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Sony Home Theatre System and a Comcast remote...HELP!
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Post 31 made on Thursday April 15, 2010 at 22:43
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I'm pretty sure that something has gone awry in assigning the EFCs to the keys.

Press AUX (assuming you have 31758 assigned to it)
1) Press Setup until 2 blinks
2) Enter 994 (should get 2 blinks)
3) Press Setup briefly
4) Enter 32975
5) Press Vol+
Should get 2 blinks.

I'm very sure that this will work. Also see post #5 in this thread to setup Volume Punchthrough so that the Sony volume will be activated even if you are in CBL or TV mode.
Post 32 made on Friday April 16, 2010 at 08:02
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Awesome! Thank you very much, works perfectly now. I knew when I clicked into that JP1 site I was in way over my head. You have been very helpful giving me the exact steps to take - and I don't have to toggle between AUX and CBL anymore, YAY!!
Post 33 made on Saturday November 13, 2010 at 11:55
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night mode - 08910

In case anyone was interested
Post 34 made on Saturday November 13, 2010 at 16:23
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I have a Comcast Red OK remote and am trying to get the HDMI 1-4 and night mode functions to work. I tried the above 08910 and the night mode didn't work. I'm beginning to think I'll need a JP1 cable to do any of this.
Post 35 made on Saturday November 13, 2010 at 23:55
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Please tell us which model number you have. This thread was originally about Sony HTIB systems. The 08910 EFC applies to those. On the other hand, Sony receivers will respond to 08908 or 08904 for night mode.

HDMI inputs for receivers are signaled using device.subdevice of 16.40. The Comcast red button remote cannot send those signals.

I'm not aware of HTIB system codes for HDMI inputs.
Post 36 made on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 00:35
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I have a Sony STR-DH810. The 08904 code worked for the Night Mode. I was looking at hifi-remote.com and trying to make sense of those codes, but I'm just not getting it.
Post 37 made on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 02:52
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Well, 08904 is Sony15, device 176, function number 32. So you have a normal Sony receiver. Unfortunately, the Comcast remote isn't able to send the HDMI signals, which use Sony20, device 16, subdevice 40.

You either need a JP1.3 flash cable or buy a:

RCA RCRP05B (Walgreens, Best Buy $20)
OnForAll URC-8820N (may be really cheap at Sears right now.)
Use setup code 2172.
Post 38 made on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 18:36
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I'll probably get the JP1 cable. I have another Comcast remote for the upstairs DVR that I need to program a few buttons for as well, so the JP1 sounds like an easier solution. What software do you recommend to program the remotes? I've found a few versions out there.
Post 39 made on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 19:00
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All of the available software is at hifi-remote.com.

I recommend that you use RMIR, since it is the latest software and the one which is getting most of the development attention.

Just for history, originally the task of taking IR signals and converting them to data that can be used by a protocol executor (a subroutine in the remote) was done in the Excel spreadsheet called KeymapMaster, and the task of organizing and uploading the data to the remote was handled by IR.exe.

Later the development of the Java program RemoteMaster was undertaken, and its primary role was to replace KeymapMaster.  Over the last couple of years, IR.exe was also significantly enhanced.

At present, the primary developer of IR.exe has joined forces with the primary developer of RemoteMaster, and RMIR is a single program which does everything. 

Make sure that you get a cable intended for JP1.3 remotes (also called flash remotes).  You can make one yourself which attaches to a serial port, but I recommend buying one that can plug into a USB port, and IMO the one to get is made by Tommy Tyler.

The USB chips in it are made FTDI, and are natively supported by Windows Vista and 7.  FTDI have drivers which work with Linux and Macs.
Post 40 made on Monday December 27, 2010 at 20:09
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May I confirm that I understand this thread correctly: the Comcast remote (dark grey with the red OK/Select button) will NOT operate the Sony Dream System? Thanks.
Post 41 made on Monday December 27, 2010 at 21:10
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The Comcast remote will operate many of the functions of Sony Dream systems, but not all. Post 2 of this thread lists most of the functions used by these systems, and if the function is followed by a 5 digit number, the Comcast can send it. A function without a 5 digit number can't be sent.
Post 42 made on Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 09:35
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Terrific - thanks. So far, I'm only able to either control power or control volume, but not both. Any clue what Im doing wrong?
Post 43 made on Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 23:20
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Have you read post #2 in this thread? It tells how to make this work. You basically need to assign EFCs for every function, using setup code 31758.

But to answer your question, no I have no clue what you're doing wrong, because you didn't provide any information. I suppose that you mean that you tried a couple of setup codes which gave extremely limited control. So I wonder if you actually read post #2?
Post 44 made on Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 19:50
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I need some help and guidance. Equipment Sony VCR model SLV-960HF, Comcast Remote gray buttons w/red ok/select. I can control VCR on off, forward, rewind, ff, play, rec, menu, exit. Cannot send execute to set clock on the menu.

I also have a SONY TV Remote, RM-Y168 that can turn off Sony VCR, but nothing else.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Post 45 made on Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 23:15
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Sony have used both device 11 and 186 for VCR codes. I'm going to assume that you are using setup code Video 20032 (would be 0032 on gray OK/Select remotes), and assigning to the AUX device mode.

Try the following EFCs for Execute:
00094 (I expect this one to work)
00202 (although this one will probably also act as play if you're not in a menu.

Actually, the OK/Select button has 00094 assigned to it at the factory, but the remote is setup for Cable Channel Lock, which means that all digits, Ch+/-, and OK/Select are routed to the cable box regardless of device mode. You can shut off Cable Channel Lock, but in fact it is normally a good idea, and instead assigning the EFC to OK/Select will override the Channel Lock for that button.
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