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Samsung BluRay Discrete IR Codes

by urbansnap / June 21, 2009 12:18 PM PDT

Hey, I am in the market for a BluRay player. I have a Harmony remote and discrete IR ON and OFF are important features to me. Does the current line of Samsung BluRay players support discrete on/off? Or do they only do a toggle on/off.

If they don't currently support it. It's a great feature that would be a welcome addition.


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Discrete IR Codes
by phugger / June 22, 2009 3:00 AM PDT

The P3600 does NOT have discrete On/Off codes.
This is unfortunate as my TV (LN46A950) does have them.

You need to work on the Harmony device menus to get these power functions on or near the first page (they are mostly near the end).

It's a shame how this makes what could be such an elegant solution so shabby.

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Discrete IR Codes
by urbansnap / June 22, 2009 3:23 AM PDT
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Thanks for the heads up. Yeah that is really annoying. I might end up passing on the samsung Bluray for that reason. It looks like the Sony units support discrete IR codes.

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by duff3 / March 5, 2010 6:53 AM PST
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i have a samsung blu-ray player and i can tell you that it is EXTREMELY annoying to not have discrete on/off codes.

for example, if you walk across the room to insert a disv before you sit down, that powers the player up. so later when you go to select activity "watch blu-ray" from the logitech, it ends up turning the player off instead of on.

with blu-ray's long startup times, having the power toggle off at the wrong time can be very irritating. i would have thought that all component manufacturers would have learned this lesson 10 years ago. i am surprised samsung blew this one. after all, it costs basically nothing to add discrete codes to the ir receiver -- even if the supplied remote doesn't use them.

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Possible Firmware Update Feature
by urbansnap / June 23, 2009 5:31 AM PDT

Is it possible that discrete on/off IR codes could be added via firmware to the Samsung Blu-Ray players.

I just did some more research and it really looks like the Samsung BluRay's smoke the Sony and Panasonic units. I'd love to get a 3600 but the IR/Harmony Remote issue is the one thing holding me back.

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