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Alpine RUE-4190

Universal remote for Alpine CD, DVD, and navigation receivers

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by Matt Freeman
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You'll get convenient control over your Alpine in-dash stereo with this wireless remote. It works with virtually all remote-ready Alpine stereos (except the F#1 Status DVI-9990), giving you access to source selection, AM/FM tuning, and basic playback functions for disc, USB source, iPod®, and Bluetooth® audio. You can use it as an add-on to your system, or as a replacement for a lost remote. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: This remote will not control the following functions — navigation, Bluetooth phone, advanced playback control, or audio menu control.

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  • RUE-4190 Wireless remote control
  • Plastic mounting cradle
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 1 Double-sided self adhesive strip
  • 2 Cradle mounting screws
  • 4 Self adhesive labels
  • Instructions

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Features

Compatibility: The Alpine RUE-4190 IR remote control offers wireless operation of select Alpine audio, audio/video, and navigation head units. Its fully compatible with the following Alpine head units and other Alpine devices.

 
Product Category Model Number
CD Receivers CDA-series models that support IR control
External DVD DVA-5205A, DHA-S680A
Navigation NVE-N851
Monitor TME-M750, TME-M760, TME-M580
TV Tuner TCS-V430A (only TV-tuner function)

Note: The Alpine RUE-4190 IR remote control only offers partial control over current Alpine in-dash CD receivers, multimedia receivers, and navigation receivers. For current Alpine head units, the remote only provides Source selection, AM/FM tuning, and basic playback functions for Disc, USB, iPod, and Bluetooth. The remote does not provide Navigation, Bluetooth Phone, advanced playback source control, or System/Audio Menu control for any currently Alpine head units.

Mode Switch: The remote has a three position slide switch on the bottom to change the unit the remote is controlling; head unit, external DVD, or navigation. Push the switch to momentarily control a TV or monitor. One of three LEDs across the top of the remote indicates the position of the switch.

Light: There is a light button on the side of the remote. When pressed, most of the remote's buttons light up for approximately five seconds.

Mounting: The included cradle can be used to store the remote, or mount the remote in a position from which it will be used. You can mount the cradle with the included double sided tape or screws.

 
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5 out of 5

the best remote ever

Written By Mike E, Astoria NY on Sunday, September 14, 2014
 
Best remote i seen to date! Does so much amazing design and quality!
Pros:
all.. A must have!
Cons:
None at all!
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4190

Written By CinchCowboy, Sioux Falls, SD on Monday, March 31, 2014
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Works Great!
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3 out of 5

Too universal

Written By Anonymous, Charlotte, NC on Friday, January 24, 2014
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Nice to have a bunch of buttons, but many don't work with my Alpine stereo system. Seems like they could have made a more specific remote, rather than a universal remote that works only partially with each Alpine system.
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4 out of 5

It is compatable with Alpine CDE-HD149BT

Written By Rick A., New Berlin, NY on Monday, May 27, 2013
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This remote is bulky. It does everything that my smaller Alpine remote does. The only extra thing that I noticed was that I can enter the SiriusXM channel, press enter, and go directly to that channel which is kind of nice. It wants to slide off of my seat which my other one did not. It does come with a small mount for your dash or someplace hard. I may end up doing that to keep it in place.
Pros:
Switch SiriusXM stations instantly.
Cons:
Bulky, slides off of fabric seats instantly.
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3 out of 5

not real happy

Written By texican, NM on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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bought this to remote the alpine ine-s920hd,which states it is compatable with....well guess what, it only works for the radio and dvd video...NOT the navigation! as I don't watch movies on this unit, I wasted my money and should have bought the smaller cheaper remote....
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4190

Written By Ryan, Hsv, AL on Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Works WAAAY better than any OEM remote. Much more ergonomically correct. Has lighting for the keys. Controls all functions like it is supposed to. I recommend it to anyone considering.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great remote but no iPod control - [iDA-X001]

Written By Eric, Connecticut on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
 
While this remote works very well, and has many features, I was disappointed to find that this remote will not allow for iPod control (other than next/previous track) on my IDA-X001 head unit. At first I thought I was doing something wrong, but a quick call to Alpine tech support confirmed that this functionality is not available, in any remote.

I'm going to keep it instead of going with the lesser model, because it allows for direct-entry of numbers, which should help when I get the satellite tuner.
13 out of 13 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Outstanding remote

Written By Troglodyte, Albuquerque... for now on Monday, May 28, 2007
 
I purchased this remote to control my IVA-D310 and Blackbird with DOK. While many onscreen controls will take precedence, such as searching out a destination for the Blackbird, this remote enables so many different convienence items that I'm not sure how I accomplished the same thing before.

For example, while using the navigation, it is no longer necessary to flip the screens to DVD or Radio to control those items, just a quick press and you're done. Also, having the navigation quick-buttons readily available keeps your eyes on the road. Zoom the Blackbird from 500ft to 300 miles in just a couple seconds instead of having to use the touchscreen. Save time and cleaning the screen (for you obsessive types). Once your fingers memorize the layout and button locations things become incredibly easy. You will absolutely not regret this purchase, even if you're only using it for a receiver instead of several items.
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5 out of 5

Outstanding

Written By Hue, Miami, FL on Monday, July 25, 2005
 
I also purchased this remote to control my IVA-D300 unit, this remote is amazing, it will let you control nearly every alpine headunit, TV tuner and more with style. Any function, you name it this one has it. Also you can light up the buttons with a single press and comes with a holder. For a replacement or not you will be more than satisfied.
14 out of 16 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4190

Written By Michael, Houston, TX on Saturday, July 16, 2005
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I purchased this remote to control my alpine IVA-D300.
I have never seen a remote so easy to use with so many options. This remote gives me full control over every option I have added to this head unit.
GREAT PRODUCT!!
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3 questions already asked

Does this remote work the navigation on INE-W940 and if so how do you program it to work navi? [ John  May 18, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • Hi John: Sorry that I cannot answer your question. I bought the Alpine for installation on the boat. It works perfect but we do not need navigation appl. Good luck [ ERNST   May 20, 2014 ]
First: does this work with ine-s920hd? Second: are there any convenient mounting options? Thanks [ Lbno_s  Feb 09, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • Q1 -Yes it really works great! Q2 - There is a great place to mount it in my 2004 Tahoe! [ EDDIE L   Feb 11, 2014 ]
  • Not sure. Crutchfield list it as compatible. I have a different head unit. Remote comes with a small "slide in" mount and two small mounting screws, My car has a handy spot in the console for mine. [ James   Feb 10, 2014 ]
does this work with the iva d300? [ dustin  Dec 15, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • Yes. This remote will be compatible with the Alpine IVA-D300. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 16, 2013 ]

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