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Topic # 89214 28-Aug-2011 18:00
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Hi,

I'm having trouble setting up a Philips SRU5130 universal remote to operate my Sky Box (Motorola DTH335-4).

I've tried the recommended code for Motorola (1878) and also the full search function on the remote with no joy.

Does anyone know how to set up the Philips for a Sky Box or recommend another universal remote that will operate a Sky Box?

Cheers John

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  Reply # 513132 28-Aug-2011 18:06
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I have my Logitech Harmony Connected to my Mysky HDi+ box, But that again is a completely different sky box & much more expensive remote.

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  Reply # 513142 28-Aug-2011 18:37
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does this learn from original remote? if so  learn it from the original remote



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  Reply # 513270 29-Aug-2011 07:53
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Hi, thanks for the replies.

Not quite sure what you mean by 'learn' from the original remote.

I followed the instructions on pages 5 and 6 of this manual. The remote seems to search for the correct frequency (?) which will switch off the unit. I also followed the 'full search setup' instructions on page 6 which does not require a manufacturer code.

The red 'receiver' light on the Sky Box flashed many times times during the search but at no time was the Sky Box turned off as required by the instructions.

Anyone have any recommendations for a alternate Universal Remote that will work with the Motorola Sky Box?

Edit: Sorry wouldn't let me post a link to the manual - search google for 'philips sru5130' and it's the first search result linking to a pdf.



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  Reply # 513287 29-Aug-2011 08:32
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JBNZ: Hi, thanks for the replies.

Not quite sure what you mean by 'learn' from the original remote.

I followed the instructions on pages 5 and 6 of this manual. The remote seems to search for the correct frequency (?) which will switch off the unit. I also followed the 'full search setup' instructions on page 6 which does not require a manufacturer code.

The red 'receiver' light on the Sky Box flashed many times times during the search but at no time was the Sky Box turned off as required by the instructions.

Anyone have any recommendations for a alternate Universal Remote that will work with the Motorola Sky Box?

Edit: Sorry wouldn't let me post a link to the manual - search google for 'philips sru5130' and it's the first search result linking to a pdf.




The red light flashing on your Sky box just means it can 'see' an infrared signal, not that it understands it.  A quick scan of the owners manual shows there are a couple of different ways to set this remote up.  It doesn't appear to be a learning remote.

There seems to be a couple of ways to set it up.  You let it search for the appropriate code, which involves it cycling through all the possible code sets by sending the 'standby' code for all the different devices in its database until you box turns off (that's why they say to release the button immediately - so it stops at that code).
The other way is to specify the manufacturer code.  You might want to try motorola (1878) or Pace (2134).  If all else fails ring or email the Philips NZ helpline.  That's what you pay for when you buy local (i.e. not parallel imported).




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