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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-02-10, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Scientific Atlanta STB - MCE IR Blaster not working

Hi there,

I've got a Scientific Atlanta IPN-330HD set top box for Telus TV. I've been trying for weeks to get the MCE IR blaster to change the channel on it, with no success. Does anyone have any tips to get IR blasters working with reticent STBs?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-03-05, 03:49 AM
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On another discussion (, one person had some success using another remote (other than the one that came with the STB) to teach Windows Media Center how to control the IPN330HD STB. I tried that with my Harmony 520, which can control the STB, but no luck. Also on that thread one person had success using the STB's remote to teach Windows Media Center, but I haven't. I can't get past the "press and hold 0".
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-03-07, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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I found a tip that I had success in programming the numbers by doing. When it asks you to press 0, press 0 and hold it. While still holding the 0 down, cover the front of the remote with your hand to break the beam. When it asks you to press 0 again, take your hand away. It seemed to accept that.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2009-04-14, 09:09 PM
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Choose Verizon

I tried the point away, break the beam tricks but never was able to get the remote to work. I decided I was going to give up on the HTPC idea if this last attempt did not work. I selected manual configure tv signal, yes to remote, 3 numbers, no to press ok or enter. When it came to the manufacturer list, I scrolled through the whole list and found Verizon. Oh a whim I chose that and selected the single entry. After that my MCE remote works like a charm changing channels with the channel +/- and number buttons.
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