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I need the code to program a universal remote Sherwood

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I need the code to program a universal remote for my Sherwood RX-4103 AM/FM Stereo Receiver.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Consumer Electronics
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Electronics Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 2 years ago
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Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, John.

What remote are you trying to use? Does your remote take 3,4, or 5 digits?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It's a GE brand remote.
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 2 years ago

1077 is the specific (and only) IR codeset for your your particular model. Most basic universal remotes are not capable of controlling av receivers in general, and "off brand" units like the sherwood are even less likely to be compatible. At best, ***** ***** expect power and volume only (no source modes, no menu functions, etc). At worst, it won't work at all.

Your best option may be to purchase a more robust, true universal remote to control all of your devices, such as a logitech harmony (click here for example) that will work for all of your devices. It is programmed through an easy to use software program on your computer, which downloads the most up to date remote and device codes from the internet, so it is virtually guaranteed to work with all equipment. It will also give you easy to use macro functionality, so you can press a single button to watch a movie for example, and it will turn on the dvd player, tv, and surround system, tune to the correct inputs on the tv, and start the movie playing, etc. Because of the online database with specific codes for each model, this type of remote has much greater functionality than the basic universal remotes

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The code you gave me doesn't work.
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 2 years ago

That code may not work, as I mentioned previously.

That is the only code for your device. If it does not work, that is a limitation of your remote, not an issue with the code or receiver. It doesn't matter what code you use, that GE remote is not capable of controlling this receiver.

You will need a more robust remote, such as the logitech I recommended previously.

If you'd prefer a replacement OEM remote, I can help you find one of those.

Best regards, ***** ***** for the news,

Nathan

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