The AVR 525 is equipped with a powerful remote
control that will control not only the receiver's func-
tions, but also most popular brands of audio and video
equipment, including CD players, cassette decks, TV
sets, cable boxes, VCRs, satellite receivers and other
home-theater equipment. Once the AVR 525's remote
is programmed with the codes for the products you
own, it is possible to eliminate most other remotes and
replace them with the convenience of a single, backlit
universal remote control.
Programming the Remote
The AVR 525 remote is factory-programmed for all AVR
functions, as well as those of most Harman Kardon CD
changers, DVD players, CD players and cassette decks.
In addition, by following one of the methods below, you
may program the remote to operate a wide range of
devices from other manufacturers.
Direct Code Entry
This method is the easiest way to program your
remote to work with different products.
1. Use the tables in the following pages to determine
the three-digit code or codes that match both the
product type (e.g., VCR, TV) and the specific brand
name. If there is more than one number for a
brand, make note of the different choices.
2. Turn on the unit you wish to program into the
AVR 525 remote.
3. Press and hold both the Input Selector
the product you wish to control (e.g., VCR, TV) and
the Mute button
at the same time. When
the red light under the Input Selector
lit and the Program/SPL Indicator
amber and begins flashing, release the buttons.
It is important that you begin the next step within
4. Point the AVR 525's remote towards the unit to be
programmed, and enter the first three-digit code
number using the Numeric Keys
turns off, the correct code has been entered. Press
the Input Selector
again, and note that the
red light will flash three times before going dark to
confirm the entry.
5. If the device to be programmed in does NOT turn
off, continue to enter three-digit code numbers
until the equipment turns off. At this point, the cor-
rect code has been entered. Press the Input
again and note that the red light
under the Input Selector
will flash three
times before going dark to confirm the entry.
6. Try all of the functions on the remote to make cer-
tain that the product operates properly. Keep in
mind that many manufacturers use a number of
different combinations of codes, so it is a good
idea to make certain that not only the Power
control, but the volume, channel and transport
controls work as they should. If functions do not
work properly, you may need to use a different
7. If a code cannot be entered to turn the unit off, if
the code for your product does not appear in the
tables in this manual, or if not all functions oper-
ate properly, try programming the remote with
the Auto Search Method.
Auto Search Method
If the unit you wish to include in the AVR 525's remote
is not listed in the code tables in this manual or if the
code does not seem to operate properly, you may wish
to program the correct code using the Auto Search
method that follows:
1. Turn on the unit that you wish to include in the
AVR 525 remote.
2. Press the Input Selector
product to be entered (e.g., VCR, TV) and the
buttons until the red light under the Input Selector
stays lit and the Program/SPL Indicator
turns amber and begins flashing. The next step
must take place while the red light is on, and it
must begin within 20 seconds after the light
3. Point the AVR 525 remote towards the unit to be
programmed, and press either
. Each press will send out a series of codes
from the remote's built-in database. When the unit
being programmed turns off, release
, as that is your indication that the correct code
is in use.
4. Press the Input Selector
the Input Selector will flash three times before
going dark to confirm the entry.
5. Try all of the functions on the remote to make cer-
. If the unit
tain that the product operates. Keep in mind that
many manufacturers use a number of different
combinations of codes, and it is a good idea to
make certain that not only the Power control
works, but also the volume, channel and transport
controls, as appropriate. If all functions do not work
properly, you may need to Auto-Search for a dif-
ferent code, or enter a code via the Direct Code
When the code has been entered using the Auto
Search method, it is always a good idea to find out the
exact code so that it may be easily reentered if neces-
sary. You may also read the codes to verify which
device has been programmed to a specific Control
1. Press and hold both the Input Selector
2. Press the Set Button
Example: One blink, followed by a one-second pause,
followed by six blinks, followed by a one-second
pause, followed by ten blinks indicates that the code
has been set to 160.
for the type of
For future reference enter the setup codes for the
equipment in your system here:
at the same time. Hold both
DVD ____________ CD ________________
VID1/VCR __________ VID2/TV __________
VID3/CBL ________ VID3/SAT __________
VID4 ____________ TAPE______________
In addition to using codes from the remote's internal
code library, the AVR 525's remote is able to "learn"
codes from remotes that may not be in the code
library. In addition, you may use this function to "learn
over" the codes from a preprogrammed device to add
; the red light under
functions not included in the preprogrammed codes.
To learn or transfer codes from an IR remote to the
AVR 525's remote, follow these steps:
1. Place the front of the original remote with the code
2. Select the button on the remote that you wish to
3. Press the Input Selector
for the device you wish to find the code for and
the Mute Button
at the same time. The
will turn amber
and begin flashing, and the red light under the
will stay lit. Release the but-
tons and begin the next step within 20 seconds.
. The Program/SPL
will then blink green in a sequence
that corresponds to the three-digit code, with a one-
second pause between each digit. Count the num-
ber of blinks between each pause to determine the
digit of the code. One blink is the number 1, two
blinks is the number 2, and so forth. Ten blinks are
used to indicate a "0. "
being sent so that it is facing the IR Transmitter
on the AVR 525 remote "head-to-
head. " The remotes should be between one and
three inches apart.
use as the device selector for the codes about
to be entered. This may be any of the Input
button chosen and
the Learn Button
at the same time. Hold
these buttons until the Program/SPL Indicator
flashes amber and the light under the device
selector button turns red. Release the buttons.