When I set up my HD DVR I did not have a VCR. Now I do. How do I set up or activate my remote to allow me to play my vcr?
Use the DVD or AUX button (if your remote has one) and program the button with the VCR code.
If you have to use the AUX button, you will need to program it as a DVD/VCR button first.
Which remote do you have? Which brand/model of VCR?
My tv and Blu-ray dvd are both Samsung products. According to the manual, the Blu-ray disc player (their words) is either a model BD-E5200 or BD-E5300. I DO NOT USE the remote that came with the tv. I use the remote that came with the HD-DVR Model TDC776D. It is programmed to work with the tv. As I said I bought the Blu-Ray later. The Remote I use does not seem to recognize the HDMI cable that the VCR is plugged into HDMI2. When I try to move to it it goes all snowy. So how would I program the remote and which remote would I program? The Blu- Rau or the HD-DVR remote? Thanks for your advice.
Are you using the Shaw PVR? Or a seperate DVR?
I am not 100% sure. I think it is. I bought it refurbihsed from London Drugs which is a designated dealer of Shaw products. It is an HD-DVR Model TDC776D and came with a Shaw remote.
Ok, that is Shaw's PVR product, that helps a lot
Which remote do you have? http://urcsupport.com/index.php?mso_id=454
I have the Shaw remote 1056B03 that I use to operate the tv (and someday I hope the Bluraydvd). I do not use the Samsung remote that came wtih the tv. I do have a Samsung remote for the bluray but so far I have tried both to no avail.
Sorry just saw teh link. It is this one. Atlas OCAP DVR Setup Television Control (1056-BC03)
What brand and model is the VCR? Do you have the bluray player now? Or that is a future purchase?
The Blu-ray disc player (their words) I would call it a dvd a Samsung either a model BD-E5200 or BD-E5300. The tv and dvd are new and the Shaw HD-DVR Model TDC776D is refurbished. The acompanying Shaw remote is new.
Need to know the brand and model of VCR.
But this should program the remote to operate the bluray player,
Press DVD (should flash once) press and hold setup until DVD flashes twice
DVD should flash once after each digit and twice after the second 9, accepting the code.
When you press the DVD button on the remote, it should operate the bluray player.
To change inputs on the TV, try pressing TV on the remote, and then pushing Video Source at the bottom corner until you get to the correct input.
Sorry have been busy but finally got a chance to try this out. It did not work. The lights blinked exactly as you described but my two Video Sources remain TV and HDMI1. I can not access HDMI2.
Have to try a differnet TV programming code then
Hopefully you were able to get this working already. As Kevin has mentioned already here, if you are unable to use the Video Source button on your Shaw remote to change TV inputs, then your remote may not have the correct code to control your TV.
If you have a Samsung TV, you should try reprogramming your Shaw remote with another Samsung TV code. Common codes to try for Samsung TVs are 0060, 01812, 0702 and 0030.
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