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Can anyone else confirm this? For me only 30 seconds and 5 minutes work on the page up/down command.
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I have ordered the x1 boxes (one dvr and two satellites) and expect them to be delivered next week. My current set up has all of the boxes located out of site in a closet. They are all controlled by a URC RF remote, which of course broadcasts its signal to a RF receiver which then converts the signal into IR, and delivers these via flashers. I understand the new XR2 remote is RF (and IR as well, I assume). Can the X1 box receive directly the RF command from my URC remote, or will I still have to convert that signal to IR like I presently do?

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I think the X1 RF function would only work with supplied remote.

Note this too, the RF only works with the DVR STB's. It's a shame they didn't include that in the satellite PR150's. But they do have an IR port on the back for IR receivers.

I hope you like X1. I do.

They need to add more discrete IR commands, though for those of that use custom remotes. Like for my Harmony One, there's no DVR, Live, skip forward (30 sec) buttons on the XR2, and XR5. They got rid of a lot of buttons from the old remote.
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Thanks Capt. In reading the posts here, it looks as if you can switch the 5 minute skip to a 30 second skip by reconfiguring the DVR box. Right now, my DVR is a SA8300 which I think only has the 5 minute skip. Another missing command is discrete power on and off commands. Does the X!/XR2 have this. Right now I just never "power" it down, although that creates issues if there has been a power outage or sum such.

If you don't have a guide command, how to you access it. From a menu I assume. Perhaps you can create a macro to simulate the guide button?

How do you get to the DVR page if there is no button. Again, can a macro be created to simulate this button.

Sounds like there might be a lot of programming work and angst to get this setup working!!
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Sounds like there might be a lot of programming work and angst to get this setup working!!
There are no discrete power commands.

You access Guide, DVR, On Demand, Apps, Search, and Settings by toggling the Menu key. I don't think a macro would work. Because it doesn't always go back to a set point.

Edit: Sorry, there is a Guide button.
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go thru your normal proceedure to change the skip forward time, but use 0300 instead of 0030. 0300 is 300 seconds, which if my math is right, 5 minutes.
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I have been able to set my X1 DVR box to skip forward 30 seconds when page+ is pressed. However, I have been unable to do this on the X1 satellite boxes. What this means is that the skip forward is 30 seconds when you are watching a recording on the DVR, but 5 minutes when you are watching a recording on a satellite box. Anyone out there know a work around for this. Exit, Exit, Exit, 0,0,3,0 does not work on the satellite box.
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I've been reading through this thread because I have the same aim: control a Comcast X1 box with an old silver (red OK button) Comcast remote. It's my understanding that the program code is 01982 for the X1 box. I've programmed buttons separately in the past, so I know what's that about, but I'd rather not search through 255 functions to find what controls CH+ and CH-, let alone power.

For my box, 01982 on my silver remote does nothing in terms of controlling the X1 unfortunately. Any other suggestions? Appreciated.
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The posted EFCs have been confirmed by some to work. My guess is you don't really have it on 1982. Many cable remotes come code locked. If you don't get 2 blinks, it's locked. Follow the manual instructions in my wiki link to unlock it, then try again. There are 2 sets of EFCs posted. The second one is probably your best bet (the Spoiler one), unless someone can confirm which set is good. If someone could confirm exactly what works, that would be very useful.
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OMG I just realized that while I was going through this forum, I had 2 tabs/threads going, and I had accidentally replied to the wrong one... Here is my original post:
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First time poster here...

First of all, I want to say, ALL YOU GUYS ROCK! I learned so much on this thread and was able to accomplish what I thought was only a dream! I was really worried I was gonna be stuck using 2 remotes (one for tv/dvr, one for volume/receiver/input) and/or having to shell out for a fancy shmancy univeral remote. They put a lot of thought into the X1 dvr stb, but apparently not into the design of their remote (what, we don't run our tvs through a receiver or anything?!?!).

Onto my question... I am still trying to wrap my head around identifying the EFC code finder thing(?) for a specific button, and without getting far figuring it, I figured maybe I can ask you pros, experts, and knowledgeable ones and ask what the green D button on the x1 remote's EFC code is and/or how else I can transfer it to my old silver/black/red OK button comcast remote? I figure I'd like to assign it to the FAV button, Help button, or any of the picture-in-picture buttons. It's really the only thing missing,

actually...one thing I noticed that I was a bit disappointed with is the waste of the button of "MyDVR." I would rather try and make use of it, but I can't imagine where to begin and maybe you experts might have an idea. Maybe a macro of some sort...but pressing the menu/xfinity button doesn't start in one spot (just the last spot you were looking at).

and I just wanted to confirm (i intended to ask this to the xfinity rep to confirm about my programming tomorrow), is there no way to watch standard definition channels any longer??? (the HD channels in my area are in the 700's, but when I try and see channel 2, it goes directly to 702) It does this spouting "based on your video preferences" goes automatically to the HD version of this...

in any case, I appreciate any attention/consideration given and thank you guys in advanced...


P.S. Just confirming that there is a blank on my output resolution as well, after inputting 1080p60HD. But, confirming it on my TV, at least it actually is displaying at 1080p versus 1080i!

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So...just updating...It seems that I had inadvertently turned on a certain setting that I was unfamiliar with (auto-tune HD) that didn't allow me to watch a SD channel...

But i'd still like to see if I can't EFC apply the D/Green button to my old Comcast remote...

Thanks again in advanced!
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The lack of a My DVR or list command on the X1 is deplorable.

You're right, I don't think it's possible to build a macro for that as the Xfinity Menu never starts in the same place.

I've begged Comcast to add this functionality for custom installs/universal remote users.

But considering they didn't even include a TV input button on the new remotes, I don't think we can count on that anytime soon.

The remote design team should be horse whipped wink.gif.
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I've been reading through this thread because I have the same aim: control a Comcast X1 box with an old silver (red OK button) Comcast remote. It's my understanding that the program code is 01982 for the X1 box. I've programmed buttons separately in the past, so I know what's that about, but I'd rather not search through 255 functions to find what controls CH+ and CH-, let alone power.

For my box, 01982 on my silver remote does nothing in terms of controlling the X1 unfortunately. Any other suggestions? Appreciated.

I had this same problem. I've discovered that the newer remotes that Comcast issues with the "Xfinity" brand do not work with the X1. Try to acquire a remote that is "Comcast" branded and it will work. The remote must have "Comcast" written near the bottom of the remote instead of "Xfinity." The Silver and gray "Comcast" remotes both work with the X1 using code 01982. There is one difference though. The gray ones work fine. On the silver ones the exit button does not work. The exit button on the silver remote, however, can be made functional with code 39877. To learn how to key map and whatever I use this source: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_use_a_Motorola_DVR/Programming_the_Remote

Hope this helps.
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anyone know how to EFC code the yellow A button to the old silver remote?

I'd really appreciate it...thanks!

If anyone wishes to know (through complete luck and even if it is listed as a "guide" button), the EFC code for the yellow A button is 18885; you can test it by pressing Setup18885.

Hope this helps those like me...
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Thanks, but I posted that code, among others, 7 months ago in post #10. To find all other functions, one only needs to try each code. But nobody in this thread cares enough to spend half an hour to try them all.
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Thanks, but I posted that code, among others, 7 months ago in post #10. To find all other functions, one only needs to try each code. But nobody in this thread cares enough to spend half an hour to try them all.

Ah, so you did. Sorry about that...overlooked the spoiler tags. It would've saved me a lot of trouble...
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0500 (500 seconds) would be 8 mintues and 33 seconds
5 minutes is 300 seconds, so use 0300.

Sorry, for clarity I need to correct the statement quoted above.

The entry is in seconds, i.e. 0030 = 30 seconds, 0500 = 500 seconds etc. 500 / 60 = 8.333 minutes, NOT 8 Min. and 33 Seconds. To avoid confusion 0500 = 8 minutes and 20 seconds (0.333333 * 60 = 19.99999) 19.99999 rounded up is 20 seconds.

However, unless something has been discovered of which I'm not aware, the only 2 options for programming the skip are 0030 for 30 second skip and 0500 to return the box to it's original setting of 5 minutes. Whether or not 0500 actually causes the box to skip exactly 5 minutes, I am unable to ascertain. From the latest info I could find, nobody has offered proof of any other code working...e.g.. that 0045 would skip 45 seconds and so on.

Please let me know if there is recent news on programming the skip.

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Re: X1 Remote and IR / Harmony Remote.

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***** Solution *******

 

There are two options to update your Harmony One Remote, one worked for me the other didn't::

 

1) Downloaded software (Version 7.0.0 or something)

2) Online remote software on the Logitech website (Support -> Harmony Online Support) 

 

When adding a device using option 1 the system didn't recognize the DVR no matter how I entered it. I tried Xfinnity X1, PACE, ect...nothing worked and I got an error saying "none of your devices can change a channel. 

 

Solution: Use option 2 online and simply enter the device manufacture as "Xfinnity" and model as "X1". It recognized it immediately, populated ALL of the commands, and works perfectly. 

 

So...the software doesn't work but the online updating program works! 

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I have tried without success to gate my Silver Comcast (red OK) Remote to work fully with my Pace X1 DVR Box. I have the Silver Remot working with my Pace X1 DVR using the 01982 code but the "Exit" button does not work. I have tried using the 39877 EFC code, got the remote to blink twice, but still have not gotten the "Exit" button to work........anyone have anyother ideas on how I can get the "Exit" button to work?
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I have tried without success to gate my Silver Comcast (red OK) Remote to work fully with my Pace X1 DVR Box. I have the Silver Remot working with my Pace X1 DVR using the 01982 code but the "Exit" button does not work. I have tried using the 39877 EFC code, got the remote to blink twice, but still have not gotten the "Exit" button to work........anyone have anyother ideas on how I can get the "Exit" button to work?
What's your procedure exactly for assigning that EFC to Exit?
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This is the procedure I used.....and the EFC I used was 39877.... and after fiddiling around with it again I was able to get the EXIT key to work!

Remap a Key[edit]
This is the general procedure for remapping. Several common mapping options specific to the Motorola DVR are listed below.


(Option) Press and release the device key to make it the default. (I press the Cable Button)

Press and hold the "Setup" button until a device key blinks twice.

Type in the code 994. A device key will blink twice.

Press the key to get the code from. This can be:

Another button with an existing code or,
Press and release "Setup", then type in a 3- or 5-digit code. The code is called an 'Extended Function Code' (EFC). Most of the silver remotes use 5-digit codes. Most others use 3-digits. In most cases, you just add '00' to the front of the 3-digit code to get a 5-digit code (00173 = 173).

Press and release the button you want to put the code on. (I press the Exit Button)

If the remap is successful, a device key will blink twice.
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Glad you got it working. You must have mistyped the code before. There are more thorough instructions in my signature.
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the light silver comcast remotes

hello ....thank you so much for this thread and advice ..... using your 01982 code i have one remote that works with my samsung x1 dvr ... its the DARK gray version ...but the rest of my remotes are light silver .... they all blink twice after holding down the setup button ...but nothing works after entering 01982

can you please tell me what steps i need to take to get the light silver ones to work?


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they just installed the new Comcast x1 system, and it seems to work fine.<br><br>
but everything I read says the old Comcast remote controls work with this box, but mine don't<br>
I have the silver with red 'ok' button version<br><br>
any ideas? does it need to be reprogrammed?<br><br>
I cant get another x1 remote since they are in such short supply here, so I NEED to get the old ones working<br><br>
thanks!<br><br>
mark
Just so every one knows the 01982 code works on most of comcast's current Set Top Boxes (STBs) all X1 boxes no matter what model uses this code X1 Boxes are made by Motorola, Samsung, Pace, Arris and Cisco. Older boxes that work with that 01982 code are any HD Scientific Atlanta Boxes and any Cisco Box afterwords since Cisco bought out Scientific Atlanta

To program the Silver remote for any cable box Comcast or what ever consult the UEI Device website for the codes. all the UEI Device codes also work on the XR2 and XR5 series remotes (the Black X1 remotes) the X1 remotes work on all Cisco and all Scientific Atlanta Boxes that use the 01982 code with out having to reprogram the remote.

To setup the Silver 3-device old style Comcast Remote press the CABLE button then hold the SETUP button until the CABLE Button blinks red twice then enter 982 hold the SETUP button and enter the code for what ever box you like to program the remote for using the code from the UEI Device Website. For the X1 boxes, CISCO RNG, and newer Scientific Atlanta Explorer Boxes that code is 01982 (it just so happens to be the year I was born so it was easy to remember) all the old Silver codes work on the XR2 and XR5 remotes they in theory should also work on the voice remote but those who have the voice remote knows that the voice remote does not take all the codes listed one of the more popular TV codes that the voice remote will reject is 10001 which is the default Sony Code which Sony has been using for more than 10 years.

To pair the XR2 and XR5 and the Voice remote to use RF aimless functions hold setup until the power button or the led on the top turns green then hit the XFINITY button if you need your TV code that feature will also bring up a list of TV codes on the screen to pair the remote to the TV as well after the remote is paired. THAT WILL NOT WORK ON THE PACE PR150BNC X1 BOXES as it was not designed to natively support the RF Feature an addon device is available but that device does not have the remote pairing information like the Devices Classified as Xi3 or XG1 to unpair the remote so you can use it with another box you can hold the SETUP button until the power or the top led turns green and enter 987.

On the X1 remotes if the code is accepted the remotes power button or led will flash green twice on the old style remote the device button will blink red 4 times. Any time a red light blinks on the X1 remote that means the code was rejected on the old style remote other than after pressing setup if the device button blinks red twice the code was rejected.

Also note not all the X1 TV codes work on the Silver remotes any code starting with a 12 for the X1 remotes will not work on the silver remote If you have such a code you more than likely have a combo device and on the silver remote you may need to program the device for both TV and VCR/DVD to get the remote working properly VCR codes on the old style remote start with a 2 and the TV codes starts with a 1.

Common TV codes 11758 (Default VIZIO) 10756 (Default Toshiba) 10001 (Default Sony)
For those who have a Panasonic TV Combo whether it being a LCD or a CRT the default code is 12174 on the X1 remote. This is one code where the silver remote needs both a TV and a VCR Code (VCR Code controls the Power, TV code Controls the Volume) I dont remember which codes they were for that TV and the silver remote I hope it helps

COMCAST REMOTES WORK ON TIME WARNER CABLE AND OPTIMUM TOO IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT CODES. As for the XR2 and the XR5 they do also work with older boxes as well but the procedure is a little different. Voice Remotes cannot divert from the 01982 code.

Another TIP for X1 Platform Customers If you are having problems with your box hold the EXIT button down for 5 or more seconds while that happens a box comes up on the screen multiple times the longer you hold it the more it happens then press down twice and press the 2 button and your On Screen Box Diagnostics Comes up. Cisco Boxes turn the box off but keep your TV on hold the button in the front of the box for 5 second and your OSD comes up. Older Scientific Atlanta Boxes also turn it off first hold the down button on the front of the box for 5 second and then hit the info button to get your OSD. Motorola boxes hold the Select button on the front of the box then press the ok button and hold both down for 5 seconds after turning the box off.

Great information eh? I happened to be a Ex-Comcast Tech and I currently work at Optimum and Verizon. Optimum here (Ocean/Monmouth) uses the same boxes as Comcast Middlesex and south (except for Trenton [Mercer/Hunterton] and Camden Services Area use Ciscos/Scientific Atlantics and up North Jersey Optimum (Mainly Morris County Optimum) and Comcast up north also uses Motorolas. Service Electric Uses rather lacking Zenith Converters kinda like the old SIGMA converter Comcast used to use [I loved them boxes too bad they got bought out by General Instruments yeah I know it shows my age. I'm only 33 though] ) I would grow up in the Comcast Union New Jersey System in Northern New Jersey (I have floated all over the state for both Comcast and Optimum I have serviced every area under the FCC Cable Share Program In New Jersey which also includes now Blue Ridge and Service Electric) I have a total of 18 years doing cable and phone I have been doing this since I was 18. I have worked in all of Comcast's Freedom Region Since I left Comcast in 2004 being there for almost 4 years with Cablevision/Optimum Under the FCC Cable Share Program which started in March of 2006 I have also worked that entire area for Verizon. Verizon FIOS boxes are some of the worst converters I've ever seen but they get the job done. I love the FiOS modems though they too can use some improvement.
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Just so every one knows the 01982 code works on most of comcast's current Set Top Boxes (STBs) all X1 boxes no matter what model uses this code X1 Boxes are made by Motorola, Samsung, Pace, Arris and Cisco. Older boxes that work with that 01982 code are any HD Scientific Atlanta Boxes and any Cisco Box afterwords since Cisco bought out Scientific Atlanta

To program the Silver remote for any cable box Comcast or what ever consult the UEI Device website for the codes. all the UEI Device codes also work on the XR2 and XR5 series remotes (the Black X1 remotes) the X1 remotes work on all Cisco and all Scientific Atlanta Boxes that use the 01982 code with out having to reprogram the remote.

To setup the Silver 3-device old style Comcast Remote press the CABLE button then hold the SETUP button until the CABLE Button blinks red twice then enter 982 hold the SETUP button and enter the code for what ever box you like to program the remote for using the code from the UEI Device Website. For the X1 boxes, CISCO RNG, and newer Scientific Atlanta Explorer Boxes that code is 01982 (it just so happens to be the year I was born so it was easy to remember) all the old Silver codes work on the XR2 and XR5 remotes they in theory should also work on the voice remote but those who have the voice remote knows that the voice remote does not take all the codes listed one of the more popular TV codes that the voice remote will reject is 10001 which is the default Sony Code which Sony has been using for more than 10 years.

To pair the XR2 and XR5 and the Voice remote to use RF aimless functions hold setup until the power button or the led on the top turns green then hit the XFINITY button if you need your TV code that feature will also bring up a list of TV codes on the screen to pair the remote to the TV as well after the remote is paired. THAT WILL NOT WORK ON THE PACE PR150BNC X1 BOXES as it was not designed to natively support the RF Feature an addon device is available but that device does not have the remote pairing information like the Devices Classified as Xi3 or XG1 to unpair the remote so you can use it with another box you can hold the SETUP button until the power or the top led turns green and enter 987.

On the X1 remotes if the code is accepted the remotes power button or led will flash green twice on the old style remote the device button will blink red 4 times. Any time a red light blinks on the X1 remote that means the code was rejected on the old style remote other than after pressing setup if the device button blinks red twice the code was rejected.

Also note not all the X1 TV codes work on the Silver remotes any code starting with a 12 for the X1 remotes will not work on the silver remote If you have such a code you more than likely have a combo device and on the silver remote you may need to program the device for both TV and VCR/DVD to get the remote working properly VCR codes on the old style remote start with a 2 and the TV codes starts with a 1.

Common TV codes 11758 (Default VIZIO) 10756 (Default Toshiba) 10001 (Default Sony)
For those who have a Panasonic TV Combo whether it being a LCD or a CRT the default code is 12174 on the X1 remote. This is one code where the silver remote needs both a TV and a VCR Code (VCR Code controls the Power, TV code Controls the Volume) I dont remember which codes they were for that TV and the silver remote I hope it helps

COMCAST REMOTES WORK ON TIME WARNER CABLE AND OPTIMUM TOO IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT CODES. As for the XR2 and the XR5 they do also work with older boxes as well but the procedure is a little different. Voice Remotes cannot divert from the 01982 code.

Another TIP for X1 Platform Customers If you are having problems with your box hold the EXIT button down for 5 or more seconds while that happens a box comes up on the screen multiple times the longer you hold it the more it happens then press down twice and press the 2 button and your On Screen Box Diagnostics Comes up. Cisco Boxes turn the box off but keep your TV on hold the button in the front of the box for 5 second and your OSD comes up. Older Scientific Atlanta Boxes also turn it off first hold the down button on the front of the box for 5 second and then hit the info button to get your OSD. Motorola boxes hold the Select button on the front of the box then press the ok button and hold both down for 5 seconds after turning the box off.

Great information eh? I happened to be a Ex-Comcast Tech and I currently work at Optimum and Verizon. Optimum here (Ocean/Monmouth) uses the same boxes as Comcast Middlesex and south (except for Trenton [Mercer/Hunterton] and Camden Services Area use Ciscos/Scientific Atlantics and up North Jersey Optimum (Mainly Morris County Optimum) and Comcast up north also uses Motorolas. Service Electric Uses rather lacking Zenith Converters kinda like the old SIGMA converter Comcast used to use [I loved them boxes too bad they got bought out by General Instruments yeah I know it shows my age. I'm only 33 though] ) I would grow up in the Comcast Union New Jersey System in Northern New Jersey (I have floated all over the state for both Comcast and Optimum I have serviced every area under the FCC Cable Share Program In New Jersey which also includes now Blue Ridge and Service Electric) I have a total of 18 years doing cable and phone I have been doing this since I was 18. I have worked in all of Comcast's Freedom Region Since I left Comcast in 2004 being there for almost 4 years with Cablevision/Optimum Under the FCC Cable Share Program which started in March of 2006 I have also worked that entire area for Verizon. Verizon FIOS boxes are some of the worst converters I've ever seen but they get the job done. I love the FiOS modems though they too can use some improvement.
One more thing not all codes work on the voice remote any code that will work on an older CRT or older non HD LCD/LED TV will not work with the Voice Remote Most TV under 17" no longer use the long time default codes and a new default code as been put in place any TV built before 2010 should not have a working code with the Voice remote if it doesn't still use that original default code from 2003 on. The latest revision of the codes was in 2003 with the release of the dark silver remote with the white XFINITY logo as that is the latest version of the so called DVR silver remote and are the only versions of the remote still used. a lighter silver with a red XFINITY logo is the same remote designed originally for the Motorolas and programmed as such the White logo was to say it was setup for a Cisco Based Box and the red for the Motorolas so the tech does not need to reprogam the remote when installing the new boxes. We actually had to do that here in my systems as the remotes we had originally where for the Motorolas and we used them until UEI came up with the way to tell. Optimum has a similar thing its is the size of the IO button Motorolas has a smaller button while the Ciscos had a bigger one. Both Optimum and Comcast use Remoted Made by UEI. The X1 Remotes are Made by UEI as well.
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One more thing not all codes work on the voice remote any code that will work on an older CRT or older non HD LCD/LED TV will not work with the Voice Remote Most TV under 17" no longer use the long time default codes and a new default code as been put in place any TV built before 2010 should not have a working code with the Voice remote if it doesn't still use that original default code from 2003 on. The latest revision of the codes was in 2003 with the release of the dark silver remote with the white XFINITY logo as that is the latest version of the so called DVR silver remote and are the only versions of the remote still used. a lighter silver with a red XFINITY logo is the same remote designed originally for the Motorolas and programmed as such the White logo was to say it was setup for a Cisco Based Box and the red for the Motorolas so the tech does not need to reprogam the remote when installing the new boxes. We actually had to do that here in my systems as the remotes we had originally where for the Motorolas and we used them until UEI came up with the way to tell. Optimum has a similar thing its is the size of the IO button Motorolas has a smaller button while the Ciscos had a bigger one. Both Optimum and Comcast use Remotes Made by UEI. The X1 Remotes are Made by UEI as well. Newer Codes are implented on the X1 remotes
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