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Universal G7 Gamer Remote ($3.50, KMart) Questions

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Mark W, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. itzme

    itzme New Member

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    Edmund, what you say about device keys and macros sounds promising! I'm not sure I fully understand the programming steps for a device-key macro though. Would you please take me through the steps to program the following macro? When I push (and hold) the DVD device button, I want the R7 to do this sequence, which gets me setup to watch a DVD:

    TV-Input-Input-Input-Audio-0-DVD

    note: the first 4 strokes set my TV to the DVD input, the next 2 set my audio receiver to the CD input, and the last one readies the remote to control the DVD player that is always already turned on.

    Can this macro be programmed into the Gamer? When you give me the commands, put those pauses in for me that you mentioned. THANKS EDMUND!
     
  2. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    The PAUSE key will still pause your tivo even with a macro on the tivo device key. What you can't do is include an actual pause command in a macro, unless you map a second pause command to another key. The same goes for CH UP, since it saves the macro and stops the programming instantly, it can't be included as a step in the macro, unless you have a second key with ch up command on it.

    Sorry about the bad remotes. :(
     
  3. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    I'll try:

    1. press and hold DVD device key & MUTE until the DVD device lights up
    2. Pause
    3. Pause
    4. TV device key
    5. INPUT
    6. INPUT
    7. INPUT
    8. AUDIO device key
    9. 0
    10. DVD device key
    11. press and hold CH UP to save

    If you asked to power up the individual components during the macro, I would have put some pauses to wait for the device to come on, and then are able to accept remote commands.
     
  4. itzme

    itzme New Member

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    that worked! I got it now. Thanks
     
  5. itzme

    itzme New Member

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    Well now that I've had a chance to program and play with the R7, I have to admit that for $3.50 its quite a deal. I seem to be able to program all that I need into it. My only complaints are that its a little 'sluggish' and unresponsive at times, especially if I don't have it pointed directly at the devices. Also, I was hoping that I could use some other keys as macros. My other remote gave labelled 4 keys for macros, so I could do dual-tuner things like (PAUSE-PG DOWN{switches tuners}-PLAY) which is a great macro when watching 2 football games on Tivo. I guess I could use AUX or something to do that.

    Edmund, thanks for all your help. I think your Macro how-to will be helpful to many. I still haven't found that feature in the manual, other than extrapolating from the page on the MacroPower feature, which I wouldn't have figured out on my own.
     
  6. Fungo

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    Sorry to bump and old thread, but has anyone got a code that works for the Gamer for the DirecTV R15-300 DVR? I've tried every code in the manual, but to no avail.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    The only current Directv code in the gamer is SAT 173, which is only for directv branded receivers set to the factory default codeset 00001. And of course the receiver has to be in IR mode, or able to receive both IR & RF signals. The R15 & R16 are the only directv receivers that can be set up to do that.
     
  8. Fungo

    Fungo New Member

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    Great, that worked. Many thanks.

    Now I'll be greedy...
    Code for a Samsung HT-Z310 Home Theater System. I think it is a new model and none of the codes listed work. It's a DVD plyer with surround sound (5.1). I tried the codes listed for both Samsung DVD and Audio. I've had this Gamer for a few years now and for 5 bucks it has worked like a charm, but this is the first time it has given me trouble. It picked up the new Panasonic Plasma no problem and the DVR now that I have the correct code. Maybe someone will have some input on the Samsung.

    Again, thanks.
     
  9. Edmund

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    The Gamer is a learning remote, teach the commands using the oem remotes. It won't take that long at all.
     

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