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Remote for Comcast RNG-110
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Post 1 made on Thursday January 14, 2010 at 11:24
KoalaGrabber
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Hello all, I'm looking for a remote that will work with Comcast's new RNG110 set-top cable box. I've done some research and it seems certain remotes are having trouble, specifically the URC MX series. I'm at the consumer level and don't want to spend more than $100 on a remote. My complete component list is:

-Comcast RNG-110 set-top box
-Sherwood Receiver RX-4105
-Sharp TV LC-26D40U

I'd like to have a fairly good shot at it working the first time. I'm not an audiophile. And I don't want to deal with returning stuff over and over.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Post 2 made on Thursday January 14, 2010 at 13:15
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Sure,
The cheapest approach is to buy a RCA RCRP05B, or OneForAll URC-8820N or 10820N (make sure it is a N suffix and not B01). The RCA is easiest to get--$20 at Best Buy.

Use Cable 1982
Audio 1077 or 2169
TV 1602

If you have a Comcast remote with the red Select/OK button, you can test TV 11602 (5 dgits--the leading 1 signifies TV to that remote) to make sure that setup code works.

Hifi-remote.com has all the individual function codes for the Sherwood, so we can program any functions which are missing in the universal-- like dimmer or tone controls. All functions for a LC-45D40U (very similar to yours) are also listed.

Note that the RNG-110 uses the XMP protocol. I don't know of any learning remote which can successully learn these IR signals. So any lower cost URC won't work. Harmony remotes may work, and offer a LCD screen which can have custom labels. However, if a given function isn't in the database, it is pretty difficult to get Logitech to add the function .

The cheap remotes I listed above have the most capability for programming, but don't have backlights or customizable button names.
Post 3 made on Thursday January 14, 2010 at 17:19
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Note that the RNG-110 uses the XMP protocol. I don't know of any learning remote which can successully learn these IR signals. So any lower cost URC won't work.

Not necessarily. URC has added this into their preprogrammed remotes but, as stated, they most likely won't learn if it's not there already.
Post 4 made on Thursday January 14, 2010 at 19:56
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Is there a list of URC remotes which will work? It doesn't sem like there have been new <$100 URC remotes announced lately. Perhaps the setup has been added to existing models that have been manufactured recently?

In other words, how can a purchaser at a store or website know that a particular URC remote has the right code?
Post 5 made on Friday January 15, 2010 at 19:27
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In URC's case, the only way to know for sure would be to see if the remote can accept their cable box code 113 (open the box, initiate programming, input the code) since you cannot tell what version of IR database is in the remote when you buy it. My MX450 built in 09/08 has the code 113.
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday January 16, 2010 at 03:17
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So, I after some research (and checking out the suggestions), I went with a Sony RM-VL610. It works fine. Although, it could be better. One way would be is to have a "setup state" of some sort that let's you save the "state of your setup". For instance, I want to watch my TV using the cable box functions while using the receivers volume control (not the TV's). I have to switch to each component in order to use the specific functions. It all works fine and dandy . . . but I can see how I am about to become a RemoteGeek here shortly. Better functionality. Programmable. Oooohboy, my wife's gonna' freak.

Anyway, thanks to everyone here. I'll be back on soon to check things out.
Post 7 made on Friday July 8, 2011 at 18:30
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Does anyone know if a universal remote that will work with the RGN110 that has a clock function so that we can turn on STB and TV on in the morning?
Post 8 made on Saturday July 9, 2011 at 14:39
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Crestron, AMX, Elan, RTI, and Control4 all have remote systems that can do this, but doesn't the box itself have a timer built into it?
"You can't fix stupid."
Post 9 made on Sunday January 22, 2012 at 14:30
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No there is no built in timer function in the RNG110.


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