REMOTE OPERATION - Our remote has a couple of nice features that make it easy to operate. First and foremost is the Armband display. The unit can be held in either hand, with one hand holding the remote and the other supporting the Armband display. The remote can be operated with one or two hands. It has a built-in speaker for playing back menus and other information. There's a pattern memory function, which means that you don't need to memorize remote patterns and can just press the buttons you want to use. There's a volume control function on the unit, which makes it fairly easy to control the volume from the remote. It has a built-in LED indicator that makes it easy to find what's on the remote after the unit is turned off. Also, there's a LED on the remote that indicates which of the 10 macro buttons are currently active. That's helpful to know while using the unit. With the remote in hand, it's easy to see which macro button is active, which simplifies the process of using macros. There are four buttons on the remote. The back button is used to navigate between devices. The up/down buttons are used for the Armband display and for moving the cursor in the Armband display. The select button is used to cycle through the menu options in the Armband display.
REMOTE SETUP - The remote requires a small amount of coax cable for the wiring harness, a 9V battery pack, and a receiver that is compatible with the remote. We'll start with the wiring harness. Our remote uses a 4-pin Sony connection and the harness is a standard Sony cable with that pinout. The coaxial cable from the remote is terminated with the appropriate pinout. The 10-foot length of RG-6 coaxial cable we used for the test runs was originally manufactured for high-end digital wireless set-top boxes and professional digital recording products. It's an excellent coaxial cable for a hobbyist's needs. The usual coaxial connector will work, but would require an adaptor cable to connect to the remote.return to top
REMOTE SETUP:I've done a lot of research on remote setup, but now we're going to go over some of the basics. You can skip this section if you want, and just skip to the next section titled REMOTE OPERATION.
The next thing you do is to set the pairing mode to Device (if the remote doesn't have power). Set the mode to Device and enter the serial number of the remote. Make sure you enter the numbers correctly.
If the pairing mode is set to Device (or if the remote doesn't have power), it takes a little longer. The first thing you should do is to set the pairing mode to URC (if the remote has power). Set the mode to URC and make sure the available devices are enabled.
If you're like me, the first thing you do with a new remote is to get it paired with your receiver. I usually do that right after I plug it in, and I always check to see if the remote has power. It's too easy to get into the habit of not checking, and when I do get around to pairing, I don't always set the pairing mode to URC. I tend to keep it at Device mode and/or set the pairing mode to Device. That's a mistake, because I've seen too many problems arise when this isn't done. 827ec27edc