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Set top box and remote control

I have a scientific atlanta explorer 8300hdc set top box that comes standard with the universal electronics remote control 1056b01. the set top box will not respond to the remote control. the box is good because i can select guide and change channels. please help.

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I have the same problem. When I move the 8300HDC away from the TV, or power off the TV, the remote responds. There seems to be some kind of RF interference, which makes no sense since the TV shouldn't emit RF, and the the box should be using IR only for remote input. My TV is a 46" LCD Samsung. Try turning off the TV and see if the 8300HDC responds to powering on and off with the remote.

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