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RC73 Genie Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

I'm trying to get my RC73 remote to turn my Vizio soundbar on/off and control volume.  I've tried going into settings, entering the Vizio model #  and also tried the "I don't know my model" option but both resulted in a failure to program the remote. I keep getting "There was an issue programming your Vizio Audio with your remote.  Retry or set up later.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Ken

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‎11-10-2015 2:15 PM

Re: RC73 Genie Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

The RC7X series remotes can't turn any soundbars/A/V receivers on/off by design, only HDMI-CEC can turn them on/off.

What is the model of receiver you have?

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Re: RC73 Genie  Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

While you wont be able to control power with the RC7x series of remotes, try doing a Red Button Reset of the Genie/mini and try programing the remote again

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Re: RC73 Genie Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

Thanks for the replies.  My A/V unit is a Vizio S4251w-b4.  I can't find any info. on how to do a Red Button Reset.

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Re: RC73 Genie Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

The red button is behind the access card door on the Genie, on the side of the minis.

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Re: RC73 Genie Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

No joy doing a Red Button Reset.  Not a big deal - it just would be nice to only deal with 1 remote.

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Re: RC73 Genie  Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

Which receiver are you suing to set up the remote? Model number?

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Re: RC73 Genie  Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

I have a HR44-700.

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Re: RC73 Genie  Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

If you have other minis try using them to program the remote. 

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Re: RC73 Genie  Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

Sorry, but you are wrong.    I have two rc73 and a Visio Soundbar.   Both control the soundbar until I made a mistake and reset one of the remotes ..   I got it to control the soundbar by following the directions on the TV.     Go to menu, settings, remote and follow the directions.   When you get to the screen that says, installing code 1 of1,    finish, then do it again,  you will see, installing 1 of 2,  finish then redo,   you will get a screen that says use TV or soundbar.       It works I just did it.   

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Re: RC73 Genie  Remote to Control Vizio S4251w-b4 soundbar

@WMC2035831, thanks for that update.  Of course, a lot has changed in the 3 years since this was originally posted. 

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