Philips Perfect replacement Universal remote control SRP5004 4-in-1 backlit button is rated
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Rated 5 out of
How to factory reset the SRP5004I recently bought a more recent Philips SRP5004 universal remote control to replace my old version. The new version contains more up-to-date codes for new brands and devices, and works with my TVonics DTR-HD500. My old version of the remote did not.
Whilst learning commands into the remote it became full, and it occurred to me that it had been used prior to me buying it. So, after I failed to reset each individual device button as described in the manual, it became clear that I should do a factory reset.
For some reason the process is not covered in the manual for the 4-device Philips SRP5004 universal remote control: SRP5004/86 Philips Perfect replacement Universal remote control
After some searching I found information about the factory reset process in the manual for the 7-device USA version of the remote, the SRP5107: SRP5107/27 Philips Perfect replacement Universal remote control
What I describe below is the process described in the USA manual, but with changes to how the SRP5004 European remote behaves during the process.
I hope that is useful to somebody else.
Resetting the original functions of the remote control (Factory Reset)
In some cases it may be useful to reset the original functions of the remote control.
E.g. if the remote control memory is full while you wish to set it up for a specific device or learn an extra function to it.
The remote control will then be reset to the default factory settings and all user settings will be deleted.
1. In the current device mode, keep digit buttons 1 and 6 pressed simultaneously for 5 seconds, until the red Setup light lights up.
- The remote control is now in setup mode.
2. Press digit buttons 9, 8 and 1, in that order:
- After each button press the active device light blinks once.
- Nothing will happen for short while as the remote is reset.
- Finally, the TV device button will light up to confirm that the original functions of the remote control were successfully reset. Any extra functions have been deleted.
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 5 out of
The perfect replacement remoteI use this remote to control my TV (Philips), STB (Topfield), Amp (Onkyo) and HTPC (Acer) all perfectly. Some using built in codes, others using the learn function.
The remote itself feels great, with nice rubbery buttons and a soft touch feel. It's well balanced in the hand and the layout of buttons is extremely well considered. After a couple of days it felt like second nature and going back to any other remote control shows how good this one is.
As with all Universal remotes, if your equipment is newer than the date of manufacture of the remote then it may not be supported fully. Luckily, Philips seem to update the list of supported devices in this remote quite often. So it's always worth buying it new to get the latest codes, rather than used when you might get an old revision.
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 3 out of
Poor database, learning limited to c.60 commandsExcellent design, nearly all the right buttons except library/media. However the database does not even include Humax PVRs, which are the most popular in Uk!
If you couldn't find two of your devices in the database the learning limit of 'around 60 commands' would not do at all, because it would only allow the buttons to be learned for just over one of them - which is very strange.
Also a pity the mode/device buttons cannot learn e.g. for input or power commands, but otherwise the learning facility is very useful quick and easy, the IR signal is powerful, and the remote is very nice to use.
Date published: 2012-02-02
Rated 5 out of
A great universal remoteI've always been a fan of universal remotes and prefer to have one remote to control all my devices. This remote is perfect and the learning function means I can set it up exactly how I want. The button layout is great. After years of using other brands' remotes I finally found one that does everything I need in one simple to use device. I hope an advanced model is launched in the future for more than 4 devices.
Date published: 2011-10-09
Rated 5 out of
How to lose 3 controllersThis product is advertised as controlling a TV, Set Top Box, DVD and VCR, but it can also be used with any infra- red controlled equipment.
I easily set up mine to control my TV, PVR, DVD/CD Player and Tuner/Amplifier. I reccommend it to the house!
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