Discrete Code Groupings
by Samsung_HD_Tech - 10/11/08 11:07 PM
In Reply to: remotes... by estephan500
Like you, I've spent time trying to figure out how to get universal remote controls to work. Allow me to shed a little light, at least from the manufacturer's perspective, on how those codes come about.
Each television has discrete codes. One code is for power, another for volume up, another for "Menu".. and so forth. As features are added, a new grouping of discrete codes have to be programmed for newer televisions.
Since new groupings can be added, and some codes are reused, don't count on the fact that just because you can power the television on and off that you have the correct code. Test out the volume button, channel toggle and the menu button. If they don't all work, move on to the next number.
I took a quick look at your PDF. Start from the last Samsung model number and work backwards. Here's that list for quick reference:
Samsung 0060, 0030, 0178, 0056, 0702
I have not personally used a Logitech Harmony as the other poster suggested, but I have heard excellent things as far as programmability, updated codes being readily available and ease of use.
If nothing else, you pay for a monthly service from a cable/sat provider. You could always ask for a technician to come out and program their remote.
Keep us posted.
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