Lifestyle 535 Series III
When is the new software update going to be available for the 535 console? I have a new Sony DVD player (UHP-H1) and the remote controls "IR" code group is not recognized by the 535. So, now I am back to mulitple remote controls to que up a movie. (Wifes not happy)
I just found out that the 535 console does NOT have a "Learning" mode when it comes to pairing a remote control to it. The 535 actually has a software data base of the most popular remote controls "IR Codes". This data base is not from Bose but is created by a third party and only includes remote control IR codes up to the date of the software release. If you buy a new DVD player for instance, the 535 will not reconize it's set up "Unify" program.
There hasn't been a software update for the 535 for well over two years. The latest version is still 02.14.00 with Data Base ver 22.214.171.124.
Strangly enough, there is in the UNIFY program a "Learning" or "Teach Mode" for IR codes. But this is for sending (not receiving) the Bose IR codes to "teach" a learning remote you may wish to use (not sure your would want to do this??) but doesn't work in the oposite direction. That is, the UNIFY program will not "receive" IR codes from other remotes for it to "learn" from them. It instead just compares the key touches it asks you to make in the UNIFY program with its outdated data base to try to find a match. If an exact match isn't found, then the UNIFY program will not program the bose remote to control that external device - like my Sony UHP-H1 DVD player.
I would think this is a silly way for the 535 console to be designed to work as someone - like me - who only wants the best - AKA buying the 535 console - will alos want the latest and greatest stuff connected to it. But, if you buy a device of a newer date than the softward release - it is not going to work with the 535. I can go to K-Mart and for $19 buy a true "Learning" universal remote control. Why wouldn't this "low end" tecnology be included in the 535?
That would be like haveing the most advanced Bose sound system - the 535 seriers III - NOT be compatable with 4K video. Oh, sorry, I also just learned it can't do that either!!
Any help on when to expect an update or way to pair my Sony's UHP-H1 DVD Player's remote to the 535 console would be appricated.