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I have a NAD D 3020 amplifier that comes with a remote controller, but the remote is crap (and I'm not the only one to say it). Fortunately, they have a document with all the remote codes, some of which are not even available with the supplied remote. The codes are something like:

Function     Format Address Data   Address Data
                    Hex     Hex    Dec     Dec
-----------------------------------------------
Power Off    NEC    877C    C8     34684   200
...

Is there a universal remote that would allow programming its keys with these codes, instead of relying on manufacturer/model references (which may be wrong, or missing, or incomplete), or on learning (which requires a working remote to learn from)?

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I have a Logitech Harmony 785 - discontinued now - and it has the capability to learn controls from existing remotes. I'm not sure whether all the current crop all have the same capability, but I would imagine so.

https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/harmony-universal-remotes

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  • Thanks, but I said "instead of relying on [...] learning (which requires a working remote to learn from)". The point is the current remote is so bad I can't count on it giving any reliable signal. It might work now, but who knows in a couple of years, when I may have to reprogram (for whatever reason) the universal remote? Also, there are some documented functions that are not available in the default remote, so I can't learn them from it. – Jellby May 14 '18 at 17:10
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Yes, there is such a remote. There are probably quite a few of them but the one I tried is the URC 6440. With the help of the information in the http://www.hifi-remote.com/ (especially the forums), it's really easy to program with any OS: it mounts as a USB drive, and using Remote Master it's just a matter of copying a file with the configuration. Specifically, this the configuration file I just created for the NAD D 3020 (without using the original remote at all), and it works like a charm.

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