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Programming the Remote
The AVR65 is equipped with a powerful
remote control that will control not only
the receiver’s functions, but also most CD
players and cassette decks manufactured
by Harman Kardon. For increased flexi-
bility, the remote also contains the codes
for most popular brands of audio and
video equipment, including CD players,
cassette decks, TV sets, cable boxes, VCRs,
satellite receivers and other home-theater
equipment. Once the AVR65’s remote is
programmed with the codes for the pro-
ducts you own, it is possible to eliminate
most other remotes and replace them
with the convenience of a single, backlit
universal remote control.
Programming the Remote
As shipped from the factory, the remote
is fully programmed for all AVR65 func-
tions, as well as those of most Harman
Kardon CD changers, CD players and cas-
sette decks. In addition, by following one
of the methods below, you may program
the remote to operate a wide range of
devices from other manufacturers.
Direct Code Entry
This method is the easiest way to
program your remote to work with
1. Use the tables in the following pages
to determine the three-digit code or
codes that match both the product
type (e.g., VCR, TV), but also the
specific brand name. If there is more
than one number for a brand, make
note of the different choices.
2. Turn on the unit you wish to program
into the AVR65 remote.
3. Press and hold both the Device
Control Selector b for the type
of product to be entered (e.g., VCR,
TV) and the Mute button d at the
same time. Hold both buttons until
the red light under the button stays
lit. Note that the next step must take
place while the red light is on, and it
must begin within 20 seconds after
the light illuminates.
4. Point the AVR65’s remote towards the
unit to be programmed, and enter the
first three-digit code number using the
Numeric buttons l. If the unit
turns off, the correct code has been
entered. Press the Device Control
Selector b again, and note that
the red light will flash twice to confirm
the entry before going dark.
5. If the device to be programmed in
does NOT turn off, continue to enter
the three-digit code numbers until
the equipment turns off. At this point,
the correct code has been entered.
Press the Device Control Selector
b again, and note that the red light
will flash twice to confirm the entry
before going dark.
6. Try all of the functions on the remote
to make certain that the product
operates. Keep in mind that many
manufacturers use a number of dif-
ferent combinations of codes, and it
is a good idea to make certain that
not only the Power control works, but
the volume, channel and transport
controls, as appropriate. If all func-
tions do not work properly, you may
need to use a different remote code.
7. If a code cannot be entered to turn the
unit off, if the code for your product
does not appear in the tables in this
manual, or if not all functions oper-
ate properly, try programming the
remote with the Auto Search Method.
Auto Search Method
If the unit you wish to include in the
AVR65’s remote is not listed in the code
tables in this manual, or if the code does
not seem to operate properly, you may
wish to program the correct code using
the Auto Search method as shown below.
1. Turn on the unit that you wish to
include in the AVR65 remote.
2. Press the Device Control Selector
b for the type of product to be
entered (e.g., VCR, TV) and the Mute
button d at the same time. Hold
both buttons until the red light under
the button stays lit. Note that the next
step must take place while the red
light is on, and it must begin within
20 seconds after the light illuminates.
3. Point the AVR65 remote towards the
unit to be programmed, and press
and hold the Surround Mode
Selector y or the Sleep button
`. This will send out a series of
codes from the remote’s built-in data
base, with each flash of the red light
under the Device Control Selector
indicating that a code has been sent.
When the device to be programmed
turns off, IMMEDIATELY release the
Surround Mode or Sleep button.
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