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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by hr(bob) [email protected], Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest

    I have a used 1993 RCA/GE CTC177 tv set that says PIP on the front
    case that I picked up junking. The set works great once I fixed the
    tuner solder problem. I only have a universal remote and am wondering
    how to get into the PIP mode. I know there is a service mode by
    holding down the menu and the power and volume buttons, but don't want
    to screw things up. I tried finding the owners manual, but didn't
    conme up with anything.

    Suggestions....., TIA

    Bob Hofmann
     
  2. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest


    How easy would it be to do something like the following for these too common
    situations

    IR detector reading the shrouded output of the non-universal remote, set up
    with some of the main operational codes for the kit in question.
    Gate out the function codes, leaving the ident code and gate in a fully
    pre-settable pulse sequence instead.
    Buffer and output the recombination to another IR diode until you hit on a
    functional auxiliary code and save that on a learing "universal" remote.
     
  3. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest


    How easy would it be to do something like the following for these too common
    situations

    IR detector reading the shrouded output of the non-universal remote, set up
    with some of the main operational codes for the kit in question.
    Gate out the function codes, leaving the ident code and gate in a fully
    pre-settable pulse sequence instead.
    Buffer and output the recombination to another IR diode until you hit on a
    functional auxiliary code and save that on a learing "universal" remote.
     
  4. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    The news is not that grim....

    There are plenty of companies that distribute compatible remotes for
    sets that are not covered by the dollar shop universals, say for strange
    additional button requirements.

    http://www.classic-serviceparts.com is one such company here in the UK.
    There must be equivalents where the OP is.

    There are also companies that make universal remotes like 'One 4 all'
    that can have buttons custom programmed using phone services or even
    connection to a PC.

    There are infra red learning remotes that, if you can get access to
    another handset, can be programmed similary with the matching codeset of
    the original. Finally, a PDA or mobile phone with infra red can be
    programmed likewise to act as a remote.
     
  5. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest

    But, I think behind the fancy terminology, you mean to say I should
    copy the signal from a "factory" remote to get into the PIP mode. I
    would do that if I had the factory remote, but I don't have it so your
    scheme is not good for me. Any other ideas?

    Bob Hofmann
     
  6. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Try MCM Electronics. They claim ...

    "MCM is an authorized distributor for Thomson Consumer Electronics. We
    have access to virtually every remote they offer. Please contact your
    salesperson"

    <http://www.mcmelectronics.com/search.aspx?M=01005369>
     
  7. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest

    Thanks!!
     
  8. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Some closer that others. The manufacturer's original right on!!! This
    isn't the toughest chore on the planet. Do you run a TV shop?
     
  9. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest

    I contacted MCM and they said tht a remote with the PIP functions is
    not available (thru them at least).

    Bob Hofmann
     
  10. Deke

    Deke Guest

    www.replacementremotes.com
     
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