2008-02-22, 03:20 PM
I have 2 AR remotes (or the ones labeled "TV 2"). One is used in the bedroom and one in the kitchen. I have had both going now for 6 months or so and have no problem. The one in the bedroom recently started acting up in that when I press buttons (dosen't matter which ones) it will randomly press the "select" button so that the info will come up on my screen. I then have to close it and continue on with what I am doing. It is doing it a LOT now, (about 1 of every 3-4 clicks). I suspected the remote was dying but now my other remote in the kitchen is doing the same thing!
Has anyone seen this happen or know what I can do to fix it? Thanks
The "info" may be coming up on the screen for other reasons. There have been reports of this happening due to LCD TVs, CF lights, etc.
2008-02-22, 06:15 PM
I have the INFO come up as well when it doesn't get a good signal with both of my UHF remotes.
When it does happen, it's mostly when pressing either skip or the right button.
2008-02-25, 11:21 AM
hmm, well I do have an LCD in my kitchen so I will look into those tips given. In my bedroom though it's a CRT screen, and while I do have CFL lights in the bedroom, it will screw up even when all the lights are turned off. CFL bulbs should not cause any issues while turned off should they?
2008-02-25, 11:36 AM
CFL bulbs should not cause any issues while turned off should they?
CFL bulbs, when there is no power, should not cause a problem.
Of course there is another possible cause, the remote could be dirty or wearing out.
Have you tried:
cleaning the contacts on the remote?
a new remote?
If both are the same age and subject to the same conditions, it could be something this simple.
What model receiver do you have and where is it located?
(I also assume you were asking about UHF remotes rather than AR(?) remotes as the options are IR or UHF) This actually is likely a hardware issue or interference with the IR functionality rather than the UHF functionality, although it wouldn't hurt to try an antenuator on the UHF line.
2008-02-25, 05:47 PM
Sorry, I did mean UHF remote.
The remote in the kitchen is about 2 months old and the one in the bedroom is about 2 years old.
It's a 9200 receiver located in my living room which is on the same floor as the kitchen, probably 50-75 feet away. The remote in the bedroom is one floor up above the kitchen.
I am going to try the batteries - that sounds like a good idea. I could believe that the remote in the bedroom is wearing out, but the one in the kitchen really hasn't been used much (both are clean but I will check the contacts).
What is an antenuator?
2008-02-25, 10:38 PM
An attenuator limits the signal and sensitivity of the UHF input. It may reduce it too much and render the upstairs remote useless, but is worth a try.