Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stafford, Virginia
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I just got off the phone with Vizio tech support, where I was basically complaining about the lack of discrete codes, esp. for input selection, and the inability to label the inputs, and also the inability to turn off unused inputs. This makes setting up a reliable macro in a programmable remote almost impossible.
I thought I was going to have to shell out $$$ for a Denon AVR-2807 or another of the newer HT receivers with HDMI support to accomplish my goal.
However, the Vizio tech support guy had a good idea for a workaround. On the remote, there are buttons labeled "AV", "Analog HD", and "Digital HD". These are shortcuts to the S-video, component, and HDMI inputs respectively. They will select the first input initially and when pressed again will toggle to the second. Using this information, you can assemble an IR macro that will select the exact input you want. At most it will take three IR codes--for example, if you want to select Digital HD 2, you send "AV"-"Digital HD"-"Digital HD". The preceding "AV" command is there to ensure the first Digital HD command selects Digital HD 1.