Universal Remotes for Int. & Pre Amps. Luck?

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  1. Old Guy8

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    I'll see how many functions I will need on the preamp. I have not used it yet except to listen to CD through headphones. I'll program the equalizer for 2 channel listening. I think I can program the equalization at preamp without a remote. At this point, don't plan on useing surround etc unless to add a Sub or two at some time.
     
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  2. Old Guy8

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    I received Sony universal remote I ordered. Model RM-VLZ620.
    Plan is to use it with Sony TA-E1000ESD Pre-Amp which I bought without it's dedicated remote. The universal seems to offer baasic function On/Off, Volume+ -, mute and can select 7 of the 12 input devices.
    I believe this will give enough functions so I can run it from the chair.
    Thanks to members for your recommendations.
    Universal remotes are a crapshoot, This one worked out fine.
     
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  3. WheatenDad

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    Any idea if this has codes for adcom? I destroyed my remote for the GTP 500 preamp by letting the batteries sit for a while. There currently are no replacements for this remote. Thanks.
     
  4. loudnoises

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    Can't believe nobody mentioned irplus (there are other apps too).

    If you have a galaxy phone, or another with IR capabilities, you can do it via an app. Amazing for testing out stuff at thrifts (just download the config file).

    It works plenty well enough to avoid splurging on a remote that costs more than the unit you're controlling. If the model codes you need aren't there, very likely one of the others available will work to control basic functions at least.

    Also very handy for when the remote is "over there" and you are too lazy to get up.

    Did i mention the free part? :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sandstrom

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    Just looked it up on their website and it says that all of their remotes will support it!
     
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    I have an old Samsung 7" Tab2 tablet with IR. I should try it. Thanks, loudnoises.
     
  7. WheatenDad

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    Thank you! Just ordered the 650 on amazon. Silver was on sale 44.
     
  8. Sandstrom

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    Let us know how it goes. That's a good price, think back when I got my 350 it was about that!
     
  9. WheatenDad

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread with my own neediness but the 650 works great! Volume, input, on/off, tuner ( although i will never use it!) are fully controllable. I then did my old sony es cd player and was able to program the variable line out with buttonbs. Just awesome. I did find one glitch with the cd player though. I tried programming the display button and adding the function. For whatever reason while it says in the software it has been added and synced, it does not add to the remote. No problem though as the only reason i tried adding it was for fun. Im sure i will figure it out.

    Thanks for the suggestion! I cant believe i didnt do this awhile ago.
     
  10. Old Guy8

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    You have not hijacked. I started thread as discussion of all universal remotes and thier uses. Not just my own application. Have at it.
     
  11. E.Auer

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    +1 on the Harmony series.

    If you buy a lot of older gear with the usually missing remote, it's a must have.

    Eric
     
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    I use a Harmony touch. It controls most functions of my Sony TA-E77ESD preamp, which is few years older than yours. I bet harmony would work god for you.
     
  13. Old Guy8

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    Thanks for info. I'm going to see if I need more than what my recently aquired Sony universal gives.
    Got the quote today to repair the mating 330ES power amp. If I get it fixed, will find out in few weeks how system works.
     
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    I have a N330es. It's a nice amp. I recently got a N77es that's being repaired now. Looking forward to the upgrade
     
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  15. Nightwisher

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    They do work miracles :thumbsup:
     
  16. Old Guy8

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    My only hesitation is the cost. Not going into details, but Ebay sold units well under repair quote. But the one I have is known condition, vs one I might buy. Likely going ahead with repair.
     
  17. eastbrown

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    I have a extra sony RM-P2000 that should work with your sony pre amp. Hit me up and I will send it to you for nothing.
     
  18. Sandstrom

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    Keep trying it, I had some weird difficulty when I first got mine. I don't remember exactly what the issue was or why it wasn't syncing quite right. I think I eventually just cleared everything and started over and everything worked properly.
     
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    Thanks to eastbrown for a Sony remote for my Sony pre.
    I've said it before. And it's proved again. A lot of helpful members here.
     
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