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Post 7 made on Saturday January 23, 2010 at 17:48
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I didn't list the EFCs for quite a few of the functions, because a stock Comcast remote with a red Select/OK button simply can't generate Sony IR signals which are sent to device 16.16, so while the EFCs are known, you can't use them. Well, you could enter them in, but unless you have a Sony DVD changer, they won't do anyting.

Your choices are to get a grey button Comcast remote (a downgrade for the most part), buy a remote that has setup code Audio 1658, 1858 or Video 1903, 1981, or get a JP1 cable which would allow you to upload an upgrade to your Comcast remote.

The JP1 cable costs $35 shipped. The most obvious replacement remote is the RCA RCRP05B ($20 at Best Buy) but there are quite a few older models which will fit the bill, including Atlas remotes provided by many other cable companies. A OneForAll URC-8820 or 10820 is another fairly new remote which will work.

The JP1 cable offers the most flexibility. For example, a Comcast remote actually has 4 devices built-in, even though there are only CBL, TV and AUX buttons. I control 6 components with a Comcast remote, by using all 4 devices. And you don't have to enter a bunch of 5 digit EFCs; you just send them in from a computer file. Of course, there is a learning curve as you find out all the possible ways you can set up a remote.

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