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Comcast X1 and Martin Logan remotes
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Post 1 made on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 20:04
Rpurkie
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Hi, New on this forum and need some help.
The ML sound bar has the ability to learn other remotes. When I use the ML learn feature it will learn the command from the Comcast XR2 remote (power, vol, channel) but will also change vol or channel when I push other functions on the remote, ie guide, info, last etc. Bottom line from ML is the xr2 sends a control command along with feature command and it confuses the ML.
Has anyone solved this issue or found a universal remote that will work?

Thanks Rob
Sony KDL 46HX800, RM-YD040
Comcast X1 cable box with XR2 remote
Martin Logan sound bar OEM remote
Comcast Xfinity X1, XR2 remote,
Martin Logan sound bar with OEM remote,
Sony KDL 46hx800 tv, OEM remote
Post 2 made on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 22:30
3FG
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The Comcast Xfinity X1 uses the XMP IR protocol, which is notoriously difficult to learn.  It does not employ control commands followed by feature commands, but I doubt there is anything you can do to the ML remote to make it learn the XMP protocol.

Of course any Harmony line of remotes can handle all of your components.  A Sony RM-VLZ620 is much cheaper, and it can shoot the Sony and Xfinity signals out of the box, and can learn the ML signals.
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 23:42
Rpurkie
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Thanks 3FG,
I will check out the Sony remote.
After posting on the forum I came across an attachment for my IPAD called L5 universal remote. Do you know if it will work with the XR2 and the ML?

Thanks again, Rob
Comcast Xfinity X1, XR2 remote,
Martin Logan sound bar with OEM remote,
Sony KDL 46hx800 tv, OEM remote
Post 4 made on Monday December 9, 2013 at 01:47
3FG
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Sorry, I don't.
OP | Post 5 made on Monday December 9, 2013 at 23:44
Rpurkie
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Success, at least for now.
I purchased the Sony remote today and was able to setup for the X1, LM and Sony functions I wanted.
Power on and off is not perfect but will work for now.
Thanks again to 3FG.
Happy Holidays to all.
Comcast Xfinity X1, XR2 remote,
Martin Logan sound bar with OEM remote,
Sony KDL 46hx800 tv, OEM remote
Post 6 made on Friday December 13, 2013 at 11:02
cschaepe
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On December 8, 2013 at 22:30, 3FG said...
The Comcast Xfinity X1 uses the XMP IR protocol, which is notoriously difficult to learn. It does not employ control commands followed by feature commands, but I doubt there is anything you can do to the ML remote to make it learn the XMP protocol.

Of course any Harmony line of remotes can handle all of your components. A Sony RM-VLZ620 is much cheaper, and it can shoot the Sony and Xfinity signals out of the box, and can learn the ML signals.

Would this be why my new Denon X4000 remote cannot control anything on the X1 box? I do have a Harmony One but wanted my wife to have the Denon remote to have full control of my components rather than just use the lame x1 remote.
OP | Post 7 made on Sunday December 15, 2013 at 20:07
Rpurkie
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3FG is better qualified to answer your question than me but I will say yes. (:-)
Until now I have not had any success with OEM universal remotes controlling a "Comcast" cable box. The Sony RM-VLZ620 is very configurable. If it's not listed by a code the Sony can either learn by pointing at the unit until the unit turns off, or you can point the units remote at the Sony remote and teach it, or you can customize individual buttons.
Not bad for $25.
Comcast Xfinity X1, XR2 remote,
Martin Logan sound bar with OEM remote,
Sony KDL 46hx800 tv, OEM remote


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