I've got the subject remote control that came with a JVC HR-D720U VCR.
The VCR is long gone, as well as the user's manual. However, I found
the remote and would like to program it to use as a remote for a Toshiba
TV. It used to control a Panasonic TV as well as the VCR, so it is able
to be programmed to operate many popular TV brands. This remote is also
compatible with JVC VCR models HR-D1860U, HR-D860U, HR-D870U and HR-D960U.
I've done a lot of web searching, including the JVC web site, looking
for a user's manual for any one of the compatible VCRs that used this
remote. I also tried to find instructions by searching directly on the
remote's model number. I can find the remote still for sale, but not
with any instructions.
Can anyone provide the button press sequence to program this remote to
operate a non-JVC television? Either a web link or a text description
would be appreciated. Thanks!
Tony, thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I did check that site. They have
used, refurbished remotes of that model for sale but nothing I saw in
those listings suggested that there were any programming instructions
available, either as a stand-alone item or accompanying the remote
you might try these instructions for the JVC HR-DD740U. It is quite
possibly the same. From:
TV Multi-Brand Remote
The VCR's remote control can control several functions on JVC
remote control TVs and on the brands of remote control TVs
listed below. *The default setting is JVC code 01.
TURN ON THE TV
Turn the power on using the TV's remote control.
SET TV BRAND CODE
Refer to the chart below. While holding down TV on the
VCR's remote control, press MBR SET and enter your TV?s
brand code using the NUMBER keys, then press STOP.
Follow the example shown below.
? Once you have set the remote control to operate the
TV, you don?t have to repeat this step until you
replace your remote control?s batteries.
? PANASONIC has two codes. If the TV does not
function with one code, try entering the other.
First, while holding down TV, press POWER on the
remote to see if the TV?s power goes off as it should. If it
does, try other operations.
? The POWER, TV/VCR, CH
8, TV VOL +/? and
NUMBER keys on the remote can all be used to
operate the TV. *For some brands of TV, you must
press ENTER after having pressed the NUMBER keys.
? To operate your TV, while holding down TV, press the
corresponding button: POWER, TV/VCR, CH
NUMBER keys (or ENTER). TV VOL +/? can be used
without holding down TV.
Depending on the type of TV, there may be cases where some
or all functions cannot be operated using the remote control.
TV VOL +/?
TV BRAND NAME BRAND CODE
PANASONIC 04, 11
Thanks for trying to help. That model VCR uses a different remote. The
remote I have does not have a MBR SET button (and the layout of the
buttons as well as the shape of the remote is quite different). I've
guessed at various combinations of other buttons but no luck. It's
analogous to trying to open a pushpad combination lock with 20+ buttons.
The number of permutations and combinations is too huge to get it
right by chance alone unless I devote a huge amt of time to it. If no
one can help, I may just give up and buy the least expensive universal
remote I can find. Peter
I owned the VCR that this remote came with but the VCR died and I threw
it out (and must have accidentally thrown out the manual as well - which
I cannot find on-line at this time). I had originally programmed the
remote to work with a Toshiba TV but after the batteries died, the
remote's memory reset to default (JVC TVs). So controlling the TV's
on/off, volume, channel, and input selection is an available feature and
was functional with this remote. But thanks for the thought.
Thanks again Pico Rico. The link you gave provides instructions for a
remote that has a selection switch for TV/Cable/VCR. The remote I have
does not have such a switch. It is designed to control the VCR it came
with and a TV (only). I played with the combination of Power, correct
number keys for the Toshiba, and Stop key but nothing worked. I think
only the instructions specific for this remote will work.
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