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Infrared Command Compatibility
IR control testing was conducted on many equipment brands to determine their compatibility with the ZR-4630.
Typical A/V source components (i.e., CD, DVD, DSS, Cable Boxes, etc.) from each brand were chosen for the
test. All brands listed below passed the test.
Important Note: Use this list only as a starting point. All the components for every brand listed were not avail-
able at the time of testing. Toavoid unforeseen incompatibilities, Niles recommends always testing components
you have not yet used with a ZR-4630 prior to specifying them in your installation.
Testing for a Possible IR Command Conflict
When using a Niles IRB-1 High Output Flasher, there are rare instances when the same IR command will oper-
ate more than one source component. This prevents the proper operation of another IR-controlled component
when the twoare installed in the same system because the press of a single remote button causes both compo-
nents to respond. Rare as this situation is, when working with unfamiliar equipment or two products that you
have never combined in the same system, it is advisable to first test how these components interact with each
other.
To test for this type of conflict, take all the remotes in the system (following the example above with six compo-
nents, you would need to test all six remotes) and issue every command you will be programming in the keypads.
Expose all components to each command, and make sure that only the appropriate component responds.
Solving the IR Command Conflict if Present
Remember that conflicts of this nature are rare. However, if you find yourself in this situation, contact the man-
ufacturer to ask if they are aware of the problem and if they have a solution. Perhaps they now have a differ-
ent remote, or there may be a chip upgrade for the product.
If the manufacturers do not have a solution, the problem may be resolved by using a Niles MicroFlasher
instead of IRB-1 High Output Flasher. In cases where neither solution works, advise the client of the situation
and explain that it is necessary to substitute the component.
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COMPONENT COMPATIBILITY
Adcom
APEX
B&K
Denon
Echo Star
Escient
Go Video
Harman Kardon
Hitachi
Hughes
JVC
Kenwood
Krell
Lexicon
Lightolier
Magnavox
Marantz
McIntosh
Meridian
Mitsubishi
Motorola
NAD Electronics
Nakamichi
Niles
Onkyo
Panasonic
Parasound
Philips
Pioneer
RCA
Rotel
Samsung
Scientific Atlanta
Sharp
Sherwood
Sony
Technics
Toshiba
Yamaha
Zenith
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