Universal Remote Control

USERíS MANUAL

4-in-1 Remote: Mercury II or Dynamic Digital Satellite Receivers

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General Description

The Mercury II or Dynamic universal remote supports a total of 47 regular transmitting keys. Page Up/Down keys are counted as 2 keys. The POWER key is backlit with an LED key, which gives visual feedback to the user and provides a means to access the programming features of the remote. In addition, there are 4 device keys (TV, VCR, DVD and STB). The remote is primarily used for controlling the Fortec Star Mercury II or Dynamic FTA receiver, but it can also control most of the popular brands of TVs, VCRs, DVDs, and STBs being used in North America as per the codes listed on the code list at the end of this document.

Due to the growing number of device models available, this remote may not work for all models.

Basic Remote Operation

The LED backlit POWER key, located at the top left remote control indicates transmission of an IR signal has occurred. In addition, the LED key provides feedback when the remote is in a programming mode and as a key to be pressed to enter the various programming modes.

This remote communicates using Infrared (IR) Transmission. IR transmission is accomplished with an IR LED on the top end of the unit.

Battery Installation

Two AAA batteries power the remote, which are included with the remote.

After installing the batteries, the LED in the power button will flash when any key is pressed.

Programming Your Remote Control

There are three (3) ways to program your remote control:

    1) Manual Programming

    2) Code Search Programming

    3) Auto Scan Programming

1. Manual Programming

To program your Mercury II or Dynamic 4-in-1 remote control manually, follow the

steps below:

    a. Turn on the device to be operated (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB).

    b. Press and hold both the corresponding device key (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB)

and the OK key at the same time for about 3 seconds until the LED stays on.

    c. While the LED is on, point the remote at your device and enter the three-digit

code number from the brand list one after another using the numeric keys on the remote until your device (TV, VCR, DVD or STB) turns off.

    d. If your device turns off, press and release the POWER key on the remote

one more time to ensure your device responds to the remote.

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    e. Then, press and release the device key (TV, VCR, DVD or STB) again.

The LED lamp will blink three (3) times. This will indicate the remote is

correctly set for that device. It will also take the remote out of the programming mode.

      f. Test the other buttons (especially numeric keys) to see if the remote operates all

the functions of your device. If it does, youíre finished. If it does not,

repeat steps a. . e. until you find the correct code for your device.

*Note:

. During programming, if no key is pressed within 20 seconds of the previous keystrokes, the remote

will exit the programming mode.

2. Code Search Programming

To program your remote using Code Search Programming, follow the steps below:

      a. Turn on the device to be operated (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB).

    b. Press and hold the device key to be operated (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB) and the OK key at the

same time and hold both for about 3 seconds until the LED stays on.

      c. Point the remote at your device, then press and release the CH+ [or CH-] key to increase [or decrease] the code number by one digit. Continue pressing and releasing the CH+ [or CH-] key until the equipment turns off. You may need to do this for several minutes while the remote searches for the correct code.

      d. When the device turns off, press and release the POWER button to ensure your device responds to the remote.

       

      e. Then, press and release the device key (TV, VCR, DVD or STB) one more time. The LED will blinks three (3) times. This will indicate the remote is correctly set for that device. It will also take the remote out of the programming mode.

       

      g. Test the other buttons (especially numeric keys) to see if the remote operates all of the

functions of your device. If it does, youíre finished. If it does not, repeats steps a. . e. until you

find the correct code for your device.

*Note:

During programming, if no key is pressed within 20 seconds of the previous keystrokes, the remote

will exit the programming mode.

3.Auto Scan Programming

To program your remote using Auto Scan Programming, follow the steps below:

      a. Turn on your device (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB).

    b. Press and hold the device key to be operated (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB) and the OK key at

the same time and hold for about 3 seconds until the LED stays on.

      c. Point the remote at your device, then press and release the PLAY button. The remote will start to

scan the codes one by one. Wait until your device turns off. You may need to wait for several

minutes until the remote finds the correct code. [If the remote completely scans all the codes for

the corresponding device, the LED will stay on.

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      d. When the device turns off, press and release the STOP button to stop scanning for the code. Then press and release the POWER button to ensure your device responds to the remote.

      e. Then, press and release the device key (TV, VCR, DVD or STB) one more time. The LED will blink three (3) times. This will indicate the remote is correctly set for that device. It will also take the remote out of the programming mode.

      f. Test the other buttons (especially numeric keys) to see if the remote operates all of the functions

of your device. If it does, youíre finished. If it does not, repeats steps a. . e. until you find the

correct code for your device.

*Note:

During programming, if no key is pressed within 20 seconds of the previous keystrokes, the remote

will exit the programming mode.

Reading the Setup Code

If you forget which code your equipment used, or if you want to know which

code the remote found during the Code Search Programming, you can read the

code by the following steps:

      a. Press and hold the corresponding device key (TV, VCR, DVD, or STB) and the OK key at the same time for about 3 seconds until the LED stays on.

      b. Press and release the INFO key.

       

      c. Press the numeric key 1 and count the number of blinks of the red LED. This number represents the 1st digit of the 3 digit code

      d. Press numeric key 2 and count the number of blinks of the red LED. This number represents the 2nd digit of the 3-digit code.

      e. Press numeric key 3 and count the number of blinks of the red LED. This number represents the 3rd digit of the 3-digit code.

       

      f. Press the corresponding device key to get out of the Reading Setup Code mode. The red LED will turn off indicating you are out of the Reading Setup Code mode.

*Note: If the corresponding number is zero (0), the red LED will blink for a very short time.

Ex) If the corresponding code number is"032", the LED blink back will be as

follows;

Key pressed LED Blinks

Digit "1" 1 blink for very short time [50mS]

Digit "2" 3 times

Digit "3" 2 times

Sleep Mode

If any one of the keys are pressed and held for longer than 60 seconds continuously, the remote will

stop transmitting the IR signal and enter the sleep mode. This is to protect the batteries and the IR

circuit.

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Device code list by brand:

TV

A MARK

003

ABEX

032

ABMIRAL

093

ADVENTURA

046

AIKO

092

AKAI

030

ALARON

179

AMBASSADOR

177

ANAM

180

ANAM NATIONAL

055

AOC

003 019 030 051 052 185

ARCHER

003

AUDIOVOX

003 092 180 452 623

BAYSONIC

180

BELCOR

019

BELL&HOWELL

016 154

BRADFORD

180

BROCKWOOD

019

BROKSONIC

003 236 463

CANDLE

030 046 056 186

CARNIVALE

030

CARVER

054

CELEBRITY

015

CINERAL

092 452

CITIZEN

030 039 046 056 060 092 186 280

CLAIRTONE

185

CONCERTO

056

CONTEC

180 185

CRAIG

180

CROSLEY

054

CROWN

039 180

CURTIS

030

CURTIS MATHER

039 051 016 047 054 056 060 093 145 154 166 452 466

CXC

180

DAEWOO

039 092 452 623 624 019

DAYTRON

019

DENON

145

DUMONT

017 019

DWIN

720 774

ELECTROBAND

015 185

EMERSON

019 038 039 154 177 178 179 180 185 236 280 282 463 623 624

ENVISION

030

FISHER

154 159

FUJITSU

179

FUNAI

171 179 180

FUTURETECH

180

GE

027 047 051 055 093 178 282 452

GIBRALTER

017 019 030

LG (GOLD STAR)

001 019 030 032 056 178

GRADIENTE

053 056

GRUNPY

179 180

HALLMARK

178

HARLEY DEVIDSON

179

HARMAN/KARDON

054

HARVARD

180

HILCO

019

HITACHI

038 056 145 151 032

INFINITY

054

INTEQ

017

JANEIL

046

JBL

054

JCB

016

JVC

053

KAYPANI

052

KEC

180

KENWOOD

019 030

KLOSS

024 046

KTV

030 039 180 185 280

LG

056

LOGIK

016

LUXMAN

056

LXI

047 054 154 156 178

MAGNAVOX

021 024 030 054 096 179 186 187 386

MAJESTIC

016

MARANTZ

030 054

MATHES

030

MATSUSHITA

250

MEGATRON

003 145 178

MEI

185

MEMOREX

016 056 150 154 178 250

MGA

019 030 150 178

MIDLAND

017 032 039 047 051

MITSUBUSHI

019 093 150 178

MOTOROLA

055 093

MTC

030 056 060 185

MULTITECH

180

NAD

156 166 178

NEC

019 030 056 497

NIKKO

092 178

NOSHI

018

NTC

092

ONWA

180

OPTIMUS

154 166 250

OPTONICA

165

ORION

179 236 463

PANASONIC

051 055 250

PENNEY

003 018 019 027 030 032