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# 96175 21-Jan-2012 20:54
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to unify my DVB-T, DVB-S, DVD and TV under one Phillips SRP2008B universal remote.

The DVB-T is a Loranz LZ2911STB-USB and the DVB-S is a Dish TV S7010 PVR. 
The problem Im having is I can't find the Loranz and DishTV in the list of manufactures for the remote and would like to know if there is a smarter way then to wait half an hour cycling through the entire list?

I am trying to get this setup before the Wife and new baby get home from hospital on Monday....

Any thought's ladies and gents?

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  # 571751 21-Jan-2012 21:19
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Too late to buy a Harmony one?!

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  # 571882 22-Jan-2012 13:31
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Jaxson: Too late to buy a Harmony one?!

unfortunately, either manually learn the commands, one by one, or get a harmony.
I loved My Philips universal, but just had to ditch it as its limited to the 'built in' brands & devices.
You may never find a working pre-programmed setting, its probably just not in there.

I now have a harmony 700. Price was reasonable. It's device database is contstantly updated (via the internet)


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  # 571911 22-Jan-2012 14:45
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Hi and thanks for your replies.

The reason why I choose the Philips remote is because we have both Satellite and UHF.
Therefore we need a remote for the DVD, TV, UHF and Sat - is there a better option from DSE or elsewhere in West Auckland then the remote we have?

I've done some digging by opening the update file for the Dish TV and it says the update is for a Cheertek ct216 processor - apparently made in both China and Taiwan.

According to this site (in German)

there are a number of decoders with this chipset but none of the manufacturers work for this model when I tested it. I will try to use a brute force again to see if remote can detec.

Let's say the setup I have completed with three remotes is bearable but I want it perfect when my wife gets home.

Any thoughts?

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  # 571919 22-Jan-2012 14:59
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Any thoughts?

I don't want to sound rude, but sell it/return in and get a harmony remote (just not the really cheap harmony 200/300 models).

The harmony's group all the required settings into a range of activities. That's a totally different concept than your standard replacement remote universal unit.  What it means is you now start thinking about the uses of all your gear and less about how they are technically configured to achieve that result.  That is the real power as it makes it super wife friendly.

eg if you want to watch a DVD you press the DVD activity and stuff happens and you're good to go.  The unit starts the DVD player, the TV and selects the right inputs etc.  A standard universal remote still requires you to know that the DVD player is plugged into AV2 on the TV etc.  With a harmony that background stuff is hidden. 

Plus as mentioned above, harmony have a huge database with all the gear online.  Your configuration is stored online too, so if you lose your remote you can download it to another one easily etc.  Plus you can still learn commands directly off the old remote too if necessary.  Often there are commands for your TV etc that aren't even on your existing remote which is very cool.


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