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Cat. No. 15-1990

OWNER’S MANUAL

3-in-OnePocket Remote Control

Please read before using this equipment.

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack 3-in-OnePocket Remote Control can replace up to three infrared remote controls. You can use it to control your TV, VCR, TV/VCR combination, and cable converter.

Unlike some universal remote controls, the 3-in-Oneis preprogrammed with the most commonly used commands and does not have to learn its commands from the original remote controls. All you have to do is tell it which TV, VCR, TV/VCR combination, or cable converter’s remote controls you want to replace (by entering4-digitcodes).

This manual includes a list of many manufacturers’ 4-digitcodes for TVs, VCRs, and cable converters.

Your remote control’s features include:

Powerful Infrared Beam — so you can operate yourremote-controlleddevices from a greater distance than with many of the original remote controls.

Handy Reference Label — provides a convenient place for you to write down the manufacturers’ codes for your devices.

Convenient Keypad Design — each key is positioned for easy operation.

Toll Free Support — you can get expert help for your remote control by calling1-888-284-8735.

Note: You need two AAA batteries (not supplied) to power your3-in-OnePocket Remote Control.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

Plug n Power and RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.

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CONTENTS

 

Introduction ..................................................................

4

Preparation ...................................................................

5

Installing Batteries ...................................................

5

Device Types ...........................................................

6

Setting Up Your Remote Control ..............................

6

To Operate your TV/VCR Combination ....................

8

Operation ......................................................................

9

Punch-Through ........................................................

9

Turning Punch-ThroughOff/On .....................

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Manufacturers’ Codes ...............................................

11

Cable Converters ...................................................

11

Televisions .............................................................

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VCRs .....................................................................

19

TV/VCR Combinations ..........................................

25

If You Have Problems .................................................

27

Manual Code Search .............................................

27

Determining the 4-DigitCode ........................

28

Troubleshooting .....................................................

29

Care .............................................................................

30

Specifications ............................................................

31

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INTRODUCTION

Your RadioShack 3-in-OnePocket Remote Control was designed to control the most commonly used functions on your TV, VCR, TV/VCR combination, and cable converter.

When you set up the remote control, its command keys work like the keys on your original remote controls. For example, the remote control’s POWER key works like a key on your original remote control which might be labeled POWER ON/OFF.

 

 

 

Key

 

 

Function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used in setting up your devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER, CH +,

 

 

Operate the same as the corre-

CH –,VOL +,

 

 

sponding keys on your original

VOL –,MUTE

 

 

remote control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBL, VCR, TV

 

 

Used when you set up the remote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

control to replace your original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

remote controls. Also used during

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

normal operation to tell the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

remote control which device you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

want to control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REW

 

 

, STOP

 

Control VCR functions.

 

 

, FFWD

,

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC

, PLAY

 

,

 

PAUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Whenever you use REC on the remote control, you must press it twice. This safety feature helps you avoid accidentally recording over tapes.

The remote control might not be able to duplicate some of your original remote control’s seldom-usedfunctions.

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING BATTERIES

Your remote control requires two AAA batteries (not supplied) for power. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Cautions:

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries.

Do not press any of the remote control’s keys while installing batteries.

Note: The remote control’sbuilt-inmemory backup saves any programmed codes for about 10 minutes after the batteries have been removed. We recommend you have fresh batteries ready to install as soon as you remove the old ones.

1.Press the battery compartment cover’s tab and lift off the cover.

2.Place the batteries in the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and )marked inside.

3.Replace the cover.

When the remote control’s range decreases or it stops operating properly, replace the batteries.

Caution: Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

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Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

Note: Do not place objects on top of the remote control after you have installed the batteries. This can press keys for an extended period of time and reduce battery life.

DEVICE TYPES

You can use the remote control’s device keys to control the following general types of devices:

TV — TVs

VCR — VCRs and TV/VCR combinations

CBL — Cable converters

SETTING UP YOUR REMOTE CONTROL

1.Refer to “Manufacturers’ Codes” on Page 11 and write down the codes for your brand of device on the 3-in-One’slabel.

Note: Some manufacturers have several codes listed. Try each until you find the right one. See “If You Have Problems” on Page 27 if you cannot find the correct code.

2.Press the device key for the type of remote you are replacing (TV,VCR, orCBL). The red light blinks.

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3.Hold down P until the red light blinks twice, then enter the4-digitcode you wrote down in Step 1 using these keys:

 

To Enter

Press

This Number

 

 

VOL +

1

 

 

VOL –

2

 

 

CH +

3

 

 

CH –

4

 

 

MUTE

5

 

 

For example, to replace a TV’s remote control (manufacturer’s code 1432), press TV, hold downP until the red light blinks twice, then press

VOL +, CH, CH +, and VOL.

When the red light blinks twice, the remote control has accepted the code.

Note: If the code you entered is invalid, the red light blinks.

4.Point the remote control at your device and press POWER. Your device should turn off (or on, if it was off).

If the remote does not operate your device, try the other codes listed in “Manufacturers’ Codes” on Page 11 for your brand of TV, VCR, TV/VCR combination, or cable converter.

5.Repeat Steps 2–4for additional devices.

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TO OPERATE YOUR TV/VCR COMBINATION

1.Locate the codes for your TV/VCR combination in “TV/VCR Combinations” on Page 25 and write down the codes for your brand of device on the 3-in-One’slabel.

2.Press VCR. The red light blinks.

3.Hold down P until the red light blinks twice, then enter the4-digitcode you wrote down in Step 1 using these keys:

 

To Enter

Press

This Number

 

 

VOL +

1

 

 

VOL –

2

 

 

CH +

3

 

 

CH –

4

 

 

MUTE

5

 

 

When the red light blinks twice, the remote control has accepted the code.

Note: If the code you entered is invalid, the red light blinks.

4.Point the remote control at your TV/VCR combination and press POWER. Your device should turn off (or on, if it was off).

If the remote does not operate your device, try the other codes listed in “TV/VCR Combinations” on Page 25 for your TV/VCR combination.

Note: Some TV/VCR combinations require a second code to control volume. If you cannot get the volume to work, use the TV code listed in “TV VCR Combinations.” If no TV code is listed, follow the instructions in“Punch-Through”on Page 9 to control volume.

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OPERATION

1.Press the device key for the device you want to control.

2.Point the remote control toward the device you want to control, then press the desired command keys.

3.Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all other devices you want to operate.

Note: The command keys on the remote control work the same as the keys on the original remote control; however, the labeling might differ slightly.

4.To turn off the last device you selected, press POWER. To turn off other devices, press the device key for the device you want to turn off, then pressPOWER.

PUNCH-THROUGH

The punch-throughfeature lets you alternately control two different devices without pressing the device keys for each one.

A TV is often the only device that uses the volume keys. Punch-throughallows you to control the TV’s volume while the3-in-Oneis in any device mode. Withpunch-throughon, if you pressVCR and use your volume keys, the3-in-Onewill control the TV’s volume instead of the VCR’s volume.

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Turning Punch-ThroughOff/On

If your cable converter or VCR has a volume control, you might want to turn off punch-throughso you can use the cable converter or VCR’s volume control to adjust the sound. To turn offpunch-through,hold downP until the red light blinks twice, then pressMUTE,MUTE, andCH .The red light blinks four times.

Now, when you want to control the volume through your cable converter, press CBL before using the volume controls. If you want to control the volume through your VCR, pressVCR before using the volume controls.

To turn punch-throughback on, hold downP until the red light blinks twice, then pressMUTE,MUTE, andCH .The red light blinks twice.

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