REMOTE CONTROL MANUAL
  Contec's Synergy® V (Model
RC-U62CDR)

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1. Introduction
2. Installing / Replacing Batteries
3. Programming Your Cable Converter
4. Programming Your TV
5. Programming Your VCR
6. Programming a TV/VCR Combo
7. Programming Your DVD Player
8. Programming a TV/DVD Combo
9. Programming Your Audio Device
10. Point and Press ® Programming
11. Programming Your TV using Point and Press ® Programming
12. Programming Your VCR using Point and Press ® Programming
13. Programming Your DVD Player using Point and Press ® Programming
14. Programming Your Audio Device using Point and Press ® Programming
15. Code Number Readback
16. Operating In CABLE Mode
17. Operating In TV Mode
18. Operating In VCR mode
19. Operating In DVD mode
20. Operating In AUDIO mode
21. Programming Volume Control
22. Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®
23. Mode Lock™
24. The Channel Memory (Black) button
25. The INPUT button
26. Additional Programming Information
27. Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
28. General Reset

Notes:

  • Remote Controls supplied by RCN are guaranteed ONLY to be compatible with RCN converters, but ARE NOT Guaranteed to work for ALL Devices (TVs, VCRs, DVD Players, etc.).  More>>
  • This remote is being used by ALL digital boxes now. However, some of the buttons were specifically made for the i-Guide interface. If the customer des not have i-Guide (Blue Guide, Tan Guide, etc.) then some of the buttons may not be functional (such as PPV, SWAP, etc.). 

Copyright/Trademark info

1.  Introduction
Your Synergy® V (Model RC-U62CDR) universal remote control is simple to program, easy to use, and can operate up to five (5) electronic devices which include:
  • CABLE - Cable converters
  • TV - Televisions
  • VCR - VCRs
  • DVD-  DVD Players
  • AUDIO - CD Players, Receivers, etc.

Some of the special features on the Synergy® V (Model RC-U62CDR) universal remote control are:

  1. Point and Press ® Programming
    Lets you program your TV, VIDEO, DVD, and AUDIO devices without using codes, For more information, refer to these two sections:
    1. Point and Press ® Programming
    2. Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting.
  2. [ALL POWER] SmartKey®
    Turns your RCN converter and TV on/off with just one button press. Can also be programmed to turn off/on other electronic devices, or automatically set to correct your correct TV output channel.
    1. Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®
  3. Mode Lock®
    Your Model Synergy
    ® V (Model
    RC-U62CDR) remote comes "locked" in it's CABLE operating mode. To operate more functions on your TV, VCR, DVD, or AUDIO devices, see:
    1. Mode Lock®
  4. [MODE]  Button
    [MODE]  button operates only when Mode Lock™ feature is unlocked. When [MODE]  is pressed, one of the power buttons will light up indicating the current device that is being operated. While the current mode power button is illuminated, press a non-illuminated power button to operate a different device.
  5. [VCR/DVD/VOD] Button
    "Toggles" the VCR buttons between "Video On Demand" (VOD), VCR, or DVD functions.
  6. Memory Guard®
    Permanent programming memory eliminates reprogramming after battery changes.
  7. Time Out
    Shuts remote off if any button is pressed for over 30 seconds. This extends battery life   in the event the remote becomes lodged under or between heavy objects.
  8. General Reset®
    Lets you reset your remote to it's original default settings. For more information, see:
    1. General Reset®


2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries
Install two (2) "AA" batteries as indicated by the diagram in the battery compartment. Be careful to properly match the "+ / -" ends of the batteries with the diagram in the battery compartment.

When the batteries become too weak to operate the remote control properly, the mode keys will become dim or not illuminate at all during use. When this happens, install 2 new "AA" size batteries.

Your remote control has Memory Guard®, which eliminates reprogramming after battery changes.



3.  Programming Your Cable Converter

To program (setup) the remote to operate your CABLE converter...

* WARNING! If you have an HDTV, do not attempt this unless you are sure that your TV is NOT plugged into outlet in the back of the converter.

  1. Turn on your CABLE converter.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation

  3. From the Cable Setup Code list below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand and model. Keep enetering the 3-digital codes until the converter turns off (*NOTE- See above)
    Cable Setup Codes
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your CABLE converter turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  5. If your CABLE converter does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your CABLE converter off and on.

Write your CABLE brand & setup code down for future reference.


4.  Programming Your TV
If you have a TV operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable converter.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your TV...

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. From the TV Setup Code list below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand. If multiple codes are listed, you may have to enter several 3-digit codes until your TV turns off.
    TV Setup Codes

    IF you cannot find your code, you can use Point and Press ® Programming - CLICK HERE
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    • If your TV does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your TV off and on.
  5. Try the [VOL UP], [VOL DOWN] and [MUTE] buttons to make sure the proper code for this model was locked in.
    • If [VOL UP], [VOL DOWN] and/or [MUTE] do not work, repeat steps 1-4 using a different setup code.

Write your TV brand & setup code for future reference.


5.  Programming Your VCR
To program (setup) the remote to operate your VCR...
  1. Turn on your VCR. Put in a VCR cassette and play it on your screen.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. From the VCR Setup Code list below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand. If multiple codes are listed, you may have to enter several 3-digit codes until your VCR turns off.
    VCR Setup Codes

    IF you cannot find your code, you can use   Point and Press ® Programming - CLICK HERE 
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your VCR turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    • If your VCR does not turn back on, repeat steps 1-5 until you can turn your TV off and on.
  5. Put a tape in and try the [PLAY], [REWIND] and [FFWD] buttons to make sure the proper code for this model was locked in.
    • If [PLAY], [REWIND] and/or [FFWD] do not work, repeat steps 1-6 using a different setup code.

Write your VCR brand & setup code for future reference.

6.  Programming a TV/VCR Combination Units
Step 1: Program your remote to operate VCR functions...
  • Turn on your VCR. Put in a VCR cassette and play it on your screen.
  • Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  • From the VCR Setup Code list below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand. If multiple codes are listed, you may have to enter several 3-digit codes until your VCR turns off.
    VCR Setup Codes


    The codes above should work. If they do not, try the TV setup codes for this brand:
    TV Setup Codes


    If you cannot find your code, you can use  Point and Press ® Programming - CLICK HERE 
  • Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  • If your TV does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your TV off and on.

    Write your TV/VCR brand & setup code for future reference.

Step 2: Try the PLAY(), REWIND(), FFWD(), etc. buttons to make sure that you have the correct code for your unit. If you cannot operate all of the basic functions of the TV/VCR Combo, repeat from step 1.

7.  Programming Your DVD Player
To program (setup) the remote to operate your DVD player
  1. Turn on your DVD Player.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. From the DVD Player Setup Code lists below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand. If multiple codes are listed, you may have to enter several 3-digit codes until your DVD Player turns off.
    DVD Player
    Code Lists

    If you cannot find your code, you can use  Point and Press ® Programming - CLICK HERE 
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  5. If your DVD Player does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your DVD Player off and on.

Write your DVD Player brand & setup code for future reference.


8.  Programming a TV/DVD Combination Units
Step 1: First, program your remote to operate DVD functions...
  • Turn on your DVD. Put in a DVD and play it on your screen. 
  • Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  • From the DVD Player Setup Code lists below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand. If multiple codes are listed, you may have to enter several 3-digit codes until your DVD Player turns off.
    DVD Player
    Code Lists

    The codes above should work. If they do not, try the TV setup codes for this brand:
    TV Setup Codes


    IF you cannot find your code, you can use Point and Press ® Programming - CLICK HERE
  • Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  • If your DVD Player does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your DVD Player off and on.

Write your DVD Player brand & setup code for future reference.
Step 2: Try the PLAY(), REWIND(), FFWD(), etc. buttons to make sure that you have the correct code for your unit. If you cannot operate all of the basic functions of the TV/VCR Combo, repeat from step 1.


9.  Programming Your Audio Device
To program (setup) the remote to operate your AUDIO device (CD Player, Receiver, etc.)…
  1. Turn on your AUDIO Device.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. From the  Audio Device Setup Code lists below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand. If multiple codes are listed, you may have to enter several 3-digit codes until your Audio Device turns off.
    Audio Device Code Lists

    Compact Disc

    Receiver/Amplifier

    IF you cannot find your code, you can use Point and Press ® Programming - CLICK HERE

  4. Press [MUTE]. If your Audio Device turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  5. If your Audio Device does not turn back on, repeat steps 3 and 4 until you can turn your Audio Device off and on.

Write your AUDIO device brand & setup code for future reference.



10.  Point and Press ® Programming
This method allows you to program the remote control WITHOUT using CODES. Instead, the remote control will actually find the device you are trying to set by looking through it's code library until it finds the correct code for your device. You then lock in the correct code as described below.

The following instructions describe how to program your remote control using the [CH ] and  [CH ] buttons. (these buttons function as "power" during programming). You may also program your remote control using other buttons/functions as described in section . When using this method, there are several points to remember:

  • The order in which you program your devices IS NOT important.
  • While the remote is searching for the correct setup code, other devices that you are NOT currently programming may turn on/off. This is nothing to be concerned about. Simply continue pressing  [CH ] until you find the correct code for the device you are programming. Your other devices will not be affected.
  • It may take several minutes for the remote control to find the proper code. During this time, the remote control will remain lit in a fast rotation pattern:

                    
  • There may be several codes that turn your electronic devices ON / OFF (or other functions). Once you lock in a code, be sure to check all available functions for that device. For example:
    • For TV try the [VOL ], [VOL],[MUTE], TV input (TV/VCR button), etc.
    • For VCR or DVD, try the PLAY(), REWIND(), FFWD(), etc.
    • For Audio, try the [VOL ], [VOL],[MUTE],etc.

Start programming:

TV VCR Audio Device DVD Player



11.  Programming Your TV using Point and Press ® Programming
If you have never used Point and Press ® Programming, please refer to the Point and Press ® Programming section of this manual first before proceeding.

If you have a TV operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable converter. If the TV is plugged into the converter, try to set the converter to UNSWITCHED or ALWAYS ON. Refer to your Passport ECHO/Passport DCT guide for operation.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your TV...

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. Press and hold the [CH ] button until the TV turns off. Every time the mode (power) buttons light in a sequence (see animation below), the remote is trying a different code. It may take seconds or several minutes for the remote to find the proper code for your device. Please be patient, and be ready to release the  [CH ] button when the device turns off:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    As soon as the TV turns off, release [CH ].
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    Or..
    If your TV does not run back on, try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until that device turns back on. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the power/mode buttons will start blinking in reverse sequence:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    Once you have found the proper code, press [OK]  to lock in the code.


12.  Programming Your VCR using Point and Press ® Programming
If you have never used Point and Press ® Programming, please refer to the Point and Press ® Programming section of this manual first before proceeding.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your VCR...

  1. Turn on your VCR. Put in a Video cassette and play it on your screen. 
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. Press and hold the [CH ] button until the VCR turns off. Every time the mode (power) buttons light in a sequence (see animation below), the remote is trying a different code. It may take seconds or several minutes for the remote to find the proper code for your device. Please be patient, and be ready to release the  [CH ] button when the device turns off:

    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    As soon as the TV turns off, release [CH ].
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your VCR turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    Or..
    If your VCR does not run back on, try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until that device turns back on. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking in reverse sequence:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    Once you have found the proper code, press [OK]  to lock in the code.



13.  Programming Your DVD Player using Point and Press ® Programming
If you have never used Point and Press ® Programming, please refer to the Point and Press ® Programming section of this manual first before proceeding.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your DVD Player...

  1. Turn on your DVD Player.Put in a DVD and play it on your screen. 
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. Press and hold the [CH ] button until the DVD Player turns off. Every time the mode (power) buttons light in a sequence (see animation below), the remote is trying a different code. It may take seconds or several minutes for the remote to find the proper code for your device. Please be patient, and be ready to release the  [CH ] button when the device turns off:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    As soon as the TV turns off, release [CH ].
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your DVD Player turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    Or..
    If your DVD Player does not run back on, try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until that device turns back on. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking in reverse sequence:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    Once you have found the proper code, press [OK]  to lock in the code.



14.  Programming Your Audio Device using Point and Press ® Programming
If you have never used Point and Press ® Programming, please refer to the Point and Press ® Programming section of this manual first before proceeding.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your Audio Device (Receiver, Amplifier, CD Player)...

  1. Turn on your Audio Device.
  2. Press [OK], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. Press and hold the [CH ] button until the Audio Device turns off. Every time the mode (power) buttons light in a sequence (see animation below), the remote is trying a different code. It may take seconds or several minutes for the remote to find the proper code for your device. Please be patient, and be ready to release the  [CH ] button when the device turns off:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    As soon as the Audio Device turns off, release [CH ].
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your Audio Device turns back on, press [OK] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
    Or..
    If your Audio Device does not run back on, try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until that device turns back on. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking in reverse sequence:
    Move mouse pointer over image for animation
    Once you have found the proper code, press [OK]  to lock in the code.



15.  Code Number Readback

To identify the 3-digit setup code for your TV, follow these steps:

  1. Press [TV], then [OK] - hold both down until the [TV] button lights up under finger.
  2. Press [INFO]. The illuminated button will “blink back” the code number, with a 1-second interval between each digit of the code.
    Example: For code “105”, the remote will blink 1 time, then 10 times, then 5 times.

To identify the 3-digit setup code for your VCR, follow these steps:

  1. Press [VCR], then [OK] - hold both down until the [VCR] button lights up under finger.
  2. Press [INFO]. The illuminated button will “blink back” the code number, with a 1-second interval between each digit of the code.
    Example: For code “105”, the remote will blink 1 time, then 10 times, then 5 times.

To identify the 3-digit setup code for your Audio Device, follow these steps:

  1. Press [AUDIO], then [OK] - hold both down until the [AUDIO] button lights up under finger.
  2. Press [INFO]. The illuminated button will “blink back” the code number, with a 1-second interval between each digit of the code.
    Example: For code “105”, the remote will blink 1 time, then 10 times, then 5 times.

To identify the 3-digit setup code for your DVD Player, follow these steps:

  1. Press [DVD], then [OK] - hold both down until the [DVD] button lights up under finger.
  2. Press [INFO]. The illuminated button will “blink back” the code number, with a 1-second interval between each digit of the code.
    Example: For code “105”, the remote will blink 1 time, then 10 times, then 5 times.



16.  Operating In CABLE Mode
Your remote control is designed to operate all the features and functions of your advanced cable converter.

The Synergy® V (Model RC-U62CDR) comes LOCKED in the CABLE mode. to unlock, see Mode Lock™

Pressing : Illuminates selected electronic device being operated, in this case the [CBL] button. 
Pressing : Turns your RCN converter and TV on/off with just one button press. Can also be programmed to turn off/on other electronic devices, or automatically set to correct your correct TV output channel.

See   Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®  

Pressing : Turns converter on / off.
Pressing : Turns TV on / off.
Pressing : Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing : Turns Audio device on / off.
Pressing : Turns DVD device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Displays on-screen features, options. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel.
Pressing : Displays channel, time information. Press TWICE to browse channels
Pressing : Direct access to PPV programming
Pressing redday.jpg (1609 bytes): Shows previous / next day in view guide.
Pressing
 :
Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.

Also controls VOD and DVR playback

Pressing
:
Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.
Pressing : Pages up / down through menus, view guide.
Pressing Selects Music Choice™ digital music through your converter.
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters so equipped 
Pressing : When in the interactive guide, choose "Favorite channels" from the on-screen menu. Pressing the blue FAV button on a selected channel will add it to your list of favorite channels.

When out of the interactive guide, pressing FAV will scroll through your list of favorite channels that you stored through the interactive guide.

Pressing : Exits on-screen menus, view guide.
Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG
Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG
Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  volume.

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Mutes the TV volume

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Displays last channel viewed. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu  
Pressing : Increases / decreases converter  channel.
Pressing [ ]: DVR function- Replays last few seconds of DVR recorded program 
Pressing [ ]: DVR function- Displays on-screen list DVR recorded programs 
Pressing [ ]: DVR function- Goes back to live TV broadcast. 
Pressing []: Swaps the tuner in the Dual Tuner DVR, so that you can watch one program and record another at the same time. 
Pressing
 []:
All other PIP (Picture In Picture) buttons non-functional in CABLE mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in CABLE mode
Pressing [ ]: Selects Video Source

Click HERE for info 

Pressing []: Channel Memory

Click HERE for info 

Pressing []: Stops – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Pauses – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Plays – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Rewinds – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Records – CABLE (DVR) or VCR.
Pressing []:]: Fast-forwards – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.


17.  Operating In TV Mode
Your remote control is designed to operate many functions of your TV.

To select your remote’s TV mode:

  1. You will first need to take the remote out of Mode Lock™- CLICK HERE
  2. Then, press [MODE]  then [TV]. The [TV] button will blink one time.
  3. Your remote will now be in TV mode.

The following buttons work the following ways in TV mode:

Pressing : Illuminates selected electronic device being operated, in this case the [CBL] button. 
Pressing : Turns your RCN converter and TV on/off with just one button press. Can also be programmed to turn off/on other electronic devices, or automatically set to correct your correct TV output channel.

See   Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®  

Pressing : Turns converter on / off.
Pressing : Turns TV on / off.
Pressing : Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing : Turns DVD device on / off.
Pressing : Turns Audio device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Operates TV's on-screen menu

NOTE: this function may not work for all TVs

Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Direct access to PPV programming

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing redday.jpg (1609 bytes): Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing
 :
Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing
:
Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters so equipped.

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV volume.

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Mutes the TV volume

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Displays last TV channel viewed. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu
Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  channel.
Pressing [ ]: Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing
  []:
Commands for PIP (Picture In Picture) TV's.
  • ON/OFF turns PIP display on or off
  • SWAP trades PIP display with main screen
  • MOVE changes the on-screen position of PIP display 
  • (+) and (-) tune the channel on the PIP display

NOTE: These buttons may not work for all PIP televisions.

Pressing [ ]: Non-functioning in TV Mode
Pressing [ ]: Selects Video Source

Click HERE for info 

Pressing []: Non-functional in TV  mode
Pressing []: Stops – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Pauses – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Plays – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Rewinds – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Records – CABLE (DVR) or VCR.
Pressing []:]: Fast-forwards – CABLE (video-on-demand/DVR), DVD, or VCR.


18.  Operating in VCR Mode
Your remote control is designed to operate many functions of your VCR.

To select your remote’s VCR mode:

  1. You will first need to take the remote out of Mode Lock™- CLICK HERE
  2. Then, press [MODE]  then [VCR]. The [VCR] button will blink one time.
  3. Your remote will now be in VCR mode.

The following buttons work the following ways in VCR mode:

Pressing : Illuminates selected electronic device being operated, in this case the [CBL] button. 
Pressing : Turns your RCN converter and TV on/off with just one button press. Can also be programmed to turn off/on other electronic devices, or automatically set to correct your correct TV output channel.

See   Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®  

Pressing : Turns converter on / off.
Pressing : Turns TV on / off.
Pressing : Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing : Turns Audio device on / off.
Pressing : Turns DVD device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Operates VCR's on-screen menu

NOTE: this function may not work for all VCRs

Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Direct access to PPV programming

(displays program information in Chicago)

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing redday.jpg (1609 bytes): Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing
 :
Navigates VCR's on-screen menu

NOTE: this function may not work for all VCRs

Pressing
:
Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters so equipped.

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  volume.

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Mutes the TV volume

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Displays last channel viewed. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu
Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed
Pressing : Increases / decreases VCR  channel.
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing
  []:
Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing [ ]: Selects Video Source

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Pressing []: Non-functional in VCR mode
Pressing []: Stop - VCR.
Pressing []: Pause – VCR.
Pressing []: Play - VCR.
Pressing []: Rewind - VCR.
Pressing []: Record - VCR.
Pressing []:]: Fast-forward - VCR.


19.  Operating in DVD Mode
Your remote control is designed to operate many functions of your VCR.

To select your remote’s DVD mode, press [MODE]  then [DVD]. The [DVD] button will blink one time. Then press...

Pressing : Illuminates selected electronic device being operated, in this case the [CBL] button. 
Pressing : Turns your RCN converter and TV on/off with just one button press. Can also be programmed to turn off/on other electronic devices, or automatically set to correct your correct TV output channel.

See   Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®  

Pressing : Turns converter on / off.
Pressing : Turns TV on / off.
Pressing : Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing : Turns Audio device on / off.
Pressing : Turns DVD device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Operates DVD player's on-screen menu

NOTE: this function may not work for all DVD players

Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Direct access to PPV programming

(displays program information in Chicago)

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing redday.jpg (1609 bytes): Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing
 :
Navigates DVD player's on-screen menu

NOTE: this function may not work for all DVD players

Pressing
:
Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters so equipped.

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  volume.

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Mutes the TV volume

See:   Programming Volume Control  

Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu
Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed
Pressing : Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing
  []:
Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing [ ]: Changes Aspect of DVD viewing

NOTE: this function may not work for all DVD players

Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing []: Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing []: Stop - DVD.  
Pressing []: Pause – DVD.
Pressing []: Play - DVD.
Pressing []: Rewind - DVD.
Pressing []: Non-functional in DVD mode
Pressing []:]: Fast-forward - DVD.


20.  Operating In AUDIO Mode
Your remote control is designed to operate many functions of your TV.

To select your remote’s AUDIO mode:

  1. You will first need to take the remote out of Mode Lock™- CLICK HERE
  2. Then, press [MODE]  then [AUDIO]. The [AUDIO] button will blink one time.
  3. Your remote will now be in AUDIO mode.

The following buttons work the following ways in AUDIO mode:

Pressing : Illuminates selected electronic device being operated, in this case the [CBL] button. 
Pressing : Turns your RCN converter and TV on/off with just one button press. Can also be programmed to turn off/on other electronic devices, or automatically set to correct your correct TV output channel.

See   Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®  

Pressing : Turns converter on / off.
Pressing : Turns TV on / off.
Pressing : Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing : Turns Audio device on / off.
Pressing : Turns DVD device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Direct access to PPV programming

(displays program information in Chicago)

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing redday.jpg (1609 bytes): Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing
 :
Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing
:
Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters so equipped.

Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed

Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Increases / decreases Audio device volume.
Pressing : Mutes the Audio device volume.
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu
Automatically locks mode back to [CBL] when pressed
Pressing : Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing
  []:
Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing [ ]: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing []: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing []: Stops – CD
Pressing []: Pauses – CD
Pressing []: Plays – CD
Pressing []: Rewinds – CD
Pressing []: Non-functional in AUDIO mode
Pressing []:]: Fast-forwards – CD

 


21.  Programming Volume Control
After you program your remote:
When your Remote is in this mode... Your volume/mute is controlled through ...
CABLE Your TV (default)
TV Your TV (default)
VCR Your TV (default)
AUDIO Your Audio Device

To control volume / mute through your CONVERTER in the remote's CABLE mode.…

  1. Press [OK], then [CBL] together - hold both down until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [VOL ], then [CBL]. The [CBL] button will blink and go out.

To control volume / mute back through your TV in the remote's CABLE mode.…

  1. Press [OK], then [CBL] together - hold both down until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [VOL ], then [TV]. The [CBL] button will blink and go out.


22.  Your Remote's [ALL POWER] SmartKey®
Once you have programmed the remote to operate your electronic devices, you can press the [ALL POWER] SmartKey® to turn your converter and TV on and off with one button press. You can also program the [ALL POWER] button to turn off/on additional devices and/or tune your TV to it's correct output channel.

IMPORTANT:
You must first program ALL devices on your Synergy® V (Model RC-U62CDR) for the [ALL POWER] SmartKey™ to work correctly.

  • Programming and using the [ALL POWER] SmartKey®
    The [CBL] button normally turns on / off your CABLE converter. But you can make it do more than that!
  1. Press [ALL POWER], then [MENU] together – hold both down together until the [CBL] button illuminates.
  2. Press the option Number below for the desired functions:
    If you select... When you press the [CBL] button in CABLE mode, here is what will happen...
    1 The converter & TV* will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 3
    2 The converter & TV*will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 2
    3 The converter & TV* will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 4
    4 The converter, TV, and VCR*  will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 3
    5 The converter, TV, and VCR*  will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 2
    6 The converter, TV, and VCR*  will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 4
    7 The converter, TV, VCR, & AUDIO*  will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 3
    8 The converter, TV, VCR, & AUDIO*  will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 2
    9 The converter, TV, VCR, & AUDIO*  will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 4
    0 The converter (only) will  turn on. This is the default setting
  3. The [CBL] button will blink and go out, storing the selected option.

* REMEMBER, you must program your device to work with the remote first.

Using the [ALL POWER] SmartKey®

  • When using the [ALL POWER] SmartKey®, be sure to keep your remote aimed at the devices to ensure all functions are received in their entirety.
  • Whenever the [ALL POWER] SmartKey® is pressed the mode of the remote control will automatically switch back to CABLE.


23.  Mode Lock
Your Synergy® V (Model RC-U62CDR) remote comes locked in it's CABLE operating mode. While it is in CABLE mode, it can control all set-top operations, as well as power in the TV, VCR, DVD, and AUDIO devices.

To operate more functions on your TV, VCR, DVD, and AUDIO devices, you can unlock the remote as follows:

  1. Press [MUTE], then [CBL] together. Hold BOTH buttons down until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [9,9,9]. The [CBL] button will blink and go out.

To lock your remote back in it's CABLE operating mode...

  1. Press [MUTE], then [CBL] together. Hold BOTH buttons down until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [0,0,0]. The [CBL] button will blink and go out.



25. The Channel Memory (Black) button
Your remote has 1 Channel Memory Button which can be programmed to store up to 5 cable channels. 
It is the black button on the bottom of the Synergy
® V (Model RC-U62CDR):

Programming the Channel Memory Button

Example: To program the Channel Memory button to cable channels 1, 12, 123, 231 and 17, follow these steps:

First... Then...
1 Press the black button [] + [CBL] together until [CBL] lights up (under finger). Enter 1st channel # = [0,0,1].
2 Press [CH ] to advance to next channel # setting. Enter 2nd channel # =  [0,1,2]
3 Press [CH ] to advance to next channel # setting. Enter 3rd channel # =  [1,2,3]
4 Press [CH ] to advance to next channel # setting. Enter 4th channel #  =  [2,3,1]
5 Press [CH ] to advance to next channel # setting. Enter 5th channel #  = [0,1,7]
6 Press the black button [ to store the above channels. The [CBL] button will blink 3-times and go out.
  • To store fewer than 5 channels, you can press the black button [ any time after entering a complete channel number.


Using
the black button []:
After you have programmed the black button [] :

If you... Then...
Press the black button [ Cable terminal tunes to channel 001.
Press the black button [] again Cable terminal tunes to channel 012
Press the black button [] again Cable terminal tunes to channel 123
Press the black button [] again Cable terminal tunes to channel 231
Press the black button [] again Cable terminal tunes to channel 017
Press the black button [] again Cable terminal tunes to channel 001

….repeat.

Whenever the Channel Memory button is pressed, the function of the transport buttons (Stop, Play, Fwd, Rew, Pause and REC) will automatically switch back to Cable.

When programming. using the black button [], be sure to keep the remote control aimed at your Cable Set-Top Terminal to ensure the full channel numbers are transmitted and received in their entirety.


25. The INPUT button

This button changes the input source of your electronic device. 

  • In the remote's CABLE mode (default), This operates a converter function. 
  • In the remote's TV mode, the button changes the input source of the TV (Input 1, Input 2, Aux, Game, Video 1, Video 2, etc).
  • In the remote's VCR mode, it changes the TV/VCR input on your VCR.

You can program this button so that in the remote's CABLE mode, the [INPUT] button will operate the input function of your TV or VCR.

  • To program [INPUT] to operate the TV input in your remote's CABLE mode, follow these steps:

    1. Press [INPUT], then [OK] together until the [CBL] button lights up.

    2. Press [TV]. The [CBL] button will blink 3 times and go out.

  • To program [INPUT] to operate the VCR  input in your remote's CABLE mode, follow these steps:

    1. Press [INPUT], then [OK] together until the [CBL] button lights up.

    2. Press [VCR]. The [CBL] button will blink 3 times and go out.

  • To program [INPUT] to return to defaults:

    1. Press [INPUT], then [OK] together until the [CBL] button lights up.

    2. Press [CBL]. The [CBL] button will blink 3 times and go out.


26.  Additional Programming Information
Additional Programming Information
  1. The power / mode buttons will illuminate in slow-rotation:


    Move mouse pointer over image for animation

    It does this while the remote is in a programming mode. In the absence of a keypress entry, the power / mode buttons will stop illuminating after 30 seconds and the remote will exit the programming mode.
  2. When programming the remote control using the [CH ] or [CH ]  buttons (Power function) in the Point and Press® Programming method, you may find a code that turns a device off but not back on. If this happens…
    1. The correct code has not been found as you may have a code that operates some but not all of the functions of your device. Continue pressing [CH ]  until your device turns on.
      OR
    2. You may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one press at a time until you find a code that turns your device back on.
  3. When using the Point and Press® Programming method, you can also program your remote using buttons other than the [CH ] or [CH ] as described in Section 5 as follows:
    1. [VOL ] – to "go forward" through the codes using the "VOL " function on your devices.
    2. [VOL ] – to "go back" through the codes using the "VOL " function on your devices
      NOTE: When you find the correct code, the volume of the device being programmed will increase or decrease.
    3. [ ] - to "go forward" through the codes using the "CH " function on your devices.
    4. [ ] - to "go back" through the codes using the "CH " function on your devices.
      NOTE:  When you find the correct code, the channel of the device being programmed will increase or decrease.
    5. [ ] - to "go forward" through the codes using the "Fast Forward" function on your devices.
    6. [ ] - to "go back" through the codes using the "Rewind" function on your devices.
      NOTE: When you find the correct code, the fast- forward or rewind function of the device being programmed will be performed. To simplify programming using these buttons, insert a VHS tape or DVD in the device being programmed.

    You can also program your remote using the other available functions as follows:

    1. Press [OK] then [MUTE] together until the power / mode buttons illuminate in slow-rotation:
    2. In this order, carefully press [0], [0], [0], [CH ] and [VOL ]. The power / mode buttons illuminate in slow-rotation:
    3. You can now program your remote using the [CH / ], [VOL / ],[FFWD], [REW], [PLAY], [STOP], [REC], [PAUSE], [LAST], [FAV], [0] - [9] buttons. When you find the correct code, the function associated with the selected button will be performed.
  4. Your remote is equipped with a  programming labels on the back of its case.
    1. Point and Press® Programming - This will help you quickly program the remote without using codes.
    2. Mode-Lock™ - Your model Synergy® V (Model RC-U62CDR) comes "locked" in its cable-operating mode. To operate more functions on your TV, VCR, DVD and AUDIO devices, you can unlock your remote using the simple instructions on the back of your remote or refer to Section 10.



27.  Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting / Tips
  1. If the same button is pressed and held for 30 seconds, your remote control will turn itself off automatically. This extends the battery life should the remote become lodged under or between heavy objects, for example sofa cushions.
  2. If you have a TV that’s operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable set-top terminal.
  3. If you have any questions concerning the brand, model or operation of your cable set-top terminal, contact RCN (1-800-RING-RCN).
  4. If the [MODE] button is not operating, the remote is in its locked mode. To set the remote to its unlocked mode, see Section 10.

DVR Issue- Muted volume

Powering off converter when it has a recording schedule will cause the DVR to mute when it comes back on to record. This is done on purpose by the DVR manufacturer.

Solutions:

  1. You can prevent this next time by leaving the converter POWERED ON the next time you have a scheduled recording. You do not need to turn off the DVR to record (like you would a VCR)
  2. Here is the situation. The converter volume has been automatically muted. However, when a you turn up the volume on the remote, the TV volume goes up, and this doesn't help. You need to turn up the converter volume. So you will need to change the volume function from the TV to the converter
    • How to change the volume control from TV to CONVERTER:
      1. Hold OK and CABLE buttons together until cable button is solid red.
      2. Push VOLUME UP(+) once.
      3. Push CABLE button once. Cable light will blink 3 times

    Now that the volume function is assigned to the cable box, you can either hit the mute button to UNmute the box, or push the volume up button.

  3. It is advised that you then reassign the volume function to your TV when done viewing the program, and record any future programs with the converter box turned on.
    • Changing the volume function on the remote from Cable to TV
      1. Hold OK and CABLE buttons together until cable button is solid red.
      2. Push VOLUME UP(+) once.
      3. Push TV button once. Cable light will blink 3 times

 

Batteries Weak?
Low Battery Indication - when the batteries become low and need to be replaced, the [CBL], [TV], [VCR], [DVD], [AUDIO] buttons will not illuminate normally, or at all, during operation. To rectify, install 2 new "AA" size batteries to restore normal operation to the remote control.. 
refer to: Step 2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries

Frequently Used Terms

Audio Devices Audio receivers, amplifiers, CD players that you can program your remote to operate.
Default Setting How your remote is set when you receive it from your cable operator. The programming that is retained even after a remote is reset.
Electronic Components /
Devices
The various electronic devices the remote is designed to operate. These include cable set-top terminals, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, receivers, amplifiers and CD players.
Fast-Rotation The power / mode buttons will illuminate in a fast sequence (i.e. [CBL], [TV], [VCR], [DVD], [AUDIO], [CBL]…) repeated every 1/3 second. Fast-rotation occurs when the remote is receiving key presses to program it to your electronic devices.
Mode The device the remote is set to operate (ex. Cable, TV, VCR, DVD, AUDIO). See Section 10 for locking and unlocking the mode of the remote control.
Program (Setup) The process of teaching your remote control to operate your electronic devices.
Slow-Rotation The power / mode buttons illuminate in a slow sequence (i.e. CABLE -->  TV --> VCR --> DVD --> AUDIO  --> CABLE…) repeated every 1 second. Slow-rotation illumination occurs when the remote is in the programming mode, waiting for the next entry on the keypad of the remote.
TV Output Channel The channel your TV needs to be set on for proper Cable reception (channel 4 in RCN PA or IL, 3 in all other markets). If you have any questions concerning your TV output channel, contact RCN. Or, with your cable set-top terminal turned on, try setting your TV to channel 3 or 4 to obtain a clear picture.
Transport Functions These are the  [], [], [], [], [], [] (Stop, Play, Fwd, Rew, Pause and REC) buttons. In the remote control's Cable mode, these buttons operate your Cable set-top features. However, by using the VCR / VOD / DVD toggle button, they can be set to operate the same functions on your VCR or DVD player.
Video Devices VCR's,  DVD players, or DVR converters.


28General Reset

Depending on the manufacturer date of the remote, it can be reset to its factory default settings two different ways. the table below outlines both ways of resetting the remote with the least amount of confusion:

Step: Action:
1 Press [OK], then [CBL] together until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
2 Press [MENU], and then [MENU] again. 
  • If the [CBL] button blinks 3 times and goes out, you are done. 
  • All codes will now be CLEARED. Start programming your Synergy® V over again, as needed.

If the [CBL] button DID NOT blink 3 times and go out, follow the alternate procedure below.

Step: Action:
1 Press [OK], then [CBL] together until the [CBL] button lights up (under finger).
2 Press [0].
  • The [CBL] button will blink 3 times and go out.
  • All codes will now be CLEARED. Start programming your Synergy® V  over again, as needed


 

Rev. 1/2005
© 2005, CONTEC CORPORATION
Synergy® , Point and Press®, Memory Guard®, and SmartKey®  are registered trademarks of Contec Corporation Technologies, Inc
Explorer®  is a  registered trademark of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
Voyager®  is a  registered trademark of Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc.
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