Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

dpw



733 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 87271 24-Jul-2011 11:41 Send private message

Hi folks,

The inevitable has finally happened - our TV remote is missing! We're quite ready to blame the dogs now. The TV is a Bravia KDL-40EX500, and our Bluray player is a BDP-S370. What's really annoying is I can't use the numeric pad on the Bluray remote to change channels on our TV. Is this possible by any chance?

I guess the question is, where is the best/cheapest place to buy replacement remote. Short of buying a replacement remote is there a way we can use the S370 remote to control the TV, or any other remotes perhaps?

Taa muchly,
D.




Android user, .NET developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com

Create new topic
255 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 497330 24-Jul-2011 13:08 Send private message

logitech harmony range will be fine, you should be able to get a basic one for around $70 - 90 or so (Harmony 525). Uses your pc to define how you watch things then d/loads the appropriate codes.

Can take a bit of time to get right, but well worth it

1559 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Subscriber

  Reply # 497335 24-Jul-2011 13:19 Send private message

Your BDP-S370 owners manual
http://store.sony.com/wcsstore/SonyStyleStorefrontAssetStore/pdf/warranty/SEL-asset-185224.pdf

It seems that both your TV and player are "Bravia Sync" compatible. Are you running the Blu-ray player to the TV through HDMI? You might need to enable the "Bravia Sync" setting on both the player and the TV?
That might enable the numeric pad to control the TV?

HTH :)




dpw



733 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 497351 24-Jul-2011 14:41 Send private message

sen8or: logitech harmony range will be fine, you should be able to get a basic one for around $70 - 90 or so (Harmony 525). Uses your pc to define how you watch things then d/loads the appropriate codes.

Can take a bit of time to get right, but well worth it


Hah! Thanks for reminding me - I dug up an old Harmony 520 I bought many years ago. You're right, it's a pain to set up. This time I didn't bother with Activities and just set it up to use for a single device. Laughing 




Android user, .NET developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com

2111 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 497433 24-Jul-2011 21:05 Send private message

Where abouts do you live? If you're in Chch, a lot of the retailers may have spare remotes left in boxes after TV's were trashed in the earthquake... just an idea on where to find a cheap remote.

dpw



733 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 497434 24-Jul-2011 21:07 Send private message

Dunnersfella: Where abouts do you live? If you're in Chch, a lot of the retailers may have spare remotes left in boxes after TV's were trashed in the earthquake... just an idea on where to find a cheap remote.


That's a great idea actually - especially since I do live in Christchurch, well, near enough :) I work in Christchurch. Will check out a few retailers! Cheers for that. 




Android user, .NET developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by Kyanar on 18-Apr-2014 20:55 (98 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by Cameron1991 on 19-Apr-2014 01:35 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Free connection to Ultra Fibre not true
Created by kapitikarl, last reply by cbrpilot on 15-Apr-2014 13:24 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


TVNZ on Demand Jailbreak Detection
Created by TranceManNZ, last reply by hio77 on 18-Apr-2014 20:25 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.