REMOTE CONTROL MANUAL
 
Contec's CheckMate™ V Model RT-U50

 
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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
  • AUX - 2nd CABLE, 2nd TV, 2nd VCR

Some of the special features on the Checkmate V (Model RT-U50) universal remote control are:

Point and Press Programming
Lets you program your TV, VIDEO, DVD, and AUDIO devices without using codes, For more information, see Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting.

SmartKeys™
Program Multiple button presses on the [CABLE], [TV],and [PPV/LOCK] buttons. For more information, see Your Remote's Smartkeys

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

[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 currrent device that is being operated. While the current mode power button is illuminated, press a non-illuminated power button to operate a different device.

[VCR/DVD/VOD] Button
"Toggels" the VCR buttons between "Video On Demand" (VOD), VCR, or DVD functions.

Memory Gaurd™
Permanent programming memory eliminates reprogramming after battery changes.

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.

Reset
Lets you reset your remote to it's original default settings. For more information, see section 17, General Reset

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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.

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3.  Programming Your Cable Converter
Your remote is pre-programmed to operate Motorola's DCT® 5100 Series, 2000 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 [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence:
  3. Press [CABLE]. The [CABLE] button will illuminate.
  4. From the Cable Setup Code list below, locate and enter the 3-digit code for your brand and model.
  5. Press [CABLE] to lock in the code. The [CABLE] button will blink 2 times and go out.

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

Cable Setup Codes

Motorola (General Instrument)
DCT 5100 Series, 2000 Series, CFT2200 (default)  001
CFT2100, CFT2000  115
Jerrold
DL4, DP(V), DQN(V), DPBB 101
Scientific Atlanta
Explorer 122
8600X 002
8600 011
8540, 8570, 8580, 8590 042
Pioneer
Voyager 122
BA-V1000, BA-V2000 120
BA-9000 121
BC4100, BC4200, BC4500, BC4600, BA5000, BA6000 034
Tocom
5503VIP, 5507, 5508 003
Zenith
Z-Tac 108
MM2500 008
Oak
Sigma One, P1, P2, P3, Sigma 2000, Sigma 550 037

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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 [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence
  3. Press [TV]. The [TV] button will illuminate.
  4. Either...

    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your TV turns off. As soon as your TV turns off, release [CH ].

    OR

    b. 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.

  5. Press [MUTE]. If your TV turns back on, press [TV] to lock in the code. The [TV] button will blink 2 times and go out.

If your TV does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your TV off and on.**

Write your TV brand & setup code for future reference.

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your TV off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your TV back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

TV Setup Codes

Admiral 072 081 161 160
Aiwa 205
Akai 001 146
A Mark 107 186
Ampro 073 167 157
Amstrad 052
Anam 043 056 080 131
AOC 001 004 058
Audiovox 076
Blaupunkt 088
Cairin 201
Candel 001 002 003 004
Capehart 058
Cetronic 043
Citizen 001 002 003 004 043 101 103 143
Classic 043
Concerto 004
Contec 043 050 051
Coronado 143
Craig 043
Crown 043 143
Curtis Mathes 001 101 004 143
Daewoo 004 016 043 044 076 103 114 125 127 143
Daytron 004 143
DWIN 177
Dynasty 043
Dynatech 062
Eiki 187
ElectroHome 024 076 143 196
Emerson 001 004 005 028 043 047 048 050 051 076 143 154 155
Fisher 007 057
Fujitzu 198
Funai 028 043
Futuretech 043
GE 001 004 008 009 034 056 073 074 091 130 144 155 157 160 161 165 206
Goldstar 004 102 106 119 127 143
Hall Mark 004
Hitachi 004 009 010 011 012 023 072 075 143 158
Infinity 164
JBL 164
JC Penney 001 004 008 009 024 030 065 101 143 156 160
Jensen 013
JVC 034 038 070 083 145 199
KEC 043
Kenwood 001 070
Kloss 002 059
KMC 143
KTV 001 043 143 154
Lodgenet 072
Logik 072
Luxman 044
LXI 007 015 052 081 160 164
Magnavox 001 003 004 022 059 060 061 063 064 127 160 164 094 207
Marantz 001 164
Matsui 164
Memorex 004 007 072
MGA 001 004 024 028 042
Minerva 088
Mitsubishi 004 024 028 040 042 109 124 146 191
MTC 001 004 062 101
NAD 015 025
NEC 001 130 134 040 016 019 024 056
Nikei 043
Onking 043
Onwa 043
Orion 096
Panasonic 034 056 080 164
Philco 001 003 004 024 056 059 060 063 064 164
Philips 001 003 004 005 038 059 093 164 127
Pioneer 001 018 023 025 135 190
Portland 004 143
ProScan 144 160 161 165 167 197
Proton 004 058 131 143 171 173 193
Quasar 034 056
Radio Shack 004 019 043 143 127
RCA 001 004 023 024 056 065 144 152 156 160 161 165 208
Realistic 007 019 043 047
Roctech 186
Runco 168 169 178 179 180 181 182 073 157
Sampo 001 004 058 202
Samsung 004 050 089 101 105 127 143 160 209
Sanyo 007 020 053 057 082 187 204
Scott 004 028 043 048 143
Sears 015 030 004 007 028 057
Selco 189 200
Sharp 004 014 019 022 028 029 143 170 175 081
Seimens 088
Signature 072
Sony 070 085 126 139 147 185 194
Soundesign 004 028 003 043
SSS 004 043
Supre-Macy 002
Sylvania 001 003 044 059 060 063 064 127 160 164 203
Tandy 081
Tatung 056 062
Techwood 004
Teknika 002 003 004 024 028 043 072 101 143
Telefunken 037 046 086 087
Telerent 072
TERA 172
TMK 004
Toshiba 007 015 030 040 062 101 138
Totevision 143
Universal 008 009
VideoConcepts 146
Vidikron 174 184 188 192
Vidtech 004
Wards 004 008 009 019 028 034 060 061 063 064 072 074 143 164
Westinghouse 076
Yamaha 001 004
York 004
Yupitero 043
Zenith                      072 073 095 103 157

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5.  Programming Your VCR
To program (setup) the remote to operate your VCR...
  1. Turn on your VCR.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence
  3. Press [VCR]. The [VCR] button will illuminate.
  4. Either...

    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your VCR turns off. As soon as your VCR turns off, release [CH ].

    OR

    b. 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.

  5. Press [MUTE]. If your VCR turns back on, press [VCR] to lock in the code. The [VCR] button will blink 2 times and go out.

If your VCR does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your VCR off and on.**

Write your VCR brand & setup code for future reference.

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your VCR off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your VCR back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

VCR Setup Codes

Aiwa 034 161
Akai 016 043 046 124 125 142 146
Ampro 072
Anam 083
Audio Dynamics 012 023 039 043
Brooksonic 037 129
Canon 028 083
Capehart 108
Craig 001 104 135
Curtis Mathes 083 141
Daewoo 005 007 010 065 108 110 111 112 117
Daytron 108
DBX    012 023 039 043
Dynatech 034 053
Electrocrome 059
Emerson 006 025 083 034 036 037 046 106 129 131 167 117
Fisher 001 008 009 010
Funai 034
GE 083 063 072 107 109 144 147
Go Video 104 132 136 155 168
Goldstar 012 020 106 114 123
Harman Kardon 012 045
Hitachi 018 020 026 034 043 063 150 160
Instant Replay 083
JCL 083
JC Penney 012 020 083 104 106
Jensen 043
JVC 012 083 043 048 050 055 060 130 150 152
Kenwood 014 048 034 047
Llyod 034
LXI 001 009 034 106
Magin 104
Magnavox 034 041 067 068 083 156 164
Marantz 012 083 067 069
Marta 106
Memorex 001 010 014 034 053 072 083 104 106 134 139
MGA 045 046 059
Minolta 020
Mitsubushi 020 045 046 049 051 059 061 142 151
MTC 034 104
Multitech 024 034
NEC 012 023 039 043 048
Nordmende 043
Optonica 053 054
Orion 025
Panasonic 070 074 083 133 140 145
Pentax 020 083 063
Philco 083 034 067
Philips 083 034 054 067 071 106
Pilot 106
Pioneer 020 021 048
Portland 108
Pulsar 072
Quartz 002 041
Quasar 083 145 075
Radio Shack 123
RCA 020 041 107 109 140 144 145 147 034 104 158
Realistic 001 008 010 014 083 034 104 053 054 106
Rico 058
Runco 148
Salora 014
Samsung 032 104 083 107 109 112 113 122 125 168
Sansai 043 048 135
Sanyo 001 007 010 014 134 104
Scott 037 112 129 131
Sears 001 008 009 010 020 014 081 106 073 112
Sharp 083 054 053 159 165
Shintom 024
Signature 034
Sony 001 083 052 056 057 058 076 078 053 154
Soundesign 034
STS 020
Sylvania 083 034 059 067
Symphonic 034
Tandy 010 034
Tatung 039 043
Teac 034 039 043
Technics 083 070
Teknika 019 083 034 106
Thomas 034
TMK 006
Toshiba 008 020 042 047 059 079 082 112 131 081
Totevision 104 106
Unitech 104
Vector Research 012
Victor 048
Video Concepts 012 034 046 141
Videosonic 104
Wards 001 020 024 083 034 104 053 064 131
Yamaha 012 034 039 043
Zenith 034 048 056 058 072 080 106 167

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6.  Programming Your Audio Device
To program (setup) the remote to operate your AUDIO device (CD Player, Receiver, etc.)…
  1. Turn on your AUDIO or AUXILIARY device (2nd CABLE, 2nd TV, 2nd VCR).
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence
  3. Press [AUDIO]. The [AUDIO] button will illuminate.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your Audio Device turns off. As soon as your Audio Device turns off, release [CH ].

    OR


    b. From the  Audio Setup Code lists, 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.
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your Audio Device turns back on, press [AUDIO] to lock in the code. The two illuminated buttons will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your Audio Device does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your device off and on.**

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

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your AUDIO device off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your AUDIO/Auxiliary device back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

Audio Device Code List

ADC 007
Adcom 057 082 092 161 225
Aiwa 018 104 170 188 202 203 211 213
Akai 138 189
AMC 125 126 127 128 171 174
Amend 054
Angstrom 142
Arcam 141
Audio Access 147
Audio File 071
Audio Matrix 167
Audio Technica 134
B&K 096 097
Bose 070 170 224
Carver 006 022 028 029 061 071 077 185 201 214 226
Casio 076
Cinema Sound 001 134
Citation 122 148
Clarion 026
Curtis Mathes 076
Denon 002 011 027 001 037 109 215 229 230 234 123
Enlightened Audio 098 099
Fisher 047 182 214
Fosgate 062 231
Goldstar 008
Harman Kardon 003 118 121 132 154 227 231 233
Hitachi 020
Inkel 222
JC Penney 076 216
Jensen 058
JVC 056 114 149 155 163 191
Kenwood 005 026 066 145 146 151 162 181 182 190 192 199 222
Koss 216
Krell 072
Kyocera 007
Lexicon 120 180 194
Linn 124
Luxman 004 009 052 115 137 139 165
LXI 076
Magnavox 086 152 164 208
Marantz 006 025 028 031 040 054 063 185 186
Macintosh 178
MCS 076
Meridian 012 013 100
Mitsubushi 153 204
Mondial 042 043 081 112 157 158
NAD 113 176 186
Nakamichi 103 111 150 172 183
Onkyo 017 046 079 080 084 090 107 108 130 179 187 209
Optimus 026 041 138
Panasonic 032 195
Philips 025 034 038 063
Pioneer 014 033 035 039 044 045 050 069 078 116 159 168 198
Proceed 135 144
RCA 010 048 067 117 156
Realistic 019 056 073 075 095
Rotel 074 083 085
Samsung 016
Sansai 040 048 065 110 119 228
Sanyo 047 059
Scott 019 091
Sears 076
Sharp 026 094 131 175 181
Sherwood 024 030 051 055 102 105 106
Sony 015 018 053 064 088 093 101 160 166 184 218
Soundesign 036
SSI 068
Taekwang 138
Teac 005 019 049 111 212 217
Theta Digital 136
Toshiba 060 087 140 198
Yamaha 021 023 026 067 089 129 169 173 177 205 232
Zenith 143 210

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7.  Programming Your AUDIO Button to work a 2nd TV
Instead of programming an audio device, you can program your remote to operate a 2nd TV, 2nd TV, or 2nd DVD player.

To program a 2nd TV to you remote's [AUDIO] button:

  1. Turn on your  2nd TV.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence
  3. Press [AUDIO] and then [TV}. The [AUDIO] & [TV] buttons will start to blink.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your 2nd TV turns off. As soon as your 2nd TV turns off, release [CH ].

    OR


    b. From the  TV Setup Code lists, 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 2nd TV turns off.
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your 2nd TV turns back on, press [AUDIO] to lock in the code. The two illuminated buttons will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your 2nd TV does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your device off and on.**

Write your 2nd TV brand & setup code for future reference.

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your device off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your AUDIO/Auxiliary device back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

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8.  Programming Your AUDIO Button to work a 2nd VCR
Instead of programming an audio device, you can program your remote to operate a 2nd VCR.

To program a 2nd VCR to you remote's [AUDIO] button:

  1. Turn on your  2nd VCR.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence:
  3. Press [AUDIO] and then [VCR}. The [AUDIO] & [VCR] buttons will start to blink.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your 2nd VCR turns off. As soon as your 2nd VCR turns off, release [CH ].

    OR


    b. From the  VCR Setup Code lists, 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 2nd VCR turns off.
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your 2nd VCR turns back on, press [AUDIO] to lock in the code. The two illuminated buttons will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your 2nd VCR does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your device off and on.**

Write your 2nd VCR brand & setup code for future reference.

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your device off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your AUDIO/Auxiliary device back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

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9.  Programming Your AUDIO Button to work a Satelite Receiver
Instead of programming an audio device, you can program your remote to operate a Satelite Receiver.

To program a Satelite Receiver to you remote's [AUDIO] button:

  1. Turn on your  Satelite Receiver.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence
  3. Press [AUDIO] and then [VCR}. The [AUDIO] & [VCR] buttons will start to blink.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your Satelite Receiver turns off. As soon as your Satelite Receiver turns off, release [CH ].

    OR


    b. From the  VCR Setup Code lists, 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 Satelite Receiver turns off.
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your Satelite Receiver turns back on, press [AUDIO] to lock in the code. The two illuminated buttons will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your Satelite Receiver does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your device off and on.**

Write your Satelite Receiver brand & setup code for future reference.

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your device off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your Satelite Receiver device back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

Satelite Receiver Codes

Echostar 029
Hughes 021
Pace 019
Phillips 024 025
Primestar 026
RCA 022 027
Sony 028
Zenith 020

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10.  Programming Your AUDIO Button to work a Laserdisc Player
Instead of programming an audio device, you can program your remote to operate a Laserdisc Player.

To program a Laserdisc Player to you remote's [AUDIO] button:

  1. Turn on your  Laserdisc Player.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence
  3. Press [AUDIO] and then [VCR}. The [AUDIO] & [VCR] buttons will start to blink.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your Laserdisc Player turns off. As soon as your Laserdisc Player turns off, release [CH ].

    OR


    b. From the  VCR Setup Code lists, 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 Laserdisc Player turns off.
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your Laserdisc Player turns back on, press [AUDIO] to lock in the code. The two illuminated buttons will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your Laserdisc Player does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your device off and on.**

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

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your device off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your Laserdisc Player back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

Laserdisc Player Setup Codes

Denon    250 251
Funai 245
Kenwood 236 249
Magnavox 237 246
Marantz 252
Mitsubushi 246
NAD 246
Optimus 236 239
Panasonic 243
Philips 237
Pioneer 244 246
Radio Shack 245
RCA 235
Realistic 239
Runco 247
Sanyo 241
Sharp 236 249
Sony 240 242
Technics 243
Theta Digital 237
Toshiba 246 249
Yamaha 248 238

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11.  Programming Your AUDIO Button to work a DCR/DMX
Instead of programming an audio device, you can program your remote to operate a DCR/DMX.

To program a DCR/DMX to you remote's [AUDIO] button:

  1. Turn on your  DCR/DMX.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence.
  3. Press [AUDIO] and then [VCR}. The [AUDIO] & [VCR] buttons will start to blink.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your DCR/DMX turns off. As soon as your DCR/DMX turns off, release [CH ].

    OR


    b. From the 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 DCR/DMX turns off.
  5. Press [MUTE]. If your DCR/DMX turns back on, press [AUDIO] to lock in the code. The two illuminated buttons will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your DCR/DMX does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your device off and on.**

Write your DCR/DMX brand & setup code for future reference.

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your device off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your DCR/DMX device back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

DCR/DMX Setup Codes

DMX-DJ 254
Maestro II 255

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12.  Programming Your DVD Player
To program (setup) the remote to operate your DVD Player...
  1. Turn on your DVD Player.
  2. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence.
  3. Press [DVD]. The [DVD] button will illuminate.
  4. Either...
    a. Press and hold [CH ] until your DVD Player turns off. As soon as your DVD Player turns off, release [CH ].

    OR

    b. From the DVD Player 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 DVD Player turns off.

  5. Press [MUTE]. If your DVD Player turns back on, press [DVD] to lock in the code. The [DVD] button will blink 2 times and go out.
  6. If your DVD Player does not turn back on, repeat steps 4 and 5 above until you can turn your VCR off and on.**

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

** NOTE when using the Point and Press™ Programming method (step 4a.). If you find a code that turns your VCR off but not back on (step 5.), you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your DVD Player back on. Refer to the section entitled Code Number Readback.

DVD Player Setup Codes

Apex 220 205
Denon 226 240
DVD-Video 203
GE 231 243
Gradienti 200 201
Harman Karden 218 225
JVC 238
KLH 223
Kenwood 224
LG 235 247 241 249
Magnavox 237
Marantz 217
Mitsubushi 227
NAD 221
Onkyo 216 233
Panasonic 228 234
Philips 237
Pioneer 230 229
Proceed 219
Proscan 231 229
RCA 231 243
Samsung 236 248
Sharp 222 202
Sony 232 244 204
Thompson 231 243
Toshiba 233 245 250
Yamaha 234 246
Zenith 247 241 235
13.  Operating Your Converter
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 [DEVICE]: Illuminates [CABLE] mode.
Pressing [CABLE]: Turns converter on / off.
Pressing [TV]: Turns TV on / off.
Pressing [VCR]: Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing [AUX]: Turns AUXILIARY device on / off.
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing [LAST]: Displays last channel viewed.
Pressing [MUSIC / ENTER] Selects Music Choice™ digital music through your converter.
Pressing [VOL ] / [VOL] Increases / decreases CABLE volume.
Pressing [MUTE]: Cuts volume.
Pressing [EXIT]: Exits on-screen menus, view guide.
Pressing [CH ] / [CH ]: Increases / decreases converter  channel.
Pressing [A], [B], [C]: Functions set by cable operator (RCN does not use this function presently).
Pressing [MENU]: Displays on-screen features, options
Pressing [GUIDE]: Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel.
Pressing [INFO]: Displays channel, time information.
Pressing [FAV]: Scroll through favorite channels.
Pressing []: Shows previous / next day in view guide.
Pressing []: Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.
Pressing []: Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.
Pressing []: Pages up / down through menus, view guide.
Pressing [BYPASS]; Controls RF Bypass on converter.
Pressing [* HELP]: Displays on-screen help on converters  so equipped.
Pressing [PPV / LOCK]: Displays pay-per-view events, enter parental control access code.
Pressing [SEL / OK]: Selects current on-screen option.
Pressing [VCR / DVD / VOD]: "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.

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14.  Operating Your TV
Your remote control is designed to operate many functions of your TV.

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

Pressing [DEVICE]: Illuminates [TV] mode.
Pressing [CABLE]: Turns converter on / off.
Pressing [TV]: Turns TV on / off.
Pressing [VCR]: Turns VCR on / off.
Pressing [AUX]: Turns AUXILIARY 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 [LAST]: Displays last channel viewed.
Pressing [MUSIC / ENTER] Selects Music Choice™ digital music through your converter.
Pressing [VOL ] / [VOL] Increases / decreases CABLE volume.
Pressing [MUTE]: Cuts volume.
Pressing [EXIT]: Exits on-screen menus, view guide.
Pressing [CH ] / [CH ]: Increases / decreases converter  channel.
Pressing [A], [B], [C]: Functions set by cable operator (RCN does not use this function presently).
Pressing [MENU]: Displays on-screen features, options
Pressing [GUIDE]: Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel.
Pressing [INFO]: Displays channel, time information.
Pressing [FAV]: Scroll through favorite channels.
Pressing []: Shows previous / next day in view guide.
Pressing []: Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.
Pressing []: Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.
Pressing []: Pages up / down through menus, view guide.
Pressing [BYPASS]; Controls RF Bypass on converter.
Pressing [* HELP]: Displays on-screen help on converters  so equipped.
Pressing [PPV / LOCK]: Displays pay-per-view events, enter parental control access code.
Pressing [SEL / OK]: Selects current on-screen option.
Pressing [VCR / DVD / VOD]: "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.
Pressing [DEVICE] Illuminates [TV] mode.
Pressing [CABLE] CABLE on / off.
Pressing [TV] TV on / off.
Pressing [VCR] VCR on / off.
Pressing [AUX] AUXILIARY device on / off.
[0] – [9] Numeric channel entry buttons.
[MUSIC / ENTER] Pressed after 0 - 9 to change channels on some TVs.
[VOL ] / [VOL ] Increases / decreases TV  volume.
[MUTE] Mutes TV volume.
[CH ] / [CH ] Increases / decreases TV channels.
[TV / VCR] Change TV’s video inputs.
[] Stop - VCR.
[] Pause – VCR.
[] Play - VCR.
[] Rewind - VCR.
[] Record - VCR.
[] Fast-forward - VCR.

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15.  Operating Your VCR
Your remote control is designed to operate many functions of your VCR.

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

[DEVICE] Illuminates [VCR] mode.
[CABLE] CABLE on / off.
[TV] TV on / off.
[VCR] VCR on / off.
[AUX] AUXILIARY device on / off.
[0] – [9] Numeric channel entry buttons.
[VOL ] / [VOL ] Increases / decreases TV  volume.
[MUTE] Mutes TV volume.
[CH ] / [CH ] Increases / decreases VCR channels.
[TV / VCR] Change VCR’s video inputs.
[] Stop - VCR.
[] Pause – VCR.
[] Play - VCR.
[] Rewind - VCR.
[] Record - VCR.
[] Fast-forward - VCR.

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16.  Programming TV / VCR Combination Units
  1. First, program your remote as you would a TV.
    Following the steps in this section, find a TV Setup Code that operates the TV functions of your TV / VCR (power, vol /, mute, ch/, 0 – 9).
  2. Then, program your remote your remote as you would a VCR.
    • Note: You can not use the Point and Press™ Programming method to program the VCR functions of the TV / VCR. Use the CODE Entry Option (b) ONLY.
    • Individually enter, lock and test each 3-digit VCR setup code until a code is found that operates the VCR functions of the TV / VCR unit
    • To verify you have entered the correct VCR code – insert a video tape into the TV / VCR unit and test the different functions of the VCR

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17.  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
AUX Your Audio Device

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

  1. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence.
  2. Press [CABLE] to select the cable mode. The [CABLE] button will illuminate.
  3. Press [VOL ], then [TV] for TV volume. The [CABLE] button will blink 2 times and go out.
  4. To return volume control back to your CABLE converter, repeat steps 1. and 2. above, then press [VOL ], then [CABLE] in step 3.

To control volume / mute through your CABLE converter in the remote’s VCR mode…

  1. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence.
  2. Press [VCR] to select the VCR mode. The [VCR] button will illuminate.
  3. Press [VOL ], then [CABLE] for CABLE volume. The [VCR] button will blink 2 times and go out.

To return volume control back to your TV, repeat steps 1. and 2. above, then press [VOL ], then [TV] in step 3.

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18.  Your Remote's SmartKeys™
Your remote is equipped with three (3) SmartKeys™ - [CABLE], [TV], and [PPV / LOCK]. Each SmartKey™ can be programmed to transmit up to 12 functions (button presses), which can help simplify your remote’s operation and reduce button presses.

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 [OK-SEL] 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, 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, & AUX   will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 3
    8 The converter, TV, VCR, & AUX   will turn on, and the TV will turn to channel 2
    9 The converter, TV, VCR, & AUX   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 selcted 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 [OK-SEL] 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, 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 selcted option

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

 

  • Programming and using the [PPV / LOCK] SmartKey™
    The [PPV / LOCK] button (CABLE mode) normally displays your cable system's listing of Pay_per_view Events. You can program this SmartKey™ to tune to a specific cable channel (ex. 123) with just one button press!
  1. Press [DEVICE], then [CABLE] to select the CABLE mode of your remote.
  2. Press [PPV / LOCK], then [OK-SEL] together – hold both down together until the [CABLE] button illuminates.
  3. In this order, press [1] , [2], [3]. The [CABLE] button will and remain lit
  4. Press [CH ] to store the setting. The [CABLE] button will blink and go out.

To return the [PPV / LOCK] button to its normal function, repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then press [CH ].

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.

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19.  Code Number Readback
To identify the 3-digit setup code for your devices, follow these steps:
  1. Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] - hold both down until the illuminated mode buttons start blinking in sequence.
  2. Press [CABLE] to identify your CABLE converter code. Or [TV], [VCR], [AUX], [DVD] to identify these codes. The selected mode button will illuminate.
  3. 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.

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20.  Helpful Tips & Troubleshooting
Point and Press™ Programming
  1. Your remote has a Point and Press™ Programming label on the back of its case. This will help you quickly program the remote without using codes.
  2. A mode button will illuminate while the remote is in a programming mode. In the absence of an entry, the illuminated button will go out after 40 seconds.
  3. When locking in your devices, the illuminated mode button will blink 2 times and go off.
  4. When using the Point and Press™ Programming method, you may find a code that turns your device off but not back on (after pressing [MUTE]). If this happens…
    • The correct code has not been found. Continue pressing [CH ] until your devices turn on and off.
    • OR.. You may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing [CH ] one step at a time until you find a code that turns your devices back on
  5. If you have a Scientific Atlanta 8500 series converter, press [CH ] or [CH ] to turn on the converter. Press [CABLE] to turn these converters off.
  6. Your remote control will automatically shut itself off if the same key is pressed and held for 45 seconds. This extends battery life in the event the remote becomes lodged under or between large, heavy objects.
  7. To reset your remote to its original settings…
    • Press [DEVICE], then [MUTE] together - hold both buttons down until the lighted mode buttons start blinking in sequence.
    • Press [CABLE]. The [CABLE] button illuminates.
    • Press [*Help], then [*HELP]. The [CABLE] button will blink 3 times and go out.
  8. When programming your TV, VCR, or AUXILIARY devices, you may find several setup codes that can turn on / off a specific device. However, not all of these codes may operate all the functions on the device bring programmed. Be sure to use the setup code that operates all the functions on the device you are programming.
  9. If you have any questions concerning the operation of your CABLE converter, contact your cable operator.

Batteries Weak?
When the batteries become too weak, the remote will reset itself back to operate only the CABLE portion. This is a default setting.

When you press [DEVICE] and [TV], the [TV] button should be illuninating when you press the
[CH ] or [CH ] buttons. If this is not happenning, and the [CABLE] button is illuninating when you press the [CH ] or [CH ] buttons, you probably need new batteries

To recitify, install 2 new "AAA" size batteries.

refer to: Step 2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries

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21.  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 [LAST] together until all the device buttons [DVD}, [AUDIO], [VCR], [TV] start blinking in sequence, for about 5 seconds.
  • 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.

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