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Sheep Station

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Hello all Toppy fans; We have a TRF-2400 and some satellite rx's which we use all year round.

Due to an LNB death we are upgrading one to HD and it will be a TF7700 HD PVR.

How can I prevent the RCU conflict with the TRF-2400 PVR?

Will it only be solved with the Remote Switch tap?

I miss the feature of Sony to have a mode function built into the RCU (one of my early units had a slide switch A/B/C which was nice).

Thanks.


Unfortunately the only way to do this is with a TAP. You can use RemoteSwitchTMS or AcadeRC Receiver Control - Multifunctional TAP to do this.

The information I have is that the TF7700HD uses a TP221 RCU (Mode 4) and does not support TAPs. The TRF-2400/2460 supports TP501 (Mode 5) and TP602/TP800/TP850 RCUs (Mode 6). My recollection is that the the TF7700HD uses the same hardware platform as the TF7100HDPVRt (dule tuner MPEG 2 only tuners), if so it will also support Mode 6 RCU. If your 2400 came with a TP850 RCU there is no way I know of of preventing the TF7700HD resoindung to the Mode 6 RCU. John may have a better idea about what can be done.

Ian



Thank you Ian for taking the time to share your knowledge; I will update later once the TF7700's arrive and I have some time to assess them.

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Sheep Station

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Hello Toppy fans, the first two TF7700 HD PVR's have arrived and I have one ready to add into our home theatre. They seem a robust unit; More dated than I realised (or care because they will replace receivers' which are over ten years old).

My update here is that there isn't any code conflict from the RCU with our terrestrial receiver / Topfield TRF-2400.

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I had a similar conflict arise recently with my 2460, and RemoteSwitch works very well as a solution. If you look at Ian's wiki here, you will probably find that you are using either the TP-501 remote (mode 5, I think), or the TP-850 remote (mode 6). Just set RemoteSwitch to activate only the other remote, and all should be well. Of course, you have to actually have the other remote, but a good URC should allow you to find those codes.
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Sheep Station

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Good keith_leitch; I am not sure which RCU is supplied with the TF7700 HD PVR as it has some unique selections' such as "SAT" "AUX" and so on.

I couldn't locate a identifying code on it, however one day I might break one open to see if their is an "ID" on the PCB; It is a basic 45 button model, slim, parallel with a brushed aluminium escutcheon.

In our home theatre, the RCU's are all cloned into the best unit every made by SONY; RM-VLZ620 and it has seamlessly recorded a large number of brands for me over the years.

It is a case of dual; One for her ("she who must be obeyed") and one for him.

As I said above, their is no conflict with the codes from a TF7700 HD PVR and other devices.

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If you follow the link I sent you to the wiki, you should be able to see a picture identifying your original remote(s).
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Sheep Station

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Thanks keith_leitch; I couldn't locate it in Ian's Wiki so have taken an image; Maybe it is "one of a kind" for this area of receivers'?

RCU-Topfield.TF7700HDPVR.jpg


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Perhaps it is a TP-221 RCU.

http://www.remotes4you.eu/en/topfield-original-topfield-tp-221-remote-control.html
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Sheep Station

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Yes that is more than likely the one; Heavy button action, quite thick and reasonably small crowns on the buttons with no tactile nub to determine where one is selecting without viewing the keys themselves.

As above, I export all RCU's to SONY RM-VLZ620's and have never found a device it cannot clone, the button crowns are handy size and have a firm consistent response to the user.

Confirmed by Ian above too.

73? // Cheers // [biggrin]

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