Bell 4K Whole-Home PVR & Xbox One S device control
I have a Bell 4K Whole Home PVR VIP5662 receiver.
I'm trying to set it up to be controllable by my Xbox One S with Kinect - but the remote code is missing.
I believe the problem is to do with the Bluetooth remote - do I have to switch it to IR mode somehow?
People are using universal IR remotes with the 4K box, so that works. I don't know the process to make the XBOX ONE control a STB and if it is compatible. Note that the 4K box uses different IR codes than other Fibe receivers. See this post:
I've tried that, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. Is there any way to tell if the box has switched to IR mode?
In Xbox setup, it cannot detect the box automatically. If I manually search for VIP5662, the only matching entry that appears is "Bell Fibe TV VIP5662W". But none of the commands sent by the Xbox to change the channel, power on/off etc work.
It's possible the PVR firmware was updated to automatically re-pair with the Bluetooth remote in the case of a power failure. Try removing the batteries from the Bluetooth remote, then pull the power on the PVR. When it boots up, it might search for the Bluetooth remote for a few minutes, give up and default to IR.
If that doesn't work, try following this link up to step 5 and choose "Factory Settings."
1. Pulled out batteries from remote
2. Pulled power cord from PVR, waited 30 seconds. Re-inserted power cord and waited for PVR to boot up.
3. Waited 10 minutes after PVR booted up, the re-inserted remote batteries.
4. In under a second, the bluetooth light on the PVR came back on and the remote is connected via bluetooth again. Back to square one.
No luck. I tried that, and the box simply won't respond to any commands from the XBox.
I notice that Bell sell an IR remote - Slim Remote: User guide and Support from Bell Fibe TV
I wonder if this is compatible with the VIP5662 ? I simply can't seem to find any information about whether or not this receiver is capable of using IR.