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Bose RC28S Hi, I've hooked up my amp and speakers for use in room 2, however the signal changes whenever somone uses the primary remote. Vice a versa for the signal in the main room when I use the RC28S. I've definitely got different room codes for the RC28S and have the 2 signal switch activated. Also, I can't power down the room 2 signal from the RC28S. Any ideas?

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