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The Seki Slim IR Learning remote

 It might not look like much, but believe it or not, I've searched everywhere I know on the internet for years for a remote that works like this.....and it only costs £10.



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Just as a random aside - it is worth trying some of the buttons on the Sky remote when its in TV mode. You mention aspect ratio changes: On my TV I can cycle through the different ratios by using the Play button when in TV mode. Similarly I can use TV-RightArrow to mute the AV Amp, TV-LeftArrow to power off the AV Amp, TV-Help to change the input mode of the TV (scart, hdmi etc).

I forget all the exact codes, I do them by touch memory so I may have got some wrong. But I can do loads from my Sky remote one way or another. I dread losing this remote (or having reprogramming it) as it took me days of trying different codes to get this much functionality out of it. There are multiple codes for each manufacturer, so even if the "samsung" one you're using works be aware that another "samsung" code may bring other hidden functions.

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam


Welcome back!

On my Sky remote I use TV then the play button to change aspect ratio on my Samsung TV.

Somehow I dug up some random codes for av forums to also control my Yamaha YSP-1000 sound bar volume as well so have reached the nirvana state of one remote for now!

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC d

@ Sam/Cd Unfortunately I've exhausted the capabilities of my Sky remote. I even upgraded it once so that I could get a version that could control newer devices.
I use it to adjust the sound on my TV and my Yamaha AV amp. Unfortunately it is not capable of turning the Yamaha amp on or off. This did work with my old Pioneer amp, by pressing the right arrow when in TV mode, but there is no suitable code for the Yamaha. I also use some discrete codes, for aspect ratios that enable me to switch to 'Just Scan' on my TV with two button presses rather than cycling through all the options. This is useful because when I switch to my Mac Mini the TV always defaults into 16:9 for no fathomable reason. I also have another discrete code that can jump the TV to HDMI1 without cycling through all the sources. I've programmed all these codes into the Seki Slim, along with the DTV and the 3D button for my Projector - all the buttons that my Sky remote can't handle with the codes available to it.

June 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan


any idea where to find this sort of learning remote but capable of switching between 2 or 3 devices and with the normal amount of buttons?

I had harmonies once but they are a pain in the a$$, I then snagged a silvercrest cheap remote which was dirt cheap and worked for 3 years but now the buttons are not working anymore so I am looking again for a cheap learning remote.

Hope you can help. I looked over the ones at dealextreme but they do no seem to be very good.



June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIaceI

@lacel Have a look at the manufacturers website for some remotes with more buttons...
But I've been looking for a remote with a small number of buttons with IR learning for years before I found this one.

Then there is oneforall who do loads of remotes
They'd might have a model for you

June 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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