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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: RCA TV/VCR COMBO question Reply with quote

1. Device: RCA TV and VCR COMBO
2. Type of device: VCR
3. Year: not sure...
4. JP1/UEI Remote model: 15-2117
5. Do you have a JP1 cable? YES
6. Still have original remote? NO
7. Checked the file section? YES
8. Checked Pronto file section (at R/C)? YES
9. Partially working setup code? YES
10. Learning remote question? NO
11. Have you tried the JP1 Lookup Tool? seems to be down??
12. If you have a Nevo (or similar) remote, have you tried or N/A

Hello all.
I used the build-in setup code VCR-1060 and this code seems to work in my old RS 15-2117 without having to do anything...

EXCEPT...I also have a set-top box (which I HAVE codes for).

so I wanted to use that for my setup code..and just create a few keymoves for the power,volume, and VCR commands...

so...I used the KM...and found the RCA COMBO info...prot: 01 14..
(and even the RCA COMBO (2)...shows the same EFC codes)

but here is the rub...when I tested it by pressing setup-0-9-9
(on vcr-1060 setup code) nothing happened.
(this is the power code according to the KM notes)...

I think it has something to do with the fact these are 5 digit EFC's...

just very odd that the 'built in' codes work..but I cant seem to re-produce it myself..

Can someone point me to what I might try next?

I was thinking about trying this next:

...use the remote to 'map' the power key to another setup code..then download the remote data. Wouldn't that show me the created keymove?
I just need to figure out the EFC data.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat thank you for posting that the lookup tool was down. That was the first I had heard of it, and apparently it has been down for a month!

VCR 1060 uses a RCA Combo protocol that requires 5 digit EFC's and your remote only can process 3 digit EFCs.

For some reason the RCA Combo loses all the OBCs when you change from a 5 digit EFC type remote, to a 3 digit EFC type remote, so you'll need to do some extra copy and pasting.

Open a remotemaster session that uses a remote that has 5 digit EFC's (like an atlas 3033) and dump in the 5 digit EFCs from the lookup tool. It will give you a device and obc combo that you can use to paste into a different Remote master session for the 15-2117.

Then you can do Hex style keymoves.

Again thanks for the notification on the lookup tool. It was totally off my radar.
Remember to provide feedback to let us know how the problem was solved and share your upgrades.

Tip: When creating an upgrade, always include ALL functions from the oem remote, even if you never plan on assigning them to a button. Complete function lists makes an upgrade more helpful to others.
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Posts: 9

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: thank you Reply with quote

Worked like a charm...thank you Smile

and thank you for fixing the lookup. Yes...(some of us)
still use it...very helpful !!
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