REMOTE CONTROL MANUAL
 
Contec's CheckMate™ V Model RT-U5
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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 Your Audio Device
9. Point and Press ® Programming
10. Programming Your TV using Point and Press ® Programming
11. Programming Your VCR using Point and Press ® Programming
12. Programming Your DVD Player using Point and Press ® Programming
13. Programming Your Audio Device using Point and Press ® Programming
14. Code Number Readback
15. Operating In CABLE Mode
16. Operating In TV Mode
17. Operating In VCR mode
18. Operating In DVD mode
19. Operating In AUDIO mode
20. Programming Volume Control
21. Your Remote's SmartKeys™
22. Mode Lock™
23. [TV/VCR/BYPASS] Button
24. Your A, B, & C Buttons
25. Additional Programming Information
26. Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
27. General Reset
1.  Introduction
Your Checkmate V (Model RT-U50) 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 Checkmate V (Model RT-U50) 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. SmartKeys™
    Program Multiple button presses on the [CABLE], [TV],and [PPV/LOCK] buttons. For more information, see:
    1. Your Remote's Smartkeys
  3. Mode Lock™
    Your Model RT-U50 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. [DEVICE] Button
    [DEVICE] button operates only when Mode Lock™ feature is unlocked. When [DEVICE] 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 Gaurd™
    Permanent programming memory eliminates reprogramming after battery changes.
  7. Time Out
    Shuts remote off if any button is pressed for over 45 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. Genral Reset


2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries
Install two (2) "AAA" 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.

Under normal use, your remote should operate for approximately 10 - 12 months on 2 "AAA" non-alkaline batteries. For longer life, use alkaline-type batteries.

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 "AAA" size batteries.

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



3.  Programming Your Cable Converter
Your remote is pre-programmed to operate Motorola's DCT® Series and CFT2200® set-top CABLE converters.  If you have one of these devices, you do not need to program your cable box.  If you have one of these devices, and your remote is not responding, please view the General Reset Instructions.

If you need to operate a different CABLE converter, look up the brand and model number in the attached code list. If you are not sure of your brand and model, contact your cable company.

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

  1. Turn on your CABLE converter.
  2. Press [OK / SEL], 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.
    Cable Setup Codes
  4. Press [MUTE]. If your CABLE converter turns back on, press [OK / SEL] 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 / SEL], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. ( Note: With OTHER Contec remotes, you would press the TV button at this time. DO NOT do that for this remote! Skip to step 4.)
  4. 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
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK / SEL] 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 1-5 until you can turn your TV off and on.
  6. 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 1-6 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.
  2. Press [OK / SEL], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. ( Note: With OTHER Contec remotes, you would press the  VCR button at this time. DO NOT do that for this remote! Skip to step 4.)
  4. 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
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your VCR turns back on, press [OK / SEL] 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.
  6. 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
1. First, program your remote to operate TV functions...
  • Turn on your TV/VCR combo. Insert a video cassette.
  • Press [OK / SEL], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  • ( Note: With OTHER Contec remotes, you would press the  TV button at this time. DO NOT do that for this remote! Skip to next step)
  • 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
  • Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK / SEL] 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 brand & setup code for future reference.

2. Then, program your remote to operate VCR functions...
  • Turn on your VCR.
  • Press [OK / SEL], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  • ( Note: With OTHER Contec remotes, you would press the  VCR button at this time. DO NOT do that for this remote! Skip to next step)
  • 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
  • Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK / SEL] 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 VCR brand & setup code for future reference.

3. 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 / SEL], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. ( Note: With OTHER Contec remotes, you would press the  DVD button at this time. DO NOT do that for this remote! Skip to next step)
  4. 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
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [OK / SEL] to lock in the code. The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  6. 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 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 / SEL], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the mode (power) buttons start blinking in sequence:

                       Move mouse pointer over image for animation
  3. ( Note: With OTHER Contec remotes, you would press the  AUDIO button at this time. DO NOT do that for this remote! Skip to next step)
  4. 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

  5. Press [MUTE]. If your Audio Device turns back on, press [OK / SEL] to lock in the code.The mode (power) buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
  6. 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.



9.  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



10.  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 cable converter manuals for operation.

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

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Press [OK / SEL], 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. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking quickly in sequence:
    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 / SEL] 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 / SEL]  to lock in the code.


11.  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.
  2. Press [OK / SEL], 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. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking quickly in sequence:
    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 / SEL] 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 / SEL]  to lock in the code.



12.  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.
  2. Press [OK / SEL], 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. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking quickly in sequence:
    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 / SEL] 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 / SEL]  to lock in the code.



13.  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 / SEL], 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. Each time you press the [CH ] button, the mode (power) buttons will start blinking quickly in sequence:
    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 / SEL] 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 / SEL]  to lock in the code.



14.  Code Number Readback

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

  1. Press [TV], then [OK / SEL] - hold both down until the [TV] button lights up.
  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 / SEL] - hold both down until the [TV] button lights up.
  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 / SEL] - hold both down until the [TV] button lights up.
  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 / SEL] - hold both down until the [TV] button lights up.
  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.



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

To select your remote’s CABLE mode, press [DEVICE] then [CABLE]. The [CABLE] button will blink one time.

Pressing : Illuminates [CABLE] mode.
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 last channel viewed.
Pressing Selects Music Choice™ digital music through your converter.
Pressing : Increases / decreases CABLE volume.
Pressing : Cuts volume.
Pressing : Exits on-screen menus, view guide.
Pressing : Increases / decreases converter  channel.
Pressing , , ]: Controls certain functions throughout the IPG (Passport DCT or Passport ECHO)
Pressing : Displays on-screen features, options
Pressing : Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel.
Pressing : Displays channel, time information.
Pressing : Scroll through favorite channels.
Pressing [redday.jpg (1609 bytes)]: Shows previous / next day in view guide.
Pressing []: Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.
Pressing [oksel2.jpg (1539 bytes)]: Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.
Pressing [redpag.jpg (1727 bytes)]: Pages up / down through menus, view guide.
Pressing ; Controls RF Bypass on converter.
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters  so equipped.
Pressing : Locks channel with   parental control access code.
Pressing : "Toggles" operation of bottom buttons for:
  • CABLE (video-on-demand)
  • DVD
  • VCR
Pressing []: Stops – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Pauses – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Plays – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Rewinds – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Records – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Fast-forwards – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.


16.  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 [DEVICE] 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 [TV] mode.
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 TV.Remember,  If you have a converter hooked up, you should be on The TV's input channel (channel 3 or 4).
Pressing : Displays last channel viewed.
Pressing Selects Music Choice™ digital music through your converter.
Pressing : Increases / decreases CABLE volume.
Pressing : Cuts volume.
Pressing exit.gif (1674 bytes): Exits on-screen menus, view guide.
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  channel.
Pressing , , ]: Non-functional in this mode
Pressing : Displays on-screen features, options
Pressing : Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel.
Pressing : Displays channel, time information.
Pressing : Scroll through favorite channels.
Pressing [redday.jpg (1609 bytes)]: Shows previous / next day in view guide.
Pressing []: Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.
Pressing [oksel2.jpg (1539 bytes)]: Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.
Pressing [redpag.jpg (1727 bytes)]: Pages up / down through menus, view guide.
Pressing ; Controls RF Bypass on converter, or changes TV or VCR's input.
Pressing : Displays on-screen help on converters  so equipped.
Pressing : Will lock a channel using parental control access code.
Pressing : "Toggles" operation of bottom buttons for:
  • CABLE (video-on-demand)
  • DVD
  • VCR
Pressing []: Stops – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Pauses – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Plays – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Rewinds – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Records – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.
Pressing []: Fast-forwards – CABLE (video-on-demand), DVD, or VCR.


17.  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 [DEVICE] 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 [VCR] mode.
Pressing : CABLE on / off.
Pressing : TV on / off.
Pressing : VCR on / off.
Pressing : Audio device on / off.
Pressing : DVD device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Numeric channel entry buttons.
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  volume.
Pressing : Mutes TV volume.
Pressing : Jumps to last VCR channel viewed.
Pressing : Increases / decreases VCR channels.
Pressing : Change VCR’s video inputs.
Pressing []: Stop - VCR.
Pressing []: Pause – VCR.
Pressing []: Play - VCR.
Pressing []: Rewind - VCR.
Pressing []: Record - VCR.
Pressing []: Fast-forward - VCR.


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

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

Pressing : Illuminates [DVD] mode.
Pressing : CABLE on / off.
Pressing : TV on / off.
Pressing : VCR on / off.
Pressing : Audio device on / off.
Pressing : DVD device on / off.
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  volume.
Pressing : Mutes TV volume.
Pressing menu.gif (1518 bytes): Accesses Main DVD menu
Pressing rednav.jpg (4241 bytes): Navigates DVD menus
Pressing oksel.jpg (1539 bytes): Inputs selection on DVD menus
Pressing []: Stop - DVD.
Pressing []: Pause – DVD.
Pressing []: Play - DVD.
Pressing []: Rewind - DVD.
Pressing []: Record - DVD.
Pressing []: Fast-forward - DVD.


19.  Operating In AUDIO 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 [DEVICE] 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 [AUDIO] mode.
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 : Increases / decreases Audio device volume.
Pressing : Cuts volume to Audio device.
Pressing []: Stops – CD
Pressing []: Pauses – CD
Pressing []: Plays – CD
Pressing []: Rewinds – CD
Pressing []: Fast-forwards – CD


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

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

  1. Press [CABLE], then [OK /SEL] together - hold both down until the [CABLE] button lights up (under finger).
  2. Press [VOL ], then [CABLE]. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out.
  3. To return volume control back to your TV, repeat step 1,  then press [VOL ], then [TV].


21.  Your Remote's SmartKeys™
Your remote is equipped with two (2) SmartKeys™ - [CABLE] and [TV] that operate in the remote's CABLE mode. Each Smart can be programmed to transmit multiple functions.

IMPORTANT:
You must first program ALL devices on your RT-U50 for SmartKeys™ to work correctly.

  • Programming and using the [CABLE] SmartKey™
    The [CABLE] button normally turns on / off your CABLE converter. But you can make it do more than that!
  1. Press [DEVICE], then [CABLE] to select the CABLE mode of your remote.
  2. Press [CABLE], then [MENU] together – hold both down together until the [CABLE] button illuminates.
  3. Press the option Number below for the desired functions:
    If you select... When you press the [CABLE] 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
    A The converter, TV, VCR,  AUDIO, & DVD Player   will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 3
    B The converter, TV, VCR,  AUDIO, & DVD Player   will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 2
    C The converter, TV, VCR,  AUDIO, & DVD Player   will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 4
    0 The converter (only) will  turn on. This is the default setting
  4. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out, storing the selected option.

To return the [CABLE] button to its normal function, repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then press [0].

 

  • Programming and using the [TV] SmartKey™
    The [TV] button normally turns on / off your TV,  but here's how you can make it do more:
  1. Press [DEVICE], then [CABLE] to select the CABLE mode of your remote.
  2. Press [TV], then [MENU] together – hold both down together until the [TV] button illuminates.
  3. Press the option Number below for the desired functions:
    If you select... When you press the [TV] button in CABLE mode, here is what will happen...
    1 The TV will turn on and turn to channel 3
    2 The TV will turn on and turn to channel 2
    3 The TV will turn on and turn to channel 4
    0 The TV will  turn on, and not change to a specific channel. This is the default setting
  4. The [TV] button will blink and go out, saving the selected option

To return the [TV] button to its normal function, repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then press [0].

Remember: When using any SmartKey™ to transmit a series of functions, be sure to keep your remote aimed at the devices to ensure all functions are received in their entirety.


22.  Mode Lock
Your RT-U50 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 [CABLE], then [MUTE] together. Hold BOTH buttons down until the [CABLE] button lights up
  2. Press [9,9,9]. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out.

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

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



23.  [TV/VCR/BYPASS] Button
This button changes the input source of your electronic devices.
  • In the remote's CABLE mode, this operates the Cable BYPASS function.
  • In the remote's TV mode, this button changes the input source (Input 1, Input 2...) on your TV.
  • In the remote's VCR mode, this button changes the input source (TV/VCR) on your VCR.

You can program this button so that in the remote's CABLE mode, [TV/VCR/BYPASS] will operate the TV input source on your TV, or the TV/VCR function on your VCR, eliminating the need to change modes on your remote.

To program [TV/VCR/BYPASS] to operate your TV input function in the remote's CABLE mode:

  1. Press [TV/VCR/BYPASS], then [OK / SEL] together until the [CABLE] mode (power) button lights up.
  2. Press [TV]. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out.

To program [TV/VCR/BYPASS] to operate your VCR's TV/VCR function in the remote's CABLE mode:

  1. Press [TV/VCR/BYPASS], then [OK / SEL] together until the [CABLE] mode (power) button lights up.
  2. Press [VCR]. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out.

To return [TV/VCR/BYPASS] to it's normal cable BYPASS function:

  1. Press [TV/VCR/BYPASS], then [OK / SEL] together until the [CABLE] mode (power) button lights up.
  2. Press [CABLE]. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out.


24. Your A, B, & C Buttons
Your remote has 3 buttons ([A], [B], [C]) which can be programmed to store up to 5 cable channels each.

Programming [A], [B], [C] Buttons

Example: To program the [A] button to cable channels 1, 12, 123, 231 and 17, follow these steps:

First... Then...
1 Press [A] + [CABLE] together until [CABLE] lights up. 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 [A] to store the above channels. The [CABLE] button will blink 3-times and go out.
  • To store fewer than 5 channels, you can press the [A] button any time after entering a complete channel number.

  • Repeat the above steps to program the [B] and [C] buttons. Follow the example in step 1, but press [B] or [C] + [CABLE] together until the [CABLE] button lights up.


Using [A], [B], [C]

After you have programmed the [A] button:

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

….repeat.

Whenever a Channel Memory button is pressed, the function of the transport buttons will automatically switch back to Cable.

When programming.using the [A], [B], or [C] buttons, 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.  Additional Programming Information
Additional Programming Information
  1. The power / mode buttons will illuminate in slow-rotation:


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    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 45-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 / SEL] 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 2 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 RT-U50 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.
  5. Troubleshooting / Tips
    1. If the same button is pressed and held for 45-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 your cable operator.
    4. If the [DEVICE] button is not operating, the remote is in its locked mode. To set the remote to its unlocked mode, see Section 10.



26.  Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting / Tips
  1. If the same button is pressed and held for 45-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 us
  4. If the [DEVICE] button is not operating, the remote is in its locked mode. To set the remote to its unlocked mode, see Section 10.

Batteries Weak?
Low Battery Indication - when the batteries become low and need to be replaced, the [CABLE], [TV], [VCR], [DVD], [AUDIO] buttons will not illuminate normally, or at all, during operation. When this happens, install two (2) new AAA alkaline batteries to restore normal operation to the remote control.

To rectify, install 2 new "AAA" size batteries. 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.
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. [CABLE], [TV], [VCR], [DVD], [AUDIO], [CABLE]…) repeated every 1/3 second. Fast-rotation occurs when the remote is receiving keypresses 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 or 3 depending on market). If you have any questions concerning your TV output channel, 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 or DVD players.


27.  General Reset
All memory on the remote is cleared, except for the default settings of the DCT® 5100 series, 2000 Series, and CFT2200® converter boxes.
  • Press [OK-SEL], then [CABLE] together until the [CABLE] button lights up (under finger).
  • Press [MENU], and then [MENU] again.
  • The {CABLE] button will blink and go out.
  • All codes will now be CLEARED, except for the default settings of the DCT® 5100 Series, 2000 Series, and CFT2200® converter boxes.
  • Start programming your RT-U50 over again, as needed.


 

Rev. 5/2003
© 2003, CONTEC CORPORATION
CheckMate® and Point and Press® are registered trademarks of Contec Corporation Technologies, Inc.
U.S. Patent # 6,507,306