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My Archos 605 WiFi will not always switch my NTL (Samsung) set top box on to make a scheduled recording.It will however change it to the correct channel if the box is left switched on and make the recording.

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I have partly solved the problem by leaving the box switched on (any channel) then when the programme is about to record Archos 606 WiFi will switch the cable box to the correct channel and record. It will not however turn the box off after recording this has to be done manually using the remote handset.
In the instruction manual for the Archos docking station there is a footnote saying that in very rare cases the On/Off function does not always work and I am wondering if the Samsung (NTL) Box is one of them. I cannot get a direct answer from Archos support team on this issue when I have sent numerous E-mails. According to the manual I am working on the correct code number for the Samsung (NTL) box.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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