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Post 1 made on Thursday October 28, 1999 at 13:31
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I have a surround system w/ a Pioneer VSX-D608 at the heart. It has a universal, but non-learning remote. I just connected to DishTV satellite via an Echostar model 4700 receiver. Problem: the Pioneer remote (CU-VSX138) has no preset codes for Echostar. The UHF Echostar remote (123477382-AA) will only operate sat, tv, vcr, and receiver. I still need to use the receiver remote for DVD, LD, CD, cassette.
I guess another universal remote is the only solution. What is my less expensive options?
OP | Post 2 made on Thursday October 28, 1999 at 15:10
Todd J. Derr
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Hm, unfortunately, that seems to be 8 devices, or I'd recommend the one-for-all Cinema 7. You still might want to check it out, as it offers a lot of bang for the buck. Price is about $15 for the old non-learning version or $25 for the new learning version.

I use a Cinema 7 in my bedroom and it works very well, although I'm only controlling sat (dish 4700), tv, and VCR there. Not sure I would want to use one for my main system - for that there's the pronto... definately not a 'less expensive option' but well worth it IMO :)
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday October 28, 1999 at 15:47
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I'm glad to hear the Cinema 7 will operate the 4700, even though it has a UHF remote. Sounds like the best solution...Thanx.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday October 28, 1999 at 16:42
Todd J. Derr
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Newer 4700s do RF and IR; some old ones are RF-only though. I'm not sure when the change was made. I bought mine in April 99 and it's fine.
OP | Post 5 made on Sunday October 31, 1999 at 12:32
Carlton Bale
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Actually, all of the 4700 have IR capability. Most of the 5000 models had IR, but some of the early ones did not. The model 4000 receivers do not have the ability to receive IR codes but can be modified to do so. Instructions can be found at:


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