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Use Home Theater Remote with Blue Ray Player

by MeshellB / May 25, 2013 8:29 AM PDT

We have a Samsung HT-BD1250 home theater system with blue ray player, but it won't play blue ray disks worth a darn. So, we bought a Samsung BD-FM59 blue ray player. The two players are having remote control communication issues. If we press any buttons on the BD-FM59 remote our HT-BD1250 shuts off. Can we program the HT-BD1250 remote to control the BD-FM59 player?

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Re: Use Home Theater Remote with Blue Ray Player
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 29, 2013 5:26 AM PDT

Hi MeshellB,

I'm sorry, but the remotes for the home theater and Blu-ray players aren't compatible with each other. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

HD Tech

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Still does not explain issue
by MeshellB / May 31, 2013 11:02 PM PDT

Thank you for your prompt response, however if that is the case how come the Blue Ray player remote keeps turning off the Home Theater system? There is obviously some communication going on between the Blue Ray remote and the Home Theater system right?

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Why that happens.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2013 12:31 AM PDT

There is a standard for communication in IR controls and it happened they used the same code for power it seems but that really doesn't help or answer your question.

If you want to try to unify your remotes you could try a Logitech Harmony but in this case when the power on code is the same between devices my advice is to return the device that overlapped that you can for whatever reason works in your favor. In this case you have a great reason in that your other Samsung remote turns on/off the wrong device.

Since we can't change the codes, you get to change the devices. You have a lot of legs to stand on for this return in my opinion.
Bob

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Thank you!
by MeshellB / June 4, 2013 12:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Why that happens.

Thanks Bob - the codes being the same explains why we are having the issue. It is kind of a pain to deal with but now that we are used to ritual of how and when to use each remote, we can live with it. But, it never hurts to ask if there is a easier way!

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