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10. Remote Controls > 88. Work around Proprietary Remote Systems

Work around Proprietary Remote Systems

Sometimes you’ll find that even the trickiest tricks won’t get your remote codes to work correctly. In these cases, you might have a proprietary system that just won’t play nicely. Learn how to work around even these problem children of the remote control world.

In the rare cases where you have a component that doesn’t respond to any other IR trickery [Hack #87] , you might have stumbled onto one of the so-called proprietary systems of the remote control world. These are products from manufacturers who, for one reason or another, just don’t play nicely with programmable remotes [Hack #84] . This is pretty annoying, so here’s what to look out for and (in most cases) how to work around the problem.


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