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Topic: OT Univeral remote (6 msgs / 202 lines)
1) From: an iconoclast
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Brian,
I think we're just smart shoppers....or cheap!  My son was pushing the
Logitech Harmony remote the others are talking about, but I didn't want to
spend that much money.  And I couldn't have afforded 6 of them for the
non-techie members of my extended family.
Per the manual, the DVD is set to TV volume control by default.
Here are the instructions for changing all the components volume controls to
the amp or pre-amp in your case:
Press and while holding SET, press MENU. The SET indicator lights up.
While holding MUTING pressed, press VOL +.
Let me know if it doesn't work and we can troubleshoot. If the learning
function was used to program the volume control, it may need to be cleared
before using the above procedure.
Take care,
Ann
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Ann,
If I am not mistaken, the directions you mention are for setting the
default to the amp, which I don't want to do. I want to change just
the DVD to the amp, and nothing else.
Actually, a couple months ago when I was working on this, I sent an
email to Sony "help" and got a reply similar to your reply to day.
Here is my response to that email, and Sony's response:
Thank you for your reply.
As I mentioned, I want to program my Sony RM-VL600 so that when DVD is
selected, RM-VL600 "volume" controls the amplifier volume; I wish to
leave the TV programming alone, so that when TV is selected, the
RM-VL600 "volume" controls the TV volume.
If I am not mistaken, the pages in the manual you refer to describe
how to change the  RM-VL600 programming so that the RM-VL600 "volume"
will control amplifier volume for ALL video components, including TV.
I want to know if it is possible to set the RM-VL600 so that when DVD
is selected, RM-VL600 "volume" controls the amplifier volume, but when
TV is selected, RM-VL600 "volume" continues to control TV volume. Is
that possible? If so, can you tell me what I need to do?
Thank you for your assistance.
Yours,
Brian
Brian,
Thank you for contacting Sony Support.
The issue you describe requires more extensive communication than can
be effectively handled via e-mail. Please contact our telephone
support staff who will be happy to provide further diagnosis and
assistance at: (800) 222-7669 or (239) 768-7669 Intl.
Thank you for your time.
The Sony Email Response Team
C623
Gary
So, when I have time, I will give them a call and see what I can
learn. But that won't be until after the New Year now.
Glad to hear you like the Sony remotes. I am quite happy with mine.
Brian
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 11:08 PM, an iconoclast  wrote:
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3) From: an iconoclast
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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I get it.  What's offfered is all or nothing and you want individual
control. So, it sounds like it's possible....maybe, but you have to call
Sony for instructions. I guess for a <$20 remote, they didn't want to either
complicate the options for the common people or didn't want to waste the
paper writing up the instructions.  It might also be a bit unusual to want
only the DVD, but not the TV controlled by the amp and external speakers.
We have a 27" Sony Bravia CRT and so we use our receiver and prefer our
sound coming from our Klipsch speakers rather than the TV speakers.
Charter's teasing us with HDTV coming in spring, but I'm just happy to have
DVR which was only became available 3 months ago.  My son has a new 47 inch
Sony Bravia LCD, a PS3, yada, yada, yada. I can barely sit through a movie
without getting up 20 times and cruising the internet on my laptop.  But, we
do like our sound.  After our wedding 34 years ago, we traded 5 crockpots
for a Pioneer 8 track stereo system. We had no money so our dates would
consist of going to stereo stores and drooling. I even got my in-laws a Sony
home theater system as my father-in-law is hard of hearing and I can tweak
the center channel to help him hear the words.
Good luck, Brian. Let me know if you get what you need.  Happniness is
having things exactly the way you like them.
Take care,
Ann
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Hi Ann,
Sometimes I turn on just the TV, like to get weather in the morning,
and don't want to turn on everything else I need to get sound from my
stereo (VCR, pre-amp, amp), so I want to be able to control the TV
volume.
After the New Year I will call Sony and see if they can tell me how to
change just the DVD volume control to the stereo, and if I find a way
I will let you know.
Merry Christmas!
Brian
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 2:03 AM, an iconoclast  wrote:
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5) From: Ira
At 12:00 PM 12/16/2008, you wrote:
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That's a more complicated problem than you're giving credit for. 
Changing the TV's volume mode tends to require going into the setup 
screen and toggling the volume setting from internal speakers to RCA 
out, at least it does on the one's I've worked on. If you can make 
them both active and set the RCAs to fixed level out then you can 
just mute the TV volume when the preamp is on.  On my Logitech if I 
wanted to do this, I'd create 2 versions of the TV that turned 
different things on, but even with that' I'm not sure my TV can work like this.
Ira
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
Ira,
What I want to be able to do is to select VCR on the Sony universal
remote control device and have the remote control volume operate the
stereo volume, not the volume in the TV set.
As Ann suggested, I may have already programmed something on the Sony
universal remote control that needs to be unprogrammed. So that will
be the first thing I need to figure out.
The problem has been that I have been quite busy and get to this only
very late at night, when I am too tired to be trying to learn new
things. After the New Year I will have some time and will be able to
attend to this earlier in a day, before I am cooked. I will see what I
need to do to clear any programming I have done, and if after that I
still can't get things to work the way I prefer, I will call the good
folks at Sony.
Brian
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Ira  wrote:
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