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RM-V301
Remote Commander
Operating Instructions
Manual de instrucciones (parte posterior)
© 2000 Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
English
Installing the Batteries
For the customers in the U.S.A.
Slide open the battery compartment and insert two size AA (R6)
WARNING
batteries (not supplied).
Be sure to line up the + and – on the batteries with the + and – on the
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
battery compartment.
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
1
2
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
When to replace the batteries
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Under normal conditions, batteries will last up to six months. If the
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Commander does not operate properly, the batteries might be worn
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
out. Replace the batteries with new ones.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
Notes
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
• Replace both batteries with new ones.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
• Do not take more than 20 minutes to replace the batteries;
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
otherwise, your setting of the code numbers will be erased.
equipment.
Notes on Batteries
• Do not mix old batteries with new ones or mix different types of
Setting Up the Remote Commander
batteries together.
• If the electrolyte inside the battery should leak, wipe the
About Presetting the Commander
contaminated area of the battery compartment with a cloth and
The Commander is preset at the factory to operate Sony brand
replace the old batteries with new ones. To prevent the electrolyte
components.
from leaking, remove the batteries when you plan not to use the
If you're using the Commander with a Sony component, you won't
Commander for a long period of time.
need to preset the Commander before you start using it.
To set up the Commander to use with other (non-Sony)
Setting the Code
manufacturers' components, or to use with a component that is not
preset at the factory, you'll need to follow the instructions in this
Follow the steps 1 and 2 below for each component you plan to use
manual to preset the Commander with the correct code number for
with the Commander.
your components. (See the supplied "Component Code Numbers"
also.)
Step 1: Entering the Code Number
Component that can be preset
Button
Factory setting
1 See the supplied "Component Code numbers", and find the three-
digit code number for the desired component.
TV
TV
Sony TV
If more than one code number is listed, use the number that's
VCR
VCR
Sony VHS VCR
listed first to complete the steps below.
Cable box/Digital satellite receiver/
CBL/SAT
For example, if you're setting up a Philips' VCR, you would use
the code number 035.
Receiver/CD player/Tape deck/
RCVR
Sony receiver
MD deck/DAT deck/DVD player/
If your component isn't listed, see "Searching for the Correct
TV/VCR
DVD
Sony DVD player
Code."
2 Press and release the S (set) button.
Notes
• The Commander can be set up to operate only one component per
3 Press the button of the component that
button – unless their code numbers happen to be the same. For
you want to set up.
example, you cannot set up the Commander to operate a Sony TV
Note
and a Panasonic TV simultaneously (because they use different
code numbers).
On the CBL/SAT, RCVR, and DVD buttons, "cable box", "receiver",
• You may not be able to operate even a Sony brand component with
and "DVD player" are assigned respectively at the factory. But you
the factory presetting. In such a case, follow the procedure in
can also assign other components on these buttons. For details, see
"Setting the Code."
"Changing the Component Type on the CBL/SAT, RCVR, and DVD
buttons."
4 Enter the component's code number.
For example, if you're entering the code
for a Philips VCR, you would press
.
5 Press and release the ENT button to store
4 Press and release one of the following buttons;
3-220-546-11(1)
the code number in the Commander's
to assign a VCR
memory.
to assign a digital satellite receiver
to assign a receiver
6 Go to "Step 2: Checking if the Code Number Works" to finish
to assign a CD player
setting up.
to assign a tape deck
If you press a wrong button in step 4
to assign an MD deck or a DAT deck
Press and release the S (set) button and then go back to step 3.
to assign a TV
to assign a cable box
Step 2: Checking if the Code Number Works
to assign a DVD player
5 Press and release the ENT button.
1 Power on the component you want to set up.
6 Enter the component's code number by following steps 2 to 6 of
2 Aim the Remote Commander at the component and press a button
"Entering the Code Number", or steps 1to 7 of "Searching for the
to check if that button works.
Correct Code."
For example, press the POWER button to see if it works on your
component .
3 Check that the other buttons of the Commander is operating the
Controlling the Volume of Video
corresponding functions of the component.
Components Connected to an Audio
If the Commander Doesn't Seem to Be Working...
System
• First, try repeating these setup procedures using the other codes
listed for your component (see the supplied "Component Code
The Commander is factory preset based on the assumption that you
Numbers").
hear the sound of your video components from your TV's speakers,
• If – after trying all the codes listed for your component – you still
and that you hear the sound of your audio components from the
cannot get the Commander to work properly, try the search
loudspeakers connected to your receiver (or amplifier).
method described in "Searching for the Correct Code."
Factory Setting:
Tip
You can write down the code number on the label inside the battery
Button
compartment lid.
TV
VCR, CBL/SAT*, DVD*
Searching for the Correct Code
RCVR
If you've tried all the code numbers listed for your component and
you still cannot get the Commander to work (or if your component is
* If you assign an audio component on the CBL/SAT or DVD button, you can
control the volume of the receiver (or amplifier) on the RCVR button. If you
not listed in the "Component Code Numbers" tables), try these
assign video components on these buttons, you can control the volume of the
steps.
TV.
1 Power on the component you want to set up. Insert a tape or disc
Thus you can control the volume of your TV or receiver (or
if necessary.
amplifier) while operating a video or audio component without first
2 Press and release the S (set) button.
having to press the TV or RCVR button. For example, to control the
3 Press the button of the component on the Commander that you
volume for your VCR channels, you don't need to press the TV
want to set up.
button first.
However, if your video components are connected to an audio
4 Press and release the CH+ button. Then press and release the
system, you probably hear your TV's or VCR's sound from the
POWER button.
loudspeakers connected to your receiver (or amplifier), not from
5 Repeat step 4 until the correct code number is found.
your TV speakers. In this case, you need to change the factory setting
Each time you press the CH+ button and then the POWER button,
so that you can control the volume of your video components
a new code number will be transmitted.
without first having to switch to the receiver (or amplifier).
Keep trying until your component operates by receiving the
To change the factory setting for the volume control, follow the
transmitted signal from the Commander (e.g., the power turns off,
procedures below.
the CH+ function works, playback starts, etc.) Be patient as you do
this; it may take about 100 tries until the correct code number is
Note
located.
This feature is effective only when a receiver or amplifier is set up on
the RCVR button. You cannot control the volume of a receiver (or
6 When the correct code is found, press the ENT button to store the
amplifier) set up on CBL/SAT or DVD button while operating a
code number in the Commander's memory.
component of another button.
7 Check that the Commander is operating the other functions of
your component by pressing the corresponding buttons on the
Commander. If they seem to be working properly, you're done
Changing the Factory Setting for the
setting up the Commander.
Volume Control
If the component does not operate properly, repeat steps 1 to 6 and
1 Press and release the S (set) button.
search for another code.
2 Press the RCVR button.
If you still cannot get the Commander to work properly, see
"Troubleshooting."
3 Press the VOL+ button.
4 Press the ENT button.
Changing the Component Type on the CBL/
The volume control setting is changed to "receiver/amplifier." You
SAT, RCVR, and DVD buttons
can control the volume of the receiver (or amplifier) of the RCVR
button while selecting any component.
At the factory, "cable box" is assigned on the CBL/SAT button,
"receiver" on the RCVR button, and "DVD player" on the DVD
Notes
button. By completing the following procedure, you can change this
• If you are using more than one receiver (or amplifier) and have set
setting so that you can set up any component on these buttons.
it on the CBL/SAT or DVD button, when selecting these buttons you
cannot control the volume of the receiver (or amplifier) of the RCVR
1 Press the S (set) button and release it.
button.
2 Press the CBL/SAT, RCVR, or DVD button.
Your Code Number
3 Press and release the x (stop) button.
• If you change the setting of the RCVR button to a component other
than a receiver or amplifier, the volume control setting of video
components will return to "TV" even if you have changed the
factory preset volume control. In this case, you will not be able to
control the volume from audio components other than a receiver
or amplifier.
To reset to factory preset volume control
In step 3 above, press VOL– instead.
Operating a Component
1 Press the button of the desired
component on the Commander.
2 Point the Commander directly at the
component.
3 Press the button for the function you want to use.
See "Remote Button Descriptions" for complete descriptions of the
buttons on the Commander.
Notes on Using the Remote Commander
Basically, use this Commander in the same way as the Commanders
supplied with your components.
• Using this Commander will not increase the functions of your
components. The functions of the Commander are limited to the
functions of the components themselves. For example, if your TV
does not have a MUTING function, the MUTING button on this
Controls the volume of
Commander will not function with your TV.
TV
• Some functions of the component may not work with this
Commander.
TV
• If your cable box can control volume, be sure to set its volume
Receiver (or amplifier)
switch to a medium position. If the volume on the cable box is
turned down completely, you will not be able to adjust your TV's
volume with the Commander.
Setting a channel with a single button
(Channel Macro function)
You can program the Channel Macro function on any of the buttons
listed below (macro keys).
For example, instead of pressing
,
, and then ENT button to
change the TV channel, you can perform these operations by
pressing only the N button.
The macro keys are:
N, m, M, x, X, and zREC.
(During TV, cable box, or digital satellite receiver operations only.)
The series of operations that can be programmed must be consisted
of two to four sequential pressings of
to
buttons or ENT button.
Note
The Channel Macro function may not work correctly for some
components.
To program a series of operations
1 Press the desired component select button.
(You can select "TV", "cable box", or "digital satellite receiver"
only.)
2 While pressing the desired macro key, press the buttons required
for the operations in sequence.
For example, to program
t
t ENT on the N button, hold
down N first, press
,
, and ENT in sequence, and then release
N.
Notes
• Even if you try to program more than four operations and press the
corresponding buttons in step 2 above, only the first four buttons
that were pressed will be programmed.
• If you try to program only one operation on a macro key, the
setting operation will be rejected.
• You can program the Channel Macro function for up to three
components only. To program for the fourth component, first clear
all macro keys for a component.
To change or clear the program
Operating a TV, VCR, or cable box
When you want to change the setting or if you are no longer using
3, 4, and 5
9 TV/VCR: To call up the MENU
that programmed operation, follow the procedure below to
display.
overwrite or clear the program.
TV: To operate the Picture-in-
qd and qf
Picture function. Press each
1 Hold down the macro key that you want to change or clear.
button or combination of
To change the channel. For
example, to change to channel
buttons as described in the
2 After waiting for about three seconds, press the new sequence of
5, press 0 and 5 (or press 5 and
table below.
buttons, or, to clear the program, press and release
, and then
VCR:
ENT).
press and release ENT.
qh TV: To operate SLEEP function
N: To play.
3 Release the macro key.
on the TV. (Works only for a
x: To stop.
m: To rewind.
TV with the SLEEP function.)
Note
qj TV/VCR: To enter the selection.
M: To fast-forward.
Be sure to wait for about three seconds in step 2 above. While you
qk Channel up: +
zREC: To record, press N
are holding down the macro key and waiting, the programmed
while pressing z.
Channel down: –
signals are transmitted; therefore, if you are aiming the Commander
ql TV/cable box: To operate
7 TV: To display the current
at your component, the programmed operations may be performed
JUMP, FLASHBACK or
channel on TV.
before you go on with the procedure.
VCR: To expose the on-screen
CHANNEL RETURN function on
display.
the TV depending on the
setting of the TV's
8 TV/VCR: To move the cursor
manufacturer.
Troubleshooting
upward, downward, to the left,
or to the right.
VCR: To cancel.
If you have problems setting up or using the Commander:
Notes
• When setting up the Commander, carefully go through the procedures
• There may be cases you may turn on/off the cable box by pressing the CH+ or
described in "Setting the Code." If the code that's listed first for your
CH– buttons on the Commander.
component doesn't work, try all the codes for your component - in the order
• If your cable box can control volume, be sure to set its volume control to a
in which they're listed. If all the codes fail to work (or if your component is
medium position. If the volume on the cable box is turned down completely,
not listed in this manual), try using the procedures in "Searching for the
you will not be able to adjust your TV's volume with the Commander.
Correct Code."
• Check that you're aiming the Commander directly at the component, and that
PIP operations
there are no obstructions between the Commander and the component.
Press
To
• Make sure the batteries you're using are not worn out, and that they're
inserted correctly.
zREC
Turn on/off the "window" picture.*
• Check that the button of the TV, VCR, CBL/SAT, RCVR, or DVD is pressed to
PIP and ENT
Turn off the "window" picture.
choose your desired component.
• Check that the component has infrared remote capability. For example, if
m or M
Change the TV channel in the "window" picture.
your component didn't come with a remote commander, it probably isn't
PIP and TV/VIDEO
Change the input mode of the "window" picture.
capable of being controlled by a remote commander.
x
Move the location of the "window" picture.
• If your video components are connected to an audio system, make sure
N
Swap the "main" picture and the "window" picture.
you've set up the Commander as described in "Controlling the Volume of
X
Freeze the "window" picture.
Video Components Connected to an Audio System."
• Should any problem persist, reset the Commander to the factory setting by
pressing the POWER, TV/VIDEO and VOL– buttons simultaneously.
* If the "window" picture does not turn off this way, try pressing ENT while
pressing PIP.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
Note
If you have programmed the Channel Macro function for TV operation, the
Customer Support Information
button used as a macro key cannot be used for PIP operation.
If – after you've read through this manual – you still cannot get the
Remote Commander to work properly, call the Sony Customer
Support Helpline at 1-800-822-2217.
Operating a digital satellite receiver
3 To use the "FAVORITE"
qg To bring up the Master Guide.
function.
qh To bring up the Station Index.
Remote Button Descriptions
6 To switch the output of the
qj To select the channel that's
digital satellite receiver to the
highlighted. To bring up the
TV. (When you connect a TV
Station Index when a program
General
cable or antenna to the receiver,
guide is not displayed
1 To set up the Commander.
the output switches between a
qk Channel up: +
2 Component select buttons. To
TV and SAT program.)
Channel down: –
8 To scroll through the Master
switch to the operations of each
To page through the guide
component, press the button on
Guide.
when a program guide is
which that component is
9 To call up the MENU display.
displayed.
qd and qf
assigned.
ql To tune to the last tuned
q; *Volume up: +
To change the channel. For
station.
Volume down: –
example, to change to channel
5, press 0 and 5 (or press 5 and
qa *To mute the volume on TV or
receiver (amplifier).
ENT).
qs To turn on and off the power of
the selected component.
* These buttons control the volume of
either TV or receiver (amplifier). See
"Controlling the Volume of Video
Components Connected to an
Audio System" for details.
Operating a receiver/amplifier
6 To switch input source by each
qk Presetting frequency up: +,
pressing.
down: –
qd To select the input source:
Tuning frequency up: +,
1 selects VIDEO 1
down: –
2 selects VIDEO 2
ql To shift band (FM/AM).
3 selects AUX
4 selects TUNER
5 selects CD
6 selects TAPE
7 selects MD
8 selects TV
9 selects PHONO
0 selects DVD
Operating a CD player, an MD deck, or a DAT deck
3 To select numbers 10 and
5 MD deck/DAT deck: To record,
press N while pressing z/
above. For example, to select
First release N, then release z.
track 15, press PIP and then
press 5.
qd To select the track number. 0
4 N: To play.
selects track 10. To select track
numbers above 10, see the
m: To select previous track.
M: To select next track.
descriptions on the PIP button
x: To stop.
above.
ql CD player/MD deck: To select
X: To pause.
next disc.
Operating a tape deck
3, 4, and 5
ENT: To reverse.
Tape operation buttons.
: To play.
For dual cassette decks,
: To rewind.
operation buttons for Deck A
: To fast-forward.
(for Sony-brand dual cassette
: To stop.
deck, buttons for Deck B).
MENU: To record, press
PIP: To reverse.
while pressing MENU.
N: To play.
First release
, and
m: To rewind.
then release MENU.
M: To fast-forward.
OK: To pause.
zREC: To record, press N
ql To select Deck A or Deck B
while pressing zREC.
(dual cassette deck only).
First release N, then
If your tape deck's commander has
release zREC.
one set of tape operating buttons, and
x: To stop.
has an A/B button for the deck
X: To pause.
selection, use the RECALL button to
8, 9, qf, and qj
select Deck A or Deck B.
Operation buttons for Deck B
(for Sony-brand dual cassette
deck, buttons for Deck A).
Operating a DVD player
3 To select numbers 10 and
9 To display the DVD menu.
above. For example, to select
qd Number buttons : To set items
track 15, press PIP and then
selected from the screen.
press 5.
qf To enter the setting. To set
4 N: To play.
items selected from the screen.
m: To rewind.
qg To clear the selected characters
M: To fast-forward.
from the screen.
x: To stop.
qh To switch the subtitle.
X: To pause.
qj To execute items selected from
5 To display the title menu.
the screen.
6 To change the sound.
qk To proceed to next/previous
7 To show the current play status
location or song.
on the screen.
ql To return to the last previous
8 To move the cursor upward,
screen.
downward, to the left, or to the
right.
Specifications
Operable distance
Approx. 7 m (23 ft) (varies depending of the
component of each manufacturer)
Power requirements
Two size AA (R6) batteries (not supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 6 months (varies depending on frequency of
use)
Dimensions
Approx. 61
191 30 mm (w/h/d)
(2
1
/
7
5
/
1
1
/
in.)
2
8
4
Mass
Approx. 100 g (3.5 oz.) (not including batteries)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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