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(I am new so sorry if this is covered elsewhere.) I just connected a new Cogeco box to my Samsung TV. I want to use my HDMI cable and my box remote to turn both box and TV on /off and control volume , channels etc. Cogeco says I can't do it and need to use component cables plus RCA audio which works OK but it isn't what I want. Future Shop tells me they can set it up the way I want it for $50. Can I find the codes required to do what I want ? Thanks for your help.
 

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Read the operating manual for your remote control - small white booklet. You need to enter the correct code for the TV into the remote control, then you need to set "master power" or whatever it's called so that it turns the TV and the STB on/off at the same time, then you need to set "volume lock" or whatever it's called to control the TV volume without having to choose "TV" at the top of the remote.

Here's a post useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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The other option would be to see if you can program your TV remote to control your cable box. I like my TV remote better than my cable box remote.
 

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I have 2 Samsungs..... 1 LCD, 1 Plasma. the remotes aren't programmable.
 

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www.urcsupport.com
They have a search engine to search by model number of your tv and have instructions how to use Master power, Channel control lock and Volume lock. What type of cables you use has no bearing on whether or not the remote can be programmed for universal functions.
 
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