Hitachi VIP202P C.E.D Player - Remote Control
I own an Hitachi VIP202P C.E.D Player and have been searching on and off for the wired remote control, that was an optional extra for this model at the time.
Does anyone have one for sale please? Or have any information about it?
I have the manual for the CED player and it has a line drawing of the remote, which has 7 buttons, but it doesn't even mention the part number!
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the forum! - I fear you maybe on the quest for the holy grail with this one, indeed, you may find an orderly queue ahead of you.
Good luck in the quest, but I would not expect to find one any time soon.
You'll have to be lucky to find an original wired remote on its own, but you may find a broken player for sale complete with remote - they come up on a well-known online auction site occasionally.
Alternatively you could build your own wired remote! It's not actually that complicated. They consist of resistors and switches. I've attached a diagram of a Sony wired remote control to illustrate the principle. The resistance values for the Hitachi remote will be different but the idea is the same. Pressing a button connects a different resistance across the jack plug.
You need to know the resistance value for each of the 7 functions. The service manual should tell you. Unfortunately I don't have one but I've found a site offering a paid-for download (not free) Hitachi Manual
The owner of this site has the same CED player. If he (or anyone else) happens to have the original remote, it's very easy to press the buttons in turn and measure the resistance across the jack plug pins, then post this information. A duplicate remote can then easily be produced. Failing that, and in the absence of any service data it's a case of guesswork, using a variable resistor and a switch. The front panel switches inside the player are very likely to have the same resistors connected across them as the remote control, so that could help eliminate some of the guessing.
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