Sony RM-AV2000 User's manual

Sony RM-AV2000 User's manual
3-861-979-11(1)
Integrated Remote
Commander
Operating Instructions
RM-AV2000
© 1997 by Sony Corporation
For the customers in the U.S.A.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
The equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does not
cause harmful interference to radio or
televison reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
•Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
•Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
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Features
The RM-AV2000 Remote Commander provides centralized control of all your AV
components from a single remote commander and saves the trouble of operating
different AV components with different remote control devices. The following are its
main features.
Centralized control of Sony AV components with this one remote commander
This Commander is preset at the factory to operate Sony brand components, so you can
use it out of the box as a control center for your Sony AV components.
Remote control signals for non-Sony components are also preset
This Commander is preset for most major brands components including Sony. You can
remote control your components by setting their code numbers.
Learning function for programming other remote control signals you need
This Commander has a learning function, to learn remote control signals to operate
non-preset components or functions. In addition, the Commander can learn remote
control signals (infrared signals only) of non-Audio Visual components such as airconditioners, lights, etc. (some specific appliances or functions may not be available).
Adding or reassigning new components
You can use the OPTION button as an extra Component Select button. What’s more,
you can assign other Component Select Buttons to freely operate other components.
This is useful when you have more than two of the same kind of AV components.
System Control function allows one-touch operation to execute a series of
commands
You can program up to 16 consecutive operation steps to execute a series of operations
by pressing a single button.
Easy-to-operate touch key LCD with blue back light
This Commander has a touch key LCD that changes the key display according to the
selected component. The Commander is easy to operate as only the keys necessary to
operate the selected component are displayed. The display backlight allows operation
even in the dark.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Installing the Batteries ......................................................................................................... 6
When to replace the batteries .............................................................................................. 6
Location and Function of Controls ....................................................................................... 7
Basic Operations
Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components ................................................. 8
Setting a Component Code ................................................................................................. 8
Checking if the code number works ................................................................................ 10
Operating Your Components with the Remote Commander .............................................. 11
Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function ................................ 13
Changing or erasing the function of a learned key or button ...................................... 16
Using the OPTION button ................................................................................................... 17
Advanced Features
Controlling the Volume of Visual Components Connected to an Audio System ................. 18
Executing a Series of Commands — System Control Function .......................................... 20
Programming a series of commands to the SYSTEM CONTROL buttons ................ 20
Executing the programmed commands .......................................................................... 22
Changing the programmed commands .......................................................................... 23
Adding an Extra Function to the Component Select Buttons ............................................. 24
Programming the Power-On Command of the Selected Component (for Sony
Components only) ........................................................................................................... 24
Adding a Command that is Required when Selecting a Component ........................ 25
Turning Off the Power of All Components by a Single Button Operation
— System Power-Off Function (for Sony Components only) ........................................... 26
Assigning Other Components to the Component Select Buttons ...................................... 27
Programming a Frequently Used Key Operation to SYSTEM CONTROL Buttons ................ 29
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Using Other Functions
Locking the Controls — Hold Function ............................................................................... 30
Protecting your settings and “learned” signals — Preset Lock Function .......................... 31
Changing the Auto Power-Off Time of the Commander ..................................................... 32
Adjusting the Backlight of the Display Window ................................................................. 33
Additional Information
Precautions ......................................................................................................................... 34
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................... 34
Specifications ...................................................................................................................... 34
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................. 35
Appendix
Table of Preset Functions .................................................................................................... 37
TV .......................................................................................................................................... 37
VCR 1, 2, 3 ............................................................................................................................ 37
DVD ...................................................................................................................................... 38
VD (LD player) ................................................................................................................... 38
DBS ....................................................................................................................................... 39
CBL (Cable box) .................................................................................................................. 39
AMP ...................................................................................................................................... 40
CD ......................................................................................................................................... 40
MD ........................................................................................................................................ 41
DAT ....................................................................................................................................... 41
DECK B/A ........................................................................................................................... 42
TUNER ................................................................................................................................. 42
DSP (Digital Surround Processor) .................................................................................... 42
LCD Touch Key Display Table ............................................................................................... 43
Quick Reference of Operations ........................................................................................... 51
Index ...................................................................................................................... back cover
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Getting Started
Installing the Batteries
When to replace the batteries
Slide open the battery compartment lid
and insert six size AA(R6) batteries (not
supplied). Be sure to line up the + and on the batteries with the + and - on the
battery compartment.
Batteries for remote control
operation (Four size AA (R6)
batteries)
Under normal conditions, batteries will
last up to six months. If the Commander
does not operate properly, batteries
might be worn out and i is displayed
on the LCD touch panel. When the
display dims, replace the batteries with
new ones.
Note
• Do not take more than one hour to replace
the batteries; otherwise, your setting of the
code numbers (page 8) and learned remote
control signals (page 13) will be erased.
Batteries for backlight (Two size
AA (R6) batteries)
When the backlight for the touch keys
grows dim, replace its batteries.
Notes on batteries
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(for backlight)
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(for remote control
operation)
• Do not mix old batteries with new ones or
mix different types of batteries together.
• If the electrolyte inside the battery should
leak, wipe the contaminated area of the
battery compartment with a cloth and replace
the old batteries with new ones. To prevent
the electrolyte from leaking, remove the
batteries when you plan not to use the
Commander for a long period of time.
Location and Function
of Controls
1
2
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
LIGHT
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
MUTING
7 OPTION button (page 17)
You can assign this button to operate
any component and use it as a
Component Select button.
8 VOLUME +/– buttons*
Adjust the volume.
9 MUTING button*
Mutes the volume.
8
0 CHANNEL +/– buttons
Select the channel.
–
≠
6 Component Select buttons
Selects the component to control.
7
VOLUME
+
±
–
3
4
5
6
5 COMMANDER OFF button
Turns the power of the Commander
off.
9
!º
1 Component display area
Displays the name of the component
selected.
2 LCD touch key display
The keys used for operating each
component are displayed.
Note
Do not press the touch keys using sharp
objects such as pins or ball-point pens.
3 SYSTEM CONTROL buttons (page
20)
You can program up to 16 consecutive
key operations to each of the three
SYSTEM CONTROL buttons . You can
automatically carry out the entire
program by pressing one button.
* The Commander controls or mutes the TV’s
volume when you select a visual component.
The Commander controls or mutes the
amplifier’s volume when you select an audio
component.
You can change this setting also (page 18).
Note on the power on and off of the
Remote Commander
To turn on the power, press any button except
the COMMANDER OFF button.
To turn off, press COMMANDER OFF, or if
you don’t use the Commander, it automatically
turns off after 10 minutes. This interval can also
be changed (page 32).
To turn off the key touch
confirmation beep
Press the ≥ key. “OFF” is displayed and the
Commander no longer makes the key touch
confirmation beep. To switch the key touch
confirmation beep back on, press the ≥ key
again.
4 LIGHT button
Used to light up the LCD display in
the dark. Press the button once to turn
on the light, and once again to turn it
off. You can also set the backlight to
go off automatically after a certain
period of time (page 33).
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Basic Operations
Setting the Code for
Preset Audio and Visual
Components
The Commander is preset at the factory
to operate Sony brand AV components
(see the table below). If you are using the
Commander with a factory-set Sony
components, skip the following
procedures.
You can use the Commander with other
preset AV components also. To use with
other AV components, you need to follow
the procedures to set the correct codes for
each component.
Component Preset
Select
component(s)
Button
Factory setting
See “Table of Preset Functions” (page 37)
for the functions of keys and buttons as
for each component.
Setting a Component Code
TV
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
+10
0
DISPLAY
6
9
ENTER
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
3
LIGHT
2
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
–
TV
TV
Sony TV
VCR1
VCR
Sony Beta VCR
(VTR1)
VCR2
VCR
Sony 8mm VCR
(VTR2)
Example: To set up a Philips’ TV
VCR3
VCR
Sony VHS VCR
(VTR3)
1 See the tables in the supplied
DVD
DVD player
(DVD)/LD
player (VD)
Sony DVD
player
DBS/CBL
DBS tuner
(DBS)/Cable
box (CBL)
Sony DBS tuner
AMP
Amplifier
Sony amplifier
CD
CD player
Sony CD player
MD/DAT
MD deck/DAT Sony MD deck
deck
DECK B/A
Cassette deck*
TUNER
FM/AM tuner/ Sony FM/AM
Surround
tuner
processor
OPTION
(You can preset
any of the
above.)
Sony cassette
deck
—
≠
MUTING
“Component Code Numbers”,
and find the double digit code
number for the desired
component.
If more than one code number is
listed, use the number that is listed
first.
For example, to set up a Philips’ TV,
you would use the code number 11.
2 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press MUTING.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
MUTING
All the component names in the
display flash.
* Analog audio compact cassette deck
8
2
DBS/CBL
TV VCR123 DVD DBS TUNER
AMP MD DECK CBL CD AB OP
3 Press the Component Select
button* for the desired
component.
5 If you want to set a code for
another component, repeat Steps
3 and 4.
TV
6 Press COMMANDER OFF.
The selected component remains
displayed, and the 0 – 9, ENTER and
DISPLAY keys flash.
TV
Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DISPLAY
VIDEO2
0
ENTER
* When you set the component code of the
DVD or DBS/CBL button,press
repeatedly until the desired component is
displayed.
4 Press the double digit component
code number followed by the
ENTER key on the touch-key
display.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
COMMANDER
OFF
• If you press a component code number that is
not on the table in the supplied “Component
Code Numbers”, the Commander beeps and
“NG” flashes after you press the ENTER key.
If this happens,check the component code
number, and try setting again.
• If you don’t input anything into the
Commander for over two minutes between
each step, the setup procedure will be
canceled. To set the code, you must again
press MUTING while pressing
COMMANDER OFF.
To check which code number is
set
Press the DISPLAY key. The code number
and “ENTER” appear twice.
To set a component code on the
OPTION button
Assign a component to the OPTION
button first (see page 17), and then follow
the procedure on page 8 to 9.
ENTER
A beep sounds, and the code numbers
and “ENTER” appear twice.
1
m
1
m
ENTER
Continued
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Setting the Code for Preset Audio
and Visual Components
(continued)
Checking if the code number
works
1 Press the corresponding
Component Select button for the
component you have set up.
TV
The Commander turns on and the
touch-keys appear on the display.
TV
TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
POWER
DISPLAY
SLEEP
MENU
EXECUTE
0
RECALL
ENTER
2 Power on the component with its
power switch.
3 Aim the Commander at the
component and press the POWER
key in the touch-key display.
When the remote control signal is
sent,
is displayed on the display.
POWER
The component should power off.
4 If you have succeeded, check that
the Commander is operating the
other functions of your
component, such as channel and
volume control.
See page 11 for details.
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If the Commander does not seem to
be working...
Try repeating these setup procedures using the
other codes listed for your components (see
page 8).
Notes on keys which have
“learned” a remote control
signal already
If another signal has alreday been
programmed on that key or button by the
learning function (page 13), that
“learned” signal will work even after you
set the component code number. To use it
as a preset component key or button, first
erase its learned signal.
Note on the touch-key display
When you set a component code number,
only the keys that have been preset with
the signals for the desired component
will be displayed. Preset signal of each
key varies according to the brand.
By using the learning function, you can
program remote control signals to both
the displayed keys and keys that are not
displayed (see page 13).
Operating Your
Components with the
Remote Commander
2 Press the desired key in the touch
key display.
When the remote control signal is
sent,
is displayed on the display.
When you operate a non-Sony
component, make sure you set the
component code first (page 8).
POWER
CD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
2
D.SKIP
CONTINUE
ENTER
2
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
CLEAR
LIGHT
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DBS/CBL
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
3 When you are done using the
Commander, press
COMMANDER OFF to power off
the Commander.
PGM
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
You may also use the VOLUME +/–
buttons, the MUTING button and the
CHANNEL +/– buttons if necessary.
1
OPTION
COMMANDER
OFF
VOLUME
+
±
–
Note
–
≠
MUTING
Example: To play a CD player
1 Press the desired Component
Select button.
To control the volume
CD
The Commander comes on and the
keys for operating the selected
component are displayed.
POWER
CD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
The remote control signals may be different for
some components or functions. In this case,
program the remote control signals with the
learning function (see page 13). Note, however,
that components and functions that do not
support the remote control of infrared signals
will not work with this Commander.
D.SKIP
Press the VOLUME +/– buttons to
control the volume, and the MUTING
button to mute. When you select a visual
component, the TV’s volume will be
controlled, and when you select an audio
component, the amplifier’s volume will
be controlled. You can change this setting
also (page 18).
PGM
CONTINUE
ENTER
CLEAR
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
Continued
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Operating Your Components with
the Remote Commander
(continued)
When you operate a Sony VCR
Select the VCR1, 2, or 3 button to match
the VTR1, 2 or 3 switch on your VCR. If
your VCR does not have a VTR1, 2, or 3
switch, select VCR1, 2, or 3 according to
the type of VCR as follows.
Betamax
VCR1
8mm
VCR2
VHS
VCR3
When you operate a VCR REC
(record) key
In order to avoid recording by mistake,
the REC key does not work by itself. To
record, you must press the ( key while
pressing the REC key.
When you use a double cassette
deck
You need to select deck A or B before
operating. To select the deck, press DECK
B/A to switch the display between
“DECK A” and “DECK B”.
If the remote control for your cassette
deck has only one set of operating
buttons and has an A/B button for
selecting a deck, press the D.SKIP key in
the touch-key display instead.
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About the input select of a TV
It is also possible to select directly as
follows when you are connecting more
than two VCRs.
“TV/VIDEO” + “0” : TV tuner
“TV/VIDEO” + “1” : VIDEO1
“TV/VIDEO” + “2” : VIDEO2
“TV/VIDEO” + “3” : VIDEO3
“TV/VIDEO” + “4” : VIDEO4
“TV/VIDEO” + “5” : VIDEO5
“TV/VIDEO” + “6” : VIDEO6
When you use a Sony TV, the above
commands are preset. For other brands, it
is possible to “teach” the above doublekey operations using the learning
function (see page 13).
Example: To program the (
(Play) signal of your component
to the VCR1 ( (Play) key of the
Commander
Using Non-Preset
Remote Control
Operations
1 Place the RM-AV2000 head to
— Learning Function
To operate non-preset components or
functions, use the following “learning”
procedure to “teach” any of the
programmable buttons and keys to
operate the functions of another remote
control. You can also use the learning
function to change the signal of
individual keys and buttons after setting
the component code number (page 8).
It is useful if you make a memo of the
learned key functions in the LCD touch
key display table (See page 43).
head with your component’s
remote control.
Remote control for
your component
about 2 – 4 inches
(5 – 10 cm) away
RM-AV2000
2 While pressing COMMANDER
Note
Some specific remote control signals may not
be learned.
RESET
VCR1
LEARN
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
TV/VIDEO
3
DISPLAY
1
2
4
5
6
WIDE
SLEEP
7
8
9
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
ANT SW
+10
0
ENTER
CLEAR
REC
EXECUTE
P IN P
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
MENU
LIGHT
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
3
6
2
OFF, press the Component Select
button for the component whose
signals are to be learned.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
All the learnable keys flash.
RESET
LEARN NG
VCR1
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
TV/VIDEO
1
2
DBS/CBL
4
5
6
OPTION
7
8
9
VOLUME
VCR1
0
3
DISPLAY
REC
ANT SW
ENTER
+
±
–
–
≠
MUTING
Display for CHANNEL, VOLUME and
MUTING buttons
The “C+ C- V+ V- MU” display
indicates if CHANNEL
+/–, VOLUME +/– and MUTING
buttons are learnable or not.
Note on the flashing display
The keys or buttons that are already preset
for that component flash twice while those
that are not preset flash once.
Continued
13
Using Non-Preset Remote Control
Operations — Learning Function
(continued)
3 Press the key or button on the
Commander you want to “teach”.
“LEARN” flashes and the only
pressed key remains on the dislplay.
LEARN
5 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to teach
functions to other kyes or
buttons.
To learn another component’s
remote control signal
After positioning the two remote
commanders as in Step 1 on page 13, press
the corresponding Component Select
button, and then follow Steps 3 and 4 on
the left to perform learning.
6 Press COMMANDER OFF.
COMMANDER
OFF
VCR1
Notes
To teach on the CHANNEL +/–,
VOLUME +/– or MUTING buttons
Press the corresponding button. “LEARN”
flashes, “C+, C–,” “V+,V–,” or “MU”
remains on the display.
4 Press and hold down the button
on the other remote control until
you hear a beep.
• If you do not perform learning steps within
two minutes, learning mode ends.
• If you do not perform Step 4 within 10
seconds after Step 3, the display turns back to
the display in Step 2. (All the learnable keys
flash.) In this case, perform Step 3 again
while the display is flashing,
• If “NG” appears while learning, the memory
is full. To free memory, clear learned
functions from keys that you do not use often
(page 16). Then continue the learning steps.
• If you touch a key by mistake, while pressing
“RESET” key, press the mistaken key. Then
repeat from Step 2 to continue learning.
If the Commander does not seem to
be working
“LEARN” stops flashing and stays lit.
When the comand has been learned
successfuly, the learned keys stay lit
and the other learnable keys flash.
If you hear beeps and “NG”
flashes on the display
Learning did not succeed. Try Steps 3 and 4
again.
Certain signals may require the learning
procedure more than once to complete
learning. In this case, try Step 4 again if
“NG” appears after Step 4.
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If the learned key or button does not operate
properly, teach once again. (For example, if the
volume becomes very loud after pressing the
VOLUME+ button only once, noise may have
interfered during the learning procedure.)
For accurate learning
•Do not move the remote units during
the learning procedure.
•Be sure to keep holding down the
button of the other remote control until
you hear the confirmation beep.
•Use fresh battery in both remote units.
•Avoid learning in places under direct
sunlight or a strong fluorescent light.
•The remote control detector area may
differ depending on each remote unit. If
learning does not work, try changing
the positions of the two remote control
units.
To “teach” to the keys for the
component to the OPTION button
Assign your desired component, first (see
page 17).
IMPORTANT
Be sure to place the Commander out
of the reach of small children or pets.
Components such as air conditioners,
heaters, electric appliances, and
electric shutters or curtains receiving
an infrared signal can be dangerous if
misused.
When you teach signals on the
VOLUME or MUTING buttons
For components other than TV or AMP,
see the notes on page 19 for details.
To display only the frequently
used keys
You can hide keys you do not use. This
makes operations even easier to
understand, when the components have
many keys.
After Step 2 on page 13, while pressing
the RESET key, press the key you want to
hide (flashing). The pressed key changes
to slower flashing and will no longer be
displayed during remote control
operations.
To display it again, perform the same
procedure again.
Note
You can not hide a key which has “learned”
any signal.
When you teach the signals for a
double cassette deck
Press DECK B/A to select deck A or B.
When you teach the REC (record)
signal for VCR1, 2, or 3
In Step 3, while pressing the REC key,
press the ( key to display both keys,
then follow Steps 4 to 6. The Commander
can not learn the remote control signal
with just the REC key lit up.
Continued
15
Using Non-Preset Remote Control
Operations — Learning Function
(continued)
To clear all signals learned for a
specific component
1 While pressing COMMANDER
Changing or erasing the
function of a learned key or
button
To change the learned function, clear it
first and perform learning again.
To clear the learned function of a
single key or button
1 After Step 2, while pressing the
RESET key, press the key or
button you want to erase.
RESET
+
The cleared key flashes together with
other learnable keys.
OFF, press the corresponding
Component Select button.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
CD
When you want to clear signals
learned for DECK B/A
Press DECKB/A to display “DECK A”or
“DECK B”. You can not clear both decks at
the same time.
2 While pressing the RESET key,
press that Component Select
button again. The Commander
beeps, the learned contents are
cleared. The keys for the
component return to their
original states before learning.
RESET
+
CD
Note
If you perform the steps above when no signal
is “learned”, the component code setting (page
8) will be reset to the factory setting.
Note that for DECK B/A, if you reset either
deck (A or B), the component code for both A
and B will be reset to the factory setting.
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Example: To assign a CD player
(CD) to the OPTION button
Using the OPTION
button
1 While pressing COMMANDER
You can use the OPTION button as an
extra Component Select button.
For example, if you have two CD players,
you can set the remote control signals of
the second CD player to the OPTION
button to select its key operation.
To use the OPTION button, first assign a
component on it. Then you can either use
it as it is with a Sony component, set a
component code (page 8), or “teach” the
keys and buttons necessary remote
control signals (page 15).
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
LEARN
OP
When a component is already
assigned to OPTION, the component
name and learnable keys flash. To
perform learning, skip to Step 3.
2 While pressing OPTION again,
PGM
2
3
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
CLEAR
TV
+
OPTION
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
RESET
OPTION
POWER
CD
D.SKIP
CONTINUE
ENTER
+
press the desired Component
Select button.
LEARN NG
1
OFF, press OPTION.
COMMANDER
OFF
LIGHT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
3
1
The Commander beeps, and the
Commander automatically goes into
learning mode (page 12).
DBS/CBL
RESET
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
LEARN NG
OPTION
C+C- V+ VMU
VOLUME
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CD
MUTING
2
+10
0
SLEEP
ANGLE
GENRE
MODE
PGM
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
RETURN
ENTER
POWER
SUBTITLE
–
≠
OP
DISPLAY
D.SKIP
+
±
–
CD
CLEAR
EXECUTE
CONTINUE
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
When you assign an LD player
(VD) or a cable box (CBL)
Repeat this step again so that the desired
component (“VD” or “CBL”) flashes.
When you assign a cassette deck
(DECK B/A)
You cannot assign both decks A and B to
the OPTION button at a time.
If the desired deck (A or B) is not displayed,
finish the procedure by pressing
COMMANDER OFF and press DECK B/A
to select the desired deck, and then start
over from Step 1.
Continued
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Advanced Features
Using the OPTION button
(continued)
3 •If the newly assigned
component is a Sony
component, press
COMMANDER OFF to finish
this procedure.
•If you need to set the
component code, follow the
steps on pages 8 and 9.
•If you need to program some
signals by the “learning”
function, follow the Steps 1 and
3 to 6 on pages 13 and 14.
To change the component
assigned to the OPTION button
Controlling the Volume
of Visual Components
Connected to an Audio
System
The Commander is factory preset based
on the assumption that you hear the
sound of your visual components from
your TV speakers, and that you hear
sound of your audio components from
the loudspeakers connected to your
amplifier.
The following table shows the factory
setting of which volume would be
controlled for each component.
Follow Step 1 to 3 above.
Component
Select button
Controls the volume of
Note
TV
TV
If you leave the Commander with the
component names flashing for over two
minutes, the operation will be cancelled. To
assign a component to the OPTION button,
start over the procedure from the beginning.
VCR1,2,3
TV
DBS/CBL
TV
DVD
TV
AMP
amplifier
CD
amplifier
MD/DAT
amplifier
DECK B/A
amplifier
TUNER
amplifier
OPTION
TV/amplifier (depending
on the assigned component)
This feature enables you to control the
volume of your TV or amplifier without
having to select TV or AMP each time
you want to control the volume.
For example, to control the volume while
using a VCR, you don’t need to press the
TV button to control the TV volume.
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Notes
• If you have programmed any signal on the
VOLUME or MUTING buttons by learning
(page 13) for certain components, that signal
will be transmitted instead of controlling the
volume of TV or amplifier when you select
that component.
• When the VOLUME or MUTING buttons of
TV or AMP have “learned” any signal, that
signal will be transmitted only when you
select TV or AMP. When you select other
components, the original signals preset for
TV or AMP will be transmitted.
To change the Factory Preset of
the Volume Control
However, if your visual components are
connected to an audio system, you
probably hear TV or VCR sound from the
loudspeakers via your amplifier, not
from your TV speakers. In this case, you
need to change the factory preset so that
you can control the volume of your
visual components without first having
to switch to the amplifier.
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
LIGHT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
1
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press VOLUME + and
VOLUME –.
VOLUME
+
COMMANDER
OFF
+
+
–
You hear a beep and the volume
control setting of visual components
(TV,VCR1,2 and 3, DBS/CBL, and
DVD) changes to the displayed
component.
When set to
amplifier volume
When set to
TV volume
V+ V–
MU
AMP
TV
V+ V–
MU
Notes
• If you have already programmed the
VOLUME or MUTING button of each
component any signals by “learning”, the
procedure above will not change the function
of the VOLUME and MUTING buttons.
• If you have programmed volume control
signals on VOLUME or MUTING buttons of
TV or AMP, you can only use that signal
when you select TV or AMP. For other
component, the preset volume control signals
for TV or AMP (depending on the above
setting procedure) will be transmitted. To use
the new signals, you need to program each
button for each component by the learning
procedure (page 13).
+
±
–
–
≠
MUTING
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Executing a Series of
Commands
Programming a series of
commands to the SYSTEM
CONTROL buttons
— System Control Function
With the System Control function, you
can program a series of operating
commands, and execute them by
pressing just one button.
For example, when you watch a video, a
series of operations like the ones below
are necessary.
Example:
1 Power on the TV.
2 Power on the video (VCR 1).
3 Power on the amplifier.
4 Set the imput selector of the amplifier
to VIDEO 1.
5 Set the input mode of the TV to
VIDEO.
6 Start video playback
You can program up to 16 consecutive
operation steps to each of the SYSTEM
CONTROL 1, 2 or 3. At the factory,
SYSTEM CONTROL 1 and 2 are not
programmed yet, but a series of Poweron Commands for Sony Components is
programmed on the SYSTEM CONTROL
3 button.
RESET
LEARN NG
TV
POWER
C+C- V+ VSC1 SC2 SC3 MU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
9
3
MENU
EXECUTE
0
RECALL
ENTER
P IN P
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
LIGHT
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
–
≠
MUTING
Example: To program the
procedure on the left to the
SYSTEM CONTROL 1 button
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press one of the SYSTEM
CONTROL buttons (in this case,
SYSTEM CONTROL 1).
COMMANDER
OFF
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
+
All the component names flash.
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5
1
2
If a series of commands is already
programmed on that button
That program will be displayed. (Note
that the SYSTEM CONTROL 3 button
is factory preset with standard Poweron Command for nearly all Sony
Components.) To program a new
series of operations, clear the program
first (see page 23).
2 Press the Component Select
buttton for the component to
operate.
TV
The keys for the selected component
flash.
RESET
LEARN NG
TV
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
MENU
RECALL
ENTER
In this example, press the following
buttons and keys.
VCR1
m
POWER
m
POWER
m
AMP
m
TV
m
m
VCR1
m
m
VIDEO1
TV/VIDEO
5 When you have programmed all
EXECUTE
0
program the buttons and keys for
the series of operations.
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 and
P IN P
the keys, press COMMANDER
OFF.
COMMANDER
OFF
3 Press key(s) or button(s) for the
desired operation.
POWER
The remote control signal for the
pressed key is transmitted, so you can
check that each component actually
operates the way you want.
Notes
• If you interrupt the procedure at any point
for over two minutes, the setting mode ends
and the series of commands will be
programmed to that point. In this case, clear
the program and start again from Step 1 to
set the entire program from the beginning.
You can not continue from where you let off.
• If a SYSTEM CONTROL button has already
“learned” a remote control signal (see page
29), “NG”flashes and you hear a beep to
inform you that you can not program on this
button. Clear the learned contents first (see
page 30).
•If you change the component code number
(page 8) or program a new signal by learning
(page 13) on a key or button that has been
programmed in the series of commands of
the System Control function, the new signal
will be transmitted when you press the
corresponding SYSTEM CONTROL button.
Continued
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Executing a Series of Commands
— SYSTEM CONTROL buttons
(continued)
Tip for programming on SYSTEM
CONTROL button
After the series of input commands is executed,
the Commander displays the touch keys of the
component of the final step. By programming
an often-used component’s command as the
final step, you can save the step of pressing a
Component Select button when you start
operating that component.
Executing the programmed
commands
Press the desired SYSTEM CONTROL
button (1, 2 or 3). The programmed
remote control signals are transmitted in
the programmed order to operate each
component.
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
3
At the same time that each remote
control signal is transmitted, the
corresponding key is displayed.
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Notes on System Control
Operation
•If the remote control detectors of the
components are too far apart, or if
something is blocking them, some of
the components may not operate
consecutively even after you press the
SYSTEM CONTROL button.
•If some of the components did not
operate correctly because of the above
or for any other reason, always set all
the components back to the states they
were in before you pressed the SYSTEM
CONTROL button. Failure to do this
can result in incorrect operation when
you press the SYSTEM CONTROL
button again.
•Some components may not always be
powered on by the System Control
function. This is because the power of
the component gets on and off
alternatively when receiving the power
on/off signal. In this case, check the
operating component’s power on/off
state before using the SYSTEM
CONTROL function.
•Some of the components may not
accept consecutive remote control
signals. For example, a TV generally
does not react to next signal right after
the Power-on signal. So, a series of
commands such as TV Power-on and
input select may not work properly. In
this case, insert other signals like the
example below;
TV Power-on n VCR Power-on
n VCR play back n TV input select
Changing the programmed
commands
To clear programmed commands
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press one of the SYSTEM
CONTROL 1, 2, or 3 button.
COMMANDER
OFF
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
+
The key operations programmed for
that button are displayed in order.
2 While pressing the RESET key,
press the same SYSTEM
CONTROL button (1, 2, or 3)
again.
RESET
+
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
The contents of its program are
cleared and all the component names
flash.
RESET
LEARN
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When you want to set a new program
to this SYSTEM CONTROL button,
follow the Steps 2 – 5 on Page 21.
To set SYSTEM CONTROL 3 back
to the factory setting (Power-on
commands for Sony
components)
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press SYSTEM CONTROL 3.
COMMANDER
OFF
SYSTEM CONTROL
3
+
The programmed key operations are
displayed in order.
2 While pressing the RESET key,
press SYSTEM CONTROL 3.
RESET
+
SYSTEM CONTROL
3
The contents of its program are
cleared and all the components names
flash.
3 While pressing the RESET key
again, press SYSTEM CONTROL
3 again.
RESET
+
SYSTEM CONTROL
3
The series of the Power-on commands
for Sony Components are set and the
programmed operations are displayed
in order.
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Example: To program the TV
button
Adding an Extra
Function to the
Component Select
Buttons
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press VOLUME – and the
desired Component Select
button.
Programming the Power-On
Command of the Selected
Component (for Sony
Components only)
When using Sony components, you can
program the Power-on signal for each
component on a Component Select
button. You can select the desired
component and power it on by just
pressing that Component Select button.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
VOLUME
–
+
TV
When the Power-on command is
programmed, you will hear a beep
and “POWER ON” appears on the
display. (The display goes off when
you release the buttons.)
POWER
ON
To clear the Power-on command
RESET
LEARN NG
TV
Repeat the procedure above.
You will hear a beep and the following
display appears.
POWER
C+C- V+ VOFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
MENU
POWER
EXECUTE
0
RECALL
ENTER
P IN P
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
LIGHT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
–
≠
MUTING
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1
Notes
• When a signal has been already learned for a
Component Select button (see paga 25), the
Power-on command can not be programmed.
• When you program another signal using the
learning function to a Component Select
button (page 25) for which a Power-on
command has been already programmed, the
learned signal overwrites the Power-on
command. If the learned signal is cleared
afterward, the Power-on command will also
be erased and the button will return to its
status before being programmed.
Example : To program the input
select signal of your amplifier to
the CD button
Adding a Command that is
Required when Selecting a
Component
In addition to the original function of
selecting the operating keys and buttons
of the desired component, the
Component Select button can have
another remote control signal by
“learning” (see page 13).
For example, if you always have to
change input select of the amplifier to CD
when listening to the CD player, program
the signal of “changing the amplifier’s
input select” to the CD button of this
Commander. Then whenever you press
the CD button, it automatically works as
the original CD Component Select button
and changes also the amplifier input
select to CD.
C+C- V+ VSC1 SC2 SC3 MU
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Remote control of
your component
about 2 – 4 inches
(5 – 10 cm) away
RM-AV2000
2 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press VOLUME + and
CHANNEL +.
+
POWER
CD
0
ENTER
2
+
+
CHANNEL
+
“LEARN” appears and all the
component names flash.
PGM
CONTINUE
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
CLEAR
LIGHT
3
COMMANDER
OFF
5
LEARN NG
SC1 SC2 SC3
3
VOLUME
D.SKIP
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
head with your component’s
remote control.
COMMANDER
OFF
RESET
+10
1 Place the RM-AV2000 head to
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
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–
3 Press the desired Component
2
Select button.
CD
≠
MUTING
The selected component name stays
lit and “LEARN” flashes.
LEARN NGCD
Continued
25
Adding an Extra Function to the
Component Select Buttons
(continued)
4 Press and hold down the button
on the component’s remote
control (amplifier in this example)
until you hear a beep.
INPUT SELECT
CD
5 Press COMMANDER OFF.
COMMANDER
OFF
Turning Off the Power
of All Components by a
Single Button
Operation
— System Power-Off Function (for
Sony Components only)
When the System Power-Off function is
active, you can turn off all Sony
components just by pressing the
COMMANDER OFF button for three
seconds.
To set the System Power-Off
function
1 While pressing COMMANDER
To clear the learned function of
the Component Select button
1 While pressing COMMANDER OFF,
press VOLUME+ and CHANNEL+.
2 While pressing the RESET key, press
the Component Select button which
you want to clear.
Note
• Even if that Component Select button has
been programmed with the Power-on
command (page 24), you can program any
signal on it by the procedure above.
However, the new signal overwrites the
Power-on command, and even after you clear
this new signal, the Power-on command will
not resume.
OFF, press CHANNEL - and
VOLUME +.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
+
VOLUME
+
When the System Power-Off function
is set, “POWER OFF” appears on the
display. (The display goes off when
you release the buttons.)
POWER
OFF
To cancel the System Power-Off
function
Repeat the procedure above. The
following display appears when the
System Power-Off function is disabled.
POWER
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CHANNEL
–
Example: To assign a CD player
to the VCR3 button
Assigning Other
Components to the
Component Select
Buttons
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press VCR3.
COMMANDER
OFF
In addition to using the OPTION button
as an extra Component Select button,
assign another component to any
Component Select button. For example, if
you have two VCRs and two CD players,
you can use the VCR3 button as the
Component Select button for your
second CD player.
Note
Once you assign another component to a
Component Select button, the setting of the
component code number will be erased. The
component code number will not return even if
you reset the newly assigned component and
turn back to the original component.
SYSTEM CONTROL
TV
AMP
2
3
VCR1
VCR2
CD
MD/DAT
LIGHT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
3
1
2
VCR3
The keys for that component (VCR3)
flash.
RESET
LEARN NG
VCR
3
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DISPLAY
REC
PGM
ANT SW
ENTER
2 While pressing VCR3, press CD.
+
VCR3
1
+
CD
The Commander beeps and the keys
for the new component (CD) flash.
The new component name (CD) flash
and the original component name
(VCR3) stays lit.
RESET
LEARN NG
VCR
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
POWER
CD
D.SKIP
VOLUME
+
PGM
±
–
–
+10
≠
0
CONTINUE
ENTER
CLEAR
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
MUTING
When you assign a cassette deck
(DECK B/A) on another Component
Select button
You cannot assign both decks A and B at a
time to one button.
If the desired deck (A or B) is not displayed,
finish the procedure by pressing
COMMANDER OFF and press DECK B/A
to select the desired deck, and then start
over from Step 1.
Continued
27
Assigning Other Components to
the Component Select Buttons
(continued)
3 •If the newly assigned
component is a Sony
component, press
COMMANDER OFF to finish
this procedure.
•If you need to set the
component code, follow the
steps on pages 8 and 9.
•If you need to program some
signals by the “learning”
function, follow the Steps 1 and
3 to 6 on pages 13 and 14.
To use the Commander after
assigning other components
Press the reassigned Component Select
button. The keys of the new component
are displayed and you can use the
desired component. Note however that
only the original component name is
displayed.
(In this example, the display would be
like the one below.)
Original component
name
VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
POWER
D.SKIP
PGM
Notes
• If you hear beeps and “NG” flashes on the
display when you press the Component
Select button at Step 1, you can not assign
another component because some of the keys
or buttons are already programmed with the
learning function (see page 25).
Try the above procedure again after clearing
the learned signals for that component.
• You cannot press OPTION in Step 2 even if
you have assigned a component on the
OPTION button.
To assign an LD player (VD) or a
Cable box (CBL) on another
Component Select button
If the desired component (“VD” or
“CBL”) is not displayed, before Step 3,
repeat Step 2 again so that desired
component (“VD”or “CBL”) flashes on
the display.
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+10
0
CONTINUE
ENTER
CLEAR
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
keys for operating
a CD player
To reset a Component Select
button to its original setting
1 While pressing COMMANDER OFF,
press the Component Select button
which you want to reset.
2 While pressing the RESET key, press
that Component Select button again.
The setting for that Component Select
button returns to the factory setting.
Note
If you have programed some signals on any of
the keys or buttons with the learning function
(see page 14) after you reassigned your
component, the two steps above only clears the
“learned” signals. In this case, perform Step 2
again to reset to the original Component Select
button.
Programming a
Frequently Used Key
Operation to SYSTEM
CONTROL Buttons
In addition to their original System
Control functions (see page 19), SYSTEM
CONTROL 1, 2 or 3 buttons can be
programmed to “learn” any remote
control signal.
As they operate independently from
other buttons, SYSTEM CONTROL 1, 2
or 3 buttons can work as one-touch
buttons without any preceding operation
such as pressing a Component Select
button to select a component.
This is useful if you prefer having the
SYSTEM CONTROL button as a “onetouch” button for a single operation
rather than executing a series of
commands.
3
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
LIGHT
3
COMMANDER
OFF
5
Example: To store the On/Off
signal of an air-conditioner to
the SYSTEM CONTROL 2 button
1 Place the Commander head to
head with the remote control of
the air-conditioner.
Remote control of
your component
about 2 – 4 inches
(5 – 10 cm) away
RM-AV2000
2 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press CHANNEL + and
VOLUME +.
+
TV
VCR1
VCR2
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
LEARN NG
CHANNEL
+
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DBS/CBL
If a signal has been learned on that
button, the display stays lit. If you
want to program on that button, clear
the signal first (page 30).
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
+
+
“LEARN” appears and the display
that stands for the learnable SYSTEM
CONTROL buttons flash in the
display panel.
SC1 SC2 SC3
AMP
VOLUME
COMMANDER
OFF
–
≠
MUTING
2
Continued
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Using Other Functions
Programming a Frequently Used
Key Operation to SYSTEM CONTROL
Buttons (continued)
Locking the Controls
— Hold Function
3 Press the SYSTEM CONTROL
button you want to teach.
To prevent accidental operation, you can
lock all the buttons with the Hold
function.
SYSTEM CONTROL
2
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
LEARN
3
D.SKIP
PGM
CONTINUE
ENTER
2
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
of the remote control until you
hear a beep.
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
CLEAR
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
SC2
4 Press and hold down the button
POWER
CD
“LEARN” flashes and the display for
the pressed SYSTEM CONTROL
button stays lit.
LIGHT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
1
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
–
≠
AIR CONDITIONER
MUTING
ON/OFF
“LEARN” display stops flashing and
stays lit.
If you hear beeps and “NG”
flashes on the display
If the ≥ key is not displayed, press any
button before you start.
1 While pressing the ≥ key, press
COMMANDER OFF.
Learning did not succeed. Try Steps 3 and
4 again.
+
COMMANDER
OFF
5 Press COMMANDER OFF.
COMMANDER
OFF
To clear the learned remote
control signal
1 While pressing COMMANDER OFF,
press VOLUME + and CHANNEL+.
2 While pressing the RESET key, press
SYSTEM CONTROL 1, 2, or 3.
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The Commander beeps and “OFF” is
displayed.
OFF
To unlock the control
While pressing the “OFF” key, press
COMMANDER OFF. “OFF” disappears
from the display.
Protecting your
settings and “learned”
signals
2 Press the OFF key.
OFF
— Preset Lock function
You can lock the Commander so that you
can not change, add, or clear any of your
component code settings (page 8),
“learned” signals (pages 13, 25, 29, etc.),
System Control settings, (page 20),
volume setting (page 18), or System
Power-off setting (page 26).
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OFF
2
3
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
LIGHT
2
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
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ON
3 Press COMMANDER OFF.
When the preset lock is on
If you try to set a component code
number (page 8) or perform learning
(page 13), you will hear beeps and “NG”
flashes on the display.
To unlock the preset lock
DBS/CBL
To unlock the preset lock, follow the
same procedure as the above and press
“ON” in Step 2. “OFF” appears on the
display.
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
All the component names stop
falshing and stay lit, and “ON”
flashes.
–
≠
MUTING
1
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press MUTING.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
MUTING
All the component names flash and
“OFF” key appears.
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OFF
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Changing the Auto
Power-Off Time of the
Commander
The Commander is preset at the factory
to switch the power off automatically
after 10 minutes if left unused (Auto
Power-Off). To change this time, perform
the following procedure.
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press CHANNEL + and
VOLUME –.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
CHANNEL
+
+
VOLUME
–
The number which shows the current
Power-Off time of the Commander
stays lit, and other numbers flash.
You can set the Auto Power-Off time up
to 90 minutes, in units of 10 minutes, or
disable the Auto Power-Off function.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Note
7
8
9
The Auto Power-Off function only turns off the
power of the Commander, but not of the
component.
0
2 Press one of the 1 – 9 keys to
OFF
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
DISPLAY
3
2
3
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
LIGHT
COMMANDER
OFF
select the Auto Power-Off time, or
press the 0 key to disable the
Auto Power-off function.
For example, to set the Auto PowerOff time to 20 minutes, press the 2
key.
2
VCR3
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
+
±
–
–
≠
1
The Commander beeps, and “2” stops
flashing and stays lit.
MUTING
3 Press COMMANDER OFF.
COMMANDER
OFF
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Adjusting the Backlight
of the Display Window
The Commander is preset at the factory
to bright backlight, and to switch off the
backlight automatically after 10 seconds.
To change this setting, perform the
following procedure.
You can adjust the backlight AutomaticOff time (from 10 seconds to 90 seconds
in the units of 10 seconds) and the
brightness (bright or dim).
The number which shows current
Automatic-Off time and the arrow
indicating the current brightness of
the backlight stay lit. Other numbers
and the opposite arrow will flash.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2 Press one of the 1 – 9 keys to
select the Off time.
For example, to set the Automatic-Off
time to 20 seconds, press the 2 key.
OFF
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2
+10
SYSTEM CONTROL
1
2
LIGHT
3
TV
VCR1
VCR2
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
VCR3
COMMANDER
OFF
DVD
DECK B/A TUNER
CHANNEL
+
3
4
DBS/CBL
OPTION
VOLUME
1
+
3 Press the > or . key, to select the
brightness.
To brighten, press >, to dim, press ..
±
–
The Commander beeps and “2 “ stops
flashing and stays lit.
–
≠
MUTING
1 While pressing COMMANDER
OFF, press LIGHT.
COMMANDER
OFF
+
LIGHT
The Commander beeps and the
chosen arrow stays lit.
4 Press COMMANDER OFF.
COMMANDER
OFF
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Additional Information
Precautions
•Do not drop the unit or give a shock to
the unit, or it may cause a malfunction.
•Do not leave the unit in a location hear
heat sources, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand,
moisture, rain or mechanical shock.
•Do not put foreign objects into the unit.
Should any liquid or solid object fall
into the unit, have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating
the unit any further.
•Do not expose the remote control
detectors of your components to direct
sunlight or other strong illumination.
Too much light there can interfere with
remote control operations.
•Be sure to place the Commander out of
the reach of small children or pets.
Components such as air conditioners,
heaters, electric appliances, and electric
shutters or curtains receiving an
infrared signal can be dangerous if
misused.
Maintenance
Clean the surface with a soft cloth sightly
moistened with water or a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of solvent
such as alcohol, benzine or thinner as
they may damage the finish of the
surface.
34
Specifications
Operating distance
Approx. 10 meters (32.8 ft.) (varies depending
on components of different manufacturers)
Power requirements
Remote control: Four size AA (R6) batteries
Backlight: Two size AA (R6) batteries
Battery life
Approx. 6 months (varies depending on
frequency of use)
Dimensions
Approx. 120 x 175 x 45 mm (w x h x d) (4 3/4 x
7 x 1 13/16 in.)
Mass
290 g (10.22 oz.) (not including batteries)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Troubleshooting
If you have problems setting up or using the Remote Commander, first check the
batteries (page 6), then check the items below.
Symptom
Remedy
You cannot operate the
components.
• Go closer to the component. The maximum operating distance is
approximately 10m (32.8 ft.).
• Check that you are aiming the Commander directly at the compoent,
and that there are no obstructions between the Commander and the
component.
• Power on the components first, if necessary.
• Make sure you have pressed the correct Component Select button. In
case of DBS/CBL, DVD or DECK B/A, make sure the desired
component is displayed.
• Check that the component has infrared remote capability. For example,
if your component didn’t come with a remote commander, it probably
isn’t capable of being controlled by a remote commander.
• If your visual components are connected to an audio system, make sure
you’ve set up the Commander as described in “Controlling the Volume
of Visual Components Connected to an Audio System”. (page 18)
You cannot operate the
components even after
setting the component
code numbers.
• Set the component code correctly (page 8). If the code that is listed first
for your component doesn’t work, try all the codes for your component
in the order in which they are listed in the supplied “Component Code
Numbers”.
• Some features may not be preset. If some or all of the keys do not
function correctly even after you have set the component codes, then
use the learning function to program the remote control signals for the
component. (page 13)
You cannot operate a
component even after
you programmed the
remote control signals
with the “learning”
function.
• Make sure that the Remote Commander has learned the correct signals.
If not, try the learning procedure again. (page 13)
“NG” flashes during
learning.
• Clear infrequently used learned keys (page 15), then carry out learning
operations.
• See “For accurate learning” on page 15 and try the learning procedure
again. (page 13)
“NG” displays during
learning.
• Another remote control signal has been already programmed on that
key or button by the learning function. Clear learned functions (page 16)
and then try the learning procedure again. (page 13)
Continued
35
Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptom
Remedy
A system control
program does not
function correctly.
• Make sure that you have programmed the commands in the correct
order. (page 20)
• Try changing the orientation of the Commander. If that does not help,
try placing the components as close to each other as possible.
• Check the status of the components and make sure that you have set the
components properly to receive commands from the SYSTEM
CONTROL buttons.
The power of the
• This Commander is preset at the factory to switch the power off
Commander turns off by
automatically after 10 minutes if left unused. (Auto Power-Off, page 32)
itself.
You can change the power-off time from 10 to 90 minutes, or set the
Commander not to power off automatically.
For the customers in the U.S.A
Customer Support Information
After you have read through this manual, if
you still can not get the Remote Commander to
work properly, call the Sony Customer Support
Helpline at 1-800-822-2217.
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Appendix
Table of Preset
Functions
TV
VCR 1, 2, 3
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
POWER
To turn on and off.
POWER
To turn on and off.
1 – 9, 0, ENTER To change the channel.
For example, to change to
channel 5, press 0 and 5 (or,
press 5 and ENTER).
1 – 9, 0, ENTER To change the channel. For
example, to change to channel
5, press 0 and 5 (or, press 5
and ENTER).
TV/VIDEO
To change the input mode.
TV/VIDEO
To change the input mode.
DISPLAY
To display the current
channel on TV.
DISPLAY
To display the on-screen
menu.
WIDE
To switch to WIDE.
0
To rewind.
SLEEP
To operate SLEEP function on
the TV (Works only for a TV
with SLEEP function).
(
To play.
)
To fast-forward.
REC
To record, press ( while
pressing REC. First release
(, then release REC.
p
To stop.
P
To pause.
ANT SW
To switch the antenna output.
CH +/–
Channel up: +
MENU
To call up the MENU display.
>
To move the cursor upward.
RECALL
To operate JUMP,
FLASHBACK or CHANNEL
RETURN function on the TV
depending on the setting of
the TV’s manufacturer.
?
To move the cursor to the left.
.
To move the cursor
downward.
/
To move the cursor to the
right.
CH +/–
Channel up: +
Channel down: –
Channel down: –
VOL +/–
Volume up: +
Volume down: –
MUTING
To mute the volume on the
TV. Press again to turn
muting off.
Continued
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Table of Preset Functions
(continued)
DVD
38
VD (LD player)
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
POWER
To turn to the power on and
off.
Power
To turn on and off.
1 – 9, 0
To select the track number. 0
selects track 10.
To select track numbers
above 10, see the descriptions
on the +10 button below.
1 – 9, 0
Number buttons: To set items
selected from the screen.
+10
To select numbers 10 and
above.
ENTER
To enter the setting. To set
items selected from the
screen.
+10
To select numbers 10 and
above.
ENTER
To enter the setting.
AUDIO
To change the sound.
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
To show the current play
status on the screen.
To show the current play
status on the screen.
0
To rewind.
0
To rewind.
(
To play.
(
To play.
)
To fast-forward.
)
To fast-foward
p
To stop.
SUB TITLE
To switch the subtitle.
P
To pause.
SUB TITLE
ON/OFF
To switch the subtitle on and
off.
CLEAR
To clear the selected
characters from the screen.
ANGLE
To switch angle.
CH +
p
To stop.
To proceed to the next
location or song.
P
To pause.
CH –
TITLE
To display the title menu.
To proceed to the previous
location or song.
DVD MENU
To display the DVD menu.
MENU
To set or adjust menu items.
>
To move the cursor upward.
EXECUTE
To execute items selected
from the screen.
CLEAR
To clear the selected
characters from the screen.
RETURN
To return to the last previous
screen.
?
To move the cursor to the left.
.
To move the cursor
downward.
/
To move the cursor to the
right.
CH +
To proceed to the next
location or song.
CH –
To proceed to the previous
location or song.
DBS
CBL (Cable box)
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
POWER
To turn on and off.
POWER
To turn on and off.
1 – 9, 0, ENTER To change the channel.
For example, to change to
channel 5, press0 and 5 ( or,
press 5 and ENTER)
1 – 9, 0
To change the channel.
For example, to change to
channel 5, press 0 and 5 (or ,
press 5 and ENTER.)
DISPLAY
To turn on the display.
RECALL
GUIDE
To bring up Master Guide.
To tune to the last tuned
station.
FAVORITE
To use the “FAVORITE”
function.
CH +/–
Channel up :+
TV/DBS
To switch the output of the
DBS receiver to the TV.
(When you connect a TV
cable or anntenna to the
receiver, the output switches
between a TV and DBS
program.)
MENU
To call up the MENU display.
>
To move the cursor upward.
EXECUTE
To bring up the Station Index
when a program guide is not
displayed.
To select the channel that is
highlighted.
RECALL
To tune to the last tuned
station.
?
To move the cursor to the left.
.
To move the cursor
downward.
/
To move the cursor to the
right.
CH +/–
Channel up : +
Channel down : –
Channel down : –
Continued
39
Table of Preset Functions
(continued)
AMP
CD
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
POWER
To turn on and off.
POWER
To turn on and off.
VIDEO 1
To select the input source:
VIDEO 1
1 – 9, 0
VIDEO 2
To select the input source:
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
To select the input source:
VIDEO 3
To select the track number. 0
selects track 10.
To select track numbers
above 10, see the
descripttions on the +10
button below.
VDP
To select the input source:
VDP
+10
To select numbers 10 and
above.
TV
To select the input source: TV
ENTER
To enter the setting.
TAPE
To select the input source:
TAPE
D.SKIP
To select next disk.
0
To rewind.
DAT/MD
To select the input source:
DAT/MD
(
To play.
)
To fast-forward.
CD
To select the input source: CD
p
To stop.
TUNER
To select the input source:
TUNER
P
To pause.
PGM
To use for program play.
To select the input source:
PHONO
CLEAR
To clear the setting.
SHUFFLE
To play in random order.
CONTINUE
To select continuous play
mode.
PHONO
MENU
To call up the MENU display.
>
To move the cursor upward.
SHIFT
To shift band (FM/AM)
REPEAT
To select repeat play mode.
?
To move the cursor to the left.
CH +
To select the previous track.
.
To move the cursor
downward.
CH –
To select the next track.
/
To move the cursor to the
right.
CH +/–
Presetting frequency up: +,
down: –
Tuning frequency up: +,
dwon: –
VOL +/–
Volume up: +
Volume down: –
MUTING
40
To mute the volume on the
AMP. Press again to turn
muting off.
MD
DAT
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
POWER
To turn on and off.
POWER
To turn on and off.
1 – 9, 0
To select the track number. 0
selects track 10.
To select track numbers
above 10, see the descriptions
on the +10 button below.
1 – 9, 0
To select a program number.
ENTER
To enter the setting.
0
To rewind.
(
To play.
To select numbers 10 and
above.
)
To fast-forward.
REC
To record, press ( while
pressing REC.
First release (, then release
REC.
p
To stop.
P
To pause.
R
Record muting.
REPEAT
To select repeat play mode.
CH +
To proceed to the next song.
CH –
To proceed to the previous
song.
+10
ENTER
To enter the setting.
0
To rewind.
(
To play.
)
Too fast-forward.
REC
To record, press ( while
pressing REC.
First release (, then release
REC.
p
To stop.
P
To pause.
PGM
To use for program play.
CLEAR
To clear the setting.
SHUFFLE
To play in random order.
CONTINUE
To select continuous play
mode.
REPEAT
To select repeat play mode.
CH +
To select the previous track.
CH –
To select the next track.
Continued
41
Table of Preset Functions
(continued)
DECK B/A
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
D.SKIP
To select the tape deck : Deck
A or B (dual cassette deck
only).
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
AUDIO
To select the DPC mode
0
To rewind.
DISPLAY
To change the display
9
To reverse.
<
Input select <.
(
To play.
>
Input select >.
)
To fast-forward.
REC
To record, press ( while
pressing REC. First release
(, then release REC. To
record, press 9 while
pressing REC. First release
9, then release REC.
SOUNDFIELD
ON/OFF
To turn on/off the sound
fields
GENRE
To select a sound field genre.
MODE
To select a sound field mode.
>
Digital processing control .
T.TONE
To make a test tone.
p
To stop.
?
Digital processing control <.
P
To pause.
.
Digital processing control .
R
Record muting.
/
Digital processing control >.
TUNER
42
DSP (Digital Surround
Processor)
KEY DISPLAY
FUNCTION
POWER
To turn on and off.
1 – 9, 0
Number buttons
+10
To select numbers 10 and
above.
ENTER
To enter the setting.
>
Tuning down.
<
Tuning up.
BAND
To select FM/AM.
CH +
Preset tuning +.
CH –
Preset tuning –.
LCD Touch Key Display Table
Memo for component select buttons
If you assign other components on Component Select buttons, use the space below as
your meno.
TV
VCR1
VCR2
VCR3
AMP
CD
MD/DAT
DVD
DBS/CBL
New component n
DECK B/A TUNER
OPTION
New component n
Keys for each component
The followings are the tables of the keys available for each component, which are useful
if you use them as a memorandum of learned keys.
TV
RESET
TV
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
REC
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
RECALL
ENTER
ANT SW
MENU
EXECUTE
P IN P
Continued
43
LCD Touch Key Display Table (continued)
VCR 1
RESET
VCR1
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
VCR 2
0
ENTER
RESET
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
REC
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
ANT SW
MENU
EXECUTE
P IN P
CLEAR
VCR12
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
VCR 3
0
ENTER
RESET
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
REC
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
ANT SW
MENU
EXECUTE
P IN P
CLEAR
VCR1
3
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
44
0
ENTER
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
REC
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
CLEAR
ANT SW
MENU
EXECUTE
P IN P
DVD
RESET
DVD
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
DISPLAY
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
SUBTITLE
SUBTITLE
ON/OFF
TITLE
DVD MENU
7
8
9
ANGLE
MENU
EXECUTE
0
VD
(LD player)
RETURN
ENTER
CLEAR
RESET
VD
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
0
DISPLAY
D.SKIP
WIDE
SLEEP
ANGLE
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
MODE
PGM
EXECUTE
CONTINUE
ENTER
CLEAR
P IN P
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
Continued
45
LCD Touch Key Display Table (continued)
DBS
RESET
DBS
POWER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECT
SLEEP
ANGLE
GUIDE
FAVORITE
AUDIO
WIDE
TV/DBS
TUNER
TITLE
7
8
9
ANT SW
MENU
EXECUTE
+10
CBL
(cable box)
0
RECALL
ENTER
P IN P
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
POWER
CBL
TV/VIDEO
DISPLAY
WIDE
SLEEP
REC
TITLE
ANT SW
MENU
EXECUTE
+10
AMP
0
RECALL
ENTER
P IN P
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
4
7
2
5
8
POWER
AMP
3
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VDP
TV
TAPE
DAT/MD
CD
TUNER
PHONO
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
MODE
6
9
T.TONE
+10
46
0
ENTER
SHIFT
EXECUTE
CD
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+10
MD
0
DISPLAY
D.SKIP
ANGLE
GENRE
MODE
PGM
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
EXECUTE
CONTINUE
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
CLEAR
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
+10
DAT
SLEEP
SUBTITLE
RETURN
ENTER
POWER
CD
8
0
9
POWER
MD
DISPLAY
D.SKIP
REC
TAPE
DAT/MD
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
PGM
MODE
RETURN
ENTER
CONTINUE
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
CLEAR
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY
D.SKIP
REC
TAPE
7
+10
8
0
9
POWER
MD
DAT/MD
PGM
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
MODE
RETURN
ENTER
CLEAR
CONTINUE
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
Continued
47
LCD Touch Key Display Table (continued)
DECK A
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
DECK
POWER
A
D.SKIP
SLEEP
REC
TAPE
7
+10
DECK B
8
0
9
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
MODE
RETURN
ENTER
CLEAR
RESET
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
DECK
B
D.SKIP
SLEEP
REC
TAPE
7
+10
48
8
0
9
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
RETURN
ENTER
CLEAR
MODE
POWER
TUNER
RESET
TUNER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
4
5
6
DISPLAY
FAVORITE
AUDIO
WIDE
SLEEP
ANGLE
PHONO
TUNER
7
+10
Digital
Surround
Processor
(DSP)
8
0
9
ENTER
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
ANT SW
BAND
SHIFT
MENU
EXECUTE
RESET
TUNER
C+C- V+ VMU
1
2
3
POWER
DISPLAY
POWER
INPUT
SELECT
AUDIO
TV
4
7
5
8
6
9
TAPE
DAT/MD
CD
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
GENRE
MODE
TUNER
PHONO
EXECUTE
T.TONE
+10
0
ENTER
SHIFT
Continued
49
LCD Touch Key Display Table (continued)
Full display
You can use the
following tables
as a
memorandum
for the OPTION
button or for
any component.
RESET
LEARN NG
C+C- V+ VSC1 SC2 SC3 MU
OFF
1
4
7
+10
2
5
8
0
RESET
4
7
+10
2
5
8
0
7
+10
50
ENTER
3
6
9
ENTER
LEARN NG
C+C- V+ VSC1 SC2 SC3 MU
OFF
4
9
LEARN NG
RESET
1
6
C+C- V+ VSC1 SC2 SC3 MU
OFF
1
3
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
ENTER
TV VCR123 DVD DBS TUNER
AMP MD DECK CBL CD AB OP
TV/VIDEO
D.SKIP
AUDIO
VIDEO1
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECT
GUIDE
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VDP
WIDE
SLEEP
ANGLE
SUBTITLE
ON/OFF
DAT/MD
REC
SUBTITLE
TAPE
TITLE
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
DVD MENU
T.TONE
RECALL
CLEAR
BAND
RETURN
ANT SW
GENRE
P IN P
CD
TUNER
TV
PHONO
PGM
MENU
EXECUTE
MODE
CONTINUE
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
SHIFT
TV/VIDEO
D.SKIP
AUDIO
VIDEO1
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECT
GUIDE
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VDP
WIDE
SLEEP
ANGLE
SUBTITLE
ON/OFF
DAT/MD
REC
TITLE
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
DVD MENU
T.TONE
RECALL
CLEAR
BAND
RETURN
ANT SW
GENRE
P IN P
CD
POWER
ON OFF
FAVORITE
TV
TV/DBS
TUNER
PHONO
PGM
MENU
EXECUTE
MODE
CONTINUE
REPEAT
SHUFFLE
SHIFT
TV VCR123 DVD DBS TUNER
AMP MD DECK CBL CD AB OP
TV/VIDEO
D.SKIP
AUDIO
VIDEO1
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECT
GUIDE
VIDEO2
VIDEO3
VDP
WIDE
SLEEP
ANGLE
SUBTITLE
ON/OFF
DAT/MD
REC
SUBTITLE
TAPE
FAVORITE
TV/DBS
TV VCR123 DVD DBS TUNER
AMP MD DECK CBL CD AB OP
SUBTITLE
TAPE
POWER
ON OFF
TITLE
SOUND
FIELD
ON/OFF
DVD MENU
T.TONE
RECALL
CLEAR
BAND
RETURN
ANT SW
GENRE
P IN P
SHIFT
CD
POWER
ON OFF
FAVORITE
TV
TV/DBS
TUNER
PHONO
PGM
MENU
EXECUTE
MODE
CONTINUE
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
Quick Reference of Operations
To
Set a component code
Press
For details, see
page 8
COMMANDER OFF
+
MUTING
Program to the keys or
buttons on a
COMMANDER OFF
component (learning
function)
+
Component Select
Assign a component
to the OPTION button
COMMANDER OFF
+
OPTION
Assign other
components to the
Component Select
buttons
Component Select
+
Component Select
Change the volume
control setting
COMMANDER OFF
+
VOL+
Program the System
Control function
COMMANDER OFF
+
SYSTEM CONTROL (1, 2, 3)
Set the System PowerOff function
COMMANDER OFF
+
CH–
Program the Power-on
command to the
COMMANDER OFF
Component Select
buttons
+
VOL–
page 13
page 17
page 27
+
+
VOL–
VOL+
page 20
page 26
page 24
+
Component Select
Program a command
to the SYSTEM
CONTROL buttons or
Component Select
buttons
COMMANDER OFF
+
CH+
+
VOL+
Set the Auto PowerOff time
COMMANDER OFF
+
CH+
+
VOL–
Set the Auto-Off time/
brightness of the
COMMANDER OFF
Backlight
+
LIGHT
page 25, 29
Lock the Remote
Commander
≥
Select the input select
of a TV directly
TV/VIDEO
Start recording
page 18
+
REC
page 33
COMMANDER OFF
+
+
(
page 32
0 – 6 keys
page 30
page 12
page 12
51
Index
M
MUTING button 7, 19
O
A
Assigning other components
to Component Select buttons 27
to OPTION button 17
Auto Power-Off
of the Commander 32
of the backlight 33
B
Backlight
batteries 6
adjusting 33
Batteries 6
C
CHANNEL button 7
Clearing/Changing
a learned signal 16, 26, 30
System Control function 23
Code number 8
Component Select buttons
to add an extra function 24
to assign other components 27
COMMANDER OFF button 7
E
Erasing
See “Clearing/Changing”
H, I, J
Hold Function 30
L
LCD
auto-off time 33
brightness 33
touch keys 43
Learning Function 13
LIGHT button 7, 33
Locking the controls 30
52
Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
OPTION button 17
P, Q, R
Power-On command
System Control Function 20
Adding to the Component Select button
24
Power-off command
See “System Power-Off function” 20
Preset components 8
Preset Lock Function 31
S
SYSTEM CONTROL buttons
System Control Function 20
Programming a frequently used
command 29
System Power-Off function 20
T, U
Troubleshooting 35
V, W, X, Y, Z
VOLUME buttons 7, 18
Volume Control 7, 18
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