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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: set top box and remote control
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.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
I finally found a fix to this! YAY. I thought I might have to return the TV. I have the Phillips 42PFL5603D, but should work for other models.
On the TV press menu picture settings---picture---dynamic contrast (turn off) AND active control, turn off
If you have Comcast Moto box: on the Cable box go menu--->setup--->cablebox set up---RF BYbass set to ON
If you have a non-Comcast Moto Box, I'm sure there is an RF bypass setting in the menu. You'll just have to look for it. Another fix was close saying to only turn of the active control, but it took all 3 of these for it to work consistently. The latter let it work for all of 30 seconds.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
It seems its the RF freq. But the verizon fios hd/dvr set top box only has options to change the RF channel from 3 to 4. I did this, and turned active control off. It seems to be working for now... We also called verizon a few times and they reset the box and we described all our problems. It usually works ok for a little while after so we'll see. But the problem seems to still exist, the problem being unreliable remote communication.
Also* Some people have said the stb only works with the tv off, this may be true but I found that just pressing "menu" on the TV remote will allow the stb to read the verizon remote. So sometimes you can do this "dance" where you hold both remotes and press tv-menu every time you need to press a key on the other remote. Better than turning the tv off every time.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
SOURCE: i have a rca dvd recorder+vcr combo drc8320n i want to set up watching/changing cabletv channels on the dvd remote. i have tried buying universal remotes cheap& expensive but they no longer work on my
With cable input connected to "RF in"on rear of unit make sure vidoe input is set to "Tuner". This will show up on the TV screen. Change channels numerically or using up/down arrow keys on DVR remote. Note there is a slight pause between changing channels.You probably will have to "autoscan" for channel setup/etc. If you say your TV set is old; it probabaly is equiped with coax
connection only/set TV channel to "3" or "4". when yot opt to play vcr/dvd it will override your
cable channel selected. Hope this helps!
Posted on May 09, 2009
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