Entone remote controls

Overview

Information about the several remote control models provided by Entone.

 

Controlling your STB and TV

All Entone remote controls can be used to control TV as well. They use InfraRed (IR), or RF signals to control other devices.

IR signals travel only short distances (10 meters or less), and cannot go through walls or other solid objects. You must point the remote directly at these devices, with no objects blocking the line of sight.

 

 

Types of remote controls

Entone has 3 types of remote controls:

  • URC;
  • Stylus;
  • Nova.

Each model has it own capabilities and features. The configuration vary depending on the model, so below you can find a brief introduction and a basic configuration guide only for the most important features.

 

 

 

URC Remote

This model has three different mode keys ("STB", "TV", or "AUX") so you can program the URC remote to control one TV or one AUX device.

When pressed, the selected mode key will light up con�firming your choice. Then you can use the URC to control your STB, TV or AUX device.

You have to program the URC to know what TV and AUX devices you are using by either:

  1. Introducing the 4-digit device code; 
  2. Auto search.

For point one you have to check the full list on the manual (URC4 EMEA Remote Control Guide PDF). If your device does not respond to the remote control after
trying all device codes listed for you brand, or if your brand is
not listed skip to point two

For point two just have to follow this instructions in the right order:

  1. Turn on your TV or your A/V device;
  2. On the remote control, press a device mode key (i.e., "TV" or "AUX") and hold for 5 seconds. The device mode key will light up;
  3. Press the “Power” key once;
  4. Aim the remote control at the device. Press either the "CH +" key (to start searching from the lowest device code to the highest at approximately 5 second intervals) or "CH -" key (to start searching from the highest device code to the lowest at approximately 5 second intervals) to start device auto-scan. The "TV" or "AUX" mode key will be on and blink every 5 seconds while in the device scan mode;
  5. If the device turns o�ff, a working code has been found;
  6. Press "OK" once to lock in the code. The selected mode key will blink twice;
  7. If all code sets for that device are exhausted in the search and the “OK” is not pressed, the selected device key will blink rapidly 7 times and the search mode will be terminated.

NOTE: During the auto-scan, if no key is pressed within 30 seconds, the device mode key backlight will blink rapidly 7 times and then stop - indicating an error.

 

Toggle Power Key Punch-through Functionality

By default, if the remote control is in STB mode, the remote control "Power" button switches STB off� ONLY. To control the remote control "Power" button functionality to switch off� the TV and STB, please do the following:

  1. Press and hold the "STB" mode key for 5 seconds. The "STB" mode key backlight will light up;
  2. Press "POWER" key once;
  3. Do either of the following:

           a. Press "1" to control both the STB and TV.

         OR

           b. Press "0" to control the STB ONLY. 

NOTE: While in the programming mode, if no key is pressed within 30 seconds, the device mode key backlight will blink rapidly for 7 times and then stop - indicating an error.

 

Toggle Volume Key Punch-through Functionality

By default, "Vol +/-" and "MUTE" keys are sent to STB only when the remote control is in STB mode. Punch-through function for those keys is enabled at
the same time when programming the device code for TV or AUX. That is:

  1. If you program the device code for a TV device, the punch through function will be confi�gured for TV and disabled for AUX at the same time;
  2. If you program the device code for an AUX device, the punch through function will be confi�gured for AUX and disabled for TV at the same time.



To disable the Punch-through function for those keys, do the following:

  1. Press and hold "STB" for 5 seconds, then "STB" mode key backlight will light up;
  2. Press "STB" key once again, then both "STB" and "AUX" mode key backlights will light up;
  3. Press "0".

 

In case of any remaining doubts you could check the full guide here.

 

 

Stylus Remote

 

 

 

This model is a recent one that starts to be included in Kamai 500 bundle.

It's a simplistic model that has two "Power" buttons, one for STB and one for TV.

 

Program Remote to Control Your TV

You can program the Stylus to control a TV by:

  1. Locate the device code for your TV in the Device Codes table provided in the Stylus Remote Control Guide PDF;
  2. Turn on your TV;
  3. On the remote control, press and hold "SETUP" key until the red LED blinks twice;
  4. Enter the four-digit device code for your TV. If you perform this procedure correctly, the red LED will brink twice. Otherwise, it has a long blink;
  5. Press "TV Power" key. If TV turns off, setup is complete;
  6. If TV does not turn off, repeat this procedure using the next code for your TV brand.

If you cannot find the device code for your TV or it does not work after trying the listed device codes for your TV brand, then you can try the Auto Search procedures:

  1. Turn on your TV;
  2. On the remote control, press and hold "SETUP" key until the red LED blinks twice;
  3. Press number keys "9" - "9" - "1";
  4. Press "CH +" key repeatedly until TV turns off;
  5. Press and hold "SETUP" key until LED blinks twice to save the working code.

 

In case of any remaining doubts you could check the full guide here.

 

Nova Remote

Your new Entone Nova universal 4-in-1 remote operates your Entone and other set-top boxes and up to three other devices. This remote can provide additional features including support for DVR. This remote is replacing URC permanently.

 

Manual Search Procedures

You can program the Nova to control other devices by:

  1. Press and hold the "SETUP" key until the LED blinks twice.
  2. Enter the five-digit device code for your device. If you perform this procedure correctly, the LED will brink twice. Otherwise, it has a long blink.
  3. Press "Power" key. If your device turns off, setup is complete.
  4. If your device does not turn off, repeat this procedure using the next code for your device brand.

 

Auto Search Procedures

  1. Press and hold "SETUP" key until the LED blinks twice.
  2. Press number keys "9" - "9" - "1".
  3. Press "Power" key.
  4. Press "CH +" key repeatedly until your device turns off.
  5. Press and hold "SETUP" key until LED blinks twice to save the working code.

 

Device Control

Each device key located at the top of this remote, controls a particular device. To specify a device, review the device codes listed at end of the user guide and complete the following:

  1. Press and hold the device key (TV, STB, DVD, AUX) until the LED lights up and remains on.
  2. Enter the five-digit code.
  3. If the remote recognizes the entered code, the user can press power to determine if the entered code is correct. If no response, then please enter next code for the device brand chosen.

 

Volume Key and Mute to STB

By default the volume -/+ and MUTE are directed to TV on NOVA remote.

To direct the volume and MUTE keys to the STB:

  1. Press and hold «SETUP» key until the LED blinks twice
  2. Press «MUTE»

The STB LED will blink 4 times at which time VOL +, VOL – and MUTE are sent to the STB.

 

General IR Key Punch Through

This feature is to allow the operator/programmer to configure the punch through of general IR keys assigned in one dedicated mode into any and all other modes.

Programming Sequence:
To punch STB CH+ and CH- to TV mode:

  1. «Setup » (until mode key blinks 2 times)
  2. «9»,«7»,«8»
  3. «STB»
  4. «CH+»
  5. «CH-»
  6. «TV»
  7. «Setup»

To clear:

  1. «Setup » (until mode key blinks 2 times)
  2. «9»,«7»,«8»
  3. «Setup »

(NOTE: «KEY» - is pressing the indicated key)

 

Learning

Learning capacity provides the opportunity to control devices not originally designed for the remote control creating increased support for multiple devices. The NOVA remote can receive and store codes transmitted by another device’s remote control such that the other device will understand the button requests from the NOVA remote.

The source and target (learner) remotes should be no more than 1 to 2 inches apart during a learning event and the IR LED of the two units should be aligned with each other. The learning operation is initiated as follows:

  1. «SETUP» (until mode key blinks 2 times)
  2. «9»,«7»,«5» initiates learning mode. (Double blink confirmation)
  3. <Mode key»
  4. «key to be learned» visible LED flashes rapidly
  5. Hold teaching remote close to IR LED and press key to be taught.
  6. Visible LED goes out. Continue to press teaching key until double blink from visible LED.
  7. Repeat steps 2 through 5 as often as desired (up to limit of memory)
  8. Exit learning mode by pressing «SETUP», or by time out.

 

 

Important Notes about Learning Feature:
At step 5, one long blink indicates learning failure, which could be:

  • Bad capture (try again)
  • Memory full (delete some other function)
  • Unlearn-able code

At step 1, one long blink indicates low battery or faulty Flash Partition.

 

Appendix Troubleshooting

 

In case of any remaining doubts you could check the full guide here.

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