
Pioneer 002, 048, 051, 076
Portland 005, 026
Proton 019, 023, 026, 124
Pulsar 001
Quasar 008, 009, 007
Quelle 047
Radio Shack 026, 041, 107, 112
RBM 047
RCA 003, 005, 014, 015, 048, 078, 079, 080, 081, 083, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087
Realistic 090
Saba 051
Saisho 032, 033, 109
Sampo 006, 019
Samsung 005, 006, 016, 023, 026, 032, 088, 112
Sanyo 017, 042, 089, 090, 091, 092, 109
SBR 088
Schneider 088
Scott 026, 034, 037, 041, 093
Sears 003, 023, 034, 042, 090, 094, 095, 096, 097, 098, 099, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 117
Sharp 017, 026, 091, 105, 106, 107, 108, 128
Siemens 091
Signature 018
Solavox 112
Sony 000, 017, 109, 119, 122
Soundesign 023, 025, 041
Spectricon 020, 120
SSS 005, 041
Supra 023
Supre-Macy 022
Sylvania 006, 025, 064, 065, 066, 068, 110, 111
Tandy 105, 113
Tatung 009
Technics 008
Techwood 023
Teknica 004, 005, 016, 018, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 034, 041, 114, 115
Teleavia 051
Telefunken 051
Teletech 032
Tera 124
Thompson 051
Thompson-Projector 051, 116
TMK 023
Toshiba 016, 017, 047, 090, 096, 117, 118
Tosonic 028
Totevision 026
Universal 043
Vector Research 006
Victor 057
Video Concepts 070
Vidtech 005, 023
Viking 022
Wards 005, 006, 015, 018, 019, 023, 034, 043, 064, 065, 067, 068, 107
Yamaha 005, 006
Zenith 001, 018
Zonda 120

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Cable Box Codes

Jerrold 129, 130, 131
Oak 138
Panasonic 139, 140
Pioneer 133, 134
Scientific Atlanta 135, 136
Tocom 132
Zenith 137

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VCR Codes

Aiwa 088
Akai 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 068
Alba 046
Amstrad 088
ASA 065
Broksonic 059
Bush 089
Canon 042, 054
Capehart 046, 043
Citizen 091, 092, 093
Craig 044, 080
Curtis Mathes 054
Daewoo 034, 046, 047
Daytron 046
Dumont 049
Dynatech 088
Emerson 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 059, 068, 088, 090
Finlandia 049
Finlux 049, 065, 088
Fisher 048, 049, 084
Funai 088
GE 025, 050, 051, 052, 054
Goldstar 030, 055, 112, 113
Goodman’s 085, 089
Granada 049, 081
Grundig 065
Harmon Kardon 030
H/K 069
Hinari 089
Hitachi 037, 039, 040, 041, 088, 096, 097
ITT 018
Jensen 060
JVC 061, 062, 063, 064
Kenwood 062, 081
Lloyd 088
Logik 089
Luxor 018
Magnavox 027, 054, 065, 111
Marantz 030, 054, 065, 085
MEI 054
Memorex 033, 049, 054, 066, 081, 085, 088
MGA 067, 068
Mistubishi 062, 067, 068, 069, 070, 071
MTC 080, 088
Multitech 088, 089
NAD 073
NEC 030, 031, 032, 062, 099, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104
Optonica 085
Orion 006, 007
Panasonic 021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 054, 098
Penney 030, 054
Pentax 037
Perdio 088
Philco 054
Philips 054, 065, 085
Pioneer 062, 073, 074, 075, 076
Portland 046
Pulsar 033
Quartz 081
Quasar 054, 077, 078
RCA 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 037, 105, 106
Realistic 049, 054, 080, 081, 084, 085, 088
Ricoh 002
Saisho 006, 007
Salora 067, 081
Samsung 017, 034, 079, 080
Sansui 032, 044, 062
Sanyo 049, 081, 082, 083
SBR 065
Schneider 089
Scott 008, 059, 090
Sears 048, 049, 081, 084
Sentra 046
Sharp 085
Shintom 089
Sony 000, 001, 002, 003, 004
Sylvania 054, 067, 088
Symphonic 088
Tandy 088, 107, 108, 109, 110
Toshiko 088
Tatung 086
Teac 088
Technics 054
Teknika 054, 088
TMK 006
Toshiba 034, 067, 090
Totevision 080
Unitech 080
Vector Research 030
Victor 061, 062
Video Concepts 068
Wards 027, 054, 080, 085, 088, 089, 090
Yamaha 030
Zenith 001, 002, 033

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If You Cannot Find a Compatible Code in the Tables (Scanning)

If you try to program your 4DTV remote control using the three-digit codes, and the remote control does not work correctly, you may be able to find a code that works by using the "scanning" process.

  1. Turn on the TV or VCR – depending upon whether you wish to program the 4DTV remote control for your TV or VCR.

  2. Press the TV key (or VCR key) for at least three seconds – until the LED blinks.

  3. Press the same key (TV or VCR) again, but don’t hold it. The LED will now remain on without blinking. This means that the remote control is now able to search for a code that works with your TV or VCR.

  4. The following steps explain how to "scan" through the TV (or VCR) codes stored in your remote control by using the UP & DOWN keys. (The LED will not be lit while the UP & DOWN keys are depressed.)

    • While pointing the remote control at your TV (or VCR), press the UP key to scan upward to the next code.

    • If the transmitted code is the correct on, your TV (or VCR) will turn off, responding as if its POWER key were pressed.

    • If your TV (or VCR) does not respond, depress the UP key to try the next code. When your TV (or VCR) turns on or off as a result of the transmitted code, you will know that you have found the correct code.

    • When you have found the correct code (power to your TV or VCR is toggled on or off), press the TV (or VCR) key. This will store the manufacturer’s code. The LED will then flash rapidly several times and turn off. The remote control will now resume its normal operations.

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