Yes, it's possible, the problem is the frequency : The US prontos (TSUxxxx) use 418MHz The European Prontos (RUxxx) use 433,92MHz
You cannot change this frequency, except if you change a chip in the remote (which is quite hard work).
So your equipment must have the same freguency as your remote. In Europe e.g. there's X10, Intertechno, and some others, who use this frequency.
In Europe, Infrared extender (IR to RF to IR) like the Powermid (pyramid shape), or a video transmitter (which sends back IR) use 433,92MHz
So you can use the (RF to IR) part to convert the RF from your RF remote, into IR learned by the Pronto. Then you just need to enable RF on your Pronto for that page, and voila :-)
You often have to keep pressed the button of the RF remote while learning, and set the duration on the pronto to 0,3s or more.
But even if all harware has the same frequency, doesn't mean it'll work : Some RF to IR converters won't be able to transcode correctly the orders, or some RF remotes use a special coding which can't be converted by the RF to IR converter...
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know WHY there are no RF learning remotes out there? I take it that it is an FCC thing, but am curious about it. I guess it could be a security risk with learning garage door openers and such, but in the same time, it would be really nice to be able to at least have the ability to program RF hex codes into a remote, so you can use it with your own equipment!
e.g. There are many light switches and thermostats... even adjustable beds that work on RF frequencies that the Pronto (or any other universal remote) will not be able to control.
Dave Houston said a long time ago that it had to do with the frequencies. Each frequency has to be licensed so a RF learning remote would have to have thousands of licenses to cover all the frequencies. It would be cost prohibitive.
I'm just going from memory and paraphrasing quite a bit but I believe that is the just of what the response was.
I've been searching the forum for RF learning and this topic was spot on.
I live in Europe(Sweden) and have a RU990 and a Logitech Harmony Ultimate. I have a pair of powermid extenders.
I am extremely interested in if it really works making either one of the remotes learning RF this way??cause all my lightning at home is from Nexa and they have a self learning system which involves 67 million different codes...
But how am I supposed to do this?? should I take the original remote next to the receiving pyramid and my pronto, harmony next to the transmitting pyramid??and then put remote in learning and pressing the command??
Cause I believe I have tried this before and never gotten it to work...but I could try it again...
First, it might not work for the reasons given in Post 3.
Second, see if you have an IR sensor on hand. The camera on a cell phone will often see IR as white, so point an audio/video remote at your cell phone's camera and see if the IR shows up. That helps you see what's happening here.
When it works, it's like this: The PowerMid has two parts. As it's designed, one part senses a factory remote's IR (of audio components, for instance) and transmits RF. The second part receives the PowerMid's RF and converts it to IR. We're going to use this backwards.
Set up the second part to receive the RF from the RF remote that you want to replicate with the Pronto. Check with your cell phone camera to see if the camera sees IR when you push the button on your RF remote. If you do, then this just might work. If you don't, it still might work.
Put the Pronto where it will see IR from the PowerMid. Push an RF button while the Pronto is in the learn mode. If the Pronto learns a command, try it out to see if the Pronto now controls your RF device.
After researching this, I tried this a few years ago. I still have the PowerMid that would not work using this method....
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