Hi all. I've lurked quite a bit here lately as I've finally gotten around to setting up our home-theater-in-a-basement (dedicated room, 7.0 speakers). Tonight was opening night featuring Sucker Punch (a sort of modern day female version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" for any old timers who can remember that one). All I can say is My God. We've had our 42" plasma for a bit over a year playing through a stereo sound system. The change tonight was unbelievable ! I don't know if Sucker Punch's audio is representative of all new movies these days (DTS Master Audio) but the surround sound and the music was fantastic. A bunch of old rock songs (like White Rabbit) remade with extreme orchestration.
Anyway... I spent of large part of the afternoon trying to program my receiver's remote to also control the TV and Blu-ray player, with no success whatsoever. I'd appreciate it very much if anyone could help me out with this.
The system : Panasonic TC-P42U1 42" 1080p plasma tv, Panasonic DMP-BD85 Blu-ray player, Pioneer VSX-921-k receiver.
To program the remote, Chapter 8 of the manual for the receiver ( http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/St...ions022311.pdf
) says :
1. While pressing RECEIVER, press and hold the '1' button for three seconds.
2. Press the input function button for the component you want to control.
3. Use the number buttons to enter the preset code.
The manual has a listing of many codes for various products from major manufacturers.
"If the correct code has been input the power of the component being input will turn on or off."
The problem is that absolutely nothing happens when I do #1. If I blindly go ahead with the rest of the sequence nothing else happens either. I can't tell if things don't work because the codes provided aren't valid for my equipment.
Does anyone have a similar receiver and gotten this to work ? I'd sure like to know what I'm doing wrong. I've searched the 'net but didn't find anything related to this.