Are the buttons on the Sony DA4ES remote supposed to light up?

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  1. Josh Wolfman

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    Are the buttons on the Sony DA4ES remote supposed to light up? The little orange screen lights up, but the small white buttons don't...is mine broken?
     
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    nope, as I recall only the lcd is backlit
     
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    The remote's buttons are glow in the dark. It wont charge them under normal 60 watt bulbs as I have found out. What I do is use a portable 18 volt worklight and shine it on them for about 2 mins. This has charged them for about 45 mins. and after that they start to get dark.
     
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    Thx
     
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    Josh,
    I have a 4ES as well and I found the remote not very easy to use, especially to change cable channel. So I bought a universal remote, a Radio Shack 2116 (30$):
    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D2116
    The sony receivers are particularly difficult to program, but you can hack the RS remotes with a JP-1 cable (18$) that link directly to your PC and reprogram the remote to control your entire system.
    If you are interested I can give you more details and help you for the programming, if you don't know how to do it.
    Hary
     
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    HaryR

    i have a 4ES and i have been trying to program my RS 1995 with JP1. I lost patience and used and alternate learning remote. Can you send me your files or instructions for the 4ES. I was able to program my Pioneer dvd but the Sony is not very easy. Thanks!
     
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    No problem Alain, please let me know your email address and I'll send you the file tonight when I get home.

    I actually used an existing file found on the JP-1 group at yahoo.com, using the same sony device codes (16 and 144) as the 4ES, then I just finetuned it, remapped some buttons and added few codes here and there.

    When you get the text file, you can just load it into keymap-master.xls, change it to match your remote, remap some buttons to your preference, load it into IR.exe and then upload it to your remote.

    I took me a while to get the process but I must say once you're into it, it's very easy.

    Hary
     
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