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#1 of 2 noble100

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Posted January 10 2013 - 03:52 PM

Hi all, I'm a newer member hoping to utilize the members' knowlege and experience to solve my problem. I'm looking to find an alternative to buying a replacement remote for my Parasound AVC2500 preamp/surround processor . Parasound will sell me one for $100 + shipping but was looking for a less expensive solution.. My former processor, a B&K Ref20, died and I bought the AVC2500 on Ebay to replace it. The AVC2500 did not include the setup mic or the remote. However, the ad said you can use a Theater Master SL8000 or SL9000 universal remote to control it. I thought I could use the remote control that came with the B&K Ref20 since it looks identical to the Universal Remote Control Inc.'s SL8000 and SL9000 models I researched on the internet. Unfortunately, I was unable to make the B&K remote work with the AVC2500. I tried programming the B&K remote with all four of the 3-digit codes, one code at a time, listed for Parasound products in the SL9000's manual that I found on the internet. I also tried the automatic method for finding and programming the 3-digit code into the B&K (Sl9000?)and this was unsuccessful, too. So, I have a few questions I'm hoping someone may be able to answer: 1. Do you think the B&K remote, supplied with the Ref20, can be used as the SL9000 it looks like? Or am I barking up the wrong tree? 2. Does anyone know the 3 digit code that the Parasound AVC2500 uses? I called Parasound and they were not able to tell me the exact code. I also searched the internet with no luck. 3. Do you think it's worth buying a used SL9000($50 on Ebay) to see if it works better than the B&K lookalike? Or should I just bite the bullet and buy the $100 replacement remote from Parasound? PS: I got lucky and found a guy that was giving away his AVC2500(center channel not working) with the setup mic and remote included for just the shipping costs. I did this but the remote did not work. I can't test the setup mic until I get a working remote. I don't think there are shops that repair remotes cheaply so I may be better off buying a new unit for $100. Thanks in advance for any responses. Noble100 (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread) 01-10-13

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Posted January 27 2013 - 01:27 PM

Update, I bought a Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote that solved everything for me. The Logitech database had the Parasound AVC2500 in it and the remote controls the processor, tv, cable box and DVD. Highly recommended for anyone needing a similar solution..Thanks.




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