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3-048-646-14(1)
Integrated Remote
Commander
Operating Instructions
RM-AV2100/AV2100B
© 2000 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-048-646-14(1) Integrated Remote Commander Operating Instructions RM-AV2100/AV2100B © 2000 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 The serial number is located on the inner side of the battery compartment. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. RM-AV2100B Serial No. NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.A.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Adding a command that is required when selecting a component ... 32 Turning Off the Power of All Components with the Touch of a Single Button — System Power-Off Function (for Sony Components only) ... 34 Assigning Other Components to the Component Select Buttons ... 35 Copying the settings of a Component Select button to another button ...
  • Page 5 Selecting a Channel with a Single Key Press — Channel Macro Function ... 45 Using Other Functions Locking the Controls — Hold Function ... 47 Protecting your settings — Preset Lock Function ... 48 Changing the Auto Power-Off Time of the Commander ... 49 Adjusting the Backlight of the Display Window ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Installing the Batteries Slide open the battery compartment lid and insert four size AA (R6) batteries (not supplied). Be sure to line up the + and – on the batteries with the + and – on the battery compartment. When to replace the batteries Batteries for remote control operation and backlight (four...
  • Page 7: Location And Function Of Controls

    Location and Function of Controls 1 Component display area Displays the name of the component selected. 2 LCD touch key display (page 11) 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.
  • Page 8: 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.
  • Page 9 Example: To set up a Philips’ TV See the tables in the supplied “Component Code Numbers”, and find the three-digit code number for the desired component. If more than one code number is listed, use the number that is listed first.
  • Page 10: Checking If The Code Number Works

    Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Notes • 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.
  • Page 11: Finding A Component Code With The Search Function

    If you have succeeded, check that the Commander is operating the other functions of your component, such as channel and volume control. See page 13 for details. Press COMMANDER OFF. 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).
  • Page 12 Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. All the component names on the display flash. Press the Component Select button for the desired component. Press CHANNEL + or CHANNEL –. Press CHANNEL + to go to the next code number.
  • Page 13: Operating Your Components With The Remote Commander

    Operating Your Components with the Remote Commander When you operate a non-Sony component, make sure you set the component code first (page 8). Example: To play a CD player Press the desired Component Select button.
  • Page 14: To Control The Volume

    Operating Your Components with the Remote Commander (continued) Press the desired key in the touch-key display. When the remote control signal is sent, is displayed on the display. You may also use the VOLUME +/– buttons, the MUTING button and the CHANNEL +/–...
  • Page 15: Notes On Operating Your Components

    “INPUT” + “3” : LINE3 “INPUT” + “4” : LINE4 “INPUT” + “5” : DV When you use a Sony VCR, the above commands are preset. For other brands, it is possible to “teach” the above double- key operations using the learning...
  • Page 16: Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations - Learning Function

    Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — 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).
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18 Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function(continued) Notes • 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.
  • Page 19 When you teach the signals of an air-conditioner See the notes on page 39. 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.
  • Page 20: For Accurate Learning

    •When you teach signals of an interactive signal exchange system remote control unit (supplied with some of Sony’s receivers and amplifiers) to the Commander, the response signal of the main unit may interfere with the learning of the Commander. In such a case, move to a place where the signals will not reach the main unit (e.g.
  • Page 21 To clear all signals learned for a specific component While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press the corresponding Component Select button. 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.
  • Page 22: Advanced Features

    Advanced Features 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.
  • Page 23: Executing A Series Of Commands - System Control Functions

    While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press VOLUME + and VOLUME –. The volume control setting of visual components (TV, VCR1,2 and 3, CBL/ SAT, and DVD) changes to the displayed component. When set to amplifier volume When set to TV volume Notes •...
  • Page 24: Programming A Series Of Commands To The System Control Buttons

    (the same function as explained in page 34), and the SYSTEM CONTROL 3 button is factory preset with standard power- on command for nearly all Sony components.) To program a new series of operations, clear the program first (see page 26).
  • Page 25 Press key(s) or button(s) for the desired operation. If you want to power on the TV, press the POWER (or POWER ON) key. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 and program the buttons and keys for the series of operations. In this example, press the following buttons and keys.
  • Page 26 At the factory, the SYSTEM CONTROL 1 button is preset with a series of power-off commands for Sony components and the SYSTEM CONTROL 3 button with a series of power-on commands for Sony components. To reset them to the factory...
  • Page 27: Notes On System Control Operations

    While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press the SYSTEM CONTROL button (1 or 3). The programmed key operations are displayed in order. While pressing the RESET key, press the SYSTEM CONTROL button (1 or 3). When the contents of its program are cleared, all the components names flash.
  • Page 28: Programming A Series Of Commands To The Component Select Buttons

    Executing a Series of Commands — System Control Functions (continued) Programming a series of commands to the Component Select buttons As with the SYSTEM CONTROL buttons, you can also program a series of operating commands for the Component Select buttons (up to 16 steps). To execute the commands programmed on a Component Select button by the System Control function, press the button...
  • Page 29 Notes • You can program the System Control functions for a Component Select button on which the Power-On function (page 31) has been programmed. In this case, the Power-On function is overwritten and cannot be used. If you clear the System Control functions for the button, the Power-On function is resumed, and you can use it again.
  • Page 30: Changing The Interval Between Operation Steps

    Executing a Series of Commands — System Control Functions (continued) Changing the interval between operation steps You can control the interval in 4 steps (approx. 127 ms, 408 ms, 708 ms, 974 ms). While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL+ and CHANNEL–.
  • Page 31: Adding An Extra Function To The Component Select Buttons

    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.
  • Page 32: Adding A Command That Is Required When Selecting A Component

    Adding an Extra Function to the Component Select Buttons (continued) Notes • If the component code of a non-Sony product has been set for a Component Select button, you cannot program the Power-On function for it. • Even if you have programmed a signal by “learning”...
  • Page 33: Remote Control

    Example : To program the input select signal of your amplifier to the CD button Place the RM-AV2100 head to head with your component’s remote control. Remote control of your component about 2 – 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) away While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL + and VOLUME +.
  • Page 34: System Power-Off Function (For Sony Components Only)

    COMMANDER OFF button for three seconds. Notes • Some Sony components may not be turned off with this function. • The power-off signals are transmitted at intervals that are set for the System Control function set for the SYSTEM CONTROL 1 button (page 30).
  • Page 35: Assigning Other Components To The Component Select Buttons

    While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL – and VOLUME +. When the System Power-Off function is set, “POWER OFF” appears on the display. (The display goes off when you release the buttons.) To cancel the System Power-Off function Repeat the procedure above. The following display appears when the System Power-Off function is disabled.
  • Page 36 Press the ENTER key. “VCR3” (the original component), “CD” (the new component) and “ENTER” appear twice. •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.
  • Page 37: Copying The Settings Of A Component Select Button To Another Button

    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...
  • Page 38: Programming A Frequently Used Key Operation For System Control Buttons

    Assigning Other Components to the Component Select Buttons (continued) Example: To copy the settings of the CD button to the VCR3 button While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press VCR3. The keys for that component (VCR3) flash. While pressing VCR3, press CD. The keys for CD flash.
  • Page 39 Example: To store the On/Off signal of an air-conditioner to the SYSTEM CONTROL 2 button Place the Commander head to head with the remote control of the air-conditioner. Remote control of your air-conditioner about 2 – 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) away While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL + and VOLUME +.
  • Page 40: Notes On Learning The Signals Of An Air-Conditioner

    Programming a Frequently Used Key Operation for SYSTEM CONTROL Buttons (continued) Note You can program a remote control signal for a SYSTEM CONTROL button by “learning” for which the System Control functions have been programmed. In this case, the System Control functions are overwritten and cannot be used.
  • Page 41: Transferring Data Between Remote Commanders

    Remote Commanders You can transfer data, such as learned signals and component code settings, between this Commander and another Sony RM-AV2100 or a Sony RM-VL900 remote commander. Note on remote commanders You can transfer data between remote commanders with the remote controls cannot be used to transfer data.
  • Page 42 Commander (the settings and learned signals programmed on the keys and buttons) can be transferred to a Component Select button on another Sony RM-AV2100 or RM-VL900. Perform Steps 1 to 3 on page Press the 2 key. Press the Component Select button whose data you want to send.
  • Page 43: Receiving The Data

    • Be sure that the receiving remote commander is ready to receive data. Receiving the data This Commander can receive the data of another Sony RM-AV2100 or RM-VL900. To receive the all data from another remote commander While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL –...
  • Page 44 Transferring Data between Remote Commanders (continued) Press the m key. M: Transfer data m: Receive data Press the 1 key. 1: All data of the Commander 2: Data of a Component Select button Press the ENTER key. As the data is received, the corresponding component name stays lit.
  • Page 45: Selecting A Channel With A Single Key Press - Channel Macro Function

    Selecting a Channel with a Single Key Press — Channel Macro Function You can program the Channel Macro function for the keys listed below (macro keys). If you program the operation of entering the 1, 2, 3 and ENTER keys for a macro key, you can select the channel 123 by pressing that single key.
  • Page 46 Selecting a Channel with a Single Key Press — Channel Macro Function (continued) Release the macro key (PIP INPUT). “PIP INPUT,” “1,” “2,” “3,” and “ENTER” appear twice. Press COMMANDER OFF. Notes • You cannot program the Channel Macro function for a macro key that has “learned” a signal.
  • Page 47: Using Other Functions

    Using Other Functions Locking the Controls — Hold Function To prevent accidental operation, you can lock all the buttons with the Hold function. If the CHANGE key is not displayed, press any button (except the SYSTEM CONTROL or COMMANDER OFF buttons) before you start.
  • Page 48: Protecting Your Settings - Preset Lock Function

    Protecting your settings — 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). While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. All the component names flash and “POWER OFF”...
  • Page 49: Changing The Auto Power-Off Time Of The Commander

    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. You can set the Auto Power-Off time up to 90 minutes, in units of 10 minutes, or disable the Auto Power-Off function.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Backlight Of The Display Window

    Adjusting the Backlight of the Display Window The Commander is preset at the factory to bright backlight, and to switch off the backlight automatically if you do not operate for more than 10 seconds. To change this setting, perform the following procedure.
  • Page 51: Setting The Key-Touch Beep

    Setting the Key-Touch Beep You can turn on or off the key-touch confirmation beep. To turn on the key-touch beep While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. While pressing MUTING, press VOLUME+. “ON” appears on the display. Press COMMANDER OFF. To turn off the key-touch beep In Step 2, while pressing MUTING, press VOLUME–.
  • Page 52: Changing The Touch-Key Display

    Changing the Touch- Key Display Each Component Select button has two types of touch-key displays: the full- function display and the basic-function display. On the basic-function display, only the keys that are used for basic operations are displayed. You can modify the basic-function display by setting only the desired keys on it (See “To display only the desired keys.”).
  • Page 53 While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL+ and the Component Select button whose display you want to modify. Press the key you want to display. Each time the key is pressed, it is selected and deleted alternately. A selected key stops flashing and stays lit.
  • Page 54: Additional Information

    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.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    • When you teach signals of an interactive signal exchange system remote learn the remote control control unit (supplied with some of Sony’s receivers and amplifiers) to signals. the Commander, the response signal of the main unit may interfere with the learning of the Commander.
  • Page 56 Troubleshooting (continued) Symptom You hear beeps (“pip, pip, pip, pip, pip”) and “NG” flashes. You hear beeps (“pip, pip”) and “NG” flashes. “NG” appears during learning. A system control program does not function correctly. Remedy • Learning has not succeeded. See “For accurate learning” (page 20) and try the learning procedure again (page 16).
  • Page 57 For the customers in the U.S.A. Customer Support Information After you have read through this manual, if you still cannot get the Remote Commander to work properly, call the Sony Customer Support Helpline at 1-800-822-2217. mark mark may not always be complete, depending on...
  • Page 58: Appendix

    Appendix Table of Preset Functions Note There may be some components or functions that cannot be operated with this Commander. KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/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) INPUT...
  • Page 59: Vcr 1, 2, 3

    VCR 1, 2, 3 KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/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) INPUT To change the input mode DISPLAY To activate the on-screen display...
  • Page 60: Cbl (Cable Box)

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) VD (Video disc player) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/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 To select numbers 10 and above...
  • Page 61: Sat

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/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). To select numbers 10 and above INPUT To switch the output of the...
  • Page 62 Table of Preset Functions (continued) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION SHIFT To shift band or preset select CHANNEL Presetting or tuning frequency +/– to a higher: + Presetting or tuning frequency to a lower: – VOLUME +/– Volume up: + Volume down: – MUTING To mute the volume on the Press again to turn muting off.
  • Page 63: Dat

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/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. To select numbers 10 and above ENTER To enter the setting.
  • Page 64: Deck B/A

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) DECK B/A KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/off To rewind To reverse To play To fast-forward To record, press N while pressing REC. First release N, then release REC. To stop To pause Record muting To select the tape deck : Deck A or B (dual cassette deck...
  • Page 65: Dsp (Digital Surround Processor)

    DSP (Digital Surround Processor) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/off T.TONE To make a test tone SOUND FIELD To turn on/off the sound fields GENRE To select a sound field genre MODE To select a sound field mode Input select Input select MENU...
  • Page 66: Lcd Touch-Key Display Table

    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 memo. New component t New component t 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.
  • Page 67 VCR 1 VCR 2 VCR 3 Continued...
  • Page 68 LCD Touch-Key Display Table (continued) (Video disc player)
  • Page 69 (cable box) Continued...
  • Page 70 LCD Touch-Key Display Table (continued)
  • Page 71 DECK A DECK B Continued...
  • Page 72 LCD Touch-Key Display Table (continued) TUNER (Digital Surround Processor)
  • Page 73 Full display You can use the following tables as a memorandum for the optional button or for any component.
  • Page 74: Quick Reference Of Operations

    Quick Reference of Operations Set a component code Program to the keys or buttons on a component (learning function) Assign other components to the Component Select buttons Change the volume control setting Assign the System Control function to the SYSTEM CONTROL buttons Set the System Power-Off function...
  • Page 75 Press Program a System Control functions for COMMANDER OFF Component Select buttons Set the desired keys COMMANDER OFF on the display Set the interval of the System Control COMMANDER OFF functions Transfer data COMMANDER OFF Program a Channel COMMANDER OFF Macro function CHANNEL+ Turn the key-touch...
  • Page 76: Index

    Index Auto Power-Off of the Commander 49 of the backlight 50 Backlight adjusting 50 Auto Power-Off 49 batteries 6 Batteries 6 C, D Changing function display of keys interval of the System Control function 30 time of Auto Power-off touch-key display 52 CHANNEL button 7 Channel Macro function 45 Clearing/Changing...

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