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3-267-590-12(1)
Integrated Remote
Commander
Operating Instructions
RM-AV2500
© 2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-267-590-12(1) Integrated Remote Commander Operating Instructions RM-AV2500 © 2004 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-AV2500 Serial No. NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.A.
  • Page 3 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. Remote control signals for non-Sony...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Adding an Extra Function to the Component Select Buttons ... 30 Programming the Power-On command of the selected component (for Sony components only) ... 30 Adding a command that is required when selecting a component ... 32 Copying the settings of a Component Select button to another button ... 34 Programming a Frequently Used Key Operation for SYSTEM CONTROL Buttons ...
  • Page 5 Using Other Functions Locking the Controls — Hold Function ... 46 Protecting your settings — Preset Lock Function ... 46 Changing the Auto Power-Off Time of the Commander ... 47 Adjusting the Backlight of the Display Window ... 48 Setting the Key-Touch Beep ... 50 Adjusting the beam interval to avoid key misoperation ...
  • 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 VOLUME MENU EXIT MUTING SYSTEM CONTROL LIGHT MORE TAPE 1 Component display area Displays the name of the component selected. 2 LCD touch key display (page 9) 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 While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. All the component names in the display flash. Press the Component Select button for the desired component. The selected component remains displayed, and the 0 – 9, ENTER and DISPLAY keys flash. Press the four-digit component code number followed by the ENTER key on the touch-key display.
  • Page 10: Checking If The Code Number Works

    Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Checking if the code number works Press the corresponding Component Select button for the component you have set up. The Commander turns on and the touch-keys appear on the display. Power on the component with its power switch.
  • Page 11: Finding A Component Code With The Search Function

    Finding a component code with the Search function You can find a code number available for a component that does not have one in the supplied “Component Code Numbers.” Before starting the Search function Set each component to the following status to enable the Search function.
  • Page 12 Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Aim the Commander at the component and press the POWER key. When the remote control signal is sent, is shown on the display. If it successfully works (power-off for TV, power-on for VCR, DVD, SAT, CBL, AMP, and playback for CD, MD, TAPE), go to Step 5.
  • 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. The Commander comes on and the keys for operating the selected component are displayed.
  • Page 14: To Control The Volume

    About the input select of a TV The component code “8077” is the preset code number for the input select of a Sony TV. You can set this code number for an infrequently used Component Select button. Follow the procedure on page 8 for the input select setting.
  • Page 15: 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 16 Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function (continued) The “C+ C- V+ V- MUTE RECALL MENU OK EXIT R r T t” display indicates if CHANNEL +/–, VOLUME +/–, MUTING, RECALL, MENU, OK, EXIT and cursor (T t R r) buttons are learnable or not.
  • Page 17 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. (All the learnable keys flash.) In this case, perform Step 3 again while the display is flashing.
  • Page 18 Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function (continued) 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. After Step 2 (page 15), while pressing the LIGHT button, press the key you want to hide (flashing).
  • Page 19: 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 20 Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function (continued) To clear all signals learned for a specific component While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press the corresponding Component Select button. While pressing the LIGHT button, press that Component Select button again. The learned contents are cleared. The keys for the component return to their original states before learning.
  • Page 21: 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 22: Executing A Series Of Commands - System Control Functions

    Controlling the Volume of Visual Components Connected to an Audio System (continued) While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press VOLUME + and VOLUME –. The volume control setting of visual components (TV, VCR, CBL, SAT, and DVD) changes to the displayed component. When set to amplifier volume When set to...
  • Page 23: Programming A Series Of Commands To The System Control Buttons

    The SYSTEM CONTROL A and C buttons are preset at the factory to execute each program as follows. SYSTEM CONTROL A button: Turn off all the Sony components that could receive the signal from the Commander at the same time. SYSTEM CONTROL C button:...
  • Page 24 Executing a Series of Commands — System Control Functions (continued) To program a new series of operations for buttons which have already been set SYSTEM CONTROL A or C button: Erase the factory preset program (page 26). Other buttons: Erase the program (page 25). Press the Component Select buttton (in the case, TV) for the component to operate.
  • Page 25: To Clear Programmed Commands

    Notes • If you interrupt the procedure at any point for over two minutes, the setting mode ends and the series of commands will be programmed to that point. In this case, clear the program (page 25) and start again from Step 1 to set the entire program from the beginning.
  • Page 26 C button At the factory, the SYSTEM CONTROL A button is preset with a series of power-off commands for Sony components and the SYSTEM CONTROL C button with a series of power-on commands for Sony components. To erase the programmed commands for each button, follow the steps below.
  • Page 27: Notes On System Control Operations

    Notes on System Control Operations •If the remote control detectors of the components are too far apart, or if something is blocking them, some of the components may not operate consecutively even after you press the SYSTEM CONTROL button. •If some of the components did not operate correctly because of the above or for any other reason, always set all the components back to the states they...
  • Page 28 Executing a Series of Commands — System Control Functions (continued) Example: To program the procedure on page 22 for the VCR button While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press VOLUME + and VCR. The selected component name stays lit, while other component names flash.
  • Page 29: Changing The Interval Between Operation Steps

    To clear a System Control function programmed for a Components Select button While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press VOLUME + and VCR. While pressing the LIGHT button, press VCR. The program for the selected button is erased. When you want to set a new program to this Component Select button, follow Steps 1 to 2 on page 28.
  • Page 30: 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 turn it on by just pressing that Component Select button.
  • Page 31 To clear the Power-on command Repeat the procedure above. The following display appears. 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 32: Adding A Command That Is Required When Selecting A Component

    Adding an Extra Function to the Component Select Buttons (continued) Adding a command that is required when selecting a component In addition to the original function of selecting the operating keys and buttons of the desired component, the Component Select button can have another remote control signal by “learning.”...
  • Page 33 Press the desired Component Select button. The selected component name stays lit and “LEARN” flashes. Press and hold down the button on the component’s remote control (amplifier in this example) until you hear a beep. (If you release the button before you hear a beep, the signal may not be learned correctly.) “LEARN”...
  • Page 34: Copying The Settings Of A Component Select Button To Another Button

    Copying the settings of a Component Select button to another button You can copy the entire settings of a Component Select button to another Component Select button. The settings of the component code (page 8), the channel macro function (page 41), and the learned functions (page 15) are copied to a new button.
  • Page 35: Programming A Frequently Used Key Operation For System Control Buttons

    Programming a Frequently Used Key Operation for SYSTEM CONTROL Buttons In addition to their original System Control functions (page 22), SYSTEM CONTROL 1 – 9, A, B or C buttons can be programmed to “learn” any remote control signal. As they operate independently from other buttons, SYSTEM CONTROL 1 –...
  • Page 36 Programming a Frequently Used Key Operation for SYSTEM CONTROL Buttons (continued) Press the SYSTEM CONTROL button you want to teach. “LEARN” flashes and the display for the pressed SYSTEM CONTROL key stays lit. Press and hold down the button of the remote control until you hear a beep.
  • Page 37: Notes On Learning The Signals Of An Air-Conditioner

    Commander and another Sony RM-AV2500. Transferring data You can transfer the all data of this Commander or the data of a Component Select button on this Commander to another Sony RM-AV2500. To transfer the all data of the Commander Continued...
  • Page 38 Transferring Data between Remote Commanders (continued) Place the RM-AV2500 head to head with another remote commander. Another remote commander about 2 – 4 inches (5 – 10 cm) away While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL – and VOLUME –. Press the R button. R: Transfer data r: Receive data Press the 1 key.
  • Page 39 Commander (the settings and learned signals programmed on the keys and buttons) can be transferred to a Component Select button on another Sony RM-AV2500. Perform Steps 1 to 3 on page Press the 2 key. Press the Component Select button whose data you want to send.
  • Page 40: Receiving The Data

    Transferring Data between Remote Commanders (continued) Receiving the data This Commander can receive the data of another Sony RM-AV2500. To receive the all data from another remote commander While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL – and VOLUME –. Press the r button.
  • Page 41: Selecting A Channel With A Single Key Press - Channel Macro Function

    To receive the data of a Component Select button from another remote commander Perform Steps 1 and 2 on page Press the 2 key. Press the Component Select button to which want to assign the data. Press the ENTER key. When the data have been received, “TV”...
  • Page 42 Selecting a Channel with a Single Key Press (continued) Example: To program TV channel 123 for the PIP INPUT key While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. While pressing CHANNEL +, press the Component Select button (TV). Press the macro key (in this case, PIP INPUT).
  • Page 43: Creating An Alias Component Key (Alias)

    To clear the Channel Macro function 1 While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. 2 While pressing CHANNEL +, press the Component Select button (TV). 3 While pressing the LIGHT button, press the macro key. Note The procedure above can clear only the Channel Macro function from the key.
  • Page 44 Creating an Alias Component key (ALIAS) (continued) While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press RECALL and the component (button) for which you want to create alias key. The keys for the selected component flash. Press the key you want to set. Note on the flashing display The keys or buttons that are already preset for the component flash twice while those that are not preset flash once.
  • Page 45 After Step 1 (page 44), while pressing the Component Select button (VCR), press the key you want to teach repeatedly. Each time the key is pressed, the display is changed in order. When the desired display appears, release the Component Select button.
  • Page 46: 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. MENU SYSTEM CONTROL MORE While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press the display panel. “OFF” is displayed. To unlock the control Repeat the procedure above.
  • Page 47: Changing The Auto Power-Off Time Of The Commander

    Press the OFF key. All the component names stop flashing and stay lit, and “ON” flashes. Press COMMANDER OFF. When the preset lock is on If you try to set a component code number (page 8) or perform learning for the Component Select buttons (page 32), “NG”...
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Backlight Of The Display Window

    Changing the Auto Power-Off Time of the Commander (continued) While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL + and VOLUME –. The number which shows the current Power-Off time of the Commander stays lit, and other numbers flash. Press one of the 1 – 9 keys to select the Auto Power-Off time, or press the 0 key to disable the Auto Power-off function.
  • Page 49 While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press LIGHT. The number which shows current Automatic-Off time and the arrow indicating the current brightness of the backlight stay lit. Other numbers and the opposite arrow will flash. Press one of the 1 – 9 keys to select the Off time.
  • Page 50: Setting The Key-Touch Beep

    Setting the Key-Touch Beep You can turn on or off the key-touch confirmation beep. MENU SYSTEM CONTROL To turn on the key-touch beep While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press MUTING. While pressing MUTING, press VOLUME +. “ON” appears on the display. VOLUME CHANNEL EXIT...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Beam Interval To Avoid Key Misoperation

    Adjusting the beam interval to avoid key misoperation You can control the beam interval of the commander. This prevents an unexpected action caused by mistouching a commander key. The factory setting is 0 seconds. To adjust the keys of each Component button VOLUME MENU...
  • Page 52 Adjusting the beam interval to avoid key misoperation (continued) To adjust the SYSTEM CONTROL buttons MENU SYSTEM CONTROL While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL + and MORE. All the SYSTEM CONTROL keys stay lit. VOLUME CHANNEL EXIT MUTING RECALL LIGHT COMMANDER OFF MORE TAPE...
  • Page 53 To adjust the component buttons VOLUME MENU EXIT MUTING SYSTEM CONTROL LIGHT MORE TAPE While pressing COMMANDER OFF, press CHANNEL + and the component button. The keys of the selected component appear as set at the factory. 0 second: Stays lit 1 second: Flashes 2 seconds: Flashes slowly Press the COMMANDER OFF...
  • 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

    Troubleshooting If you have problems setting up or using the Remote Commander, first check the batteries (page 6), then check the items below. Symptom Remedy You cannot operate the • Go closer to the component. The maximum operating distance is components.
  • Page 56 TV or AMP. • 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.
  • Page 57 Symptom Remedy You hear beeps (“pip, • The Preset Lock function is on. Unlock the Preset Lock function (page pip”) and “NG” flashes. 46), and try the component code setting or the learning function. • Signals have been programmed for that Component Select or SYSTEM CONTROL button using the learning function.
  • Page 58 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. Remedy • Make sure that you have programmed the commands in the correct order (page 22).
  • Page 59: 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 60: Vcr

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) 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...
  • Page 61: Cbl (Analog Cable Box)

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION > To proceed to the next (CHANNEL +) location or song Channel up To proceed to the previous (CHANNEL –) location or song Channel down To decide the distance between A and B To select the deck * To avoid accidental recording, the REC key does not work unless pressed for more than 1 second (factory setting).
  • Page 62: Cbl (Digital Cable Box)

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) CBL (Digital Cable box) 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 switch the output of the SAT receiver to the TV (When...
  • Page 63: 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) INPUT To switch the output of the SAT receiver to the TV (When you connect a TV cable or anntenna to the receiver, the...
  • Page 64: Amp

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/off VIDEO 1 To select the input source: VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 To select the input source: VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3 To select the input source: VIDEO 3 To select the input source: To select the input source: DVD To select the input source: TV...
  • Page 65: Dvr (Digital Video Recorder)

    DVR (Digital video recorder) 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 switch the output of the SAT receiver to the TV (When connecting a TV cable or antenna to the receiver, the...
  • Page 66: Table Of Preset Functions

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) 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...
  • Page 67: Dat

    Deck A (for Sony-brand dual cassette deck, buttons for Deck B). Operation buttons for Deck B (for Sony- brand dual cassette deck, buttons for Deck To avoid accidental recording, the REC key does not work unless pressed for more than 1 second (factory setting).
  • Page 68: 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 69 Continued...
  • Page 70 LCD Touch-Key Display Table (continued)
  • Page 71 Continued...
  • Page 72 LCD Touch-Key Display Table (continued) TAPE...
  • Page 73: Full Display

    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) Change the volume control setting Assign the System Control function to the SYSTEM CONTROL buttons Program the Power- On command to the Component Select buttons Program a command...
  • Page 75 Press Program a Channel COMMANDER OFF Macro function CHANNEL+ Turn the key-touch beep on/off COMMANDER OFF (ON) MUTING (OFF) MUTING Set the Auto Power- COMMANDER OFF Off time Set the Auto-Off time/ brightness of the COMMANDER OFF Backlight Lock the Remote COMMANDER OFF Commander Protect the settings...
  • Page 76: Index

    Index Adjusting the beam interval Alias Component key 43 Auto Power-Off of the Commander 47 of the backlight 48 Backlight adjusting 48 Auto Power-Off 47 batteries 6 Batteries 6 C, D Changing function display of keys interval of the System Control function 29 time of Auto Power-off CHANNEL button 7...