: Rogers Remote Control Programming, Problems and Frustrations!
2007-12-29, 09:48 PM
Help! I bought some new speakers and wanted to hook up the home theater system to take full advantage. Problem is, I can't get the remote to control both the cable box and my Sony de875 receiver volume. I've followed the instructions on the remote (to control the volume on one device using another device mode) but it won't change the volume on the reciever when the cable button is pushed. Sometimes I can get the volume to change by assigning it to the Aux button. But then that causes the programming to stop working on the cable button.
By programming the volume for the receiver on the cable button, should the cable box not control the volume going to the receiver? (or does this not even work?)
Can you not program this remote so that you can control the volume on a receiver and change the channels without pushing two different device mode buttons? Is there another way wire the system to do this?
How I have it wired
cable box > TV (HDMI) for video
cable box > receiver (optical) for audio
edit: I searched the forum and found some postings that addressed this issue. It does not seem that there is a way to control the volume on a receiver and the channels on the pvr using just the cable button mode. Someone PLEASE correct me if you know anything different.
If the remote can control the volume on the AVR (ie, you have the correct code for the AVR on the Aud or Aux button) then simply programme the global volume, sometimes called master volume to the Aud/Aux, not the CBL. Very easy. Then you can leave the remote in CBL mode and the volume will change on the AVR, no matter what device button you press. You cannot then control the volume on any other devices, but there's probably no reason to.
If you want to do anything fancier, you may need a Harmony or similar remote.
2008-01-04, 09:23 AM
I hooked my new Sony HDMI Home Theatre System (DAVX1), to my Sony KDL37M3000 TV and Rogers SA 8300 PVR
HDMI TV in to HDMI out on SA 8300
Digital coax out on SA 8300 to Sony Home theatre Digital Coax IN
HDMI TV in (2) to HDMI out on Sony home theatre
Now my volume seems to only be controlled by the Home theatre and not the TV, which is fine, but I can not seem to figure out how to get the Rogers SA 8300 remote to control the volume for the Sony Home Theatre.
Any suggestions or ideas?
Are there other ways to hook this all up ?
The SA8300HD remote will not control most HTiBs, although you can try a scan of all the possible codes to see if you're lucky... You'll likely need to get a programmable remote like the Harmony.
2008-01-04, 11:40 AM
There is a website that provides the code , but do you know how I can "lock the remote to control volume via HTIB?"
Thank you. That link is in the SA STB FAQ.
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=17719 (post 5)
You lock the volume to the device by using a code outlined in the operating manual for the remote control. This is usually called master volume or global volume. It's very easy once you find the proper section in the remote's operating manual (small white booklet that came with the STB/remote) for your particular remote.
2008-01-04, 01:42 PM
So you are in agreement that would work and allow me to use the Rogers remote to always target the Sony HTIB for volume control.
another item, what is better using the Optical audio output from STB to HTIB or the digital coax from STB to HTIB? Is there any noticeable difference?
If the remote can control the HTiB, then you should be able to set the master/global volume to control that device.
Since you are now asking other questions, I suggest you look at the following post, useful for newbies:
In the FAQs we discuss cables & connections and you will note that there is no difference between an optical or coaxial connection.
Please do not hijack this thread on remotes with questions not related to the remote.
2008-01-12, 09:45 PM
Hi, I have a problem with my remote. I was messing around with my remote with codes and all that trying to make it turn my tv off but now the remote wont even turn off my digitial box. My digital box is a High Definition SA3250. Im not sure of the name of my remote but its the one that says Setup on the top left and "day" on the side of the remote. I just want to be able to turn off my digital box again can anyone help. Also, whats the best Universal remote out there that would work with a digital box?
Read the operating manual for the remote. There are instructions, probably near the end, on how to do a remote reset. That should then allow you to power off the STB.
There are also instructions on how to set the power button to power up/down any number of devices.
2008-01-23, 05:53 PM
I recently got an S.A. Explorer 4250HD with the usual 5-device remote from Rogers upon activation of Basic HD cable. For the most part, it works ok.
However, I'm finding that the remote is UNABLE to recognize some codes which are featured in the included manual! And before anyone asks, the included manual IS the correct one for this unit - the "Atlas" 5-device version.
In particular, the codes which fail to work are:
- All the Microsoft, Xbox, and Windows Media Center PC codes
- The Logitech codes in the Audio Amplifier section.
When I say they "fail to work" I mean that after attemping to type it in, the device light does NOT flash twice, instead there is a "long, solid, light".
(I already know how to properly program device codes onto the remote as I programmed the "Sony" code into the TV button for my Bravia successfully and was able to access all TV features, including the Settings Menu, Input menu, 4-way cursor keys, etc.)
I play DVD's on my Xbox (whose IR port works fine) and I use my Logitech Z5500 as my reciever (whose IR port also works fine) so I'd really like to use my Atlas 5-device remote to control everything.
Any support or tips that are provided will be greatly appreciated.
For codes see the following link, post 5 - for setup information of the STB, see post 1 of the link. For more information on the types of frustrations you encountered, read the earlier posts in this thread.
Also please check out the following post, useful for newbies to the forum.
2008-01-25, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the info, 57.
Unfortunately, the external website identified in post 5 of your link provides the same device codes as listed in the Manual for the Remote - i.e. codes which don't work.
I am beginning to think that Rogers may have applied their own "firmware" (?) to the remotes which essentially "lock out" some of the codes featured in the manual. Is that possible? If so, might there be a way to set the remote to a true "fresh from factory" state without any Rogers customization? Perhaps then all the codes will become accessible.
2008-01-25, 06:07 PM
For what it's worth. When I was programming my remote, I found that I was inadvertently pointing the remote away from the devices I was trying to control. I would suggest anyone claiming that the codes don't work to try programming again while pointing the remote at the devices.
I'm not saying you did this, I'm just saying it is possible...
2008-01-25, 07:12 PM
FYI: When programming the remote with a 4-digit device code, you don't need to have it pointed at anything. All of the codes should be contained within the remote's memory.
You only need to point it at the device if you intend to "verify" it right away, but there is no point to verifying the code if you don't get the "double blink" which signifies the code has "taken".
Thanks for the suggestion though
Interesting that a code designed for the remote would give you a "solid light", instead of the "double blink" confirmation. It may be that you need to try a different device button for it to work properly. For example, use AUX instead of AUD, or something like that.
2008-02-11, 03:50 PM
I have a general question about the remote and the sleep function. Right now I have the rogers remote linked to my tv so that they work together and the volume controls the tv and all that jazz. But, one thing that I'm having a hard time figuring out is how to get the sleep function to turn off both the box and the tv.
Right now when I go through the digital box settings I can go into Timer to turn off the box after x mins. The problem is that this turns off only the box (and not the TV). So after I set the sleep on the box I have to get my old tv remote to set the sleep on the tv so that it turns off as well.
Is there any way to get the rogers remote to activate the sleep on the television?
(I have a Sony TV and the Explorer 940 SD box)
Is there any way to get the rogers remote to activate the sleep on the television?No. Just leave the 940 on, since it draws just as much power on or off. Set a sleep timer on the TV only. And don't plug the TV into the powered outlet on the back of the STB if it has one.
2008-02-12, 05:24 PM
So even if I leave the 940 on, I still have to use the original tv remote to get the sleep timer to turn off the tv. So regardless I still need the two remotes to power things. Is there any way I can make it one remote?
A Harmony, or similar remote, would probably do the trick but that's probably not the answer you were looking for.