Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

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Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

Hi - it's a Curtis HDTV/DVD combo, 19" model LEDVD1975 purchased at Electronics Express. I've got the black uverse remote. I called uverse tech support, they couldn't help me besides suggesting I do the search for a code method. I tried that, twice - it took over 5 minutes before it either ran out of codes or timed out. I've also tried about 100 guess codes from the list - I realize this is probably a rebranded device, so I tried a whole bunch of different ones. Anyone have anymore ideas? 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

sduck - I do not see any codes for a combo device. DId you try just TV to see if you can get one of those for on/ff & volume?

Here are codes-

1000 1041-1043, 1047, 1048
1302 1311 1326 1331 1336 1342 1343 1345 1367 1370 1384
1425 1442

Logitech Harmony does not support your set either. You could try it with TV or "teach it" the few settings you would need.


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 only a subset of basic activities with 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). Although, these only support one activity - Watch TV - they are more effective than the U-verse remote.
 
This writeup shows the functional differences between the two remotes to assist in deciding whether or not to go for a Harmony.
 
U-verse remote vs. Logitech Harmony Model 300 - Both can control four devices (STB, TV, DVD, Aux) under one activity - Watch TV.

Logitech Harmony Model 300 -
 
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. (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,
 
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. CSR can download changes that affect only you,
 
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.
 
Watch TV button - Turns on/off selected 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 unmuted with four button pushes - device mode, STB, mute, return to watch TV mode.
 
Able to buy more advanced remotes for more money - more devices, more activities(e.g. Watch OTA, Watch DVD, Watch TV with HT sound), more display (LCD screen) of functions. Multiple activities appears to be a concept unique to the Logitech Harmony. It allows the same buttons to be applied different sets of devices based on what the viewer is watching (i.e. an activity). It is especially valuable for complex setups and/or people with only basic knowledge of the operation of the remote.
 
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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. 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. Possibly finding some partially supported sets.  No IR learning.
 
IR/function/button  map - Button/IR map cannot change. 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 selected 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. difficult to change operation between Watch TV and controlling individual services.)
 
Point anywhere remote is only extra cost upgrade - provides RF (with STB distinction) and learning. New buddy TV is good if you already have supported equipment (e.g iphone). But, it probably has similar limitations to the standard remote because it would be based on that design
 


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Re: Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

Thanks for the codes, and the extended info on the logitech. While the geek in me would definitely go for it, this is actually just a little tv that my wife uses, and all I want to do is consolidate remotes so that the one will be able to turn the unit on and off and do just the basic stuff. 

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Unfortunately none of those codes work. Although they weren't an exact match they were pretty close to the code set for Curtis-Mathes tv's - this isn't one of those, it's just a Curtis. Anyone else have any ideas?

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Re: Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

sduck - Why do you brush off the Logitech? It is very similar to the U-verse. The least expensive one is only $20 at Radio Shack. It is designed to consolidate the devices into one remote. If they do not have a program for your TV it is unlikely anyone (U-verse) will.
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Re: Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

It's not for me, it's for my wife, and she doesn't want yet another remote - she wants the one she has and is familiar with to work. 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

sduck - I understand that & apologize for being argumentative. At some point, you may have to accept that the combination of the TV and U-verse remote are not compatible.

Then the available choices for a single remote are a new TV or a new remote.

If you get a Logitech Harmony 300 & compare the layout of the buttons you will see that the only significant difference is that the DVR control group moves down from the top to just above the number pad.

It has the best chance of being the one single remote to control your TV & U-verse.

I hope you find the code for the U-verse remote. But, if you do not, do a direct compare with the Harmony. You can view the layout on the Radio Shack web site,
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Re: Need code for Curtis LEDVD1975a-2

Thanks. I made a passing suggestion to my wife that another remote may be the solution, just to kind of drop the idea. We'll see how this plays out in time. Thanks for your suggestion!

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I thought you might be interested in my success story with my Curtis TV...
 
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.

 

The Logitech Harmony 200 certainly worked for me. You can't beat the price either.

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jpw050 - Thanks for posting - all follow-ups are great, rare & great. Happiness, even better.

I always thought that the IR learning process would be tedious & time consuming. Good to know that it is superior to searching for an elusive code.
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Basically you do this to have the Harmony 200 learn from the existing remote...

 

1.  Hold the Harmony 200 vertical.

 

2.  Aim the orginal remote at the IR window on the bottom of the Harmony 200.

 

3.  Push the buttons as instructed from the Harmony setup software.

 

4.  After a few buttons as pushed, the programming is complete. 

 

I don't know if this process eventually adds the model to the master database.  It might.  That would be very cool.

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jpw050 - Re: I don't know if this process eventually adds the model to the master database. It might. That would be very cool.

I believe it is just in your computer because you can do anything (not reliable). But, if you did enter a proper model number & they could gather a sample, they could "publish" a common view.

Good thought.
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