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Boston Acoustics TVee Model Two stopped responding to remote

Will not reprogram following instructions in manual and using several different remotes. It does repond to manual operation.

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  • calif_chicag Mar 27, 2009

    My BA TVEE Model Two has worked reliably for some months. It suddenly stopped working. Thinking it had lost its connection with the remote I attempted to reprogram, then de-program and reprogram, neither worked. I cannot seem to re-establish the connection, even though it was easy in the initial set-up.

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SOURCE: Not enough IR range to use remote

Get yourself a very thin and small screwdriver. The type that comes in the eyeglass repair kits. Remove the cloth/plastic grill from the front of the sound bar. Locate the IR sensor in the center of the bar. Pry the dark red filter off the IR sensor and leave it off.

Problem solved, greatly increases range. I have read that there is a clear replacement cover you can buy but whats the point?

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Boston Acoustics TVee Soundbar loses the cable remote training.

get rid of that moxi before it starts on fire.
have charter send out a scientfic atlanta hd dvr, with an hdmi port on it as well. the functionality and reliablity of these boxes greatly exceed moxi. moxi is a power sucking, fire hazard, problem waiting to happen. the only thing it has that is good is the guide format. but you may feel that graphics on a tv guide outweigh the funcitonality of the device. the big square in the front of the moxi was supposed to be a dvd burner, the box has no hdmi, and has a modem in it that is disabled. so its got a bunch of junk on it that isnt and cant be used. if you dont clean the vents on the back of the box monthly it will surely fail.
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I had this same problem and it was due to their instructions which do not adequately explain the setup procedure.

On my own, I was successful in programming volume up but that was all. I assumed that for volume down I would hold the power button and the VOLUME DOWN button and wait for the flashing light just as I had for volume up. Problem is, you never get a flashing light.

Today, I spoke with a rep from Boston Acoustics who patiently explained that step one of the instructions has to be done the same way each time as it is the step that puts the soundbar into programming mode.

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