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Remote Code Needed for a Curtis LED2400A TV

I recently purchased a Curtis LED2400A television.  This TV is from Curtis International and not Curtis Mathes.  The instruction manual says the TV follows NEC's universal remote code.  I have the silver AT&T U-Verse standard remote.  I have followed the instructions for programming the remote but none of the codes seem to work for this TV.  I tried the NEC codes and I tried the codes for Sylvania and RCA since Curtis manufactures those brands too.  I also tried the automatic search method for determining the code and I tried the on-screen setup help method.  So far, I have not been able to get the AT&T U-Verse remote to work with the Curtis LED2400A TV.

 

Does anyone have a code that works?

 

Has anyone been able to get the AT&T U-Verse remote to work with any Curtis TV?  If so, what did you do?

I recently purchased a Curtis LED2400A television.  This TV is from Curtis International and not Curtis Mathes.  The instruction manual says the TV follows NEC's universal remote code.  I have the silver AT&T U-Verse standard remote.  I have followed the instructions for programming the remote but none of the codes seem to work for this TV.  I tried the NEC codes and I tried the codes for Sylvania and RCA since Curtis manufactures those brands too.  I also tried the automatic search method for determining the code and I tried the on-screen setup help method.  So far, I have not been able to get the AT&T U-Verse remote to work with the Curtis LED2400A TV.

 

Does anyone have a code that works?

 

Has anyone been able to get the AT&T U-Verse remote to work with any Curtis TV?  If so, what did you do?

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Today I purchased a Logitech Harmony 200 remote ($17.88 from Walmart).  The remote was quickly programmed and tested and it is working to control the Curtis LED2400A TV and the AT&T U-verse box from the single remote.

 

The Curtis LED2400A TV is not in the Logitech Harmony database.  it was necessary to use the remote which came with the TV to program the Harmony 200.  That process is quick and painless, much better than trying to use remote codes.

 

So far, I like this remote so well, that I may buy a couple more of them to use in other areas of the house.

 

Thank you for taking time to reply to my post and thanks for the suggestion.  The Logitech Harmony 200 certainly worked for me.  You can't beat the price either.

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jpw050 - I believe there have been others asking about Curtis. Never saw a U-verse solution. You can google for it.

Checked Logitech Harmony. They do not support 2400, but they do support 2440. & they do have learning. 2440 may match yours, if not you can use learning. The least expensive is refurb model 300 at newegg.com - less than $18 incl shipping.


I have recommended to many people that were unable to find codes to support their devices with the U-verse remote that they get a Logitech Harmony remote.
 
Many of those people feel they do not want to, or should not have to, spend their own money for a remote.
 
Others, have a very complex setup and are willing to spend their money to maximize their viewing experience.

The U-verse remote is effective for some subset of basic control functions on the most popular equipment, The Harmony provides more efficient control of complex setups across a broader range of equipment.

Until sometime in 2011 the Harmony only offered expensive models (over $100). In 2011 they introduced the model 300 ($30) followed by the model 200 ($20). These only support one activity (Not many for a Harmony, but same as U-verse) - Watch TV.
 
This writeup shows that, even though the basic descriptions sound the same, there are functional advantages to the Harmony. The question is - Is it worth spending $$ for the Harmony.

Basic Similarity (Logitech Harmony Model 300 vs. U-verse remote) -
 
Both can control four devices (STB, TV, DVD, Aux) under one activity - Watch TV.

Logitech Harmony Model 300 advantages -
 
Must be able to do something no other remote can do to convince you to spend $30 to buy it so Logitech can make a profit.
 
Monster library of supported devices built on budget for expensive remotes (amazing how libraries grow over the years).

You can predetermine support of make & model via web site (http://myremotesetup.com/EasyZapper/New/Main.asp?WebProcessAction=Start&ReturnUrl=%2FEasyZapper%2F%2...

Since device support is defined in detail, a Logitech customer service rep (CSR) can help with any problems. When anything new comes out it can be added to your existing remote via download.
 
To program - Enter device make model in computer  based wizard. When device is supported, all functions are supported. IR signals can be learned from device remote.
 
IR/function/button  map - You can map any button to any function. You can pick buttons based on your preference, instead of someone else's. Logitech can add any new IR code format to function mapping via download. CSR can download changes that affect only you,
 
Watch TV button - Turns on/off programmed devices. Sets correct input. Ability to sequence devices and introduce delay between devices.
 
Change from Watch TV mode to individual device control with one button push and vice-versa. Same volume/mute buttons will affect different devices (STB, TV, HT) depending on device selected and the one user selected for the Watch TV activity. Note that the U-verse phantom mute can be un-muted with four logical button pushes - device mode, STB, mute, return to watch TV mode.
 
Able to buy more advanced remotes for more money - Each step up adds more devices, more activities(e.g. Watch OTA, Watch DVD, Watch TV with HT sound), more display (LCD screen) of functions & recharge-ablity .

Multiple activities appears to be a concept unique to the Logitech Harmony. It allows the same buttons to be programmed to different sets of functions/devices based on what the viewer is watching (i.e. an activity). The button map is unique to the activity. It can be as similar or different between activities/devices as you need it to be. It is especially valuable for complex setups and/or people with only basic knowledge of the operation of the remote.
 
*****************************************************************************************************

U-verse remote limitations -
 
U-verse  remote is provided free to watch U-verse TV. Support for some functions on some other devices is included so that it can be called "universal". But there is no business driver to spend money to assure full support of all functions on all possible devices .
 
Limited library of supported devices. Vague lists by type/mfgr. No model detail. No definitive/comprehensive list of codes. No "not supported" statement. If support is not accomplished, there is no way to find out if it should be supported until you find that the remote works for you. Since device support is not defined in detail, customer service rep cannot help with problems.
 
To program- Enter an arbitrary code that may be difficult (or impossible) to determine or step through every possible entry using the search method. Possibly finding some partially supported sets along the way.  No IR learning.
 
IR/function/button  map - Button/IR map cannot change (need new physical remote). IR/function map can only change if U-verse globally changes STB software. No ability to provide individual tuning.
 
Watch TV (ATT/power) -  Turns on/off programmed devices. Does not set input. No ability to sequence devices or introduce delay.
 
Default mode of operation is Watch TV (Channel change on STB, Volume on TV, Power up STB/TV). To vary operation requires reprogramming with more arbitrary codes applied to individual functions. No clear distinction between Watch TV and individual device control (i.e. It is difficult to change operation between Watch TV and controlling individual devices by programming with codes.)

To clear phantom mute - att/ok - 955 - att - enter - mute - att/ok - 955 - tv - enter. 12 button pushes, where two are two finger. If you can remember how to do it.
 
Point anywhere remote is the only extra cost upgrade - provides RF (with STB pairing) and learning IR.

*************************************************************************************
jpw050 - I believe there have been others asking about Curtis. Never saw a U-verse solution. You can google for it.

Checked Logitech Harmony. They do not support 2400, but they do support 2440. & they do have learning. 2440 may match yours, if not you can use learning. The least expensive is refurb model 300 at newegg.com - less than $18 incl shipping.


I have recommended to many people that were unable to find codes to support their devices with the U-verse remote that they get a Logitech Harmony remote.
 
Many of those people feel they do not want to, or should not have to, spend their own money for a remote.
 
Others, have a very complex setup and are willing to spend their money to maximize their viewing experience.

The U-verse remote is effective for some subset of basic control functions on the most popular equipment, The Harmony provides more efficient control of complex setups across a broader range of equipment.

Until sometime in 2011 the Harmony only offered expensive models (over $100). In 2011 they introduced the model 300 ($30) followed by the model 200 ($20). These only support one activity (Not many for a Harmony, but same as U-verse) - Watch TV.
 
This writeup shows that, even though the basic descriptions sound the same, there are functional advantages to the Harmony. The question is - Is it worth spending $$ for the Harmony.

Basic Similarity (Logitech Harmony Model 300 vs. U-verse remote) -
 
Both can control four devices (STB, TV, DVD, Aux) under one activity - Watch TV.

Logitech Harmony Model 300 advantages -
 
Must be able to do something no other remote can do to convince you to spend $30 to buy it so Logitech can make a profit.
 
Monster library of supported devices built on budget for expensive remotes (amazing how libraries grow over the years).

You can predetermine support of make & model via web site (http://myremotesetup.com/EasyZapper/New/Main.asp?WebProcessAction=Start&ReturnUrl=%2FEasyZapper%2F%2E%2FNew%2FProcSpice%2Flanding%2Easp&ClassId=PrSpice%2EProcSpice&RelativePath=ProcSpice%2F).

Since device support is defined in detail, a Logitech customer service rep (CSR) can help with any problems. When anything new comes out it can be added to your existing remote via download.
 
To program - Enter device make model in computer  based wizard. When device is supported, all functions are supported. IR signals can be learned from device remote.
 
IR/function/button  map - You can map any button to any function. You can pick buttons based on your preference, instead of someone else's. Logitech can add any new IR code format to function mapping via download. CSR can download changes that affect only you,
 
Watch TV button - Turns on/off programmed devices. Sets correct input. Ability to sequence devices and introduce delay between devices.
 
Change from Watch TV mode to individual device control with one button push and vice-versa. Same volume/mute buttons will affect different devices (STB, TV, HT) depending on device selected and the one user selected for the Watch TV activity. Note that the U-verse phantom mute can be un-muted with four logical button pushes - device mode, STB, mute, return to watch TV mode.
 
Able to buy more advanced remotes for more money - Each step up adds more devices, more activities(e.g. Watch OTA, Watch DVD, Watch TV with HT sound), more display (LCD screen) of functions & recharge-ablity .

Multiple activities appears to be a concept unique to the Logitech Harmony. It allows the same buttons to be programmed to different sets of functions/devices based on what the viewer is watching (i.e. an activity). The button map is unique to the activity. It can be as similar or different between activities/devices as you need it to be. It is especially valuable for complex setups and/or people with only basic knowledge of the operation of the remote.
 
*****************************************************************************************************

U-verse remote limitations -
 
U-verse  remote is provided free to watch U-verse TV. Support for some functions on some other devices is included so that it can be called "universal". But there is no business driver to spend money to assure full support of all functions on all possible devices .
 
Limited library of supported devices. Vague lists by type/mfgr. No model detail. No definitive/comprehensive list of codes. No "not supported" statement. If support is not accomplished, there is no way to find out if it should be supported until you find that the remote works for you. Since device support is not defined in detail, customer service rep cannot help with problems.
 
To program- Enter an arbitrary code that may be difficult (or impossible) to determine or step through every possible entry using the search method. Possibly finding some partially supported sets along the way.  No IR learning.
 
IR/function/button  map - Button/IR map cannot change (need new physical remote). IR/function map can only change if U-verse globally changes STB software. No ability to provide individual tuning.
 
Watch TV (ATT/power) -  Turns on/off programmed devices. Does not set input. No ability to sequence devices or introduce delay.
 
Default mode of operation is Watch TV (Channel change on STB, Volume on TV, Power up STB/TV). To vary operation requires reprogramming with more arbitrary codes applied to individual functions. No clear distinction between Watch TV and individual device control (i.e. It is difficult to change operation between Watch TV and controlling individual devices by programming with codes.)

To clear phantom mute - att/ok - 955 - att - enter - mute - att/ok - 955 - tv - enter. 12 button pushes, where two are two finger. If you can remember how to do it.
 
Point anywhere remote is the only extra cost upgrade - provides RF (with STB pairing) and learning IR.

*************************************************************************************
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Thanks for the information.  I only paid $149 for the TV and it is sitting in a guest room, so using two remotes may be the best solution unless a code can be obtained.  I have a couple of other universal remotes sitting around the house.  When I get some time, I think I will give them a try.

 

I am going to watch the boards to see if anyone has been able to get a Curtis TV to work with the AT&T U-Verse remote.

 

Thanks again for taking time to reply.

Thanks for the information.  I only paid $149 for the TV and it is sitting in a guest room, so using two remotes may be the best solution unless a code can be obtained.  I have a couple of other universal remotes sitting around the house.  When I get some time, I think I will give them a try.

 

I am going to watch the boards to see if anyone has been able to get a Curtis TV to work with the AT&T U-Verse remote.

 

Thanks again for taking time to reply.

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jpw050 -
Unlikely there will be any new posts here is the history - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=u-verse+remote+curtis+tv&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nh...

Unlikely any inexpensive universal remote will support the U-verse STB. It has a new complex IR signal.

Sorry about being negative, but I do not like to spend time searching for remote codes that aren't there.
jpw050 -
Unlikely there will be any new posts here is the history - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=u-verse+remote+curtis+tv&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Unlikely any inexpensive universal remote will support the U-verse STB. It has a new complex IR signal.

Sorry about being negative, but I do not like to spend time searching for remote codes that aren't there.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Today I purchased a Logitech Harmony 200 remote ($17.88 from Walmart).  The remote was quickly programmed and tested and it is working to control the Curtis LED2400A TV and the AT&T U-verse box from the single remote.

 

The Curtis LED2400A TV is not in the Logitech Harmony database.  it was necessary to use the remote which came with the TV to program the Harmony 200.  That process is quick and painless, much better than trying to use remote codes.

 

So far, I like this remote so well, that I may buy a couple more of them to use in other areas of the house.

 

Thank you for taking time to reply to my post and thanks for the suggestion.  The Logitech Harmony 200 certainly worked for me.  You can't beat the price either.

Today I purchased a Logitech Harmony 200 remote ($17.88 from Walmart).  The remote was quickly programmed and tested and it is working to control the Curtis LED2400A TV and the AT&T U-verse box from the single remote.

 

The Curtis LED2400A TV is not in the Logitech Harmony database.  it was necessary to use the remote which came with the TV to program the Harmony 200.  That process is quick and painless, much better than trying to use remote codes.

 

So far, I like this remote so well, that I may buy a couple more of them to use in other areas of the house.

 

Thank you for taking time to reply to my post and thanks for the suggestion.  The Logitech Harmony 200 certainly worked for me.  You can't beat the price either.

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