: Rogers Remote Control Programming, Problems and Frustrations!
None of the existing HD STBs are very small. The smallest and latest is probably the SA4250HD. You can search this site for the IR repeater threads. Edit - I had forgotten about the latest Cisco 4642HD - see post below - as mentioned, not a lot smaller.
2011-06-30, 09:22 AM
The 4642HD is slightly thinner than the 4250HD at the expense of being slightly deeper. According to the Cisco web site, the 4642HD is 2.25" x 13.75" x 9" and the 4250HD is 3" x 12" x 9".
2011-07-04, 12:43 PM
You could also go down the route of what's called an "IR Bender".
Here's an example of what an IR Bender looks like:
From UEI's Website (UEI makes the OEM remotes for Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw/ Shaw Direct, EastLink and other Canadian and U.S. TV Distributors).
The IR Bender enables the user to easily extend the range and angles of a infrared remote control. This allows control of IR equipment that is hidden. Unlike ordinary remote controls which are only effective in close range and "line of sight", the IR Bender can receive the IR signal from the remote control and retransmit it via an IR blaster to any IR device.
Not sure where this type of product is sold at retail in Canada, but it may be a consideration for what you are trying to accomplish.
IR bender, blaster, extender, repeater.... ;)
When I first read your post, I thought there was some sort of passive non-electrical device like a "light tube" or some sort of mirror that actually bent the IR to the device.
Here is the "RF Remote or IR Repeater" thread: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=117598
2011-07-06, 01:02 AM
For the IR repeater, the thread seems to imply the use of complicated coverters. All I want is something that plugs into the IR port on the back of a SA4250 and have the receiver pasted to the top or bottom of the TV. SA calls it an IR blaster cable which I can find all over the US but cannot in Toronto? Anyone know where to buy one in the GTA?
Don't think they're available in Canada. Here's an older thread on the topic.
2011-07-15, 09:30 AM
I use this and its brilliant:-
My Amp, HD box and Xbox can all be controlled from my Logitech remote hidden behind the sofa. The key is it is reliable too!!! You can get them from an online store in toronto, I think i found them on ebay.
2011-08-08, 08:01 PM
can someone tell me how to program my atlas rogers dvr/pvr 5-device to switch to my playstation3 using the video source button. Thanks
2011-08-08, 08:18 PM
Your PS3 uses a bluetooth signal and your rogers remote uses an infra red signal. Your rogers remote won't communicate with the PS3. Logitech makes a dongle adapter that converts an IR signal to bluetooth. Do a search for PS3 Logitech adapter. It works great with many universal remotes, not sure how it would work with the PVR remote.
2011-08-08, 08:32 PM
thanx bud i been going crazy trying to get this to work ,now i know why it won't. but still when I hit the video source button should I a least see a screen with selections ?
The video source button allows you to use the front inputs on the Rogers PVR, but you wouldn't use those for a PS3. Also, if properly programmed to control your TV, sometimes the video source button can cycle through the various inputs on the TV, but no guarantees as each make/model TV is different.
Since you didn't provide any information on your equipment, we're shooting in the dark. Tell us all your equipment (makes and models) and how the equipment is connected to each other, what you're trying to do and then we might be able to assist further.
See the following FAQ on Cables & Connections:
And the following post, useful for those new to the forum- FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:
2011-08-08, 11:41 PM
Go here and program the TV device key for your television: http://www.urcsupport.com/html.php?page_id=361. Once you're done, you can press the TV button on the remote and then 'Video Source' to cycle through the inputs. Press the Cable button when you want to switch the key mappings back to your cable box.
2011-08-09, 12:54 AM
you can simplify it even easier and make the source button control your tv's input no matter what device is selected on your remote.
this is pretty usefull for older folks like my parents who change inputs often, my dad gets very frustrated when he is in "cable" mode and wants to change to video input to watch a blue ray and has to press buttons in this specific order: tv -> video source -> dvd -> power ->play ->stop -> tv -> video source -> cable
i reduced the keypresses in half, my dad is very happy. i think i just made a macro of the key, that was it
2011-10-03, 10:05 AM
Ever since getting my cable box at the end of march, my remote has not worked properly, I was never able to adjust my cable box volume through my remote even after pressing the cable button it would only adjust my TV volume. Earlier today I finally got sick of it and was reading online about how to reprogram my remote and I reprogrammed my remote, the code I got from online was 9-9-3. Now I have an even more annoying problem, I can only change the cable box volume, even when I press the TV button. I can still turn my TV off through the remote and change my video source but thats about it. Is there any way to program it so that when I press the TV button then the volume it adjusts the TV volume, and when I press the cable button then the volume it adjusts the cable box volume? My TV is Samsung LN32B360 32" LCD, my cable box is Pace HD cable box, I do not know the exact model number, and I have UEI Remote. Please help me:)
Also: When I adjust my volume my cable button flashes twice.
2011-10-04, 10:12 PM
some of the newer tvs wont take to the rogers remote some will a large amount of rca tvs sold @ walmart wont work with the rogers remotes as a contractor for rogers i have to deal with this daily even manually entering codes doesnt work sometimes!!
2011-10-08, 12:42 PM
But it was working on my tv before, thats the weird thing.
Post 5 of the following SA FAQ contains links that should allow you to download the operating manual for your specific remote. You have programmed in a "Global Volume Lock", which it appears you don't want. I suggest however, that the best way to control volume is to set the STB volume to "fixed" and set the global volume lock to control the TV's volume all the time, otherwise you often end up with poor signal to noise ratio on the audio.
You can also set up a "Master Power" option to turn all your devices on/off at the same time. I also suggest you get an SA/Cisco STB since the Pace ones were always a pain.
Here's a useful post:
2011-10-15, 04:49 PM
I picked up a Innovage Jumbo Universal Remote for my mother as she is legally blind and can no longer see the buttons on her Rogers remote. I'm trying to program it to operate her Cisco Explorer 4642HD but I can't find the code for that box. Can anyone help? Thx.
Could be listed under a different name. Scientific Atlanta, Rogers, Explorer, URC, Time Warner, etc?