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3-244-192-12 (1)
Integrated Remote
Commander
Operating Instructions
RM-VL1000
© 2002 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-244-192-12 (1) Integrated Remote Commander Operating Instructions RM-VL1000 © 2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. RM-VL1000 Serial No. NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.A.
  • Page 3 Macro execution speed is changeable. All power off macro commands for Sony components are preset at the factory to the SONY OFF label. Clock display and timer function A maximum of 12 timer macros, timer control of automatic on/off and other controls (such as recording, stopping, etc.) of each...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Adding an Extra Function to the Component Labels ... 44 Programming the Power-On command of a selected component (for Sony components only) ... 44 Assigning Other Components to the Component Labels ... 46 Copying the settings of a component label to another label ... 46 Selecting a Channel with a Single Label —...
  • Page 5 Using Other Functions Locking the Controls — Hold Function ... 62 Adjusting the Automatic-Off Time of the Backlight of the Display Window ... 63 Setting the Key-Touch Beep ... 64 Adjusting the Contrast of the Display Window ... 65 Changing the Names of the Labels on the Display ... 65 Erasing All the Settings ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Location and Function of Controls COMPO SYSTEM TIMER SCROLL VIDEO1 VIDEO2 TUNER PHONO MENU MUTING RECALL 1 LCD display window 2 COMPO (component) button 3 SYSTEM button 4 TIMER button 5 SCROLL button 6 SET button 7 Player Control buttons 8 PIP button 9 TV/VIDEO button 0 DISPLAY button...
  • Page 7: Installing The Batteries

    Installing the Batteries Slide open the battery compartment lid and insert two size AA (R6) alkaline 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...
  • Page 8: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock Setting the clock for the first time after installing batteries COMPO SYSTEM TIMER SCROLL POWER VIDEO1 VIDEO2 TUNER TAPE PHONO MENU GUIDE MUTING RECALL For the first time after installing batteries, the display for component operation appears. PIP SWAP PIP MOVE PIP CH+...
  • Page 9 Select “STD TIME” (standard time) or “DS TIME” (daylight saving time) by pressing the Label Select button. If the summer time (daylight saving time) is used in your area, select “DS TIME” when it is in the summer time. If the summer time is not used in your area, select “STD TIME.”...
  • Page 10 Setting the Clock (continued) Set the hour (AM or PM) by pressing the Joystick toward Each time the Joystick is pressed toward hour changes by one. The selected hour (AM or PM) flash. Then press the Joystick toward . The hour is set. “00” (minute) flashes.
  • Page 11: Adjusting The Clock After Setting The Clock

    Press the SET button. With a beep sound, the day of the week, the hour, and the minute are set, and the clock starts from 0 seconds. The Commander enters the setting mode. If you press the SET button again The display for component operation appears.
  • Page 12 Setting the Clock (continued) Select “CLOCK” by pressing the Label Select button. The Commander enters clock setting mode. “CLOCK” and the current time setting is displayed on the LCD display. The time mode (STD TIME or DS TIME) currently set stays lit, and the other flashes.
  • Page 13: 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 14 Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Keep the SET button pressed for more than a second. “SET” appears on the LCD display. Select “PRESET” by pressing the Label Select button. “PRESET” appears on the LCD display, and component names are displayed on the labels.
  • Page 15 When the desired component is selected, the component name (in this case, TV), and the four-digit component code number previously set for the component are displayed. COMPO Press the four-digit component code number by pressing the number buttons followed by the ENT button.
  • Page 16: Checking If The Code Number Works

    Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Checking if the code number works When the display for component operation appears (if not, press the SET button repeatedly), press the COMPO button. “COMPO” appears on the LCD display, and component names are displayed on the labels.
  • Page 17: Finding A Component Code With The Search Function

    When the remote control signal is sent, is shown on the display. The component should turn off. If you have succeeded, check that the Commander is operating the other functions of your component, such as channel and volume control. See page 23 for details. If the Commander does not seem to be working Try repeating these setup procedures...
  • Page 18 Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Keep the SET button pressed for more than a second. “SET” appears on the LCD display. Select “PRESET” by pressing the Label Select button. “PRESET” appears on the LCD display, and component names are displayed on the labels.
  • Page 19: To Clear The Contents Programmed For A Specific Component Label

    Note To search for component code numbers in another category, return to Step 3, or input a four-digit component code number of another category (for example, a code number which begins with “3”, “4”, etc.) before Step 4. Aim the Commander at the component and press the POWER button.
  • Page 20 Setting the Code for Preset Audio and Visual Components (continued) Select “CLEAR” by pressing the Label Select button. Select “COMPO” by pressing the Label Select button. Component names are displayed on the labels. To change the labels, press the SCROLL button repeatedly. Each time the SCROLL button is pressed, the labels change as in Step 4 on page 14.
  • Page 21: Operating Your Components With The Remote Commander

    Operating Your Components with the Remote Commander If you operate a non-Sony component, make sure you set the component code first (page 13). COMPO SYSTEM TIMER SCROLL VIDEO1 VIDEO2 TUNER TAPE PHONO MENU GUIDE MUTING RECALL Example: To play VCR1...
  • Page 22 Operating Your Components with the Remote Commander (continued) Select the component (in this case, VCR1) to be operated by pressing the Label Select button. COMPO The labels for operating the selected component are displayed. To change the labels, press the SCROLL button repeatedly.
  • Page 23: To Control The Volume

    To control the volume Press the VOL +/– buttons to control the volume, and the MUTING button to mute. When you select a visual component, the TV’s volume will be controlled, and when you select an audio component, the amplifier’s volume will be controlled.
  • Page 24 Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function (continued) Example: To program the N (Play) signal of your component to the VCR1 N (Play) button of the Commander Place the RM-VL1000 head to head with your component’s remote control. about 2 – 4 inches (5 –...
  • Page 25 To change the labels, press the SCROLL button repeatedly. Each time the SCROLL button is pressed, the labels change as follows. Note on the flashing display The labels that are already preset for that component flash twice while those that are not preset flash once.
  • Page 26 Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function (continued) When the command has been learned successfully The learned labels stay lit and the other learnable labels flash. If “NG” flashes on the display Learning did not succeed. Try Steps 5 and 6 again. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to teach functions to other labels or buttons.
  • Page 27 To change the function name of the labels on the display You can change the display of the labels on the display to a suitable name using up to 8 characters or digits. In Step 4 (page 24), select the component label (for example, VCR1) by pressing the Label Select button.
  • Page 28: Notes On Learning The Signals Of An Air-Conditioner

    Using Non-Preset Remote Control Operations — Learning Function (continued) If you make a mistake, move the cursor to the digit or character you want to correct by pressing the and input again. Decide the digit or the character you input by pressing the Joystick toward .
  • Page 29: 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.
  • Page 30: 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 31 Keep the SET button pressed for more than a second. “SET” appears on the LCD display. Press the SCROLL button once to display “VOLUME” on one of the labels. Select “VOLUME” by pressing the Label Select button. To change the volume control setting of visual components (TV, SAT, CABLE, DVD, VCR1, VCR2...
  • Page 32 Controlling the Volume of Visual Components Connected to an Audio System (continued) Select the component of which the volume setting you want to change ( in this case, AMP) by pressing the Label Select button. (To change the labels, press the SCROLL button.) With a beep sound, the volume control setting of visual...
  • Page 33 Press the SET button. The display returns to the previous one. Notes • If you set a TV or an amplifier for volume control setting to the TV or AMP label displayed by default, the signal of the preset component will be transmitted.
  • Page 34: Executing A Series Of Commands - System Control Functions

    You can program up to 32 consecutive operation steps to each of the System Macro labels (SONY OFF, SYSTEM 2-12). At the factory, the SONY OFF label is preset with a series of the system power-off commands for Sony components. You can overwrite a system macro over this label.
  • Page 35 Select “SYSTEM” by pressing the Label Select button. SYSTEM The macro numbers are displayed on the labels. To change the labels (SONY OFF, SYSTEM2-12), press the SCROLL button repeatedly. The macro numbers for which the system macro is programmed stay lit, and others flash.
  • Page 36 Executing a Series of Commands — System Control Functions (continued) Select the component to operate by pressing the Label Select button (in this case, TV). To change the labels, press the SCROLL button repeatedly. SYSTEM The selected component name is displayed on the bottom of the LCD display, and the labels for the operation of the component are displayed.
  • Page 37 Notes • If you interrupt the procedure at any point for over two minutes, the setup procedure will be canceled. In this case, set the entire program from the beginning. • If you change the component code number (page 13) or program a new signal by learning (page 23) on a label that has been programmed in the series of commands of the System...
  • Page 38: Notes On System Control Operations

    SONY OFF label. If the character contents of the SONY OFF label have been changed, the character contents are cleared when you perform the procedure above again.
  • Page 39: To Clear Programmed Commands For A Specific System Macro Number Label

    Label Select button. Select “SYSTEM” by pressing the Label Select button. “SYSTEM” appears on the LCD display, and the system macro numbers are displayed on the labels. To change the labels (SONY OFF, SYSTEM2- 12), press the SCROLL button repeatedly. Continued...
  • Page 40: Programming A Series Of Commands For The Component Labels

    — System Control Functions (continued) Select the macro number of which System Control function you want to erase by pressing the Label Select button. SYSTEM CLEAR SONY OFF SYSTEM2 SYSTEM3 SYSTEM4 While erasing SYSTEM CLEAR COMPLETE R R R R R R...
  • Page 41 In Step 4 (page 35), select “COMPO” by pressing the Label Select button. SYSTEM Component names are displayed. The labels for which a series of commands is programmed stay lit and others flash. Select the component for which you want to program a series of commands by pressing the Label Select button (for example, DVD).
  • Page 42: 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 from 150- 900 ms. Keep the SET button pressed for more than a second. Press the SCROLL button twice to display “SYSDELAY”...
  • Page 43: Changing The Component Macro Executing Time

    Changing the component macro executing time Follow the procedure of Steps 1-3 on page 42. Select “TIME” by pressing the Label Select button. The current component macro executing time stays lit. The factory setting is 1 sec. Select the component macro executing time by pressing the Label Select button.
  • Page 44: Adding An Extra Function To The Component Labels

    Component Labels Programming the Power-On command of a selected component (for Sony components only) When using Sony components, you can program the Power-On signal for each component on a component label. You can select the desired component and turn it on by just selecting that label after pressing the COMPO button.
  • Page 45 LCD display. A beep sound is heard, and “OFF” lights. Note If the component code of a non-Sony product has been set for a component label, you cannot program the Power- On function for it.
  • Page 46: Assigning Other Components To The Component Labels

    Assigning Other Components to the Component Labels Copying the settings of a component label to another label You can copy the entire settings of a component label. The settings of the component code (page 13), the channel macro function (page 48), the learned functions (page 23), component macro function (page 40), Power-On command (page 44)
  • Page 47 The selected component name appears at the bottom of the LCD display. Select the component to which the contents are to be moved by pressing the Label Select button. (To change the labels press the SCROLL button repeatedly.) The selected component name appears on the first label of the LCD display.
  • Page 48: Selecting A Channel With A Single Label - Channel Macro Function

    Selecting a Channel with a Single Label — Channel Macro Function You can program the Channel Macro function of the components of which the first digit of the four- digit preset component code number is 3 (SAT, DVR and a digital cable box), 8 (TV) or 9 (CABLE).
  • Page 49 The component names on the labels for which the Channel Macro function can be programmed flash and the others stay lit. To change the labels, press the SCROLL button repeatedly. Select the Component by pressing the Label Select button. CH MACRO CABLE The selected component name appears.
  • Page 50 Selecting a Channel with a Single Label — Channel Macro Function (continued) Press the SET button. The display returns to the previous one. Note You cannot program the Channel Macro function for a macro label that has “learned” a signal. Try again with another macro label, or clear the “learned”...
  • Page 51: Setting The Timer

    Setting the Timer Up to 12 timer setting programs can be set on this commander. You can program the timer setting of the day of the week, the hour, the minute and the contents of the program (Timer Macro) weekly or daily.
  • Page 52 Setting the Timer (continued) The program numbers having timer setting programs which are set to be executed (standby mode) stay lit. The program numbers having timer setting programs which are set not to be executed flash. The program numbers without timer setting programs flash.
  • Page 53 Each time the Joystick is pressed toward display of day(s) of the week changes as follows. : Sunday MON : Monday : Tuesday WED : Wednesday THU : Thursday : Friday : Saturday MON-SAT: from Monday to Saturday MON-FRI: from Monday to Friday SUN SAT: Sunday and...
  • Page 54 Setting the Timer (continued) Select “MACRO” by pressing the Label Select button. The Commander enters the Timer Macro setting mode. Program the information of the corresponding labels as a procedure to be executed by the timer. If you want to program the component function for the timer Select the component name.
  • Page 55 Repeat Steps 10 and 11. When 32 steps are input, the Macro step programming registered with a beep sound. Then the display returns to step 6. Notes • You can input up to 32 steps for one timer program number. •...
  • Page 56: Changing The Program Already Set Or Changing Another Program That You Select

    Setting the Timer (continued) To change the name of the Timer Macro labels on the display You can change the display of the labels on the display to the most suitable name using up to 8 characters or digits. 1 In Step 4 (page 52), select the Timer Macro label of which name you want to change (for example, PROG4) by keeping the Label Select...
  • Page 57 Press the Label Select button of the program number of which the contents you want to change. With a beep sound, the contents of the selected program (in this case, PROG1) are copied to the program number displayed on the top of the display (in this case, PROG4).
  • Page 58 Setting the Timer (continued) To check the execution of the timer program Follow Steps 1 - 4 on page 51 - 52. Select “TEST” by pressing the Label Select button. You can check the timer program setting by transmitting the Timer Macro signals.
  • Page 59 When the selected program number of which the standby mode is set to off The timer standby mode will be set to on. TIMER Press the SET button. The display returns to the previous one. To switch quickly the timer standby mode to on or off using the TIMER button When the display for...
  • Page 60: To Clear Timer Settings Programmed For A Specific Program Number Label

    Setting the Timer (continued) If you select the program number which has no timer program data The ‘NG’ sound is heard. When you finish the setting of the timer standby mode, press any button other than the SCROLL and Label Select button.
  • Page 61 Select “TIMER” by pressing the Label Select button. The timer program numbers are displayed on the labels. To change the labels (PROG 1- 12), press the SCROLL button repeatedly. Select the program number of which timer contents you want to erase by pressing the Label Select button.
  • Page 62: 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. However, the timer functions while the controls are locked. While pressing the POWER button, press the SCROLL button.
  • Page 63: Adjusting The Automatic-Off Time Of The Backlight Of The Display Window

    Adjusting the Automatic-Off Time of the Backlight of the Display Window The Commander is preset at the factory to brighten the backlight, and to switch off the backlight automatically if you do not operate for more than 5 seconds. To change this setting, perform the following procedure.
  • Page 64: Setting The Key-Touch Beep

    Adjusting the Automatic-Off Time of the Backlight of the Display Window (continued) Select the desired Automatic-Off time of the backlight by pressing the Label Select button. The set Automatic-Off time of the backlight appears. With a beep sound, the Automatic-Off time of the backlight is decided and the setting finishes.
  • Page 65: Adjusting The Contrast Of The Display Window

    Display You can change the display of the component names, the function displays of components, the system macro numbers (SONY OFF, SYSTEM2 - 12) and timer program numbers (PROG1 - 12) on the labels to the most suitable name using up to 8 characters or digits.
  • Page 66 Changing the Names of the Labels on the Display (continued) Keep the SET button pressed for more than a second. “SET” appears on the LCD display. Select “LABEL” by pressing the Label Select button. The Commander enters the Label Input mode. Select the label (COMPO, SYSTEM or TIMER) by pressing the Label Select...
  • Page 67 Go to Step 4. COMPO SYSTEM: Displays the system macro numbers. To change the labels (SONY OFF, SYSTEM2 - 12), press the SCROLL button. Select the system macro number (for example, SYSTEM4) of which the name you want to change by pressing the Label Select button.
  • Page 68: Erasing All The Settings

    Changing the Names of the Labels on the Display (continued) The Commander enters the Label Input mode of the timer program name. Go to Step 4. TIMER Input the name of the label by pressing the Joystick toward Follow Steps 3 - 5, on page 27 - Press the SET button.
  • Page 69 Press the SCROLL button twice to display “CLEAR” on one of the labels. Select “CLEAR” by pressing the Label Select button. Select “ALL” by pressing the Label Select button. Select “YES?,” by pressing the Label Select button. While erasing R R R R R R R R R When erasing finishes,...
  • Page 70: Additional Information

    Additional Information Precautions •Do not drop the unit or subject the unit to shock as malfunction may result. •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 71: Troubleshooting

    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 72 • You may try to program the Power-On function (page 44) for a component label to which the component code of a non- Sony product has been set. This function is only for Sony components. • Learned signals have been programmed for the label to which you want to set the learning, Channel Macro or component macro function.
  • Page 73 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. Remedy • The component could not receive the signal from the Commander successfully.
  • Page 74: 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/ 1 – 9, 0, ENT To change the channel For example, to change to channel 5, press 0 and 5 (or, press 5 and ENT) TV/VIDEO...
  • Page 75: Sat (Digital Satellite)

    SAT (Digital Satellite) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0, ENT To change the channel For example, to change to channel 5, press 0 and 5 (or, press 5 and ENTER) TV/VIDEO To switch the output of the SAT receiver to the TV (When connecting a TV cable or antenna to...
  • Page 76: Digital Cable Box

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) Digital cable box KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0, ENT To change the channel (for example, to change to channel 5, press 0 and 5, or press 5 and ENT) TV/VIDEO To switch the output of the SAT receiver to the...
  • Page 77: Dvd

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0 Number buttons: To set items selected from the screen To select numbers 10 and above To enter a setting or to set items selected from the screen DISPLAY To show the current play status on the screen...
  • Page 78: Vcr1, Vcr2

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) VCR1, VCR2 KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0, ENT To change the channel (for example, to change to channel 5, press 0 and 5, or press 5 and ENT) TV/VIDEO To change the input mode...
  • Page 79: Dvr (Digital Video Recorder)

    DVR (Digital video recorder) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0, ENT To change the channel (for example, to change to channel 5, press 0 and 5, or press 5 and ENT) TV/VIDEO To switch the output of the SAT receiver to the (When connecting a TV cable or antenna to the...
  • Page 80: Cable (Cable Box)

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0 To select the track number (0 selects track To select track numbers above 10, see the descriptions on the PIP button below. To select numbers 10 and above To enter the setting...
  • Page 81: Amp

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ To select the input source: VIDEO 1 To select the input source: VIDEO 2 To select the input source: AUX To select the input source: TUNER To select the input source: CD To select the input source: TAPE To select the input...
  • Page 82: Dat

    Table of Preset Functions (continued) KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ 1 – 9, 0 To select the track number (0 selects track To select track numbers above 10, see the descriptions on the PIP button below. To select numbers 10 and above To enter the setting...
  • Page 83: Tape A, Tape B

    TAPE A, TAPE B KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION POWER To turn the power on/ To rewind To play To fast-forward To record, press N while pressing REC. First release N, then release REC. To stop To pause TV/VIDEO To reverse DISPLAY To change the display mode RECALL...
  • Page 84: Index

    Power-On function 44 Copying settings of a component label 46 Erasing all the settings 68 Sony Corporation Printed in China F, G Factory setting 13, 30, 34, 42, 43, 63, Hold Function 62 Key touch beep 64 LCD 6...

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