I have a Motorola DCT3416 from Comcast. I only record HD programming (+/- 25 hours fills it up), and watch about 90% off the DVR and 10% live. Obviously the 30 second channel skip that I programmed into the remote that came with this DVR (I'd call it a silver color on top and black on the bottom) is a REAL TIME SAVER! I just picked up a second box from Comcast to record lots of Olympics programming while the rest of the family is out of town. The new box, also from Motorola is RNG200N, another number on the bottom is DCX3501. The remote LOOKS identical, except that the top is gray. I programmed the same 30 second skip that I used in the 3416 remote into the RNG200N/DCX3501 remote, and it does not work!
So, now the experiementing begins. The silver colored remote for the old 3416 will control the new RNG200N/DCX3501, including the 30 second channel skip. The new remote for the RNG200N/DCX3501 will not control the 3416 at all: however, it does control the box it was made for with the exception of the 30 second skip I programmed into it. Is there a different procedure for programming the 30 second skip into the RNG200N/DCX3501 remote control (the one with the gray top)? If not, the remote for the DCT3416 if worth it's weight in gold ..... well, maybe not literally, depending on the value you place on your time. Can anyone help me please?