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Sony RM-VLZ620 Operating Instructions Manual

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4-170-639-12 (1)
Integrated
Remote Commander
Operating Instructions
RM-VLZ620
© 2010 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-170-639-12 (1) Integrated Remote Commander Operating Instructions RM-VLZ620 © 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 For the customers in the U.S.A. WARNING This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 3: Features

    You can centralize control of all of your Sony devices (page 10). The RM-VLZ620 is preset at the factory to operate any Sony device. You can also control non-Sony devices (page 12). The RM-VLZ620 can be used to operate major manufacturer’s A/V devices by setting the manufacturer’s code.
  • Page 4: Flow Chart For Setting Up Your Rm-Vlz620

    Flow Chart for Setting Up Your RM-VLZ620 For a Sony Device Turn on your device by the Device Select button (page 10). Sony TV Operate your device with the preset function (page 6). For a Non-Sony Device ©2010 Sony Corporation Set the manufacturer’s code (page 12).
  • Page 5: Advanced Features

    Advanced Features Teach signals (page 20). If the Manufacturer’s code cannot be found Program a consecutive procedure (page 28). For more convenient features...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Controlling Sony Devices with the RM-VLZ620 ... 10 Setting the Manufacturer’s Code for Non-Sony Devices ... 12 Setting the manufacturer’s code ...13 Searching for the Manufacturer’s Code for Non-Sony Devices ... 15 Checking the manufacturer’s code you have set ...16 Adjusting the Volume ... 17 Controlling volume via an amplifier ...18...
  • Page 7 Table of Preset Functions TV button ... 37 TV ...37 Projector ...37 DVD button ... 38 DVD player/recorder ...38 BD button ... 39 Blu-ray Disc/HD-DVD player ...39 CBL (SAT) button ... 40 Cable set top box ...40 Satellite receiver...40 DVR (PVR) button... 41 Digital video recorder/personal video recorder ...41 VCR button ...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Installing the Batteries Slide open the battery compartment lid and insert two size AA (R6) dry batteries (not supplied). Insert the batteries (negative end first) into the battery compartment as shown below. Note Even if you replace the batteries, your manufacturer’s code settings or learned/ programmed remote signals remain stored.
  • Page 9: Location Of Controls

    Location of Controls The function of the buttons varies depending on settings/operating modes. The “Table of Preset Functions” (page 36) shows how the RM- VLZ620 generally operates for each device in the factory preset mode. 1 SET indicator Lights or flashes during settings. 2 SET button 3 Device Select buttons Light with the button press to...
  • Page 10: Controlling Devices

    RM-VLZ620 (page 20).  To control other Sony devices that are not preset at the factory, set the manufacturer’s code for the device (page 12).  Some devices that do not support infrared signals will not work with the RM-VLZ620.
  • Page 11 To clear automatic power-on control for a Sony device SET/SET indicator Device Select buttons ,  The Device Select buttons are preset to automatically turn on the selected device when pressed. To clear auto power-on control, perform the procedure below.
  • Page 12: Which Device Select Button Is Set

    Device Select button, you cannot set the automatic power-on control on the button. If you change to the code of a non-Sony device after setting automatic power-on control, the control will be cleared.  If you attempt automatic power-on control...
  • Page 13: Setting The Manufacturer's Code

    Setting the manufacturer’s code SET/SET indicator Device Select buttons Number buttons Example: To set up a Philips TV (01454) Refer to the supplied “Manufacturer’s Code List,” and find the five-digit manufacturer’s code for the desired device. If more than one manufacturer’s code is listed, use the code that is listed first. It is recommended to keep a note of the codes for your devices, for easy reference later.
  • Page 14: Code Setting

    Note If the setting is incomplete, the SET indicator flashes once and the indicators turn off. Start again from the beginning. If you enter a manufacturer’s code that is not listed in the supplied “Manufacturer’s Code List, ” the setting will be canceled. To operate the device Press the Device Select button for the device you want to operate.
  • Page 15: Searching For The Manufacturer's Code For Non-Sony Devices

    Searching for the Manufacturer’s Code for Non-Sony Devices If you cannot find the manufacturer’s code in the supplied “Manufacturer’s Code List, ” set the code using the Search function. Note If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while setting, the setting will be canceled, and must be restarted.
  • Page 16: Checking The Manufacturer's Code You Have Set

    When the device turns off, release the button. If you overshoot the required code, you can search for the next or previous code using the  or  button. Press . The SET indicator flashes three times, and the indicators turn off. 3 flashes To cancel the process Press SET anytime.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Volume

    The SET indicator and selected Device Select button flash in sequence according to the manufacturer’s code you set. Count the number of flashes to determine the code number. Digit First flashes once flashes 5 times Second flashes twice flashes rapidly* Third flashes flashes 3 times 8 times Fourth flashes flashes 4 times 3 times Fifth flashes flashes 5 times once * Flashing rapidly indicates “0.
  • Page 18: Controlling Volume Via An Amplifier

    Controlling volume via an amplifier If your TV (or other video device) is connected to an amplifier or DVD Home Theater, you may want to hear the sound from the speakers via your amplifier. In this case, change the factory preset so that you can control the volume of your audio device without switching the controlling device from video to...
  • Page 19 Press the Device Select button to which the connected amplifier is assigned. The SET indicator flashes three times and the indicators turn off. 3 flashes To cancel the process Press SET anytime. To reset the volume control Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds. The SET indicator lights up. While keeping SET held down, press the Device Select button you want to reset.
  • Page 20: Teaching The Rm-Vlz620 New Functions (Learning Function)

    Teaching the RM- VLZ620 New Functions (Learning Function) If you cannot control a device, even after correctly setting the manufacturer’s code, you can teach the RM-VLZ620 new functions by using the original remote control supplied with the device. You can teach a function to all the buttons (except SET) for any device mode.
  • Page 21 Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds. While keeping SET held down, press , then release both buttons. The SET indicator lights up. Enter  - 8 - 8. The SET indicator flashes three times to indicate that the setting mode has been entered. 3 flashes Press the Device Select button for the device you want to control. The selected Device Select button lights up. Press the button on the RM- VLZ620 you want to teach.
  • Page 22  When you teach the signals of an interactive signal exchange system remote control unit (supplied with certain Sony’s amplifiers) to the RM-VLZ620, the response signal of the main unit may interfere with the learning of the RM- VLZ620.
  • Page 23 To clear the learned function of a single button Example: To clear the learned function from number button 1 in DVD mode Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds. While keeping SET held down, press , then release both buttons. The SET indicator lights up. Enter  - 0 - . The SET indicator flashes three times to indicate that the setting mode has been entered.
  • Page 24: Teaching The Device Select Or System Control Buttons

    Enter  - 0 - 5. The SET indicator flashes three times to indicate that the setting mode has been entered. 3 flashes Press the desired Device Select button. When the learned functions is cleared, the SET indicator flashes three times and the indicators turn off. 3 flashes To cancel the process Press SET anytime.
  • Page 25 Example: To teach the DVD input signal of your amplifier to the DVD Device Select button (when the DVD input can be selected with one button press) Place the RM-VLZ620 head to head with your device’s remote control. Remote control for your device About 3 – 8 cm (1 – 3 in.) away Note If you do not perform learning steps within 10 seconds at any point during the process, learning mode is canceled.
  • Page 26 To clear the learned function from the Device Select button or SYSTEM CONTROL button Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds. The SET indicator lights up. While keeping SET held down, press Enter  - 0 - . The SET indicator flashes three times.
  • Page 27: Additional Features

    Additional Features Assigning a Channel to Each Number Button Channel selecting procedures can be programmed to the number buttons (0 – ) for each device mode, which allows you to select any channel number directly with a single press of a number button. Notes ...
  • Page 28: Programming The Rm-Vlz620 Consecutive Procedures

    Enter the desired channel number. Notes  You can press up to four buttons among the number buttons,  (dot), and ENTER. If you press any other button, the SET indicator flashes once and turns off, and the setting is canceled.  If you press four buttons, the setting mode ends and the channel will be programmed.
  • Page 29 SET/SET indicator Device Select buttons , 8, 1 SYSTEM CONTROL buttons Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds. While keeping SET held down, press , then release both buttons. The SET indicator lights up. Enter  - 8 - 1. The SET indicator flashes three times to indicate that the setting mode has been entered. 3 flashes Press a SYSTEM CONTROL button or Device Select button you want to...
  • Page 30  You can press any button other than the SET or SYSTEM CONTROL buttons.  You can skip the POWER button for Sony devices by using automatic power-on control instead.  If you have programmed an incorrect operation by mistake, the setting is canceled.
  • Page 31: Locking The Controls (Hold Function)

    Locking the Controls (Hold Function) To prevent accidental operation, you can lock all the buttons with the Hold function. It is recommended to use this function to prevent children from misoperating devices such as air conditioners. SET/SET indicator POWER Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds.
  • Page 32: Restoring The Factory Settings

    Restoring the Factory Settings You can clear all the settings (manufacturer’s codes, learned functions, and programmed consecutive procedures), and reset the RM-VLZ620 to its factory settings. If you want to clear the settings for any Device Select button, see page Press and hold SET for more than 3 seconds.
  • Page 33: Other Information

    Other 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 near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand, moisture, rain or mechanical shock.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    “Manufacturer’s Code List. ” Set a manufacturer’s code again with the search function (page 15). system remote control unit (supplied with some of Sony’s amplifiers) to the RM-VLZ620, the response signal of the main unit may interfere with the learning of the RM-VLZ620. In such a case, move to a place where the signals will not reach the main unit (e.g., another room, etc.).
  • Page 35 Device Select button. Clear the learned function or device, pressing that programmed procedure. Device Select button This function is for Sony devices only. does not function correctly. A consecutive  When you program a consecutive procedure, make sure to procedure does not follow the correct steps (pages 28).
  • Page 36: Table Of Preset Functions

    Table of Preset Functions The function of the buttons varies depending on settings/operating modes. The following table (page 37 through page 45) shows how the RM-VLZ620 generally operates for each device in the preset mode. You can assign another device to any of the Device Select buttons except TV.
  • Page 37: Tv Button

    TV button The buttons operate as below in the factory preset mode. KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION Selects VIDEO 1 input.   Selects VIDEO 2 input.  Selects HDMI input.  Selects RGB input.   PIP INPUT   Changes the input of the “window”...
  • Page 38: Dvd Button

    DVD button The buttons operate as below in the factory preset mode. DVD player/recorder KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION Opens/closes the disc tray.   Skips to the previous   chapter/track. Briefly replays the scene  (Flash –). Briefly fast forwards the ...
  • Page 39: Bd Button

    BD button The buttons operate as below in the factory preset mode. Blu-ray Disc/HD-DVD player KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION Opens/closes the disc tray.   Skips to the previous   chapter/track. Briefly replays the scene  (Flash –). Briefly fast forwards the ...
  • Page 40: Cbl (Sat) Button

    CBL (SAT) button The buttons operate as below in the factory preset mode. Cable set top box KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION Proceeds to the previous   location. Briefly replays the scene  (Flash –). Briefly fast forwards the  scene (Flash +). Proceeds to the next ...
  • Page 41: Dvr (Pvr) Button

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION Enables the Favorite  FAVORITES function. Displays program  INFO information. Displays the Satellite dish  OPTIONS menu/Station Index. Tunes to the last tuned  RECALL station. Switches the channel up/  CH +/– down. Enables the Sleep function ...
  • Page 42: Vcr Button

    KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION DISPLAY  INFO Displays the playback information. Selects the channel  RECALL previously selected. Switches the channel up/  CH +/– down. Enables the Sleep function  SLEEP (when available). Enters the selected item.  ENTER * These buttons correspond to TiVo service or the Replay service.
  • Page 43: Cd Button

     POWER  INFO  Stops*. Mutes the amplifier’s  MUTING volume. Press again to turn muting up. Enables the Sleep function  SLEEP (when available). * Activated when using a dual cassette deck (for deck A of Sony device).
  • Page 44: Amp Button

    AMP button The buttons operate as below in the factory preset mode. Amplifier/receiver KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION Fast reverses.   Plays.   Fast forwards.   Records.   Pauses.   Stops.   Turns the volume up/ ...
  • Page 45 KEY DISPLAY FUNCTION BAND  RECALL Selects FM/AM. Mutes the volume. Press  MUTING again to turn muting off. Presets or tunes frequency  CH +/– up/down. Enables the Sleep function  SLEEP (when available). Enters the selected item.  ENTER...
  • Page 46: Index

    Preset devices 10, 12 Preset manufacturer’s code 10, 12 Programming Assigning a channel 27 Consecutive procedures 28 Restoring the factory settings 32 Searching Manufacturer’s code for Non-Sony devices 15 Setting Manufacturer’s code 13 Specifications 33 SYSTEM CONTROL buttons Programming a consecutive...
  • Page 48: Quick Setup Guide

    Searching for the manufacturer’s code (page 15) Turn on your device. Press and hold to start searching. Automatic power-on control (page 11) (Sony devices only) [To clear] Press SET for over 3 sec. Changing the volume control setting (page 18)
  • Page 49 Clearing the learned function (page 23) [from a single button] (e.g., clear the learned function from number button 1 in DVD mode) Press SET for over 3 sec. [from a SYSTEM CONTROL or Device Select button] (page 26) In Step 3 above, press the SYSTEM CONTROL button, or press the Device Select button for over 3 sec., then skip Step 4.
  • Page 52 Printed in China...