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Power On by Remote

Discussion in 'HD-FOX T2 Freeview Receiver' started by Black Hole, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Who else finds it requires a double press to power up the HD-FOX?
     
  2. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I have seen this happen when the original Remote is 'Learned' by a universal Remote e.g. the Harmony. It happens because the the sequence is normally sent repeatedly on the original but only once on the learned remote. The solution is to re-learn the original command by holding the key down longer so that a repeat pattern is learned
     
  3. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Original remote. Neither is it that the second button press is a sustained one. Two brief presses does it, or one very long press.
     
  4. MartinOnline

    MartinOnline Member

    No problem with my original remote RM-F04. Have you worn out the button?
     
  5. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Not that either.
     
  6. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    It could still be something to do with the repetition of the sequence, although why the remote should start sending the sequence only once I couldn't say. You could check to see if the sequence is being repeated by viewing with a digital camera
     
  7. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Although he hasn't chipped in yet, I know a certain holographic phone number of my acquaintance has exactly the same thing. Which is why I raised it. At this stage I'm not so much looking for off-the-cuff hypotheses as data.
     
  8. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    So not looking for a solution then, just a conversation :)
     
  9. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Trying to establish how common it is. I have already tried all the simple answers.

    It is not a high-priority issue (I habitually use a double press to fire up), more of an annoyance. I have never seen the same on the HDR-FOX (despite switching RCs). I have a hunch it is related to the failed boot problem (if I try to turn on again too soon after turning off, the boot cycle crashes back to standby each time and the only way to get it up is to press the box button the moment the power LED turns red).

    Only HD-FOX users can contribute useful observations at this stage.
     
  10. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Yes possibly, If the HD handles Remote Control Commands differently to the HDR
     
  11. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Never had that problem on my HD (original 3-digit code remote).

    The remote control code is common across the two models.
     
  12. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Just asked SWMBO and she says this has happened to her on occasion. I will do some quick tests later on ( when I'm not trying to navigate the Trafford Centre!)
     
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Hmm...

    It's a 3-digit remote I currently use with it. My 4-digit remote is elsewhere, I'll try it when I get a chance. Meanwhile I can test a programmed Harmony (when I judge the power-off to have been long enough).
     
  14. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    One long press or two short ones does it for me. My remote handset is RM-F04/ADB 1.0. Can't remember whether it is 3 or 4-digit.
     
  15. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Mine came with an ADB 1.0, 4-digit remote control.
     
  16. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    You will recall that some remotes are incorrectly marked. I can't remember which way it is, but the relevant topics are in the index.
     
  17. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    It's a 4-digit remote control. Button blinks after entering the 4th number.
     
  18. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Hmm again.

    The Harmony (programmed by downloading definitions from the interweb) started it first go. Then I tried my Humax remote and it also started it first go...
     
  19. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, I also have a 3-digit remote which is labelled ADB 1.0, instead of the normal MDB 1.3, this came with a HDR-FOX T2.
     
  20. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    Weird! It seems using an alternative remote has somehow reset my HD-FOX - after a long series of observations as stated in the OP, it is now responding to the original remote first go.

    I cannot offer any rationale for this, the observations will remain on record on the off-chance somebody else sees something similar. It may be some time before I can test the same "fix" on another HD-FOX of my acquaintance.