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11-16-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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Remote Control for Kx...

so, ive read somewhere that some tv or radio remotes can be used as a remote control for the kx as well.

next thing i did, gather all the old remotes and try them out. it works. thank you, another few bucks saved and some electronic junk has a new meaning. great.

11-16-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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That is interesting to know. I wonder how many remotes you had to go through and which buttons you pressed to get it to work! Cheers nonetheless
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On a Sony RM-ED005 (this came with a reasonably recent tv) the TOOLS, DIGITAL and TEXT-TV buttons seem to work. On a Sony RMT-D245P (a bit older DVD remote) the left, right and down arrow as well as the DISPLAY buttons work. No luck with a more recent Panasonic TV remote (this has N2QAYB and 000328 on its bottom, might - or might not - be the type). So Sony remotes look promising :-)
11-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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its a sony remote for me as well, for a cd-player, about 10-15 years old.

i only tried 4, had some older ones laying around as well, but they were bigger and heavier and since that one worked, i didnt try them...

i simply set the remote-trigger, bulb mode, and pressed every button from up to down... oh, and of course, i sat in front of the camera, that nice red spot looking at me.

i also checked first if the remote was working after all, using my cellphone-camera (How to Check if a Remote Control is Transmitting an Infrared Signal - wikiHow)..

good luck!

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I paid the princely sum of about $10 delivered for my remote, fleabay of course.
11-17-2010, 07:28 AM   #6
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I had heard that too but could not get any buttons from the 4 remotes in the house to work. Ended up with a JJC remote for $6 that works well, is VERY small, and has its own case
11-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #7
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I bought this: DealExtreme: $3.76 Universal Digital SLR Remote for Pentax / Nikon / Canon / Konica Minolta

Can't complain for $4 delivered. Works just fine.
11-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #8
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My dish remote works on my Kx

11-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #9
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it works..

Thanks for starting this thread, it helped to re-use the remote that had come with my old Sony DCR-TRV730 Handycam.

I had tried to use that remote with K-x earlier, by pressing the "Photo" button on it and it did not work, and I had not think about trying other buttons. Indeed, pressing the "Display" button on that remote (RMT-814) makes K-x shoot!

Very nice.. FYI, for those Sony Handycam and K-x owners out there..

ertan.
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