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08-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Universal TV remote code for Pentax

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Would anyone know what code is applicable to Pentax K5 and/or K7? I am trying to use a "Oneforall 8" universal remote control. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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08-04-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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I used to have a palm pilot. Yep, where are they now? Anyway there was a pentax remote for palm pilot. if you download it, open the readme file and it explains the infrared code for pentax.

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I used to have a palm pilot. Yep, where are they now? Anyway there was a pentax remote for palm pilot. if you download it, open the readme file and it explains the infrared code for pentax.

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Hi

Thanks for the link, but what is a "palm pilot"?
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Try the one for Canon, El Baroda.

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The same code should work for all Pentax dSLRs.


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Try the one for Canon, El Baroda.
Hi. Thanks for your input but Canon is not in the list of codes. I am trying to use a universal TV/VCR/DVD remote so I don't think it will show any camera code. But I understand that one/some TV codes will work with a dslr, including Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
The same code should work for all Pentax dSLRs.


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Hi Steve. Can you please be more specific? Which code is it? Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by el baroda Quote
Hi. Thanks for your input but Canon is not in the list of codes.
You're out of luck, then,

If you can get it to do this (taken from Calsan's link), great:

"The remote control generates a series of IR pulses as shown below. The 'on'-
pulses are modulated at 38kHz.

||||||||||||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
38kHz ---> ||||||||||||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
modulation _|||||||||||||_________|||___|||___|||___|||___|||___|||___|||_

duration [ms] | 13 | 3 |1| 1 |1| 1 |1| 1 |1| 1 |1| 1 |1| 1 |1|

This waveform is approximated in the Palm device by setting the baud rate to
38000 and sending sequences of characters of all ones or all zeros to the IR
UART. The end result is not exactly the same, but it seems to work fine."

If your remote can learn IR, borrow a friend's Canon remote (for their lower end models) to teach it the sequence.
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This is the first I have heard of this. As cheap as remotes are why????

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This is the first I have heard of this. As cheap as remotes are why????
I bought a cheap remote not long ago but its range is too short and it not IR. I have read success stories using universal tv remote control but can't find the link anymore. Hopefully, someone here has gone that road and will let me know how to do it. Cheers.
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Seems interesting.
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Most remotes have a setup method where you use the channel buttons to scroll through frequencies to find the one your device will respond to. Try setting up the camera in remote mode and just scrolling through the remote outputs till you get a shutter release.... Or is it not that simple?
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QuoteOriginally posted by el baroda Quote
Hi Steve. Can you please be more specific? Which code is it? Thanks.
If your remote only lists TV stuff, your guess would be as good as mine. If you have an Android SmartPhone, you might be interested in the DSLR Remote App (by bitshift). If provides excellent Pentax support using the phone's IR blaster.


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Most remotes have a setup method where you use the channel buttons to scroll through frequencies to find the one your device will respond to. Try setting up the camera in remote mode and just scrolling through the remote outputs till you get a shutter release.... Or is it not that simple?
Thanks a lot. Will give this a go and let you know. Cheers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
If your remote only lists TV stuff, your guess would be as good as mine. If you have an Android SmartPhone, you might be interested in the DSLR Remote App (by bitshift). If provides excellent Pentax support using the phone's IR blaster.


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Thanks, Steve. Will try.
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QuoteOriginally posted by el baroda Quote

Thanks, Steve. Will try.
Cpt. Obvious here: Your phone must of course have an IR transmitter built in. I suggest going to GSMArena to check the specs.
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Cpt. Obvious here: Your phone must of course have an IR transmitter built in. I suggest going to GSMArena to check the specs.
Hi. Just confirmed that my phone model does not have it. Thanks.
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