Thanks, michael. I went to the link you posted, grabbed the email addresses and tried to send a message, but it’s non-deliverable. (I’m shocked).
I bought these units from a SAfrican department store in Uganda, for $75 or so, so none of this should surprise me. Very annoying tho. They’re basically unusable without a remote - can’t select different episodes of TV show DVDs, for example, as there are no navigational keys on the units themselves. Think I’m just going to throw them in the driveway and drive over them with a truck for a little bit.
I had a nagging feeling about this when I bought them anyway? Who are Olaf & Ludwig? I asked. Why so cheap? It was ‘promotional’. I didn’t actually lose the remotes - they broke the first time they got dropped.
Anyway, these units are history it seems. Thanks for the help, again. Very nice to actually just get this resolved…