Remote Programming for a Samsung Sound Bar / TV Combo
I have a Samsung Series 4 Plasma TV - Model # PN42C450B1DXZA combined with a Samsung Crystal Surround Air Track sound bar Model # HW-E450C. I am running a Shaw DSR 505 HD receiver with an IRC 550 remote. The soundbar is connected to the Shaw receiver with an optical cable. Sound connection was easy and sounds decent for an entry level sound bar with Bluetooth sub. The Shaw remote always controlled the Samsung TV but I need to also control the Samsung soundbar. I searched Digital Home for remote programming information but could not find anything for this older Shaw unit to control the soundbar. Would anyone have the programming code for this remote that would sync the IRC 550 remote to this setup. If a code does not exist would automatic remote programming work? If neither of these options are available is an updated Shaw remote the solution or a Logitech Harmony remote or is there a cheap 3rd party remote that would work for both the Shaw receiver and the Samsung TV/Bar combo available? Having to use 2 remotes right now which is not making the wife happy
There is no "automatic remote programming". There is code search which scans codes built into the remote. YMMV with that, since that is an older remote and newer hardware (a class that never existed the 8+ years ago that remote was made).
You likely would not get a good and cheap remote, at least with some compromising.
We have a 630 and a 530. The 530 is kept plugged in as a back-up in case the 630 claps out. We recently had a new LNB installed to accept the new HD channels. I recently found that the 530 no longer worked so phoned Shaw and they gave the 530 a factory reset and fixed the problem. Problem now is that the remote turns both receivers on and off at the same time. I tried many times to change the address number on the 530 from 0000 to 0001 and also 0004. Nothing worked. I hold down the sat button until the flashing, then punch in the new number and then hit enter. Can anyone be so kind enough to advise me what I am doing wrong - Thanks
just in case....
make sure the 630 is powered off or unplugged.
Depending on the remote, it may be 002, 003 etc.
You should get a quick flash or 2 back on the remote when you successfully enter a new code.
Thank you kindly for your response SMP01. I finally got it right although I do not know what I did different. I did the same as before as far as I am concerned. The only difference I can see is that I was getting exasperated by it and pressed all the numbers and the enter button much harder. May have been a week button on the control.
Leesnurg, I've never used Star Choice/ShawDirect, but I think most universal remotes are compatible with Star Choice. One thing to watch out for is that not all remotes support every button even if they say that they support Star Choice.
If you decide to try a universal remote, make sure you can return it if it's not fully compatible.
Shaw Direct IR/RF 600 to Talk to Sony 3d flat screen
New KDL50R550A 3d tv! Trying to get the Shawdirect remote (IR/RF 600) to control on/off and volume.
Only one code (020) will turn it off but it seems that no other code will turn it back on. I've tried direct entry of codes and the 'point and press' scan method.
^^ I open up the remotes every 8 months or so and use rubbing alcohol to clean the circuit board and also under the rubber keypad. It makes it work like new again. You wouldn't believe the oil from our skin that collects under the rubber keypad over time. Good luck. The are only two screws located under the batteries that need to be removed first, before you pry the two plastic pieces apart.
Location: VancouverBC/PV Shaw Direct 505-530-630, Telus Landline, Rogers PayGo, Panasonic Viera 50", HTPC-HDMI
Is there a secret to getting the 2 pieces to start coming apart. I am trying and it is stuck tight! I have gone over the whole seam with an Exacto knife but have not found a suitable prying spot yet. I assume the bottom is where I start?