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Old 11-14-05, 03:50 PM
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Remote controls from the same manufacturer question

I had a Panasonic DVD recorder and just bought a Panasonic 5-disc changer. Now the remotes control both units at the same time (e.g. press power on the recorder remote and the 5-disc powers on at the same time). Is there anything that can be done about this?
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Old 11-14-05, 05:33 PM
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Well sometimes there are switches or different buttons to deal with this. I have Sony components that seperate the functions. If not then you may need to get a macro recording remote and program it for each seperate box and use that.
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Old 11-15-05, 10:55 AM
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You can get a remote (MX-850) or IR system (Xantech) with zone control that will control each independently. A simple macro setup won't work since they will still respond to the same commands. This may be a little pricey, also.

Search out Brian's idea first. I don't know about Panny's system, if it allows for different remote IDs. Most TV and VCR systems do. And satellite boxes. Just not sure about DVD players.
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Old 11-17-05, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like I'm stuck.
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Old 11-17-05, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ianholm
Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like I'm stuck.
Well, hate for you to be stuck. Decide which one you need the remote for, most likely the dvd recorder. Then take some black electrical tape and cover the ir window on the cd player and operate it manually.
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Old 11-18-05, 08:03 AM
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Yeah, that's a sucky situation. I while back I had two JVC VCR's and they operated on the same remote frequency. Luckily one of them actually had an a/b remote channel switch which worked great. Haven't seen that in any of my new components.
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Old 11-18-05, 10:51 AM
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You can change the code on the Panasonic

Look in your manual. My Panny DVD recorder has a menu option to switch remote codes to allow interoperability of multiple units. There is a key sequence on the remote too. Don't have the manual in front of me or I'd look it up for you.

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Old 11-18-05, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonicflood
You can change the code on the Panasonic

Look in your manual. My Panny DVD recorder has a menu option to switch remote codes to allow interoperability of multiple units. There is a key sequence on the remote too. Don't have the manual in front of me or I'd look it up for you.

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Good to know, there you go ian
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Old 11-18-05, 10:07 PM
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Not sure which model you have. Here's a scan from my manual:

http://www.gulfwinds.com/panasonic_manual1.pdf

EDIT: I'll host this for a day, then delete.

Good luck!

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Old 11-19-05, 11:15 AM
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OMG thank you so much! It worked like a charm. I lost the instructions for my recorder a long time ago (DMR-HS2) and never thoght they had this type of feature. I've been folding a piece of paper over the IR eye for the past year and a half. Thanks again for posting the instructions as well.
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Didn't realize you didn't have the manual at first. You should be able to download it from Panny. They have recent ones available.
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Old 11-19-05, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky
Didn't realize you didn't have the manual at first. You should be able to download it from Panny. They have recent ones available.
They (Panasonic) don't have all of the manuals available on-line. Mine wasn't, so I scanned mine.

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Thanks, they still have my manual online, so I downloaded the PDF. I wonder if I can change my 40GB hard drive to something bigger.
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Old 11-20-05, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ianholm
I wonder if I can change my 40GB hard drive to something bigger.
No, it won't work. The unit will only format to the original HD size, no matter what size HD you put in it. It's a part of the bios that can't be hacked.

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